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Apple Maps 101: How to View Offline Maps & Get Directions Without Using Any Internet

Whether due to spotty cellular reception or just data that you want to save, popular navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze offer an offline …

New privacy settings in Windows 10 April 2018 Update: What you need to know

With the Windows 10 ($99 at Amazon.com) April 2018 Update -- previously known as Windows 10 Spring Creators Update -- Microsoft gives you greater control of your data and account. After getting to know the new features such as Timeline and nearby sharing and the bigger and better Settings app, …

Windows 10

5 awesome new iPhone features in iOS 11.3 that no one is talking about

It seems like it took forever, but Apple finally released its hotly anticipated iOS 11.3 update on Thursday afternoon. Why would a software update …

Apps

How to save webpages as PDFs and annotate on iPhone & iPad

There are a variety of scenarios where it’s helpful to create a PDF version of a webpage or article. While doing this on a Mac may be more widely known, there’s an easy shortcut on iOS for the functionality as well.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>It can be easy to overlook some of the options in the iOS …

Final Cut

How to use color-coded calendars on Mac, iPhone and iPad to maintain balance in your life

It will surprise no-one to know that I was an early adopter of electronic calendars, starting with a Casio Digital Diary in the early 1990s, followed by a Psion 5mx in 1997. But making the switch from a Filofax to a grayscale PDA did mean giving up one thing I didn’t get back until years later: …

Calendars

How to use Split Screen on iPad

The iPad has an amazing split-screen mode. It’s called Split View, and it lets you use two apps side-by-side. On certain iPads, you can even float a third app over the top. Split View lets you drag and drop text, pictures, links and almost anything else between apps, just like on a Mac or PC. It’s …

Apps

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

MacOS High Sierra

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

Tips and Tricks: Creating and Marking Up PDFs in iOS 11

As a contractor, I can tell you that PDF documents are the industry standard in my world. You don’t have to fuss with security settings or worry about them being altered the same way that you do with a Word doc, or other editable document style. If I am sending a customer a quote, it’s going to be …

Apple Pencil

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Kingston's 7-in-1 USB-C hub saves your MacBook from the dongle life

$80 for better cable management.<p>As sleek and powerful as Apple's latest MacBooks are, one of their shortcomings is the lack of ports and slots, like an SD card reader. And while that's easily fixable with a dongle, things can get tricky if you simultaneously want to charge your computer or pair it …

Apple

11 AirPods Tips And Tricks You Should Know About

Apple’s wireless earbuds — known as the AirPods — have been highly demanded since it was released. Some of the reasons why the AirPods are popular is that being free of wires while listening to audio is very convenient, it pairs with devices quickly and phone calls sound crystal clear.<p>To pair your …

Batteries

14 Things You Can Do in macOS High Sierra That You Couldn't Do Before

macOS High Sierra is heading your way on September 25, and while it’s not packed with major new features to transform your Mac computing experience, …

High Sierra

10 Really Useful macOS Features That You Never Noticed

Much as we love all the new features that roll out with a fresh macOS update every year, we’re also rather partial to those long-standing tools and …

Operating Systems

How to Use Encryption: It's Easy

The past year was a tough one for data security, with consumers being affected by ransomware attacks, phishing scams, and a dizzying number of data …

7 Powerful Free Photo Editors For Making Professional Looking Images

We all want to use and share great-looking images, whether it’s for professional or personal use. And when it comes to creating content for an …

PhotoBulk 2 is an efficient tool for batch editing and watermarking photos

Both photographers and those who publish content online know how often it’s necessary to make quick and repetitive adjustments to batches of images, or to watermark photos and graphics before publishing. Eltima Software recently overhauled their batch editing tool, PhotoBulk, bringing several new …

App Store

How to use Now Playing with Control Center in iOS 11

In iOS 11, Control Center is all new. You have everything on one screen now, rather than having to swipe between music and utilities like your …

Album Art

Here's how to hide iMessage apps in iOS 11

It's always the smallest features that end up being the most annoying.<p>With Apple's big iOS 11 update now rolling out, many users are discovering one …

Here's how to add a microSD card slot to your iPhone or iPad

Tired of paying Apple big bucks for extra storage when Android users get to enjoy a microSD card slot? Here how you can add a microSD card slot to …

If you suck at taking photos with your iPhone, Apple has tips for you

Apple just released a dozen of videos on its website (and some of them on YouTube) about the camera on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. At first I thought it would be a step-by-step three-minute tutorial explaining all the buttons in the Camera app. But it focuses more on hidden features and how to …

How to choose the best VPN service for iPhone and iPad

In light of the latest news that President Trump has overturned the FCC Internet privacy rules, discussions for and against virtual private networks (VPNs) have resurfaced. One of the biggest complaints with the repeal is that internet service providers are now legally allowed to sell your browsing …

VPNs

How to free up storage on your smartphone (or add more)

By David Nield<p>It seems the majority of phone users are either always running out of battery or always running out of storage space - or perhaps both. …

Securing Mac OS X

<i>Some configuration tips</i><p>This guide is inspired by <i>@SwiftOnSecurity</i>’s Decent Security, which is a Windows oriented guide to security for everyone. The …

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Tutorials

The Essential iPad Guide: Tips & Tricks for the Best Tablet Experience

The iPad is an intuitive device, but using it to its full capacity takes time, simply because there are so many different ways to use it. We surveyed our Insider subscribers to see what guides they wanted us to create. The response was overwhelmingly in favor of an iPad guide, which after a month …

How to delete apps from your Mac

Over time, our Macs can become full of apps that we no longer use, have stopped working, or that we never really needed in the first place. Getting …

Apps

Mac

Apple divides the Macintosh up into two proximate families: laptops and desktops. The laptop line includes the ultra-light, ultra-portable MacBook …

Apple