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A quick roundup of April's best free Final Cut Pro X tutorials

With not much news on a quiet Monday, we thought that it was a good opportunity to take a look at the best free Final Cut Pro X tutorials that have …

Review: Yale’s Assure Lock SL is an awesome HomeKit-enabled smart lock with room to grow [Video]

When it comes to HomeKit devices, our own Zac Hall is the resident expert around these parts, but I’m doing my best to come up to speed with the plethora of options available. I recently took my first stab at installing a smart lock, the 3rd gen August Smart Lock, only to later find out that it …

Home Automation

Apple is buying the "Netflix of magazines" for an undisclosed amount

Apple is buying a digital magazine subscription service known as the “Netflix of magazines,” which lets readers access over 200 magazines for a monthly fee. The acquisition of the service Texture, owned by Next Issue Media, comes at a time when news publishing as an industry is being shaken up by …

Fake News

21 Details From Marvel Movies That’ll Make You Say, “How Did I Not Notice That?”

Captain America's shield in Iron Man is just the start...

Wallpaper Weekends: Gold iPhone Wallpapers

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple Watch. …

Five Great Apps for Your Mac - February 2018

Apps designed for the Mac often don't receive as much attention as apps for iOS apps, which is why we've launched a monthly series that highlights various useful, fun, and interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined both in the video and post below, …

CES 2018: First Alert's New HomeKit-Enabled Smoke Detector Doubles as AirPlay 2 Speaker and Assistant

First Alert at CES 2018 has introduced the Onelink Safe & Sound, its latest smoke and carbon monoxide detector for smart homes.<p>iPhone and iPad users can control the Safe & Sound with Siri or Apple's Home app thanks to HomeKit compatibility. The two-in-one detector can also be controlled with First …

Home Automation

15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

Just bought your first MacBook? Start out by checking or changing these settings.<p>After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least …

Operating Systems

iPhone X Tips, Tricks: How To Reset, Force Restart, Enter DFU Mode

Whether it was a Christmas gift or a treat for yourself after getting that holiday bonus, those who got an iPhone X recently have to learn how to …

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

These are the not-so-obvious tips iPhone pros use.<p>If your iPhone ($809.00 at Amazon.com) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help …

Text Messaging

How to browse all the auto-saved versions of your Mac documents

Did you know that your Mac keeps older versions of the documents you work on, auto-saving them in the background so you can go back to a previous revision, any time you like? It’s just like Time Machine, Apple’s Mac backup feature, only it’s for individual files. It even lets you compare old and …

Apple TV Screensavers and their Locations Identified

Apple TV shows fantastic screensavers when it’s left alone idle for a period of time. You can also hit “Menu” on the remote while you’re in the …

San Francisco

How to move from an individual iCloud Account to Family Sharing

How do you switch from an individual iCloud account to iCloud Family Sharing works? You've got questions. We've got answers!Beginning with the days …

Operating Systems

The 25 best Apple TV apps for your living room

Buying an Apple TV has been one of my best home purchase decisions. It gives you access to an impressive amount of TV shows, movies, and videos, …

Pope Francis Shifts Power From Rome With ‘Hugely Important’ Liturgical Reform

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who has used his absolute authority in the Vatican to decentralize power from Rome, made a widespread change Saturday to the ways, and words, in which Roman Catholics worship by amending Vatican law to give national bishop conferences greater authority in translating …

Vatican

Apple Releases iOS 11 and iPad How-To Videos

Apple has published a series of six short videos to YouTube highlighting the marquee features of iOS 11 on the iPad. Each of the how-to videos is about one minute long and shows how to use a new feature:<p>'How to harness the power of the amazing new dock’ demonstrates how to add items to the dock, …

Apple Pencil

New iMac 2017: What's new in Apple's upgraded AIOs? | Trusted Reviews

<b>New iMac 2017: We take a closer look at Apple’s new range of iMacs to see what’s new on the 2017 range.</b><p>We’re part-way through 2017, and that means …

How to Take Sharp Photos in Low Light

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.How to Take Sharp Photos in Low …

Shutter Speed

How To Create App-Specific Passwords in iCloud

In an effort to step up iCloud security a bit, as of June 15, 2017, Apple will require app-specific passwords. This will be required with third-party …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

How to Toggle Dashboard On and Off in macOS Sierra | MacTrast

The macOS Dashboard is one of those features that users either hate or love. It offers handy “widgets” to display things like the weather, stock …

Apple Watch

It looks like Amazon’s Video app is finally coming to Apple TV this summer

Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook bury the hatchet.<p>Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce.<p>The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the …

Smart TV

Camera-Specific Outdoor Packs Suck, Here’s What I Use Instead

If you’ve ever loaded up a large camera backpack (like something from Think Tank Photo or LowePro) and hiked a mountain, you’ll be able to fully …

Backpacking

Great Christmas gift: Koogeek Smart Plug is a simple, inexpensive, Wi-Fi HomeKit device to get started with Siri home automation

The Koogeek plug is a simple way to add smart HomeKit functionality to ‘any’ device you own with a plug (buy it for $34.99). The idea of a HomeKit plug outlet is by no means new — there are plenty available on the market — but the Koogeek stood out for its simplicity, form factor and WiFi …

LiftMaster's Garage Door Openers Will Support HomeKit in April

Following in the footsteps of its parent company Chamberlain, LiftMaster today announced that all of its residential garage door openers can be upgraded to work with HomeKit using the new MyQ Home Bridge starting in April.<p>HomeKit compatibility will enable users to open, close, or check the status …

Honeywell RCHT8610WF2006 Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Smart 7 Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat with Geofencing, Works with Amazon Alexa-"Requires C Wire"

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Product requires C-Wire, unit will not work without it.<p>Control your Smart Home with Amazon Alexa for voice …

Apple HomeKit: What Is It, and How Do You Use It?

As Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home have shown, the ability to control your home with simple commands is no longer the stuff of sci-fi or limited to …

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 …