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How to convert any video (or song) into an MP3

Converting an audio track to MP3 on the Mac is dead easy. Just open it with iTunes, and choose the <b>File > Convert</b> option from the menubar. On iOS there’s no native way to do this. There are lots of shonky-looking apps in the app store that offer to create MP3s for you, but it’s likely that you …

Apps

Will the F10 BMW M5 become a future performance bargain?

Now that the new F90-gen BMW M5 has been released, the old F10 car is yesterday’s news. The F10 M5 was cool because it had a ton of power, was fast …

Check Your Weekly Schedule at a Glance with This Calendar Widget App

When you swipe right from either your Lock screen or Home screen on the iPhone, you open the Widgets view. We’ve covered this screen in some how-tos, but overall it’s a place where you can glance at information you need to know and jump directly into apps you want to use. You can add widgets for …

MacTrast Deals: MacX DVD Ripper Pro: Lifetime License

- Feb 17, 2018<p>MacX DVD Ripper Pro: Lifetime License allows you to rip any DVD to play it on your iOS and Android devices without the need to purchase …

Tech Trends

How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

What is Kodi and why should one want to install on the iPhone or any other iOS device? It’s a versatile media player that’s already quite popular …

This text could crash your iPhone

As if receiving a text from an ex isn't bad enough, now there's a far worse kind of unwanted message to worry about. This one can crash your iPhone.<p>YouTube channel EverythingApplePro highlights a sequence of characters that appear to temporarily freeze an iPhone, which you can send to someone to …

MacBook Pro

Simple text message crashes almost any iPhone

Apple makes iOS more secure with almost every update it rolls out, but there’s always a glitch somewhere that slips through the net.<p>The latest is a bug in iMessage that allows any iPhone running iOS 10 to iOS 10.1.1 to be crashed with a simple text message.<p>This may sound familiar; we’ve seen …

11 hidden WhatsApp features

Whether you're just starting to use WhatsApp or are a years-long addict, you're probably missing out on a few of these helpful, hidden features.<p>1. Format message text on demand<p>WhatsApp lets you bold, italicize or strike through text on the fly. To do so, you'll need to add a couple of special …

Apps

Best photography apps for your new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Christmas has come and gone, but for many the holiday celebrations will continue onwards for the next week. Apple’s latest flagship iPhone may just be sitting wrapped and tucked away for many of you, and we decided it was a great time to introduce some enhanced photography apps.<p>Here are some of the …

Download These Free Apps to Watch Free Streaming Movies on the Go

8 Free Apps for Watching Streaming Movies<p>Access Free Streaming Movies With These Apps<p>Updated May 02, 2018<p>This list of free movie apps will put …

10 Best iOS 10 Tips Every iPhone User Should Know

iOS 10 is, arguably, the biggest update to come to iPhone. Not since the total redesign of iOS 7 have we seen changes this big to the iPhone’s operating system. From voicemail transcription (aka visual voicemail) to Siri with third-party integration, there’s a lot of new features to learn how to …

PlayStation 4 has a pair of controllers made for pro gamers

The Xbox One has the Elite gamepad to satisfy the platform's pro gamers or people who just want a <i>really</i> nice gamepad. But Sony fans are stuck with a controller that's barely changed since the Playstation 4 launched in 2013. Rather than crafting one itself, Sony has announced it's working with the …

Batteries

How to Find Your Parked Car Using iOS 10 on iPhone

No one likes getting lost in a parking lot. iOS 10’s parked car feature allows you to use Maps to find your car in a sea of vehicles. In order for this to work, your car will need either CarPlay or a Bluetooth stereo your iPhone pairs with. Once you’ve set up the parked car feature, it will be …

Your music deserves better than your phone's sound quality

By now it's old news that the iPhone 7 ($546 at Amazon.com) ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack, but if you really want music to sound its best you shouldn't be using a phone anyway. It's time to consider a dedicated music player like the Cowon Plenue M2.<p>The crisp styling and solid build quality are …

Audiophile

This Secret Keyboard Shortcut Speeds Up iPhone and Android Typing

Hidden text-expanding features in iOS and Android are guaranteed to save you time<p>Life is too short to type out the same stuff, over and over again, on your smartphone’s cramp-inducing keyboard.<p>Thankfully, both Android and iOS have hidden tools that turn a short phrase into a big chunk of text: your …

Mobile

The Brilliant Tip That Makes Any iPhone Run 10 Times Faster

And it only takes 10 seconds.<p>Say "goodbye" to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world's new favorite iGuy, the internet has been blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make …

The original iPhone 2G is more expensive than the iPhone 7

While you’re saving up your spare change and checking trade-in prices on your current iPhone in anticipation of picking up a shiny new iPhone 7, …

The best VPN for Apple products now has support for teams

There’s a chance you’re reading this on a public Wi-Fi network, being completely unprotected to dangers from people wanting to do your computer serious harm. You should use a VPN.<p>Even though they are widely promoted, not enough people use them yet. At TNW, we actively support everyone on our team …

Around the world in an iPhone

Traveling in China, I spoke the universal language of app<p>Landing late at night in Shenzhen for my first trip to China, I was nervous about being able to navigate the city. I didn’t speak the language and had never been to Asia. Starting the next day I would have the services of a local translator, …

The Most Incredible Looking Game Coming For PS4

When you’re a proud PS4 owner, you’re always on the hunt for the next awesome game. It’s even better if the game is an exclusive title, one that you …

Gran Turismo Sport

How to Properly Clear *Everything* Off Your iPhone

If you’re considering selling your iPhone, you probably know to delete all your info off of it. But you’re probably doing it wrong. There are tons of secret places on your phone where data hides, and if you resell it without checking everything, you’re opening yourself up to some serious security …

Selling

Top 10 Best Video Games Coming In 2017

This has been a fantastic year for video games, and 2016 isn’t even over. The gaming industry is spoiling us rotten. That said, it’s never too early …

Breath of the Wild

iPhone 7: Apple is putting a ‘boring’ monster computer in your pocket

The iPhone 7 will be a monster computer, a new leak shows. There are those iPhone fans who won’t be happy to see the iPhone 6’s design recycled for a …

How to trick your iPhone into freeing up storage space

A trick to get more storage space on your iPhone has been circulating around the Internet today — but you have to have less than a gig of available …

Apps

Here's how much money Apple makes when you buy a 64GB iPhone instead of a 16GB model

Reuters/David Gray<p>Your choice of whether to buy a 16 gigabyte model of the iPhone or a 64 gigabyte model matters a great deal to Apple.<p>That's because …

iOS 9.3 will tell you loud and clear if your employer is monitoring your iPhone

Nobody likes being monitored. But even if you suspected your company is following your activities on the iPhone, would you know where to check?<p>In the …

Privacy

iOS 9.3: Beta 3 Released, What's New & What to Expect

iOS 9.3 Beta 3 IPSW available to Devs<p>Apple has released iOS 9.3 beta 3 to registered developers and is currently available as a standalone download …

How to control your Mac with an iPhone or iPad

Ever left the house or office only to realize later that you forgot a file on your Mac? We’ve all done it. This is why I <i>always</i> have Screens VNC running on <i>all</i> my devices. With the help of a single app, you can access and control your Mac from iPad or iPhone, and even other Macs. Here’s how:<p>There are …

How-To: Use Apple Watch faces as gorgeous Mac screen savers

Even though I’ve owned a Mac for going on 5+ years now, I never thought I would actually end up using screen savers. But the launch of Aerial a few months ago, which I’ve been using daily ever since, has definitely changed my mind. Awesome Apple TV screen savers on the Mac is a win. And today I …