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Watch: Top 10 features of the new iPad you should learn to use

The 2018 iPad is a massive leap forward for the tablet line, making it an attractive purchase for new users who may not know all the things that can …

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

8 Essential Apps Made For The Modern Driver

Driving visceral vintage cars and knowing the finer points of working a manual transmission or changing your own tire will all get you in touch with …

How to write a killer report with Pages for Mac and iPad

Today we’re going to use the new features in Pages 4.0 to create an amazing report. If you need to write a book report, or create a longer document for school or work, the new Master Pages feature in Apple’s free word processor will prove extremely handy.<p>With Pages, it’s now easier than ever to …

Turn your Mac’s files and folders into locked boxes [Deals]

Losing track of personal or sensitive data is getting easier, and riskier. Most of us worry about our online activity and information, so we sign on with VPNs, encrypt our web traffic, and take other measures. But the data on your machine itself is worth protecting too.<p>Hider encrypts and, well, …

How To: Hide Private Photos on Your iPhone

When a photo or video is just too sensitive to leave laying around in your Photos app, you'll want to either delete it for good or hide it away in …

20 Best Font Detector Tools That Will Ease Your Design Workflow

Have you ever wondered what type of <b>font</b> is that? Have you ever wanted to use a particular type of font that you saw in a post or an article and did …

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

Operating Systems

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

Operating Systems

The best VPNs for Mac users looking for privacy

There are a number of reasons why you might want to start using a virtual private network or VPN. VPNs offer many benefits, like getting around …

Information Systems

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

This is How to Buy Bitcoins on Your iPhone

Cryptocurrencies are officially mainstream. All the people, myself included, who didn’t think to buy Bitcoin a year ago are wishing they had. While no one knows where it will go from here, a lot of people are asking how do I buy bitcoins? <b>Coinbase (free)</b> is an iPhone app that makes buying bitcoins …

Adobe updates Photoshop with magical AI-powered selection tool

Back in November, Adobe teased a new Photoshop feature I’d been waiting for all my life: an AI-powered selection tool. In Adobe’s demos, at least, it can do an impressive job of identifying a subject with just one click. Now it’s finally available to try<p>Simply called ‘Select Subject’, it uses …

10 logo design trends that will dominate 2018

The logo design industry is changing at a lightning-fast speed. What was trendy five years ago may not even ring a bell today. As methods of attracting customers become more effective, logo design must keep up the pace. New ideas develop so fast, designers have a hard time following …

Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your New AirPods

AirPods were a hot ticket item this holiday season, selling out from Apple and other retailers.<p>We're guessing quite a few <i>MacRumors</i> readers got new AirPods during the holidays, so we thought we'd share some super handy tips and tricks that'll help you get the most out of your new earphones.<p><i>Subscribe</i> …

The Best Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

Making sure your images are sharp is a necessity for every photographer. Getting your focus right in camera is of course key but there is always room …

How to add a fancy email signature on iPhone and Mac

You already know that you can add a signature to your outgoing emails in the Mail app on iOS and macOS, but did you know that you can make that signature fancy? And I mean, <i>really</i> fancy. You don’t just have to put your email address or phone number in there in regular text. You can add any kind of …

Typography

Apple brings ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum to over 20 international schools, including RMIT in Australia

Apple today announced that it is expanding its “Everyone Can Code” intititave to a new round of universities around the world. In a press release, the company revealed that the program is now available at more than 20 new colleges and universities, including Australia’s RMIT…<p>The new schools will …

SaharaCase Protective Kit Makes a Solid Starter Case for the iPhone X

Have you ever found yourself spending money on a case that you absolutely knew you wouldn’t keep using right when you get a new iPhone? I know I have. In my years as an iPhone user, I have found that there are case people and “naked” people when it comes to smartphone users. Most are one or the …

Apple's $1,000 iPhone Taught Us A Very Important Business Lesson | Inc.com

Everyone is going crazy over Apple's new iPhone --- for better or for worse. Now, whether you like Apple or not, we can all agree that the price of the newly released iPhone is quite the shocker. That might turn off some customers, but I will make the bet that it's a smart move for the company. …

Customer Experience

Apple has an iPhone payment plan for people who hate wireless carriers

Anyone who decides to buy the latest iPhone face the same dilemma: Do I buy from Apple or from my wireless carrier?<p>Buying directly from Apple …

Set up your new iPhone X the right way

The new iPhone X is radically different from previous iPhones, but the setup hasn’t changed much at all. The biggest difference from your current iPhone, is that you’ll be able to take advantage of Automatic Setup. And of course Face ID has ousted Touch ID, so you’ll only have to save one face, …

Apple shares new iPad + iOS 11 how-to videos, features third-party apps

On the heels of releasing iOS 11 today, Apple has published a few new how-to videos to its YouTube channel promoting what’s now possible with its latest mobile OS and iPad.<p>About a month ago, Apple released 6 videos showcasing iPad + iOS 11 features and new ways to make the tablet more capable than …

8 of the Best Free Font Websites Offering Thousands of Stylish Typefaces

Picking out the right font for your design project is like selecting an item of clothing. Just like a great-fitting pair of jeans, the perfect typeface can take your design from ordinary to extraordinary. Our computers come loaded with a cursory selection of fonts, but that’s just the tip of the …

How to download YouTube videos directly to your iPhone

Ever had the need to download YouTube videos to your iPhone for later viewing? Maybe you want to watch some clips on your commute without burning through your cellular data? Perhaps you’re a language or music teacher, and you want to keep teaching material offline, instead of relying on your …

Relocating an iTunes Library

<b>Q.</b> <i>My computer’s hard drive is overloaded, largely because of my huge iTunes library, which is scattered all over. Instead of paying for cloud storage, I would like to move all the multimedia files to an external drive so I can delete them from my PC. What’s the best way to proceed?</i><p><b>A.</b> Before you …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

7 Kindle tricks for iPhone users

Reading books on your iPhone: awesome. Doing other cool stuff with the Kindle iOS app: icing on the cake.<p>For example, did you know you can save web pages for later viewing? Or organize your books into folders? Here's how to do all that and more.<p>Buy books on the go<p>Owing to Apple's maddening license …

Apps

A Beginner's Guide to Automating Your Digital Life

With apps like IFTTT and Flow, you can make your world smarter without buying a thing.<p>IFTTT (If This Then That) and Flow are both incredibly useful apps that are also pretty hard to describe. Basically, they let you plug different apps and services together, from Facebook and Instagram to iOS and …

Apps

How to Automatically Download Songs Added to Your Apple Music Library

The beauty of Apple Music is it allows you to add tons of songs to your collection without taking up storage space on your iPhone. But songs that aren’t downloaded to your iPhone also aren’t available for offline listening. If you’re someone who listens to music without an internet connection a lot …