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Topic: Tips

How to disable homescreen rotation on Apple's Plus-series iPhones

04/17/2017, 04:04 pm

By default, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and 7 Plus add an auto-rotating home screen to iOS, rearranging icons and the dock whenever a device is tilted sideways. Aside from the Control Center orientation lock, here's an indirect way of achieving the same result.

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How to keep 2GB of most recently added music synced to your Apple Watch with iTunes Smart Playlists

04/11/2017, 10:04 am

Syncing music to your Apple Watch can be a convoluted, laborious process. But if you want to ensure that the latest additions to your library are automatically available on your watch, iTunes Smart Playlists may be the solution you need.

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How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud or iTunes

03/31/2017, 02:03 pm

It was probably prudent to make a backup of all of your iPhone's data before the shift to APFS with iOS 10.3 was applied, but fortunately it all went okay -- but what if it hadn't? In celebration of Backup Day, AppleInsider shows you how to back up your iPhone or iPad.

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How to use Facebook Messenger's new Live Location feature on iPhone

03/29/2017, 01:03 pm

Facebook this week introduced Live Location to its Messenger app for iOS, letting people temporarily track each other when trying to rendezvous. Here's how to make use of the feature on your iPhone.

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How to open a playlist in a new window in iTunes 12.6 on macOS

03/22/2017, 01:03 pm

With the release of iTunes 12.6, Apple has restored the ability to open a playlist in a new window on macOS --- here's how to do it.

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Fix your frayed Apple MagSafe or Lightning cables with Sugru Moldable Glue [u]

03/17/2017, 11:03 am

Apple's MagSafe and Lightning cables are notorious for fraying under heavy use. If you want to repair your cable, rather than purchase a replacement, Sugru Moldable Glue could be the solution you've been seeking [updated].

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Tips and tricks for using Apple's Powerbeats3 headphones

03/15/2017, 05:03 pm

Though headphones are headphones for the most part, Apple's Powerbeats3 -- equipped with a proprietary W1 wireless chip, and geared towards fitness enthusiasts -- does have some unique features. Here's some tips for making the most of them.

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Tips: How to take screenshots from a fourth generation Apple TV

03/12/2017, 01:03 am

Sometimes, you've just got to get proof of the high score you just got on that Apple TV game, or if you're like us, you've got to take a screenshot to show something off. AppleInsider shows you how to take screenshots from your fourth-generation Apple TV without breaking out the camera.

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How to enable Do Not Disturb in macOS and silence notifications

03/10/2017, 10:03 am

Notifications can be a mixed blessing -- for some they keep the chaos of communications down, and allow for rapid response to an email or a Tweet. But for others, can be a distraction that pulls away from the task at hand. AppleInsider shows you how to shut them all down for a while, or just silence a pesky app.

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Learn how to read faster with Spritz on the iPhone and iPad

03/07/2017, 02:03 pm

The average reading speed of an adult is just about 300 words a minute, which sounds impressive, but comprehension suffers as adults also tend to only retain about 60% of what they read -- fix both with Spritz.

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How to add and play podcasts using Overcast for the iPhone

03/06/2017, 05:03 pm

Apple does offer a Podcast app of its own for iOS devices, but for most people, a third-party app is probably where it's at. Here's how to use one of the more popular options, Overcast, on your iPhone.

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How to play Mac games with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers

03/06/2017, 03:03 pm

If you're among the first to buy the new Nintendo Switch game console, there's an added benefit you can easily take advantage of: The system's wireless controllers are fully supported by Apple's macOS.

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How to set up Apple's carrier billing on your iPhone or Mac (where available)

03/02/2017, 01:03 pm

In select countries -- notably excluding the U.S. so far -- people wanting to pay for iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music purchases can do so through carrier billing, which simply adds the cost onto monthly phone bills. Here's how to set that up, whether you're on an iPhone or another device.

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How to find and watch Facebook Live streaming video with your Apple TV

03/01/2017, 10:03 am

Facebook has recently launched its Videos app for the Apple TV, providing shared videos to users freed from most of the commentary the social network provides -- AppleInsider examines the offering.

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How to use MyFitnessPal on your iPhone to track calories and eat better

02/28/2017, 01:02 pm

While there are subtleties involved like protein and carb intake, ultimately, losing fat or gaining muscle comes down to one thing: calories in versus calories out. MyFitnessPal for the iPhone is one of the most popular tools for managing this, and here's how to use it.

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How to: change the email address linked to your Apple ID account

02/27/2017, 09:02 pm

Apple ID is the gateway to Apple's online services -- App Store, iCloud, iTunes and more -- and is a crucial part of your digital identity. AppleInsider shows you how to change the email address that serves as your Apple ID login credential in a few easy steps.

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How to cancel an App Store subscription using your iPad or iPhone

02/24/2017, 12:02 pm

If you've subscribed to a service such as Netflix or Spotify through the App Store, and are now looking to terminate your subscription, it takes just a few simple steps to cancel. AppleInsider shows you how.

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How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

02/23/2017, 12:02 pm

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your digital identity. If you ever need to change the email address associated with your Apple ID, AppleInsider shows you how.

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How to make your Apple Watch battery last longer

02/22/2017, 03:02 pm

For some heavy Apple Watch users constantly checking their wrists, Apple's wearable device may not quite provide the 18-hour battery life the company advertises. For Apple Watch addicts, AppleInsider offers a handful of simple things you can do to squeeze some extra time out of your battery.

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How to disable word predictions on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

02/20/2017, 04:02 pm

Students who own Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar may not be able to use its dynamic function row in public examinations as industry officials believe its integrated predictive text feature and other capabilities could give them an unfair advantage. Here's how to disable it.

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