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Topic: Tips

How to change the DNS server used by your iPhone and iPad

04/22/2018, 03:04 pm

At times when websites take longer than needed to load up on an iPhone or iPad, the problem could be caused by your Internet provider's slow DNS server. AppleInsider advises how to update your iOS device's network settings to use a different DNS service than the one provided as part of the Wi-Fi connection settings.

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How to block and filter phone numbers on your iPhone with the tools in iOS

04/19/2018, 03:04 pm

Unwanted phone calls are a part of everyday life, but the iPhone offers a number of ways to stop them from being a nuisance. AppleInsider explains how to block phone numbers on iOS, as well as other ways to keep those calls and messages from coming through to your mobile devices.

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How to find your saved Wi-Fi network password stored in your Mac's Keychain

04/19/2018, 08:04 am

Wi-Fi passwords can be hard to remember, and sometimes difficult to reacquire if the router or the information is not easily accessible by users. If you have previously accessed the wireless network via a Mac, AppleInsider explains how you can rediscover the Wi-Fi password using Keychain Access.

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How to annotate screenshots with Markup on the iPhone or iPad

04/17/2018, 01:04 pm

If you need to help someone use an app on an iPhone or iPad, it is sometimes better to show where or how to perform an action than to verbally explain it. AppleInsider explains how to take advantage of the Markup tools built into iOS to illustrate to another person what to do via annotated screenshots.

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Researcher estimates GrayKey can unlock 6-digit iPhone passcode in 11 hours, here's how to protect yourself

04/16/2018, 08:04 pm

New estimates from a security researcher suggest GrayKey, a digital forensics tool in active use by U.S. law enforcement agencies, is capable of cracking Apple's standard six-digit iPhone passcode in an average of 11 hours. Longer codes, however, could take years to process. Here's how to beef up your handset's security.

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How to improve your Mac audio experience with a few simple sound tricks

04/16/2018, 03:04 pm

The volume and overall sound settings in macOS are straightforward and easy to use, but some users may want more control over their Mac's audio. AppleInsider reveals a few tips and tricks that give Mac users more ways to improve their audio experience.

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How to use another computer's DVD drive across a network with macOS Remote Sharing

04/14/2018, 06:04 pm

Mac desktop and MacBook owners are used to living without a CD or DVD drive, but there are occasions where access to one could be handy. AppleInsider explains how to remotely access the CD or DVD drive of another Mac or Windows PC from a Mac without the drive, across a network.

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How to sort folders in the macOS Finder to group together files by their corresponding application

04/12/2018, 01:04 pm

There are many ways to organize files in folders within Finder, but possibly one of the handiest is to sort files by the application that will open them. AppleInsider shows how to enable this Finder view, as well as a similar option that can be used to group applications by function.

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How to create custom ringtones on your iPhone with GarageBand for iOS

04/10/2018, 02:04 pm

While personalized ringtones can be created on the Mac version of GarageBand and exported to the iPhone, producing a custom tone can also be done from within iOS. AppleInsider shows how to turn GarageBand recordings into a ringtone using an iPhone or iPad, without using a Mac.

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How to make your own custom iPhone ringtones with GarageBand for macOS

04/09/2018, 03:04 pm

While Apple's tone store is stocked with a huge collection of sounds an iPhone could play for a ringtone, it is also possible to customize an iOS device with a unique ringtone of your own creation. AppleInsider explains how to get a ringtone out of a Mac's GarageBand project and into your iPhone's tone collection.

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How to make typing in macOS like iOS with auto capitalization, double-space periods, and word prediction

04/09/2018, 08:04 am

Apple has always offered assistance to iPhone and iPad users typing on their devices using the onscreen keyboard, automatically fixing some common mistakes and providing spelling and next word suggestions. AppleInsider shows how some of these features are also available to use in macOS.

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How to unclutter your Mac's desktop by opening windows in tabs

04/05/2018, 02:04 pm

Many Safari users will be familiar with tabs, a way to have multiple webpages open within a single browser window, but Safari is not the only application to offer this handy organization option. AppleInsider tells you how to start using tabs away from the browser, to help reduce the number of windows on the Mac desktop.

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How to use Parental Controls in macOS to limit access to features and apps

04/04/2018, 03:04 pm

Providing children and others access to your Mac can be an issue if left unmonitored, as giving free reign could cause the younger users to see inappropriate material or perform unwanted actions that could drastically affect the Mac's performance. AppleInsider explains how to use the Parental Controls already built into macOS to limit what can be done on accounts.

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How to add AirDrop to the Dock in macOS to quickly send files to a nearby iPhone or iPad

03/31/2018, 10:03 pm

AirDrop is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transfer files between macOS and iOS devices, but performing a small change in macOS can make it even simpler to start using straight away. AppleInsider shows how to add this handy file-sharing tool to your Mac's dock, ready to initiate transfers at a moment's notice.

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How to keep your Mac data secure from visitors by using Guest Accounts

03/28/2018, 11:03 pm

In situations where a visitor wants to use your Mac for a task, providing them access via your personal account may be an unwise move, especially if it isn't someone you completely trust. AppleInsider explains how to set up a guest account in macOS that provides access without endangering your personal data.

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Tip: Record your iPad's screen on your Mac with QuickTime Player

03/26/2018, 10:03 am

While iOS 11 introduced a built-in screen recorder that allows users to quickly capture video of their iPhone or iPad's display, it is worth remembering that it is also possible to make a similar recording by connecting it to a Mac. AppleInsider explains the process of screen capturing an iOS device through macOS' QuickTime Player.

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Video: How to connect your HomePod to your Apple TV or Mac

03/25/2018, 10:03 am

If you own Apple's HomePod and are looking for ways to get more out of the smart speaker, besides using its built-in service integrations, consider using it with other Apple devices. AppleInsider shows how to use the HomePod to play audio from a Mac and from an Apple TV.

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How to increase your editing options in Photos for macOS by using app extensions

03/23/2018, 12:03 pm

Photographers will be familiar with the editing tools offered by Photos in macOS, but sometimes the available selection just isn't enough. AppleInsider shows how to add more options to the editing roster, by taking advantage of extensions offered by other image editing applications.

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How to add your signature to digital forms and documents in macOS

03/21/2018, 03:03 pm

In the event a digital document needs to be signed, like a form or a letter, macOS includes a way to add your signature without needing to print out the pages and rescan them. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly and easily sign PDF documents on the Mac.

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How to create your own HomeKit camera with a Raspberry Pi and HomeBridge

03/21/2018, 11:03 am

Though Apple's HomeKit home automation platform has supported cameras for over a year, manufacturers have been slow to bring compatible devices to market. Learn how you can create your own HomeKit security camera for around $60 in this tutorial.

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