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Topic: Tips

Surviving Thanksgiving: Feed the family with recipes you found on your iPad

11/22/2017, 02:11 pm

Thanksgiving can be a busy time, especially for those hosting family and friends, and making sure there's enough food for everyone is arguably the toughest task of of all. AppleInsider offers up some suggestions for how you can prepare for the long day of cooking by looking up recipes on your iPhone or iPad, or failing that, to acquire good food by other means.

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How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

11/22/2017, 11:11 am

One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, which features a variety of floats and giant balloons floating through New York for the entertainment of everyone watching from the street. The 91st parade features 26 floats and 45 balloons, with new additions including Olaf from Frozen, characters from PAW Patrol, and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.

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How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family

11/15/2017, 03:11 pm

Some people need a little encouragement -- or friendly rivalry -- to get in shape. Here's how to share Activity stats from your Apple Watch with others.

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Tip: Autofill passwords and credit card entry in Safari with Face ID on the iPhone X

11/13/2017, 08:11 pm

The iPhone X can auto-fill crucial data in Safari, using Face ID to authenticate the user, and securely enter credit card information with Apple's iCloud Keychain and Safari Autofill at the crux of the feature. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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Tips: Bring back iOS app management to the Mac with iMazing 2.5.1

11/08/2017, 12:11 pm

An update to the iOS backup and management application aims to restore the app synchronization functionality that iTunes ditched -- for free.

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iPhone X tips: Miss the home button? Here's how to add a virtual one

11/04/2017, 02:11 pm

The removal of the home button on the iPhone X is a bold decision by Apple, but some customers may find themselves pining for the way things once were. Thankfully, the home button is not gone entirely, as iOS allows you to add a customizable virtual one to your screen. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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Got an iPhone X? Here are the tips and techniques you should know to get started

11/03/2017, 10:11 am

The user interface in the iPhone X is slightly different than that in older non-OLED iPhones. AppleInsider has been using the phone for the better part of a week -- and here are some tips to help you quickly adjust to your new device.

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How to configure Safari in High Sierra to use Google Hangouts

11/02/2017, 01:11 pm

If you need to appear in a Google Hangout for whatever the reason, you may have noticed that the instructions on how to get the audio and video plugin to function in High Sierra's version of Safari are wrong. Here's how to make it work.

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How to use animoji on Apple's iPhone X

11/01/2017, 02:11 pm

One of the unique features enabled by Apple's TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X is animoji -- animated emoji -- based on your real-life head and mouth movements.

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How to invoke Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X

11/01/2017, 11:11 am

With the iPhone X, Apple has by necessity switched up how to trigger both the Control and Notification Centers in iOS 11. Here's how to launch both.

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How to enable and use Reachability on iPhone X

10/31/2017, 11:10 pm

Though the iPhone X removes the home button in favor of Face ID and a full-face display, users might still require access to Apple's Reachability feature for one-handed use. Despite reports to the contrary, the accessibility option is alive and well in Apple's latest flagship. We show you how to use it.

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How to take advantage of the iPhone X's wireless and fast-charging capabilities

10/31/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple's iPhone X supports both fast-charging via Lightning and wireless charging via a compatible Qi pad or dock, but neither option is available out-of-the-box.

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Keep your iPhone X safe with one of these protective cases

10/28/2017, 01:10 am

Anyone looking to buy an iPhone X at launch is probably concerned with keeping their new mobile device as safe as possible. AppleInsider has rounded up a selection of the cases on the market that offer protection with style.

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How to preorder iPhone X with Apple's battle-tested Apple Store app

10/26/2017, 01:10 am

Apple's iPhone X is by far the most hotly anticipated device of 2017. With all signs pointing to a quick sellout of initial stock, prospective buyers will have to go into Friday's preorder process with a game plan.

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How to fix problems with iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad

10/25/2017, 02:10 pm

For some, iOS 11 has proven to be problematic -- but not for everyone, and not on every device. Here are a few things to try to (hopefully) clean up some issues before Apple issues a fix in software.

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How to customize Philips Hue Dimmer Switches to control any Apple HomeKit devices

10/24/2017, 09:10 am

A recent firmware update for the Philips Hue lighting lineup has given HomeKit compatibility to the company's affordable dimmer switches. That means you can now customize the switches to your liking, making them control a multitude of HomeKit accessories beyond Hue bulbs. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

10/20/2017, 08:10 pm

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu's Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider shows you how it's done.

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How to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly on your iPhone

10/19/2017, 11:10 am

Some names can be hard for Siri to pronounce, and if you don't correct the matter won't be accurately retrieved by Apple's voice-powered assistant. Here's how to fix them.

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How to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with watchOS 4 & iOS 11

10/18/2017, 01:10 pm

If you exercise with an Apple Watch, you'll want to load some music onto it. Thankfully with watchOS 4, Apple now lets you load multiple playlists and albums onto the wrist-worn device. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11

10/18/2017, 10:10 am

There's a good chance that if you own an iPhone or an iPad, you've probably still using Siri's default voice settings -- but as AppleInsider can show, there are a few ways to personalize Siri's sound and functions in iOS 11 [now with video].

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