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Topic: Tips

What you need to get started with podcasting, and how to record one on your Mac

11/27/2018, 11:11 am

There's a lot to making a podcast from planning to getting it in front of listeners but it all starts with recording. AppleInsider explains how to pick your equipment and recommends some favourites.

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How to automate some frequent tasks to make your Mac work harder for you without spending another dime

11/15/2018, 03:11 pm

Before you even bother with Apple's powerful Automator and AppleScript tools, your Mac is capable of saving you time and speeding up your work every day.

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Nine tips and tricks for the new 2018 iPad Pro

11/12/2018, 12:11 pm

Apple's latest iPad Pros are gorgeous and impressively powerful. Because of this massive overhaul, we are likely to see more new iPad purchases than we've seen in a long time, and we've got an assortment of tips and tricks to really flex the might of the new models.

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How to temporarily enable Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

11/10/2018, 05:11 pm

The Do Not Disturb feature in iOS silences all but the most important calls and notifications, especially useful when sleeping, attending a meeting, or watching a movie. Did you know though that iOS 12 offers ways to have the mode automatically turn off under certain conditions?

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How to make a video screensaver for your Mac

11/09/2018, 07:11 am

We've got dynamic desktops but we're stuck with ordinary old screensavers. Except, with the right software and settings, you can replace that with a new video screensaver. AppleInsider explains what you need to do.

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How to share iCloud Photo Library photos with anyone, and revoke permission

11/04/2018, 09:11 am

One of the smaller reasons to flip on Apple's iCloud Photo Library is easier sharing with people who may not have an Apple device, or who might not be as technically savvy -- here's how to make that happen.

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How to make the iOS 12 lock screen weather widget appear

10/28/2018, 08:10 am

A small but long-running demand from iPhone owners has been access to more information on the lock screen than time, date, and notifications. Apple teased the lock-screen weather report in early photos, but it can be hard to invoke if you don't know where to look -- AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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How to use the built-in level in the iOS 12 Camera app

10/27/2018, 09:10 am

One thing people may have missed in the iOS Camera app is a built-in level -- though it appears only under very specific circumstances.

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How to transfer data from an Android phone to an iPhone using Apple's 'Move to iOS' app

10/26/2018, 10:10 am

Android smartphone owners who have just acquired an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max may be daunted by the prospect of moving their digital life over to their new device. Apple offers assistance in the form of the "Move to iOS" Android app, which can help port the essential data across.

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How to turn the iOS 12 keyboard into a trackpad on any iPhone or iPad

10/20/2018, 08:10 am

One of the potentially bothersome aspects of iOS is how hard it can be to tap your cursor exactly where you want it when typing or trying to copy or paste media. It's relatively easy to get around the issue, and with iOS 12, the solution is no longer limited to 3D Touch devices or multi-finger gestures.

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How to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

10/13/2018, 09:10 am

Something we almost take for granted on desktop Web browsers is favicons -- tiny icons that identify a tab at a glance, which can be particularly handy when you have a dozen open at a time.

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What iOS 12 'critical alerts' are, and how to turn them on

10/07/2018, 09:10 am

Many of iOS 12's notification features are intended to remove distractions, but "critical alerts" are meant to do the opposite. Apple hasn't said much about them -- so what are they, and how do they work?

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How to add your own Quick Actions to the new macOS Mojave Finder

10/05/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple's new macOS update means you can markup images, rotate photos, trim videos and more without ever opening an application. It's only going to get better, too, because you can very easily create your own Quick Actions. AppleInsider shows you how.

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How to leave the iOS 12 beta program now that it has been released

10/03/2018, 02:10 pm

You only signed up for the iOS 12 beta because you couldn't wait to see the new features. It's a little tricker to get off the iOS beta than it is the macOS one, but AppleInsider shows you how to return to the regular updates.

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New iPhone XS owners should get these essential apps from the App Store

09/29/2018, 06:09 pm

Everybody's different but there are some tools that help us all. Apple makes plenty of them and is getting better at including most on the phone but there are more. AppleInsider picks the apps that should be on your new iPhone.

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How to keep notifications in iOS 12 under control with Instant Tuning

09/29/2018, 08:09 am

Some iPhone and iPad apps abuse notifications, using them for glorified advertising or bombarding you with so much information that it becomes pointless. A new feature in iOS 12, "Instant Tuning," makes it easier to keep notifications in line.

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How to use the hidden features in Apple's Pages for Mac

09/27/2018, 02:09 pm

The stylishly simple and minimalist look of Pages hides a powerful writing tool -- and a page layout one too. AppleInsider has a word.

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How to put your old iPhone to use after you bought the new iPhone XS

09/26/2018, 02:09 pm

Whether it's last year's iPhone X or a digital antique, that once-cherished device can have an entirely new life. AppleInsider shows just how that phone could still be immensely useful.

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How to automate macOS Mojave if you like Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12

09/24/2018, 01:09 pm

Siri Shortcuts speeds up your use of iOS but doesn't work on macOS. Yet there are many, many Mac tools that will take this shortcut automation so very much further. AppleInsider automatically saves keystrokes, automates backups, moves windows and controls apps.

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PSA: Apple Watch Series 4's fall detection is off by default for most people

09/23/2018, 08:09 pm

If you're a new Series 4 owner and you've been trying without luck to test its fall detection feature, there may be a good reason -- it's probably turned off.

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