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Topic: Tips

How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac

08/15/2018, 02:08 pm

As good as iCloud backups are, you also should back up iPhones and iPads to your Mac -- but that can take a big chunk out of your computer's storage. AppleInsider shows you how to stop clogging up your Mac's drive.

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Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

08/14/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in it. AppleInsider looks at ways to make a superb app even better.

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What to do when your Lightning cable won't charge your iPhone or iPad

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

It's not a common problem -- but knowing that is no help when it's just happened to you. AppleInsider shows the steps that can save you a trip to an Apple Store.

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How to play music using your Mac's keyboard with GarageBand's Musical Typing

08/09/2018, 10:08 am

Want to add elements to a GarageBand composition by playing a piano, but don't have access to a MIDI keyboard? Save money on buying a new instrument by taking advantage of the built-in Musical Typing feature to turn your Mac's keyboard into an alternative keyboard.

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How to add or remove fonts on the Mac with Font Book

08/08/2018, 09:08 am

Not everyone is satisfied by the ample array of fonts available to use on the Mac, with some users needing to add more, or even remove some if there are too many. AppleInsider explains how to do this by using Font Book, the macOS tool for managing the decorative text elements.

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Don't wait for Apple - how to get news on your Mac now

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

The Apple News app is coming to macOS Mojave but you can do better right now with tools that are already available. AppleInsider shows you how to bring the headlines to your desktop.

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How to set up Backblaze to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

08/06/2018, 04:08 pm

You know those backup drives will fail someday -- but online backup services won't. Every minute of every day, your work can be preserved offsite -- and AppleInsider will show you how to start.

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Exploit Apple Mail's hidden power-user features on the Mac with these five tips

08/03/2018, 12:08 pm

You might use it every day but the email app we all take for granted has hidden depths. AppleInsider lifts the lid on our favorite five techniques for making Mail work harder on your Mac.

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How to exploit Apple Mail's patchy but powerful rules to control your email

08/01/2018, 01:08 pm

Apart from one flaw that Apple keeps not fixing, the standard Mail app on your Mac has superb ways to help you manage your messages. AppleInsider works around the flaw and examines the power of automating your inbox.

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How to see hidden files and folders in macOS

07/27/2018, 10:07 am

While macOS allows users to see the majority of the files their Mac holds, not all files are immediately accessible in Finder, with some kept from view to prevent inadvertent changes or deletion. AppleInsider shows how to gain access to those hidden files and folders.

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Wipe your iPhone before selling it, because if you don't you might get your data stolen

07/26/2018, 04:07 pm

Make sure you remove all your personal information before you sell or trade your #iPhone in because if you don't, the consequences can be creepy and dangerous as one Ontario teenager discovered. AppleInsider recounts the tale, and shows you how to avoid the same fate.

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How to make interactive group presentations with an Apple TV and iPad

07/25/2018, 03:07 pm

It's not the most obvious presentation tool, but using an Apple TV with iPad and the right projector means you'll never be tied to the podium again.

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How to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

07/23/2018, 01:07 pm

If you needed one more nudge, Apple has just made it slightly harder to recover lost data from the new MacBook Pro models. Don't rely on Apple to rescue you if you haven't backed up your Mac. AppleInsider talks about how to get this done, with options beyond Time Machine.

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How and when to turn CDs, DVDs or folders into disk image files on macOS

07/17/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's macOS makes it easy to create disk images, the virtual equivalent of physical media. You already use them every time you install an app on your Mac but you can also exploit them for archiving and sharing your own work. AppleInsider shows you how to do it, and what to do with them after you're done.

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How to hide purchased apps from Family Sharing in iOS

07/16/2018, 01:07 pm

Being able to buy an app once and share it with your family is tremendous. However, by default all your family members see all of your apps, and can download any of them. AppleInsider shows you how to choose what they can and can't get access to.

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How to send images from the Messages app on the iPhone in iOS 12

07/11/2018, 03:07 pm

One of the more controversial changes in iOS 12 has to do with the way images from your photo library are shared in the Messages app. AppleInsider walks you through the easy, though perhaps a bit more convoluted than it has to be, method of sharing your images.

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How to quickly request the desktop version of a website on your iPhone

07/10/2018, 10:07 am

Need to access the desktop version of a website instead of the mobile-friendly version from your iPhone? AppleInsider shares two quick tricks to order your iOS devices to show the full version of sites in Safari, regardless of the screen size.

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How to use Continuity Camera in macOS Mojave and iOS 12

07/06/2018, 12:07 pm

Continuity Camera is a new feature debuting in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave that allows users to easily insert photos and scans into documents on their Mac from their iPhone or iPad. AppleInsider shows you how to use the image-capturing function.

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How to turn 'Hey Siri' on and off on your iPhone and iPad

07/04/2018, 11:07 am

Apple's "Hey Siri" function may be handy for most users, but there are times when you don't want it to activate and cause an interruption. AppleInsider explains how to prevent the hands-free voice prompt from activating, and how to turn it back on again.

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How to offload apps to reclaim wasted space on your iPhone and iPad

07/02/2018, 02:07 pm

The last thing anyone wants in the summer is to find out they can't take any more photos or videos of special occasions because their iOS device's storage is at maximum capacity, clogged up by large apps. AppleInsider shows how to use iOS functions to get rid of apps that take up too much space.

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