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Topic: Tips

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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How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac

09/20/2018, 04:09 pm

If you've deleted a critical file from iCloud, if you know where to look, you can save your bacon. Only, Apple makes it hard to find on Macs -- and impossible on iOS. AppleInsider lost some files for you.

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How dual-SIM works with Apple's iPhone XS & XS Max

09/14/2018, 03:09 pm

One of the new features of the iPhone XS and XS Max is dual-SIM support, which will let people wield two phone numbers on the same device. Here's how it works in countries where eSIM is available.

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How to use the Apple Upgrade Program to get an iPhone XR, and prepare for pre-orders now

09/13/2018, 10:09 am

Apple has an easy way for you to get the new iPhone with the Apple Upgrade Program. AppleInsider lays out a potentially money-saving option for Apple customers -- especially those that like to upgrade every year.

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Getting started with playing your own music in iTunes on the Mac

09/11/2018, 02:09 pm

If Apple won't chop iTunes up into separate apps, we will. AppleInsider takes each element of iTunes and shows you how to get the best out of it. First up: simply playing your own music collection.

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How to watch Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather round' iPhone Xs event, and follow along with AppleInsider

09/11/2018, 09:09 am

Apple is poised to announce three new iPhones and possibly much more at its fall press event, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) on Sept. 12. Follow along with AppleInsider while you watch on one of multiple sources this year, including Twitter.

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What app-specific iCloud passwords are and when Apple forces you to use them

09/10/2018, 01:09 pm

Sometimes, an app wants your iCloud credentials for legitimate reasons, and Apple has app-specific passwords to keep your data safe -- but, there are limits to them that Apple doesn't mention. AppleInsider shows you what they do, plus how and when to use them.

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How to master Split View and Slide Over for iOS apps

09/06/2018, 01:09 pm

While Split View is a convenient feature of macOS, its equivalent on iOS is so good that it makes iPads truly productive tools. AppleInsider looks at how you can exploit its benefits.

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How to work around Split View's rough edges on the Mac to make it the tool it should be

09/04/2018, 11:09 am

If you've ever used this macOS feature, you know it's useful -- but you also how clunky it is when you want to stop or to change the apps in view. AppleInsider shows you the quickest ways to use it and when alternative apps are better.

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How to replace Apple Mail on the iPhone or iPad, and why you might want to

09/03/2018, 08:09 am

Apple may lock down iPhones and iPads more than it does the Mac, but despite the greater constraints, developers have managed to create Mail alternatives that are more compelling on iOS. AppleInsider looks at what they've done and why you should try alternative email apps.

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How to stop the constant update prompt in the iOS 12 beta

08/31/2018, 09:08 am

It's a workaround, not a fix, but it will get rid of the incessant upgrade notification in iOS 12 until Apple issues a solution. AppleInsider sorts it out -- and finds unexpected consequences too.

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