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Topic: Tips

Record Bird keeps you up to date on artist new releases by scanning your Apple Music library

11/05/2016, 01:11 pm

Record Bird is a free iPhone app that allows users to be informed about new and upcoming music releases from their favorite artists. And this week it was updated to add support for Apple Music, making it easier than ever to be in the know about upcoming album releases.

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How to restore the classic Mac startup chime to Apple's new 2016 MacBook Pros

10/31/2016, 11:10 am

Apple's newly released MacBook Pros do away with the classic F-sharp major boot-up chime that has been a part of the Mac since 1999. Thankfully, for those who want to keep it, there's an easy way to bring it back.

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Tips: How to remap command, control, escape, and other keys in macOS Sierra

10/26/2016, 03:10 pm

macOS Sierra has ushered in a number of new changes for Mac users, including the ability to remap the modifier keys, like the escape, control, command, or option keys to another hardware button. Here's how to do it.

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How to watch Apple's Oct. 27 'Hello Again' Mac event

10/26/2016, 07:10 am

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Apple will host its second press event of the fall, where it's expected to showcase new MacBook models including an overhauled MacBook Pro with an OLED touchbar, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, and possibly more. As usual, there will be several ways to watch.

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Tips: To easily stream your media from macOS to iOS locally, use StreamToMe

10/16/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple's Home Sharing is great if you've got just a few files you want to stream from a computer to iOS. For larger libraries, a third party application suite called StreamToMe is a great choice, and easy to set up for even novice users.

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iOS 10 tips: Rich notifications enable tvOS text entry from iPhone's lock screen

10/06/2016, 06:10 pm

With rich notifications in iOS 10, users can now view and interact with alerts from a variety of apps directly from the lock screen. One of the more useful implementations is the Apple TV Remote app, which lets users bypass the clunky tvOS keyboard and enter text with their iPhone.

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iOS 10 tips: Apple Music app updates help users manage tracks across devices

10/05/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple's newly released iOS 10 features a revamped Music app and updated Apple Music service. These changes make life a bit easier in terms of listening to, and accessing, music on Apple devices. Here's how to take full advantage of them.

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How to send messages on your iPhone with fireworks, balloons, and other screen flair in Apple's iOS 10

10/04/2016, 02:10 pm

Add a little flair to iMessages, thanks to the iOS 10 update that allows for the inclusion of everything from shooting stars, to fireworks, to emphasizing a point with "loud" texts and emojis.

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Tip: Send low-quality photos and save data via Apple's Messages app in iOS 10

10/03/2016, 01:10 pm

Users can now send photos iPhone in low quality mode, conserving data and battery usage via a new feature found in Apple's Messages app in iOS 10. Here's how to use it.

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iOS 10 tips: Change 'press home to unlock' back to 'rest to unlock'

09/30/2016, 03:09 pm

Slide to unlock is gone in iOS 10, and isn't coming back. In its place is "press home to unlock" which works well for the iPhone 6s and newer, but isn't so smooth for older phones, requiring two button presses to open a phone. Here's how to only have to hit the home button once to unlock your older phone with Touch ID.

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iOS 10 tips: How to turn on/off individual read receipts in Apple's Messages app

09/28/2016, 04:09 pm

Starting with iOS 10, read receipts in iMessages can be enabled or disabled on a person-by-person basis, letting users decide which contact knows when their texts have been viewed. Here's how to take advantage of the new feature.

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Inside iOS 10: How to install, use and remove apps for Messages

09/21/2016, 10:09 am

New to iOS 10 is deep app integration with Apple's Messages app. The process to add a third party's functionality to Messages isn't a one-click process, though -- here's how to do it.

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Tips: Apple Watch Series 2's 'Wake Screen on Crown Up' lets you discreetly check the time

09/16/2016, 05:09 pm

The newly released Apple Watch Series 2 boasts a unique feature that allows users to check the time in a more subtle way, without distracting people nearby, via the Digital Crown. Here's how to use it.

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How to use your iPhone to see what political affiliation Facebook thinks you have

08/24/2016, 02:08 pm

Facebook stores a significant amount of data on every user, including details about devices and operating systems you've used to access the service, and what political affiliation you may be. Here's how to find out what the world's largest social network knows about you.

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How to skip the airport's US Customs line with your iPhone

07/07/2016, 10:07 am

An iPhone app authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows users to submit entry information over the internet after landing, allowing them to skip the line at the airport and potentially re-enter the country much faster than usual.

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How to remove Stocks, Compass and other native apps from your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10

06/14/2016, 08:06 am

The upcoming release of iOS 10 will finally allow users to uninstall unwanted native apps, including Stocks and Watch, and even core apps like Calendar, Mail and Music. Here's how it works.

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How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on your iPhone

05/30/2016, 09:05 am

It's championship season for both hockey and basketball -- the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals. Here's how to watch all of this week's action on the go with your iPhone.

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How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

05/22/2016, 02:05 pm

Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to add to your photo collection, being limited by a lack of space is exasperating to say the least. Instead of deleting files and apps, though, there are a few simple ways to free up space on your iPhone to make room for new data.

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How to install and run Mac apps that don't come from the Mac App Store

04/13/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple has introduced a number of features designed to protect users from malware in OS X, but these tools occasionally go too far when trying to save people from themselves.

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How to enable Wi-Fi Calling in iOS 9.3 for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile iPhones

03/23/2016, 12:03 pm

With Monday's release of iOS 9.3, all four major U.S. cellular carriers -- including the latest addition, Verizon -- now support Wi-Fi Calling on Apple devices. Here's how to activate the feature on supporting networks.

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