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Topic: Tips

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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How to turn Live Photos into animated GIFs in iOS

06/28/2018, 03:06 pm

Taken a Live Photo on your iPhone or iPad and want to share it around on social media as a GIF, potentially creating a meme in the process? AppleInsider shows how to convert the clip into one of the most commonly used animated image formats found online.

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How to use Safari's Picture-in-Picture mode with YouTube on macOS

06/28/2018, 11:06 am

If you want to watch YouTube videos while performing other tasks on the Mac, one way is to take advantage of Safari's Picture-in-Picture function. AppleInsider shows how to access and use the hidden-from-view feature with Google's video service.

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How to make stereo HomePods louder when paired with Apple TV 4K

06/25/2018, 06:06 pm

If you have a pair of HomePods and want to use them in stereo as a home theater speaker replacement on the Apple TV, you may find the volume to be lower than you would really want for the setup. Changing a setting on the Apple TV can help push the decibel count higher, but even that has its limitations.

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How to disable nagging in-app rating requests on your iPhone or iPad

06/25/2018, 02:06 pm

Are you fed up with being constantly asked by apps to provide a review for the App Store? AppleInsider reveals how to quickly disable review requests from popping up within iOS apps at all, improving your iPhone and iPad experience.

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How to manage Safari notifications in macOS High Sierra and Mojave

06/22/2018, 10:06 am

Sometimes the number of Safari notifications from websites advising of new updates can be overwhelming, especially if permission is granted to too many sites. AppleInsider explains how to adjust which website notifications will be displayed to you in macOS, and how to change your preferences in the future.

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How to toggle Dark Mode with a keyboard shortcut or the Touch Bar

06/14/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple's macOS Mojave is coming this Fall, and it's bringing Dark Mode, a feature that users have requested for years. AppleInsider shares one way to make it easier to turn Dark Mode on and off, without needing to enter System Preferences every time.

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How to watermark PDFs and images using Quick Actions in macOS Mojave

06/13/2018, 02:06 pm

When Apple revealed macOS Mojave at WWDC 2018 last week, the company briefly teased a new ability that allows Mac users to quickly add watermarks to multiple pages within a PDF file, or a batch of images, using the new operating system's Quick Actions feature. Check out how it works before Mojave sees release this fall.

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How to create custom Quick Actions in macOS Mojave

06/12/2018, 04:06 pm

The Quick Actions of macOS Mojave show promise, but there's more that can be done with them than what Apple demonstrated during the WWDC keynote. AppleInsider explains how to get started producing custom workflows that can save you time.

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How to quickly force restart the iPhone X in case of a crash

06/12/2018, 03:06 pm

Yes, even the iPhone X can crash or hang sometimes. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly and easily force a restart on your iPhone X when your device no longer responds.

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How to set up your home network for many Apple TVs, Macs, iPhones, and iPads

06/12/2018, 09:06 am

Maybe you can get away with a single Wi-Fi basestation, if you have modest needs, but with the arrival of 4K media streaming, home network bandwidth demands are growing quickly. AppleInsider shares a few tips on how to build out your network, and points out some problems to avoid along the way.

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How to request your personal data using Apple's Data & Privacy portal

05/23/2018, 10:05 am

Apple has just launched its Data and Privacy portal, enabling users to download a copy of their personal data held on Apple's servers. AppleInsider walks you through the process of requesting the data archive through the new online tool.

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How to delete the 'mshelper' malware from macOS

05/18/2018, 10:05 am

If your Mac is running hot and is consuming its battery at a higher rate than expected in recent days, you may be affected by 'mshelper.' AppleInsider explains how to check for the resource-consuming malware, and how to stop it from slowing down macOS.

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How to merge together multiple PDF documents using Preview in macOS

05/17/2018, 03:05 pm

If you need to combine multiple PDF files into a single document, the Preview application in macOS can do the task. AppleInsider explains how to transfer sections between PDF documents to create a single compilation from a variety of sources.

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How to add bookmarks for your favorite websites to the macOS Dock

05/15/2018, 03:05 pm

If you regularly visit one or a group of websites multiple times a day, one idea is to add bookmarks to those online destinations in the macOS Dock. AppleInsider explains how to place shortcuts to websites on the Dock, allowing them to be quickly accessible at almost any time.

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How to shorten long text documents in macOS with the Summarize service

05/07/2018, 02:05 pm

If you have a long text document and need a much shorter version that basically covers the core concepts in the full version, the Summarize service built into macOS may be worth examining. AppleInsider explains how to get started using the tool to create short summaries of files that are simply too long to read.

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How to use Disk Utility in macOS to protect your sensitive data

05/06/2018, 11:05 am

Practically everyone has files or folders they keep on their Mac that they don't want anyone else to access. AppleInsider explains how to keep these files secure by turning a folder into a protected disk image, one that keeps the documents encrypted and requiring a password to read.

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How to batch resize your image collection using Preview in macOS

05/03/2018, 12:05 pm

If you have a large collection of images that you need to resize, an easy way to change all of the files quickly is to use Preview, included within macOS, instead of using a dedicated utility or an image editing program's functions. AppleInsider walks through how to batch process the photographs and other graphics to fit a certain size.

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How to use an unsupported NAS or a spare Mac on your network as storage for Time Machine backups

04/30/2018, 02:04 pm

The end the AirPort product line could cause some issues in the future, when users want to back up their Mac's data using Time Machine but find their Apple network appliance has died completely, with no immediate replacement available. Here's how to set Time Machine to use a NAS or another Mac's storage elsewhere on a home network.

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How to use Instant Notes to draw ideas out without unlocking the iPad or iPad Pro

04/27/2018, 11:04 am

Want to quickly take notes on your iPad or iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil? AppleInsider explains how to set up Instant Notes on your iOS device, allowing you to scribble important items and drawings on the screen without needing to unlock the iPad beforehand.

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