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Topic: Tips

How to trigger Siri on your iPhone instead of HomePod

02/09/2018, 08:02 pm

With HomePod, accessing Apple's Siri technology is more convenient than ever. But users might want trigger the virtual assistant on an iPhone rather than a speaker that blasts answers to anyone within earshot. Here's how to do it.

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How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

02/08/2018, 02:02 pm

Even though the opening ceremony won't take place until Feb. 9, early competition is already getting underway at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Here's how to watch on your Apple device of choice.

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How to download old versions of apps from the App Store on an older iPhone or iPad that can't run iOS 11

02/08/2018, 12:02 pm

Apple hasn't totally left old iPad owners behind. In addition to still signing the last iOS releases for those devices, you can still download software for them -- assuming you know where to look.

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How to install fonts on a Mac and make them available to all users

02/07/2018, 07:02 pm

Whether you're working on a personal project, trying to open a document from a coworker, or creating marketing materials for your business, you may find yourself in need of installing a new font on your Mac. How to do so may not be clear, so AppleInsider is here to walk you through the process.

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Video: How to permanently disable macOS High Sierra upgrade notifications

02/02/2018, 02:02 pm

Every time you boot a Mac running an older version of macOS, you'll likely see at least one pop-up notification urging you to download and install the latest macOS High Sierra operating system.

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How to stream Super Bowl LII on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

02/01/2018, 08:02 am

If you're a football fan looking to catch the Eagles play the Patriots on Sunday, there are a few options for watching on Apple devices without firing up a web browser on your Mac.

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How to transfer your iPhone or Mac Photo library to an external drive

01/31/2018, 07:01 pm

Storing an entire collection of photographs in Apple's Photos app on macOS can be a great way of keeping precious memories in order, but there are occasions when it needs to be stored on an external hard drive. AppleInsider explains how to shift the Photos Library to a new location while keeping all images safe and intact.

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How to fix a drive partition failure while installing Windows through Boot Camp in High Sierra

01/29/2018, 03:01 pm

Boot Camp will add a partition on-the-fly to your system drive, but there are some things that can stand in the way of that process. AppleInsider explains how to fix most of the issues preventing you from setting up that partition, if the assistant throws you the failure to partition error.

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How to make a bootable macOS High Sierra install disk on USB or Thunderbolt drive

01/26/2018, 12:01 pm

If you don't have a macOS Server installation and have multiple macs to upgrade, it can be a bandwidth-sucking chore. Instead, there's a way to download a full install of the latest version of High Sierra and make install media using the Terminal -- AppleInsider shows you how.

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Tips: If you're holding off on macOS High Sierra, turn off upgrade notifications for good

01/23/2018, 11:01 am

Every time you boot a computer capable of upgrading to High Sierra, macOS will pop up at least one notification a day exhorting you to move up. Here's how to turn them off for good, with one Terminal command.

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Tips: How to make Windows 10 install media on macOS High Sierra

01/18/2018, 10:01 am

Apple stripped the ability to make Windows 10 install media from a flash drive or external SSD in Sierra, but sometimes, you still need to be able to do it from a Microsoft-provided download. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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Tips: How to create a PDF of a webpage for offline reading in iOS 11

01/17/2018, 12:01 pm

Though there are certainly alternatives like Pocket, often the simplest way of saving a single page of a webpage for later reading on an iPhone or iPad -- especially if you want to annotate it -- is saving it as a PDF.

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Video: How to set separate controls in iOS 11 for left and right AirPods

01/01/2018, 01:01 pm

Some users are still reluctant to upgrade their iPhone software to iOS 11, but with features like the newly updated control and notification centers, we're not turning back. It gets even better if you own a set of Apple's AirPods, with more customization options. AppleInsider shows you how to customize controls to your liking on your AirPods.

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Some of the best apps for your new Apple Watch

12/26/2017, 11:12 am

If you were lucky enough to get -- or buy -- an Apple Watch for Christmas, you might be wondering where to start with third-party apps. These a few of the most recommended ones out there.

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Make your new Mac more useful with these essential apps

12/25/2017, 03:12 pm

A brand new Mac is a semi-blank canvas ready for the owner to turn into their ideal workspace, by adding the applications and utilities they aim to use in the future. AppleInsider has collected together a list of software that those new to macOS may want to install to their new Mac shortly after turning it on for the first time.

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How to get your old iPhone battery replaced by Apple

12/21/2017, 12:12 pm

If you have an older or heavily-used iPhone, and you're worried about Apple's admission that it slows down models with degraded batteries, here's how to get your battery swapped instead of paying for a new device.

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Get more out of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' with these toys, tips and apps

12/15/2017, 02:12 pm

With critical acclaim and unparalleled hype, the latest entry in the Luke Skywalker saga has arrived in theaters. If you just can't get enough "Star Wars," AppleInsider has you covered, with some of the coolest toys, best apps, games and more.

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Take a movie theater bathroom break at the perfect time with RunPee app for iPhone

12/14/2017, 07:12 pm

This weekend's highly anticipated release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" clocks in with an epic-length runtime of 2 hours and 32 minutes. That's a lot of Star Wars action for your eyeballs, but can your bladder handle it? If not, the iPhone app RunPee is here to help.

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How to calibrate an Apple Watch for accurate pace & calorie measurements

12/13/2017, 10:12 am

The Apple Watch is pretty adept as a fitness device, but every person has different dimensions, which can lead to varying pace, distance, and calorie results for the same activity if a Watch isn't calibrated properly. Here's how to make sure you're getting the best data.

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Verify your identity to ensure smooth Apple Pay Cash transactions

12/08/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple and financial institutions want to make Apple Pay Cash as frictionless as possible for simple person-to-person money transfers. But if you want to send a larger amount of money, or spend your Apple Pay Cash at a retail store, you may need to verify your identity for security purposes. If you want to get that verification out of the way up front, AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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