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Topic: Tips

iPhone X tips: How to record your own Animoji karaoke

11/06/2017, 12:11 pm

Apple's Animoji are a smash hit, but one of their most popular uses is not what was originally intended: lip syncing along with your favorite songs. The process of recording it is a little unconventional, but AppleInsider is here to explain how you can get in on the fun.

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iPhone X tips: Maximize battery life with 'dark mode' inverted colors and grayscale

11/06/2017, 09:11 am

Apple's switch to an OLED display on the iPhone X means users who dig into the settings of the device can squeeze out more battery life, reducing the power consumption of the screen and extending the time needed between charges. AppleInsider tells you how to do it.

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iPhone X tips: Miss the home button? Here's how to add a virtual one

11/04/2017, 02:11 pm

The removal of the home button on the iPhone X is a bold decision by Apple, but some customers may find themselves pining for the way things once were. Thankfully, the home button is not gone entirely, as iOS allows you to add a customizable virtual one to your screen. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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Got an iPhone X? Here are the tips and techniques you should know to get started

11/03/2017, 10:11 am

The user interface in the iPhone X is slightly different than that in older non-OLED iPhones. AppleInsider has been using the phone for the better part of a week -- and here are some tips to help you quickly adjust to your new device.

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How to configure Safari in High Sierra to use Google Hangouts

11/02/2017, 01:11 pm

If you need to appear in a Google Hangout for whatever the reason, you may have noticed that the instructions on how to get the audio and video plugin to function in High Sierra's version of Safari are wrong. Here's how to make it work.

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How to use animoji on Apple's iPhone X

11/01/2017, 02:11 pm

One of the unique features enabled by Apple's TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X is animoji -- animated emoji -- based on your real-life head and mouth movements.

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How to invoke Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X

11/01/2017, 11:11 am

With the iPhone X, Apple has by necessity switched up how to trigger both the Control and Notification Centers in iOS 11. Here's how to launch both.

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How to enable and use Reachability on iPhone X

10/31/2017, 11:10 pm

Though the iPhone X removes the home button in favor of Face ID and a full-face display, users might still require access to Apple's Reachability feature for one-handed use. Despite reports to the contrary, the accessibility option is alive and well in Apple's latest flagship. We show you how to use it.

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How to take advantage of the iPhone X's wireless and fast-charging capabilities

10/31/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple's iPhone X supports both fast-charging via Lightning and wireless charging via a compatible Qi pad or dock, but neither option is available out-of-the-box.

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Keep your iPhone X safe with one of these protective cases

10/28/2017, 01:10 am

Anyone looking to buy an iPhone X at launch is probably concerned with keeping their new mobile device as safe as possible. AppleInsider has rounded up a selection of the cases on the market that offer protection with style.

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How to preorder iPhone X with Apple's battle-tested Apple Store app

10/26/2017, 01:10 am

Apple's iPhone X is by far the most hotly anticipated device of 2017. With all signs pointing to a quick sellout of initial stock, prospective buyers will have to go into Friday's preorder process with a game plan.

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How to fix problems with iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad

10/25/2017, 02:10 pm

For some, iOS 11 has proven to be problematic -- but not for everyone, and not on every device. Here are a few things to try to (hopefully) clean up some issues before Apple issues a fix in software.

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How to customize Philips Hue Dimmer Switches to control any Apple HomeKit devices

10/24/2017, 09:10 am

A recent firmware update for the Philips Hue lighting lineup has given HomeKit compatibility to the company's affordable dimmer switches. That means you can now customize the switches to your liking, making them control a multitude of HomeKit accessories beyond Hue bulbs. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

10/20/2017, 08:10 pm

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu's Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider shows you how it's done.

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How to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly on your iPhone

10/19/2017, 11:10 am

Some names can be hard for Siri to pronounce, and if you don't correct the matter won't be accurately retrieved by Apple's voice-powered assistant. Here's how to fix them.

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How to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with watchOS 4 & iOS 11

10/18/2017, 01:10 pm

If you exercise with an Apple Watch, you'll want to load some music onto it. Thankfully with watchOS 4, Apple now lets you load multiple playlists and albums onto the wrist-worn device. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11

10/18/2017, 10:10 am

There's a good chance that if got an iPhone or an iPad for Christmas, you've probably still using Siri's default voice settings -- but as AppleInsider can show, there are a few ways to personalize Siri's sound and functions in iOS 11 [now with video].

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How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

10/17/2017, 01:10 pm

Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. Sounds simple enough -- but there are a few pre-requisites to fulfill before it works reliably. AppleInsider spells it all out.

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How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

10/17/2017, 11:10 am

One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider shows you how to set up the feature and get messaging on your iPad, Mac and more.

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Tip: Convert physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to iTunes with Vudu and Movies Anywhere

10/16/2017, 12:10 pm

The expansion of Movies Anywhere to new studios and services has, in a roundabout way, enabled a new capability: You can now scan physical DVDs and Blu-rays that you own, and for a small fee convert them into authentic, legitimate iTunes Store purchases. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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