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Topic: Tips

How to clean AirPods and the AirPods Charging Case

02/23/2020, 11:02 am

The cases get scuffed in your pocket or bag, and then there's the matter of ear wax. Whatever the cause, those gorgeous AirPods of yours -- and their charging cases -- soon get dirty. Here's what to do about it.

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How to turn your Mac startup chime back on

02/22/2020, 09:02 am

The discovery of a simple Terminal command will allow users to bring back the iconic Mac startup sound.

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How to factory reset a MacBook Pro, and when to do it

02/20/2020, 01:02 pm

When you're preparing a MacBook Pro to sell, these are the steps you need to take to put the machine ready for a new user -- and making sure all your personal and account details are removed.

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How to cancel your Apple Music subscription

02/14/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple does make cancelling subscriptions straightforward, once you know how, but it's less clearcut with Apple Music since you'll want your own music to still be available to you.

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How to clean your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

02/09/2020, 11:02 am

You've spent a lot of money on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and you don't take enough care of them. Here's how to clean them -- and, crucially, what you must not ever do.

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How to save money and work around Apple's aggravating iCloud limitations

02/04/2020, 03:02 pm

For what you get, extra iCloud space is well worth paying for, but it's still not of great use when you're sharing work cross-platform -- and you can feel locked into it as soon as you have more data in iCloud that space on your own drive.

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How to export your Apple Card monthly transactions

01/21/2020, 01:01 pm

Users are now able to export their Apple Card monthly transactions, allowing them to import the data into third-party financial management apps.

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What macOS Catalina's 'Relocated Items' are, and how to delete them

01/19/2020, 12:01 pm

There are files taking up space on your Mac that, since updating to macOS Catalina, you simply can't use. Here's why you've got them and when they should be deleted.

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How to declutter your Mac using only the tools in macOS

01/17/2020, 10:01 am

You are running out of storage space and you can't even see why, but right there in macOS Catalina are the tools to show you what's taking up all that room -- and help you do something about it.

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How to fix one AirPod not working

12/07/2019, 09:12 am

For no reason that you can fathom, either the left or right AirPod Pro isn't working and you're just getting sound in mono out of the other. If the causes aren't clear, though, the solutions are.

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How to back up your Apple Watch

11/24/2019, 12:11 pm

The more independent Apple makes the Apple Watch, with apps and more storage for music or podcasts, the more you need to think about backing up your data.

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How to get an old macOS installer from Apple

11/23/2019, 06:11 pm

Your collection of old macOS installer disk images is now worthless, and Apple has changed where it hides downloadable copies. Yet there are still good reasons to get old OSes, and here's how to do it.

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How to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

11/14/2019, 11:11 am

Trading in last year's iPhone is a good way to save some money on a new one -- except that at first, it doesn't save you anything at all. Then whether you're going to trade it in at Apple or somewhere else, are steps you need to take to get your iPhone ready.

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How to replace lost tips for AirPods Pro and service other issues

11/10/2019, 03:11 pm

If you lose one of your AirPods Pro silicone tips, or one of the earbuds itself, there are ways to get replacements without shelling out for an entirely new set. Here's how to get that replacement tip for the AirPods Pro, or replace an earbud, or even the charging case.

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How to use Sign In With Apple and manage your log in information

11/07/2019, 03:11 pm

Sign In With Apple is here, and great for convenience and your privacy. Here's how to use the feature, and how you can manage the login information.

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Tips, tricks, and customizations for your new AirPods Pro

10/31/2019, 02:10 pm

Here's how to get the most out of your new AirPods Pro with AppleInsider's extensive list of tips, tricks, and customizations.

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Here's how to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

10/31/2019, 12:10 pm

One of the features that Apple added to the HomePod with the 13.2.1 update is the ability to play ambient sounds. Here's how to get them to play until you tell them to stop, or on a timer.

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How to keep your home's air clean and odor-free with HomeKit

10/17/2019, 02:10 pm

Poor air quality in your home can stink up the joint or exacerbate allergies -- and it can be hard to tell at a glance when its a problem. But, HomeKit peripherals can keep your home's air clean with minimal aggravation, and it won't cost as much as you think.

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How to select, copy, and paste text in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

10/15/2019, 03:10 pm

Apple has improved the ways you can quickly select, copy, and paste text, but the new gestures take some learning -- especially if you regularly used the previous ones.

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How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer on a USB drive

10/09/2019, 04:10 pm

If you have more than one Mac you want to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina but don't want to waste so much bandwidth downloading it for each machine, one option is to create a bootable installer on a spare USB flash drive. Here's how to do it with the Terminal.

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