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Topic: Tips

Is your HomePod making a clicking sound? Here's how to fix it

07/17/2019, 02:07 pm

It sounds like electrical interference, but whatever this clicking or popping sound is, it's extremely irritating. The good news is that you may be able to fix it yourself, but the bad news is that you may have to take it to Apple.

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Hands on: Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone

07/14/2019, 12:07 pm

It's well known that the iPhone's video quality is top notch among mobile devices, with each release pushing forward what people can do with the tiny portable computing devices. Today we're taking a look at Sandmarc's Anamorphic Lens for the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, and how you can use it to achieve a more cinematic look from your iPhone.

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How-to easily pair your AirPods with Nintendo Switch

07/09/2019, 12:07 pm

Get the most out of your AirPods -- and your Nintendo Switch -- by pairing them together for the best gaming experience on the go. AppleInsider walks you through how.

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How to use NFC to control your home with iOS 13

07/08/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple's Shortcuts app is exceptionally powerful, but it becomes even more useful with the iOS 13 update. It comes preinstalled rather than a post-setup download, and it also arrives brimming with new features. One of the most built-out areas is for the smart home.

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How to stream the 2020 Democratic debates on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

06/26/2019, 02:06 pm

The first Democratic candidate debates for 2020's U.S. Presidential elections are happening Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, both at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Here's how to tune in from any Apple device you might have.

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13 hidden iOS 13 features you didn't know about

06/16/2019, 11:06 am

The first beta of iOS 13 has been out for nearly two weeks so lets take a look at some hidden features you might've not known about.

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How to connect your PS4 and Xbox One Controller to an iPad or iPhone on iOS 13

06/12/2019, 12:06 pm

You can now connect your PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4 controller and Xbox One S controller to iOS13 and tvOS. Here is how it works, and what you can do with it.

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How to open Apple's DMG files in Windows 10

06/07/2019, 11:06 am

One of the potentially frustrating things about switching back and forth between Mac and Windows PCs can be proprietary formats -- a key example being Apple's DMGs (disk images). Here's how to extract content from a DMG in Windows 10.

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Don't risk your Mac or its data just to try out the macOS Catalina beta

06/03/2019, 03:06 pm

Yes, it's extremely tempting, and you can't have left this year's WWDC keynote without wanting to get macOS Catalina immediately. Yet the risks of using major beta software are always great -- and this year, they are much worse.

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Tips, tricks, and customizations for your new Powerbeats Pro

05/28/2019, 04:05 pm

If you just picked up a pair of Powerbeats Pros and want to make sure you get the most out of them, then this guide is for you.

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How to turn Macs and iPhones into the best and fastest research tools

05/17/2019, 12:05 pm

There's a reason why so many college students use Macs and iPads. While you need to prepare carefully, and you need certain apps and tools, these devices are superb for research projects.

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How to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

05/15/2019, 08:05 am

Google has now begun to roll out its new feature that lets you limit how long it saves information about you. Here's how to use it.

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Tips, tricks, and customizations for your new AirPods

05/05/2019, 12:05 pm

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

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Our favorite tips and tricks for making the most out of Apple HomeKit

05/02/2019, 12:05 pm

HomeKit has made waves for being the easiest to use home automation platform, while still being extremely powerful. These are AppleInsider's top tips you may not know for getting the most out of your HomeKit setup.

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How to protect yourself against calls from fake Apple support

04/24/2019, 09:04 am

Calls from bogus Apple support representatives are on the rise. Scam-artists are using Apple's name, and spoofing phone numbers, in order to phish for personal details from customers. There are occasions when Apple will phone you, but it won't be about your iCloud account.

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How to stop Siri's voice reverting to a robot on iOS

04/10/2019, 11:04 am

You'll never appreciate just how good Siri's voice is today unless you hit this problem where your iPhone sheds it in favor of the original 2011-era robotic sound. Once you've appreciated it, though, here's how to put it right again.

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How to set up your new AirPods and get the most out of them

03/27/2019, 08:03 am

Maybe more than any other Apple device, you'll set your new AirPods up quickly and then wonder how you ever did without them. If the initial setting up is fast, though, there are things to know about how to get the most out of them, and what to do when you reluctantly hand these or the previous generation model on to a friend or partner.

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How to get your Mac or iPhone ready before you take it to Apple's Genius Bar

03/16/2019, 03:03 pm

Depending on the problem your device has, you may have to leave it with the Genius Bar -- and they may have to send it off to Apple. Make the process easier for yourself and for them plus protect your sensitive data by taking a few steps in advance.

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How to watch 2019's March Madness on your Apple devices

03/15/2019, 11:03 am

For college basketball fans, the NCAA's March Madness tournament is nigh -- 2019's games run March 19 through Apr. 8. Here's how to follow along on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV if you're not watching on cable or satellite.

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How to check if your flight is on a Boeing 737 MAX 8 & find the best seats on any aircraft

03/12/2019, 12:03 pm

The problems with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 have made passengers start to check what aircraft their flights are on. The way that you can check this, though, is the same way that also gets you more information to buy the best flight for you on any aircraft with any airline.

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