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Topic: Tips

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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How to download prior versions of apps onto an older iPhone or iPad that can't run iOS 12

03/10/2019, 11:03 am

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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Apple shares five new iPhone tip videos for contacting support, using Wallet, and more

03/09/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple has just published five new videos on its official YouTube channel as a continuation of its "iPhone Can Do What?" series, providing tips for using the Apple Support app, Face ID, Wallet, and more.

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How parents can turn on iOS 12 Screen Time for their child's iPhone or iPad

02/24/2019, 11:02 am

Nominally iOS 12's Screen Time feature is meant to help everyone keep their habits in check, but the most practical application may actually be as a form of strict parental control.

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Get more familiar with your iPhone with this list of 30 easy to follow tips

02/23/2019, 12:02 pm

Not everyone knows how to do everything on an iPhone, and sometimes it isn't immediately obvious how some seemingly simple tasks could be performed. AppleInsider shows you how to do some of those tasks that are commonly searched for on Google, in just minutes.

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Untangling monitor resolution and size -- how to pick the best display for home and office use

02/21/2019, 01:02 pm

If you're just diving into external monitors, the vast array of options and resolution spread before you can be enough to make you give up and buy an iMac just so that your monitor choice is made for you. AppleInsider talks about the three biggest and most important factors for a daily-use monitor for general use -- screen size, resolution, and scaling.

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How to create simple, one-step tasks in Automator to save you time on your Mac

02/10/2019, 10:02 am

It doesn't have to be difficult to make your Mac automatically perform repetitive or tedious tasks for you. Apple's free Automator app on every Mac has a plethora of functions that take one step to set up and then work for you forever.

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How to get more from Terminal and use it to control your Mac

02/06/2019, 01:02 pm

Even without becoming an expert in Apple's Terminal app, you can use simple commands to achieve things your Mac won't let you do in any other way. If you're just getting used to Terminal, AppleInsider has some more tips for you.

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

02/01/2019, 07:02 am

If you're a football fan looking to catch the Rams play the Patriots for the trophy on Feb. 3, there are a few options for watching on Apple devices without firing up a Web browser.

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How to use the Terminal to change the look of your Mac and speed up your work

01/31/2019, 02:01 pm

It can be dangerous if you're not careful, but alongside immense yet arcane power tricks, macOS Mojave's Terminal app has benefits for every Mac user. If you're a beginner, AppleInsider has some suggestions for you.

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How to set up VIP Mail contacts on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 12

01/02/2019, 01:01 pm

One of the perks of Apple's native Mail app in iOS 12 is the ability to create a "VIP" mailbox, gathering messages from your most important contacts as a way of cutting through the noise.

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