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Topic: Tips

How to delete all of the Siri recordings that Apple may have of you on Mac or iOS

08/02/2019, 09:08 am

There is a way to delete the anonymized Siri recordings that Apple may have on file for you, but there are some consequences for doing so.

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AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

08/01/2019, 03:08 pm

AppleInsider is looking for passionate, energetic journalists with the determination to build and break influential stories on all things Apple.

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Having problems with Wi-Fi on Amtrak trains? Here's how to (probably) fix it

07/24/2019, 01:07 pm

Amtrak's trains are a good way to get from point to point, inexpensively and quickly, without subjecting your vehicle to miles it doesn't necessarily need to have. And they have Wi-Fi, of a sort. Here are some tips on how to connect to the Wi-Fi hotspots on the trains, and some things you should know.

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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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Are your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it

07/14/2019, 03:07 pm

If you've never had this problem, we're not surprised because it is really rare. However, we also envy you tremendously, because when you do get it, it is extraordinarily inconvenient. As yet, Apple has no fix for it -- but we do have a workaround.

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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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How to prepare for macOS Catalina by organizing your iTunes library

06/04/2019, 01:06 pm

You've got years upon years of music, film and TV clogging up your library and you're not really sure where it all is. Take some time now to let your Mac sort out your iTunes library before you move to macOS Catalina.

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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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How to get more from the Finder's windows and its hidden power features

05/10/2019, 12:05 pm

It's the first thing you see when you switch on your Mac -- but then you might not look at it again for the rest of the day. Yet if you take some time to see what the Finder can do for you just in its regular windows and it'll become a tool instead of simply where you keep that pretty wallpaper.

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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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