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Topic: Tips

How to turn off your Apple TV

04/06/2020, 08:04 am

Whether it's the Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K, there is no off switch -- but there are ways to quickly stop it playing, and go to sleep, when you're finished watching.


How to automatically request a desktop version of a website on iOS

04/02/2020, 09:04 am

Websites typically adapt to the iPhone screen, but that doesn't mean they all do it well. When you know you're going to always need to see the full desktop version instead, you can make your iOS device automatically display it.


How to make YouTube videos on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

04/01/2020, 03:04 pm

You've thought about making a YouTube channel before, and now suddenly you have the time to do it, too. All you need is the equipment -- and since you're an Apple user, you've already got it.


How to use Slack and get the most out of the refreshed interface on the Mac

04/01/2020, 07:04 am

Slack recently updated its application with a new layout, making it more useful to remote teams and those working from home. AppleInsider explains the changes in the new Slack experience.


iPad Pro, iPadOS & iOS 13.4 with trackpad support and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/27/2020, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, hosts Stephen Robles and William Gallagher discuss the new mouse and trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4, new iPad Pro benchmarks, iCloud folder sharing, Face ID coming to the Mac, and tips for live streaming from home.


How to use Group FaceTime

03/23/2020, 06:03 pm

If you're missing human contact because you're having to work from home, Apple's Group FaceTime is for you. There are many ways to set it up and use it, though, so here are the steps you need to take.


How to customize mouse and trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4

03/22/2020, 04:03 pm

You'd think adding cursor support to iPad would be straight-forward. It certainly isn't, but Apple delivered a well-thought-out user experience with its iPadOS 13.4 update. We show you how to delve further into the settings to customize the experience so it is best for your needs.


How to deposit checks online without leaving your home

03/20/2020, 10:03 am

If you're worried about visiting a bank to cash a check during the ongoing pandemic, we've got a collection of mobile banking tips to help you figure out banking from home.


How to use a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad with iPad and iPadOS 13.4

03/19/2020, 01:03 pm

When the iPadOS 13.4 is installed on your machine, you can use a wireless Bluetooth mouse or trackpad with your iPad with full-fledged cursor support. Here is how to set up, use, and master any Bluetooth trackpad or mouse on your iPad.


Tips for remote learning or attending school from home during the coronavirus outbreak

03/13/2020, 05:03 am

If your school has closed its doors in the interest of public health-- don't worry! Here's a collection of our best tips for transitioning to attending classes remotely.


How to rename AirPods or AirPods Pro

03/12/2020, 01:03 pm

Whether you want to give your AirPods to someone else, or you just want those AirPods Pro to be more identifiable when you're looking through your Bluetooth connections, here's how to rename them all.


How to disinfect iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods, during the coronavirus outbreak

03/09/2020, 12:03 pm

It's all very well saying we should protect ourselves from the coronavirus by not shaking hands. But a lot of us work where we are sharing iPads, we're hot-desking at Macs, and some of us are even letting partners borrow our AirPods. Here's how to be sure you're safe.


How to see battery charge percent on your iPhone

03/07/2020, 02:03 pm

To make space for the Face ID notch, Apple took away the old battery percent number from the iPhone's home screen. But there are still many ways to get this useful information when you need it.


How to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak

03/06/2020, 01:03 pm

Here's exactly what to do of you're required to work from home while the coronavirus outbreak continues. If you make key preparations, you may never want to go back to the office.


How to find lost AirPods and AirPods Pro

03/05/2020, 03:03 pm

You're going to forget them somewhere, some time, here's how to hopefully get them back whether you've dropped them behind the couch, or left them at work.


How to download Apple TV apps, and delete them too

03/02/2020, 03:03 pm

Downloading apps from the Apple TV App Store is a similar process as doing so on your iPhone, except that finding what you want on the Apple TV is trickier and the way you later delete them is not obvious. Here's how to do both.


What you need to know about security keys on iOS and macOS

03/02/2020, 02:03 pm

A physical security key, like a YubiKey, is an excellent way to bolster your two-factor authentication and help keep your online accounts and data safe from attackers. Here's what you need to know about using them on iOS and macOS.


How to take a screenshot on a MacBook Pro

02/28/2020, 10:02 am

There may be as many ways to take a screenshot off your 16-inch MacBook Pro as there are reasons to take them, but Apple could make it a lot more obvious what's possible and how to do it.


How to connect AirPods to MacBook Pro

02/27/2020, 11:02 am

Apple seems to expect you to use AirPods and AirPods Pro with your iPhone, but you can connect them to your MacBook Pro instead -- and Apple does help.


How to use Apple Pay, from set up to in the store

02/26/2020, 09:02 am

You can use Apple Pay in ever more places, but you still have to set it up on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Here's how to get it started, and then how to use Apple Pay to buy online and in stores.