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Topic: Tips

How and when to turn CDs, DVDs or folders into disk image files on macOS

07/17/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's macOS makes it easy to create disk images, the virtual equivalent of physical media. You already use them every time you install an app on your Mac but you can also exploit them for archiving and sharing your own work. AppleInsider shows you how to do it, and what to do with them after you're done.

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How to hide purchased apps from Family Sharing in iOS

07/16/2018, 01:07 pm

Being able to buy an app once and share it with your family is tremendous. However, by default all your family members see all of your apps, and can download any of them. AppleInsider shows you how to choose what they can and can't get access to.

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How to send images from the Messages app on the iPhone in iOS 12

07/11/2018, 03:07 pm

One of the more controversial changes in iOS 12 has to do with the way images from your photo library are shared in the Messages app. AppleInsider walks you through the easy, though perhaps a bit more convoluted than it has to be, method of sharing your images.

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How to quickly request the desktop version of a website on your iPhone

07/10/2018, 10:07 am

Need to access the desktop version of a website instead of the mobile-friendly version from your iPhone? AppleInsider shares two quick tricks to order your iOS devices to show the full version of sites in Safari, regardless of the screen size.

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How to use Continuity Camera in macOS Mojave and iOS 12

07/06/2018, 12:07 pm

Continuity Camera is a new feature debuting in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave that allows users to easily insert photos and scans into documents on their Mac from their iPhone or iPad. AppleInsider shows you how to use the image-capturing function.

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How to turn 'Hey Siri' on and off on your iPhone and iPad

07/04/2018, 11:07 am

Apple's "Hey Siri" function may be handy for most users, but there are times when you don't want it to activate and cause an interruption. AppleInsider explains how to prevent the hands-free voice prompt from activating, and how to turn it back on again.

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How to offload apps to reclaim wasted space on your iPhone and iPad

07/02/2018, 02:07 pm

The last thing anyone wants in the summer is to find out they can't take any more photos or videos of special occasions because their iOS device's storage is at maximum capacity, clogged up by large apps. AppleInsider shows how to use iOS functions to get rid of apps that take up too much space.

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How to turn Live Photos into animated GIFs in iOS

06/28/2018, 03:06 pm

Taken a Live Photo on your iPhone or iPad and want to share it around on social media as a GIF, potentially creating a meme in the process? AppleInsider shows how to convert the clip into one of the most commonly used animated image formats found online.

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How to use Safari's Picture-in-Picture mode with YouTube on macOS

06/28/2018, 11:06 am

If you want to watch YouTube videos while performing other tasks on the Mac, one way is to take advantage of Safari's Picture-in-Picture function. AppleInsider shows how to access and use the hidden-from-view feature with Google's video service.

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How to make stereo HomePods louder when paired with Apple TV 4K

06/25/2018, 06:06 pm

If you have a pair of HomePods and want to use them in stereo as a home theater speaker replacement on the Apple TV, you may find the volume to be lower than you would really want for the setup. Changing a setting on the Apple TV can help push the decibel count higher, but even that has its limitations.

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How to disable nagging in-app rating requests on your iPhone or iPad

06/25/2018, 02:06 pm

Are you fed up with being constantly asked by apps to provide a review for the App Store? AppleInsider reveals how to quickly disable review requests from popping up within iOS apps at all, improving your iPhone and iPad experience.

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How to manage Safari notifications in macOS High Sierra and Mojave

06/22/2018, 10:06 am

Sometimes the number of Safari notifications from websites advising of new updates can be overwhelming, especially if permission is granted to too many sites. AppleInsider explains how to adjust which website notifications will be displayed to you in macOS, and how to change your preferences in the future.

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How to toggle Dark Mode with a keyboard shortcut or the Touch Bar

06/14/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple's macOS Mojave is coming this Fall, and it's bringing Dark Mode, a feature that users have requested for years. AppleInsider shares one way to make it easier to turn Dark Mode on and off, without needing to enter System Preferences every time.

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How to watermark PDFs and images using Quick Actions in macOS Mojave

06/13/2018, 02:06 pm

When Apple revealed macOS Mojave at WWDC 2018 last week, the company briefly teased a new ability that allows Mac users to quickly add watermarks to multiple pages within a PDF file, or a batch of images, using the new operating system's Quick Actions feature. Check out how it works before Mojave sees release this fall.

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How to create custom Quick Actions in macOS Mojave

06/12/2018, 04:06 pm

The Quick Actions of macOS Mojave show promise, but there's more that can be done with them than what Apple demonstrated during the WWDC keynote. AppleInsider explains how to get started producing custom workflows that can save you time.

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How to quickly force restart the iPhone X in case of a crash

06/12/2018, 03:06 pm

Yes, even the iPhone X can crash or hang sometimes. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly and easily force a restart on your iPhone X when your device no longer responds.

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How to set up your home network for many Apple TVs, Macs, iPhones, and iPads

06/12/2018, 09:06 am

Maybe you can get away with a single Wi-Fi basestation, if you have modest needs, but with the arrival of 4K media streaming, home network bandwidth demands are growing quickly. AppleInsider shares a few tips on how to build out your network, and points out some problems to avoid along the way.

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How to request your personal data using Apple's Data & Privacy portal

05/23/2018, 10:05 am

Apple has just launched its Data and Privacy portal, enabling users to download a copy of their personal data held on Apple's servers. AppleInsider walks you through the process of requesting the data archive through the new online tool.

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How to delete the 'mshelper' malware from macOS

05/18/2018, 10:05 am

If your Mac is running hot and is consuming its battery at a higher rate than expected in recent days, you may be affected by 'mshelper.' AppleInsider explains how to check for the resource-consuming malware, and how to stop it from slowing down macOS.

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How to merge together multiple PDF documents using Preview in macOS

05/17/2018, 03:05 pm

If you need to combine multiple PDF files into a single document, the Preview application in macOS can do the task. AppleInsider explains how to transfer sections between PDF documents to create a single compilation from a variety of sources.

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