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Topic: Tips

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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Tips: How to use Apple's eSIM technology in the iPhone XR or iPhone XS with GigSky

12/30/2018, 11:12 am

As carriers continue to add support for Apple's eSIM technology, using apps from the App Store to get the second number set up is also an option. AppleInsider walks you through how to use the Gigsky app to start using eSIM without having to shlep to a carrier's local store.

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How to stream the big college football games live on Apple devices

12/27/2018, 01:12 pm

For many Americans, catching up on college football is a tradition during the holidays. Here's how to watch games live on Apple devices, in some cases without footing for an expensive cable bill.

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What you need to get started with podcasting, and how to record one on your Mac

11/27/2018, 11:11 am

There's a lot to making a podcast from planning to getting it in front of listeners but it all starts with recording. AppleInsider explains how to pick your equipment and recommends some favourites.

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How to automate some frequent tasks to make your Mac work harder for you without spending another dime

11/15/2018, 03:11 pm

Before you even bother with Apple's powerful Automator and AppleScript tools, your Mac is capable of saving you time and speeding up your work every day.

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Nine tips and tricks for the new 2018 iPad Pro

11/12/2018, 12:11 pm

Apple's latest iPad Pros are gorgeous and impressively powerful. Because of this massive overhaul, we are likely to see more new iPad purchases than we've seen in a long time, and we've got an assortment of tips and tricks to really flex the might of the new models.

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How to temporarily enable Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

11/10/2018, 05:11 pm

The Do Not Disturb feature in iOS silences all but the most important calls and notifications, especially useful when sleeping, attending a meeting, or watching a movie. Did you know though that iOS 12 offers ways to have the mode automatically turn off under certain conditions?

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How to make a video screensaver for your Mac

11/09/2018, 07:11 am

We've got dynamic desktops but we're stuck with ordinary old screensavers. Except, with the right software and settings, you can replace that with a new video screensaver. AppleInsider explains what you need to do.

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How to share iCloud Photo Library photos with anyone, and revoke permission

11/04/2018, 09:11 am

One of the smaller reasons to flip on Apple's iCloud Photo Library is easier sharing with people who may not have an Apple device, or who might not be as technically savvy -- here's how to make that happen.

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How to make the iOS 12 lock screen weather widget appear

10/28/2018, 08:10 am

A small but long-running demand from iPhone owners has been access to more information on the lock screen than time, date, and notifications. Apple teased the lock-screen weather report in early photos, but it can be hard to invoke if you don't know where to look -- AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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How to use the built-in level in the iOS 12 Camera app

10/27/2018, 09:10 am

One thing people may have missed in the iOS Camera app is a built-in level -- though it appears only under very specific circumstances.

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How to transfer data from an Android phone to an iPhone using Apple's 'Move to iOS' app

10/26/2018, 10:10 am

Android smartphone owners who have just acquired an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max may be daunted by the prospect of moving their digital life over to their new device. Apple offers assistance in the form of the "Move to iOS" Android app, which can help port the essential data across.

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How to turn the iOS 12 keyboard into a trackpad on any iPhone or iPad

10/20/2018, 08:10 am

One of the potentially bothersome aspects of iOS is how hard it can be to tap your cursor exactly where you want it when typing or trying to copy or paste media. It's relatively easy to get around the issue, and with iOS 12, the solution is no longer limited to 3D Touch devices or multi-finger gestures.

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How to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

10/13/2018, 09:10 am

Something we almost take for granted on desktop Web browsers is favicons -- tiny icons that identify a tab at a glance, which can be particularly handy when you have a dozen open at a time.

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What iOS 12 'critical alerts' are, and how to turn them on

10/07/2018, 09:10 am

Many of iOS 12's notification features are intended to remove distractions, but "critical alerts" are meant to do the opposite. Apple hasn't said much about them -- so what are they, and how do they work?

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