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  • How to Set Up Wireless Audio Sharing in iOS 13

    3:30pm By Brendan Hesse
    iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 come with a new feature that makes it much easier to share audio with your friends. Sure, you can go the “two of you use one half of a pair of earbuds” route, but that isn’t the best way to experience music or watch videos—both…
  • How to Use Faster Context Menus in the Latest iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta

    Thu 5:25pm By Brendan Hesse
    The fourth iOS 13 and iPadOS beta has rolled out for developers, and while there are the usual list of changes and bug-fixes in Beta 4, one of the more interesting tweaks is a much more responsive Context Menu that you’ll be able to pull up on any device…
  • Don't Answer Unsolicited Calls from Apple

    Jul 15, 2019, 5:00 pm By Josh Ocampo
    Recently, you may have received an urgent-sounding voicemail from “Apple,” claiming your “financial activity” on your devices was at stake.Read more...
  • How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android

    Jul 15, 2019, 1:30 pm By Abu Zafar
    Phones break or get lost all the time, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your personal data when and if that happens. In the video above, I go over the basics of backing up your Apple and Android devices.Read more...
  • Where to Buy the Discontinued 12-Inch MacBook

    Jul 9, 2019, 4:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Apple made some big changes to its MacBook lineup today—including axing the super-portable 12-inch MacBook, the entry-level MacBook of choice for many. While you can’t buy Apple’s MacBook from its official store anymore, you still have a few options to…
  • All the Changes Apple Made to MacBooks Today

    Jul 9, 2019, 3:10 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Apple made some big announcements today regarding the fate of its entry-level laptops. The company has discontinued the 12-inch MacBook (RIP), the non-Retina display MacBook Air, and made it impossible to buy a MacBook Pro without a (controversial) Touch Bar.…
  • How to Shut Down an Unresponsive iPhone

    Jul 8, 2019, 4:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    If your iPhone is giving you grief, a simple reboot is one quick way to troubleshoot whatever is ailing it. But what if your device is freezing up and you can’t summon the standard “slide to power off” screen? Read more...
  • What to Do If Your Mac Won't Update to Windows 10 Version 1903

    Jul 2, 2019, 4:15 pm By David Murphy
    It’s much, much easier to run Windows on a Mac than macOS on a Windows machine, but that doesn’t mean that this crazy hybrid environment is always going to be perfect. Microsoft recently released a bulletin that explains why you might be encountering some…
  • How to Tell If Your iPhone is Refurbished By Looking at Its Model Number

    Jun 29, 2019, 2:16 pm By Emily Price
    There’s always a bit of mystery involved when you’re buying an iPhone second hand. Was the phone purchased new by the person selling it to you? Is it refurbished?Read more...
  • The Best iOS 13 Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet

    Jun 26, 2019, 10:30 am By David Murphy
    I’ve been playing around with iOS 13 since the developer beta first launched—bugs and all. Since it’s now available for public consumption, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite new tricks so you can get excited while you wait for the beta to…
  • The Safest Way to Install the macOS Catalina Beta

    Jun 25, 2019, 2:15 pm By David Murphy
    The public betas for all of Apple’s latest operating system iterations are finally out (save for watchOS, per usual). We always warn people about installing these on their primary devices, because you don’t want the iPhone you rely on for work and…
  • How to Get the Highest Resolution When Watching Movies in iTunes

    Jun 25, 2019, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    I’m ever-hopeful that Apple will take a look at its Windows iTunes client someday. I realize Apple probably prioritizes this somewhere between “wipe bugs off the windows at Apple Park” and “design a new box for pizzas,” but that doesn’t mean that…
  • How to Download the iOS 13, macOS Catalina, and iPadOS Public Betas

    Jun 24, 2019, 4:15 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The public betas for iOS 13, macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and tvOS 13 are finally available. Here’s a quick recap of how to sign up, and what testers can expect from these beta builds.Read more...
  • Find Out If Apple Recalled Your MacBook Pro

    Fri 1:30pm By Brendan Hesse
    If you purchased a MacBook Pro at some point between 2015 and 2017, you should probably double check that it won’t spontaneously combust on you.Read more...
  • How to Customize Your AirPods' Double-Tap Controls

    Jun 20, 2019, 4:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Here’s a hidden little secret that you might not have known about—or have long since forgotten. The side of each Apple AirPod has a double-tap control that can toggle one of several actions, including calling up Siri on your iPhone, pausing or resuming…
  • How to Recreate iOS 13's Dynamic Wallpaper on Your Mac

    Jun 19, 2019, 4:45 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The iOS 13 beta has provided us with a preview of the new dynamic backgrounds that iPhone users will be sporting when iOS 13 rolls out to the public this fall. The new backgrounds on iOS 13 shift colors based on whether you’re using the light or dark theme.…
  • You Can Now Get Your Broken Apple Device Repaired at Best Buy

    Jun 19, 2019, 2:45 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Apple designs its products to be simple and foolproof, but also nearly impossible for the average user to fix themselves—meaning customers have to go through either an Apple Store, an Apple-approved third-party servicer, or ship their products to Apple for…
  • How to Prevent and Respond to a SIM Swap Scam

    Jun 19, 2019, 9:00 am By Brendan Hesse
    When ZDNet’s Matthew Miller got hit with a SIM swap attack, he described it as a “horror story” that caused him to lose “decades of data.” And he’s not being hyperbolic; more than a week later, he’s still dealing with the aftereffects, and…
  • How to Schedule iOS Text Messages With the Shortcuts App

    Jun 18, 2019, 2:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Like emails and social media posts, being able to draft and schedule out your texts can be a time management lifesaver—especially if you rely on texts as a part of your job or business, or use them as personal reminders you send to yourself. While some…
  • The Easiest Way to Install the iOS 13 Beta

    Jun 18, 2019, 11:15 am By David Murphy
    Apple recently released the second (developer) version of the iOS 13 beta. That means features plenty of bug fixes and new features. like sorting for your Notes checklists (to move completed items to the bottom), new Animoji stickers, a slider for adjusting…
  • How to Roll Back From the iOS 13 Beta to iOS 12

    Jun 17, 2019, 4:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The first beta of iOS 13 is out for developers to play with (and craftier Apple fans who like living on the edge), but it’s not all fun and games. While there are some awesome new features beta testers can try out if they install iOS 13 right now, the…
  • How to Trigger Automatic Shortcuts in iOS 13

    Jun 14, 2019, 2:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The iOS 13 beta is out for developers, and testers are finding a host of new features that the rest of us will be able to get our hands on in a few months. One of the most convenient changes to iOS 13 is the addition of automated triggers to the Shortcuts…
  • Keep Track of Your AirPods With This Magnet Hack

    Jun 14, 2019, 9:15 am By Josh Ocampo
    Ever put down an AirPod for a very brief moment only to suddenly forget where you’ve placed it? My kind and wonderful editor, Alice, has had this happen recently, as have I. (Turns out, her AirPod found its way into the trash.) Read more...
  • How to Get Your MacBook Ready to Sell

    Jun 10, 2019, 2:00 pm By David Murphy
    I’m getting rid of my MacBook. It’s nothing personal; I have to swap out my G/O Media-owned device for another, slightly slower MacBook. It’s an annoying process, but it doesn’t take a lot of time. In fact, it probably took me more time to come up with…
  • How to Install the Latest Apple Betas if You're Not a Developer

    Jun 6, 2019, 3:30 pm By David Murphy
    It’s time to try out all the new features and tweaks Apple has been cooking up back in its Cupertino labs—if you’re a developer, that is. While Apple is now previewing the latest and greatest versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS as betas, you can…