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  • These Are the Cheapest iPhones You Can Buy Right Now

    May 28, 2020, 4:15 pm By Abu Zafar
    Buying a new iPhone doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, and I firmly believe that most people don’t need to spend $1000 or more on the latest and greatest model. In the video above, I compare the three cheapest iPhones that Apple currently sells.Read…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Today's macOS 10.15.5 Update

    May 27, 2020, 2:45 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The macOS 10.15.5 update is rolling out computers this week, bringing a handful of new features and settings with it—including a long-awaited feature that should help keep your MacBook’s battery healthier for longer.Read more...
  • How to Jailbreak Your iOS 13.5 Device

    May 27, 2020, 9:00 am By Brendan Hesse
    Jailbreaking your iPhone was popular in the early days of iOS, but Apple got better at clamping down on the practice and the iOS jailbreaking scene went stagnant. Until now, that is. iOS 13.5 has been successfully jailbroken, meaning mods and customized themes…
  • Why Your iPhone Wants You to Update Way More Apps Than Usual

    May 26, 2020, 2:15 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The Apple App Store is randomly asking users to redownload app updates that they’ve previously installed. A similar issue has affected Android users for a few weeks now, but the iOS app updates appear to be downloading entire update files, rather than empty…
  • Haptic Touch Is the Most Underrated Feature in iOS

    May 21, 2020, 2:30 pm By Abu Zafar
    We should all be using haptic touch on our iPhones. It’s simply the easiest way to quickly access common tasks, from creating a reminder to switching between Bluetooth devices. In the video above, I share some of the ways I use haptic touch every single…
  • How to Disable or Hide Your MacBook's Touch Bar

    May 21, 2020, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    Lifehacker Managing Editor Joel Cunningham had a quirky quarantine-inspired question the other day: His three-year-old keeps on mashing the brightly colored buttons on his MacBook’s Touch Bar, prematurely ending his participation in various video chats. Cute…
  • How to Get $300 Off the 2019 MacBook Pro

    May 15, 2020, 2:15 pm By Brendan Hesse
    If you’re looking for a new MacBook, B&H Photo and Amazon are selling the 2019 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models for between $150 and $300 off their regular prices. For the MacBook Pro in particular, that’s the best discount we’ve seen yet.Read more...
  • How to Update Your Mac and All of Its Apps

    May 14, 2020, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    Updating your Mac is easy. And if all you do is download apps from the Mac App Store, keeping those updated is easy, too. But if you want to make sure everything on your Mac has the most recent features and security fixes, we have a few tips that can help you…
  • How to Filter Unwanted 'Reply All' Emails

    May 11, 2020, 4:45 pm By David Murphy
    If you’ve ever worked in a corporate setting, you’ve surely encountered the nightmare of a “Reply All” misfire. This is when someone accidentally (or purposefully) blasts an email to way more people than they should’ve, and even more people chime in…
  • How Do I Fix My Cracked iPhone Screen During the Shutdown?

    May 8, 2020, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    There’s a lot you can’t do in a pandemic—at least, if you’re smart. You shouldn’t be going to the mall (even if it’s open), nor should you even consider just lollygagging around the Apple store and taking stupid pictures on their demo devices. Read more...
  • How to Set Up Medical ID on Your iPhone

    May 7, 2020, 5:00 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The imminent iOS 13.5 update includes a new feature that could save your life. Once the update drops, you’ll be able to opt into automatically sharing your medical ID with 911 dispatchers and first responders, which will then provide you with the best…
  • The Best Places to Find Free eBooks

    Apr 30, 2020, 4:30 pm By Abu Zafar
    My go-to way to escape the coronavirus pandemic has been to crack open a good book and get lost in its pages. In the video above, I share how you can get your hands on eBooks without spending a dime.Read more...
  • Install iOS 13.5 to Unlock Your iPhone Even Faster While Wearing a Face Mask

    Apr 30, 2020, 1:30 pm By David Murphy
    Update 5/20/2020, 2:00 p.m.: iOS 13.5 is out now, so you can still follow our instructions for unlocking your iPhone while wearing a face mask. You won’t need to install a beta to access the feature, just a regular ol’ iOS update. And while Apple and…
  • How to Find COVID-19 Testing Sites in Apple Maps

    Apr 29, 2020, 3:15 pm By David Murphy
    I’m hoping you never need to search for a COVID-19 testing site, period. (Stay quarantined! Stay safe!) But if you do, and you’re on your iPhone or iPad, you can now easily find the nearest testing location via Apple Maps.Read more...
  • How to Keep the Image Capture App From Eating Up Space on Your Mac

    Apr 28, 2020, 3:15 pm By David Murphy
    If you’ve been wondering why the free space on your Mac keeps getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller—even if you haven’t been using your Mac all that much—there’s a quirky bug with Apple’s Image Capture app that could be to blame.Read more...
  • How to Preorder the iPhone SE for $200 off

    Apr 20, 2020, 1:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Apple’s upcoming second-generation iPhone SE is available for preorder from several online retailers, but if you’re a Verizon or AT&T customer and your account is eligible for an upgrade, Walmart’s preorder deal can save you half the price of the…
  • How to Extend the Life of Your MacBook's Battery

    Apr 17, 2020, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    Apple is dropping a new feature into macOS Catalina 10.15.5 that changes how your MacBook charges, which should hopefully allow you to squeak more life out of your device’s Achilles’ heel: its battery.Read more...
  • You Can Watch These Apple TV Plus Shows For Free

    Apr 12, 2020, 3:09 pm By Emily Price
    Now that a lot of us are spending more time at home, a number of streaming services have started to offer longer free trials or access to some of their original content for free.Read more...
  • Now Is the Time to Buy a Refurbished Mac Mini

    Apr 10, 2020, 1:15 pm By Brendan Hesse
    If you’ve been pondering the purchase of a Mac mini but hesitating because of the price, Apple is currently making it that much harder to resist the temptation to click the buy button: The company has finally dropped the 2018 Mac mini into its refurbished…
  • The iOS Keyboard Features You Might Have Missed

    Apr 9, 2020, 10:30 am By Abu Zafar
    The default iOS keyboard in iOS 13 is full of useful features that you might have missed. In the video above, I share three features I use all the time.Read more...
  • How to Connect Xbox and PlayStation Controllers to Your Apple Device

    Apr 2, 2020, 11:45 am By Abu Zafar
    One of the lesser-known features added in last year’s iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13 updates was the ability to connect Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers to your Apple devices. In the video above, I show you how to pair these controllers…
  • You Can Get a Refurbished iPhone for $119 Today

    Mar 27, 2020, 12:45 pm By Brendan Hesse
    The online reseller Woot tends to hold generous sales on refurbished Apple devices, but today’s deal on refurbished iPhone 7, 8, XR, SX, and XS Max devices might be one of the best you’ll see for a while. Almost all of the available devices are on sale for…
  • Apple Card's New Privacy Policy May Offer Second Chance to Rejected Applicants

    Mar 25, 2020, 4:00 pm By Lisa Rowan
    Apple Card has a new privacy policy that impacts current customers along with people who have not yet applied for the credit card. The changes are expected to make it easier for Apple’s banking partner, Goldman Sachs, to decide which potential customers are…
  • Safari Is Now the Best Browser for Blocking Third-Party Tracking

    Mar 25, 2020, 1:00 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Yesterday’s release of Safari 13.1 introduces stricter third-party cookie blocking features that prevents websites from identifying Safari users and tracking their web activity. This means Apple’s default web browser is now the best choice for stopping…
  • Please Don't Use Your iPhone to Self-Diagnose COVID-19

    Mar 24, 2020, 10:30 am By David Murphy
    The coronavirus is scary for all of us. I’ve seen one too many stories this weekend about seemingly healthy, young people being hit with COVID-19 and dropping dead within a week’s time. I was even tempted to Google symptoms when I had a slight cough and a…