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  • Record and Share Your Best Mobile Gaming Clips With GameOn

    Mar 4, 2021, 1:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Despite the rising popularity of mobile gaming, it’s a lot harder to record or stream your smartphone games than your console games. To help bridge that gap, Amazon launched GameOn, a YouTube-like social media platform and video app for mobile gaming. Users…
  • How to Change Which Apps Siri Uses to Play Audio in iOS

    Mar 3, 2021, 2:00 pm By David Murphy
    It’s rare to see Apple add options to iOS that allow you to set the app you actually want to use to accomplish something, rather than forcing you to use an official Apple app. And while I doubt you’ll ever be able to use anything other than the App Store…
  • How to Quickly Scan Documents on Your Mac With Your iPhone

    Mar 2, 2021, 2:45 pm By David Murphy
    I don’t use my Mac and my iPhone together as much as I should; I generally tend to complete tasks on one or the other, rather than handing off my work between the two platforms. I might change this up, though, now that I see how easy it is to trigger my…
  • How to Find an Apple Product's 'Reparability Score'

    Mar 1, 2021, 3:00 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Thanks to new economic regulations in France, it’s now easier to judge the reparability of Apple’s products anywhere in the world.Read more...
  • The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Mukbang and Bullshido

    Feb 26, 2021, 10:30 am By Stephen Johnson
    This week’s out-of-touch guide brings us gifts from Asia, including the Korean craze of “mukbang” videos, American appropriation of ancient Chinese martial arts, and a Japanese video game series that some people really like… but only some people.Read more...
  • How to Use Spatial Audio on AirPods Pro & Max

    Feb 26, 2021, 10:00 am By Joel Kahn
    When Apple announced the launch of their pricey AirPods Max, they highlighted a new, unheard of feature: something they called “Spatial Audio”. Granted, “Spatial Audio” is a term made up by Apple to sell headphones, but it’s basically surround sound…
  • How to Limit Google's Apps From Tracking You on Your Apple Devices

    Feb 25, 2021, 4:00 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Apple recently updated its App Store and iOS privacy policies to force app developers to be more transparent about their data collection practices. As a result, users have a little more insight (and, ideally, control) over what data various companies can…
  • What to Do When YouTube Stops Working on Your Old Apple TV

    Feb 5, 2021, 3:15 pm By Brendan Hesse
    According to a notification from Apple, YouTube is dropping support for some Apple TVs in early March. Users can still watch videos from a secondary Apple device via AirPlay, but you won’t be able to use the YouTube channel itself on third-generation Apple…
  • Where to Get 'Unity' Wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

    Feb 4, 2021, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    Continuing Apple’s celebration of Black culture, the company has released new (and gorgeous) “Unity” wallpapers. These addition to Apple’s Black Unity Collection come on the heels of Apple’s launch of Unity-themed Watch faces, Apple Watches, and…
  • 10 Apple TV+ Originals to Watch Before Your Free Trial Ends

    Feb 3, 2021, 11:00 am By Aisha Jordan
    Last year, Apple offered a free one-year subscription to their streaming service, Apple TV+, with the purchase of any eligible Apple device, giving millions of Apple customers the chance to see if the streaming service is really worth paying for. The cost of…
  • Update Your macOS to Big Sur 11.2 for These Bug Fixes

    Feb 3, 2021, 9:30 am By David Murphy
    Apple has launched macOS Big Sur 11.2. And while you shouldn’t dawdle when it comes to major system updates, know that there aren’t any new features in this release to worry about—it’s all bug fixes and security updates. If you have a brand-new M1 Mac…
  • Unlock Your iPhone With Your Apple Watch When Wearing a Face Mask

    Feb 2, 2021, 3:00 pm By David Murphy
    Apple’s iOS 13.5 update made your iPhone jump to your secondary method of authentication more quickly when you’re trying to use Face ID while wearing a face mask, but it’s still an arduous process you have to go through each time you want to unlock your…
  • How to Set Up Your New MacBook

    Dec 29, 2020, 4:45 pm By David Murphy
    Can you remember the last time you wiped your MacBook and reinstalled everything? I’d guess somewhere around “never,” but there are plenty of reasons you might want to Exterminatus your system, ranging from the serious (a major error with macOS) to the…
  • How to Set Up Google Stadia on iOS if There's No 'App'

    Wed 4:00pm By David Murphy
    As you recall, Apple runs its App Store with an iron fist. And it’ll be a cold day in Cupertino before the company allows game-streaming services to have regular ol’ apps—not unless the service submits each streamable game for review by Apple, which…
  • The Best New Features and Fixes of iOS 14.3

    Wed 9:00am By David Murphy
    iOS and iPadOS 14.3 are here, and they appear safe to download. At least, I haven’t noticed any major reports of the update bugging out iPhones left and right, but it’s also still a little early. If you’re tentative, or you’re not foaming at the mouth…
  • How to Use Apple Fitness+

    Dec 15, 2020, 5:15 pm By Beth Skwarecki
    Apple Fitness+ launches today, and if you have an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer, you can try it out. The service will cost $9.99/month (or $79.99/year) but when you buy a watch (or upgrade yours), you get a month’s access for free. Read more...
  • Use This Website to See What Software Runs on M1 Macs

    Nov 25, 2020, 10:30 am By Brendan Hesse
    Apple’s pivot away from Intel processors to using its own M1 chip in its Mac PCs and MacBooks means iOS apps can now run directly in macOS. Unfortunately, it also means some desktop apps developed for Intel hardware are now incompatible on the new M1…
  • How to Restore Your M1 Mac if macOS Won't Reinstall

    Nov 23, 2020, 4:00 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Apple’s first generation of M1 Macs is slick, but some early adopters are running into a strange error that can render a new computer unusable. Those attempting to perform a full restore of macOS on an M1-equipped Mac or MacBook before upgrading to macOS…
  • Make Sure macOS Big Sur Doesn't Brick Your Older MacBook

    Mon 9:00am By David Murphy
    Apologies to the crew up in Redmond, but I usually associate “disasters after upgrading to a new version of an operating system” with Microsoft’s giant feature releases for Windows 10. However, it’s Apple’s turn to enjoy some embarrassment this week:…
  • You Can Finally Cast to Roku From Your iPhone

    Nov 12, 2020, 4:30 pm By Brendan Hesse
    Don’t skip the latest Roku OS update, especially if you’re mixing and matching Roku streamers and Apple devices in the same house. Roku OS 9.4 adds HomeKit and Airplay 2 to several of the company’s most powerful streaming devices, including:Read more...
  • Hide Your Mac's Touch Bar With This Inexpensive App

    Nov 11, 2020, 10:00 am By David Murphy
    If you ever find yourself tired of staring at your Mac’s Touch Bar, there’s hope. We’ve previously talked about different techniques you can use to disable it or blank it out entirely, but the best solution still costs around $8 to implement. Now,…
  • How to Create a Countdown Widget in iOS 14

    Nov 6, 2020, 9:00 am By David Murphy
    There are plenty of apps you can use to make countdown widgets on iOS 14. Don’t go searching for the word “countdown” in the App Store though, you’ll just get frustrated. I’ve been toying around with one called Countdown Widget Maker, and while…
  • Here Are All the New Emoji and Wallpapers in iOS 14.2

    Nov 5, 2020, 3:05 pm By David Murphy
    iOS 14.2 is here, and while it’s not a crazy-gigantic update for your device, there are still a few fun features worth knowing about.Read more...
  • Why is My iPhone Harassing Me About a Missing Update?

    Oct 30, 2020, 3:00 pm By David Murphy
    As many Lifehacker readers know by now, I love a good operating system beta. Risking life on the wild side in return for early access to new features is a trade-off I’m always willing to make, and it generally hasn’t been an issue on my Windows PC or…
  • The Best Credit Cards for Food Delivery Apps

    Oct 28, 2020, 5:00 pm By Mike Winters
    Now that no one is cashing in their travel rewards anymore, credit cards issuers are increasingly offering at-home benefits to their cardholders. Amex just announced a one-year Uber Eats Pass for its card members—the latest in a trend of cards offering food…