How to Set up a Used Mac When You Don't Know the User Name or Password

How to Set up a Used Mac When You Don't Know the User Name or Password

We’re tackling a fun issue with geeky hand-me-downs in this week’s Tech 911. I wish I knew someone older than me—a parent, a brother, an awesome neighbor—who had laptops and smartphones and gadgets galore that they could pass my way when they were sick of using them. Read more… Read full article: at LifeHacker

How to Save as Much Money as Possible Upgrading to the iPhone 11

How to Save as Much Money as Possible Upgrading to the iPhone 11

iPhones are fucking expensive. If you’re one of the millions thinking of upgrading to iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro next week, you will spend, at minimum, $700 by the time you’re done paying it off. You probably only need one phone, and you probably already have one, so should probably figure out a way…

How to Stream Apple Music to Your Chromecast From Android

How to Stream Apple Music to Your Chromecast From Android

Here’s an exciting development that most folks (myself included) probably never thought would happen: You can now stream Apple Music directly to Google Chromecast from an Android device. If that sounds too easy, don’t worry; there’s a caveat. Right now, this feature is only present in the latest Apple Music beta, so those who use…

How to Try Out Apple’s New iCloud Website (and Reminders)

How to Try Out Apple’s New iCloud Website (and Reminders)

Screenshot: Brendan Hesse (https://beta.icloud.com/) Apple’s Reminders app—an incredibly helpful way to stay organized on iOS and macOS—is once again available via your web browser, thanks to an updated version of Apple’s iCloud website. But you won’t see this, as well as Apple’s other changes, unless you enroll in the iCloud beta test. Along with resurrected…

How to Record Your Phone Screen for Free

How to Record Your Phone Screen for Free

You don’t need a pricey app or fancy hardware. In the video above, I explain how to record high quality footage of your phone screen for free. Quick Fix is a new video series where I tackle your most commonly asked tech questions in 90 seconds or less. If you have a question you want…

How to Tell If the FAA Has Banned Your MacBook Pro From Flying

How to Tell If the FAA Has Banned Your MacBook Pro From Flying

Photo: Shutterstock On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration officially banned select MacBook Pros from U.S. flights. This news comes months after Apple voluntarily recalled some laptops for overheated batteries that posed fire risks. On August 1, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency also warned airlines of the risks of flying with recalled laptops; this week,…

How to Delete Voice Recordings From Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Portal, and Siri

How to Delete Voice Recordings From Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Portal, and Siri

We can control so many devices through voice interactions with digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. This can be incredibly convenient, but it can also be nerve-wracking, knowing that technology companies now possess recordings of your voice and interactions. That’s not to say digital assistants are unsafe to use, but users should know…