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How to Streamline Your iPhone 14 Pro’s Always-On Display

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With the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, Apple has finally brought an always-on display (AOD) to the iPhone. Android devices had the feature for years ago and Apple has been producing compatible OLED displays for almost as long, yet only now are we able to keep our iPhone displays illuminated 27/7. Huzzah! Except the execution…

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How to Fix the Most Annoying iPhone Features in iOS 16

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iOS 16 is filled with awesome new features, from the ability to instantly copy the subject from images to a whole new customizable Lock Screen with widgets. But when it comes to new OS releases, there is no such thing as perfect. While the new release is packed with some great stuff, there are also a couple of…

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How to Make Your Apple Watch Last for Days on a Single Charge

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When it comes to the Apple Watch, “all-day battery life” is Apple’s party line—but what that really means is an 18-hour battery cycle. If you want to push it over a day, you need to stick to light use (and not wear it to bed). But now, with watchOS 9, Apple is introducing a new “Low Power Mode” to the watch for the…

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How to Install Unsupported Apps on Older iPhones

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As much as Apple will want you to buy the iPhone 14, your old phone is probably serving you just fine, even if the company doesn’t officially support it anymore. But the bigger problem with aging tech isn’t necessarily the lack of official software support, it’s when third-party developers stop making apps for your…

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How to See Your Wifi Passwords on Mac and PC

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The wifi password is a power both desired and feared: Everyone wants to know it, but forget it, and you’re toast. Why Microsoft and Apple make it difficult to find wifi passwords on Windows and Mac isn’t clear (this is valuable information, after all). But, rest assured, those passwords are available to you if you’re…

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How to See Your iPhone's Battery Percentage All the Time Again

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When you look at the battery icon on your iPhone, you get a rough enough idea of how much battery life you still have to work with. But if you want to know exactly where you stand, you need to swipe down from the top right into Control Center, where Apple has hidden away the battery percentage for years.

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How to Know When Apple Arcade Is Dropping Games

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Apple Arcade is Apple’s solution to mobile gaming’s biggest stumbling block: Nobody wants to pay for individual games, but constant micro-transactions are equally painful. Five dollars per month for a large library of ad-free games that aren’t pay-to-win feels much more palatable. That is, until your favorite Apple…

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How to Instantly Customize Lock Screen Notifications in iOS 16

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Every year, and with every iOS update, it seems Apple tries to do something new when it comes to iPhone notifications. We’re not talking about reinventing the wheel or going the Android route—just incremental changes that improve your quality of life, at least as it pertains to your device.

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How to Install the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Betas

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Apple announced iOS and iPadOS 16 during its WWDC event today, Monday, June 6. The new update sports some big changes, such as a customizable Lock Screen, revamped notifications, and the ability to edit and undo messages, while bringing some macOS window management to the iPad (finally). While the software won’t be…

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How to Never Pay Full Price for an iPhone App Again

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Most of the apps in Apple’s App Store are slowly moving away from asking you to pay upfront, opting to make their money either through ads or in-app purchases. But if you’re someone who prefers to buy an app rather than deal with micro-transactions, keeping track of prices can be a pain—especially since Apple ditched…

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