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How to Find All the Old Product Icons Apple Has Hidden in macOS

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As a lifelong Mac user, I always love learning about something hidden feature of my computer, such as the ability to change your mouse’s cursor color. So you can imagine my delight in stumbling upon this Reddit thread, where user OOF_V2 shared a hidden treasure trove of Apple product icons lurking within macOS.

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How to Force Restart a Frozen Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch is a great companion for your iPhone—but all great things have bad days, and the Apple Watch is no exception. Software bugs can make the watch slow to respond, and when they do, a quick restart is usually a good solution. However, sometimes the Apple Watch stops responding entirely; when that happens,…

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How to Reset and Erase a Locked iPhone Without Connecting to a Mac or PC

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iOS 15.2 is filled with features big and small. Along with features like Digital Legacy and App Privacy Report, comes a feature we’ve been waiting years for; the ability to completely erase and reset a locked iPhone without needing to connect it to a Mac or PC first.

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How to Pass on Your iPhone Data After You Die

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Our digital lives are heavily intertwined with our “real” lives, and Apple is finally starting to acknowledge that. The data that lives in our iCloud accounts is not only important to us, but also to our family members. Now, there’s a way for our loved ones to access our digital data when we no longer can.

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How to Finally Disable Auto Macro Mode on iPhone 13 Pro

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Apple pulled off a neat trick on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max; it added a surprisingly good Macro mode to the Camera app, without even adding a separate Macro camera (like Android phones do). The Camera app automatically switches to a cropped version of the Ultra-Wide camera once you got closer to an object.…

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How to Check Whether an iPhone Has ‘Genuine’ Apple Parts Without Opening It Up

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Apple has always placed a huge emphasis on using genuine Apple parts for iPhone repairs, and now, with iOS15.2, you can finally check to see if any non-genuine parts have been used in yours. If you only buy new iPhones, this probably isn’t of much interest to you; however, if you buy iPhones second-hand off…

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How to Know When Your iPhone Could Be Recording You

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You’ve probably had the (legitimate) fear that your smartphone is listening or watching you. Your iPhone certainly isn’t without privacy risks, and you should absolutely audit your settings and all of your app permissions, but one helpful feature that Apple has built in is a visual warning when your device is queued…

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How to Stop Your iPhone 12 or 13 From Frequently Dropping Calls

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If your iPhone won’t stop dropping calls, it can be difficult to troubleshoot. After all, you can’t just switch to Cingular Wireless anymore, and without the support of the network with the fewest dropped calls, what are you supposed to do? If your issue is tied to an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, however, there is a new…

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How to Buy Someone a Tech Gift When You Know Nothing About Tech

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The holidays are, once again, rapidly approaching, and aside from toys and clothes, tech is always at the top of many people’s wish lists. The problem is, there are a lot of products out there to choose from, and it can be difficult to choose one when you don’t know the differences. If you’re looking to buy…

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How to (Finally) Use SharePlay to Watch Videos Together on FaceTime

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Apple’s SharePlay was one of the features that didn’t make it to the final iOS 15 release. But now, with iOS 15.1, it’s out for all iPhone and iPad users (macOS Monterey will receive the update later in the Fall).

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