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How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2022

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WWDC 2022 is nearly here. While most of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is actually a series of presentations and events for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS developers, most of us are focused on Apple’s main keynote. Here, the company shows off new features and changes coming down the pipeline across its…

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How to Bring Back the iTunes MiniPlayer

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iTunes. A Obi-Wan would say, that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time. Apple killed the game-changing Mac application in 2019, splitting its combined services into three simplified apps: Music, TV, and Podcasts. While this decision was in many ways a good one, those of us who have used Macs for years (or even…

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How to Get a Free Fitbit or Apple Watch From Your Insurance Company

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Fitness trackers like Apple Watches and Fitbits, generally aren’t as expensive as tech like smartphones and tablets, but they’re not exactly cheap. You certainly wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to snag one for free. And as it turns out, many insurance companies include fitness programs that either come with a…

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How to Update Your AirPods

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Apple often issues firmware updates for its entire AirPods line, including AirPods Pro, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Max. However, the company doesn’t make it clear how to actually update your AirPods, nor do they share what each firmware update does. So here’s how to do it, whatever model of AirPods you use.

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How to Disable the Malfunctioning ‘AirPods Left Behind’ Notification

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re out and about, minding your own business, when suddenly your iPhone hits you with an “AirPods Left Behind” message. You panic, wondering where you could’ve dropped your expensive earbuds—until you realize they never left your pocket. What gives, iPhone?

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How to Use Your AirPods’ Hidden ‘Reset’ Feature When They Refuse to Cooperate

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When most of the tech in your life is acting up—whether it be your computer, phone, game console, what have you—simply turning the device off and on again works wonders. Tech likes a reset! However, not all of our stuff has an on/off switch. AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones, for example, don’t have any obvious…

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How to Export Your Entire Spotify Library for Free

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There are many reasons to move away from Spotify. Apple Music now has lossless audio at a cheaper rate. If you use Amazon Prime, Prime Music comes free; if you have an Echo smart speaker, it’s the cheapest way to stream your music. Spotify doesn’t have music by Neil Young or Joni Mitchell. No matter the reason,…

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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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