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How to Translate Foreign Languages Directly From Your iPhone Camera

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Every year, Apple adds a few new features that make third-party apps redundant. It’s so common that there’s a term for it—Sherlocking—that goes back to the early 2000s when Apple added a native search feature that made the Sherlock app useless.

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How to Extend Your Apple Watch’s Battery Life While Exercising

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If you’re a heavy Apple Watch user, you’re likely often looking for ways to extend its battery life. Apple has made your life slightly easier with the addition of one more feature to get the job done.

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How to Never Lose a Safari Tab on Your iPhone Again

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It only took Apple a decade or so, but you can finally pin tabs in Safari on your iPhone and iPad. The feature was worth the wait: When you close all tabs, it won’t clear the pinned tabs. By effect, you can turn your frequently visited websites into static web apps, without adding them to the home screen.

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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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