Category: software

How to Lock Your Secrets in the Notes App (and Why You Should)

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Searching for data or photo lockers will lead you to many apps. Some of them are genuinely secure—others, less so—but given that you’re dealing with secure data (documents, photos, security codes, or bank details), you maybe don’t want to trust a third-party iPhone app that happens to have a thousand 5-star reviews.…

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How to Set Up Rain and Snow Alerts on Your iPhone

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Weather forecasts can be helpful for planning in advance, but knowing it’s about to rain right before it actually starts can save you the headache of getting literally caught in a storm. If you’ve updated to the latest version of iOS 15, you can now set up real-time precipitation notifications right in Apple’s…

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How to Enable Mac's New Built-In Two-Factor Authenticator (and Why You Should)

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In case you haven’t heard us preach about this issue before, you really should be using two-factor authentication for all your important accounts. An extra layer of added security, with a six-digit passcode that’s regenerated every 30 seconds, is essential for keeping your digital accounts safe and secure. But the…

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How to Wipe Your Mac Without Reinstalling the OS

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Resetting a Mac has always been a headache: The only way to do it securely was to format the entire Mac and reinstall the OS. You had to do it every time you sold your Mac or when you encountered a grave issue with the software.

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10 of the Worst iPhone Annoyances (and How to Fix Them)

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Even though iOS works great for most people, it has a lot of minor, frustrating annoyances. With a little bit of effort, though, you can get rid of most of these issues and make your iPhone work for you. Here’s a list of 10 things that are likely to bother you, and how you can fix them.

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10 of the Biggest Annoyances in iOS 15 (and How to Fix Them)

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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are solid updates to the iPhone and iPad. Yes, there’s not a whole lot going on this year, and we’re still waiting on features like SharePlay and Universal Control, but this is the year of small, stable updates. That said, every year Apple tends to add some features that are less than ideal, and…

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How to Quickly Switch Your Safari Browsing to Private in iOS 15

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Safari gets a huge visual overhaul in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15—Apple has quite literally moved things around (the search bar is now at the bottom of the screen, for starters). And with new features like tab groups, the Private Browsing Mode got kind of lost in the mix with the removal of the prominent “Private” button. …

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How to Test Drive Universal Control on macOS Monterey Beta

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One of the most exciting features that Apple announced at WWDC 2021 was Universal Control. This feature lets you seamlessly switch the cursor and keyboard between multiple Macs and iPads. In fact, it’s so seamless, there’s no setup necessary. You can glide your cursor from one device to another, simply by pushing it…

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How to Stop Your iPhone and Its Apps From Tracking Your Location

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While privacy as we used to know it might be dead and gone, there are still plenty of ways to protect yourself against the default tech standards on your iPhone. Apple might be a privacy champion, but there are plenty of settings you can tinker with and change to hide your location from Apple and your many apps.

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How to Check All Your Apple Devices' Battery Levels With One Widget

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Those of us fully entrenched in the Apple ecosystem have a lot of batteries to think about; you might have a MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods to boot, all of which are consuming precious portable power by just sitting there. Instead of constantly jumping among products to know whether you need them to…

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