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How to Take More Vibrant Photos on Your iPhone

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The iPhone takes very natural-looking photos. It doesn’t do a lot of color correction, it doesn’t saturate colors, and it doesn’t increase the contrast by default just to make an image pop. What I’m saying is, the iPhone camera is, by default, a bit basic.

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How to Find Your Lost iPhone, Even If It's Turned Off

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With the iOS 15 update, Apple is improving the Find My feature even further. This feature normally lets you find, locate, and erase lost Apple devices—but now, certain iPhones that are running iOS 15 will be trackable even after the iPhone is switched off (which is the first thing that a thief does). How does it work?…

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How to Back Up (and Restore) the Data on Your Apple Watch

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A seamless backup and restore process is one of the key advantages of the Apple ecosystem, and that extends to the Apple Watch as well: If you’re switching from an older model to a new one, you can easily restore all of your watch faces and data. But the process of backing up your Apple Watch is a little different…

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How to Force Restart or Use ‘Recovery Mode’ on Your iPhone 13

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Now that you’ve got yourself a brand new iPhone 13, it’s time to learn a few basics. We all know that even the latest and greatest hardware doesn’t always work perfectly, so it’s good to know not only how to turn it on and shut it down, but also how to force restart it, how to enter and exit recovery mode, and even…

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How to Fix the Express Transit Vulnerability on Your iPhone

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I love paying with my iPhone. I use Apple Pay at grocery stores, vending machines, and really anywhere else that’s compatible. However, if you use Apple Pay, too, be warned—a recently discovered security flaw could allow hackers to steal from right from your mobile wallet, particularly if you use public transit.

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How to Speed Up Your Apple Watch Updates

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The Apple Watch packs a lot of power into a small design. But for all of their speed and utility, performing certain tasks on one of them can still be painfully slow. Take updates, for example—they’re notoriously sluggish on Apple Watch. If you’re dreading how long your watchOS 8 update is going to take, you can tweak…

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What's the Point of AirPods Pro's Transparency Mode? And How to Customize It

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Transparency mode is one of the Apple AirPods Pro’s best features. Using a mix of internal and external microphones, it allows you to listen to music through you earbuds without totally shutting out the world around you. But not all ears are created equal, and some people might want to let through more sound than…

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How to Use 'Separation Alerts' in iOS 15 so You Never Forget Your Phone Again

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If you’re like me, leaving the house is consistently a last-minute, out-of-breath dash as you desperately try to avoid being late to wherever you’re going. As such, things like keys, bags, even MacBooks are often forgotten, remembered only when it’s too late. If that’s true for you, you’ll want to take advantage of…

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How to Turn Your iPhone Into a Free High-Res Webcam

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Apple makes a mean iPhone camera, but when it comes to their Macs, it’s a whole different story. Sure, they’re getting better, with the M1 Macs having the best of the bunch, but there are a lot of Macs out there with subpar webcams. If you use an external display for your MacBook, you might not even have a good webcam…

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How to Make Sure Your AirPods Pro Are Actually Fully Charged

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Ever wondered why your AirPods Pro’s battery level almost always hovers around 80 percent? This is because Apple automatically enables a feature that reduces battery aging—and as a consequence, slows down the charging speed significantly once your AirPods Pro’s battery is 80 percent charged. If you’re in a hurry to…

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