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Why is My Mac Draining Battery While Sleeping?

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Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook users may have noticed their computers are draining battery even when the Mac is sleeping and not in use. This seems like a peculiar issue, but it turns out there there may be an explanation.

A simple way to diagnose this issue is by going to  Apple menu > System Preferences > Battery, then choosing “Usage History”. When you see the battery level drop but the ‘Screen On Usage’ is nonexistent, you know the battery is draining when the Mac is not in use. The screenshot above demonstrates this in a severe case,…

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How to Backup Voice Memos from iPhone

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Do you use the built-in Voice Memos app on iPhone or iPad for recording your voice or other external audio? If you’re a regular Voice Memos user, you may want to back up all your recordings to make sure you don’t permanently lose them.

Apple’s Voice Memos app makes it really easy to record stuff using your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. With the right hardware like an external microphone, you can actually use it to make podcasts from the comfort of your home. Several users of the app do this already. If you use the app for anything important, having a copy of all…

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How to Get File Paths on iPhone & iPad Files App

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The Files app for iPhone and iPad offers a file system for iOS and iPadOS, and though it’s limited, it does offer some advanced features like file paths. File paths may be familiar to Mac, Windows, and Linux users, as a file path points to exactly where to go find a file or folder in the file system. With Files app in iOS and iPadOS, you can find and get file paths.

For those who aren’t aware, a file path is nothing but the address or location of a file or folder stored on the device. Typically, a file path includes the folder it’s stored in and the…

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How to Use Low Data Mode in Netflix on iPhone

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Worried about using cellular data to stream Netflix content on your iPhone? Want to make sure you’re not burning through your allocated data within minutes? Well, Netflix allows you to do so with a dedicated low-data mode.

A lot of people use Netflix to enjoy shows or kill time while they’re traveling. However, most of the time when you’re traveling, you’re not connected to Wi-Fi, using cellular data instead, which can be pretty expensive if you have a limited data plan or go over a bandwidth quota. Netflix uses approximately 3 GB of your data for…

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How to End Free Apple One Trial Subscription on iPhone & iPad

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Did you give the Apple One subscription trial a try, but determined you not interested in paying for Apple One? Perhaps, you just wanted to check out all the services and changed your mind? In that case, you may want to cancel your free Apple One trial before it expires to avoid getting charged by Apple.

Apple One subscription bundle brings together all major Apple services under one monthly payment. Although the bundle helps users save a lot of money in the long run, it’s not for everyone. This is because most people don’t really use all the services in a…

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How to Take & Share a Screenshot with Siri

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Taking screenshots is a common activity for iPhone users nowadays. Often people use screenshots to share things displayed on their screen, since it’s one of the fastest and most convenient ways to share content as an image. So, wouldn’t it be nice to use Siri to take screenshots and share them?

Typically, you’d take a screenshot on your iPhone by pressing the Power button and the Volume button simultaneously. While this is already easy, Apple has made it even easier to share screenshots with from the iOS 15 software update and onward. You can now use Siri…

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How to Stop Sharing Calendars on Mac

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Want to stop sharing a calendar from the Mac? Maybe you’re trying to remove someone from your shared calendar? Removing someone from your iCloud calendar is as easy as sharing it using Apple’s Calendar app, and of course you can stop sharing a calendar completely too.

The Calendar app can be a savior when you’re organizing events and scheduling meetings with your colleagues since it allows you to share the calendars from your device and make changes to them in a collaborative manner. However, if you’re sharing your calendars with a bunch of people,…

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How to Make a Calendar Public on Mac

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Are you looking to share your calendar with a lot of people from a Mac? In that case, adding those users to your shared calendar one by one can be a hassle. In such instances, you can make use of the Public Calendar feature that the Calendar app on macOS has to offer.

Most people who use the stock Calendar app on their Macs may already be familiar with the built-in calendar sharing feature. The feature allows you to conveniently organize meetings with your colleagues, collaborate on events, or simply stay updated with your schedule in general. In addition to…

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