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AirPower: Everything We Know

What is AirPower? AirPower is an Apple-designed charging mat designed to charge Qi-based iPhones, the Apple Watch, and the AirPods, using a specially designed and as-of-yet unreleased wireless compatible AirPods Charging Case. Apple's AirPower is proprietary and combines at least two different wireless charging methods -- Qi and then the Apple Watch charger, which is inductive and not Qi based. It's designed so that you can place an iPhone, AirPods, or Apple watch on any portion of the mat to have the device charge, which means multiple overlapping chargers must be included. The AirPower mat is big enough to charge all three devices at one time, with the AirPower itself connected to an external power source, perhaps using a USB-C cable. In Apple's renderings, AirPower also had a feature that let the iPhone display the wireless charging level of all of the devices on the mat, including the iPhone itself, the Apple Watch, and the AirPods. Where is AirPower? AirPower missed its 2018 launch date, and while Apple has been quiet on the reason why, rumors have suggested there were serious manufacturing issues and kinks to be worked out. Apple was forced to delay the AirPower after having trouble dealing with the complex multi-device charging circuitry, software bugs, and the potential for overheating. Over the course of 2018, Apple has been working out kinks including heat management, inter-device communication, and interference issues, and there were times during development where rumors suggested Apple could potentially be planning to nix the AirPower,

Do AirPods Work Well on Android Devices?

Though designed for the iPhone, Apple's AirPods are also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets, so you can take advantage of Apple's wire-free tech even if you're an Android user or have both Android and Apple devices. You do, of course, lose some bells and whistles like Apple's unique AirPods pairing features. AirPods do, however, work like any other Bluetooth headphones on an Android device, and there are ways to restore at least some of their functionality through Android apps. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Features That Don't Work on Android Out of the Box When paired with an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac, the AirPods offer a rich set of features thanks to the W1 wireless chip, the accelerometer, and deep integration with Apple's devices. Here's a list of AirPods features you lose out on when using the AirPods with Android: Siri. On iPhone, you can tap to access Siri for doing things like changing songs, adjusting volume, or just asking simple questions. Customizing Double Tap. In the Settings app on an iOS device, you can change what the double tap gesture does. Options include accessing Siri, Play/Pause, Next Track, and Previous Track. Automatic switching. AirPods are linked to an iCloud account for Apple users, which allows them to easily switch between using the AirPods with an iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac. Simple setup. Pairing with an iOS device only requires opening the case near said device and following the quick setup steps. Checking AirPods battery. On the iPhone and Apple Watch,

Guides, How Tos, and Tips for New Mac Owners

Those of you lucky enough to get a new Mac for the holidays will want to check out our collection of Mac how tos and guides to learn the ins and outs of your new machine. Regardless of whether you're new to the Mac or are upgrading from an older model, there's likely to be a useful tip or trick in here for you. Most of this information applies to all of Apple's latest Macs, from desktops to notebooks. Beginner Tips How to Take a Screenshot on Your Mac How to View Folder Sizes on Your Mac Using Finder How to Add, Remove, and Rearrange Menu Bar Icons in macOS Mojave How to Customize File and Folder Icons on Your Mac How to Manage File Associations in macOS How to Change a File Type's Default App in macOS How to Use the macOS App Switcher to Open Files, Hide and Quit Apps, and Launch Exposé How to Enable Markup Annotation Tools in macOS How to Use Tags to Organize Files and Folders in macOS How to Add a Recent or Favorite Items Stack to Your Mac's Dock How to Get Your Mac's Dock to Show Running Apps Only How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock macOS Mojave Features How to Add a Recent Items Folder to Your Mac's Dock How to Disable Transparency Effects in macOS Mojave How to Use macOS Mojave's New Dynamic Desktop Feature How to Use Finder Quick Actions in macOS Mojave How to Use Quick Look in macOS Mojave How to Organize Your Mac's Desktop With Stacks in macOS Mojave How to Enable Dark Mode in macOS Mojave Security Tips How to Use Secure Code AutoFill in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave How to Set

Helpful Tips, Tricks, and How Tos for New iPhone Owners

Did you get a new iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max for the holidays? If so, take some time to look through this article, which is filled with helpful tips, tricks, and guides for the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and earlier iPhone models. Whether you're new to iPhone or have gotten an upgrade to an existing model, there's likely to be something in here for you. There are hundreds of features and hidden tricks available on the iPhone, so it can be easy to forget the full range of what the iPhone can do. Below, we've rounded up our most useful iPhone-related how tos and tutorials. Tips for Beginners How to Set Up Your New iPhone or iPad Using Automatic Setup How to Turn on Automatic Software Updates in iOS 12 How to Force Restart iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR How to Force Restart or Hard Reset the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus How to Force Restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus How to Close Apps on iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max in iOS 12 How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad How to Set Up Medical ID on Your iPhone How to Control and Tweak a True Tone Display on iPhone and iPad How to Use Apple Pay Cash on iPhone and iPad How to Use Do Not Disturb While Driving How to Use iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb Options How to Create and Use Memoji in iOS 12 How to Use Screen Time in iOS 12 How to Access and Set Up Parental Controls in iOS 12 How to Save Space Using Built-In iOS Storage Features How to Make a Group FaceTime Call on iOS 12 How to Use App Limits and Downtime in iOS 12 How to

Useful Tips, Tricks, and Walkthroughs for New Apple Watch Series 4 Owners

If you got a new Apple Watch Series 4 for the holidays, this article is for you. We've gathered up all of our Apple Watch-related how tos and guides to help you learn the ins and outs of your new Apple Watch. Even if you've had an Apple Watch before, the Apple Watch Series 4 introduces exclusive new features like the ECG function that lets you take a quick electrocardiogram right from your wrist. In the space below, we've organized our Apple Watch-related how tos into different categories for quick and easy access. If you didn't get an Apple Watch Series 4 but got an older Apple Watch model instead, many of these tips and tricks are still relevant. For Beginners How to Force-Quit Misbehaving Apple Watch Apps How to Add a Passcode to Your Apple Watch and What to Do if You Forget It How to Specify Your Activity Type in the Apple Watch Workout App How to Customize Your Apple Watch Workout Metrics How to Customize Default Replies on Apple Watch Using the Timer, Alarm, and Stopwatch Apps on Apple Watch How to Make Icons and Fonts Bigger on Apple Watch How to Use Apple Watch to Get Directions How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones and Listen to Music on Apple Watch How to Answer and Make Phone Calls on Apple Watch How to Use the Activity and Workout Apps on Apple Watch How to Send and Respond to Messages on Apple Watch How to Use the Flashlight on Your Apple Watch Useful watchOS Tips How to Browse the Internet on Apple Watch Through watchOS 5's WebKit Integration How to Turn a Photo Into an Apple Watch Face How to Use the

Tutorials, Tips and Tricks for New iPad and iPad Pro Owners

Get a new iPad or iPad Pro for the holidays? If so, you may want to check out our extensive collection of iPad how tos and guides to learn all of the ins and outs of your new tablet. Even if you've had an iPad before, if you got one of the new 2018 iPad Pro models, there are a lot of new features to get acquainted with due to the new Face ID feature and the removal of the Home button, which introduces a whole new swipe-based interface. Below, we've organized many of our iPad-related how tos into categories for quick access. Beginner TipsHow to Set Up Your New iPhone or iPad Using Automatic Setup How to Shut Down or Force Restart Your 2018 iPad Pro How to Take a Screenshot on the 2018 11 and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Models How to View the Desktop Version of a Website on Your iPhone and iPad How to Access Control Center and Home Screen in iOS 12 With the iPad's New Gestures How to Send and Receive SMS Messages on iPad via Text Message Forwarding How to Identify and Remove Unnecessary Apps on Your iPhone and iPad How to use the iPad App Switcher How to Use Drag and Drop on an iPad and iPhone How to Create and Use Memoji in iOS 12 How to Use Screen Time in iOS 12 How to Access and Set Up Parental Controls in iOS 12 How to Turn on Automatic Software Updates in iOS 12 All of the Changes to Notifications in iOS 12 Useful iOS Features How to Use the Magnifier Feature on iPhone and iPad How to Take Burst Photos on iPhone and iPad How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password With a Friend on iPhone or iPad How to Subscribe to Calendars on

Gift Guide for Apple Fans (2019)

If you're on the hunt for the best gifts to buy an Apple fan this year, we've put together a helpful guide to point you in the right direction. While personal preference always plays a part in gift giving, sometimes it can be hard to come up with any ideas for someone in your life who loves tech and Apple products. The gifts in this guide largely relate to products created by Apple and third-party accessories that work well with Apple's devices. We've divided things up by Apple Products; Cases, Skins, and Screen Protectors; Charging; Audio; Smart Home; and Miscellaneous. Be sure to save this guide and browse it throughout the year whenever you need to buy a birthday gift or other present for a loved one. Apple Products If your budget allows for it, Apple has numerous devices that make for solid gift giving ideas. If the person you're buying for subscribes to Apple Music, AirPods and HomePod are great companions to the streaming music service, and Apple TV 4K is one of the best streaming boxes on the market, perfect for TV binges. AirPods ($160) - AirPods may be the most loved Apple product thanks to instant setup and truly wireless features. Apple TV 4K (starting at $180) - Watch Amazon Prime, HBO, Hulu, and more, all organized with Apple's convenient TV app. HomePod ($350) - A great Apple Music companion that can also perform some helpful Siri functions. 11-inch iPad Pro (starting at $800) - The latest iPad Pro, with an all-screen design and Face ID. Apple Pencil 2 ($130) - Pair a new Apple Pencil 2 with the 2018 iPad Pros for a smooth illustrating

Black Friday 2018: Best Deals on Apple Products Including iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and More

As families celebrate Thanksgiving across the United States, we are now just a few hours from the official launch of Black Friday shopping, and many deals are becoming available as numerous retailers open their doors this afternoon. The big retail chains are all starting Black Friday early today, including Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Kohl's, and Lowe's, and many online-only deals are already available. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To help sort through the best deals, we've created this post to focus on Apple products and Apple related accessories. Throughout the day on Black Friday, keep an eye out for more deals posts that will highlight the best sales on smart home and HomeKit devices, audio accessories, and more. Of course, for the best all-around collection of Black Friday discounts, be sure to head over to our full Black Friday Roundup. iPhone Walmart has the best offer for those interested in buying a new iPhone this year, gifting shoppers a $400 Walmart gift card when you buy the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X; and a $300 Walmart gift card when you buy the iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR. All iPhones must be purchased on qualifying AT&T Next, Sprint, or Verizon device payment plans, and this offer is valid in Walmart's retail stores only. Target is offering a $250 Target gift card with the purchase of an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max on Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T with a qualified activation plan, which will require

Eight Hidden macOS Features You Can Access With the Option Key

The Option (⌥) key – or Alt key, depending on your keyboard layout – can be used to unlock all kinds of features hidden in your Mac's operating system. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Try holding it down next time you access an app's menu bar options, for instance, and you'll often see several tweaked actions available to you. Additional Finder File actions revealed via the Option key In the Finder File menu shown above, Open becomes Open and Close Window (if you have a file selected in Finder, selecting this opens the file and also closes the Finder window), Close Window becomes Close All, and Move to Trash becomes Delete Immediately, amongst other options. Below are just some of our favorite uses for the Option key in macOS. Feel free to share any other Option key actions you frequently use in the comments section at the bottom of this article. Finder View Actions In Finder's List view, hold Option and click the triangle next to a folder to expand it, and the contents of any subfolders nested inside will also be revealed. In Column view, you can also resize all columns in a window by Option-clicking on the column selector. Menu Bar System Icons Holding the Option key when you click menu bar system icons often reveals hidden actions. Option-click the Wi-Fi icon for example and you'll see extensive information on the currently connected network. Do the same for the volume icon and you'll be able to change not only the audio output device but the input device, too. Elsewhere, Option-clicking the Time Machine icon

How Apple's iOS 12 Password AutoFill Feature Works With 1Password

Apple in iOS 12 introduced a new Password AutoFill API for apps like 1Password and LastPass, designed to allow password management apps to provide stored usernames and passwords for not only websites but also third-party apps. 1Password has introduced support for Password AutoFill in a beta capacity ahead of the launch of iOS 12, giving us a look at just how simple and easy Password AutoFill makes entering login details. Note: This 1Password feature is not widely available yet because it is implemented in a beta version of the app, but it will be available for everyone when the 1Password app is updated following the release of iOS 12. Set Up Once a password management app that supports Password AutoFill has been installed, the feature needs to be enabled on an iOS device. Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts > AutoFill Passwords and toggle on the AutoFill Passwords option while also making sure your password management app, such as 1Password, is selected. You can use third-party password management apps right alongside iCloud Keychain, or you can choose to disable iCloud Keychain and use just a password management app. How it Works The Password AutoFill feature lets a third-party app function just like iCloud Keychain, with your sensitive data protected but easily accessible within apps when you need your login information. When you encounter a login field in an app or on the web, tapping in the entry field will display the stored username and password from your password management app if you've saved one. From there, you can tap the

All of the Changes to Notifications in iOS 12

In iOS 12, Apple has introduced new notification features, providing an expanded set of tools for monitoring and managing notifications in quicker and more intuitive ways. There have been no changes to the way that Notifications work on the whole, but many of these features make it easier to clear notifications, determine which notifications you want, and make adjustments on the fly. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Grouped Notifications iPhone and iPad owners have been asking for the return of grouped notifications for years, and in iOS 12, Apple delivered. Multiple notifications from the same app will be grouped together on the Lock screen of the iPhone, cutting down on clutter. You can tap a set of notifications from a particular app to expand them to see all of the notifications in the list. You can tap on the "X" next to a notification group to clear all of those notifications at one time, or do the same thing with a swipe to the left. In the Settings app, you can change the behavior of grouped notifications. Go to Settings > Notifications and tap on any app to see the "Notification Grouping" preferences. Tap that to choose "Automatic," "By App," or "Off" if you'd rather see all of the incoming notifications for a particular app like Messages. Automatic sorts by app for the most part, but with this setting enabled, you might get two notification groups if you have email threads going with two different people in the Mail app, or multiple conversations in Messages, for example. Or different incoming Messages

Tips and Tricks for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

With the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple introduced an all-new design that incorporates a Touch Bar, a small touch-sensitive OLED display that offers up contextual controls depending on what you're doing on your Mac. Though the Touch Bar has been available, in our experience, many Mac owners don't take advantage of it, so in our latest YouTube video, we thought we'd share a few tips and tricks that might make the Touch Bar more appealing. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Customize Your Control Bar Most MacBook Pro owners are probably aware that this feature exists, but may not have delved into the customization options. Customizing the control strip is the best way to get the most out of the Touch Bar because you can choose the features you use most. To get to the Control Strip settings, open up System Preferences, choose "Keyboard" and then select the "Customize Control Strip" option at the bottom of the window. You can choose options like quick access to taking a screenshot, Night Shift, Do not Disturb, Screen Lock, Sleep, AirPlay, Spotlight, Mission Control, and more. Set the Function Keys as Your Default Want your function keys back as the default option? There's a setting for that. Like the Control Strip settings, it is located under Keyboard in System Preferences. You can choose to have the Touch Bar display App Controls with Control Strip, which will change the available Touch Bar options with each app you use, or you can set it to display the function keys, an Expanded Control Strip, or just App Controls. If you go to

Most Useful Siri Commands on macOS

Starting with macOS Sierra in 2016, Apple introduced support for Siri on the Mac, allowing you to access the personal assistant across all of your Apple devices for the first time. Siri on Mac can actually do quite a few useful things that aren't available on iOS devices, and because the technology is still rather new on Apple's desktop and laptop machines, we thought we'd highlight some of the most useful Siri commands on the Mac. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Siri on Mac can be accessed from the menu bar, the dedicated Siri app that can be added to the dock, or through a keyboard shortcut like Command + Space. You can manage your Siri preferences and options by opening up System Preferences and choosing "Siri" from the options at the bottom of the window. One of the simplest and most useful ways to use Siri is to open apps without accessing the dock or finding the app in the applications folder. You can ask Siri to "open the Calendar app" or "open Evernote." Open works with any app on your Mac, and it also works with websites and files. Some sample commands: Open MacRumors.com Open Google.com Open the Applications Folder Open the iCloud Drive folder Siri's "Show Me" command on macOS works hand in hand with the series of open commands. You can ask Siri to show you all kinds of files stored on your Mac, which makes it easier to search for specific content. You can also ask for files within apps like Photos. Some sample commands: Show me my most recent files Show me files from June 2017 Show me photos

Most Useful 3D Touch Gestures on iPhone

3D Touch is a feature that's been around since the 2015 release of the iPhone 6s, and it's become an integral gesture system on all of Apple's latest iPhones. Though it's been around for a while, there are several hidden and less obvious 3D Touch gestures that you may have forgotten or might not be aware of, especially if you don't use the feature often. In our most recent YouTube video and in the guide below, we've highlighted some of the most useful and lesser known 3D Touch gestures. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. 3D Touch Cursor Whenever you're typing something using the default iOS keyboard on the iPhone, if you 3D Touch, the keyboard turns blank and morphs into a trackpad that allows you to quickly move the cursor on the screen through the text you've written. This is a useful gesture that allows you to make quick edits without having to reach up and tap the display. If you hold the cursor over a word for a short length of time, you can also use it to select text for deleting multiple words, copying and pasting, formatting, and other purposes. You can use this cursor gesture in Mail, Notes, Messages, and more on 3D Touch-enabled devices running iOS 11. Control Center In Control Center on devices running iOS 11, you can 3D Touch on almost all of the included icons to get additional control options and shortcut access. Some of the available options are listed below: Wi-Fi - 3D Touch the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth box to get additional options for AirDrop and Personal Hotspot. Music - 3D Touch for additional Music

How to Set Up Mail VIP Contacts in macOS, iOS 11, and iCloud Mail

In Apple Mail, finding email messages from certain contacts can be made easier by giving them a "VIP" status. Short for Very Important Person, VIPs are identified in your inbox by a star next to the person's name in any messages you receive from them. Messages from the same VIP are also displayed in their own folder in a special VIP smart mailbox that sits in Apple Mail's Favorites bar. You can assign up to 100 VIPs, and if you use iCloud Contacts, your VIPs are available on any other Apple devices signed in to the same account. Moreover, you can choose to be notified of emails only when the messages are from people in your VIPs list, thanks to Apple Mail's custom alerts feature. Keep reading to learn how to set up VIPs on macOS, iOS 11 (including Apple Watch), and iCloud Mail.

How to Get the Most Out of Your New Sixth-Generation iPad

Apple last week announced and debuted an attractive new iPad option -- a sixth-generation model with an affordable $329 price tag, an upgraded A10 Fusion processor, and support for the Apple Pencil, an accessory previously limited to the more expensive iPad Pro models. For MacRumors readers who are upgrading to Apple's stellar new tablet from an older model, we've put together a video and guide covering features, accessories, and tips for getting the most out of the sixth-generation iPad. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple Pencil Apple Pencil support is the major new feature in the sixth-generation iPad, and there are a ton of useful tricks you need to know if you're new to the accessory. PairingPairing the Apple Pencil to the iPad is as simple as uncapping it and plugging the Lightning connector into the Lightning port on your iPad. You'll see a popup that asks you to confirm to pair, and once you accept, the Apple Pencil is successfully connected to the iPad. Charging and BatteryWhen you connect your Apple Pencil to your iPad, it'll let you know the battery level. You can also check using widgets accessed by swiping to the right of the Home screen. Scroll down to the "Batteries" section where your iPad and its connected devices (including Apple Pencil) are listed. Don't see a battery widget? Tap on "Edit" at the bottom of the list and tap on the "+" icon next to the "Batteries" option. The Apple Pencil's battery lasts for approximately 12 hours, and it charges through the Lightning connector on the iPad or with any

New Sixth-Generation iPad vs. 10.5-Inch iPad Pro

Support for the Apple Pencil was one of the major differentiating factors between the fifth-generation iPad and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, with Apple Pencil connectivity limited to Apple's more expensive flagship tablets. Now that Apple Pencil support has been built into the sixth-generation iPad, which costs just $329, the Apple Pencil is far more accessible and there's less separating Apple's cheapest tablet from its priciest models. In the video and post below, we go over all of the differences between the new iPad and the existing iPad Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The iPad Pro and the sixth-generation iPad may seem similar at first glance due to the shared Apple Pencil support, but the iPad Pro continues to offer a faster processor, better cameras, and a better display to justify its high price tag. Apple's iPad Pro, for example, uses ProMotion technology with a 120Hz refresh rate, which makes all motion on the screen smoother, crisper, and more responsive. It's dramatically different than other iPad displays with smoother text, better gameplay, and enhanced videos. True Tone technology, which adjusts the white balance of the display to match the ambient lighting is also an iPad Pro-only feature, as is wide color, for brighter, more vivid colors. The sixth-generation iPad, meanwhile, uses the same non-laminated display that was first used in the iPad Air, albeit with improvements to make it brighter and a new touch sensor to allow for Apple Pencil support. It's Retina, but otherwise unremarkable. The iPad Pro is also

How to Capture Better Videos With Your iPhone

Apple's newest iPhones can capture high-quality 60 FPS 4K video, but there are a lot of other factors that need to be taken into account to make excellent videos that can compete with what you can do with a traditional camera. Lighting, stabilization, settings, and composition are all elements that can make or break a video, and in our latest guide on YouTube, we're sharing a series of tips you can use to make your videos better than ever. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Without shelling out any cash, there are certain settings you can change to make sure you're getting the best quality video out of your iPhone. Open up the Settings app, choose the "Camera" section, and you can set your video recording quality. On iPhone X and iPhone 8, you can capture 4K video at 60 frames per second. On older iPhones like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, your options will be more limited, with 4K video topping out at 30 frames per second. You can also improve your videos with simple Auto Exposure and Auto Focus locking features, which will prevent abrupt changes while you're filming. After setting exposure with drag gestures on the iPhone's screen when using the Camera app, hold a finger on the focal point until the AE/AF lock banner pops up. You'll get even more control over settings using a third-party app like FiLMic Pro ($14.99), which lets you set parameters like exposure, white balance, color, aspect ratio, and focus while also giving you live tools for monitoring video and making adjustments. Lighting is a huge factor when it comes to

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time. In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks that you might not know about. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Universal Copy Paste - In iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple introduced a universal copy paste feature. On devices where you're signed into your iCloud account, if you copy something on one device, you can paste it to another. So if you copy something on your iPhone, for example, you can swap over to your Mac to paste it. Menu Bar - If you hold down the Command key, you can use your mouse or trackpad to rearrange the icons of the menu bar at the top of your screen. Dragging Text - You can highlight text on your Mac and then hold down with the trackpad or a mouse to drag that text into another app. If you drag text to the desktop, it'll create a new text clip document. Split Screen - To quickly access the split-screen multitasking mode on your Mac, click and hold the mouse cursor over the green button in the upper left hand corner of any app window. Emoji - To insert an emoji into any document or message, hold down the Control and Command keys and then press the space bar to bring up an emoji menu interface where you can choose an emoji. Picture-in-Picture - When you watch a video on your Mac, like the YouTube video above, click on the Picture-in-Picture button that's

Top 10 Apple TV Remote Tips and Tricks

When Apple released the fourth-generation Apple TV in 2015, it also included a new Siri Remote with the set-top box (although in some regions Apple kept the original name "Apple TV Remote" due to Siri not working in those territories). Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The redesigned remote features dual microphones for Siri support as well as a glass touch surface for navigating the tvOS interface by swiping, tapping, and scrubbing to fast forward/rewind content. The remote also has a Menu button, a Home button (with a TV icon on it), a Siri button, a Play/Pause button, and a Volume Up/Down button. With the release of the Apple TV 4K in 2017, Apple tweaked the remote design to add a raised white ring around the Menu button, making it easier to identify the correct orientation of the remote by both touch and feel. The buttons and operation of the remote, however, remained unchanged, and the revised remote is also included with new units of the fourth-generation Apple TV. In this guide, we've collected 10 of our favorite tips for controlling features of tvOS using the Apple TV Remote included with the fourth generation Apple TV and the latest fifth-generation Apple TV 4K. Keep reading and you might well discover a new trick or two.