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How to Install Any iPhone or iPad App on an M1 Mac

Tuesday November 24, 2020 1:02 pm PST by
Apple's M1 Macs, which are the first to be powered by an Apple-designed Arm-based chip, are able to run iOS and iPadOS apps because of the common architecture between the different operating systems. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Some iOS developers have been updating their apps to make them compatible with macOS, but there are ways to download apps that haven't...
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How to Transfer Google Authenticator Accounts to Your New iPhone 12

Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:40 pm PST by
If you buy a new iPhone to replace your existing one and you use the Google Authenticator app to access online accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA), you should transfer those accounts to your new phone as soon as possible, because without the 2FA codes close at hand, you could find yourself locked out of your online accounts. 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your...
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How to Create a HomePod or HomePod Mini Stereo Pair

Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:36 pm PST by
Adding a second ‌HomePod‌ to your setup enables stereo sound to create a wider soundstage for richer, more enveloping sound. Each ‌HomePod‌ is able to play its own audio channel — left or right — while separating out both the ambient and direct energy. This provides a wide, almost three dimensional soundstage for a more immersive listening experience anywhere in the room. A ‌HomePod‌...

How to Set Up Home Theater Audio with HomePod and Apple TV 4K

Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:35 pm PST by
If you have an Apple TV 4K and own a HomePod or a stereo pair, you can create a theater experience with Dolby Atmos or surround sound right in your home. Note that this feature is reliant on the directional and spatially aware capabilities of the original ‌‌HomePod‌‌, so it is not available on the ‌HomePod mini‌. Here's what you need. Home Theater Audio: What You'll Need An ‌Apple TV‌ 4K...
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How to Watch the Mac-Focused Apple Event on November 10, 2020

Monday November 9, 2020 10:27 am PST by
Apple is holding it's live event now. Follow along with our live blog for the latest updates. We're also live tweeting the event on Twitter. Apple is planning to hold a third fall 2020 event tomorrow on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time through a livestream. The event will see Apple unveiling Apple Silicon Macs, and there's a possibility of a surprise like AirTags or AirPods...
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How to Use Night Mode When Taking Portrait Shots on iPhone 12 Pro

Sunday November 1, 2020 9:04 am PST by
Apple's newest iPhones, the iPhone 12 mini, ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌, ‌iPhone 12 Pro, and ‌‌iPhone 12 Pro‌‌ Max, are equipped with a photography feature called Night Mode, which is designed to take crisp, clear photos even when lighting conditions are poor, such as at night. ‌Night Mode‌‌ originally debuted in the iPhone 11 series, but its use was limited to the rear-facing wide-angle camera. With ...
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How to Sign Up to Apple One on iPhone and iPad

Friday October 30, 2020 9:55 am PDT by
Apple in October 2020 launched Apple One, a new series of services bundles that will let Apple device customers purchase several services together in one package instead of separately, saving money for those who use multiple Apple service products. ‌‌Apple One‌‌ Bundle include services like Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple TV+, and more, depending on the tier you choose....
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How to Change the Default Web Browser on iPhone and iPad

Thursday October 29, 2020 5:35 pm PDT by
When Apple released iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, it made a change that enables third-party browsers to be used as default apps, meaning users who don't get on with Apple's native Safari browser can choose an alternative and it will be opened automatically whenever the system requires it. Many third-party browsers now support the ability to become the default app, including Chrome, Firefox, and...
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How to Change Activity Goals on Apple Watch

Thursday October 29, 2020 5:33 pm PDT by
In watchOS 6 and earlier, you could change your daily "Move" goal (or calorie burn goal) in the built-in Activity app on Apple Watch, but your Exercise and Stand goals couldn't be edited. In ‌watchOS 7 and later‌, however, you can customize all of the activity goals on Apple Watch. So if you want to make your goals more challenging or more realistic, now you can. Here's how. Launch the Acti...

How to Measure Someone's Height with iPhone 12 Pro

Wednesday October 28, 2020 1:57 pm PDT by
Apple's iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max boast a neat feature that allows you to measure the height of someone using just the Measure app and the iPhone's camera and LiDAR Scanner. This article and video shows you how. The capability comes courtesy of the LiDAR scanner that's exclusive to Apple's latest Pro line of smartphones as well as 2020 iPad Pro models. LiDAR is intended for...
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How to Set Up and Use Apple Cash Family

Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:06 am PDT by
Apple Cash is a popular way to send money to friends and family using Apple's Messages app, and in iOS 14, you can now give your children allowances through the Family Sharing feature so they can make purchases, and send and receive money in Messages. You can even limit who your child can send money to, get notified when they make transactions, lock their account, and more. Before you start...
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How to Take Night Mode Selfies on iPhone 12

Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:00 am PDT by
Apple's newest iPhones, the iPhone 12 mini, ‌iPhone 12‌, ‌iPhone 12 Pro, and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max, are equipped with a photography feature called Night Mode, which is designed to take crisp, clear photos even when lighting conditions are poor, such as at night. ‌Night Mode‌ originally debuted in the iPhone 11 series, but its use was limited to the rear-facing wide-angle camera. With ‌iPhone 12‌,...
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How to View Apps on Apple Watch as a List

Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:55 am PDT by
Ever since the first Apple Watch launched in 2015, Apple has preferred to display apps on the device in a honeycomb-like grid layout. Many Apple Watch users find this default layout difficult to navigate and find the app they want. If you count yourself among them, you'll be happy to know that there's an alternative view you can use that displays your apps as a list. Here's how to switch to ...
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How to Delete Apps on Apple Watch

Tuesday October 27, 2020 5:16 pm PDT by
When you install third-party apps on your iPhone, they sometimes automatically install apps on your Apple Watch, too. Some of these wrist-based apps can be worthwhile additions, but many simply duplicate the function of the ‌iPhone‌ app and just fill up your Apple Watch with useless cruft. This article shows you two quick ways to delete unwanted Apple Watch apps. How to Uninstall Apple Watch ...
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How to Hard Reset or Force Restart All iPhone 12 Models

Thursday October 29, 2020 5:37 pm PDT by
Apple's iPhone 12 mini, ‌iPhone 12‌, iPhone 12 Pro, and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max come in different sizes compared to last year's iPhone 11 series, but they still share some common design elements with Apple's 2019 models, such as an all-screen design and no Home button on the front. Video tutorial on how to hard reset or force restart your iPhone 12: Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...
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iPhone 12 5G Settings: How to Save Data and Battery

Friday October 23, 2020 3:57 pm PDT by
Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are the first iPhones to be released with 5G connectivity, and there are several new settings related to 5G that you should be aware of. By default, when you set up a new ‌iPhone 12‌ or 12 Pro, it activates an Auto 5G mode that only turns on 5G data when it won't significantly reduce battery life. You can turn this off so that your iPhone uses 5G all the time, and...

iOS 14: How to Use the Privacy Report Feature in Safari

Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:33 pm PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple has added a new Privacy Report feature to its Safari browser that's designed to prevent websites from tracking your internet usage as you browse. The feature expands on Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention functionality, and severely limits the extent that sites try to track users for ad targeting and analytics. To access the Privacy Report in Safari on iPhone and...
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iOS 14: How to Prevent Apps From Tracking You Across Sites and Apps

Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:31 pm PDT by
Some third-party iOS apps that you install on iPhone and iPad try to use tracking mechanisms that track your behavior across various apps and websites. Happily, in iOS 14 and later, Apple forces such apps to ask for your permission first. Apps that use these tracking mechanisms will show a popup asking you to enable tracking features, which are used for targeted advertising, data collection, ...

iOS 14: How to Limit How Much Access Third-Party Apps Have to Your Photo Library on iPhone and iPad

Friday October 16, 2020 12:23 am PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple allows you to limit the level of access that third-party apps have to the photos library on your iPhone or iPad. When apps that ask permission to access your photos, you can now choose to give access to your entire photo library or just a few photos at a time, which is useful if you don't want social networks like Facebook or Instagram seeing your entire camera roll. If...

iOS 14: How to Prevent Network Operators From Tracking Your iPhone or iPad Across Wi-Fi Networks

Friday October 16, 2020 12:21 am PDT by
In iOS 14, your iPhone or iPad can use a different MAC address with each Wi-Fi network to prevent network operators from tracking your phone across different WiFi networks. To communicate with a Wi-Fi network, a device has to identify itself to the network with a unique network address called a media access control (MAC) address. If your iOS device always uses the same Wi-Fi MAC address...