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How to Link Notes Together in macOS

Monday November 27, 2023 4:58 am PST by
In macOS Sonoma, Apple has made its stock Notes app significantly more useful by adding the simple yet powerful ability to link notes and connect related notes together on your Mac. Here's how it works. With just a few clicks, you can create links between notes in the Notes app in ‌macOS Sonoma, making it easy to jump from one idea to another. To add a new link to another note, right-click ...
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How to Disable Inline Predictive Text on Mac

Monday November 27, 2023 4:09 am PST by
Apple in macOS Sonoma added inline predictive text. Here's how it works on the Mac, and how you can turn it off. Apple has improved its machine learning technology for Macs in an effort to make macOS a lot more helpful, and one of the features in which this tech has been deployed is inline predictive text. Predictive text does just what it says - it predicts what you're going to type...

iPhone Displays Green and Orange Dots: What Do They Mean?

Monday November 27, 2023 3:13 am PST by
Digital privacy is a perennial hot topic these days, and Apple is regarded as being at the forefront of security when it comes to smartphone and tablet operating systems. For example, for an app to access your iPhone or iPad's camera, camera and microphone access must be enabled for the app in question in the Settings app. Social media apps will often ask you for access to your device's...
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Disable 'Click Wallpaper to Reveal Desktop' in macOS

Wednesday November 22, 2023 11:33 pm PST by
By default, ‌macOS Sonoma‌ hides all your active windows when you click on your desktop wallpaper. This is handy if you tend to have a bunch of files on the desktop that you need access to. But if you find this behavior maddening, there is a way to turn it off. Apple's latest ‌macOS Sonoma‌ operating system for Mac has a new option called "Click wallpaper to reveal desktop." Enabled by...
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iOS 17.2: How to Lock Your iPhone Journal

Wednesday November 22, 2023 4:02 am PST by
Apple introduced its long-awaited Journal app for iPhone in iOS 17.2. Keep reading to learn how to keep your journal's contents secure and safe away from prying eyes. Apple announced in June 2023 announced it was bringing its own journaling app to iOS 17, and it has since been confirmed that the app is included in iOS 17.2, which is currently available to download as a beta. Apple's...
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iOS 17.2: How to Set a Journaling Schedule on iPhone

Monday November 20, 2023 5:09 am PST by
Apple in iOS 17.2 added its long-awaited Journal app to iPhone. This article explains how to set a journaling schedule and get reminders for when it's time to write. Apple announced in June 2023 announced it was bringing its own journaling app to iOS 17, and it has since been confirmed that the app is included in iOS 17.2, which is currently available to download as a beta. Apple's...
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How to Erase All Content and Settings on Your Mac

Monday November 20, 2023 4:37 am PST by
Following in the footsteps of the iPhone and iPad, Apple silicon Macs and Intel Macs with a T2 security chip (2017-2020 models) now have an "Erase All Content and Settings" option available in macOS Monterey and later. This article explains how to use it to erase and factory reset your Mac if you plan to give it away, sell it, or trade it in. If you have an older pre-2017 Mac, follow this link...
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How to Erase and Factory Reset Your Mac

Monday November 20, 2023 4:33 am PST by
If you plan to give away, sell, or trade in your Mac, the first thing you should do for security and practical reasons is erase the data on it and perform a factory reset. This article shows you how. If yours is an Apple silicon Mac running macOS Monterey or later or an Intel Mac with the Apple T2 Security Chip (2017-2020 models), follow the steps to erase all content and settings instead of...
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AirDrop Not Working? Here's How to Fix It

Thursday November 16, 2023 6:01 am PST by
AirDrop is a handy feature on Apple devices since it lets users discover nearby Macs, iPhones, and iPads, and securely transfer items between them over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and even continue larger transfers over cellular. The only problem is that it doesn't always work. If that sounds like your current experience with AirDrop, this article offers some troubleshooting steps that may help. Subsc ...
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How to Use the New Apple Pay UK Bank Account Balance Feature

Thursday November 16, 2023 2:57 am PST by
In iOS 17.1 and later, iPhone users in the UK can now view banking information like account balance when using Apple Pay and viewing bank cards and credit cards in the Wallet app. Keep reading to learn how it works. Apple's Wallet app on ‌iPhone‌ has been able to display ‌Apple Pay‌ transactions made using your bank and credit cards for a while now, but if you are a Wallet app user in the United ...
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How to Make Your Voice Clearer on iPhone Calls

Wednesday November 15, 2023 4:14 am PST by
Apple's iPhones include a calling feature that can make your voice clearer to the person you're speaking to when on a call, even when you're in a busy environment. It's called Voice Isolation, and here's how it works. In iOS 15 and later, Apple includes several features to make video conferencing with FaceTime and other video calling apps more appealing on iPhone. One of these features,...
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One AirPod Not Working? How to Fix the Problem

Wednesday November 15, 2023 4:30 am PST by
Apple's AirPods are designed to work seamlessly with all of Apple's Bluetooth-supporting devices, and the wireless earbuds usually live up their billing, but that doesn't mean they work perfectly for everyone one hundred percent of the time. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. A particularly irritating problem that can sometimes occur with any model of AirPods is when...
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How to Get Live Sports Scores on Your iPhone Lock Screen

Tuesday November 14, 2023 8:04 am PST by
iPhones running iOS 16 or later include a feature called Live Activities that you can use to follow sports scores in real time on your Lock Screen, so you don't miss a thing. Keep reading to learn how it works. Introduced in iOS 16, Live Activities are lingering interactive notifications that provide real-time updating information directly on an iPhone's Lock Screen and in the Dynamic Island ...
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Apple Wi-Fi 6E Support: What iPhone, iPad, and Mac Users Need to Know

Monday November 13, 2023 3:40 am PST by
Wi-Fi 6E, the latest advancement in Wi-Fi technology, offers several benefits when enabled on your iPhone or Mac, but it can also cause problems. This article explains what Wi-Fi 6E is, which Apple devices support it, and how to turn it off if you encounter issues. What is Wi-Fi 6E? Wi-Fi 6 operates on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E also works over the 6GHz band for increased...
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AirPods Battery Drain? How to Fix

Wednesday November 8, 2023 7:23 am PST by
AirPods and AirPods Pro of all generations are designed to work seamlessly with Apple's Bluetooth-supporting devices, but they are not immune to battery draining issues of one sort or another. Fortunately, these problems are usually fixable at home without having to contact Apple or return the AirPods. If you have a battery drain problem with your AirPods or are keen to avoid one, try the...
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How to View Memory Usage for Individual Chrome Tabs

Wednesday November 8, 2023 1:07 am PST by
Google's Chrome browser has often been criticized for being a system resource hog, which has led Chromium developers to provide ways to free up memory and keep things running smoothly when users have multiple windows and tabs open. One of the latest developments in this regard is more transparency into Chrome's tab throttling behavior, by, for example, giving users the ability to view the...
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How to Stop Kids Ruining Your Apple Music Recommendations

Friday November 3, 2023 7:08 am PDT by
In iOS 17.2, you can turn off your Apple Music Listening History with a new Focus filter, so if you allow someone else to use your device to listen to music, you can quickly activate the Focus with a tap and prevent their song choices from affecting your recommendations. Have you ever regretted letting a friend or family member use ‌Apple Music‌ on your iPhone after their poor song choices...
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How to Install iOS 17 Beta Software Updates on Your iPhone

Thursday November 2, 2023 10:19 am PDT by
When Apple released the first iOS 17 beta to developers, for the first time it gave non-developers the opportunity to download beta software updates on their iPhones for free. Keep reading to learn how it's done. In years past when Apple has announced a major new operating system update, the first wave of betas has officially only been available to download if you are a paying subscriber to A...
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How to Cancel Your Apple Subscriptions

Monday October 30, 2023 6:31 am PDT by
You can easily cancel Apple subscriptions like Apple One, as well as third-party App Store subscriptions, on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Apple offers several services that Apple device owners can subscribe to, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud+, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+. It also offers these services as a bundle subscription...
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How to Check Your Mac's Warranty and AppleCare+ Status

Monday October 30, 2023 5:08 am PDT by
In macOS Sonoma 14.1 and later, it's easy to find up-to-date information about your Mac's warranty or AppleCare plan, as well as the warranty status of any AirPods and/or Beats headphones that you own and have paired to the Mac. You can check whether your device is covered and see what kinds of repair and support are included with your cover. You can also find your agreement number, proof of...