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How to Check Apple Magic Keyboard Battery Level in macOS

Friday April 2, 2021 10:35 am PDT by
Apple's Magic Keyboard combines a sleek design with a stable scissor mechanism beneath each key and a built-in rechargeable battery that's charged via the supplied Lightning to USB Cable, meaning you don't have to mess about with replacing AA batteries. The built-in battery is very long-lasting, and should power your keyboard for about a month or more between charges. If you're unsure how...
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How to Delete Downloaded Videos on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:11 am PDT by
The videos that you keep on your iPhone or iPad naturally take up storage space on your device, which can fill up quickly depending on the available storage capacity and how much content you have. For example, if you regularly download Apple Fitness+ videos to your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌, this can quickly take up a lot of storage. If you see a message that your device's storage is full, don't worry ...
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How to Optimize Photos to Take Up Less Storage Space on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday March 30, 2021 9:10 am PDT by
The photos that you keep on your iPhone or iPad naturally take up storage space on your device, which can fill up quickly depending on the available storage capacity and how much content you have. If you see a message that your device's storage is full, it's worth checking out a system option called Optimize Storage, which is designed to work with iCloud Photos. This feature replaces...
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How to Change the Background Color of Notes on iPhone and iPad

Monday March 29, 2021 10:18 am PDT by
In iOS, you can set the system appearance to Dark or Light Mode, which changes the look of every native app on your Apple device, including Notes. If you set your iPhone or iPad to Dark Mode, for example, each note in the Notes app appears by default as white text on a black background. However, Apple Notes also allows you to switch the background color of individual notes or all of your...
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How to Clear Your Location History in Apple Maps

Monday March 29, 2021 10:17 am PDT by
When you search a location in Apple Maps on iOS and Mac, the app conveniently remembers your search in case you want to return to it at a later time. However whether for housekeeping or privacy reasons, you can quickly and easily remove your Maps search history at any time. Keep reading to learn how its done. Delete ‌Apple Maps‌ History on iPhone and iPad Launch Apple's Maps app on your...
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How to Delete Messages Attachments on iPhone and iPad

Monday March 29, 2021 10:09 am PDT by
Apple's Messages app offers one of the most convenient ways of having a text-based conversation with your contacts on iPhone and iPad, but messages aren't the only things you can send and receive. Apple's iMessage service enables all manner of files and attachments to be shared, such as photos, links, documents, audio messages, and more. Files that are sent to you can of course be accessed...
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How to Turn on Closed Captions and SDH on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Friday March 26, 2021 3:46 pm PDT by
This article explains how to turn on closed captions and subtitles for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing on Apple devices. Keep reading to learn how it works. The terms "closed captions" and "subtitles" are sometimes used interchangeably, but they’re actually designed for two different audiences. Subtitles offer a text alternative for spoken dialogue in video, while closed captions not only show ...
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How to Clear Google Maps Search History on iPhone and iPad

Friday March 26, 2021 3:43 pm PDT by
If you prefer using Google Maps over Apple Maps on your iPhone or iPad, it's useful to know that you have the ability to manage how long your map search history is stored on Google's servers. This article shows you how. When you start typing the name of somewhere in Google Maps, the app throws up suggestions of your recent searches for places and directions, which can be useful if you visit...
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How to Turn On Subtitles and Change Languages in the Apple TV App

Wednesday March 24, 2021 10:25 am PDT by
Apple's TV app allows you to choose customized audio languages, subtitles, and other accessibility features on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, and Apple TV. This article explains how to change subtitles and languages for videos viewed in the app on the above devices as well as smart TVs and streaming devices that feature Apple's TV app. How to Change Subtitles or Languages on ‌Apple TV‌ On...
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How to Use Reading View in Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Wednesday March 24, 2021 10:22 am PDT by
In Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps for iPhone and iPad, you can use the reading view feature to look at a document without accidentally editing it. In reading view, you can scroll a document and even interact with text and objects, all while avoiding accidentally moving objects or bringing up the keyboard as you view. To turn on the reading view, open a document in one of the...
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How to Clear Safari's Cache

Tuesday March 23, 2021 5:32 pm PDT by
Whenever you browse the web in Safari, the browser stores website data so that it doesn't have to download it again each time you revisit a site. In theory this should speed up your browsing experience, but there are some scenarios where you might want to clear the cache and start anew. Keep reading to learn how it's done on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. There are a couple of situations where you...
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How to Delete Cookies in Safari

Tuesday March 23, 2021 5:30 pm PDT by
When you browse the web on your devices, websites will often leave cookies on your system so that they can remember you and what your preferences are. Some cookies are genuinely useful, as they allow sites to save your personal information (such as your login credentials) so that you don't have to keep entering it every time you visit. However, for the same reason, cookies can pose a...
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How to Import Your Safari Bookmarks to Chrome

Monday March 22, 2021 9:05 am PDT by
Apple's native desktop browser is Safari, but just because it comes pre-installed on every Mac doesn't mean you have to use it. Chrome is actually more popular than Safari by far, and if you're new to Mac, it might already be your preferred browser. If you've tried out Safari and decided you want to switch to Google's equivalent, you can easily import any bookmarks you've used in Apple's...
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How to Type the Apple Logo on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Thursday March 18, 2021 3:21 pm PDT by
Apple's  logo is pervasive across the company's branding, appearing on everything from ads for its Apple TV+ streaming service to the Apple stickers included in every iPhone box. Apple also includes the  symbol in its keyboard character set, so if you have a Mac, you can type the logo using a simple keyboard shortcut. To type the  symbol in a tweet, in a word processor, or anywhere ...
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How to Enable Live Captions in Chrome Browser for Desktop

Thursday March 18, 2021 5:39 am PDT by
Google includes a Live Captions transcription feature in version 89 of its Chrome browser for desktop. Live Captions uses machine learning to create a real-time transcription for videos or audio played through the browser, which can make online media more accessible for members of the Deaf community and other people with hearing loss. Once enabled, Live Captions appear in a box in the bottom ...
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How to Screenshot An Entire Webpage on iPhone

Wednesday March 17, 2021 4:32 pm PDT by
In iOS, Apple includes a built-in screenshot feature which also provides you with the ability to capture an entire webpage on your iPhone or iPad that you can then save or share with someone as a PDF document. Don't expect this option to appear when using a third-party browser app like Firefox or Chrome, as it's only available in Safari, Apple's native web browser. With that caveat in mind,...
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How to Sync Desktop and Documents Folder to iCloud on Mac

Monday March 15, 2021 10:10 am PDT by
In macOS, you can sync any files on your Mac desktop and in your documents folder to iCloud so that you can access them on any other devices signed in to ‌iCloud‌ with the same Apple ID. In other words, you can start a document on your Desktop, and you'll be able to work on it later on your iPhone or iPad, or even through a browser on another computer via the ‌iCloud‌ website. Here's how to ...
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How to Automatically Empty Trash on Mac

Monday March 15, 2021 10:04 am PDT by
Whenever you move a file on your Mac to the Trash, it stays there until you manually right-click (Ctrl-click) the trash icon and select Empty Trash. This system offers a useful fallback method if you decide you don't want to delete a file, because it allows you to return a file to its original place using the Put Back option (accessed via a right-click on the trashed file in question). In...
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How to Launch the Intel Version of a Universal Apple Silicon App

Friday March 12, 2021 2:51 pm PST by
Macs powered by Apple silicon, such as the M1 MacBook Pro, can run both iOS apps and Mac apps, but they can also run x86-64 software that's been built to work on Intel architecture, thanks to something called Rosetta 2. Rosetta 2 is the translation layer that enables a Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for an Intel-based Mac. The first time you launch an app that requires it, an alert ...
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How to Check Your Apple MagSafe Charger's Firmware

Friday March 12, 2021 2:46 pm PST by
If you've got your hands on an Apple-branded MagSafe Charger, you can follow the steps below to check the current firmware version that your charger is running. Apple occasionally sends‌ firmware updates to accessories over the air that contain bug fixes and improvements, so this is a good way of checking that your charger is up-to-date. Perhaps more importantly, if you're able to follow...