iOS Shortcuts: Using 3D Touch in Control Center

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Apple first brought Force Touch, a pressure sensitive touch technology, to the Apple Watch. But soon after Android phone maker Huawei released this feature in its new smartphones, Apple released and popularized its use on iPhone, first with the iPhone 6s. Apple calls this multi-touch capability 3D Touch. This adds an innovative way to open […]

How to Maintain the Battery Life of Your iPhone, iPad and MacBook

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Apple recently found itself in hot water for doing what many customers had long suspected: slowing down older iPhones’ performance. In the aftermath of the revelation, Apple explained that it only throttled iPhone performance when the device’s battery had degraded to the point that running at full speed could cause the device to shut down. […]

How to Customize the Control Center Panel in iOS

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With the introduction of iOS 11, Apple finally allowed users to customize the Control Center panel feature that lets you quickly access some of the most popular options and features on your iPhone or iPad. Still, in true Apple fashion, you are limited in what you can actually change. For example, you can remove a […]

The Best Antivirus Options for Mac

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For years Mac users enjoyed a relatively virus and malware-free experience. While macOS does enjoy certain security advantages over Windows, thanks to its UNIX underpinnings, at least some of the security Mac users have enjoyed is “security through obscurity.” In other words, because of the Mac’s relatively small market share, it simply wasn’t worth it […]

Don’t See 4K at 60 FPS Record Video Option on iPhone 8 Plus/X?

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Did you just get your new shiny iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X? Me too! Well, the first thing I did was go to change my settings so that I could record video at that glorious 4K at 60 fps setting! By default Apple, sets to to only 1080 at 60 FPS, which […]

How to Setup Apple TV 4K for the First Time

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So I just got my shiny new Apple TV 4K and I rushed to set it up as quickly as possible so I could watch those new 4K HDR movies on my 4K TV! It’s also way faster and better than the 2nd generation Apple TV that I refused to upgrade until Apple moved to […]

How to Clean Install iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

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If you’re planning to upgrade your Apple device to iOS 11, you have the option to perform a normal upgrade or perform a clean install. If you’re upgrading a relatively new device like a 6S or iPhone 7, a normal upgrade will probably be just fine. However, on older devices, a clean install can help […]

How to Prepare Your Device for iOS 11

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iOS 11 will be released on Tuesday, September 19, meaning you don’t have much time to get your device ready if you are planning to upgrade immediately. In this article, I’m going to give you a couple of tips before you perform the upgrade. After upgrading several devices every year for the last five or […]

5 Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Old iPhone

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If you’re planning on upgrading to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X soon, you’re also probably thinking of ways to get rid of your current iPhone. Obviously, there are lots of ways to get rid of your phone from selling it, trading it in or giving it to someone as a gift. […]

How to Backup iPhone to iTunes and iCloud

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Backups are important and especially important for devices like your iPhone, which pretty much carry all your personal data. Losing your phone is actually worse than losing your wallet nowadays. Just imagine losing your phone and not having a backup. You would lose all your messages, contacts, photos, videos, notes, all your apps, etc. Some […]