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How to disable Touch ID for iTunes and App Store purchases

Touch ID is a super convenient way to unlock your iPhone 5s while keeping it secure at the same time. You can also use it to make App Store and iTunes purchases by default. However, if you've registered other family member's prints and you don't want them to be able to buy things on your account, or if you're just not comfortable with Touch ID purchases, you turn off iTunes purchases and not have to worry about it.

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Going over the data limits on your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to track usage and prevent extra fees!

iPhone and cellular iPad come with data plans. That's the cost of being "always online". Since the days of unlimited data plans are largely behind us, most of us end up being bound to our carrier's tiered data plans and the overages that come with them. While overages may not be as expensive as they once were, they still cost extra money, and no one likes to pay more than they have to. If you find yourself pushing your data plan's limits, or actually going over it, there are some things you can do in order to monitor your data in the future. That way you can either better control your usage or change your data plan to one that better fits your needs.

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How to browse the web on your Apple TV with AirWeb

Apple doesn't offer their Safari web browser on the Apple TV. However, if you have an iPhone or iPad with AirPlay ad the AirWeb app from the App Store you can easily and conveniently beam an optimized web browser right to your Apple TV. What's more, it's by far one of the best ways I've found to browse the internet on a television.

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How to fix a problem Home button on your iPhone 5

The Home button has been a common cause of complaint throughout several iterations of the iPhone. It's why we made an ultimate guide for fixing them. The iPhone 5 doesn't seem to be immune from Home button issues either. If yours is not responding to presses, registering double presses incorrectly, or sporadically activating Siri, you may need to DIY repair the Home button. Luckily the iPhone 5's Home button isn't as hard to get to as previous models, making it a great candidate for a quick and easy DIY repair!

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iOS 7 Activation Lock bypass discovered, protect yourself with Touch ID or Passcode

A bug has been found in iOS 7 that allows a an attacker with physical control over a lost or stolen iPhone to get around Activation Lock and gain access to the device. Unfortunately, the method for circumventing Activation Lock has been made public. However, the bypass process requires the attacker have access to an unlocked device, and be able to access the device after a reboot, so it can be thwarted by simply having a Passcode enabled (either by itself or as part of Touch ID).

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How to set your Mac's firmware password (and why you shouldn't)

Want to keep your roommate from posting your nude selfies on Facebook? Concerned that your Mac might fall into the wrong hands? You've already got a secure password on your Mac, maybe even file encryption. What happens if someone boots off an external hard drive?

Setting a firmware password is the solution. It comes with a few consequences and drawbacks, however. Follow along to read about the risks associated with firmware passwords as well as a guide on how to set one for those that think it's still worth it.

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How to use VoiceOver on your Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV but find it difficult or impossible to see and navigate the menu system VoiceOver is there to help. An accessibility option meant to help those with visual challenges, VoiceOver "speaks" the controls to you, letting you hear what you can't see. You can even set up shortcuts to turn VoiceOver on and off with just two taps.

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How to enable restrictions on the Apple TV

If you have kids in your home, it may be a good idea to enable parental restrictions on your Apple TV. Not only does it ensure that no one can rack up charges on your iTunes account on rentals and purchases, it can also set your mind at ease that your kids aren't viewing content they shouldn't be. Here's how:

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How to add additional dictionaries for iOS 7's define feature

The Define option in the iPhone and iPad text selector popup gives you dictionary definitions for most common words. It's convenient because it can be accessed in only a couple of taps. But what if you're in England and the U.S. dictionary keeps coming up? What if you also speak Italian or Japanese or Chinese and want to access those definitions as well? Luckily, iOS makes it easy to add and manage additional dictionaries so you can have the languages you want right where you want them!

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How to remove fingerprints from Touch ID

Touch ID can sometimes be a mixed bag and if you find some prints just not working, it may be best to delete them and start over — assuming you've already tried retraining Touch ID with no success. To wipe the slate clean and start over, you just need to remove all your prints. Here's how:

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