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How to auto-enhance photos on your iPhone and iPad

If you take a photo with your iPhone or iPad and feel like the composition is great but that the colors and tones could be a little better, the Photos app comes with a few handy tools to help. iOS 8 promises a lot more control, but even with iOS 7, If you either aren't familiar with photo editing or just aren't sure where to start, the auto-enhance feature is a great place to start!

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How I saved 140 GB of hard disk space using iTunes Match

Have a large iTunes library? Consider getting it off your hard drive and into the cloud

Ever since I started using Macs with SSDs, I've become keenly aware of how much storage space I use. Over the years I've built up a great library of archived articles I've written, files I've saved, applications, and media.

But it's mostly music. Music occupied a huge amount of storage space on my Mac until fairly recently. Here's how I got rid of it using iTunes Match, and without losing the music.

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How to remove redeye from photos on your iPhone or iPad

No camera is perfect and that includes the one in your iPhone and iPad. One of the most common issues most people experience is redeye, which can be caused from flash or a bad glare. Luckily, instead of letting it ruin what would have been a great photo, just use the editing tools the Photos app provides to remove the redeye in just a few taps!

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How to access the chapter menu on the Apple TV

When watching movies on the Apple TV, you may come across a time where you want to jump back or forward several minutes and scenes. While you can always scrub by rewinding and fast forwarding, it's much easier to use the chapter menu to jump right to where you need to be. The best part is you can even see preview frames so you know exactly where to skip to.

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How to re-download movies, music, and TV shows to your Mac or PC with iTunes in the Cloud

If you purchase movies, music, and TV shows from iTunes, it doesn't matter what device you purchased them on, in most cases they're available to you via iTunes in the Cloud, part of iCloud, from anywhere. Aside from your iPhone and iPad, that also includes iTunes on your Mac or PC.

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How to re-download previously purchased apps and games on iPhone and iPad

If you frequently purchase apps and games on your iPhone or iPad, you may find yourself running out of space or cluttering up your Home screen with icons you barely launch anymore. Most people say they don't delete apps and games in fear of not being able to get them back. Luckily, thanks to iTunes in the Cloud, part of iCloud, you can easily re-download any apps or games you previously purchased whenever you'd like at no additional cost to you.

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How to rip DVDs on OS X and get movies onto your Mac media server

Getting video from a DVD to your Mac isn't quite as easy as iTunes makes it for audio CDs, but we'll show you how

Part of setting up a Mac as your media server involves making it easy to access your media. For most of us, media includes movies and TV shows. And many of us have collected our favorites on DVDs over the years. Let's look at how to get video from the DVD to your Mac in a way that will make it much more convenient for you to access next time.

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How to use Siri for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

Everything you need to know about setting up and using Siri on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad!

Siri is the name of Apple's personal digital assistant. It's basically voice control that talks back to you, that understands relationships and context, and with a personality straight out of Pixar. Ask Siri questions, or ask Siri to do things for you, just like you would ask a real assistant, and Siri will help keep you connected, informed, in the right place, and on time. You can even use Siri's built in dictation feature to enter text almost everywhere by simply using your voice.

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Having issues skipping, stopping, and playing music tracks in your car over Bluetooth? Here's the fix!

If you frequently pair your iPhone with your car in order to play music over the speakers, you probably have controls on your dash or steering wheel that let you pause, play, and skip tracks without having to actually pick up your iPhone. Unfortunately some iPhone users have reported issues with these functions under iOS 7. Either skipping, pausing, and playing don't work with car controls or there is a serious lag. Regardless what issue you're experiencing, the good news is that there's an easy fix!

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Kids projects: Learn a new language with Duolingo on your iPhone or iPad

We're starting a new series focusing on fun summer — or winter — projects for the whole family. Things you can do on your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac in ways that are convenient, efficient, and rewarding. This is the first one. I hope you enjoy it!

Summer means the days are long, work gets a break, schools let out, and we have time for some fun in the sun. It also means we have time to expand our horizons, to learn and do new and exciting things. One such thing is learning a new language. How we communicate and how we think are limited only by our command of language, beautiful, lyrical, contextual, nuanced, delicious language. And apps like Duolingo make it easier than ever to learn a new language, to do it from your deck or poolside, from your living room or hotel room, and right on your iPhone and iPad

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