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Great March break projects and apps for the family!

For many families, next week is March break, when the schools close and the kids come home. If they're coming home to iPhones and iPads, there's a lot to keep them busy — and learning!

Whether you're going on vacation or enjoying a much-deserved staycation, there are plenty of apps both built-into the iPhone and iPad and available on the App Store to help pass the time and make the most of it. If you're looking for some projects to get creative with, we originally filmed these for the summer, but they work just as well for the spring.

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Save any picture from the web to your iPhone or iPad

Whether you're looking for a good iPhone wallpaper or want to share a gif you found online, there are lots of great reasons to save images to your iPhone or iPad.

Doing so is easy, but I'm still amazed how many people don't actually know how to go about it (my mother included). So, in case you're lost: Here's a quick tutorial on saving images to your device — even the ones that won't let you save them through normal means.

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The PWR Case for the iPhone 6 aims to help users cut the cord

A newly revealed case for the iPhone 6, the PWR Case, has been designed to not just protect the smartphone but also to quickly charge it without the need of the typical cord. Prong, the team behind the PWR Case, is currently raising funds on the Indiegogo website so it can launch the product.

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Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Confused about how to sync your Mac or Windows PC photos to your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered.

Apple's new Photos app for OS X (and with it, full iCloud Photo Library support on your Mac) is on its way, but until it arrives, people are stuck in photographic limbo, relying on iTunes or another third-party cloud service to sync their images to their Mac.

If you want to showcase your DSLR images on your iOS devices, though, never fear: iMore has you covered. Here's a quick tutorial on all the ways you can currently sync your Mac or Windows PC images to your iPhone or iPad.

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Why the iPhone doesn't have a thicker, bigger battery

One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to the iPhone is that Apple could simply double the thickness to double the battery life.

It then follows, under that train of thought, that Apple is deliberately sacrificing longevity for cosmetics. That the company is putting an obsession for thinness over usability. I used to wonder about that myself. Then I had the chance to speak to some people in the industry and discovered that batteries and battery life are, well... complicated.

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Why did you dump your Nexus for an iPhone 6?

A lot of our readers who switched from Android to iPhone didn't come from outdated Samsung phone but from the most updatable phone Google has to offer — the Nexus.

When I recently asked why people dumped their Android phones for iPhones, that's what came up again and again. And it was a big surprise. I expected people would switch from Samsung now that Apple has bigger and better screens, or from Motorola to get features like Touch ID and Apple Pay, or from LG because of easy access to Apple Stores and AppleCare, or from HTC because of the quality and coherence of the software. Nexus converts, I assumed, would be few and far between, because to own one you've got to really want it. You'e got to be a high-order Android enthusiast. So, why did Nexus owners make the switch?

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Secret headphone shortcuts: Twelve clicks to control your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

The Apple EarPods that come with your iPhone or iPod touch can be used to control a wide range of features, including music, phone calls, and even Siri.

So can any other set of headphones, from Beats to Bose — as long as they integrate the remote and mic hardware. The remote controls are great for accessibility, but they're also great for convenience. What's more, they also work with the Mac!

If you're not familiar with all the options, here's a complete list!

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Confessions of an iPhone 6

Ever wonder what your iPhone thinks about you when you're not around? This week, on The Network: Confessions of an iPhone 6.

"Loving it is easy. That's why so many people do." — Apple

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How to take great winter photographs with your iPhone

If you haven't heard, there's currently a rather absurd amount of snow burying my city. I feel pretty lucky in that I don't have to regularly commute much farther from my bed to my desk, but that amount of snow can still drive someone a bit stir-crazy — even if they're used to working from home.

So, rather than give in to the depths of snowy despair, I decided to do something positive with the ridiculous mounds of white fluff outside my door: take some pictures.

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19 more banks sign on to Apple Pay, total hits 90

Another week, another batch of banks signing on to offer Apple Pay support for their customers' credit and debit cards. This time we're looking at 19 new banks, with the big one definitely being Morgan Stanley. The newest additions bring the total number of banks supporting Apple Pay to 90, offering millions of customers the opportunity to make payments with their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus securely and without having to pull out their old-fashioned plastic card.

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