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Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac and was one of the very first fully functional web browsers ever to hit mobile. Taking all that power and making it simple and accessible for the masses meant that, over the years, a lot of shortcuts and time savers got hidden away behind gestures....
How to shoot a selfie that doesn't suck

How to shoot a selfie that doesn't suck

This week's photography column is dedicated to Kevin and Ally, both of whom have recently become enamored of selfies and selfie sticks. Now, I admit that I don't hate selfies — I find they're a great way to snap quick facial expressions you don't have an emoji for, or show off something awesome...
How to set up your new Mac

How to set up your new Mac

You've bought a Mac for the first time. Now comes the fun part: Getting it out of the box and setting it up. Apple's setup process for first-time Macintosh buyers is pretty straightforward, but there are still a few confusing points. So let's walk through it together. Once you've got your Mac...
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How to save high-resolution versions of your Instagram photos

How to save high-resolution versions of your Instagram photos

Once you've posted a photo using Instagram, the incredibly popular social photo network, it's locked into its tiny filtered form. Instagram doesn't even let you download it after the fact — you need to screenshot it or resort to a third-part ripper, even for your own photos. What Instagram does...
How to connect your Mac to the TV: Apple TV, HDMI, and more!

How to connect your Mac to the TV: Apple TV, HDMI, and more!

At some point or another, you're bound to want to send the video on your Mac to your television. There's certainly more than one way to do that, so let's take a look at how you can! First of all, let's answer the obvious question: Why would I want to send Mac video to a TV? There are tons of...
How to sync bookmarks, notes, and collections with iBooks for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to sync bookmarks, notes, and collections with iBooks for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

In addition to letting you buy and read ebooks, iBooks lets you make notes, highlight text, save bookmarks, and even organize your books and PDFs into collections. iBooks syncs all this data between all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs so you see the same thing across all your devices. However, if...
Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

Rocket Cars: 8 tips, hints, and cheats to race faster!

Rocket Cars is a new racing game that lets you play through over 50 tracks in 5 different game modes. Strap rockets to your car or blast dynamite at your opponents in order to conquer each challenge. Along the way you'll have to decide what equipment and cars to upgrade. To do so you'll have to...
Secret Siri commands: Twelve cool questions you can ask right now!

Secret Siri commands: Twelve cool questions you can ask right now!

Siri launched in 2011 and can now be found on all modern iPhones and iPads. It's a virtual digital assistant that uses natural language voice control and sequential inference to listen to what you want and provide the best possible information or answer it can provide. It can help you stay...
DIY projects: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

DIY: How to make an awesome wall collage using your Instagram photos!

DIY, short for "do it yourself", is a weekly column where I roll up my sleeves and go over everything and anything from field-stripped and fixing your out-of-warranty iPhone or iPad to fun projects you can do with apps, family, and friends. Post lots of photos on Instagram? Ever think how cool...
How to modify OS X's Finder toolbar

How to modify OS X's Finder toolbar

There are things we all take for granted, because we see them so often. One of those is the toolbar that graces every open window in OS X's Finder. Did you know the Finder toolbar is customizable? Here's how. Here's the OS X Yosemite Finder toolbar in its unadulterated default glory. Four...
How to control what iOS apps can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts

How to control which iPhone and iPad apps can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts

We use Facebook and Twitter for more than just talking with our virtual social communities these days. We use them to login to other sites, to comment, to register — to host our digital identity. That's why it's a good idea to check and control which iPhone and iPad apps have access to your...
How to remove an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from Find My iPhone and iCloud

How to remove an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from Find My iPhone and iCloud

Find My iPhone and iCloud work together so you can keep track of all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs, all in one place. If you're upgrading to a new device, trading in your existing one, or even selling it, however you'll want to make sure you completely remove it from Find my iPhone before letting...
How to transfer your data from your old PC to your new Mac

How to transfer your data from your old PC to your new Mac

If you've just bought your first Mac and you're switching from a Windows PC, congratulations! Welcome to the fold. You're anxious to use your Mac, but you've amassed years of data on that PC. Switching platforms doesn't mean starting over: You can still use those old files. Apple makes it easy...

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