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  • How Apple iCloud works (and what to do when it doesn’t)

    Apple’s cloud-based storage, backup and syncing service is the glue that connects iOS and macOS and makes everything work seamlessly. For those times when problems arise, we have the answers on how to fix things.

    Written by Michael deAgonia11 Aug. 17 20:11
  • How to use your iPhone as a mobile hotspot

    As long as you have your iPhone, you always have an internet connection handy. Follow these steps to turn your iPhone into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

    Written by Sarah K. White10 March 17 22:38
  • How to 'hard reset' your Apple Watch

    For the first couple of weeks after I got my Apple Watch, its various sensors didn't get along. My Activity app was a mess; on Monday it tracked steps but not distance; Wednesday my distance traveled was more accurate, but the Exercise ring stayed stolidly at a sad two minutes; on Friday distance was OK, but my steps were way off.

    Written by Al Sacco16 June 15 06:14
  • How to take a screen shot on your Apple Watch

    Last week, I finally received my Apple Watch. I plan to write a number of related Watch tips and tricks stories, and I like to be able to provide visual aids in my posts whenever possible, so one of the first questions I asked myself was, How do I take a screen shot on the Apple Watch?

    Written by Al Sacco19 May 15 00:24
  • How to Avoid Online Scams When Selling Your Old iPhone or iPad

    A lot of people right now are selling their old iPhones and iPad minis to trade up to the supersized iPhone 6 models. Unfortunately, I suspect some of them are being scammed out of their devices -- I nearly was.

    Written by James A. Martin12 Sept. 14 23:37
  • Create Magical Vendor Presentations Using Analytics, TED and Steve Jobs

    The best TED speakers, channeling Steve Jobs, are dynamic, engaging and moving. Meanwhile, analytics technology can provide near-real-time feedback on whatever you want, including audience (dis)engagement. So why are so many tech industry events just more of the same?

    Written by Rob Enderle14 March 14 12:39
  • Enable iTunes Home Sharing in iOS 4.3

    The next major iOS update is slated to be released this Friday, March 11, alongside the ultra-hyped iPad 2. One of the key features is a little something called iTunes Home Sharing, which allows users to stream music, podcasts, movies and more from PC to iOS device.

    Written by Mike Keller09 March 11 04:54
  • iPhone 4 newbies: 10 essential tips and tricks

    You soon-to-be Verizon iPhone 4 customers can learn from the experiences of others. Take it from iPhone old-timers, you're about to enter a magical world of awesome apps running on the most simplistic, addictive device on the planet.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige09 Feb. 11 07:33
  • Delete iPad documents in iTunes

    If you're an iPad user, you may have discovered a rather strange quirk in iTunes. Although the program makes it blissfully easy to add documents to certain apps by way of its File Sharing feature, there appears to be no way to delete those documents.

    Written by Rick Broida22 Sept. 10 01:58
  • Root Google Android the easy way

    Google's Android operating system is riding a wave of popularity that has rapidly eclipsed Apple's iOS, and by the end of 2010 it's expected to overtake RIM's BlackBerry as the world's leading smartphone platform. However, despite the relative openness and flexibility of the OS, your Android phone still isn't as powerful and customizable as it could be. To unlock all of your phone's potential, you'll need to root it.

    Written by Robert Strohmeyer15 Sept. 10 23:15
  • How to find lost iTunes files

    Question: When I got my PC back after being repaired, everything that was on it before was still there, except iTunes. I'm worried I'll lose the playlists on my 30GB Apple iPod classic if I plug it into my PC after reinstalling iTunes.

    Written by Chris Byers03 Sept. 10 03:11
  • iTunes scam: How to protect yourself

    In recent weeks, more and more iTunes users have been reporting fraudulent activity on their Apple accounts, reporting hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of bogus purchases. With the reports of this type of fraud on the uptick in recent weeks, many users have been quick to blame Apple or PayPal, as many of the affected iTunes accounts were linked to PayPal accounts.

    Written by Liane Cassavoy25 Aug. 10 00:10
  • How to restore an iPhone

    QUESTION I've bought a number of apps for my Apple iPhone via iTunes and the App Store. To avoid draining the battery by downloading apps directly to the handset, I'd like to connect my iPhone to my Windows XP PC using USB and transfer them over. However, when I connect the phone its icon doesn't appear on the desktop (although it does charge up). I've tried updating iTunes, restarting the PC and using a different USB port, all to no avail.

    Written by Chris Byers13 Aug. 10 02:19
  • 8 killer Safari 5.01 extensions

    Apple's new Safari extension gallery looks a lot like the iOS App Store, populated with colorful icons that hold strange and wonderful things. In case browsing the 100 extensions Apple offers for Safari 5.01 is too much effort, here are eight good ones to get you started:

    Written by Jared Newman29 July 10 08:15
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