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36 of the Best New iOS 15 Features for iPhone

Apple’s latest update, iOS 15, is set to come out on Monday, Sept. 20. It also comes standard on any new iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, or 13 Pro Max, all of which hit the shelves just four days later. If you’ve decided to pick up one of Apple’s latest iPhones, or you’re preparing […]

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How to Designate an ‘Account Recovery Contact’ So You Don’t Get Locked Out of Your Apple ID Forever

It’s easy to forget the password to an account like Apple ID. While it’s integral to your entire Apple ecosystem, it’s likely not an account you sign into every day. Unless you use a password manager, the password for your oh-so-important Apple account might tumble out of your head after a while. If that happens, […]

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How to Designate an ‘Account Recovery Contact’ So You Don’t Get Locked Out of Your Apple ID Forever

It’s easy to forget the password to an account like Apple ID. While it’s integral to your entire Apple ecosystem, it’s likely not an account you sign into every day. Unless you use a password manager, the password for your oh-so-important Apple account might tumble out of your head after a while. If that happens, […]

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How to Restore an iPhone Without the Password

So, you forgot your iPhone’s password. It happens to the best of us. And you can guess all you want, but after too many attempts the system begins to lock you out. At first, it’s in short bursts, but after too many wrong guesses, your iPhone is locked for good. It might not be pretty, […]

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10 Handy Things You Can Do With Your Mac’s Touch ID Button

Apple introduced Touch ID on the MacBook Pro in 2016, alongside the controversial (but surprisingly versatile) Touch Bar. Since then, the sensor has made its way to the MacBook Air and even the iMac, thanks to the magic of the Magic Keyboard. If you bought a Mac recently, chances are you have this button, and […]

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Another Good Reason to Use Safari on Your iPhone

We recently talked about how you can hide your browsing history from ad trackers in Safari, which is great, but one reason many people have been hesitant to use Safari is simply because it looks a bit boring compared to other browsers. But Apple is trying to change that in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. […]

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How to Hide Your Browsing History From Ad Trackers With iCloud ‘Private Relay’

With the iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey update, Apple is automatically upgrading all iCloud paid plans to iCloud+. If you’re paying for iCloud storage, you now get access to the Private Relay feature, and the ability to hide your email address online.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Organize All Your iCloud Photos

One of the great things about iCloud is that you can store lots of pictures. One of the bad things about iCloud is that you can store lots of pictures. Here are some tips to help you back up and organize all your thousands of photos without doing too much sifting through memories of Halloween […]

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How to Organize All Your iCloud Photos

One of the great things about iCloud is that you can store lots of pictures. One of the bad things about iCloud is that you can store lots of pictures. Here are some tips to help you back up and organize all your thousands of photos without doing too much sifting through memories of Halloween […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Use Face ID on iPhone

Big Brother! 1984! Scary buzzwords! Look, it’s understandable why you’d be skeptical of big tech, especially when their products ask for more and more of your personal data. But let’s focus on one specific issue today: Apple’s Face ID is absolutely, totally, uncontroversially safe to use, and it only makes your iPhone…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Use Face ID on iPhone

Big Brother! 1984! Scary buzzwords! Look, it’s understandable why you’d be skeptical of big tech, especially when their products ask for more and more of your personal data. But let’s focus on one specific issue today: Apple’s Face ID is absolutely, totally, uncontroversially safe to use, and it only makes your iPhone…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Finally Use Your iCloud Passwords on Windows

The iCloud app for Windows lets you access your iCloud photos, mail, calendar, and more on your Windows PC, but one thing that’s been missing is iCloud Keychain. If you mostly use Apple products but have a Windows PC at home for gaming or desktop, this is the one that really stings. Read more… Continue […]

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How to Stop Apple From Scanning Your iPhone Photos Before iOS 15 Arrives

Starting with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple is going to apply a new child-protection policy when it comes to scanning photos that you upload to iCloud. This policy will help Apple report illegal child pornography images to the authorities, and on the surface, it sounds like a good thing that Apple is doing. But […]

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How to Get an iPhone to Play Nice With a PC

The workflow between iPhones and Macs is pretty seamless (especially thanks to features like Handoff), and the same can be said for using an Android and a PC. However, problems arise when you plug an Apple device into a Windows-supported computer. While the interaction between the two is not a perfect marriage, there…Read more… Continue […]

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Why You Should Be Careful When Installing a Beta OS

When you install a beta on your device, you’re gaining access to new features and changes before almost everyone else on the platform. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and most other tech companies keep an open beta for their users to opt into if desired. But installing a beta on your phone, laptop, or tablet isn’t…Read more… […]

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Check These Settings Before You Lose Your iPhone so You Can Find It Later

It sucks when you end up losing your iPhone. Maybe you forgot it at the cafe, or it was stolen from the train station. Fortunately, it can be easy to track your iPhone (as long as it’s juiced up, and active). And if you already have a passcode enabled, the Find My iPhone feature is […]

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How to Share Your Wifi Password From Any Device

Every time you have visitors to you home, they probably ask for the wifi password before anything else. You can go the route of the local coffee shop and take the wifi name and password up on the wall, or keep sharing these credentials manually until you have them memorized. Or, you can speed up […]

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How to Hide Nudes, Personal Data, and Pictures of Your Ex on an iPhone or iPad

It’s possible you have a few photos on your iPhone or iPad that you’d rather not stumble upon—or have anyone else stumble upon, such as a picture of your ex, a troubling memory, or other, uh, unmentionables. If you’re not ready to delete or offload them, but you don’t want them seen by the wrong […]

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How to Hide Nudes, Personal Data, and Pictures of Your Ex on an iPhone or iPad

It’s possible you have a few photos on your iPhone or iPad that you’d rather not stumble upon—or have anyone else stumble upon, such as a picture of your ex, a troubling memory, or other, uh, unmentionables. If you’re not ready to delete or offload them, but you don’t want them seen by the wrong […]

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