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How to Swipe Type on an iPhone or iPad

Did you know you can now swipe type on your iPhone or iPad keyboard? This feature is enabled by default, but if you haven’t tried it yet, give it a shot! You might be surprised how much easier (and faster) it allows you to ty…

How to Set Up a Mac for Your Kids

Providing children with access to a computer and the internet is increasingly important, but so is protecting them. Setting boundaries and fostering a healthy relationship with technology can seem tough, but macOS has built-i…

How to Set Up Your New Mac

Macs have a pretty simple setup process, and Apple’s macOS will walk you through what you need to do. But that’s just one part of the setup process. Here’s a checklist of things you should do to set up your Mac after clicking…

How Your Apple Watch Can Help in an Emergency

The dumb phones of the 90s and early 2000s were widely marketed as devices that could potentially save your life in an emergency. With an Apple Watch strapped to your wrist, getting help in case of an emergency gets a whole l…

Beware These 7 Facebook Scams

Unlike the email spam of the late 90s and early 2000s, Facebook’s scams can be harder to spot. They hide in plain sight and recycle old tactics while preying on some of the most trusting members of society….

How Your Apple Watch Can Help You Stay Active

Fitness tracking is one of the most compelling reasons to buy an Apple Watch. Whether you’re training for a marathon, trying to get in shape, or just move around more, Apple’s wearable can help you hit your fitness goals….

Can My iPhone or iPad Get a Virus?

Your iPhone isn’t as susceptible to viruses as a PC or Mac, but iOS malware does exist. Here’s what protects your iPhone from viruses, and how you can avoid other types of malware and threats on your iPhone or iPad….

10 Quick Steps to Increase Mac Performance

Whether your Mac is running slow or you just want to squeeze some extra performance from your system, we have some quick solutions. Buying a shiny new Mac or upgrading your current Mac’s RAM aren’t the only options….

How to Take Better Photos with Your iPhone

Your iPhone takes great photos, but you can always improve them. For example, you can control the exposure, take more time to compose before you hit the shutter, and make better use of the tools available to you….

Why I Love My Apple Watch

I first put on my Apple Watch in January 2019, and haven’t wanted to take it off since. At first, I saw it as a handy lifestyle accessory. However, over time, I’ve come to appreciate it as much as my iPhone—and here’s why y…

Is My iPhone Waterproof?

Modern iPhones are water-resistant, but the strength of that protection varies from model to model. Having your device’s battery or screen replaced might impact this protection, depending on who performed the repairs….
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