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16 Apple HomePod Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

The Apple HomePod smart speaker ($299, at this writing) brings Siri and Apple Music to your kitchen, living room, or wherever you want it. You can use the HomePod as a speaker, a smart-home hub, an assistant, and so much m…

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 “Hide” an App on Your iPhone or iPad

Apple doesn’t allow you to completely hide apps on your iPhone or iPad like you can on Android. This is most likely for security reasons. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make an app more difficult to find an…

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…

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Icky AirPods

Your AirPods are probably gross. Earwax, sweat, dirt, and grime all get caked on the buds and in the charging case. It’s helpful to clean them regularly, but you have to be careful not to damage them. Here are a few ways you …

How to Share Your Mac’s Screen with Another Mac

Because Macs have built-in screen-sharing, you can share your screen with another Mac over your local network via the integrated VNC server, or over the internet via iMessage. Third-party apps, like TeamViewer, work on both m…

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….
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