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Reach Out and 3D Touch Something

Apple first unveiled 3D Touch in iOS 9 with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, giving users of those iPhones a new way of interacting with apps, but 3D Touch never really caught on. Now, with the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and broader support in iOS 10, 3D Touch is...

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New MacBook Pros Sport Dynamic Touch Bar

With the release of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, Apple has rewarded those who have been waiting patiently for new models. They’re smaller, lighter, and faster than the previous MacBook Pros, but what really sets them apart is the new Touch Bar. What’s a...

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How to Enable “Hey, Siri” in Sierra

  With macOS 10.12 Sierra, Siri has finally come to the Mac, and you can ask Apple’s personal assistant for help with all sorts of tasks, such as finding and opening files, adjusting system preferences, setting reminders, getting directions, looking up words,...

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Make Siri More or Less Chatty

By default, Siri likes to chat, confirming what you say and giving you the results of your commands out loud when appropriate. If you don’t like that, go to Settings > General > Siri > Voice Feedback and select either Control with Ring Switch (the iPhone’s...

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A Few Friendly Reminders for Making the Most of Reminders

We’re all juggling a bazillion things to remember, so much so that Apple has removed reminders from its Calendar app, providing a Reminders app for both the Mac and iOS. Reminders is a relatively simple app, and while there are many other task managers available in...

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Drift Off to Music or Lectures

iBooks in iOS has a built-in sleep timer that can automatically pause playback after a specified amount of time, which is great for listening to an audiobook as you go to sleep (tap the Moon button below the volume slider). What if you prefer listening to content...

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Apple Previews New Operating System Features at WWDC

During the keynote of Apple’s recent Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, the company unveiled major updates to all four of its operating systems. All the new versions will be free, and they’re slated for release this fall, likely in September or October....

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11 Steps to Ultimate iPhone Battery Life

It’s inevitable. At some point, you’ll need your iPhone, but its battery will be dead. And as an iPhone ages, its battery becomes weaker, to the point where it may have trouble making it through a typical day of use. Charging the iPhone during the day may stave this...

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Goldilocks and the Three PDF Apps: Which Is Right for You?

PDF files are usually meant as digital representations of paper-based documents. Scanners generally create documents in PDF, ebooks are often distributed in PDF, and government agencies like the IRS make their paper forms available as interactive PDFs. So it’s...

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Four Apple OS Releases: Should You Update?

Some of your Apple devices have probably started to notify you that they have operating system updates ready to be installed. On May 16th, Apple quietly released: OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan for the Mac iOS 9.3.2 for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch tvOS 9.2.1 for the...

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