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iOS is the mobile operating system that runs on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and other mobile hardware from Apple. Though it may look differently and run on different hardware, iOS is based upon a highly modified variation of Mac OS, the desktop operating system software that runs on Macs.

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How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

Feb 27, 2017 - 20 Comments
How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

AirDrop is the fastest and most convenient way to wirelessly send files from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac. While AirDropping from iOS to Mac OS is easy, how it works may not be particularly obvious to some users, and many people don’t know the feature exists at all. Learning to use AirDrop to … Read More

Beta 4 of MacOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 Available for Testing

Feb 27, 2017 - 2 Comments

Apple has released new beta versions of their operating system suite, including MacOS 10.12.4 beta 4, iOS 10.3 beta 4, and watchOS 3.2 beta 4.

How to Show GPS Coordinates on iPhone

Feb 26, 2017 - 17 Comments
Get GPS Coordinates on iPhone

All iPhone models have a built-in GPS device which aids in navigation and allows for pin-point precision for location detection. While most users who interact with location and navigation features on their iPhone will be using the Maps applications, it can also be helpful to get exact GPS coordinates for latitude and longitude, perhaps for … Read More

How to Quickly Add Widgets to iPhone with 3D Touch

Feb 25, 2017 - 2 Comments

You can easily add new widgets to the iOS Widget by using 3D Touch on the iPhone. This offers what might be the quickest way to add a widget to your iOS Widget panel.

Beta 3 of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 Released by Apple

Feb 20, 2017 - 1 Comment

Apple has released the third beta versions of its operating system suite, including iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2.

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick

Feb 19, 2017 - 8 Comments
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Have you found an Instagram picture you want to save to your iPhone? You have probably noticed that Instagram doesn’t offer a direct way to download photos, but if you want to save a picture for sharing, backing up, or setting as a wallpaper, there are a few ways to accomplish this in iOS.

How to Stop Auto-Play Sound on Facebook Videos on iPhone

Feb 18, 2017 - 8 Comments
Disable Facebook auto-play video sound iOS

Facebook has decided that Facebook users would enjoy having auto-play videos automatically play sound as they scroll through their feed. Of course not everyone likes to be auto-blasted with audio and sound from auto-play videos, so some Facebook users may wish to stop auto-playing sound with videos shown in their feed.

How to Mute Sound in Embedded Videos in Messages

Feb 17, 2017 - 1 Comment
Mute the audio from embedded videos in messages

Want to mute a video that is blasting noise within an embedded Message? You can do that with a nice subtle trick. This works to silence embedded video sound in both the iOS and Mac Messages apps, both of which allow you to play embedded videos in Messages conversations without launching into a web browser.

How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad

Feb 13, 2017 - 10 Comments
How to markup photos on iPhone or iPad

The excellent Markup ability in iOS allows iPhone and iPad users to write, draw, and markup on any photo or picture stored on their device. This offers a nice way to highlight or emphasize something on an image, and while it can be used for fun it’s equally as useful for professional users as well … Read More

How to Type Trademark, Copyright, Symbols on iPhone and iPad

Feb 9, 2017 - 12 Comments
Type the trademark, copyright, registered symbols on iPhone and iPad

If you find yourself needing to type a trademark symbol, copyright symbol, or registered symbol on the iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily using either of the two methods below. The first trick to typing the trademark symbol “™”, the registered symbol, “®”, or the copyright symbol “©” will utilize the QuickType suggestion … Read More

How to Use iPhone Magnifier Camera

Feb 7, 2017 - 17 Comments
iPhone Magnifier

The latest versions of iOS for iPhone include an excellent Magnifier feature which can turn the iPhone camera and screen into a magnifying glass. This has many potential uses, but perhaps the most useful in day-to-day life is as a reading aid to read tiny text without squinting and straining your eyes. Instead, you can … Read More

How to Copy & Paste on iPad

Feb 5, 2017 - 9 Comments
iPad cut copy and paste commands with Smart Keyboard

Using copy and paste on iPad is easy, and much like copying and pasting on a desktop computer or Mac, you can copy just about anything to the iPad clipboard and paste it just about anywhere that will accept input. Whether you want to copy and paste a text clip, a photo or picture, video, … Read More

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