How-to

MOBILE

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How to use Messages in iOS 10, from special effects to iMessage apps

Messages in iOS 10 has new ways to express yourself—a lot of new ways. Here's how to get started.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Should I drill a hole into my iPhone 7 to give it a headphone jack?

A new joke tutorial on YouTube has gone viral—making some people believe the impossible.

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How to better organize your classical music in iTunes 12.5

New Work and Movement tags put iTunes in the right direction for organizing classical music.

MOBILE

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iPhone 7 glitches: What to do if your new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is acting up

New iPhone 7 owners have reported several technical and software bugs. Here's what to do if you've experienced them.

MOBILE

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How to get bokeh and depth of field tricks without an iPhone 7

Jealous of all those cool tricks that are coming to the iPhone 7? With some software trickery you can make the images shine on your current iPhone.

MOBILE

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How to downgrade back to iOS 9 if you don't like iOS 10

You upgraded to the latest version of iOS, but now you need to revert back? Here are the instructions.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Limited options for viewing music, album repeat, and duplicate tracks

Got questions about iTunes? Kirk McElhearn has the answers.

SOFTWARE

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Windows 10's Quick Assist lets you fix Dad's computer from your desk

Beware, though, a user is offering up total control of their PC.

ENTERTAINMENT

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Sick of NBC's vapid Olympics coverage? Use Opera's built-in VPN and you can watch the BBC's coverage instead

"We'll have more from the Olympic Games in Rio after these messages from our sponsors."

HARDWARE

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How to use Optimized Storage in macOS Sierra

This new feature in Apple’s latest Mac operating system promises to free up precious storage space.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.