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Diagnose Persistent Problems
WHEN ISSUES WON’T go away, or have disrupted your network completely, you’ll need to take a different approach to solve the problem. The first step is the classic “turn it off and on again” method — either with the one troublesome device, or your rou
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Fitness & health
THE WATCH IS known for its features that help track exercise effort. For example, if you’re halfway through a run and get interrupted, it can automatically pause the workout. Go to My Watch, then tap Workout, and turn on Running Auto Pause. If you’d
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FilMiC Pro
$14.99 From FiLMiC Inc, filmicpro.com Made for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Needs iOS 11.1 or later FilMiC Pro has won a number of awards for harnessing the power of Apple’s iOS camera hardware in ways Apple itself simply doesn’t make available with it
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My Startup Disk Doesn’t Work At All
You can, although an external disk may be relatively slow. Ensure you use storage with a Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 connection, not an old USB 2.0 hard drive. Don’t use a thumb drive, even if it has USB 3.0, as speeds are often too slow. Ensure the drive
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How To Choose A New Router
PLENTY OF PEOPLE overlook it, but your router is crucial to the quality of your home network. The router provided by your ISP (internet service provider) is often relatively basic, so it’s often a good idea to get a better alternative. But what exact
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Organize Your Apps
YOUR WATCH’S default display shows all your apps as a grid of small bubbles on your home screen. To uninstall an app, lightly touch and hold its icon until it jiggles, then tap the app, and tap Delete. You can further organize your Watch apps by usin
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Flow by Moleskine
Free (IAPs) From Moleskine Srl, moleskinestudio.com Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Needs iOS 12.0 or later Flow is new to iOS, but the people behind it know a thing or two about sketching: Moleskine makes beautiful notebooks that are coveted by wr
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Does My Mac Need Extra Protection?
She would probably be wise to have some, but the most important initial step is performing a risk assessment, however informal. What will her Mac be used for? What will she browse? Is she likely to fall prey to phishing attacks? Will she only use app
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Test Home Network Performance
GETTING A STABLE signal is one thing, but are your devices performing to their best? Network speeds vary for all kinds of reasons, so how do you test each device in your home to confirm things are working as well as they can be? Devices connected to
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Calory
$2.99 From Funn Media, LLC, calory.app Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Needs iOS 11.0 or later We all know how weight loss works: you need to burn more calories than you ingest. Calory can’t help with the former, but it can keep track of your calor
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Improve Internet Performance
ONCE YOU’VE IMPROVED your network’s stability, it’s time to focus on performance. Step one is to look at your current internet connection. Is it fast enough for your needs? The explosion in streaming and online gaming means that regular broadband con
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Arlo Ultra
From $399 From Arlo, arlo.com Features 4K HDR, 180° field of view, color night vision, auto–zoom and tracking, smart object detection, 12x digital zoom, dual noise–cancelling mics, built–in siren, UV and weather resistant Smart home security just got
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Text Case
$2.99 From Christopher R Hannah, textcase.app Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Needs iOS 11 or later Cleaning up text quickly is a challenge for even the most adept iOS user, but Text Case aims to make it simple. The idea is straightforward: you cop
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Why Are Tag Names Showing In Mail?
Some people who have upgraded to Mojave have found that its new version of Mail does this because it changes the column width, which gives the flags column the space to reveal color names. To make the names vanish, at the top of the column drag the r
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Get Good Speeds On All Your Devices
YOU’VE UPGRADED YOUR internet connection to meet your demands, and you’ve optimized some parts of your network too. But there’s still room for improvement. Here, we’ll examine ways you can maximize your Wi–Fi connection at distance, plus spread the d
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Juice 1.2
$5.99 From deadbeef, deadbeef.me Needs macOS 10.13 or later Some parts of macOS still look a little… well, traditional, despite others embracing iOS aesthetics. Juice changes that when it comes to Bluetooth devices. From its menu bar icon you can ope
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Castro Podcast Player
Free (IAPs) From Supertop Software, supertop.co Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Needs iOS 11.2 or later The latest incarnation of Castro is packed with features to make your podcast experience better, and with support for both CarPlay and Apple Wat
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Print An Amazing Photo Book
Save 30% See below for your exclusive photo book discount REQUIRES macOS High Sierra or later, Photos, Motif extension YOU WILL LEARN How to create a photo book within Photos using Motif IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes APPLE DISCONTINUED ITS photo printing p
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The Best Upgrade Ever?
There’s one thing we all have in common when we use our devices at home — whether it’s an iMac, MacBook, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, we need good quality access to the internet without fail. No matter how you work or play, at some point during the day
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Beef Up Network Security
NOW IS THE time to turn to the thorny issue of network security. You don’t want to be giving neighbors free Wi–Fi, or letting any Tom, Dick or Harry gain easy access to your network for whatever nefarious purposes. (Remember, anything done on your ne
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Waterlogue
$19.99 From Tinrocket, tinrocket.com Needs macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or later Waterlogue for Mac (and iOS) is an app for turning a photo image into a simulated watercolor, and the results are impressive. Running on any Mac that supports Metal 2 — meaning
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CalZones
$4.99 From Cross Forward Consulting, crossforward.com Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Needs iOS 12 or later There are lots of calendar apps for iOS devices, but most of them have a significant flaw if you work with people in different time zones, o
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Improve Your Mono Pics
REQUIRES Affinity Photo YOU WILL LEARN How to lighten or darken tones, ensure maximum contrast, and add a subtle wash of color IT WILL TAKE 10 minutes BY MAKING A black and white conversion of a color image, you can help the viewer focus on contrasti
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Common Network Issues
TO SHARE FILES to and from PCs, go to Apple > System Preferences > Sharing, and check File Sharing, then click Options. Make sure “Share files and folders using SMB” is selected. Check your own username below only if you’re going to access your Mac’s
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HoudahSpot 5
$34 From HoudahSpot Software, houdah.com Needs macOS 10.13 or later If you regularly use the Finder’s Smart Folders to create custom searches, you’ll be only too aware of its limitations. HoudahSpot overcomes those and allows you to easily perform sp
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FreeMind Meditations
Free (IAPs) From FreeMind Services Ltd, freemindhub.com Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Needs iOS 9.0 or later This follows the familiar business model of self–help apps on the App Store: while the core app offers basic mindfulness and meditation t
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Build A Website With Ease
REQUIRES RapidWeaver and photos YOU WILL LEARN How to make websites in RapidWeaver IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes DO YOU REALLY NEED dedicated web design software on your Mac when there’s lots of services that work in your browser? Yes — because the big-nam
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