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Here you can find a wide selection of articles with many helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple device. You can also catch up on general Apple news stories such as product releases, iOS updates and other updates.

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What’s New With WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is probably one of the most used networking apps, seeing as you are able to chat with any contact who has the app on their smartphone. Now Facebook’s $22 billion dollar baby is about to get some interesting new features as shown on a pre-release beta version. Rumored updates include some features we’ve all … Read more

Top 5 3D Touch Shortcuts

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Many iOS 10 users have deemed 3D Touch the most exciting feature of the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus. If you’re not familiar with the feature, what it entails is that the iPhone picks up the amount of pressure you apply to the screen (soft touch vs hard touch) to allow you … Read more

Project Titan, Apple’s alleged car project

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Allegations of Apple developing its very own electric motor vehicle branch, akin to Elon Musk’s brainchild Tesla Motors, have been doing the rounds for some time. In fact, Musk himself refers to the project as an “open secret.” Former Senior Vice President of the iPod Tony Fadell even revealed that the late Steve Jobs had … Read more

What you need to know about Bluetooth 5

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Wait, what? Yes, really. Chances are, as you are reading this, you likely own quite a few Bluetooth enabled devices. Many modern devices that connect to a mobile phone or computer – keyboards, headphones, mouses, speakers, without the aid of wires or USBs, make use of Bluetooth technology. Most laptops, desktops and mobile phones nowadays … Read more

2018 could be the year for Apple’s digital glasses

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Apple has been under some pressure to produce new and innovative products. Apart from the Apple watch, these smart glasses are the new addition to their wearable technology repertoire. What are these iGlasses all about? The iGlasses, as it were, are still being explored, but the just of it is that these glasses will be … Read more

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encrypted video calls

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WhatsApp will add encrypted video calling to their list of privacy checks, following end-to-end encryption for messages and calls earlier in 2016. What is encryption? Encryption means that messages, calls, video, etc. are mixed up and scrambled so that hackers or other people do not intercept the communication between sender and recipient. Why the need … Read more

The AirPods are almost here! Yay or Nay?

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Apple is set to release wireless earbuds called AirPods any day now. What are AirPods and how do they work? AirPods are essentially wireless earphones. These AirPods work by connecting to any Apple device and simply tapping “connect”. However, in order for these AirPods to work, devices have to run on iOS 10, macOS Sierra or … Read more

Apple patents augmented reality mapping system for iPhone

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Apple has been granted a patent – U.S. Patent No. 9,488,488, purchased by Apple from Flyby Media Inc. Regents of the University of Minnesota – for an augmented reality mapping system, building on the startup WiFiSLAM technology that the company acquired in 2013. Here’s an overview of the new innovation: It’s an app More specifically, … Read more

What is an Instagram business profile, and how do you set it up?

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If you have a business and use Instagram for this purpose, you are bound to have seen the new Instagram Business Profile. So what is it, what does it entail, and should you get it? Read on to find out: What is it? While it doesn’t have as many features compared to other platforms, like … Read more

Snapchat – what’s the fuss all about?

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The social media platform Snapchat, beloved and utilised by mostly millennials and generation-Z, has been valued at around 16 billion dollars (you do the maths). While not quite as popular as Instagram and Facebook, there is certainly something to say for this innovative app. Find out why: How does it work While it does have … Read more

Best new features of the iPhone 7

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Considering a mobile phone upgrade? It’s possible someone you know has recently acquired the new iPhone 7, or 7 plus. Apple announced its new cellular device in September 2016. We’ve highlighted its best new features: Improved battery life The iPhone 7 reaches nearly 2 hours of additional battery life, and the iPhone 7 Plus gets … Read more

How to cancel an Apple Music subscription

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Apple Music offers a three month trial to iOS users. With 30 million tracks on offer, you’ll probably love the well-stocked service. But if you’re not quite into the service and you forget about the app, you will see that R59.99 will automatically be deducted from your bank account as soon as the three month … Read more

Apple WWDC 2016: The highlights

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  At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference for 2016, the iPhone maker announced iOS 10, Siri for Mac and a new iMessage, among other developments. We are all excited about Apple’s exciting new software update; iOS 10 which is due for release in September 2016. This version includes a softer aesthetic, personalised home screen widgets and an interactive … Read more

See your iPhone’s true signal strength with this trick

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Do you ever question how accurate the signal strength dots are on your iPhone? Now you can see exactly how strong your signal is and it takes seconds to enable. And you will love this nifty little iPhone trick even more if you’re nuts about numbers. Here’s how you can replace the 5 signal dots … Read more

How to not lose your data if you forget your iPhone password

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It is not unusual for Apple users to contact us after forgetting their iPhone password. It can be something as simple and as unlikely as forgetting your password or it can be something more probable like a child repeatedly pressing in the incorrect password.  Repetitively entering the incorrect password can result in the loss of … Read more

How to hack-proof your passwords

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Online security is essential, especially since you have everything at stake if you’re hacked. Getting hacked could mean your bank account is emptied, your social media presence is jeopardised or your online identity is stolen. While hack-proof passwords remain essential, most people have not taken heed of its importance. According to Splashdata, the most popular … Read more

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