Best Styluses for iPad

Whether you want to write, draw, sketch, or navigate, there are a bunch of great styluses out there for you. The stylus market is gigantic: It's full of pens with rubber, mesh, plastic, and disc nibs; some have special features — like palm rejection or pressure sensitivity — that require specific iPad models, while … [Read more...]

How to view your past Activity rings and workouts in Activity for iPhone


If you have an Apple Watch, your iPhone is always watching… your activity data, that is. Here's how to peek into the archives with the Activity app for iPhone. Though the Health app officially syncs most of your Apple Watch's activity data as of iOS 11, Apple still offers a stand-alone Activity app to get a more concentrated look at your … [Read more...]

Best MacBook Pro Accessories (Late 2016 and Mid-2017)

Have a new MacBook Pro? You need these accessories. New computers inevitably call for new accessories, but when it comes to Apple's MacBook Pro, they're especially key: The computer's USB-C ports may find you needing dongles, entirely new devices, and more. If you just picked up a new MacBook Pro (Touch Bar or no), here are my must-have … [Read more...]

How to use Siri on your Apple Watch

Siri is Apple's virtual personal assistant. With the Apple Watch, it's available right from your wrist. Siri uses your voice to activate and answer queries. As such, it doesn't require a keyboard or a ton of screen space. And because it's contextually aware, it can handle complex questions and commands. That makes it ideal for something like the … [Read more...]

How to get rid of Depth Effect on a photo in iOS 11

Take a Portrait Mode photo that didn't quite turn out right? In iOS 11, you can turn it off right from the Edit screen. iOS 11, coming later this fall to all users, offers a lot of small but welcome changes to iPhones and iPads alike. That includes Apple's Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus, which intelligently blurs a photo to give it virtual depth … [Read more...]

Best Apple Watch Stands and Chargers

Charge your Apple Watch in style and comfort. Updated May 16, 2017: Added two pretty fantastic Native Union options. While you don't need a stand to charge your Apple Watch, it can be both a lovely and practical addition to your bedside table or dresser. A great stand not only displays your watch and band while you're not wearing it, but it … [Read more...]

Stroll through Apple Park with Steven Levy

Apple Park — the company's new campus, and former CEO Steve Jobs's final project — is almost finished, and Steven Levy got a sneak peek at it for Wired. We've gotten plenty of peeks at Apple's new corporate campus, Apple Park, courtesy of various drone operators and a few highlights from the company itself. But as its official … [Read more...]

Best Cases for the 2017 9.7-inch iPad

What are the best cases for Apple's 2017 entry-level 9.7-inch iPad? Updated May 2017: Added Logitech's newly announced Slim Folio iPad Case. The 2017 9.7-inch iPad is the same height and width as its predecessor, the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2, as well its current high-end cousin, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Unfortunately, it's a tad thicker than either, … [Read more...]

How to cancel your Spotify subscription

Spotify not satisfying your musical tastes? Here's how to cancel your Spotify subscription. Whether you're trying out Spotify and don't want to be charged after your free trial or you're done with the streaming music scene, here's how to cancel your subscription. How to cancel on iPhone or iPad Unlike most of the other streaming music services … [Read more...]

How to cancel your Pandora Premium subscription (but still enjoy the free trial)

Don't want to get charged for your Pandora Premium trial — or don't want Premium at all? Here's how. Canceling or changing your Pandora Premium subscription is simple: It just depends on where you subscribed. How to cancel your Pandora Premium subscription on iPhone or iPad If you directly subscribed to Premium through the Pandora … [Read more...]

What Mac Pro configurations should you buy?

If you've decided to pick up the speed-bumped 2017 Mac Pro, what extra configurations should you buy? Updated April 2017: Included the new pricing structure for the 2017 speed bumped Mac Pro. I'll be frank: Unless you fit into a few, very specific categories, I don't particularly recommend buying a 2017 speed-bumped Mac Pro. That said, there are … [Read more...]

What do you want to see in the next Mac Pro?

Apple is working on a new Mac Pro. If you could suggest a new feature or two, what would you say? Though Apple's 2013-era Mac Pro has at last received a minor speed bump, it's still more or less the same computer released in 2013. Twenty. Thirteen. And since Apple didn't make it updatable either, that means everyone who bought one — or … [Read more...]

Should you buy (or upgrade to) a 2017 Mac Pro?

The 2013 all-in-one just received a minor update — but is it enough to warrant a new machine? After years of languishing in a dark, sad cave of a webpage on Apple's site, the 2013-era Mac Pro has at last seen a small spec bump. But with new Mac Pros on the horizon, is it worth buying this upgraded Mac Pro? What's been upgraded? The … [Read more...]

Beats X Review: The cheapest alternative to noise cancelling wireless earbuds

Apple's Beats X aren't perfect — but as a small set of noise-isolating wireless buds, they still might be the best of the bunch. For the last month, I've been actively testing all of Apple's W1-chip wireless headphones: The AirPods, PowerBeats 3, Beats Solo, and Beats X. Each of Apple's headphones aims to fix a different problem in the … [Read more...]

How to find missing AirPods with Find My iPhone

Missing an AirPod or two? Use Find My AirPods to track down those pesky buds. There's no getting around it: the AirPods are small. It's what happens when you chop the cord off a set of in-ear buds; they don't have much mass, and if you don't remember to store them in their pillbox case, you may find yourself frantically searching for an … [Read more...]

How to use Theater Mode on the Apple Watch

Wear your Apple Watch to the movies without pesky notifications getting in the way. Last week, I was in the midst of watching a film at my local movie house when my wrist started frantically buzzing and lighting up. One or two screen flashes during a movie isn't out of the ordinary, but after 12-15, you start to get a little concerned. I excused … [Read more...]

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