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Everything you can do with Force Touch on Apple Watch

Apple's new gesture for Apple Watch gives apps more options with less screen real estate.

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The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)

The Pomodoro Technique can help you focus on the task at hand. And there are plenty of Pomodoro timers to choose from.

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Don't fear the water: Clean gunk out of Apple Watch under the faucet

Apple Watch can handle a little running water if your Digital Crown stops turning.

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More Photos Q&A: Finding your photos on a map, and dealing with metadata

Photos for Mac continues to perplex and annoy many users between learning new features, bugs, and discovering missing ones. We handle more questions this week.

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10 killer tips to get your Apple Watch set up just right

The Apple Watch will be more useful when it delivers the right notifications in a font size you can read, with haptic feedback that doesn't make you jump out of your chair.


Take the hassle out of scanning documents

Need to convert a paper document into a digital format? Here are a few solutions that work well.

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How to use Siri on the Apple Watch

One of the quickest ways to interact with the Apple Watch is by using Siri, Apple's voice activated assistant.

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How to use Maps to navigate from your Apple Watch

Apple Watch boasts a Maps app that you can use to search for a location and get turn-by turn-navigation. The Watch can even tap your wrist to tell you when to turn.

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Apple Watch: How to send and reply to text messages

Got a text message? Need to send one? There's no need to pull out your iPhone when you can handle texts directly on Apple Watch.

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How to make and answer phone calls on Apple Watch

There’s no need to take out your iPhone when it comes to phone calls. Here’s how to use your Apple Watch instead.

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How to change watch faces on Apple Watch

Learn how to make your Apple Watch watch face suit your mood, style and personality.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Manage your iTunes music library

Ways to handle linear notes in iTunes. Plus: album artwork in WAV files, song title capitalization, playlist management, and shopping the iTunes Store on an old Mac.

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7 reasons to love QuickTime Player

Apple's free, light video player has some capabilities Photos and iPhoto lack: recording videos, making simple edits, even recording your iPhone or iPad's screen.

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The ins and outs of an OS X Permissions fix

The term "permissions fix" gets thrown around as a solution to all sorts of problems, like when your Mac slows down or experiences random crashes. Here's a guide to permissions, and various ways to run permissions fixes.

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More help for Photos: Metadata, the Places map, and syncing without iCloud

The introduction of Photos OS X brought a flurry of problems and questions, some more of which we answer this week.