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How to use your iPhone as a removable hard drive

Unlike old-fashioned iPods, the iPhone won't mount as a USB drive. However, Chris Breen points out you can still use it for portable file storage.

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Get started with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Just picked up an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Let us help you set it up, transfer data from your old phone, and get you playing with all its new features.

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The Apple customer-support site that's built just for you

Apple's Support Profile page lists all the Apple devices you've bought and gives you quick access to all sorts of support services for them. Here's how to take advantage.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Encoding miracles and missing audiobook chapters

Kirk McElhearn returns to dispense wisdom concerning the difference between lossy and lossless encoders, the heartbreak of corrupt iPhone backups, and how to navigate through an audiobook's chapters.

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Hip to be square: How to take great cropped photos on your iPhone

Want to shoot compelling square images? Check out these tips and tricks.

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How to sync both ringtones and iTunes Match music

iTunes syncing can be confounding, particularly when some media is from an iTunes library and the other from iTunes Match. Here's a bit of clarity.

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How to set up a replacement iPhone

Your old high-capacity iPhone is about to take a trip to the shop. In the meantime, you're given a much lower-capacity loaner. Here's how to set up the replacement.

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Four reasons to get a remote control for your iPhone

There are times when it'd be really handy to have a remote control for your iPhone (or iPad). Joe Kissell runs down the scenarios and the best solutions.

How to listen to podcasts on the road

Podcasts can be a great diversion on long summer road trips as well as on the daily commute. If you aren't already a mobile podcast listener, Dan Miller explains how to become one.

How to listen to podcasts on the road

Podcasts can be a great diversion on long summer road trips as well as on the daily commute. If you aren't already a mobile podcast listener, Dan Miller explains how to become one.

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Get started with the iPhone 5c and 5s

Congratulations, you've just gotten an iPhone 5c or 5s. Let us help you set it up, transfer data from your old phone, and get you playing with all its new features.

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Troubleshoot Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader

Having problems getting your iPhone 5s to recognize your fingerprint and unlock your phone? Here are some common scanning problems and our solutions.

Bugs & Fixes: Dealing with iPhone flash, low-quality Netflix, and Outlook junk issues

Ted Landau returns to discuss three issues he's deal with lately--pictures washed out by his iPhone flash, low-quality Netflix streams, and junk mail filters that seemingly don't work.

How to avoid big international iPhone data charges

The key to avoiding international roaming charges? Control your use of apps or buy a prepaid SIM card.