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How to hand off music or phone calls from your iPhone to a HomePod

Want your iPhone to play what your HomePod is playing? Just bring the two devices close together.

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How to turn noise cancellation on or off with AirPods Pro

If you want to listen to the world around you for a moment, the AirPods Pro make it easy.

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How to set a sleep timer on HomePod

Apple’s smart speaker can now lull you to sleep and shut off after you drift into dreamland.

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macOS Catalina: How to keep your internet radio favorites playing in the Music app

Apple has deleted the Internet Radio list, but still plays streams.

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How to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

Like to work or sleep to the sounds of ocean waves, raindrops, or a crackling fireplace? Your HomePod can finally help.

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How to stop getting a reminder to update to Catalina in macOS

If you’re not ready, you may not want the reminder.

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How to delete photos, links, and attachments from conversations in Messages

You can delete items you don’t want to keep or that you want to remove from taking up storage.

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Got a 32-bit app in Catalina? You don’t have to delete it

They won’t work, but you can choose to leave them in place.

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How to allow untrusted Shortcuts in iOS 13

You can find Shortcuts on the internet, but if you try to install them, you might run into a problem that prevents the Shortcut from installing.

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How to selectively choose what photos sync in Photos for Mac

The trick is using the Referenced File feature, which is a preference you can toggle at will inside the app.

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How to cancel a subscription on iPhone or iPad

It’s easy to sign up for subscription services like Apple Arcade, but unsubscribing from them on your iPhone or iPad is trickier process.

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Where did that go? Find the parts of iTunes now spread throughout different apps in macOS Catalina

iTunes is dead. But the severed parts remain if you know where to find them.

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Can’t find your Time Machine backup after upgrading to Catalina? Look for a backupbundle

Time Machine typically creates a disk image you can mount to access files.

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iPhoto users, you’re out of time with macOS Catalina. What’s your next step?

Apple discontinued updates to iPhoto years ago, but not everyone migrated to Photos. Now you almost have to.

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How to switch from iCloud Photos to just plain Photos

Some folks don’t want to the recurring cost of iCloud. They can go local.