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With macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple takes the opportunity to refresh the Mac’s user interface. The changes aren’t dramatic—don’t worry, you’ll be able to use your Mac like usual. The changes give the Mac a more modern look, and also have led to  speculation that Apple is getting ready for the next phase of user …

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Apple has a free trial for Apple Music to see if you like the service. After the trial expires, you have to pay $10 per month for a single user membership or $15 per month for a family membership. If you like Apple Music, you don’t need to do anything after the trial; your credit card on …

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Poking at portrait orientation of monitors attached to your Mac definitely scratched an itch for some readers, based on the mailbag. You can read the original column on how to use the Displays preference pane in macOS or a third-party utility that works where macOS doesn’t, and a follow-up on using the standard VESA mount …

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When you snap a picture with a smartphone, tablet, or camera, the date and time are encoded in the image’s EXIF (Exchangeable image file format) metadata. It’s embedded so that it can be used later by any software that works with the image. However, as readers will testify, it’s very easy to wind up with …

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I remember visiting a college in 1985 (readers, I’m that ancient), and seeing the height of glamor and magic: a portrait-orientation CRT screen that was part of a typesetting system. Because type was composed in “galleys,” long runs of relatively narrow columns, someone entering copy could more easily see a long run of text this …

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Apple first implemented picture-in-picture on the iPad way back in iOS 9, and users have been clamoring for it to come to the iPhone ever since. With iOS 14, Apple is finally giving us our wish. PIP is coming to iPhone, and it works almost exactly like it does on iPad. Apps need to incorporate …

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It is extremely handy to tag people you know in photos you take. You can then easily find images of those people across time and at specific events. This feature appears in Photos in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, but may not work correctly across devices without iCloud Photos enabled—and sometimes even with it turned on. …

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Apple has announced iOS 14, and it’s the first time in years that the company has made significant changes to the home screen. There are several new features, but perhaps the most significant change is the new Widgets system. We’ve had Widgets on the Today View (the screen to the left of your first Home …