The Complete Guide to an OS X Clean Install of El Capitan

1:20 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · Tips

El Capitan Clean Install Process

Apple has designed OS X so that one can just upgrade to the next version, "over the top," seamlessly. With this kind of upgrade, all user data, settings and accounts remain as before, and that works for most users most times. However, there are occasions when a user needs to do what's called a "Clean Install." This sets up the Mac as if it first came out of the box and then personal data is restored. John Martellaro, after a brief introduction, lists the steps for a Clean Install.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: Turning Off Individual Live Photos

9:02 AM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · Tips

How to send stills from Live Photo pics

One of the new features of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus is the so-called Live Photos functionality; this'll take your still images and turn them into little video-like snapshots of the moments in your life. However, there's a big caveat: When you share a pic with someone through Messages, those Live Photos are sent as, well, Live Photos, which may be a problem if you just forgot the feature was turned on! We'll go over what to do in this Quick Tip.

iOS 9: iPhone Battery Dying? Emergency? Low Power Mode to the Rescue

4:00 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · Tips

iOS 9 Low Power Mode

iOS 9 introduces a new feature to the iPhone called "Low Power Mode." Like Apollo 13 on the way to the Moon, it shuts down non-essential services in an effort to maintain an emergency lifeline. That is, enough juice to make and hold an emergency phone call, be located, or utilize Wi-Fi. Here's how to activate it.

How to Share Live Photos With Everyone (spoiler: Animated GIFs)

9:05 AM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · Tips

Taking a Live Photo is pretty neat, and as long as you can iMessage someone running iOS 9, they can share in that neatness. If you want to share with other people, or even your Mac, you'll need an alternate solution. Kelly shows the easiest way to share out that amazing Live Photo for all the world to see, regardless of device.

How to View Live Photos in iOS 9

8:30 AM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · Tips

iPhone with large camera lens

Live Photos are one of the new features of the iPhone 6s and 6s+. They're neat, but how do you show them off? Kelly has the scoop on how to send them to other Apple users, who can see them, and how to make them available to everyone else.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: How to Use 3D Touch

8:55 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · Tips

How to use 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s

Today's Quick Tip is all about some nifty ways you can Peek and Pop your way to screen-pressing happiness with the fancy new iPhones. Yes, we know that sentence makes us sound crazy (at best). We blame Apple for giving their features such…interesting monikers.

10 Apps with 3D Touch for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

8:45 PM, Sep. 28th, 2015 · · Tips

If you have a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you may be itching to play with 3D Touch, the whole-screen implementation of Force Touch that comes in the new devices. We put together a list of ten apps to make it easy for you to check it out.

Here Are All the iPhone 6 Cases We Tried & Fit Our New 6s [Update]

9:05 PM, Sep. 25th, 2015 · · Tips

iPhone 6s shipped on Friday, and the first thing we did (after setting up our new devices, of course) was test out iPhone 6 cases to make sure they fit. The iPhone 6s is 0.2 mm thicker than the iPhone 6—case manufacturers have been quick to say iPhone 6 cases will fit iPhone 6s, but we wanted to test it for ourselves. [Updated with the Seidio Obex Waterproof Case.]

Upgrading to an iPhone 6s? Don’t Forget to Backup First

10:58 AM, Sep. 25th, 2015 · · Tips

If you're getting a new iPhone be sure to back up your old one first

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders are arriving today, and you can buy Apple's latest smartphone in stores now, too. Before you activate your shiny new iPhone, however, you need to back up your old one. That'll ensure you see everything you expect on your new phone after you finish the setup process.