Use a Password Manager to Store Your Driver's License and Passport

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Store a photo of your drivers license in 1Password

Storing your driver’s license or passport information on your computer in a text file or as a photograph may be convenient, but it also makes it easier for anyone with access to your hard drive—including hackers—to steal your identity. Modern password managers, like 1Password and LastPass, solve that problem by encrypting your sensitive data and keeping it away from prying eyes.

Save Bandwidth with iMessage Images Using Low Quality Mode

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iMessage Low Quality Mode

iOS 10 has something called Low Quality Mode for images you send out in iMessage. When active, Low Quality Mode reduces any images you are sending out to approximately 100K. This can save you a lot of cellular data usage, especially if you’re sending out photographs you take on your iPhone.

iOS 10: How to Use Your iPhone as a Magnifying Lens

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iOS 10 magnifying lens feature in action

If you really stretch the whole “the best camera is the one you have with you” thing, you can say the same about magnifying lenses, too. Since your iPhone is always with you—hence, the best camera line—why not use it as a magnifying lens, too? That’s exactly what you can do in iOS 10.

macOS Sierra: How to Use Tabbed Windows

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macOS Sierra tabbed windows

Now that macOS Sierra is out, you can use the tabbed window goodness you’re familiar with in Safari and the Finder in pretty much any app. Tabbed app windows are a system-level thing, so there’s a good chance the apps you use every day already support the feature. Read on to see how it works.

How-to Change Haptic Feedback on iPhone 7 Home Button

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iPhone 7 Home Button Choose Your Click

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with a buttonless Home Button. It features haptic feedback courtesy of Apple’s Taptic Engine. When you set up a new iPhone 7/Plus, you’re asked to choose between three levels of haptic feedback. You can change this whenever you want. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.

With iOS 10, Your iPhone Can Save Up to Eight Lives

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organ donor heart

One of the most important features in iOS 10 has nothing to do with fancy iMessages, TouchID, or interactive notifications. It’s about saving lives. Lots of lives. You can now register to be an organ donor in just minutes, directly from your iPhone. Here’s how it works.

Disable 'Reduce Motion' to See New iOS 10 Message Effects

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iphone imessage effects

Having trouble creating or seeing the new Bubble and Screen Effects in the iOS 10 Messages app? The culprit may be an iOS Accessibility setting. Check out our quick tip for a possible solution as to why your iMessages suddenly seem so dull compared to everyone else.

How I Turned a Bunch of Drawings into iOS 10 Sticker Packs

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iOS 10 Messages Stickers

What happens when you tell artists they can make sticker packs for iOS 10 Messages easily? They do, and I took that as an invitation, so I went through the process of creating two sticker packs to learn how the process works. It’s a win-win scenario, because I know a lot more about what developers experience, and you get two sticker packs.

macOS Sierra: Configuring Siri

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macOS Sierra Siri

With the upcoming release of macOS Sierra, Siri’s finally available on our computers! In this Quick Tip, we’ll show you how to use it and tell you what you’ll do if you need to make changes to how it works (such as switching which keyboard shortcut invokes it).