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How to Connect an iPad to a Wi-Fi Network

  Matt Cone       February 9, 2021

If you’re a new iPad owner, one of the first things you’ll need to learn how to do is connect your iPad to a wireless network. That’s because the iPad, being the small and portable device it is, just screams to be taken to the coffee shop. And the airport. And your friend’s house. All of which have wireless networks, or wi-fi networks as they’re referred to in iOS. Fortunately, it’s easy to connect an iPad to a wi-fi network.

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How to Read Kindle Books on an iPad

  Matt Cone       February 8, 2021

Amazon’s Kindle devices have become synonymous with ebooks. But did you know that there’s also a way to read Kindle books on an iPad? With the free Kindle application for iPad, you can read all of your Kindle books on your iPad — for free. Here’s how to read Kindle books on an iPad: Download and install the free Kindle app for iPad. It’s available from Apple’s App Store.

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How to Customize Your Mac's Clock

  Matt Cone       February 8, 2021

Every Mac comes with a little digital clock built into your Mac’s menu bar. You probably already knew that. But what you might not know is that your menu bar clock can be customized to show or hide a variety of information. Or, if you’re so inclined, you can turn off the digital clock and switch to an analog version. Here’s how to do it: From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

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Tell Your iPad to Forget a Wireless Network

  Matt Cone       February 7, 2021

When you connect an iPad to a wi-fi network, the iPad remembers that network and will automatically attempt to connect to it in the future. This is a great feature for wi-fi networks you trust and use frequently. But mistakes happen. If you connect to the wrong network at a coffee shop, your iPad will automatically attempt to join that network every time you visit the coffee shop in the future.

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How to Enable Your Mac's Audio Equalizer

  Matt Cone       February 6, 2021

Your Mac has an audio equalizer (EQ) that allows you to adjust the sound quality of music. The Mac’s equalizer isn’t as fancy as the physical ones that allow you to manually adjust the levels, but it does have a number of presets that will dramatically improve the sound quality of the music you play on your Mac. Unfortunately, the Mac’s equalizer only changes the audio from the Music app. Audio produced by other apps won’t be changed by the equalizer.

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How to Change Your iPhone's EQ (Equalizer)

  Matt Cone       February 5, 2021

Your iPhone has an audio EQ (equalizer) that allows you to adjust the sound quality of music. The iPhone EQ isn’t as fancy as the physical ones that allow you to manually adjust the levels, but it does have a number of presets that will dramatically improve the sound quality of the music you play on your iPhone. Unfortunately, the iPhone’s EQ only changes the audio from the Music app. Audio produced by other apps, such as Videos or YouTube, won’t be changed by the EQ.

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Enabling the iPad's Audio Equalizer

  Matt Cone       February 5, 2021

It seems ridiculous now, but in high school I purchased a Pioneer stereo system capable of pumping out over 1,000 watts of sound. The speakers and components were huge. It took three car trips just to get everything home from the store! The only thing I miss about that system is the equalizer on the amp, which allowed me to adjust the output of the sound levels. Believe it or not, your iPad has an audio equalizer too.

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How to Enable WiFi Calling on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       February 4, 2021

If you live in an area with little to no cellular coverage, you might want to enable the WiFi Calling feature on your iPhone. This feature allows you to make and receive phone calls using your WiFi network instead of your service provider’s cellular network. The quality of your phone calls may improve after you enable the WiFi Calling feature.  Tip: The WiFi Calling feature isn’t available for all iPhone users. If your service provider doesn’t support this feature, you won’t be able to enable it.

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How to Enable Night Shift on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       February 4, 2021

Apple says that your iPad’s display provides a “brilliant viewing experience,” which means it’s very bright. That’s great during the day, when you probably need the display to be as bright as possible, but what about at night? Recent research suggests that starting at screens after sunset can disrupt your sleep cycles. What is Night Shift, and what does it do on your iPad? The iPad’s Night Shift feature customizes your display’s lighting by changing the color of your screen, so you’re not as wired when you try to go to sleep.

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How to Make a Folder on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       February 3, 2021

You can make folders on your Mac to store files and other folders. These are created in the Finder, and they’re a great way to organize everything on your Mac. But how do you make folders on your Mac? It turns out it’s really easy! Here’s how to make a folder on your Mac: Switch to the Finder by clicking the Finder icon on the dock. From the File menu, select New Folder.



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