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Buying a new car made me despise Apple

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Apple Maps? Nooooooo!Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable The day I bought my Chevy Bolt EV, I was excited to plug in my iPhone and use Apple CarPlay to run my favorite apps on the dashboard’s huge infotainment screen. My enthusiasm quickly disappeared, though, when CarPlay forced me to use Apple Maps for navigation. Nooooooooo! I took a deep breath and thought to myself, “Surely Apple Maps can’t be as bad as it used to be. Maybe this will be OK?”  SEE ALSO: Samsung and Apple should be worried about Xiaomi’s luxurious Mi Mix 2 But after a few weeks of giving Apple […]

13 hidden tricks to get the most out of iOS 11

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Image: Lili Sams/Mashable You don’t need to buy an iPhone 8 (or an iPhone X for that matter) to get that shiny, new-iPhone feeling. All you need to do is upgrade to iOS 11, which Apple dropped yesterday, to get in on tons of new features, access to the brand-new App Store, and a fresh coat of paint for the whole experience. SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad Though iPad users got a lot of love this time around, iOS 11 includes all kinds of new features for iPhone owners, too — from a one-handed […]

Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 8 reveal

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Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple’s next iPhones are almost here. We’re just days away from what will be Apple’s most anticipated reveal in recent memory. On Tuesday morning, CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company’s Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino and show off three new iPhones.  We’ll also get our first look at the next Apple Watch, Apple TV, and hear the latest updates on iOS and macOS High Sierra. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 8 event: How to watch and what to expect Beyond that, the event carries special meaning for Apple. Not only is it the […]

If your Apple earphones always fall out, this is for you

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Image: Creative commons / othree Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Last year, Apple put out an iPhone without a headphone jack the first volley in its ongoing War on Apertures and, suffice to say, it was not the brands most popular decision. But, life goes on, and whether you own AirPods (the newer, wireless earphones) or remain a proud, EarPod-wearing member of the resistance, they generally sound and look pretty good. There are, however, a couple issues with Apple’s in-ear headphones: they arent always comfortable and they have […]

How to set up iMessage on your Mac

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Don't miss any messages.Image: lili sams/mashable There’s nothing worse than missing out on a text message because you didn’t see it. Luckily, you can now start getting your texts sent to iMessage on your Mac, but the setup process is a little tricky. Here’s how to do it. SEE ALSO: Siri-powered wireless charging dock could be the iPhone’s ultimate companion First of all, you’ll need to have OS X Yosemite on your Mac. If you bought a computer in 2014 or after, you should be all set. You can check your version of macOS by click the Apple icon in […]