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How to record your iPhone screen with new Screen Recording feature

How to use screen recording in iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad.

Among the many new features introduced with iOS 11 is the ability to record your iPhone or iPad's screen, surely a welcome addition for gamers who want to share strategies (or boast of their accomplishments) and for iOS tutorial writers, including yours truly. While you could always do this using QuickTime on a Mac or with a jailbreak app, the Screen Recording feature makes it a lot less complicated. Here's a brief example:

How to share multiple photos and videos in a single Instagram post

How to post multiple photos and videos in a single Instagram post on iPhone and iPad.

In a recent update Instagram allowed for posting up to 10 photos and/or videos in a single post in your Feed, rather than posting them all individually. The post will have an icon that lets viewers know there are more photos, and the blue dots at the bottom of the post will indicate that they can swipe over to see more. Here’s how to do it:

How to create collections in Instagram

How to create collections in Instagram on iPhone and iPad.

Instagram offers a couple ways to return to posts that you liked or found interesting. The app keeps track of every post that you have ever "liked" so you can return to them in the future, but this can quickly turn into a huge quantity to search through. You can also save posts even if you didn't "like" them, but again, this can become a mess to sort through as well.

How to use Snapchat's new Snap Map

How to use Snapchat's Snap Map on iPhone and iPad.

In it's latest update, Snapchat added a major new feature called Snap Map that basically gives you a whole new interface with which you engage your friends by allowing you to share your locations and see what’s going on around each other. Plus you’ll be able to "view Snaps of sporting events, celebrations, breaking news, and more from all across the world." Here's how to get started with Snap Map:

How to use Amazon Alexa devices as Bluetooth speakers for your iPhone

How to use Amazon Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker for iPhone and iPad.

If you want to play music from your iPhone or iPad through a speaker, any of Amazon's Alexa devices can be used as one. All you have to do is pair your iPhone or iPad with an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Tap and voilà, you have yourself a speaker. It doesn't have to be your Amazon device and you don't need the Alexa app either. Here's how to do it:

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