How to adjust Apple TV data usage and streaming quality on iPhone

How to adjust Apple TV streaming quality on iPhone and iPad.

Apple wants its TV app to be your home base for all of your video streaming services, and while it has yet to integrate with Netflix or Prime Video, it has done a decent job collecting smaller subscription services into one place. With the latest iOS update (13.4) it has added settings to let you control how much bandwidth it uses if and when it uses your cellular connection.

How to create smart albums in Photos for Mac

How to create smart albums in Photos for Mac.

Organizing your photos into albums can be a lengthy, painstaking process, especially if you have thousands upon thousands of photos to sort through. Fortunately, the Photos app for Mac has a tool that can be useful for this task - Smart Albums. Basically this tool lets you automatically group your photos by a number of criteria into albums. Unfortunately, and for unknown reasons, smart albums don't synch with iCloud, so you won't be able to create a smart album on your Mac and then view it on your iPhone.

How to share folders on iCloud from your Mac

How to share folders on iCloud from your Mac.

iOS 13 introduced iCloud folder sharing (and it finally came to full fruition in iOS 13.4), allowing iPhone and iPad users to share folders (instead of just files) with each other via iCloud Drive, giving it a Dropbox-like usability. The same functionality came to Mac with macOS Catalina - here's how to share folders from you Mac with other iCloud users:

How to get a "burner" phone number for short term use

How to get a temporary burner phone number for your iPhone.

There are plenty of situations where a different phone number can come in handy - basically any time you don't want to give out any personal information, which can link to other private information and so on. Perhaps you want to sign up for a service that requires you to verify by texting you a code (which just about everything does) and you don't want to give out your real number; maybe you need to text with a stranger who wants to buy something from you on Craigslist; maybe you want to use a different number for a Tinder date.


Streaming recommendations to watch while social distancing

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and all the streaming services are going to become your best friend during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. No matter where you are practicing your social distancing these 5 recommendations will help you get through your state mandated boredom. Grab your iPhone, iPad or streaming device and start binging on these series and movies.


Subscribe to RSS - Guides