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How to start your free Disney+ trial

How to start your free one week trial period of Disney+ on iPhone and iPad.

The so called "streaming wars" between Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and a handful of lesser players ramped up last month when Apple joined the fray with its own streaming service, Apple TV+. Now a new behemoth, Disney+ has made its debut. Featuring a full library of Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar content for starters, this service looks promising, and it launches with a free one week trial period. Here's how to start your Disney+ trial period so you can check out new original content like the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian:

How to track iPhone and Mac screen time separately

How to track iPhone, iPad and Mac Screen Time separately.

Apple's Screen Time feature launched with iOS 12 as a tool to help track and limit time spent on specific apps or app genres, basically offering a way to help parents deal with excessive smartphone use by their children (and themselves). Catalina, the latest version of macOS now offers Screen Time as well, letting you track total time spent on an app whether it is on your Mac, iPhone or iPad. Your iPhone and Mac will both be set to share Screen Time data with your other devices, but you can turn that off if you want.

How to combine Live Photos into videos on iPhone

How to turn live photos into videos on iPhone and iPad.

Live Photos capture 1.5 seconds of video before and after your shot, giving your photos an extra dimension of life as compared to a still. While you can trim and edit Live Photos and add effects like Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure and even convert them GIFs (with third-party apps), there hasn't been a way to convert them to regular videos, until now.

How to customize Share menus on iPhone

How to customize share sheets on iPhone and iPad.

Tapping on the Share icon gives you a menu of options that vary depending on what app you are in. For example, if you are in Safari you will have options to bookmark a webpage, add it to your reading list, send it to a friend and more, while pulling up the share sheet in Photos will give you some different options like create a watch face or add to a slide show. iOS 13 has overhauled the Share menu (or Action menu), adding a list of options beneath the two familiar horizontal rows.

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