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How to make your Wi-Fi address private on iPhone

How to use a private MAC address for Wi-Fi networks on iPhone and iPad.

Whenever you connect to a Wi-Fi network your iPhone identifies itself with its unique MAC address, which creates a privacy risk. Network operators and other observers could potentially track and profile a MAC address by associating it with network activity and location as it is used on public networks over time. To avoid this, Apple has included a new privacy feature in iOS 14 (and iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7) that lets you use a different unique MAC address for each network you connect to.

How to use Translate on iPhone

How to use Apple's Translate app in iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad.

Apple finally has a translation app to compete with Google Translate. The new Translate app comes with iOS 14 and translates both text and voice to 11 languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. It also features a conversation mode that automatically detects and translates the spoken language, making it an indispensable tool while traveling abroad. Here's how to use Apple's new Translate app on iPhone:

How to use iPhone's improved Magnifier

How to use the updated magnifier in iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad.

iPhone's Magnifier, which debuted in iOS 10 to little fanfare, is a really useful Accessibility feature that few people seem to know about. It does what you'd expect - it uses the camera to magnify details that are difficult to see with the naked eye, making it perfect for reading small text or picking out other minuscule details. The original version worked by taking a snapshot of the subject which you could then zoom in on (to a much greater degree than if you just took a normal photo) and change the color of in case it would help with clarity.

How to use iPhone's Security Recommendations to easily improve all of your passwords

How to use iPhone's Security Recommendations to easily improve all of your passwords.

In addition iOS 14's big-ticket improvements like widgets on the Home Screen, the App Library, and Back Tap among others, there are numerous new smaller features and upgrades that make various tasks quicker/easier/shinier etc. One of those is the new Security Recommendations tool found in Settings.

How to quickly add captions to your photos on iPhone

How to add captions to your photos and pictures on iPhone and iPad.

Attaching metadata to your photos, like keywords, descriptions and titles, is a great way to make photos easier to find and to add further details that you might want to recall upon later viewing. If you have photos that don't come up in a natural search for their content you can just add a keyword that will ensure it is found when searched for.

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