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How to play locally stored music files with Spotify

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The Spotify music player can organize and play all of your streaming and locally stored music in one place. Since iTunes has been phased out by Apple, media players such as VLC and Plex are gaining in popularity. For Spotify Premium subscribers looking to consolidate into one player, the Spotify desktop app is a free download. Spotify makes it possible to add local files for playback on the computer and the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

How to make screen recordings of Apple TV 4K

How to make screen recordings of Apple TV 4K using your Mac.

While you won't be able to record movies or other video protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) on your Apple TV, you will be able to record other content including your video game play, which is pretty common thing to do if you are into gaming. The Apple TV 4K has no USB-C connector like its predecessor does, so you will have to pair your Mac with your Apple TV 4K in order to make screen recordings with QuickTime Player. Here's how to do it:

How to customize individual web pages in Safari on iPhone

How to customize individual web pages in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

If you use Safari as your goto web browser on your iPhone or iPad you probably know that, if need be, you can change the font size on web pages, choose to view their desktop website rather than mobile (because sometimes mobile versions don't have all the options that desktop versions have) or choose to use reader mode to declutter the page. Doing this every time you go to your favorite sites is annoying though, so iOS gives you the option to have your customized settings take effect whenever you navigate to your frequently visited sites.

Best portable chargers for iPhone

Best portable power bank chargers for iPhone and iPad.

Whether you are camping in the backcountry, traveling abroad or domestically, or even just at work or home, a power bank is almost a must-have convenience. The tech has come a long way in the past ten years, with most quality devices offering several full fast charges for even the most power hungry iPhones, while remaining portable. With a power bank you won't have to worry about finding electrical outlets when you are away from home, and when you are home you can charge your phone at your side rather than leaving it out of reach because the wall outlet is too far away.

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