iTunes 12.6 lets you watch rented movies across your Apple devices

March 20, 2017
Apple has released iTunes 12.6 which introduces a change to movie rentals, while also offering performance improvements. With this update, users of devices running the upcoming iOS 10.3 for iPhone and iPad and tvOS 10.2 for Apple TV will be able to watch their iTunes movie rentals on any of their devices.

Rent once, watch anywhere. Now you can enjoy your iTunes movie rentals across your devices with iOS 10.3 or tvOS 10.2. This update also includes minor app and performance improvements.

Apple hasn’t given a release date, though this iTunes update may indicate that it’s close at hand.

You can download the latest version of iTunes from the Updates section of the Mac App Store.

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Everything you need to know about Apple’s spring announcements

March 20, 2017
Get the lowdown on Apple’s latest announcements.

Apple recently announced quite a few updates to several of its product lines, along with a brand new app coming in April. Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s latest announcements.

The iPhone sees (Product)RED

Apple has once again expanded the color palette of the iPhone, this time introducing a beautiful new red finish for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, again partnering with the (Product)RED campaign to donate a portion of this model’s sales to fund HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

Apple has also given a small update to the iPhone SE. The 4-inch iPhone now comes in 32GB and 128GB models, an upgrade over the 16GB and 64GB models introduced last year.

Additionally, the company is rolling out some new iPhone 7 case colors for spring in azure, camellia, pebble, and more.

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Kindle for iOS finally gets the “Send to Kindle” feature, challenging Pocket and Instapaper

March 20, 2017
 Amazon has quietly rolled out the “Send to Kindle” feature to its Kindle for iOS application that allows you to save to the app articles and documents found on the web. That means your Kindle device or app can replace your preferred “read it later” application — like Pocket or Instapaper, for example — apps where regular web readers often store the longer… Read More

Reddit to experiment with proper profiles, users predictably freak out

March 20, 2017
If you ask Redditors, Reddit just ruined everything forever with a small test offered to a handful of users. Not an overreaction at all, nope…

A small group of content creators on Reddit have been chosen to test an early version of a new feature. Basically, these users now have public profiles for other Redditors to subscribe to. These users can post things directly to this profile, making it possible for individual profile posts to appear on the home page instead of through a particular community. According to Reddit, this test is all about courting content creators.

We’re making this change because content creators tell us they have a hard time finding the right place to post their content. We also want to support them in being able to grow their own followers (similar to how communities can build subscribers). We’ve been working very closely with mods in a few communities to make sure the product will not negatively impact our existing communities. These mods have provided …

How to add an iCloud email alias and keep your email address safe

March 20, 2017
How do I set up and use iCloud email aliases? Using your web browser and iPhone!

An iCloud email alias allows people to send email to your iCloud account without ever having to divulge your true email address. This not only helps secure your account against potential malicious users on the web, but you can also use aliases to signup for mailing lists and other miscellany — and kill them if the list turns into too much spam or junk.

Here’s how you can create and manage your iCloud email aliases for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

How to create and manage iCloud email aliases

While you can create brand new iCloud accounts on your iPhone, you’ll have to go to your Mac to create an alias.

Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.
Click Mail.
Click the gear icon on the bottom left of the window.
Click Preferences.

Click Accounts.
Click Add an alias…
Enter an alias for your iCloud email address. You can also choose to label the address to indicate how it’s used …

BenQ’s E-Series line has a new display for PC gamers and one for graphic designers

March 20, 2017

BenQ has introduced two new desktop monitors: One curved unit ideal for PC gamers and one flat unit aimed at digital graphic designers. The curved unit supports AMD FreeSync for gaming, while the flat panel supports the sRGB color space.

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How to view any iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch connected to your Apple ID

March 20, 2017
How do I see which devices are connected to my iCloud account?

In iOS 10.3, you now have the ability to see every device connected to your iCloud account, thanks to everything iCloud being in one spot in your Settings. You can remove old devices you don’t use anymore (or devices that shouldn’t be there), make sure the devices you want connected are connected, and more.

Here’s how.

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How to check if your device is connected

If you want to see what’s connected to your iCloud account or you want to make sure a particular device is connected, you can now do so in iOS 10.3.

Launch Settings from your Home screen.
Tap your Apple ID (your name) at the top.

All devices connected to your iCloud account will appear, including Apple TVs and Macs/MacBooks. This will eve…

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