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How to enable AR walking directions in Maps in iOS 15

iOS 15 Maps AR

Apple Maps has received several new features and improvements in iOS 15. One of the new features brings augmented reality walking directions in certain large cities. The feature uses the rear camera on your iPhone to augment directions on to the real world. With AR walking directions, you don't have to look down on your phone to see where you're going.

How to translate text in macOS 12 Monterey

macOS 12 translation Safari

With the release of macOS 12 Monterey, Apple has finally brought system-wide translation to the Mac. You can try out the feature if you've installed the latest macOS 12 Public beta. However, the translation is still not system-wide as Apple stated. The feature works in some apps, and can be glitchy at times. Not to worry though, as all these limitations and kinks should be ironed out in the final release.

How to rotate a monitor and use it vertically in macOS

Rotate monitor in macOS

Adding an extra monitor to your Mac can be highly beneficial as it can improve your productivity, and make multi-tasking easier. The second monitor adds more screen real estate, and is normally used in landscape orientation. However, using a monitor vertically or in portrait orientation, can also improve your productivity and is more suited to some users.

How to share Apple Books with family members

Highlight in Books with Apple Pencil on iPad

The Apple Books app is an excellent way to catch up on some reading, especially if you own an iPad. There are plenty of e-books available on Apple Books, but you cannot donate or pass on a book to someone after you're done reading it. You'd have to pass on the iPad, which isn't very ideal. Luckily, Apple allows you to share your digital books with family members thanks to Family Sharing.

In this article, you'll learn how easy it is to share Apple Books with family members.

How to take long exposure photos on iPhone

Photography tips for iPhone Grid Photo

Long exposure photography involves leaving the camera shutter open for a longer period of time, which blurs or smears the moving objects in the photo. This usually requires you to download a third-party app on the iPhone, but there is a way to do it without using any apps. You can take some great looking long-exposure shots using the stock iPhone camera app.

How to use the Instagram Collab feature on iPhone

Two iPhone mockups showing the Instagram collab feature

Instagram is always testing out new features to help creators make the best of the platform. One of them helps creators collaborate with other creators in Reels and posts. This feature is called Collab, and in this article, we show you how to use it in the Instagram app on your iPhone. The steps for Android are similar.

How to check Air Quality Index on your iPhone and Apple Watch

See Air Quality Index on iPhone

If you're living in an area that's known to have poor air quality, then it's best to keep a track of the AQI or Air Quality Index on a regular basis. Bad air consists of pollutants, allergens, and pollens that can cause long-term health problems. The Air Quality Index reports daily air quality and ranges from 0 to 500. When it comes to AQI, lower is always better. There are plenty of ways to track AQI, and you can do so right from your iPhone or Apple Watch.

In this article, you'll learn how to get the AQI on your iPhone and Apple Watch using the Weather app, Air Quality app, and Google Maps.

How to watch the Olympics on your iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV

The 2020 Olympics games officially commenced on July 23rd in Tokyo, Japan. As this is an international event, watching the game live isn't as easy as you may think. Due to the Covid restrictions, Japan has banned tourists from travelling to watch the games live. Hence, the only way to enjoy the Olympics is from the comfort of your homes. You can watch the games on your TV as several channels are broadcasting the games, but what if you want to watch it on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to create Quick Notes on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

iPad and Apple Pencil

As the name suggests, Quick Notes is a fast way to take notes without opening the Notes app. It allows you to jot down things on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac without having to switch apps. The feature can also detect which app you're using and provide customizable ways to create notes, like offering you an easy button to save a link.

In this article, you'll learn how to use Quick Notes on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to use Safari tab groups on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple added several new features and redesigned the look for Safari in iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey. The Apple browser now comes with Tab Groups, which allows easy management of tabs in Safari. You can create tab groups, rename them, delete, move tabs around, and more. These Tab Groups will also sync across all your devices, making them accessible everywhere.

How to listen to Apple Music Lossless Audio

Apple Music saw plenty of new features added to it in the last month. If you're a an Apple Music subscriber, you can now listen to music that supports Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, and Lossless Audio. Apple has promised that almost all of its music collection will eventually be available in Lossless format. The support for this new codec will enable audio tracks to sound exactly like how they were created in the studio.

How to share music or videos in FaceTime

Apple introduced several new features and improvements to FaceTime during WWDC this year. One of these features is called SharePlay, and it allows users to share music or videos in FaceTime calls. With the iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey update, users will be able to listen to music together or start a watch party while on a FaceTime call. You can also use SharePlay to share your screen in FaceTime, which is pretty useful.