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How to share your Mac’s Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection as a hotspot for your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and other devices

Share your Mac internet

You're already familiar with Personal Hotspot on your iPhone and cellular iPad, which lets you share mobile data with other devices. Similarly, your Mac also has this hidden feature that allows you to share its internet connection with other devices such as an iPhone, iPad, Android phone, another MacBook, or anything that can connect to Wi-Fi.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to turn your Mac into a wireless Wi-Fi router and share its internet connection. Plus, we'll also show you how to share your Mac's Wi-Fi with other devices like your iPhone or iPad via Lightning cable or Bluetooth.

How to convert WebP images to JPG or PNG and vice versa on Mac

Converting WebP images to JPG and PNG on Mac

Google developed the WebP image format as an alternative to JPEG and PNG for websites. PageSpeed Insights by Google defines it as the "next-gen format" and encourages websites to use WebP (and AVIF) images as they are faster to load due to their reduced file size as compared to other popular formats.

As a result, many popular sites use WebP. So, when you download an image, you may find that it has .webp file extension at the end of the file name.

If you have difficulty working with WebP images in certain applications, we'll show you the easiest ways to convert them to JPG, PNG, HEIC, or other formats on your Mac.

How to play white noise in the background using your iPhone, iPad, or Mac (no app required)

Noise, Rain, Ocean, and Stream background sounds on iPhone

While some people like working and sleeping in silence, others prefer white noise in the background. Background sounds can mask unwanted ambient noise, minimize distraction, help you focus on what you're doing, assist you in staying calm, or support you while resting.

Earlier, you had to rely on third-party white noise apps from the App Store or hours-long Zen YouTube videos for soothing sounds if you needed them to help you fall asleep or focus on something. They worked great, and still do.

But nowadays your iPhone, iPad, and Mac have a built-in function to play relaxing background sounds or white noise. In short, they can work as a white noise generator, and in this tutorial, we will show you how to use that.

How to use two or more WhatsApp accounts on one iPhone or computer

Running multiple WhatsApp accounts on iPhone

It's common for people to have two phone numbers. One could be for personal use and the other for business. Your iPhone even lets you use two SIMs at a time. So, it's possible that you might want to set up two WhatsApp accounts and use them simultaneously.

In this tutorial, we will share some easy ways to use two or more WhatsApp accounts on your iPhone and your computer (Mac or PC).

What the ‘Trust This Computer’ alert on iPhone or iPad means, and how to untrust previously allowed Macs and PCs

Trust and Don't Trust alert on iPhone 14 Pro running iOS 16

When you connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via USB cable to a Mac or PC for the first time, a prompt pops up asking you to trust the computer. The same prompt appears when another device is attempting to access the files of your iOS device for the first time or just periodically as a safety measure.

In this tutorial, we're going to cover everything related to the 'Trust This Computer?' popup and show you how to untrust computers & devices you trusted earlier on your iPhone or iPad.

How to back up your Mac photos and videos

Back up photos on Mac

Given your Mac’s large internal drive, you may be tempted to store all your photos and videos locally on it. But keeping your meaningful memories in just one place is never the ideal solution, as you may lose them due to drive failure, theft, or unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, it is highly recommended you back up your most precious pictures and videos to at least two different places, and in this tutorial, we’ll help you with that.