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How to translate words, sentences, and text found in images in Safari, Notes, Photos, and other apps

How to translate words, sentences, paragraphs, and web image text in Safari

This tutorial will show you how to translate words, sentences, or paragraphs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We will also show you how to use the Live Text feature to translate text found in images.

We will guide you through the steps using Safari as our example. But since the translation feature is built into the operating system, you can also use it in all Apple-made apps such as Notes, Photos, Mail, and more. Unfortunately, this doesn't work with all third-party applications.

How to mark a text message as unread on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Mark message as unread on iPhone in iOS 16

Marking an opened email as unread has been a feature forever. And now, with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura, you can also mark an SMS or iMessage as unread.

Doing so adds back the tiny blue unread dot to differentiate it from an opened message. Plus, it adds or increases the red badge count on the Messages app icon (visible on the Home Screen). These little things can tell you that you have an unopened text, which you can get back to later.

How to unsend messages on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Two iPhone screenshots showing the iPhone Undo Send feature in action with Thanos in the background and Thano's hand gesturing the erase action

Earlier, when you accidentally sent a wrong, angry, or error-laden iMessage, there was no way to undo that. And tricks to stop an outgoing message by immediately enabling Airplane mode or disabling cellular data weren't always successful.

Thankfully, with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, you can unsend a message in just a couple of steps. And you have two minutes to do that!

How to fix hard drive, flash drive, SSD, phone, or other USB device not connecting to your Mac or disconnecting repeatedly

Connecting USB drive to Mac

When you connect an external hard drive, SSD, GPU, camera, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, flash drive, or any other device to your Mac's USB port, do they immediately disconnect and not show up in Finder, desktop, or the relevant app?

Multiple instances of a USB device connecting and instantly disconnecting can lead to device failure, data corruption, or permanent data loss! In this guide, we list the solutions to fix USB devices not connecting to your Mac and other related issues.

20+ Work From Home tips for Mac and iPhone users

MacBook and iPhone kept on table at home

For decades people have been working in offices as it has its advantages like teamwork, meeting old and new colleagues in person, the easy building of work relationships, maintaining work-life balance, effortless collaboration, and more. That's why companies like Apple are asking employees to physically be in their offices.

That being said, some jobs are designed to be done from home, and several companies, like Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, Atlassian, etc., have allowed permanent Work From Home (WFH) for their employees. If you're someone who works from home, here are Mac and iPhone tips followed by some general tips to ensure you do your job well while keeping yourself healthy and your employer pleased.