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First of all you need to Turn on Find my phone/mac in your iCloud settings on your devices. Under setting /icloud/ “Find my phone” or on a computer “Find my Mac” On your iPhone there is also an option to “send last location” which is good if your battery runs out.    Once these setting are in place you then can go to any computer and log in to , enter your appleID and password ,then open “Find iPhone” Which brings you to this page where you select “All Devices” Then select the device you have lost , for example your iPhone , and it takes you to this page where you have 3 options. Play sound, which is good if you have just misplaced your phone around the house and can’t find it. Lost mode, where you can enter an alternative number if someone has found your phone

1. Dictate offline OS X Yosemite and El Capitan support offline dictation (Mountain Lion and earlier require an internet connection). You’ll have to download an additional batch of data though, which for English-language users totals around 440MB. Press the Function (Fn) key on your keyboard twice to start dictation and then select the option to enable Enhanced Dictation and press OK to start the download. 2. Type special characters easily You’ll already know that holding Option, Ctrl or Shift with certain keys lets you type special symbols, but a lot of fonts include characters that aren’t directly accessible this way. To make finding them easier, add the Character Viewer to the menu bar by opening the Keyboard pane in System Preferences, clicking its Keyboard tab, and then checking the box beside ‘Show Keyboard, Emoji & Symbol Viewers in menu bar’. Click the new menu bar icon and pick ‘Show Emoji and Symbols’ to call

  The new device will be the first to move Apple TV beyond the “it’s just a hobby for us” category Cupertino has put it in since the set-box debuted in January 2007. The report confirms that the new Apple TV will boast a dual-core A8 processor maximized for performance. In correlation with a new TV App Store, this will allow the new Apple TV powerhouse to run apps graphically on par with last-gen consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. One thing that hasn’t been talked about yet is the fact that the new remote will be motion sensitive, likely including several axis’ worth of sensors that put its control on par with a Nintendo Wii remote. The possibilities, of course, are immediately evident. A game controller with a microphone, physical buttons, a touchpad and motion sensitive controls would be extremely capable. While Apple is likely going to

If you recently purchased a MacBook that has Apple’s new Force-Touch trackpad, then as with any new system you might have played around with the trackpad’s features for a little while, and then settled into only using more generic functions like pointing and clicking. This may be especially true if you are a long-standing Mac user and have become accustomed to the previous multi-touch trackpad’s features. However, by keeping a couple of ideas in mind, you can make the best use of your Mac’s new trackpad. Overall, the force-touch trackpad brings a graded response input to OS X, which has yet to be fully tapped for its full potential. While this may change with future software releases, for now the options for the new trackpads essentially boil down to either previewing or “seeing more” of an item, or renaming an item. Therefore, simply keep these two ideas in mind with

  Dropbox announced a pretty handy feature today that allows you to drag and drop URLs into Dropbox. Anyone with access to where you’ve dropped them can then open the web pages on any device. It’s basically a bookmark that you can provide as context to something that you’re working on or sharing with someone.   Now, you can drag and drop URLs into your Dropbox — on the web and on your desktop — and open them on any of your devices. This means you can take your bookmarks anywhere, instead of having them confined to a certain browser on a certain computer. But it also means you can organize all your information, no matter the format, into Dropbox folders — so your information is in one central place. When sharing a folder with someone, you now won’t have to jam a URL into the message box or upload

Photos (the new iPhoto ) is designed to appeal to a broad audience, with simple editing tools that let anyone improve their photographs. But is that it? Even though it’s a 1.0 product (replacing iPhoto and Aperture), a lot of editing power is actually hidden beneath that user-friendly surface. For example, when you edit a photo and click the Adjust button, you’re presented with sliders for improving light and colour. Dragging a slider makes the image brighter or darker (Light), or more or less saturated (Color); you can also click the Auto button that appears when the mouse pointer moves over the tool. Clicking the down-facing arrow icon, however, exposes individual controls. That’s just the beginning. Get into editing To access the editing view, normally you click the Edit button when viewing an image, but there’s a better way: simply press the Return key. This shortcut also works in the Moments

  Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, an under-the-hood update that introduces bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements. OS X 10.10.5 is being released to the public after two developer betas and one month of testing. The OS X 10.10.5 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Today’s update notably includes a fix for the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow malware to gain root access to a Mac. Earlier this month, a DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit was found to be in use in the wild, so this is an update that all Mac users running Yosemite will want to install as soon as possible. OS X 10.10.5 is likely to be one of the last updates to OS X Yosemite, which will soon be retired in favor of its successor, OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Currently in testing, OS X El Capitan builds on the features