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Michael Potuck


Editor for 9to5Mac and 9to5Google. You’ll find Michael’s articles most often on 9to5Mac where he covers news, reviews, and how-tos. Reach out to Michael with tips, deliberations, and feedback at potuck@9to5mac.com

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May 18

Fortnite iOS update upgrades game with customizable HUD, details upcoming features

Fornite is out with an update for its iOS app today with a new customizable HUD along with detailing some forthcoming new features.

Apple Watch: How to set photo as watch face

Whether you’re new to Apple Watch or just haven’t used your photos to create watch faces, it’s easy and fun to do. Follow along for a few ways to make your some of your own with personal memories.

May 17

For the last year or so I’ve been on the fence about picking up a new router. But along with moving into a new house, I decided to finally retire my Time Capsule. After a lot of deliberation, I landed on TP-Link’s deco mesh Wi-Fi system and I’ve been really impressed with the features it offers, such as the app, performance, and price. Read on for our full review.

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This week’s Apple Pay promo brings back free Instacart grocery delivery

Emails for the weekly Apple Pay promotion are showing up and the company is again offering free grocery delivery with Instacart.

Apple Watch: How to check your passive and total calories burned

Apple Watch makes it easy to see your daily active burn of calories, but what about your passive and total calories? Follow along for how to check both.

May 16

Apple Stores hosting events with Nike+ head coach, disability rights activist for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Apple will be hosting at least two exclusive events at its retail stores to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day tomorrow. These include one with Paralympian Scout Bassett and Nike+ Head Coach Chris Bennett and another with activist Andrea Dalzell.

High end Russian accessory maker, Caviar, has unveiled its latest custom iPhone X. Named iPhone X ‘Tesla’, it features an integrated solar panel and secondary battery along with some design embellishments.

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Apple Watch: How to change exercise goal

Closing your Apple Watch rings can become a fun and addictive challenge. But what should you do when can’t get in a regular workout but still want to complete your rings? Follow along after the break for some helpful tips and tricks.

May 15

Apple and Samsung headed back to court yesterday over the patent fight that started back in 2011. After Samsung finished its opening statement today, Apple brought its first witness to the stand, VP of product marketing, Greg Joswiak.

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Adonit launches Snap 2 iPhone stylus with camera selfie button for creatives and social media lovers

Popular stylus maker, Adonit has today released its newest stylus, Snap 2 with a range of features focused on creatives and Snapchat and Instagram users that has a built-in camera shutter for selfies and more.

iPhone: How to delete apps and set up automatic offloading

Deleting apps on iPhone is quick and easy. But even better than deleting apps yourself is setting up automatic offloading for ones you’re not using. Follow along for how to do both.

May 14

Apple Music to host Shawn Mendes concert in LA with Q&A session and live YouTube stream

Apple Music is today promoting a live concert by Shawn Mendes for this Thursday. This is the second time we’ve seen the company’s streaming service recently host a concert.

The Environmental Law Institute has today announced that Apple’s VP of environment, policy and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson, has won its distinguished 2018 Environmental Achievement Award.

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iPhone: How to use a personal hotspot and change passwords

Need to use your iPhone as a hotspot or looking to change your password after sharing it with others? Follow along for how to use this feature, change passwords, and disconnect others who have used your hotspot.

May 11

Yesterday we saw case manufacturer Olixar and retailer MobileFun start accepting pre-orders for an iPhone SE 2 screen protector that shows off an iPhone X-style bezel-less display. Today the first case has also been listed for the yet to be announced iPhone with new renders.

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iPhone: How to add email

Whether you’ve just gotten your first iPhone or it’s been a long time since you’ve added a new email account, follow along for how to add yours on iPhone.

May 10

Apple’s WWDC 2018 depth art pops to life with this 3D printed DIY kit

Back in March, Apple announced WWDC 2018 with an eye catching graphic. Shortly after, designer Martin Hajek released a sharp set of wallpapers for iPhone and Mac. Now he’s back with a DIY kit to create your own WWDC 2018 design.

How to use swipe or glide typing on iPhone

iOS is often behind Android with a variety of features, but fortunately there are usually some good third-party options to bring functionality like swipe or glide typing to iPhone.

May 9

iPhone: How to delete all photos

Photos and videos can add up really quickly on iPhone, filling up what may have seemed like a high storage capacity just weeks or months earlier. Follow along for how to delete all photos on iPhone.

May 8

Google’s 2018 I/O developer conference has begun today and the company has announced a slew of new features and updates for its software and services. Among the most interesting features are impressive updates to Google Assistant and a new Digital Wellbeing dashboard, putting more pressure on Apple to deliver in these areas.

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