How to find your top tunes and artists from 2021 with Apple Music Replay

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Apple Music Replay let's you see your favorite artists, tunes and playlists from the year.
Apple Music Replay let's you see your favorite artists, tunes and playlists from the year.
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Now that the ever-popular Spotify Wrapped has launched for 2021, Apple Music users might want to know how they can review their favorite music from the past year. The answer is Apple Music Replay. It doesn’t offer all the features of Wrapped, but it’s updated and available throughout the year. We’ll show you how to find it.

How to get the latest AirPods firmware updates

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How to get the latest AirPods Pro firmware update
There are firmware updates out for AirPods Pro and AirPods 3. Here’s how to get them.
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Anyone with AirPods Pro or AirPods 3 will surely want the just-released firmware updates for these in-ear headphones. Even though we don’t what’s in them.

The AirPods update process is indirect, but we can steer you through it.

Play this surprisingly smooth Super Mario 64 port for iOS and Apple TV

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Super Mario 64 on Apple TV
One of the best Mario games, not on Apple TV ... but for how long?
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Nintendo classic Super Mario 64 is now playable on iOS and Apple TV thanks to a very unofficial port. A video shows the game — which is packed with a bunch of cheats — running pretty flawlessly at a smooth 60 frames per second.

You can download the game and try it out for yourself. However, getting it up and running requires Xcode and some trickery. If interested, you might want to jump on it soon before Nintendo wipes it off the planet.

How to use SD and microSD memory cards with iPhone

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How to use SD and microSD memory cards with iPhone
Accessing a microSD card with an iPhone is easier than it used to be.
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While your iPhone doesn’t have a built-in microSD card reader, adding a plug-in memory card reader is easy. And it requires no additional software. The same goes for iPads with a Lightning connector.

Here’s what you need to do.

How to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for free

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How to watch ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ for free
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be broadcast on PBS, and it’s already available to Apple TV+ subscribers. Here’s how to watch it.
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to watch the beloved Peanuts holiday special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Apple TV+ subscribers can watch it anytime, but a free television broadcast will make it available to everyone.

Here’s how and when you can watch Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and Marcie act out The Courtship of Miles Standish if you want to catch the free broadcast.

How to publish an ebook on Apple Books with Pages

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How to turn a Pages document into a stunning ebook.
Turn your Pages document into a stunning ebook.
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Creating a killer app isn’t the only way to make an honest buck in the Apple ecosystem. You can publish an ebook quickly and easily on Apple Books.

It’s a straightforward way to sell your ideas, and doesn’t require any coding. In fact, the only software you need is probably installed on your Mac already: Pages. You still need to do the heavy lifting when it comes to the writing. But publishing an ebook using Pages takes very little effort. And the ebooks you create support a surprising amount of functionality.

This guide will show you how to publish an ebook to Apple Books using Pages.

How to change credit card or bank account used by iPhone Upgrade Program

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How to change credit card or bank account used by iPhone Upgrade Program
If your Apple Card isn’t being used by the iPhone Upgrade Program, you’re losing out on 3% Daily Cash. Here’s how to change it.
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The iPhone Upgrade Program enables people to get a new Apple handset every year and pay it off in monthly installments, interest free. The monthly payments come from a credit card or a bank account. It’s possible to change which one at any time.

Many people who used the Upgrade Program to get an iPhone 13 want to do this because a bug prevented an Apple Card from being used for this on the handset’s launch day.

Here’s how to switch to a new credit card or bank account for Apple’s installment plan.

How to make apps avoid MacBook Pro camera notch

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How to make apps avoid MacBook Pro camera notch
Got an app that doesn’t play well with the MacBook Pro notch? There’s an easy fix.
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If one of your favorite applications doesn’t work well with the screen notch in the 2021 MacBook Pro, there is a solution. Apple created a “Scale to fit below built-in camera” setting that always puts the app into the space below the notch when in full-screen mode.

And it can be set for individual apps. Here’s how.