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Yoni Heisler

Since 2015
Top Channel Apple
Articles 5,408

Bio

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.

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Viral TikTok shows a secret iPhone trick that makes any photo look better

April 22nd, 2022

While iPhone camera performance has improved drastically over the years, the built-in filters on Apple’s Photos app are surprisingly mediocre. Especially when compared to filters you see on apps like Instagram, Apple’s own offerings are decidedly uninteresting. Truth be told, if you’re looking to add some life to your iPhone photos, you need to get …

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How to lock any iPhone app so no one else can get in

April 15th, 2022

With all the private and sensitive information we store on our phones, having someone poke around on your device can be a nerve-wracking experience. For example, if you hand your phone to a co-worker to show him a video, the last thing you want is for him to get nosy and fire up your banking …

Apple reveals stunning ‘Shot on iPhone’ macro photo contest winners

April 14th, 2022

One of the more exciting features of Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro lineup is its upgraded camera. The new shooter is impressive, adding support for macro photography. Thanks to a redesigned lens and autofocus system, Apple boasts that its top-of-the-line iPhone models can focus on objects at 2 centimeters. In turn, the iPhone 13 Pro can …

New Apple Watch features coming in watchOS 9 just leaked

April 12th, 2022

While Apple Watch improvements over the past few years have largely been incremental, Apple has some big plans in store for its popular wearable. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Apple Watch feature set will likely expand in a major way sooner rather than later. And while some of Apple’s planned features may not …

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Hidden trick lets you control your Apple Watch without even touching it

April 12th, 2022

Apple has long been at the forefront when it comes to implementing accessibility features in its products. And while most people know about accessibility features on the Mac and the iPhone, accessibility features on the Apple Watch are less widely known. To this point, there is one accessibility feature on the Apple Watch that lets …

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iOS 16 may confirm that Apple’s AR headset is coming soon

April 11th, 2022

Like the previous two years, Apple’s WWDC keynote event will be a virtual affair. Set to take place on June 6, WWDC is where Apple traditionally introduces a slew of software updates across the entirety of its product line. This year will be no different as we’ll get our first glimpse at iOS 16. What’s …

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These hidden iPhone gestures have Apple fans flipping out

April 8th, 2022

While many people are familiar with basic iPhone gestures like pinch to zoom, there are a few iPhone gestures that aren’t as widely known. This, we should point out, isn’t terribly surprising given that the Phone is brimming with all sorts of nifty features lurking beneath the surface. If you’re looking to take your iPhone …

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Apple’s iPhone 14 camera might be a game-changer

April 5th, 2022

Apple’s iPhone 14 camera may very well prove to be a game-changer capable of spurring an avalanche of upgrades. While recent iPhone releases have been somewhat incremental in nature, there’s mounting evidence that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 will represent a huge step forward in camera performance. Just a few months ago, for example, Apple analyst …

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Trapped snowboarder says iPhone SOS feature saved his life

April 5th, 2022

A New Zealand snowboarder who fell into a deep crevasse while snowboarding in the Swiss Alps credits his iPhone for saving his life. While we’ve certainly seen stories of people using devices like the iPhone and Apple Watch to call for help, this specific iPhone SOS story is particularly enthralling. Detailing his misadventure on Instagram, …