How to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

If you needed one more nudge, Apple has just made it slightly harder to recover lost data from the new MacBook Pro models. Don’t rely on Apple to rescue you if you haven’t backed up your Mac. AppleInsider talks about how to get this done, with options beyond Time Machine.
Source: macinsider

How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

Even though the opening ceremony won’t take place until Feb. 9, early competition is already getting underway at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Here’s how to watch on your Apple device of choice.
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Get more out of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' with these toys, tips and apps

With critical acclaim and unparalleled hype, the latest entry in the Luke Skywalker saga has arrived in theaters. If you just can’t get enough “Star Wars,” AppleInsider has you covered, with some of the coolest toys, best apps, games and more.
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Verify your identity to ensure smooth Apple Pay Cash transactions

Apple and financial institutions want to make Apple Pay Cash as frictionless as possible for simple person-to-person money transfers. But if you want to send a larger amount of money, or spend your Apple Pay Cash at a retail store, you may need to verify your identity for security purposes. If you want to get that verification out of the way up front, AppleInsider shows you how to do it.
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Use Apple Pay Cash with a debit card to avoid a 3% credit card transaction fee

If you’re sending Apple Pay Cash to a friend through iMessage, Apple gives you the option to choose from all of your Apple Pay cards as a source of funds. To avoid unnecessary fees, you’ll need to make sure you have a debit card authorized to send money.
Source: macinsider

Surviving Thanksgiving: iPhone-connected fitness accessories to burn off calories

You don’t necessarily need extra gear to keep in shape during the holidays, but it can certainly help if you know what you’re doing. Here are a few hardware accessories iPhone owners might want to consider before hitting the weights or lacing up running shoes.
Source: macinsider

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