How To: Motivate Yourself by Turning Your To-Do List into a Game

When you think about it, isn't life just one big open-world RPG just begging to be conquered? We all have a set number of specific tasks or chores we must complete every single day like clockwork. Sometimes, these items on our to-do list can become tedious and cause us to lose motivation. What if you could take those tasks and turn them into something awesome instead? Now you can.

How To: Block Emails from Annoying Senders in iOS 13's Mail App

Apple's Mail app has always been a stylish yet simple way to check and send emails. Third-party apps up the ante with powerful tools and features to help keep junk and spam mail out of your eyesight. But with iOS 13, you don't need them since Apple gave the Mail app some much-needed superpowers. One of those being the ability to block senders from emailing you.

Coming Soon: Notification Filters in Instagram Will Help Organize Your Activity Alerts

Does your Activity page on Instagram feel cluttered? You're not alone. Instagram lumps all alerts into one long, chaotic timeline, so if you want to see comments or likes, you have to weed through everything else including shares from other users, memories, recommendations, and new follows. Instagram knows its a mess, and the company plans to add notification filters to sort things out.

How To: Apply for Apple Card Right from Your iPhone

Apple slowly rolled out its new credit card, Apple Card, throughout August, but announced on Aug. 20 that it's now available to all qualified users in the US. Here's the problem: it's not totally obvious how to apply. Without any notification, directions, or clear settings, how do you even fill out an Apple Card application? Luckily for you, we're here to show exactly how to find it.

News: What We Know About 2019's iPhone 11R — Rumored Specs, Leaked Images, Important Dates & More

Over the last year, there have been too many rumors to count when it comes to the iPhone XR's successor. But we've rounded all the viable ones up to get a good picture of what the iPhone 11R's 2019 sibling will look like. Some of the rumored specs match up with the leaks surrounding the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, but there are some apparent differences just like last year's lineup had.

News: Apple Just Released iOS 13 Public Beta 6 for iPhone, Includes New Options for Blocking in Mail & Bug Fixes

Apple dropped the sixth public beta for iOS 13 today, Aug. 15. This public update comes just hours after the release of developer beta 7, an interesting move for Apple. The company has recently stuck to a schedule of seeding the public beta at least one day after the developer beta, presumably to weed out any debilitating bugs that might have gone unnoticed.

How To: Remotely Silence Alarms, Messages, Calls, Notifications & Other Sounds on Your iPhone to Keep Others from Finding It

Imagine a scenario where you're nowhere near your iPhone, but it's on loud, and you really need to silence it. An alarm may be blaring, notifications could be spitting out sounds left and right, and calls may be ringing. Things can get annoying real quick for whoever's around it. Plus, all that attention makes it easy for someone to find and possibly steal your iPhone. Luckily, you can quiet it down.

How To: Mute Email Threads in iOS 13's Mail App to Stop Unnecessary Notifications

You may not want to disable notifications for the Mail app entirely on your iPhone since you could miss essential emails when they come in. But you can at least silence conversation threads on an individual basis. Doing so won't mute all conversations from the same sender, only the thread you select. Plus, it works for group email threads where things can get chaotic.

How To: Attach Photos, Document Scans & Web Links to Reminders in iOS 13

Apple's Reminders app has always been an underrated yet useful productivity tool for iPhone. It's not as powerful as many third-party to-do apps, but it makes it easy to keep track of a few basic tasks, and it's integrated deeply with iOS, macOS, and watchOS. In iOS 13, it's even better since you can now add attachments to your reminders, such as photos, documents, and webpages.

How To: Get Your Blood Flowing with the Best New Action Games of 2019

Action games encompass a wide array of categories, ranging from racing games that pit you against players the world over for track domination, to endless runners that push you to set ever higher scores, and RPGs that let you embark on adventures in fantasy worlds. With such a huge selection of titles to look through, it's all too easy to overlook a game you might otherwise like.

How To: Use Tile Styles in Words with Friends to Customize Your Letter Colors

In Words with Friends, you can add a little flair to your gameplay by changing the color of your tiles. Unless your opponent chooses the same color or design, your words played on the board will stand out. It's a great tool if you want to quickly look back at all the words you played in a game, but it also just adds a level of personalization to Words with Friends.

How To: Use Mail's New Formatting & Attachments Toolbar in iOS 13 for Rich Text, Document Scanning & More

Although Mail didn't get a massive update in iOS 13, the new formatting and attachments toolbar makes it easier to stylize your messages and get quick access to files you'd like to send. It even includes the excellent document scanner built into iOS, so you can use your iPhone to turn a physical document into a PDF and attach it to your message — all from within the Mail app directly.

How To: Use Safari's New Downloads Manager in iOS 13

Safari has always done a great job at letting you browse the web, but it has never so much as offered a way to download files locally. Other apps have stepped in to help fill the gap, but they never felt as integrated into the iPhone as a native downloads manager would. They aren't needed anymore though, because Apple added one in iOS 13, pushing Safari on the iPhone closer to its sibling on the Mac.

News: Apple Releases iOS 13 Public Beta 5 for iPhone with New Dark Mode Shortcut, Hide Link Previews Feature & More

Life's pretty good for iOS public testers — we get to check out new iPhone features months before the general public even knows they exist. That said, we aren't first to the party. Developers get priority during beta testing, as evidenced by yesterday's iOS 13 dev beta 6 release. It's not all bad though since Apple just released the public version of that software, public beta 5, this afternoon.

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