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The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

This is the law on when you do and don't need a TV Licence - Netflix, BBC iPlayer and how to avoid fines

Research by the Birmingham Mail revealed people in Hodge Hill are some of the keenest in the country to see the TV licence scrapped.<p>A petition that …

Here’s how to go live on Facebook with your Android or iOS device

Following in the footsteps of Periscope, Facebook launched Facebook Live in 2015, which — as the name suggests — lets you live-stream video directly …

Apps

How to Call Someone From Your Amazon Echo

You can call family, friends, and other contacts who have an Echo or the Alexa app.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

How to use OneDrive: our guide Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

Tips for using the app on your PC and phone including sharing files, accessing previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, OneDrive is …

Best document scanning apps for Android

As our technology becomes more and more integrated with the world around us, it becomes easy to forget that many important documents are still …

Amazon Fire TV becomes an interface for Live TV with select Amazon Channels

Amazon’s Fire TV is getting an update that will help viewers better discover live TV programming, and even be able to tune into live channels with Alexa. The voice integration builds on the recently added “On Now” row on the Fire TV homepage, where you’ll find the live streams from channels like …

Smart TV

13 Roku tricks you should try right now

Your Roku streamer can do a lot more than you might think. These are some of the coolest tips we've tried.<p>Is there a more widely beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether yours is a stick or box, it delivers virtually unparalleled video goodness to your TV: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so …

Smart TV

Latest Apple Park drone footage shows landscaping & final touches starting to take shape

As we head into 2018, Apple is continuing final touches on its new Apple Park headquarters. Today, new drone footage from Duncan Sinfield shows the work Apple has completed over recent months, as well as areas where work continues…<p>As has been the case in most of the recent done updates showcasing …

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone's Speed Issues

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't …

Apps

Amazon’s Fire TV devices add web browsers to access YouTube

Browsing the web on the big screen in your living room isn't something many of us are clamoring for. Still, Amazon already added its own Silk browser to select Fire TV devices last month, but is expanding its availability to all Fire TV gadgets today. It's adding Firefox as a second web browsing …

Smart TV

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Alan’s Gmail inbox needs tidying up, and it’s easy to sort emails and save space using built-in search commands. But not before he makes a back up<p>Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. …

Threading

Learn the email etiquette rules every professional should know from this course

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Rawpixel.com/ShutterStock<p>If you work in a corporate setting, you probably spend a good chunk of your day sending and answering emails.<p>But has …

Etiquette

Google Drive is ready to back up all the files on your PC

Google Drive just became more useful as a means of protecting those files you can't afford to lose. A few weeks later than promised, Google has released its Backup & Sync app for Macs and Windows PCs. As before, this is a simpler option for safeguarding your data in the cloud -- it merges the photo …

Google Drive

This tiny $86 device can play your music from Spotify without a smartphone

It's called the Mighty, it costs $86, and it can store up to 1,000 songs from your playlists in Spotify.<p>There's a reason why so few devices can do this. (Samsung's Gear S3 smartwatch is another example.) Spotify won't allow just anyone to play its music library outside the mobile app. Thankfully …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Echo: 17 Best New Features

Amazon Echo: 17 Best New Features<p>Updated on March 22, 2018<p>The Newest Features of Amazon Echo (aka Alexa)<p>What can the <b>Amazon Echo</b> do for you?<p>The Echo …

Smart Homes

10 best TV apps and Live TV apps for Android

The way we watch TV is evolving. TV subscriptions are no longer entirely necessary. There are now a variety of ways to watch TV right on your mobile devices. That includes a new wave of live TV services. They cost a fraction of what most TV subscriptions cost these days. Those cutting the cable …

6 display settings you should be using in Windows 10

Use Window 10's built-in tools to tune your display.<p>Windows 10 Creators Update added two display settings that make sitting in front of your laptop or PC a more pleasant experience. I'll cover these two new display settings along with some old standbys so you can get Windows 10 ($92.99 at …

Nightlight

Easiest Way to Download Facebook Videos to Your iPhone

Facebook videos are great and undeniably an easy way to kill time. They’re, of course, only available through the social media platform’s app and …

Social Media

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

Help Me, Tom’s Guide: How Do I Move Files to My Android Phone’s SD Card?

As the center of your digital life, your smartphone is greedy for storage. If you’ve got a phone that only offers 16 or even 32GB of capacity, that …

How to set up Google Pay

Google Pay is the new app that combines Android Pay and Google Wallet into one streamlined app for all your cards — that includes credit, debit, …

Identity Theft

Nest Unveils New Outdoor Camera

Nest is disrupting the home security industry with its new, highly anticipated Nest Cam Outdoor. Here comes a camera that can securely monitor the …

Which Amazon Echo device should you buy?

If you're looking for a speaker you can control with your voice, you now have lots of options. Which Alexa-enabled smart speaker is right for you?<p><b>Editors' Note:</b> This piece was originally published on March 16, 2017. It's been entirely updated to reflect the overhauled lineup of Echo devices.<p>At this …

Smart Homes

Amazon shoppers can get our favorite Bluetooth speaker for under $50 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It's durable, portable, and sounds good, making it a great choice to take outdoors during the summer.<p>Normally $60-$70, you can get the …

Shopping

The Fastest, Smartest Way to Charge All Your USB-Capable Devices at Once

• Made with quality, industry -grade materials & premium circuitry<br>• Charges 6 USB devices at a consistent high speed<br>• Contains an intelligent chip that …

Gear & Gadgets

Add two fast-charging USB ports to any wall outlet without messing with a single wire

Everyone wants to add USB ports to their home wall outlets these days. After all, what’s the point of old school wall adapters when most of your …

Tech Trends

Move Apps to SD Card

You can save room on your device by moving Android apps to your microSD card.<p>Touch <b>Applications > Application manager</b>.<p>Swipe left to the SD CARD tab.<p>4. …

Apps

Google is offering new Google Play Music subscribers four free months

‘Turn it up, it’s your favorite song’<p>Google is running a deal on its music streaming service and storage locker Google Play Music. Typically, the site offers up a 90-day free trial when you sign up, but it’s now giving new subscribers an extra month of free time.<p>The service allows users to scan up …

Google Play

It May Be Small But JBL's Affordable Bluetooth Speaker Is Flipping Excellent

I spend quite a bit of my time reviewing expensive and high-end audio gear. Often they are very nice pieces of kit that you’d love to have in your home but not everyone has the cash or the desire to spend a lot of money on audio. Personally, I like nothing better than a real bargain. It’s …

Gear & Gadgets