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Social Security 101: How to File for Benefits

Nothing worth doing is ever easy, and so it goes with Social Security. When the time comes to file for your benefits, be prepared. Here are the nuts …

Retirement

7 Ways to Maximize Medicare Benefits

Medicare is vital to the health of nearly 60 million Americans. Yet many of its benefits are overlooked, underused or misunderstood.<p>Consider the …

Passing the Social Security Benefits Earnings Test

Bone up on strategies that will get you the maximum Social Security benefits you've earned.<p>A big reason experts advise waiting until at least full …

How to troubleshoot and reset your AirPods

Having problems with your AirPods? A simple reset should do the trick.Apple's AirPods have a lot going for them — they're ultra-portable, sound …

Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your New AirPods

AirPods were a hot ticket item this holiday season, selling out from Apple and other retailers.<p>We're guessing quite a few <i>MacRumors</i> readers got new AirPods during the holidays, so we thought we'd share some super handy tips and tricks that'll help you get the most out of your new earphones.<p><i>Subscribe</i> …

Tech Trends

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Wi-Fi connection problems are the worst. Here are three ways to solve them.

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: The password-free login option, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, is built into the Android operating system.</i><p>Wi-Fi is great when it works — but it never seems to work often enough to let any of us take it for granted.<p>And when you can’t even get a device to connect to a wireless …

Wi-Fi

10 things you might not know about Apple's AirPods

Apple fans, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that if you want to get your hands on Apple's hot new truly wireless earbuds anytime soon, it's the same old story. You can either keep your eyes glued to one of several available AirPods inventory tracking websites, or you can pay a bit …

Adorable Apple Watch stand looks like a vintage Mac

If your Apple Watch looks a little forlorn charging on your bedside table each night, perhaps it needs a new friend. The W3 stand from Elago could be …

Apple Watch

Using a Gear S3 with an iPhone: Too many concessions

Last week, Samsung released the iOS version of its Gear S app. With the app, users can use the Gear S2 or Gear S3 smartwatch with an iPhone for the …

Apps

How to Hard Restart an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

Hold your Sleep/Wake button (located on the right side of the iPhone near the top) and your Volume Down button to hard restart your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.<p>Continue holding your Sleep/Wake button and down volume button until the Apple logo appears to power your iPhone back up.

Mobile Technology

How to Get Files from Your Mac into the iCloud Drive App on Your iPhone

With iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra, Apple has added multiple new tools for easily working across your devices. iCloud Drive, which was introduced with iOS 9, allows you to access files from your Mac on your iPhone. This process of transferring your Mac documents to your iPhone has become easy with iOS 10 …

Operating Systems

How to reset your AirPods to fix battery drain

AirPods offer some of the best battery life you can get from wireless earphones, but many users have been unable to enjoy it. An apparent glitch is causing some units to drain power when they’re not in use, but a simple reset could fix it.<p>Here’s what you need to do.<p>It seems the vast majority of …

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• Battery life: up to 2 years analog usage; up to 5 days of smart features usage<br>• Case color: black resin<br>• Case size: 42mmW x 15mmH<br>• Dial: black<br>• Indexes: …

Smartwatches

These Are The 15 Best Tech Gifts You Can Buy Under $50

Anker PowerCore+<p>It doesn’t get more convenient than a lipstick-sized portable charger and power bank. This little guy hosts high speed charging …

Gear & Gadgets

A devious new spam trick is targeting iPhone and MacBook users — here's how to stop it

Spammers have managed to find a loophole in Apple's iCloud services by targeting people's inboxes with calendar invites. Here's how to prevent your calendar from annoying spam.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Spam

Belkin's Valet Charger Power Pack delivers on-the-go juice to your iPhone and Apple Watch simulataneously

Belkin's got another Valet dual charging accessory for iPhones and Apple Watches, but this one's a portable.<p>Earlier this year Belkin launched a new, more affordable dual-charging dock, the Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone ($100). Now it's got a new portable dual-charging that will …

Tech Trends

Recover Deleted Data from iPad and iPhone Without Backup

<b>SPONSORED POST</b><p>How to <b>recover</b> <b>deleted</b> <b>photos, videos, messages, WhatsApp, notes from iP</b><b>ad without backup</b><p>Our iPads hold so much data. From Music, photos, videos, contacts, text messages and so much more. As much as we like to store information on our iPads, we also inherently understand that the data …

Data Recovery

Why a Chromebook isn't the same thing as a budget laptop

They may look the same, but a laptop and a Chromebook are more different than you might expect.<p>If your MacBook or Windows laptop is on its last legs, you may find yourself tempted to replace it with a Chromebook. But whether you're attracted to the lower price or simplicity of use, it's worth …

Consumer Tech

How MacOS Sierra gives back gigs of storage space

Apple's latest desktop software leans on iCloud Drive to help you offload files from your Mac to the cloud.<p>Apple's new MacOS Sierra software introduces two ways to help you offload files from your Mac to iCloud. It lets you reclaim storage space on your local drive, while also making those files …

Operating Systems

How to Calibrate iPhone Battery and Screen in Easy Steps

Calibrating iPhone can go a long way in making your iPhone more efficient and high on performance. Many iPhone users would like to calibrate iPhone …

iPhone

Happy Earth Day! Weather Channel Founder Slams UN Claims on Man-Made Global Warming: ‘The Basic Theory Has Failed’

With the Obama administration set to sign on to the Paris climate agreement Friday, founder of The Weather Channel John Coleman isn’t mincing words …

Road-Tripping the Florida Keys

I set off from Miami without an agenda. I was headed south to Key West on the famous Overseas Highway and wanted to let serendipity lead the way. With only a short amount of time on my hands, I didn’t want to be saddled with an endless list of to-dos.<p><b>Here’s what I found on my road trip through this</b> …