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Notes App: The Ultimate Guide

Notes lets you collect all your words, images, videos, links, lists, locations, and more, all in one place, and sync them across all your Apple …

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

Get your must-have widgets here.<p>With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an …

Apps

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Setup Guide: 14 Steps to Take UPDATED

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ranks near the top or at the top of most lists of best Android smartphones available today. So you can get the most out of …

The difference between backing up an iPhone to iCloud and iTunes

Recently I was hiking in the Adirondacks with my iPhone in my pocket when I got caught in a torrential rain storm. I’m not a crazy case guy, so, as …

Waterproofing

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

5 Facebook secrets you should know

The number is simply astounding: In the second quarter of 2016, Facebook had more than 1.7 billion active monthly users. And it’s a safe bet that many of them don’t know these five secrets.<p><b>1. Erase your search history</b><p>Maybe you were just mildly curious, but the evidence is still there. If you’ve …

Social Media

How to back up your Android phone or tablet: The ultimate guide

There is an incredible amount of our lives on our phones. Settings to keep everything running, the music that keeps us going, our contacts and even …

Apps

How to kill Android apps and tasks running in the background

If you’re struggling with performance issues on your Android device, or trying to track down suspicious battery drain, then you might want to take a …

Apps

How to fix any Android problem

Fixing Android<p>We're now so reliant on smartphones for so much of our day-to-day lives that everything can grind to a halt when something goes wrong …

Apps

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Self-help

Android vs iOS

Android 7.x Nougat and iOS 10.x have been rolling out to devices around the globe, with the changes come new multi-tasking features for Android and some powerful developer APIs for iOS. We’ve added some of the particulars below, otherwise, there are very few edits to our Android vs iOS article this …

Google Play
North Korea

Honda’s redesigned Civic is a hit

The 2012 model-year Honda Civic was so underwhelming the company began revising it almost as soon as it came out and didn’t stop until this car, the …

Android Auto

Opinion: Target-date retirement funds may miss the mark for investors

Target-date funds have become extremely popular, especially in 401(k) retirement plans — but these offerings aren’t as simple as they seem and could …

Investing

How to use gestures on your new iPad or iPhone

Using gestures<p>If you've just unwrapped a new iPad or iPhone for Christmas, or you just want to make sure you aren't missing out, here's a quick …

Apps

Review: Quarter is an External Battery for the iPhone That Charges With a MagSafe Cable

Beaver Electronics Co. has debuted a unique fast-charging external battery for the iPhone, which it's dubbed "Quarter," because it takes less than a quarter of the time to charge compared to a normal external battery. The secret lies in the charging method -- Quarter has a built-in MagSafe port …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

System checkup, keep tabs on background data usage - Android customization

Did you know that I used Chrome Remote Desktop to publish last week’s Android customization post on remote desktop applications? It wasn’t the first time I’ve done that, and it won’t be the last. I hope you get the same value out of the apps.<p>This week we are going to skip the Tasker and Android M …

Apps

Android customization - how to connect a USB flash drive to your Android device

Last week on our Android customization series, we rounded out a string of Tasker and Zooper Widget tutorials that made it possible to rock your Homescreen with custom widgets. With the software customizations we’ve been working with, perhaps it is time to look at something a little more physical, …

Raspberry Pi

Can't take a photo? Use Optimize Storage to free up space on your iPhone

<b>Updated February 2017:</b> Added additional tips for freeing up storage space.<p>Pictures and video take up a ton of storage space, and for good reason — …

How to set up Family Sharing on iPhone and iPad

With Family Sharing, you can not only share all your iTunes and App Store purchases with your family, but you can set it so that parents require that …

Best apps for iOS 8: Keyboards, widgets, photo extensions, and more!

So you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8 and are looking for the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps that take full advantage of all the new …

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Which is for you?

It’s the biggest First World Problem of 2014, and something guaranteed to give Apple fans sleepless nights: which do you pre-order, the iPhone 6 or …

Phones

How to keep all your private photos off iCloud

You don't have to be a celebrity to be concerned about your privacy. If you want to take nude or sexual photos, that's your business. Whether or not …

iOS 8 Features: Hidden Features

Siri<p><b>Faster voice recognition</b> - Siri now displays what is being spoken on the iPhone or iPad display as it is said, allowing users to get immediate feedback on what the voice assistant is hearing.<p><b>Voice activation</b> - Saying "Hey Siri" while an iOS device is plugged in will activate Siri, allowing …

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The ultimate showdown continues

All three major mobile operating systems now have a virtual assistant, but there still isn’t a final verdict on which is the best. In fact, with such …

Why 'iPhone slow' shows up in search trends every September

The charge that iOS updates deliberately slow down older iPhones gets regurgitated every so often. It's a sensational charge so it gets …

Safely get the grime off your beautiful Mac with these cleaning tips

While our Macs were designed for power, they were also made for beauty. Sharply rounded edges and fine materials come together to create the computers we know and love. But with normal daily use, dirt and grime can make our Mac workhorses less attractive.<p>In today’s video, we show you the …