trooper974

89 Added | 1 Magazine | 5 Likes | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @trooper974 | Keep up with trooper974 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “trooper974”

How to make your Xbox One faster (and make Fallout 4 better)

It's never been so clear to me that Microsoft and Sony should have released the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with modern solid state drives rather than the older tech both companies decided to include with their most recent consoles. And it's <i>Fallout 4</i>'s fault.<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a really great game. I like …

A Beginner's Guide to Halo 5: Guardians' Requisition System

Although many aspects of Halo 5: Guardians stick to series tradition, others depart from the past on a variety of levels. Chief among them is Warzone, developer 343 Industries' new multiplayer mode. It combines player vs. player combat, AI boss battles, zone control, and vehicle combat to form …

iPad Multitasking: The Ultimate Guide

Any iPad that supports iOS 10 or later can use multitasking, but each offers different levels of support depending on its RAM.<p>12.9-inch iPad Pro …

Xbox One Elite Controller tips: Getting the most from shooters, racers, and action games

If you’re going to spend $150 on a gamepad, you’re going to want to use it for everything you play. Well, it turns out that the Xbox One Elite Controller has the versatility to deliver great results almost no matter what game you boot up.<p>We’ve already reviewed the Xbox One Elite Controller, but now …

How to Customize Default Replies on Apple Watch

With watchOS 2, Apple added some features to the Mail app that make it possible for you to actually respond to email right from Apple Watch. Similar to responding to text messages on Apple Watch, users can now use voice dictation, send an emoji, or respond with a preset default reply.<p>Additionally, …

How to customize Apple Watch default replies for Messages and Mail

The Apple Watch includes a pretty robust implementation of iOS’s Messages and Mail apps allowing you to respond to text messages with dictation, an …

Smartwatches

How to Personalize Your Watch Face and Complications in watchOS 2

watchOS 2, the first major update to the Apple Watch's operating system, was released in September, just five months after the device's debut. If you didn't face any download issues getting watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch, you are well on your way towards looking for the new features the update …

How to unlock Cortana in the new Xbox One experience preview

Cortana isn’t officially coming to Xbox One until 2016, but some of you can try it out right now.<p>Some gamers were bummed to find out that Microsoft won’t officially launch its Cortana voice assistant for Xbox One with the New Xbox One Experience update in November (read our hands-on with NXOE right …

How to Use the New, Improved Spotlight Search

In iOS 8, Spotlight was capable of searching within the data of your device; meaning, you were limited to searching information such as the location of an app, email, or song. Now, Spotlight is its own Search engine, News center, and Nearby locator, and includes Siri suggestions. We're going to …

Apps

How to Use Time Travel on Apple Watch in watchOS 2

With the recent update to watchOS 2, Apple added a new feature called Time Travel, which lets you turn back (or forward) time to display certain information from a different date and time.<p>It works with complications on the watch face, like weather, calendar events, sunrise and sunset, stocks, and …

Protect your private data: How to properly wipe your iPhone before selling it

With new iPhones now populating store shelves, swarms of existing iPhone owners will soon be taking their current devices and selling them back to …

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, …

10 must-have Apple Watch apps making the most of watchOS 2

Watch apps go native<p>Third-party Apple Watch apps needed work when the device shipped in April, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Developers built …

Smartwatches

How to create different contact groups on your Apple Watch

Instead of one circle of friends on your Apple Watch, you can now group and categorize friends at will.<p>When the Apple Watch first launched, it only allowed for 12 contacts to be set as favorites. If you had more friends than that, well, you're popular; you were also out of luck.<p>With the release of …

Apple Watch

10 more hidden features in iOS 9

Apple’s new iOS 9 software is definitely making waves already. The latest version of the company’s popular mobile platform was just released to the …

Apps

The ultimate how-to guide for all iOS 9 features

iOS 9, like all other major iOS updates has been highly anticipated for months. Now, the time is finally here and users are looking to dig into all …

Inside iOS 9: A More Intelligent OS With Proactive Suggestions and Siri Improvements

iOS 9 focuses on intelligence and proactivity, giving iOS devices the tools to learn user habits and act on that information. In iOS 9, our iPhones and iPads can open up apps right when we need them, make recommendations on places we might like, and guide us through our daily lives through …

Guide to iOS 9: Everything You Need to Know

Our guide to iOS 9 is here to soothe your software updating fears. In Apple's latest iOS update, Siri gets an IQ boost, Apple introduces ProActive suggestions, performance and security improves, and old Apps get new life. We’ll tour the major changes, explore some helpful tweaks, and look at …

Apps

Video: How to sharpen your knives

If you have a really nice set of chef knives, you’d know (or should know!) that the blades need to be maintained and sharpened to make life easier …

How-To: Quickly transfer your old iPhone’s files to a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus

Transferring files from your old iPhone to a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus isn’t difficult, but after a reader emailed about the many, many hours he expected to wait for the old-to-new iPhone transfer process to complete, I realized that his experience has become more common — even though it’s …

A suit of armor for your Apple Watch and a charging station to match [Draft]

You got an Apple Watch, congrats! It’s a beautiful, powerful, pricey bit of tech that’s also just a sharp table corner or door handle away from ruining your day. Make sure your new acquisition stands the test of time with Spigen’s protective Apple Watch protector and matching power stand. Right now …

How to force Windows to start downloading the Windows 10 update files

Windows 10 is here! Well, it’s here for a lot of people, but many of us still cannot download it until Microsoft says it’s OK (unless you want to do it manually).<p>Windows 10<p>Review<br>• Microsoft Edge will kill IE<br>• Cortana has arrived<br>• What gamers can expect<p>You see, Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 in …

Windows 10

10 Things the Digital Crown and Side Button Do on Apple Watch

Other than touch-based screen gestures like tapping and swiping, the Digital Crown and Side buttons are the Apple Watch's only control mechanisms. You can use the Digital Crown to scroll through lists and zoom into pictures and maps, plus it can be used to control slider bars like volume and font …

Running with Apple Watch, a beginner’s guide

If you bought an Apple Watch hoping it would help you get fit, but you haven’t been on your first run yet, maybe you need of a little more encouragement. So here’s some advice from a reformed couch potato.<p>The first workout is the hardest. It gets progressively easier and more rewarding from there. …

Smartwatches

Camera+ For iPhone Brings Apple Watch Remote App And More

g, similar to the device’s built-in Camera Remote application.<p>In addition, the other enhancements that arrive to the app’s widget, comes a selfie …

How to Use Apple Watch to Get Directions

Apple Watch includes a miniature version of Apple Maps, which offers many of the same features as the full iOS version if you know how to access them. Some of what Maps can do is fairly obvious, but there are a few features that require a bit more know-how.<p>If you are interested in learning the ins …

Apple Watch tips: How to use it as an iPhone camera remote, pay with Apple Pay, take a screenshot, more

Tips<p>Because the Apple Watch is an entirely new platform and interface, some of the more helpful functions of the device may not be readily apparent …

Apple Pay

How to Use the Mail App on Apple Watch

Dealing with daily emails on Apple Watch is probably low on the list of things you want to do with the wrist-worn device, especially since you can't actually write or respond to emails in the Apple Watch Mail app. However, Mail can be a useful way to clean out your inbox without pulling out your …

How To Use Maps And Navigation With Your Apple Watch

Oddly enough, the Apple’s new wearable doesn’t have voice commands to walk you through steps verbally to help you navigate, instead it uses a series …

Apple reveals watchOS 2: 3rd-party complications, nightstand mode, native apps, more

Though the Apple Watch is newly on the wrists of users, Apple is already showcasing the next major update to its wearable operating system, which …

Smartwatches