How to Use PayPal on the Google Play Store

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When it comes to buying apps, games, music, movies and more from the Google Play Store there are multiple different ways to pay. Google’s added support for credit cards, Google Play credit, gift cards, and in the middle of last year finally introduced PayPal as a payment method. Below, we’ll explain how to setup and […]

How to See Text Message Previews on the Galaxy S5 & Galaxy Note 4

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the bigger Galaxy Note 4 are both packed full of features and sensors. From a fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, to even an infrared blaster to act as a remote control. These phones can do a lot of fancy things, but one thing many want is text message previews on […]

How to Lower Your Verizon Bill

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If you’re not happy with how much you’re paying for your Verizon bill every month, here are some ways that you can get it lowered. Some users will simply move to another carrier if they’re not happy with the price they’re paying every month for their phone service, which isn’t hard to do nowadays, even […]

How to Sync iPhone Notes with Your Gmail Account

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If you have a Gmail email account and an iPhone, here’s how to sync your iPhone notes with your Gmail account and access them on any computer when you log into your Gmail account. Gmail is one of the most popular email services around, and the iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on […]

How to Take a Screenshot on the HTC One M9

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The shiny new two-tone aluminum HTC One M9 was announced earlier this month and is finally starting to ship for those who’ve pre-ordered, and will hit most carrier stores in the US starting April 10th. Now that consumers are starting to get their hands on it, we’re getting asked a lot of questions. Here we’ll […]

How to Set Up Parental Controls on Mac

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If you have young ones at home and need to set up parental controls on the family Mac, here’s how to set it all up. Parental controls are essential for kids, as it keeps them safe from all of the weird stuff on the internet, as well as keeps them in line so that they’re […]

10 iPhone Notes App Tips & Tricks

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If you constantly use the Notes app on your iPhone, here are 10 tips and tricks that you should keep in mind. The iPhone Notes app isn’t the best note-taking app around, but it comes pre-installed on every iOS device and it’s pretty easy to use. It’s layout is also simple enough that it makes […]

What to Do If Your iPad Gets Stolen

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If your iPad was stolen from you, here’s what you need to do in order to keep your information safe and hopefully get your device back. Millions of mobile devices get lost or stolen every year. In fact, between January 1 and September 23 of 2012, 11,447 devices were reported stolen in New York City […]

How to Save an iPad from Water Damage

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iPads are a bit more difficult to drop in toilets, the sink, and even the bathtub, but it can still happen. If you accidentally dropped your iPad in water, not all hope is lost. Here are some ways to recover it from most kinds of water damage. As you may have learned growing up, water […]

How to Know Exactly How Much iPhone Battery Is Left

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If you want a better idea of exactly how much iPhone battery you have left while you’re out on the go, here’s how to easily make the battery icon much more accurate. The battery icon in the status bar on your iPhone is pretty tiny, and while it gives you an idea of how much […]

How to Create a Better iPhone Passcode

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The passcode on your iPhone is the only thing that stands between you and your personal information. Here’s how to make it even more secure. When you enable a passcode on your iPhone, you’re essentially putting your device on lockdown so that only you can access the information that’s stored on it. By default, you […]

How to Use the DROID Turbo as a Personal Hotspot

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The Motorola DROID Turbo can act as a personal hotspot, a portable internet connection that can be shared to the millions of iPad, Nexus 7 and laptops we use. Letting them connect to the internet anywhere there is a cell phone signal. Here we explain how to use the Turbo as a personal WiFi hotspot. […]

How to Fix Scratches on Your iPhone Screen

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Over time, your iPhone’s screen can get all sorts of scratches on it, especially if you don’t have a screen protector for it. Here’s how to fix those scratches. No matter how much you baby your iPhone, scratches will eventually appear on your screen with no way of knowing how they got there. It’s a […]

How to Get iPhone Ringtones for Free

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The stock ringtones on iPhone aren’t terrible by any means, but if you want to add some creativity of your own, here’s how to you can custom ringtones for your iPhones without paying a cent. Apple sells ringtones and text tones in the iTunes Store, but they usually cost $1.29 for a ringtone and $0.99 […]

How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in OS X

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If you want to do things faster on your Mac, using keyboard shortcuts is the best way to be more productive without cutting corners. Here’s how to customize the keyboards shortcuts in OS X. While there’s a specific way to do something on your Mac, there’s always a way to do it faster. Keyboard shortcuts […]

How to Turn on Encryption for Android

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Every version of Android since Android 3.0 Honeycomb has had a feature called Full Disk Encryption, but with Android 5.0 Lollipop Google promised to make this enabled by default. Here we’ll explain how to enable or turn on Encryption for your Android smartphone or tablet. Google recently flip-flopped on that promise of having all devices […]

How to Set the Default iPhone Calendar

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Unless you set a default iPhone calendar, the iPhone chooses to place all of your new calendar entries into the iCloud calendar if you are connected to iCloud. This is the calendar that the iPhone picks when you press the plus button or use Siri to add an event to your calendar. It is important to […]

How to Get Custom Ringtones onto Your iPhone

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The stock ringtones on iPhone aren’t terrible by any means, but if you want to add some creativity of your own, here’s how to add custom ringtones to your iPhone. You can download custom ringtones pretty much anywhere, and you can even make them yourself out of your favorite song, but the biggest road block […]

How to Disable YouTube Autoplay Videos

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If you want YouTube to stop automatically playing the next video, here’s how to disable YouTube autoplay and get your sanity back. You may have noticed over the last few weeks that after you watch a YouTube video in the web browser, another related video will begin playing shortly afterward, even if the video you were watching […]

How to use Google Maps with Your Voice on iPhone

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One if the biggest features that iOS users wish would come to Google Maps is the ability to use Siri to get voice directions. The good news is that this capability has arrived…sort of. Google has updated Google Maps for iPhone to include the ability to get directions using your voice. The app’s search bar […]