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

Set the default iPhone calendar so you don't need to constantly pick a calendar.

-+*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 […]

How to Search Windows 8.1

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-+*There are some things that go beyond being considered cool add-on features. These things are fundamental to your experience with any device. You’re comfortable with a mouse because it works in the same predictable way year after year. You know where to go to browse the web because it’s been in the same program since […]

How to Customize the Mac Notification Center

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-+*Introduced with OS X Mountain Lion in 2012, the Notification Center quickly became a big feature for Mac users. Here’s how to customize it and get the most out of it. The Mac Notification Center can be accessed by clicking the Notification Center icon up in the very top-right corner of the screen. This will […]

How to Use the Galaxy Note 4 as a Personal Hotspot

Stock up with these awesome Galaxy Note 4 apps.

-+*The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 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 Note 4 as a personal […]

How to Connect Bluetooth Accessories to Your Mac

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-+*The world is overflowing with Bluetooth accessories, with products like headphones, speakers, keyboards and mice. Here’s how to connect them to your Mac. Bluetooth is one of the most popular forms of wireless, and most users prefer Bluetooth peripherals over RF wireless simply because there’s no receiver dongle that they have to deal with; they […]

How to Watch March Madness Free on Xbox One

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-+*For years, we’ve heard stories of people trying to eek out savings in their household budget by cutting back on what the rest of us think as essential: cable. Chances are that any media industry insider you read will tell you about a new service coming that hopes to stop cable. In the video game […]

How to Fix OS X Yosemite WiFi Problems

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-+*OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 was supposed to fix all the WiFi problems, but that hasn’t been entirely the case. Here’s how to fix those lingering OS X Yosemite WiFi problems. Ever since the release of OS X Yosemite, many users have taken to Apple’s Support Forums to state their displeasure about WiFi problems with the […]

How to Change the Galaxy Note 4 Lockscreen

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-+*With the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 available around the United States from all major carriers, and loaded full of neat features and controls, we get a lot of questions from consumers and fans regarding how to perform certain tasks. One of which is controlling or changing the Galaxy Note 4 lockscreen. If you’re the proud […]

How to Get Free Data Added to Your Verizon Plan

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-+*Verizon’s Smart Rewards program has recently added the ability to use your reward points for extra data on your More Everything plan. Here’s how to do it. If you haven’t heard of Verizon’s Smart Rewards program, it’s essentially the carrier’s own loyalty program of sorts, where you earn points for paying your bill, upgrading your […]

How to Prepare for the iOS 8.2 Jailbreak Right Now

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-+*The iOS 8.2 jailbreak is closely upon us, at least that’s what we’re all thinking. Here’s how to prepare for the iOS 8.2 jailbreak right now, that way you’ll be ready to upgrade once it officially hits the airwaves. Apple released iOS 8.2 earlier this month during its Apple Watch event, but the latest version of iOS […]

How to Turn Off OneDrive Syncing in Windows 8.1

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-+*No matter how great their internet connection is or how crucial maintaining off-site backups become, there are always going to be people who don’t like the idea of Microsoft’s OneDrive syncing in Windows 8.1. These people are likely looking for a way to turn off OneDrive syncing in Windows 8.1. With Windows 8 you had […]

How to Get iPhone Notifications for Almost Anything

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-+*If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution for getting notifications, here’s how to receive iPhone notifications for almost anything. Most — if not all — iPhone apps have the ability to notify you about something. If it’s a sports app, it’ll provide you with scores and news alerts. If it’s banking app, it’ll notify you […]

How to Customize the Dock on Mac

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-+*The dock in OS X is one of the best features of your Mac. Here’s how to customize it and get the most of it. The OS X dock is placed on the bottom of the screen and it includes a handful of Mac apps that you use most often (or at least it should). […]

How to Use the Galaxy Note 4 as a Remote Control

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-+*The powerful Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is packed full of impressive features and sensors. From a fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, UV sensor, and stylus, to even an Infrared blaster to act as a remote control. Just like the Galaxy S5 last year, and a few phones from LG, the Galaxy Note 4 can act […]

How to Fix Bad Nexus Android 5.1 Battery Life

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-+*Google’s brand new Nexus Android 5.1 Lollipop update is here and it’s rolling out to select devices with feature enhancements and bug fixes for Lollipop problems. It also, according to Nexus users, brings some problems of its own including bad battery life. With that in mind, we want to take a look at how you […]

How to Close Apps on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

A fingerprint reader is also likely part of the Galaxy note 4 specs.

-+*Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones available today, and as a result users will end up multi-tasking and opening a wide array of apps, or using the S-Pen stylus for tons of content consumption and creation. With 3GB of RAM and plenty of processing power you can run […]