How to Use Blocking Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Learn how to use Blocking Mode on the Galaxy S5.

Samsung includes a Do Not Disturb mode for the Galaxy S5, but you might have trouble finding it under the real name. The Galaxy S5 Do Not Disturb mode is actually called Blocking Mode, because it blocks calls and notifications and Apple already owns Do Not Disturb on smart phones. If you need to make […]

How to Use Emoji on the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 & Galaxy S4

Here's how to use the Emoji Galaxy S5 keyboard, which also lets you use Emoji on the Note 3 or Galaxy S4.

If you want to use the emoji keyboard on the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 you don’t need to install a new keyboard and give up the nice Samsung keyboard that is included out of the box, you only need to know where to tap to switch over to the emoji keyboard. […]

How to Fix a Frozen iPhone

Fix an annoying frozen iPhone

You’ve probably been there before; your iPhone freezes up in the middle of browsing Twitter or playing a game and you can’t do anything to get it working again. Most likely, you probably just let the battery die, recharged it, and then powered it up again to fix the problem. However, there’s an easier way […]

How to Buy a Cheap MacBook Pro

How to buy a cheap MacBook Pro

A new MacBook Pro isn’t all that cheap. One of the new Retina-equipped models will cost you at least $1,300, and that’s just for the entry-level model. However, you don’t necessarily need to buy new, as a used model can be much less expensive and still perform admirably depending on the tasks you plan to […]

How to Connect Your Windows 8 Tablet to An External Monitor

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Tablets, convertibles, laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system have a lot of advantages. There’s the way that users can reset them back to factory settings and still keep all of their data in the same place it was before the reset. Windows 8 devices start up and restart faster than past Windows […]

How to Enable Assistive Touch for iPhone

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Assistive touch is a feature of the iPhone that allows the user to control the device with a virtual home button. This feature was designed for those who have trouble reaching the buttons on the device, or cannot operate the touch screen very well, but it also has other uses. The most common “other” use […]

How to Enable Developer Options on the Samsung Galaxy S5

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The brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed full of advanced features, controls, fingerprint sensors for security and more but there’s a few more options that Google chooses to hide from the average user. Developers and enthusiasts looking to control additional aspects of their device, change settings, or enable USB debugging for advanced functions will […]

Move Your Music, Video & Pictures to an SD Card in Windows 8.1

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The music, videos and pictures that users store on their Windows 8 devices aren’t just pieces of digital content. They are tales of who those users are, documentation of their family’s existence and sometimes the only way to prove that they took a certain vacation or met a certain person. Essentially, those bits of data, […]

How to Turn Off Obnoxious Galaxy S5 Sounds

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Now that the all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally available on all carriers throughout the United States and around the globe, we’re getting more and more questions regarding specific functions of the smartphone. More importantly, we’ve received more than a few questions and comments regarding those obnoxious water sounds and noises every time you interact […]

What to Do if You Forgot Your iPhone Passcode

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Sometimes you quickly create a passcode while setting up your new iPhone just so you can start playing around with it sooner. However, once it comes time to unlock your iPhone the next time you want to get on it, you suddenly don’t remember what passcode you used. Luckily, there are ways to reset your […]

How to Look Up the Owner of a Lost iPhone

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People lose there iPhones all the time, and they’re usually found by others left at a coffee shop or accidentally dropped on the sidewalk. While some people may have larceny in their heart, you’re one of the good guys or girls that wants to find out who the owner is and return it to them. […]

How to Get iPhone Tornado Warnings and Notifications

This iPhone Tornado app is free and can notify you for multiple locations.

This guide will show you how to get iPhone tornado warnings and notifications when severe weather is headed for your current location and how to get an iPhone tornado alert when there is a watch or a warning at specific places like your home, parent’s home or where your kids live in another state. With […]

How to Use the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a Personal Hotspot

Use a personal hotspot toggle widget to quickly turn your hotspot on or off.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is capable of sharing its connection with other devices like a laptop, tablet or portable gaming system thanks to a personal hotspot feature. When you use the Galaxy S5 as a personal hotspot you can connect other devices to the Internet anywhere you have a good cell phone signal. This technology […]

How to Take Screenshots on Mac: Tips and Tricks

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You may already know how to take screenshots on your Mac, but you may not know of a few different ways that you can take better screenshots and manage them more easily. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can try out, as well as a couple of apps that you should check […]

How to Get Better Galaxy S5 Battery Life With Ultra Power Saving Mode

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These days smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 have huge screens, faster processors for apps and gaming, and continue to be packed full of features. One thing we constantly hear concerns about though, is how that all affects battery life. The brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 has been available for less than a month, but […]

How to Set Up a Windows 8.1 Tablet

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Tablets built for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are a strange beast. Essentially, they each have two separate identifies that allow users to get work done and enjoy their television shows, music and movies. This makes setting up a Windows 8 tablet a bit cumbersome. The first of those distinct personalities is its tablet persona. […]

How to Use ifttt Recipes on Android to Become More Efficient

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There’s an incredibly useful service called ifttt, which stands for “If This Then That,” and it helps make users more efficient. The creators released an iPhone app last year and finally released an Android version with some great Android specific Recipes. When ifttt uses the term Recipe, they don’t mean a list of steps to bake […]

How to Enable Easy Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Smartphones like the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 are packed so full of features that sometimes consumers get lost in all the options or advanced features, and just want something a bit easier to understand. From enthusiasts to beginners the Samsung Galaxy S5 can be a bit daunting for some, not to mention a first-time […]

How to Take a Screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S5

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The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally available throughout the world and from all major US carriers, and consumers are finally starting to get their hands on the brand new smartphone. While the phone is completely packed full of advanced features and uses, one thing we constantly have received questions about is something as simple […]

How to Stop Auto-Playing Videos on Facebook

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Have you ever browsed your Facebook News Feed and notice that someone posted a video, but it automatically started playing? It’s really annoying, isn’t it? If you’re like us, you probably manually stopped it and told yourself you would disable that feature later on — most likely during a time when you’re not being so […]