How to Check Data Usage on Android

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These days our smartphones are getting bigger and more HD, and so is the content we view on them. If you’re like millions of Americans worried about your data usage, here’s how to check how much data you’re using, how close you are to your limit, as well as how to set limit reminders. The […]

How to Turn Off iMessage

Master your messages with these iOS 8 iMessage tips and tricks for the iPhone and iPad.

Apple’s iMessage service stands out as one of the biggest things to ever come to the iPhone. Even still, you need to know how to turn off iMessage and get all of your messages on your new phone. iMessage is a legitimate reason to keep purchasing an iPhone instead of defecting to an Android-powered smartphone or Windows […]

How to Stop Instagram Auto Play Videos

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When it comes to Instagram automatically loading and playing videos we can’t stop it, but users can at least take a few steps to prevent it from using their mobile data. If you’re one of the many smartphone users that is constantly concerned about data usage and trying to conserve where you use your precious […]

Top 10 Settings to Change on the Moto X 2014

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Motorola’s Moto X 2014 is among the best Android smartphones released last calendar year. Hardware wise, there are a lot of reasons to get the Moto X 2014 instead of a Samsung Galaxy S5 or Apple iPhone. Sensors allow you to wave away annoying phone calls or check on notifications without having to press the power […]

How to Stop OneDrive from Syncing Your Background

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With Windows 8.1, Microsoft added in cloud services like back up and syncing directly to its operating system. It was the best thing the company ever did for those looking to embrace cloud storage. With a few clicks – or none at all – every file, every setting is synced to a new PC from […]

How to Setup Android Parental Controls and Content Filtering

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When it comes to using smartphones and tablets or surfing the internet these days one can never be too careful. If you’re a parent or family member that bought your children or siblings a new Android smartphone or tablet this holiday season, setting up parental controls and content filtering on Android is something you should […]

How to Get Better Windows 8 Battery Life

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Devices running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system have a bad reputation these days. They’re instantly seen by some as a disappointment, running an operating system that changes too much and makes no sense. Some may have a point, Windows 8 changes a lot, but many of those changes make it easier for Windows 8 users […]

How to Setup Parental Controls in Windows 8.1  

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We were all children once. There’s not a single person who didn’t read a book they shouldn’t have or watched a television show they knew wasn’t allowed by their parents. We’ve all been there. Modern operating systems, with their web browsers, app stores and built-in search, make finding anything and everything you shouldn’t have access to pretty easy. Microsoft’s […]

How to Get Better Surface Pro 3 Battery Life

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a Windows 8 device in a league all its own. The entire line of Surface devices were born out of necessity. Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system focused on bringing the PC into the device age. It was Microsoft’s hypothesis that people didn’t want a laptop and tablet. Instead, the company bet […]

How to Use the Galaxy Note 4 with Gloves

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Winter is finally here and soon Christmas and the coldest months will arrive. All the while it will be snowing for days and freezing cold. If you’ve ever tried to use your smartphone or Galaxy device with gloves, it doesn’t quite work. Here we’ll explain how to use your Galaxy Note 4 with gloves. Samsung […]

How to Use & Customize Google Now on the Moto X 2014

Read our Moto X 2014 review to find out why this is an upgrade and worth comparing to the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5.

The Moto X 2014 is a well designed phone with plenty of extra features integrated by Motorola in ways that make sense. Twist your hand and the Moto X 2014 automatically opens its camera app. Wave your hand above its screen and the Moto X 2014 shows you the latest emails, missed calls and app updates. […]

How to Watch Your Videos On the Xbox One

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When it launched last year, Microsoft’s Xbox One console probably wasn’t the all-in-one entertainment system many were hoping for. Having to make big changes to it based on feedback last year appeared to have held up crucial features that the Xbox One needed. You couldn’t watch your videos on the Xbox One. Microsoft kicked off […]

How to Make Highlight Reels on the Moto X 2014

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Everyone knows that the modern smartphone has almost made the point-and-shoot camera extinct. Motorola’s Moto X 2014 is no exception with its 13 megapixel camera. It can capture 4K and high-definition video with no problem. Taking a great picture is as simple as tapping on the screen thanks to automatic HDR and focusing. The trick is what […]

How to Change Keyboards in Android 5.0 Lollipop

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With Android 5.0 Lollipop now running on multiple Nexus devices, and slowly being pushed as a software update for many smartphones from Motorola, LG, Samsung, HTC and more, owners will want to know how to do certain tasks. One that we’ve already started getting questions about is changing the keyboard on Android 5.0, as it […]

How to Get Free Microsoft Office This Holiday

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Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity apps have always been at the forefront of whatever technologies are trending. With Macs being used as credible alternatives to PCs, Microsoft created Office for Mac. When it became clear that a growing number of people needed a way to at least read their documents away from their PC Microsoft created […]

How to Change Keyboards on the Nexus 6

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With Android 5.0 Lollipop now readily available for many Nexus devices, and slowly being pushed as a software update for many smartphones from Motorola, LG, Samsung, HTC and more, owners will want to know how to do certain tasks. One that we’ve already started getting questions about is changing the keyboard on Android 5.0, and […]

How to Record 4K Video on the Nexus 6

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The new Nexus 6 is a powerful smartphone packed with lots of features, and one of those is a much improved 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. It even has the option to record in full Ultra High Definition, also known as 4K video recording. These days are screen sizes and resolutions continue to […]

How to Use the Nexus 6 as a WiFi Hotspot

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The new Nexus 6 is a powerful smartphone that can do a lot of things, and one of them is act as your own personal WiFi hotspot. A portable internet connection that can be shared to the iPads, Nexus 7 or laptops we all use, and let them connect to the internet anywhere there is […]

How to Set Xbox One Backgrounds

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With the last few software updates of the year, Microsoft has added key customization features to the Xbox One. Just a few months ago, about the only thing that users could do to customize their Xbox One Start Screen was pin a few apps to the far left. Those app shortcuts could be rearranged and […]

How to Turn Off Twist to Camera on the Moto X 2014

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The days of carrying around a smartphone with a mediocre camera that doesn’t offer flash are almost behind us. Smartphones like the Moto X 2014 are meant to be point-and-shoot camera replacements. As such, they feature everything that a person who is into taking photos and recording memories might need. The Moto X 2014 has […]