How to Use Google Cloud Print from Android, iPhone or iPad

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Sometimes mobile phone or tablet users want to print documents, photos or PDF files from their device. Google created Google Cloud Print, which makes the process simple, so long as the user works inside Chrome or an app the supports Google Cloud Print. Google Cloud Print routes the print command from Chrome or a supported […]

How to Clean Smartphone and Computer Screens the Right Way

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Screens get dirty — really dirty. Touch screens make way for a whole new level of dirty because they’re meant to be touched by our grimy fingers. If you don’t believe me, take a look at your screen protector the next time you replace it. Peel it off, compare it side-by-side to a brand new […]

How to Use AirPlay with the iPhone and iPad

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AirPlay revolutionized how Apple users present graphics, slide shows and watch video. The feature in iOS works with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad connected to the same Wi-Fi network as an Apple TV. AirPlay also works with newer Macs. Using third-party software, older Macs can stream their screens to an Apple TV. One utility […]

How to Get Your Xbox One to Turn On Your Television

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There’s nothing more arbitrary than having to find a remote before enjoying your favorite television shows, games and movies on your Xbox One. Luckily, Xbox One users who have the included Kinect 2 sensor plugged-in can just have their console control their television automatically. Here’s how to get your Xbox One to turn on your […]

How To Play Your Content on the Xbox One

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In the rush to get the Xbox One on store shelves Microsoft seems to have left more than a few features out of its next-generation entertainment console. Though it’s possible that a few of those featured, Like Kinect Sesame Street, won’t be missed, there’s a growing number of users clamoring for the return of local […]

How to Figure Out if Games Are Right for Your Child

Know your child's maturity level so that you're better able to judge if they are ready for violent games like Call of Duty.

Video games have become a huge cottage industry for users. Whereas users needed to have a decent gaming PC or a gaming console to experience the wonders of titles like Grand Theft Auto or Halo, today, video games are everywhere, including your smartphone and tablet. As video games expanded to more and more devices, so too have […]

How to Use Your Logitech Harmony Remote with Xbox One

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On the day that the Xbox One was officially launched, Logitech announced that its Harmony line of universal remote controls will work with the new gaming console, allowing you to fully control your Xbox One using a traditional TV remote control method. This can come especially in handy when you use your Xbox One for […]

How to Use iTunes Radio

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When Apple released iTunes Radio earlier this year, they brought streaming music to iOS and iTunes users. iTunes Radio competes with Rdio, Spotify, Pandora and Google Play All Access Music. While each of those offers a free version, they also let users pay a monthly fee to get ad-free music. Apple’s iTunes Radio comes with […]

How to Save a Website Shortcut to Your iOS 7 Home Screen

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If there’s a website that you visit frequently, your first instinct is to save it as a bookmark so that when you open up your web browser all you have to do is click on that link in your bookmarks and it’ll take you right to the website. However, if there’s a website that you […]

How to Disable Certain Features in OS X

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Apple’s OS X desktop operating system comes with some pretty nifty features, including Notification Center, Spotlight Search, Mission Control and the Dashboard. However, not everyone uses all of these features, and while they can simply just not use them, they can still get in the way sometimes by taking up space in the menu bar […]

How to Set Parental Controls in iOS 7

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So you just bought your son or daughter a fancy new iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display, but you don’t really want them to be exposed to the crazy world that is the internet, or you might just be afraid they’ll spend all your money on in-app purchases. Thankfully, Apple has included a […]

How to Reclaim “Other” Storage Space on Your iOS Device

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If you’re running low on storage space on your iPhone or iPad, you may think you just have too many apps installed, or that your music collection is getting out of hand. But that may not be the case entirely. Instead, there might be a slew of hidden files that are taking up space on […]

How to Sync iMessages Across iOS and OS X

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One of the great features that was introduced with OS X Mountain Lion last year was the inclusion of the Messages app, which allows users to have their iMessages from their iOS devices synced to their Mac. That way they can chat with other iMessage users without being subjected to just their iPhone. Messages makes […]

How to Turn an Old iPhone Into an iPod Touch

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If you upgraded to the new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c, you might be wondering what you should do with your old iPhone. Your primary instinct might just be to sell it, but you’d be surprised what kind of use you can get out of an old iPhone, even if it doesn’t have a data […]

How to Get the Nexus 7 (2013) Android 4.4 KitKat Update Right Now

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The update to Android 4.4 KitKat will likely hit the Nexus 7 tablet for most users over the next week, but those of us who are a little impatient can now install the update manually using a computer connected to the tablet via USB. People not willing to open a Terminal or Command Prompt window […]

How to Overhaul Your Voicemail with Google Voice

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Traditional carrier voicemail isn’t that bad, but it’s annoying when your callers have to hear your greeting and then listen through a robotic woman talking about what your options are, like “to hear a callback number, press 1. Or for more options, press 2.” This gets really annoying. Plus, with traditional voicemail, you can only […]

How To Customize the Surface 2 Start Screen

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The Microsoft Surface 2 has two faces. One is the Metro or Modern UI screen filled with the colorful tiles. The others is the Desktop where Apps from the Microsoft Office 2013 suite run. With the release of the Surface 2 Microsoft has made going back and forth between these two worlds a little easier […]

How to Back Up Your iOS Device in iTunes

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Backing up your computer and other devices is one of the most important maintenance tasks you can do. It can save you from certain disaster if you’re phone ever dies or you accidentally drop it and break it. If you don’t have any of the data on it backed up, you lose it all if […]

How to Add Multiple Numbers to a Single Contact in iOS 7

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You probably have tons of contacts, and each of those contacts most likely have multiple phone numbers and email addresses (like their home phone number and their work number). Everyone has their own system on managing this kind of chaos, but iOS 7 makes it really simple and organized, and it’s really easy to add […]

How to Escape from Apple’s Ecosystem in OS X Mavericks

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Apple released OS X Mavericks earlier this month as an update from OS X Mountain Lion. It’s the first time that Apple has made OS X updates absolutely free, and the new version comes with a heap of new features, as well as some new default apps, including Maps and iBooks, both of which were […]