How to Clear Default Apps on Android

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One of the many things that makes the Android mobile operating system awesome and so popular is the option to choose how to do things, and how open the system is. A prime example is when you’re trying to play a video on Facebook, select an image, or play a song from an email and […]

How to Close Apps on the Samsung Galaxy S4

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a powerful flagship Android smartphone. One that is capable of multi-tasking with the best of them, or running any app or game available on the Google Play Store. However, there’s times when closing all of those running apps could be useful. This may seem like a simple task for most […]

How to Use Personal Hotspot on iPad Air and iPad mini

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Using the Personal Hotspot feature on the Apple iPad Air or iPad mini can save users money and offer a convenient connection to their iPad’s wireless data. People who don’t want to use something like a Mi-Fi or Jetpack, which offers a mobile hotspot for up to 5-10 users, can serve up a connection without […]

25 Hidden Nexus 5 Features

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The past few months have been exciting for Android fans with the release of Google’s flagship Nexus 5 smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat, and as a result we have plenty of new features and tricks worth sharing. The Nexus 5 is an extremely powerful device all for a great price, making it one of the […]

How to Save Money and Use Less iPhone Data

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If you’re on the road a lot, chances are that you use up a lot of data, and that could be costing you overage fees if you’re not careful. According to a survey of mobile data consumption in 2013 conducted by JDSU, iPhone 5s users (and iPhone users in general) are using up the most data […]

How to Save a Bookmark in Safari on iOS 7

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If you’re not fond of third-party web browsers on iOS, you’re not alone. Apple blocks third-party apps from using its Nitro Javascript Engine, which means mobile web browsers like Google Chrome will be slower to load webpages than the built-in Safari browser. Plus, they’re usually battery hoggers compared to Safari. However, one feature that’s a bit […]

How to Block Unwanted Calls on Android

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Smartphones are wonderful tools that are invaluable to our daily lives, but nothing frustrates me more than getting spam phone calls on my personal cell phone. Not the throw away home phone, but my actual cell phone. Chatting with friends, family, and co workers is extremely easy thanks to smartphones, but sadly there’s those moments […]

How to Sync iBooks Across Multiple Apple Devices

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It’s no secret that iBooks is a huge mess, but for those that rely on Apple’s own ebook service, it’s at least workable most of the time. If you use all Apple products exclusively, iBooks makes it easy to view your ebooks on all your devices and have them sync up so you can start […]

How to Disable Auto Screen Rotation on Android

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably been laying in bed browsing Gotta Be Mobile or scanning through Twitter, and had to deal with and fight the battle of your phone or tablets screen rotating. This is actually a feature, believe it or not, and in settings there’s an “auto-rotate screen” option that can be disabled. […]

How to Cut, Copy and Paste on Android

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Some tasks simply come as second nature for many who’ve been using smartphones for the past couple of years, and we almost take them for granted. One in particular is the power behind being able to cut, copy and paste on our Android smartphones and tablets. I’ve been using copy and paste on computers and […]

How to Create an Apple ID

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Apple devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad all use an Apple ID. The Apple ID is important for everything from iMessage to downloading apps. Setting up an Apple ID is a fairly easy process that allows the user to get the most out of their iOS device. While there are several ways to […]

How to Set Up a New MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

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People who received a new MacBook as gift or for themselves will need to set things up for peak performance. Let us offer some steps to get things running and to help avoid paying Best Buy or Staples to tweak settings and install software. Users can do it easily without the wait. Apple offers personal setup […]

How to Setup the Nexus 7

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You just took the Nexus 7 out of the box and you want to make sure you set up the Nexus 7 the right way. If so, this is the place to be. While Google does  a pretty good job of walking users through the initial setup, we’ll join you in a quick look at […]

How to Setup AirPrint with iPhone

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While many of our documents live in the cloud and or email, there is still the occasional need to physically print something. While printer technology hasn’t changed a lot over the last few years a new feature is AirPrint. AirPrint enables the user to print documents directly from their iPhone. This ability is very useful, especially for […]

How to Send a Fax with the iPhone

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Sending faxes is not as common today as it once was, but the practice is still necessary in some business settings. Doctors offices, small business and other organizations still rely on the fax machine as a way of sending documents and memos back and forth. While having a dedicated fax machine is a pain, many […]

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 […]