5 Quick Ways to Mute the HTC One

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People who’ve used a Samsung Galaxy S4 or an iPhone might miss the quick and simple ways to silence those phones now if they switch to using the HTC One. Here are some quick tips that mute the HTC One quickly. The Galaxy S4 offers a quick mute function in two locations. The user can […]

How to Show Full Names in Messages and Mail on iOS 7

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iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and you’ve no doubt updated already and are probably confused by all of the little changes. The big changes are very welcomed, but it’s the small changes that are kind of annoying you right now. This includes the default use of only first names showing […]

How to Use AirDrop in iOS 7

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AirDrop is a new feature that Apple added to iOS 7 when it released last month. AirDrop itself has been around for a while, and was introduced with OS X Lion back in 2011. This allowed Mac users to share files with each other without the need to be connected to the internet or a […]

How to Fix iMessage Problems on iOS 7

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iPhone users on iOS 7 have been experiencing issues with Apple’s iMessage service wherein the iPhone is unable to send iMessages. Instead, users have had to rely on sending text messages, something that can prove costly to those that don’t have unlimited text. Fortunately there is a way to put an end to the madness […]

How to Replace a Home Phone with an iPhone 5s or Galaxy Note 3

The Verizon HTC One release date may be August 1st.

Anyone who is still tied to a landline, paying a phone company a lot of money for the privilege of using copper wires, should replace a home phone with an iPhone 5s. Or they could move to one of the other great phones that came out recently (or will come out soon), like the Moto […]

How to Capture Slo-Mo Video on the iPhone 5s

The new iPhone 5S camera offers better looking photos thanks to a bigger aperture and bigger pixels.

The iPhone 5s was released a week ago, and new owners were greeted with a bevy of new features, including a fingerprint sensor, new color options and improvements to the camera. One of the new features in the camera department is a “Slo-Mo” setting that allows you to record video, and then slow it down […]

How to Delete iMessages and Texts in iOS 7

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It’s been almost a week since iOS 7 has released, and tons of iPhone and iPad users have already downloaded and installed the new update on their devices. The first thing you might have noticed was the completely new look, but Apple says that much of the user interface experience remains the same. However, some […]

How to Register More Than Five Fingers on iPhone 5s Touch ID

Train Touch ID on the iPhone 5s.

One of the biggest new features of the iPhone 5s is the built-in fingerprint scanner in the Home button — also known as Touch ID. This allows users to scan their fingerprint rather than enter in their passcode every time they want to unlock their phone. It’s a nifty and convenient feature. However, Apple only […]

How to Reset Your iPhone or iPad on iOS 7

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iOS 7 has been out for a few days now, and many iPhone and iPad users have already updated to the latest version, spawning a heap of questions about the new look and layout. While many of the features remain the same, Apple changed some things around that aren’t quite apparent to those who are […]

How to Get Old iPhone Ringtones Back in iOS 7

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iOS 7 is out (as is the new iPhone 5s), and with it comes a heap of new features. One of those new features is all-new ringtones and text tones that you can use to free yourself of the legacy ringtones that you’ve had to use for years. These new ones are more realistic and […]

How to Block Calls, Texts and FaceTime Chats on iPhone in iOS 7

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Sometime you get calls from spammers, or maybe your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend keeps texting and won’t go away. In iOS 7, there is now an easy way to block a number from contacting you, either through a voice call, a text message, or a FaceTime chat. Users can create their own blacklist, if you will, […]

How to Close Out Apps in iOS 7

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Apple launched iOS 7 yesterday, and tons of users have already downloaded and installed the update only to discover a completely new user interface. It’s the first time that Apple has radically changed the look of iOS ever since it first debuted back in 2007. Of course, though, a lot of mechanics are still the […]

How to Customize iOS 7’s New Notification Center

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One of the big new features in iOS 7 is the new Notification Center. Instead of just one view when you drag it down from the top, it now includes three different views that you can switch between using the tabs at the top, which consist of “Today,” “All” and “Missed.” Furthermore, you can also […]

How to Stop iOS 7 Apps from Refreshing in the Background

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If you updated to iOS 7 and are experiencing decreased battery life, it might be because iOS 7 automatically refreshes apps that are running in the background. At first, you may think that when you exit an app to go back to the home screen, that app will pause itself until you return to it. […]

How to Change Siri’s Voice in iOS 7

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Siri is one of the standout features of iOS, and Apple has been continually improving it since they debuted it with the iPhone 4S two years ago. This time around, with the launch of iOS 7, Siri received a handful of new features, including the ability to recognize new voice commands and check more sources, such […]

How to Use iOS 7 Spotlight Search

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Spotlight search in iOS allows you to search your entire phone for something that you’re looking for. Whether it’s an email, an app, a contact or a document, Spotlight search is like what indexed search is on Windows; when you enter in a search phrase, it searches your entire machine for files relating to that […]

How to Turn Off iOS 7’s Parallax Effect

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The parallax effect in iOS 7 is a new feature that gives the home screen a neat 3D look, so when you move your phone around in your hand while keeping your head still, it looks like you’re looking “around” the app icons onto the wallpaper, almost like you’re looking through a windows out onto the […]

HTC Sync Manager: How to Transfer iPhone Data to HTC One

Check out our Verizon HTC One user guide to get started with your new HTC One.

It’s clear from the form factor and the ability to transfer data from an iPhone to the HTC One that HTC created their all metal Android handset with iPhone users in mind. We want to show how easy it is to transfer content from an iPhone to an HTC One using the HTC Sync Manager […]

6 ChromeOS Tips to Make Chromebook Sparkle

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The ChromeOS hit the tech world a few years ago, first as a stand alone OS and then on the Chromebook CR-48 from Google, but not many people even know about it. We recently reviewed the Samsung Chromebook at Notebooks.com and liked it. So we thought we’d share a few tips for using the machine […]