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Barbie selfie generator: how to use the barbie filter

The new Barbie movie trailer has been a smash hit on social media — as has its meme-worthy posters. Here's how to make your very own Barbie poster selfie.
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How to back up an iPhone using Mac, iCloud or PC

Backing up an iPhone is just great practice for reinstalling iOS or recovering lost photos. Here's how to back up your iPhone using Finder, iTunes, and iCloud.
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How to share a Wi-Fi password on iPhone or iPad

There's an easy way to share your Wi-Fi password with guests without their having to type in a long string of letters, numbers, and symbols. We show you how.
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Wi-Fi not working? How to fix the most common problems

If your Wi-Fi is running slow or just drops out altogether in certain rooms, here are solutions to all your Wi-Fi problems.
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How to unlock a Samsung phone on any carrier

Need to unlock your Samsung phone? Thankfully, it's easy to do. Just follow these simple steps, and you'll have an unlocked phone in no time.
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How to find your phone number on iPhone or Android

Ever forget your own mobile phone number? We walk you through the steps of finding your phone number on an iPhone and an Android smartphone.
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How to unlock a phone on every carrier in 2023

Want to break your smartphone out of carrier jail? Here's a guide on how to unlock your phone so you can change carriers or use it while traveling abroad.
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9 tips to boost cell signal on Android and iPhone

We’ll show you how to get better cell reception and ways to increase your cell phone signal strength so you can stop running around looking for that extra bar.
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How to stop spam calls on iPhone and Android phones

Getting annoyed by telemarketers and other spam calls on your mobile phone? Here's how to put a stop to that.
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No, you can’t use an Apple gift card on Apple Pay

Knowing the difference between Apple Pay and Apple gift cards can be confusing. Here's what you should know before making a big mistake.

How to transfer files from Android to your PC

Knowing how to transfer files from your Android device to a Windows PC, MacBook, or Chromebook can save you a lot of hassle. Here's how to do it.
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How to turn the Apple logo on your iPhone into a secret button

You know there's an Apple logo on the back of your iPhone. But did you know it can also act as a secret button? Here's how to use it!
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How to stop spam texts on iPhone and Android phones

Are you overwhelmed by text messaging spam? Here's how to deal with spam texts on both iPhone and Android.
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How to blur backgrounds on FaceTime calls

Apple's FaceTime is a great way to stay connected, but if you don't want anyone to see your sloppy surroundings, you can blur the background. We show you how.
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How to use Amazon’s Alexa app on your smartphone

Amazon's Alexa app brings its immensely popular voice search and control features to many Android and iOS phones. We'll show you how to make the most of it.
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Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have wireless charging?

The Samsung Galaxy A54 is looking like one of the year's best midrange smartphones. But does it have wireless charging? We have all the answers here.
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Does the Samsung Galaxy A54 have a headphone jack?

The Galaxy A54 is a solid pick to see Samsung's latest hardware without breaking the bank. But does it have a headphone jack? Here's what you need to know.
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How to add ChatGPT to your Apple Watch

ChatGPT is taking over the world. Now, you can even get it on your wrist as an Apple Watch app. Here's how!
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What is 5G UW? The real meaning behind the icon on your phone

If you have a 5G smartphone, chances are you've seen a 5G UW icon on your screen. Here's what that (and the Ultra Wideband tech behind it) really mean.
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What is Google Assistant? Here’s the guide you need to get started

What is Google Assistant and what can it do? We'll show you how to get up and running, and introduce you to some of Google Assistant's coolest features.
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What is 5G? Speeds, coverage, comparisons, and more

It has been years in the making, but 5G has finally become a reality. Coverage has been expanding rapidly in the U.S. Here's everything you need to know.
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How to replace Siri with ChatGPT on your iPhone

ChatGPT is taking over, and now you can even use it to replace Siri on your iPhone ... kind of. Here's how to get ChatGPT set up on your iPhone.
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How to drop a pin in Google Maps

Google Maps is a great tool to help you find your way around. We'll show you how to drop a pin at your preferred destination so you'll never get lost again.
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Common Samsung Galaxy S23 problems (and how to fix them)

The Galaxy S23 line of phones is excellent, but they still have their fair share of issues. Here's how to fix six of the most common problems you may encounter.
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What to do if your Amazon Alexa app is not working

Experiencing issues with the Amazon Alexa app? Here are a few ways you can fix an unresponsive Alexa app or one that's not working as intended.
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What is 5G UC? Here’s what that icon on your phone really means

If you're a T-Mobile customer with a 5G phone, you've probably seen the 5G UC icon in your status bar. Here's what it means.
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How to use Split Screen View on any Samsung tablet model

Ever wish you could look at two apps side by side on your Samsung Galaxy Tab? Here's how to use Split Screen View on a Samsung tablet.
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Will my phone automatically change for daylight saving time?

November 6, 2022, marks the end of daylight saving time, and most smartphone clocks will spring ahead one hour automatically. Here's how to do it, just in case.
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What is the Temu app? Here’s everything you need to know

Temu is a new online marketplace, but many people are skeptical about its place in the online shopping ecosystem. Here's what you need to know about it.
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How to customize a Samsung phone’s notification sounds

Would you prefer to get different alert sounds from your Samsung phone? Here's how to change the noises your notifications make and find the perfect option.
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How to use your Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 as a secondary screen

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 is a powerful tablet, but it can also double as a slim and pixel-dense monitor for your PC. Here's how you can set it up easily.
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How to screen record on an iPhone or iPad

Want to show your non-tech-savvy relative how to do something without having to do it all for them? We detail how to screen record on an iPhone or iPad.
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How to turn off your Galaxy S23: 3 easy ways to do it

The Samsung Galaxy S23 has plenty of settings for users to mess around with, but the simple act of turning it off can be tricky. Here's how to do it!
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How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S23

Got a new Samsung Galaxy S23 but need to figure out how to take screenshots? Here are five ways to do it!