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Don’t know how to properly use your gadget or an app’s latest-and-greatest feature? We’ll show you how to do just about everything in the world of tech.

The ROG Ally X with the back shell removed.

How to replace the SSD in the ROG Ally X in a few minutes

You can replace the SSD inside the ROG Ally X in just a few minutes, and in this guide, we'll show you how we did it.

How to get Photoshop for free

Cybertruck in Fortnite.

How to get a Cybertruck in Fortnite

Woman using a touchpad on a laptop.

How to unlock a mouse (and why you might need to)

A farm with crops in Stardew Valley on Android.

How to get Ancient Seeds in Stardew Valley

watchOS 10 presented at WWDC 2023.

How to download watchOS 11 on your Apple Watch

Placing the needle over the record.

Drop the needle like a pro: how to play vinyl records

Shadow in Photoshop on a MacBook.

How to add shadow in Photoshop

iPadOS 18 update on iPad Pro.

How to download iPadOS 18 on your iPad

Changing the resolution in Photoshop on a MacBook.

How to increase the resolution of an image in Photoshop

The Glorious Model O 2 Pro mouse sitting on a desk.

How to clean a mouse pad — the right way

The Settings app on an iPhone showing the iOS 18 public beta.

How to download iOS 18 on your iPhone

The Echo Spot showing the time.

How to customize the Echo Spot display

The Echo Spot is a highly customizable smart alarm clock. Here's how to adjust the Echo Spot clock face, enable Night Mode, change its color, and more.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 inside their charging case, near iPhone 14.

Why is my AirPods case flashing orange and how to fix it

Are you observing a flashing orange light on your AirPods case? There are several methods to troubleshoot this, including the steps outlined here.
Edit a picture in Photoshop on a MacBook.

How to edit images in Photoshop

Want to learn the basics for improving your photos? We’ll show you how to edit images in Adobe Photoshop for enhancing your pictures in a snap.
The lyrics to Smells Like Teen Spirit on the Spotify app on an iPhone.

How to see song lyrics on Spotify

Sing along or settle a bet — having the lyrics to your favorite songs handy can heighten any listening experience. Here's how to do it on Spotify.
The Satechi M1 Wireless Mouse on a desk next to a MacBook.

How to connect a wireless mouse to a laptop

You can connect a wireless mouse to your laptop with its bespoke USB receiver or by using Bluetooth -- or both! Here's how to do it.
Some CS 2 footatge in Steam.

How to record gameplay on Steam using Game Recording

There are more places than ever to share your gameplay online, but Steam has only just let you start recording without additional software. Here's how it works.

How to change PS5 controller brightness

The PlayStation 5's DualSense controller has lights on the back and around the touchpad that can tell you useful information. But you can also turn it off.
A squad stands together in Call of Duty: Black Ops 6.

How to join the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 beta

It's almost time to squad up and get ready for some Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 matches. If you want a leg up on the competition, here's how to enter the beta.
A stereo pair of HomePods, a TV, and an Apple TV 4K.

How to connect a stereo pair of Apple HomePods to your Apple TV

Apple's latest HomePod sounds great. But as a stereo pair with an Apple TV 4K, the spatial audio sound can rival the best soundbars. Here's how to set it up.
Background removed from an image in Photoshop on a MacBook.

How to remove a background in Photoshop

Want to eliminate the background in an image? We’ll show you several ways to remove a background in Photoshop so you can use which works best for you.
Text box in Google Docs on a laptop.

How to insert a text box in Google Docs

Whether you want to make text stand out, add some structure, or create a unique visual, we’ll show you a few ways to insert a text box in Google Docs.
Spotify's EQ adjustment feature in its app.

How to fine-tune your Spotify equalizer settings for sweet sound

Want to add a little more bass to your favorite Spotify tracks? Here’s how to access and adjust Spotify’s custom EQ and audio presets.
Screenshot of the PlayStation 5's user interface.

How to redeem codes on PS5

Digital codes are an easy way to get funds or games on you PlayStation 5, but you have to figure out where you can redeem them first. Here's a quick explainer.
A woman holding a remote while looking at an Amazon Fire TV with the Xbox app on it. It's on the Cloud Gaming menu with Fallout 76, Senua's Saga Hellblade 2 and more on it.

How to play Xbox Game Pass on Fire TV

Playing Xbox games no longer requires a console if you have a compatible Fire TV or Fire TV stick. Here's how to do it.
Custom art in a Steam library.

How to redeem codes on Steam

Steam is the ultimate PC marketplace for gamers, but there are still times when you will need to redeem a code. If you've never done it before, here's how.
A person using a laptop that displays various Microsoft Office apps.

How to get Microsoft Office for free

Microsoft Office can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to get Microsoft Office for free, using trials and student discounts.
The Skylight Cal Max installed on a wall.

How to add a family member to your Skylight Cal Max

Here's how to add a family member to your Skylight Cal Max, allowing them to upload their schedule to the digital calendar and edit existing events.
The Discord shop.

How to use Discord on PS5

A new update has made it easier than ever to chat with friends on the PS5 using Discord. Here is how the new process works and how to set it up in a flash.
PowerPoint Slide Sorter view on a Windows laptop.

How to embed a video in PowerPoint

Did you know you can add videos to your PowerPoint presentations? It’s not too difficult either, and we created this guide to help with the process.
A list of indie games on Xbox appears in a grid.

How to redeem codes on Xbox Series X

Game codes and gift cards and fantastic ways to get and receive gifts on your Xbox Series X/S. Knowing how to actually redeem those codes is a little harder.
Photoshop main screen on a MacBook.

How to cancel your Photoshop subscription

Ready to try something other than Adobe Photoshop? We’ll explain how to cancel your Photoshop subscription and whether you’ll receive a refund or not.
A photo displayed on the Cal Max

How to send photos to the Skylight Cal Max

Here's how to send photos to your Skylight Cal Max using either the companion mobile app or directly through email.