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Paint for Mac doesn’t exist, but here are some alternatives

Looking for an Apple equivalent to Paint in MacOS? Similar features are actually hidden inside Preview. Here's how to use Preview for a Paint-like experience.
Screenshot showing battery life in Windows.

How to keep your laptop battery healthy and extend its life

Taking care of your laptop's battery will extend its life and keep your machine safe. Here are a few tips to keep your battery health in the green.
The LG G3 OLED TV on a stand, showing a mountain scene on the screen.

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV

Casting apps and streaming services to your TV from your phone is cool, but with screen mirroring you can share whatever you see on your device. Here's how.
Outlook web app on laptop.

How to share your Outlook calendar

Outlook allows you to share your calendar by specifying recipients you wish to share with and how much you wish to share. Here's how to do it.
A person using a computer in bed.

How to insert a checkbox in Word on Windows and Mac

Ticking checkboxes is one of many great features built into Microsoft Word. Here’s how to insert checkboxes in the program, and how to interact with them.
Man in suit jacket using computer in library.

How to schedule an email in Outlook for Mac, Windows, and web

Scheduling an email in Outlook is easy, and you’ll be able to do so with the Windows and macOS desktop apps, or through Outlook on a web browser. Here’s how.
Two soldiers in a Helldivers 2 trailer.

How to fix Helldivers 2 matchmaking issues

Helldivers 2 players are reporting failed matchmaking, leaving players unable to join an online match. Here’s a couple of things you can try to fix this issue.
Google Chrome with pinned tabs on a MacBook on a table.

How to delete Google Chrome on Windows and Mac

Sick of using Google Chrome as your default web browser? Here’s how to delete it from Windows 11, Windows 10, and macOS.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (2023) and Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023).

The most common Fire TV Stick issues and how to fix them

Is your Amazon Fire TV Stick having Wi-Fi issues? Here’s a list of the most common Fire TV Stick problems, and how to troubleshoot and fix each bug or glitch.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat hanging on wall.

How to fix an Amazon Smart Thermostat that’s unresponsive

If you're looking to fix an unresponsive Amazon Smart Thermostat, there are plenty of troubleshooting steps you can try. Here's what you need to know.
iMessage on an iPhone 14 Pro Max, plus iMessage on an Android phone using the Beeper app.

How to use iMessage on an Android phone or tablet

Apple may never put iMessage on Android, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Here's how you can chat away on iMessage on an Android phone right now.
The screen of the Surface Pro 9 on a table.

How to automate tasks in Windows to make everything faster

If you want to speed up your workflow in Windows, you can automate tasks using Task Scheduler or Microsoft's Power Automate app.
How to defeat The Kraken in Sea of Thieves

How to join the Sea of Thieves PS5 closed beta

Get ready to raise the sails and load the cannons for the Sea of Thieves closed beta. If you don't have access, here's how you can play the game a little early.
MacBook on a chair with the TV app on the screen.

How to connect a MacBook to a TV

Connecting your MacBook to a TV is a great way to enjoy shows, movies and games on a bigger display. Here’s everything you need to know on how to do it.
Pads on the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

How to stress test your CPU to its limits — and why you should

Stress testing your CPU is a great way to make sure it's running as best it can and that its well cooled. Here's how to do just that.
A city in Frostpunk 2.

How to play the Frostpunk 2 beta

The frost is coming this summer, but you can get a taste of Frostpunk 2 much earlier if you join the beta. Here's what it takes to gain access to the game.
An iPhone with iOS 16, showing the new Lock Screen.

How to add a different home screen wallpaper on iOS 17

With iOS 17, you can customize your iPhone lock screen like never before, and it's also still really easy to select a unique home screen wallpaper.
A person's hands typing on a laptop placed on a black desk.

How to run a free background check

Need to find out what potential employers can find out about you online? Here are some methods that allow you to run a free background check on anyone online.
A person works on a computer in a home office.

How to free up RAM on Mac and PC

Are your computer tasks taking up a little too much RAM and causing slowdowns or crashes? Expanding your RAM isn't always possible: Here's what to do instead.
The HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook on a table.

How to right-click on a Chromebook

Right-clicking on a Chromebook isn’t the same as right-clicking on a Windows or macOS machine. Not to worry though. Your pals at DT are here to help!
Finding the newcomer rooms on Midjourney's Discord.

How to leave a Discord server on PC, Mac, and mobile

If you want to leave a Discord server, you’ll need to do some page-to-page navigating to find the option to do so. Here’s a guide to help you along the way.
Google services (YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Duo, Meet, Google Podcasts) icons app on smartphone screen.

How to mass-delete all your emails on Gmail at once

A cluttered Gmail inbox can be a real headache, so why not introduce some organization by way of mass-deleting the emails that mean nothing to you. Here’s how.
Person sitting and using an HP computer with Windows 11.

How to open RAR files on Windows and Mac

Much like zipping, a RAR file compresses several files using WinRAR software. Here’s how to extract RAR docs and media on both Windows and macOS.
The M3 MacBook Air in front of a window.

How to keep your MacBook from sleeping

Your MacBook doesn’t need an afternoon app, it would just prefer one. If you don’t care, here’s how to disable sleep mode for your Apple laptop.
Several Microsoft Teams windows and features opened simultaneously.

How to leave a team on Microsoft Teams

Whether you’re migrating to a new team entirely, or simply want to remove yourself from old conversations, here’s how to leave a team in Microsoft Teams.
A person holds a MacBook Air at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) in 2023.

How to show the battery percentage of your Mac

It’s important to know just how much battery your MacBook has left. Here’s a guide on how to make sure your laptop is displaying its battery percentage.
The capacitive touch buttons on the Dell XPS 13 Plus.

How to disable laptop keyboard in Windows

Is your Windows keyboard getting in your way? You can temporarily disable it whenever you want. Here's how switching off your keyboard works and how to do it.
A person plays Stray using a PlayStation controller on a silver 13-inch MacBook Air.

Forgot your Mac password? Here’s how to reset it

Forgetting your MacOS password is never a great feeling, but there’s a couple of ways you’ll be able to reset this key login info. Here’s a guide to help.
A suite of retro games in the Steam Deck library.

How to customize controls on the Steam Deck

Did you know your Steam Deck’s controls can be customized to your liking? Here’s how to reprogram your handheld console to match your gameplay wants and needs.
The Google Drive app logo.

How to create folders and move files in Google Drive

Folders and files are the bread and butter of Google Drive. Here’s a guide on how to create a new folder, and how to move files around the Drive platform.
Beautiful RGB gaming PC.

How to delete your Discord account

Is it time to part ways with your Discord account? No worries, for deleting your profile is super-easy. Here’s how to do it.
Person using Windows 11 laptop on their lap by the window.

How to download and install Windows 11 on your PC

Even if you own a computer without Windows 11, as long as your hardware is compatible, you can download and install the latest Windows OS. Here’s how.
A Windows 10 laptop sitting atop a desk.

How to remove the Recycle Bin from your desktop

Windows users will naturally be familiar with the Recycle Bin icon. But if you find yourself not having much use for it, then here's a guide on removing it.
The Lenovo IdeaCenter Gaming 5i Gen 7 gaming PC with a monitor, keyboard, and headset.

How to reset graphics drivers in Windows 11

Are you having issues with your Windows 11 graphics? A simple reset of your drivers could put a pin in this pesky glitch. Here’s how to do it.