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The best prepaid cell phone plans for 2022

Looking to save money on your cell phone plan? We cover the best prepaid plan options and explain precisely what you get for your money.
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max

Which premium high-end smartphone is the best -- the iPhone 13 Pro Max or the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra? We compare them feature by feature and declare a winner.
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How to tell if your smartphone has been hacked

Don't be an unwitting victim of third-party hacks. Here are some of the ways you can recognize if your smartphone has been targeted and what to do about it.
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How to set up notification summaries in iOS 15

With iOS 15, the notifications feature got an upgrade letting you now specify how and when to receive group notifications from specific apps you choose.
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How to customize your iPhone backup in iCloud

Apple provides 5GB of cloud storage for free, but that's not enough to back up everything on your iPhone or iPad. We show you how to optimize those backups.
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How to make a group FaceTime call

FaceTime is the most popular venue for group audio and videoconferencing for Mac and iOS. Today, you can include up to 32 participants. Here's how to do it.

The best antivirus apps for the iPhone

While iPhones are secure from viruses, they are not 100% safe, so apps that eliminate security threats are a great idea. Here are some of our favorites.
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The best waterproof iPhone 7 cases

The iPhone 7 may be water-resistant, but it's not waterproof. These waterproof iPhone 7 cases provide additional protection from water and environmental damage.

How to remove location data from your iPhone photos

Geotagging is great, but you want to keep your location data private. Here’s how to remove it from photos before sharing them with friends or on social media.
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The best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 cases and covers

Smartphone case makers have perfected and updated their cases for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Here are some of our favorites.
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How to organize your home screen on your iPhone

There are plenty of ways to organize your app collection on the screen so things are easy to find. We show you several ways to do it in iOS 14 and iOS 13.
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Must-have accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3

These days, most smartphones don't ship with goodies in the box. With Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, you'll need some critical accessories.
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How to use the Find My app on your iPhone

Find My is an Apple app and service that lets you locate and track the whereabouts of iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, WatchOS devices, and AirPods and to track friends and family. It replaces and supplements the previous Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps in the new iOS 13. Here's how to make the most of it.
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How to install Kodi on your iPhone or iPad

If you're interested in running Kodi on your iPhone or iPad, then we have a guide for you that explains how to do it without the need to jailbreak your device.

How to perform a reverse image search in Android or iOS

It's easy to find or reverse-search images with Google on your mobile device. We show you how it's done in Android or iOS, plus a few apps that can help out.
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How to reset your Apple ID password

Regardless of the device, all Apple users have an Apple ID. This makes knowing the password for your Apple ID critical. Here's how to reset it if you forget it.
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How to change your smartphone’s name

Just purchased your iPhone or Android phone? It'll most likely come with a generic name that mirrors the device itself. Here's how to personalize and rename it.

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on your Android phone

The shutter click on your Android smartphone camera is usually not a problem, but if you prefer silence as you shoot, we show you how to turn off the sound.
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How to set up fall detection on Apple Watch

Fall detection is tightly integrated with your iPhone, but you have to set it up properly for it to help you.
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How to turn off Live Photos on an iPhone

Live Photos are three-second videos that take up more space than regular photos. With this guide, we show you have to easily switch them off.
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How to set up Google Voice on your smartphone or computer

Google Voice lets you call anyone via the internet while maintaining your privacy. Use this handy guide to set up Google Voice on a phone or computer.
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How to create, customize, and use Memoji in Apple’s iOS

There are a ton of features in iOS, but our favorite is Memoji. You have the ability to express yourself more accurately. Here's how to create and use Memoji.
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How to use Google Maps

Learn how to use Google Maps so you can navigate around like a champ in no time. Whether you're a novice or a pro, here are some amazing tips.
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Cyber Monday OLED TV deals — LG and Sony models from $900

Shopping for a brand new large screen TV can get confusing -- and expensive. We found some gorgeous large TVs, all deeply discounted for Cyber Monday.
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Bought a gaming PC? Buy this Razer Cyber Monday deal NOW

Augment the PC gaming rig in your household with the Razer Power Up Gaming Bundle V2 -- with keyboard, mouse, headset, and mousepad. It's a Cyber Monday steal.
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This 36,800mAh portable charger is a must-buy this Cyber Monday

Losing smartphone power is both inconvenient and hazardous. The Cyber Monday deal for Pxwaxpy's 36800mAh Power Bank can ensure that will never happen.
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Common iPhone 11 problems and how to fix them

Owners of Apple's iPhone 11 series have reported a variety of issues over time. Here are a few problems we've found and some suggestions on how to solve them.
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The best iPad Pro keyboard cases

There are a number of iPad Pro models out there, and each deserves a protective case and keyboard. We rounded up the best iPad Pro keyboard cases available.
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Apple’s iPhone upgrade program: How does it work?

For iPhone aficionados, one way to trade up is through Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, which lets you finance a new phone in 12 months. Here's how it works.
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Which iCloud+ or Apple One subscription is right for you?

For Apple customers, iCloud is the backup and sync service of choice because it works seamlessly across devices. We outline the best plan for you.

How to pair an Apple Watch with your iPhone

Are you new to the Apple Watch and unsure how to get started? This guide gives you the step-by-step on how to pair or unpair your Apple Watch with your iPhone.
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How to order the Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Microsoft has unleashed the Surface Duo 2, fixing much of what was wrong with the original. Here is how to buy one today.
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The best note-taking apps for iOS and Android

We've compiled a list of our favorite note-taking apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets to help keep your life organized and your thoughts in order.
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How to use Apple FaceTime like a pro

Here is our complete guide to FaceTime, built-in videoconferencing software for the Apple ecosystem, whether you're using a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.