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The best fitness apps for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is an ideal fit for your health and fitness routine. Here are some of our current favorite apps to enhance your physical and mental well-being.
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How to turn off 5G on the iPhone 12

You can manually manage and balance the iPhone 12's 5G network capability to optimize for speed or battery life. We show you how to switch settings as needed.
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How to transfer contacts between iPhone and Android devices

Setting up a new phone is hard enough without stressing about your contacts list. We show you how to transfer your contacts between iOS and Android.
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The best accessories for your new Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, or S21 Ultra

Planning to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S21? You'll need some extras to outfit it. We've collected some smart accessories to protect and enhance your new handset.

How to make group calls on your smartphone in WhatsApp

WhatsApp may be best known for letting you instantly message friends, but it's also great for calls. Here's how to make group calls on your phone in WhatsApp

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Big is beautiful, especially when it comes to Samsung's smartphones. We compare the brand new Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship with last year's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
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Signal app tips and tricks

Signal Messenger, which specializes in end-to-end encrypted messaging and calling, has exploded in popularity. We show you how to get the most out of it.

The best OnePlus 8 cases and covers

The OnePlus 8 smartphone, with its glass front and back, screams out for a case that protects against drops and bumps. Here are some of the best we've found.
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Common iOS 13 problems and how to fix them (iOS 13.7 update)

Apple's iOS 13 has been exceptionally buggy. Here are the most recent iOS 13 problems and suggested fixes, though today, upgrading to iOS 14 is your best bet.
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What is Signal? How to use the encrypted messaging app

The Signal messaging app uses end-to-end encryption so that your texts, calls, videos, files, and location remain private. Here's how to use it.
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How to stop apps from running in the background in Android

If you suspect there’s a rogue Android app running in the background that's causing problems, we show you how to check and what you can do about it.
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Tips and tricks for setting up your new iPhone 12

Now that your new iPhone 12 is unboxed and in hand, there are a few critical steps you need to take to ensure a safe and smooth transition.

Four hidden iOS app tricks you didn’t know about

No matter how long you've used Apple's iOS, it's common to find surprising, obscure, and quite handy functionality that may have been buried under the radar.
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How to order the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE

The Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, two hotly-anticipated new smartwatches, are now available from various retail outlets. Here's how to order them.
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How to switch default email and browser apps in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Users of Apple's devices have long wished to choose their own default email and web browser apps. Apple has granted that wish. Here's how to make the change.

The best mobile credit card readers for small businesses

For small businesses, best mobile credit card readers can accommodate traditional swipes, chip readers, and digital wallets like Apple, Google, and Samsung Pay.
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How iPhone safety features can help you out of a jam

iPhones have several safety features built-in that can assist you in emergencies and keep you in touch with friends and family. We'll show you how to use them.
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How to watch the Apple iPhone 12 event

Apple’s upcoming Hi, Speed iPhone 12 launch event is happening on October 13, and you have a ringside seat. We give you all the options for how to watch.

Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Apple Watch Series 5: Is it worth the upgrade?

If you're wondering how the Apple Watch Series 6 compares to the Apple Watch Series 5, we outline the main differences between the two watches.
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Google Pixel 5 vs. Pixel 4a 5G: Which one is right for you?

The 2020 Google Pixel smartphone is all about 5G. We compare the new flagship Pixel 5 with a Pixel 4a 5G variant so you can decide which is best for you.
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Major iOS 14 accessibility features benefit everyone

The launch of iOS 14 has brought several high-profile accessibility features into the mainstream. We give you the lowdown on how to take advantage of them.
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How to watch the Google Pixel 5 Launch Night In event

Google is set to launch its new flagship smartphone — and a host of other goodies — in its virtual event on Wednesday, September 30. We show you how to tune in.
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How to use iOS 14’s picture-in-picture mode to watch video

One hotly anticipated new iOS feature is support for picture-in-picture, which lets you view video alongside other apps on your iPhone. Here's how to use it.
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The best Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 cases and covers

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7 needs protection from drops, impact, scratches, dust, moisture, and other environmental hazards. We found some great cases to cover it.

15 tips that will help you navigate Apple Maps like a champ

Apple Maps offers plenty of neat hidden features to help you find your way around. We give you some tips to help you take advantage of the navigation app.
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What is a pulse oximeter, and why should you care?

Wearables are stuffed with all kinds of health sensors, but the pulse oximeter is showing up in the newest smartwatches and fitness trackers.

How to change the wallpaper on your iPhone or iPad

Your iPhone and iPad is supposed to be a reflection of your own sense of character and style, so here's how to change the wallpaper on your iPhone and iPad.
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Smartwatch water resistance: The technology demystified

Most smartwatches are built with some degree of water resistance. Here are the specifications you should look for, whether you're gardening or scuba diving.
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The best Apple Watch accessories

The Apple Watch can't do everything, at least not on its own. We've rounded up the best Apple Watch accessories money can buy, from chargers to docks.
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How to use Apple Watch’s fitness features

Apple has built an elaborate fitness tracking system into the Apple Watch to boost your health and well-being. We give you the lowdown on how to best use it.
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How to delete Siri recordings from Apple servers

Apple customers objected to the company using human contractors to listen in on Siri voice recordings. We show you how to remove recordings from their servers.

The best iPhone 5S or 5 cases and covers

If you're still attached to your iPhone 5S or 5, you'll be happy to know there are plenty of high-quality cases available to protect it. Here are the best.
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How to track your period with Cycle Tracker on the Apple Watch

With iOS 13 and WatchOS 6 comes Apple's Cycle Tracker. Used in conjunction with the iPhone app or on its own, it helps women monitor their reproductive health.
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How to back up an iPad

Properly backing up your iPad ensures the safety of your data and protects it from total loss. Learn how to back up your iPad through both iTunes and iCloud.