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How to Remote Control Your Apple TV With an iPhone or iPad

Apple currently produces two models of Apple TV: a regular HD version (our review) and a new 4K flavor (we’ve compared it to competitors). If you lose your hardware remote, your iPhone or iPad might be the only way you can control your set-top box. Both run tvOS, a fork of iOS that lets you run apps on your TV, and you can control both using your iPhone or other iOS device. You’ll need to pair th...
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How to track down a lost Apple AirPod

Need help finding your AirPods? Use Find My iPhone to see your AirPods on a map, play a sound to locate them, and get back to wireless listening.Apple's wireless earbuds are tiny and have zero strings or cables attached to them. And while that's cool, it means they're always at risk of being lost. To help you find a lost AirPod , Apple added the earbuds to Find My iPhone app with the re...
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Why The Nintendo Switch Is the Fastest Selling Console Ever

The Nintendo Switch is now the fastest-selling games console of all time in the United States. In the 10 months since the Switch was launched on March 3, 2017, Nintendo has sold 4.8 million units in the U.S. alone. That’s 800,000 more units than the Wii managed in the same timeframe.The aforementioned Wii is the previous record-holder, so the latest Nintendo console has beaten the last-but-one...
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The 15 best apps for your new Android phone

So you just got a new Android phone. You’ve probably turned it on, logged into a bunch of apps, downloaded your favorites — Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. — and logged into all of them as well. But now it’s time to dive a little bit deeper. If you’re setting up a phone for the first time, here are 15 apps worth downloading that you might have missed. We've rounded up our favorite and most-us...
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How to Set Up an Android Phone for Your Child

While handing your phone or tablet off to a child can offer a moment of peace while they are distracted by a game or video, there's a lot more to the experiences children can have in Android. Choosing the right device for them to enjoy is only part of the process, though. Android is primarily made for adults, so there's a little bit of setup necessary to make your average smartphone or tablet chil...
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Settings to improve your battery life in iOS 11

IT’S something smartphone users often lament: a new software update can sometimes mean diminished battery life.Since rolling out the official version of iOS 11 last month to coincide with the release of the iPhone 8, some Apple fans have reported a frustrating reduction in their battery life.In fact, a study of 50,000 moderate to heavy iPhone and iPad users carried out after the ...
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How to choose a wireless charger for your iPhone

One of the biggest changes in Apple’s new iPhones is the long-awaited addition of wireless charging. Wireless charging has been around for years at this point, which has left time for a large ecosystem of accessories to build up. So, if you’re an iPhone user, you’ll probably want some kind of wireless charger to use with your new phone. Fortunately, Apple is using a wireless charging standard, ca...
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Aside from iOS 11, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus don’t differ much from its predecessors. But every new iPhone comes new features — even if it’s only a few. To help you use your new device to the fullest, we’ve rounded up some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus tips and tricks you need to know.If you’re still craving more by the end, there are a lot more features and tricks in iOS 11 that you can che...
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How to Remote Control Your iPhone From Your Computer

Despite Apple’s attempts to marry iOS and macOS through the wonders of iCloud, you’ll need to jailbreak if you want to control your device remotely. For most of us, it’s probably not worth it.But you’re here now, so we might as well take a look at what’s involved. We’ll also have a look at the various remote iPhone functions you can get access to without voiding your warranty.For full jail...
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Easy and Simply Tips On How To Extend Your Phone’s Battery Life

AS MOBILE phone users, all we want is enough battery life to last the day. Frustratingly, the older the device, the less power it seems to have.In fact, the amount of battery life our mobiles have on any given day depends on two key factors: how we use them on that particular day, and how we used them in the past.Mobile phones use lithium-ion batteries for energy storage. In this type of...
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