Matt Klein

Born and brainwashed as an Ohio State Buckeye, Matt Klein fancies himself a modern-day jack-of-all-trades; favorite conversation starters include operating systems, Android, BBQ, quantum physics, and roller skating.

If you use your iPhone’s speakerphone for the majority of your calls, then you might be a little tired of having to always tap the speaker button. Luckily, you can set it so that calls go to speaker every time.

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Rumors abound that Apple will be adding Siri to OS X in the near future, but what you may not realize is you can already control your Mac quite a bit with the built-in Enhanced Dictation feature.

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Photos for OS X is already a fairly full-featured application, but with extensions that you can easily add in just a few clicks, you can make it do even more.

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Ever since Windows 10 came out, Windows 7 and 8 users have been bombarded with upgrade notifications, thanks to a little Windows icon in their system trays called GWX (“Get Windows 10”). Here is how to remove that icon and avoid the pushy notifications.

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If you use a Mac, then you well know by now that keyboard shortcuts are an essential component to mastering OS X. Nowhere is this more true than Safari, where keyboard shortcuts make quick work of many routine web browsing tasks.

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Apple products come preinstalled with an email client that can, on occasion, be quite smart. Today we want to show you another great feature: suggestions for event and contacts.

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OS X uses touch gestures throughout to better facilitate navigation and allow users to expedite normally tedious tasks in a quick and convenient fashion. Today, we want to show you a few cool tricks to use gestures in the Finder’s preview pane.

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Today is Mental Health Awareness day at How-To Geek. We’re all writing about how mental health issues have affected us in some way, and man, do I have a story to tell.

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The iPhone includes several useful tools for displaying how much battery you have left, as well as which items are consuming the most of your battery. But none of these tools actually tell you anything about your battery’s long-term health.

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Do you have contacts on your iPhone that you want to keep private? Or, maybe you have a bunch of contacts that you want to keep, but don’t want appearing in your address book. iOS actually has a built-in way to do just that.

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Sonos is great because you can set up and control speakers from any room in your dwelling. If you like to wake up to or fall asleep to music, then they’re especially well suited to have in your bedroom.

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We all have those times when we have to remember something before we leave the house or return, but always seem to forget. With iOS, though, you set reminders that trigger whenever you get in or out of your car.

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Your iPhone or iPad has a physical switch on its side, which can be used to mute the device so you’re not disturbed while you’re trying to work, sleep, or in a movie theater.

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Netflix recently updated its mobile app with a long-awaited feature: now, you can specify how much data (approximately) it uses, so you don’t go over your cellular data cap.

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OS X is a great, finely polished operating system, but it’s not without its flaws. For years, there has been no way to rename files from the Save dialog–until now.

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One of the more intriguing features of Apple Mail is smart mailboxes, which collate your mail according to a predetermined set of rules. You mail doesn’t actually get moved to these smart mailboxes, it just appears as though it is.

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It’s easy to think you’re stuck using boring old letters and numbers to name your smartphone’s app folders, but with the wonderful world of emoji, your folders will take on a new life of their own.

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Bright white LEDs have progressively made their way onto all kinds of electronic devices. If you own a Sonos player, you’re already aware that they too come with a bright white LED on top, which can be distracting in dimly-lit rooms.

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While we like our Sonos player for its excellent functionality and usability across an abundance of devices, it unfortunately is missing an official Apple Watch app, which would really round things out.

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Vibrations are a great way to alert you when someone is calling or texting without notifying everyone else around you. The only problem: you may not know who is contacting you unless you pull your iPhone out of your pocket.

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You Apple ID password is a particularly important one, so it’s vital that you not only keep it very secret, but also change it from time to time–or at least as often as needed.

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OS X El Capitan comes with quite a few apps preinstalled, many of which are very useful…and some of which aren’t. Deleting these apps is simple: just drag them to the trash. Reinstalling them however, isn’t quite so cut and dried.

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If you use an Apple product like a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, then you may have noticed the “Game Center” app…but probably never opened it. Today we want to talk about what the Game Center is, and whether you’re missing anything.

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The number of people who use a digital camera for their snapshots is steadily declining, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a market. If you have a camera that doesn’t automatically geo-tag your photos, you can do so manually with Apple’s Photos app.

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The iPhone has been around for a long time, yet there’s still no easy way to add your custom ringtones to it. The process is convoluted and required (gulp) using iTunes. But if you’re determined, it is possible.

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