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Configuration profiles on an iPhone or iPad are sort of like Group Policy or the registry editor on Windows. They allow you to quickly distribute groups of settings and access powerful management features that aren’t normally available. Configuration profiles are really designed for organizations, but can be used by anyone.

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So you got a shiny new Android phone. You changed the wallpaper, bought a case that you like, arranged your home screens…you know, made it yours. Then someone calls. Why on earth are you still using a stock ringtone? Get that out of here—it’s time to not only make it look like yours, but sound like it too.

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When you set up a network in your office, and depending on the equipment and setup used, just how smart and/or efficient could that network actually be? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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If you’re curious about how often your heat or air conditioning is on throughout the day, you can actually look at your Nest’s usage history to see when things were running, as well as see what the temperature was set it at a particular time during the day.

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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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To do basic arithmetic in Word, you normally have to open the Windows calculator to get your answers, then manually insert them into Word. However, there is a third-party add-in for Word that provides a popup calculator that will calculate numbers in your document, and automatically insert the answer.

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We’ve all been in a situation where one hand or the other simply isn’t available for responding to a text message, and with the ever-increasing size of Android phones, that’s starting to become more of an issue. The good news is that Google Keyboard now has a much-needed feature: One-Handed Mode.

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By default, only users with administrator rights in Windows 10 can change time and date settings. If you’re using Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise edition, however, you can use Group Policy to allow standard users to change the time and date. Here’s how to do it.

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Many people use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to mask their identity, encrypt their communications, or browse the web from a different location. All those goals can fall apart if your real information is leaking through a security hole, which is more common than you’d think. Let’s look at how to identify and patch those leaks.

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If you’ve been having trouble receiving text messages from iPhone users, Apple’s iMessage is probably at fault–especially if you recently switched from iPhone to Android, or something else.

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If you’ve been using the Amazon Echo to add things to your grocery list, here’s how to send that list to your email when you’re finally ready to go shopping.

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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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There comes a time in every Android user’s life when an important question has to be answered: is my device running a 32- or 64-bit operating system? It can be a rough, troubling time if you’re not sure how to answer that question. But we’re here for you, and we’ll help walk you through what to do should such a scenario arise. Just breathe, it’s going to be fine.

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That boring, grey circle may give you a slight indication of who you’re calling or texting, but wouldn’t it be nice if all your iPhone contacts had photos to go with them? Here’s how to manually add a picture to a contact.

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An iPad makes a great “kiosk” device–a tablet restricted to one specific app for your home or small business. You can create a makeshift kiosk using the Guided Access feature, or enable Single App Mode for a true kiosk environment.

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If you’re like most Windows users, you have lots of great little utilities that run when you start Windows. While this works great for most apps, there are some that would be nice to start even before a user logs in to the PC. To do this, you’ll need to run the app as a Windows service.

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We can all agree that faster download speeds are preferable and would assume that a VPN might slow things down a bit, but what if the opposite happens and your VPN actually increases the speed? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you leave for work, you likely turn down your thermostat before you head out the door to save energy. But the Nest Thermostat can automatically do that for you, by detecting when you’re away and when you come home.

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