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Many cellular carriers offer “microcell” devices — T-Mobile is calling them “CellSpot” devices, but they’re the same thing. These function as small cellular towers, but they use your home Internet connection and anyone can connect to them.

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If you’re in a meeting or at a movie or show, you can prevent your Apple Watch from bothering you with notifications. Notifications can be silenced on your iPhone using the “Do Not Disturb” feature, and you can do the same on your Apple Watch.

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The new 2015-edition Apple TV features a brand new remote with a new battery system and a new way to charge it. Read how to check the remote’s battery level and charge it back up.

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There’s a good chance your smart TV is spying on you. Smart TVs often analyze the videos you’re watching and report back — whether you’re watching live TV, streaming videos on a service like Netflix, or playing local video files. Worse yet, this can be a security problem.

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Microsoft’s Edge browser receives media-casting support as part of Windows 10’s first big update. Edge can now cast media to MIracast and DLNA-enabled devices. This isn’t compatible with Google’s Chromecast, but it can be used for similar purposes.

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Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet only comes with 8 GB of storage, but it also supports MicroSD cards. A MicroSD card is an inexpensive way to add additional storage to your tablet and use it for music, videos, apps, and other types of content.

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Your Wi-Fi router comes with a default network name and password, and both are often printed on the router itself. But you can change the name and password to anything you want in just a few clicks.

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When you delete everything from a flash drive and reformat it, you would think it should ‘display’ as completely empty when checked, but that may not always be the case. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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We previously described how to set up text forwarding from your iPhone to iPad or Mac. It’s a great feature, though we later realized it might not work as expected. Luckily, there’s a quick fix you can employ to get it up and running properly.

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You just got your new iPhone after switching from Android and you want to type something in all caps. How do you use caps lock in iOS 9? We’ll tell you how to type all caps and also how to enable and disable the caps lock feature.

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The first big update to Windows 10, which should be arriving today via Windows Update, fixes a lot of problems with Windows 10. Microsoft is streamlining activation, restoring colored window title bars, integrating Skype, and improving the Edge browser. But they’ve also added advertisements to the Start menu.

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The new Apple TV is out and with it the new-fangled tvOS. While it’s not substantially different than the previous Apple TV, it is different enough that we want to show you how to rearrange, configure, and delete apps and games on it.

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While you can restart your Apple TV or put it to sleep by diving into the system menu, there’s no need to do so; you can perform these two handy functions right from the remote control.

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Wireless charging is overrated — at least in its current form. The dream of wireless power sounds great, but current wireless charging technologies are more “plugless” than “wireless.” They’re also less convenient, slower, and less-efficient than just plugging your phone in.

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Just because your SD card is spitting out file errors and gibberish file names doesn’t mean your photos are gone forever. Read on as we show you how to recover your images (and for free, at that)!

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If you’ve noticed that Google Maps is running sluggish or crashing often on your computer, it might be time to test out Google’s own “Lite” version of the service to see if it’s a better match for your machine’s specs.

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Want to update your computer’s hardware drivers? Don’t use driver-update utilities. Avoid bad freeware-download sites, too. Get your driver updates from Windows Update or your device manufacturer’s website.

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Amazon’s Fire tablets run Amazon’s own “Fire OS” operating system. Fire OS is based on Google’s Android, but it doesn’t have any of Google’s apps or services. Here’s what that means, and how exactly they’re different.

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Wouldn’t it be great to have a smart TV? Well, not really. Smart TVs have a lot of problems. If you do have a smart TV, you’d be better off combining it with a cheap set-top box rather than actually using its smart features.

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Amazon’s Fire Tablet normally restricts you to the Amazon Appstore. But the Fire Tablet runs Fire OS, which is based on Android. You can install Google’s Play Store and gain access to every Android app, including Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, Hangouts, and the over one million apps in Google Play.

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Windows 10, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One all have integrated ways to record your gameplay and post clips online. Now, Android devices, iPhones, and iPads are gaining integrated ways to capture videos of mobile gameplay and post it to YouTube or elsewhere.

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Imagine a perfect world, where you can buy the thinnest, lightest, and sleekest laptop around, but still get the same amount of gaming horsepower out of it that you’d expect out of a full-tower desktop. For years, the idea of supercharging a regular old laptop by plugging in an external graphics card was stuck in the realm of fantasy, a task that only the most hardcore DIY-ers would take on after a weekend in their garage and enough circuit board soldering to make anyone’s head spin.

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As the ‘Internet of Things’ continues to grow and come into its own, just how necessary is it for the ‘Internet of Things’ to have IPv6 addresses? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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With each new version of Windows, new and innovative features are improving the total user experience in different ways. Windows 10 is quickly growing in popularity due in part to its innovative security features, and among these security options are new sign in options like the PIN code.

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Let’s face it, gaming with a TV remote is mostly a novelty and frustrating for anything more complex than simple games. If you want to unlock the gaming potential of your shiny new Apple TV you need to pair a real game controller. Read on as we show you how.

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