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You’ve taken pictures of a paper document using your Android phone, and now you need to send it to someone. We’ll show you an easy way you can convert these images to a PDF file to make it easier to share this document.

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Windows 10 includes “Work Access” options, which you’ll find under Accounts in the Settings app. These are intended for people who need to connect to an employer or school’s infrastructure with their own devices. Work Access provides you access to the organization’s resources and gives the organization some control over your device.

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Apple’s own AirPrint printing is deeply integrated into iPhones and iPads. The “Print” options you see throughout the operating system will only print to AirPrint-enabled printers. You can still print to a Google Cloud Print-enabled printer, but it’ll take a little extra effort.

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Apple’s Notes app lets you save your notes locally on your device, or synced with iCloud. When you enable iCloud, though, all your previous notes remain on your device. Here’s how to move them to your iCloud account.

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On some remotes, you may also have home control buttons that you can use with devices like Philips Hue lights, a Nest thermostat, or a Belkin WeMo smart outlet. (You can see Logitech’s full list of supported smarthome devices here.)

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A smart thermostat is a great accessory to have, not only to be able to adjust your home’s temperature from your phone, but to also save money on your utility costs. Here’s how to install and set up the Nest Learning Thermostat in your own home.

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Apple’s Mail app doesn’t provide a lot of control over how much storage it uses. it wants to download and store a lot of emails so they can be indexed and searchable with Spotlight. But the Mail app may sometimes use a large amount of space, which is particularly onerous on storage-limited 16GB iPhones.

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Sometimes, all you need out of your Philips Hue lights is for them to just turn on and off when you want them to, but if you’re hosting a party or just want to entertain your kids, animating your lights is a great way to kick things up a notch.

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Clearing your history from time to time shouldn’t be misconstrued as sneaky. It’s actually just a good practice to undertake. Over the course of time, you’re going to visit hundreds or even thousands of websites on your computer or smartphone. Not all these websites will necessarily be ones you’ll visit repeatedly. Some you may visit by accident or out of curiosity.

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Not every app deserves a spot in your app drawer. Maybe there are some built-in apps you don’t use, or a few you don’t want others to see. Here’s how to hide apps from your app drawer with Nova Launcher.

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Microsoft’s DirectX 12 and Apple’s Metal are next-generation graphics platforms. They provide lower-level access to graphics hardware, allowing game programmers to squeeze more performance out of the hardware. Vulkan is the cross-platform answer to Microsoft and Apple’s technologies.

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Philips Hue lights are great when they’re working properly, but sometimes it’s not all sunshine and roses. Here are some common issues that you might be coming across and how to fix them.

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If you use your iPhone at night in a dark room, even the new Night Shift feature in iOS 9.3 can’t stop your screen from seemingly burning your eyes. Luckily, there is a way to reduce the brightness of the screen lower than iOS actually allows.

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There comes a time in every mobile user’s life when he or she needs to factory reset their device. Maybe you need to sell it, or maybe it’s just being wonky and you want to start from scratch. Thankfully, it only takes a few minutes to do.

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You can do a lot of things with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and now, thanks to new smart home integration, you can control your Nest Learning Thermostat.

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If you send and receive a lot of messages, the Messages app can take up a lot of space on your iPhone or iPad. Not only does it store your message history, it keeps photo attachments you’ve received. All this data then takes up iCloud space as part of your backups, too.

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Whether you want to turn off your Philips Hue lights after a certain amount of time has passed, or turn them on after 30 minutes, here’s how to set a timer for your Philips Hue lights to have them automatically turn on or off after a specified amount of time.

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Taking notes can make the difference between remembering that brilliant idea you came up with in the shower, and letting it go down the drain. Apple’s Notes app has come a long way from it’s fake-pad-of-paper days, stuffed with features to assure your best brainstorms are always within reach.

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One of the most annoying things about the iPhone and iPad is the inability to hide built-in apps like Tips, Stocks, and News. iOS 10 finally fixed this annoyance, but if you’re stuck on iOS 9 or earlier, you still have a few other workarounds.

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Philips’ new Hue app is quite nice, but it’s missing some very useful features of the original “Gen 1” app. Thankfully, the Gen 1 app is still available for download, so if you need those old features, here’s how to get them.

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With AirPlay, you can mirror your iPhone or iPad’s screen on your Mac or your Apple TV. But what if you have a Windows PC? We’ll show you a free tool that makes this easy.

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On the desktop, apps like Dropbox and Google Drive sync folders between your devices. But on your phone, it only gives you access to your cloud storage. An app called FolderSync lets you sync files and folders to and from your Android phone, just like Dropbox does on the desktop.

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Google’s Nexus devices are supposed to receive timely updates, but the staggered rollout means it can take weeks for devices to receive over-the-air (OTA) updates. Luckily, there’s a faster (and geekier) way to install the latest version of Android.

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Just like you can pair a Bluetooth controller to your Apple TV to make gaming easier, you can pair a Bluetooth keyboard to make entering text easier. Here are a few great Bluetooth keyboards and show you how to pair them with your Apple TV.

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When you add an event to the Calendar app in iOS and OS X, it gets saved to a specific calendar by default, which may not be the calendar you use most often. However, if you have several calendars, you can choose which of those calendars is used as the default.

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