How to Set Up and Configure Your Amazon Echo

So you just got an Amazon Echo, either from the recent sales or the holidays. Let’s take a look at how to set it up and some useful things you can task your Echo with.

The Kindle Oasis: Two Years Later, Still The Best E-Reader Around

The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s premium Kindle device. It’s—supposedly—the best e-reader Amazon can make but is it worth the ridiculous price? Read on to find out.

What Are Woofers, Mid-Range Speakers, and Tweeters?

Woofers, mid-range speakers, and tweeters are all types of loudspeakers. Most often, all three types of speakers are mounted in a single enclosure, but you can also find each in discrete enclosures. Let’s take a closer look at how they work.

How to Enable (or Disable) Automatic Updates on Your iPhone or iPad

Apple’s iOS 12 operating system will bring automatic operating system updates to iPhone and iPad. The App Store can automatically update your installed apps, too. Here’s how to enable these updates, or disable them if you’d rather update manually.

The Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers For Every Need

When a single Wi-Fi router won’t do, a mesh Wi-Fi system lets you get strong coverage everywhere in your house without tearing your walls apart. These are our favorites.

What Does the Depth of Field Preview Button Do On Your Camera?

Have you ever wondered what the button next to the lens mount on your DSLR is for? Not the one that you use to detach a lens, but that other one? That’s the depth of field preview button. Let’s dig in.

How To Create A Graph On The Web

Sometimes you just need to make a decent-looking graph, but don’t want to get bogged down in a complex spreadsheet app. Here are some free websites that let you create graphs, no matter what your experience level.

The Best Desktop Photo Printer For Every Budget

Ultra portable photo printers are great for when convenience and speed is key to printing your photos, but how about if you want a better quality image? We’ve taken a look at the best desktop photo printers.

How To Rename AV Inputs On Roku TVs

Roku’s software is a popular standard for “smart” HDTVs, especially among budget manufacturers. If you want your homescreen to be more organized, you can apply custom names and icons to your input device. Here’s how.

PSA: Make Sure You Have a Backup for Two-Factor Authentication

Two factor authentication (2FA) is generally a great security tool. But if you have it enabled on your Apple or Google accounts, this could really come back to bite you in the worst way. Here’s what you need to know.

The Best Digital Audio Workstations for Windows

If you’re looking to get into music recording, you’re going to need a good DAW—or Digital Audio Workstation. There’s no shortage of choices, so here’s a look at some of the best options for Windows to get you going.

How to Use Alexa Without an Amazon Echo

You don’t need an Amazon Echo to use Alexa. You can play Skyrim and Westworld, take advantage of Alexa voice shopping, and just use Alexa normally with your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.

What to Do If You Find Someone’s Lost iPhone or Smartphone

Smartphones go missing all the time. I’m pretty sure my sister loses hers the second Tuesday and third Thursday of every month. We’ve already looked at what to do if you lose your smartphone so let’s take a different perspective: what to do if you find someone’s smartphone and want to return it to them.

How to Recover Your Forgotten Yahoo! Password

If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Yahoo password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover your account by resetting your password to something new.

The Best Desk Chair Alternatives

For millennia, the preferred place to park your posterior has been a chair. But this is The Future, people! We don’t have flying cars, but we can do better than a rusty faux leather swivel chair.

Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: The Universal Remote You’ve Been Waiting For

What happens when you put an Echo Dot, a Fire TV, and a universal remote in a blender? Figuratively, you get what’s called the Fire TV Cube, and Amazon hopes it will take over your home entertainment system.

How To Mod Your Nintendo Switch Dock For Better Portability

The Switch is great! Nintendo’s dock design is…less great. While buying a third-party dock can be risky, there’s an alternative: replace the plastic shell on the original to make it a lean, mean, fast-docking machine.

How to Manually Export and Back Up Contacts on Android

Android does a great job of keeping all your contacts in sync with your Google account, so theoretically you should never lose all your contacts. That said, things happen, and keeping a backup is never a bad idea. Here’s how to export all your contacts on Android.

The Best Dopp Kit Travel Bag for Your Toiletries

A few hours on a plane doesn’t have to leave you looking (and presumably smelling) like Robin Williams in Jumanji. As long as you bring a razor, comb, toothbrush, and a few toiletries along, you can be your usual dapper self in no time. But what to put them in? Let’s look at the best travel toiletries bags going.

How to Clear Your Furthest Read Page on Kindle

It’s really annoying when you’re trying to re-read an eBook and your Kindle or Kindle app keeps trying to get you to jump to the end because that’s the “Furthest Location Read.” Here’s how to fix it.

What To Do If You Lose Your Two-Factor Phone

Many websites send security codes to your phone number to confirm your identity when signing in. You may use apps that generate security codes on your phone, too. But what happens if you lose your phone?

The Best Indoor HDTV Antennas

The cheapest way to cut the cord is to ditch cable and use an over-the-air antenna to watch local TV. Here are the best no-installation options for indoor antennas.

Switching to a Chromebook? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re considering making the switch from a traditional PC (or Mac) to a Chromebook, you may be concerned about the transition. Not to worry—moving to a Chromebook is simple, and these tips will help ease the move.
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