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How to Close Apps on an iPhone SE

If an app ever hangs or malfunctions on your iPhone SE, it’s easy to force the app to close in just a few swipes. While you don’t normally need to do this, it sometimes comes in handy. Here’s how.

How to Restart Mozilla Firefox

If you need to troubleshoot Firefox (or your add-ons) on Windows, Mac, or Linux, you can restart the browser from within the app without losing any of your open tabs. Here’s how to do it.

Stop Shutting Down Your Windows PC

If you’re in the habit of completely shutting down your Windows PC on a regular basis, you might be inconveniencing yourself unnecessarily. Windows 10 and Windows 11 include more effective methods of saving power—and they a…

How to Close Apps on an iPhone 12

Normally you don’t need to close apps on your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini. When you switch away, they stay suspended, using few resources. But if an iOS app malfunctions, it’s easy to force the app to quit. Here’s how….

How to Update Microsoft Word on Windows and Mac

If you use a recent version of Microsoft Word included as part of a Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) subscription or as a standalone app purchased from the Mac App Store or Microsoft Store on Windows, it’s easy t…

Remembering VRML: The Metaverse of 1995

In the early 1990s, futurists and corporations combined forces to create VRML, a Virtual Reality Modeling Language that promised to bring 3D graphics and virtual worlds to the web, heralding the dawn of the metaverse. Here’s …

How to Fix When Wi-Fi Won’t Connect

It’s frustrating when a Wi-Fi connection doesn’t work, and a lot of things can go wrong. We’ll walk you through a few common troubleshooting techniques that can help, starting with the methods you should try first….

Can You Use a PS5 Controller on a PS4?

If you’re playing a Sony PlayStation 4 and you happen to have a spare PS5 controller. You might be wondering: Can I use a DualSense controller on a PS4? The answer is no—with one big exception. We’ll explain….

Can You Use a PS4 Controller on a PS5?

If you have a Sony PlayStation 5 and several PlayStation 4 controllers sitting around, you might be wondering: Can I use a DualShock 4 with a PS5? The answer is yes—with a big caveat. We’ll explore the options….

There Is No Metaverse (Yet)

There’s a lot of talk about the metaverse in the media these days, but there’s only one problem: It doesn’t exist—at least not yet. How will we know when it’s actually here? We’ll explore the possibilities….
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