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A Successful Failure: The TI-99/4A Turns 40

In June 1981, Texas Instruments released the TI-99/4A, a 16-bit home computer and gaming platform that became a huge cultural success in America after selling 2.8 million units, although it resulted in a business loss for TI….

How to Allow Pop-Ups in Microsoft Edge

On the web, pop-up windows are often considered a nuisance. But sometimes, you need to enable pop-ups in Microsoft Edge for certain websites to work properly. Luckily, it’s easy to allow pop-ups on all sites or only specific …

How to Screenshot the Mac Dock

Thanks to a little-known shortcut, you can easily capture a clean screenshot of your Mac’s Dock without wallpaper, including translucency in the PNG alpha channel, with no cropping necessary. Here’s how to do it….

How to Screenshot on a Mac

Macs are packed with powerful screenshot tools. You can take a screenshot with a keyboard shortcut, pull up a convenient graphical tool, set a timer, and even annotate your screenshots. We’ll show you how to do it all….

How to Turn off an iPhone 12

Whether you need to restart your iPhone for troubleshooting or just power down to save battery life, it’s easy to turn off your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini. Here are two ways to do it.

How to Screenshot on an iPhone 12

Sometimes you need to capture exactly what you see on your iPhone screen, and that’s where a screenshot comes in. Luckily, taking a screenshot on an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini is just as easy as on the other iPhone models. H…

How to Update an iPad

If you own an Apple iPad, it’s good to know whether you’re using the latest version of the iPad operating system (called “iPadOS”). Here’s how to check—and how to update if there is a new version available….

What’s New in iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6

On May 24, 2021, Apple released iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 for the iPhone and iPad. These updates include the launch of Apple Card Family, podcast subscriptions, and more. Here’s a quick roundup of what’s new….

How to Check for Apple Watch Updates

If you have an Apple Watch, it’s not always obvious if you’re running the latest version of Apple’s watchOS operating system. Here’s how to check for updates—and how to perform the update if available….

How to Turn off an iPhone

Sometimes you need to completely shut down your iPhone, perhaps to help with troubleshooting or to save your battery life during a long period of inactivity. Luckily, it’s easy to do by using two different methods. Here’s how…

How to Turn off an iPad

When it comes time to completely turn off your iPad—which can help with troubleshooting or saving battery power—the process isn’t immediately obvious. Luckily, there are two easy ways to do it, and we’ll show you how….
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