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How to Fix an iPhone That Won’t Turn On

When your iPhone won’t turn on, there could be several different issues causing this problem. If you have an iPhone that won’t power up properly or is glitched and stuck, we’ll show you what you can do about it….

5 Cool Things You Can Do With a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is the name of a series of inexpensive single-board computers that can serve as the core of many hobbyist projects. It’s easy to get started with a kit, or you can put the pieces together yourself. Here are a han…

It’s Time to Throw Away Your Old Router

Time marches on, and router technology does too. Due to obsolete Wi-Fi security standards and unpatched vulnerabilities, it’s time to recycle your old router and get a new one. Along the way, you’ll likely get a speed boost. …

What Does “Sleep” Mean in Windows?

If you’ve noticed a “Sleep” power option (or seen a moon icon) in Windows 10 or 11, you might be curious about what it does. We’ll explain this sleepy power state and show why it really comes in handy….

What Does the “i” in iPhone Stand For?

Mysterious lowercase “i” names reign in some of Apple’s product lines: iMac, iPad, iPod, and more—including the famous iPhone. But what does the “i” in “iPhone” mean? We’ll dig into the history to find out….

Why Do I Have to Prove I’m Not a Robot?

Just another day of being a human: You’re entering information into a website, and it makes you check a box that says “I’m not a robot.” Then you have to pass a visual test. Why is that? We’ll explain….

Why Is Windows Called Windows?

You’ve probably heard the name a million times: “Microsoft Windows.” But how did the operating system get that way, and why isn’t it named after something else—like doors or ceilings? We’ll explain.

Stop Hiding Your Wi-Fi Network

If you keep your Wi-Fi router’s SSID hidden, it might make you feel safer, but it doesn’t actually help with security—and likely serves as an unnecessary inconvenience. Here’s why.

Wi-Fi 7: What Is It, and How Fast Will It Be?

Although Wi-Fi 6E still feels bleeding edge at the start of 2022, a demonstration of the upcoming Wi-Fi 7 standard showcased transfer speeds might make Ethernet cables obsolete. Let’s take a look at the proposed spec and what…

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…
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