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Which iPhones Have 5G?

Cell phone carriers have been hyping 5G—a wireless connection standard that supports faster internet—for some time, but you might wonder which Apple iPhones support it. Can your iPhone get the fastest wireless data speeds…

How to Turn Off the Flashlight on iPhone 11

If you’ve accidentally turned on the flashlight on the back of your iPhone 11—that bright white LED light—it can be confusing figuring out how to turn it off. Here’s how to quickly turn it off at any time on iPhone 11, iP…

Why Is a PC Called a PC?

If you buy a computer that runs Windows, it’s usually called a “PC.” But sometimes a Mac is called a PC, too. What’s going on here, and why is a PC called a “PC” anyway? We’ll explain.

How to Turn Off the Flashlight on iPhone 12

If you see a light shining on the back of your iPhone 12, you’ve turned on the phone’s built-in flashlight somehow. Luckily, it’s easy to turn it off with just a tap or two, and this technique applies to the 12 Mini, 12 Pro, …

How to Enter and Exit Full Screen Mode on a Mac

Have you ever wanted to use an app in full-screen mode on a Mac? Or maybe you’re stuck in full screen and don’t know how to get out. Luckily, switching modes is as easy as clicking a little green button. Here’s how to do it….

How to Turn Off the Flashlight on iPhone 13

It’s great to light up the darkness, but if you’re doing it by accident with your iPhone 13, you might wonder how to switch it off. Luckily, you can turn off your phone’s built-in flashlight with just a few taps on the iPhone…

How to Open Mac Spotlight Results in Finder

Spotlight on Mac is brilliant at quickly launching apps and finding documents. But once you get a list of results, it’s not obvious how to see the file locations in Finder. We’ll show you how to do it….

How to Screen Record on iPhone 11

If you’d like to capture a video of what’s happening on your iPhone 11’s screen, you can use a built-in feature of iOS to capture a screen recording. It’s like taking a screenshot, but a video. This also works on iPhone 11 Pr…

How to Use Virtual Desktops on Windows 11

Windows 11 lets you create custom arrangements of apps in different workspaces (called “Virtual Desktops”) that you can switch between quickly using the Task View button. Here’s how to use them.

Stop Using Notepad

We’ll be honest: We love Notepad in Windows for taking occasional notes or light text file editing. But if you’re using it for anything else, it might be time to seek better alternatives. Here’s why—and what you should use …

How to Screen Record on iPhone 12

To save what’s happening on your iPhone’s screen, you might reach for a screenshot. But when capturing a sequence of events is important, a screen recording video is your best option. Luckily, it’s easy to record the screen o…

Why Is Google Called Google?

If you’ve used the internet or a smartphone, chances are high you’ve encountered Google, a successful tech firm that pioneered search engine technology in the late 1990s. But where did it get its weird name? We’ll explore the…

How to Browse Files on a Mac

If you need to find, move, copy, or delete files on your Mac, you’ll need to use Finder, which is similar to File Explorer on Windows. We’ll show you some basics about how to browse for files and manage them….

How to Set Default Printer Paper Size on Mac

If you print frequently with different paper sizes on a Mac, you might get frustrated if the system is stuck on the wrong paper size that you don’t want to use. Luckily, it’s easy to set the default paper size for all printer…

How to Screen Record on iPhone 13

If you need to capture what’s happening on your iPhone 13’s screen in motion, don’t take a screenshot—grab a screen recording video instead. Luckily, your iPhone 13 (regular, Mini, Pro, or Pro Max) makes it easy with a Cont…

JPG vs. JPEG: Are They the Same Thing?

If you’ve used a computer, digital camera, or smartphone long enough, you’ve likely seen files with either JPG or JPEG extensions in them. But are they the same thing? What’s the difference? We’ll explain….

How to Enable Night Light on Windows 11

Studies show that blueish light in the evening may affect your ability to easily get to sleep. Windows 11 includes a feature called “Night Light” that lets you switch your display to a more yellowish tint to counteract those …

Why You Should Own a Mac and a PC

Some people treat the Mac and PC platforms as an either-or proposition, as if drawing battle lines in a holy war. But why not enjoy both? Let’s put aside the platform battles and embrace what’s good about being platform agnos…

What Does “Excel” Mean in Microsoft Excel?

Millions of people around the world use Microsoft Excel every year to create and manage spreadsheets as part of Microsoft Office. But have you ever stopped to think what “Excel” actually means? We’ll explain its origins….
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