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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….

How to Factory Reset an iPhone 13

If you’re planning on giving away or selling your iPhone 13, you’ll first need to erase your data and account information off of it completely. That’s called a “factory reset,” and it’s easy to do in Settings for iPhone 13, i…

How to Hard Reset an iPhone 13

If your iPhone 13 becomes unresponsive and you can’t shut it down using the normal methods, it’s time to try a forced restart—sometimes called a “hard reset” (which is not to be confused with a factory reset). Luckily, it’s…

How to Restart an iPhone 13

Restarting an iPhone 13 is a great way to troubleshoot problems or simply get a fresh start. We’ll show you several different ways to do it—with instructions that also apply to the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone …

How to Turn On an iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 doesn’t have a visible home button below its screen. You may be used to lifting or tapping it to wake it up, but that won’t work if it’s not already powered on. Here’s how to turn it on.

How to Close Apps on an iPhone 13

Normally, your iPhone 13 keep apps running smoothly in the foreground (or suspended in the background, ready to resume when needed). But if an iOS app misbehaves, it’s easy to force the app to close. Here’s how….

Stop Closing Apps on Your iPhone

If you constantly close apps on your iPhone while attempting to speed things up or save battery life, you’re doing the opposite and making your iPhone perform worse. Here’s why.

What Is Spam, and Why Do We Call It That?

Thanks to the internet, spam isn’t just a type of canned meat product. We all deal with spam at some point or another—but what is it, exactly, and why do we call it that? We explore the history and rationale behind the term…

How to Screenshot on an iPhone 13

To capture an image of what you see on your iPhone 13’s screen, it’s easy to take a screenshot. We’ll show you how with instructions that also work for the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max….

How to Turn Off an iPhone 13

To help troubleshoot or save battery life, sometimes you need to completely restart or shut down your iPhone 13. We’ll show you how to do it—with instructions that also apply to the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone…
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