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How to Unhide Apps on iPhone

You can’t really hide apps on iPhone, but you can make them hard to find. If you can’t find an app on your iPhone’s home screen, it might still be available in your App Library. Also, some hidden app purchases can be revealed…

What Happened to the iPhone 9?

In 2017, Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X but skipped over the iPhone 9. In the following years, no iPhone 9 ever appeared. Why didn’t Apple release iPhone 9? We’re on the case to find out….

How to Tell if Your iPhone Is Unlocked

If you’re buying or selling a used iPhone, it’s helpful to know if it’s locked to a carrier or unlocked. Also, you’ll need to make sure it doesn’t have an activation lock. Here’s how to check both.

The Fastest Way to Put Your PC to Sleep

It’s a great idea to put your Windows PC to sleep when you’re not using it. There are many ways to do it in Windows 10 or 11, but we’ll show you a few of the fastest routes to slumber for both versions of Windows….

How to Find Downloads on a Chromebook

If you’ve downloaded a file through the Chrome browser on your Chromebook (or in Chrome OS), you might not know where it ended up. Luckily, there’s an obvious place to look—and a way to double-check if you’re not sure. Here…

Do I Need to Accept Cookies?

Let’s face it: Browser cookies are a part of modern life, and you need to accept them… Or do you? And why does every British website keep asking about cookies? We’ll show you why you actually have a choice….

How to Change Your DNS Server on a Mac

Switching your DNS servers on your Mac can speed up your internet experience; it can make translating domain names into IP addresses faster. If you’d like to change your DNS server, we’ll show you how to do it….

How To Flag Your Tweet for Sensitive Content

If you need to tweet an image or video of something with a content warning, it’s a good idea to mark the media as “sensitive.” Doing so will hide the image or video unless someone clicks a “Show” button. Here’s how to do it….

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 11

If you’d like to keep an eye on how much battery life you have left in your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, you can quickly see the battery percentage remaining. Here are two ways to do it….

How to Connect to Wi-Fi on Windows 11

When you need a wireless internet connection on your Windows 11 machine, you’ll probably want to connect to Wi-Fi. Here are two different ways to do it—and how to troubleshoot when things go wrong.

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 12

Keeping an eye on battery life is important with any member of the iPhone 12 family, including the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. Luckily, you can easily see the exact percentage of battery life remainin…

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 13

How much juice do you have left? If you’re using an iPhone 13 (or iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max), the exact answer isn’t always obvious at a glance. Luckily, there are two ways to quickly see a precise b…

How to Burn a CD or DVD on a Mac

If you own a Mac and need to transfer files between machines, make a temporary backup, or share files with others, sometimes burning a CD or DVD still does the trick. Luckily, macOS makes it easy. Here’s how to do it….

Why SMS Needs to Die

The SMS mobile phone texting standard turns 30 this year, and its insecurity and legacy features are holding the world back. Here’s why SMS needs to go away as soon as possible.

Why a Paperclip Is the Most Essential Tech Tool

Sure, you’ve got a screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, and maybe even a soldering iron. But there’s one tool every tech fan needs in their toolbox, and it costs less than a cent: A bent paperclip. Here’s why you should always ke…
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