If your MacBook is performing hotter than usual, the cooling fans and other areas might be blocked by dust, and that can prevent them from keeping the whole machine cool. Here’s how to clean out your MacBook so you can get back to intensive computer work in no time.
When it comes to controlling smarthome devices using Alexa, you need to make sure those devices are named correctly. Here’s how to rename your smarthome gadgets so that voice commands sound a bit more natural.
Whether you’re running an Airbnb, having someone watch your house while you’re gone, or just having guests over for the weekend, here’s how you can make use of Alexa to help your guests feel more at home.
Most Wi-Fi cameras and video doorbells offer a paid subscription that comes with more features, but also offer a free tier that works well enough for most use. However, that’s not the case with Nest cameras at all. You pretty much require a Nest Aware subscription.
Gas-powered lawn mowers and string trimmers may be the gold-standard, but electric options (battery-powered and corded alike) are becoming more common. Here are some things you should know about both so you can decide which is best for your situation.
The Fire TV Cube may just seem like an ordinary Fire TV with Alexa capabilities built in, but its biggest feature by far is the ability to use it as a voice-activated universal remote of sorts.
Wi-Fi cameras like the Nest Cam, Arlo Q, Canary, and more are super convenient—you just plug them into a nearby outlet, connect them to your Wi-Fi network, and you’re off to the races. However, that convenience comes at a cost.
If you have your house outfitted with Philips Hue lights (or any kind of smart bulbs for that matter), you’ve no doubt had to deal with people randomly flipping off the switches to the lights. Here’s how to fix that problem.
If you’re still stuck in the dinosaur ages with your Apple TV 3, you might be curious about upgrading to the latest and greatest—the Apple TV 4 or 4K. But depending on how you use the set-top box, it might not be necessary.
The trackpad on the Apple TV’s Siri Remote is frustrating to use at best, but there are several ways around it if you’d rather have a traditional D-pad.
Out of the box, the Nest Hello works really well, and there’s not really a whole lot you need to change for regular use. However, there are a few setting changes you should at least consider making.
The Nest Hello can alert you on your phone whenever someone rings your doorbell, but if you have a Google Home, you can also have Google Assistant audibly announce that someone is at the door.
You may very well be the king of backing up your data regularly, but archiving your data is a completely different ball game. Here’s how you can archive your digital files and keep them around for generations to come.
The Apple TV remote is a simple piece of gadgetry, but it packs a punch considering that each button can do multiple things. Here are some Apple TV remote tips and tricks that you should know in order to take your Apple TV game to the next level.
There are a handful of smart locks to choose from, but not all are created equal. Here’s what you should know about the different kinds of smart locks and which ones you should consider buying.
If you want a video doorbell for your front door, but aren’t sure which one to get, we’ve tested out the top three models—the Ring Video Doorbell 2, Nest Hello, and SkyBell HD—to see which one might best fit your needs.
There are a lot of really great smarthome devices that are truly useful, but a smart thermostat isn’t one of them.
If you’re thinking about getting the Nest Hello to replace your existing doorbell, it’s a great option. However, there are some things to keep in mind about the installation that makes the Hello a bit different than other video doorbells.
Noise-isolating headphones are great, but if you have a favorite pair of earbuds that you just can’t part with, you can turn them into noise-isolating earbuds of sorts that block out outside noise without spending a bunch of money.
Amazon recently added the ability for users to unlock their smart lock-equipped doors using Alexa. This is a welcome feature, but it does raise some concerns about intruders yelling through windows to tell Alexa to unlock your door. Is this a concern you should worry about, though?
Messages in iCloud lets you sync your iMessages across all of your Apple devices using your iCloud account. Here’s how to set it up.
If you play games, watch movies, listen to music, or consume other kinds of entertainment on your Mac or PC, you can sync up your Philips Hue lights to whatever you’re playing or watching. Here’s how to make it happen.
Amazon recently added the ability to unlock smart locks using Alexa. Here’s how to enable the feature and how it works.
If you recently replaced your iPhone’s battery (or had it done by an authorized Apple technician) and you’re still experiencing battery life problems, there are a few fixes you can try that might help.
It always seems like there are never enough outlets around and electronics never have a long enough cord, which is when surge protectors and extension cords come in handy. Can they be used with each other, though?