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What’s New in Chrome 102, Available Now

Right on schedule, a new Chrome release is ready to greet the world. Chrome 102 includes more enhancements for web apps, new keyboard shortcuts for tabs, and useful information about new online stores. Google released it on M…

How to Set Up Android’s Guest Mode

Phones are extremely personal devices that contain things you probably don’t want just anyone to see. Some Android devices have a “Guest” mode so you can hand off your phone and not have to worry about what they’ll find….

How to Use “Lockdown Mode” on Android

Every Android device has a lock screen with some sort of security. Most of the time, that’s enough— but what if you want a little extra security? That’s where the “Lockdown” feature comes in.

Why I Prefer an eReader to a Real Book

Okay, I’m really doing this. Ahem. I prefer eReaders to real books. Now, before you report me to your local library for crimes against literature, let me explain. Maybe you’ll hear a new reason to give eReaders a chance….

How to Remove Books From a Kindle

Kindles can hold a lot of eBooks, but you may want to remove some. eBooks are stored in two places—on the eReader itself and your Kindle Library. We’ll show you how to remove books from both places.

How to Improve FaceTime Audio With Mic Modes

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 introduced a feature called “Microphone Mode” that can be used during FaceTime calls. You can choose from different modes to make yourself sound better to whoever you’re talking to. We’ll show you how eas…

4 Ways to Ruin Your Smartphone’s Battery

There’s a lot of information out there about how to treat smartphone batteries. We can argue about the best practices, but there are some clearly bad things that can ruin batteries quickly. Let’s make sure you’re avoiding the…

How Adaptive Charging Saves Your Android Battery

Bad battery life can ruin your Android experience. But even a big battery probably still needs nightly charging. On top of that, batteries degrade over time. “Adaptive Charging” is a feature that aims to help all of these pro…

What Is Pluto TV, and Is It Really Free?

The streaming TV space is very crowded these days. All the big-name companies have their own services, plus there are dozens of lesser-known options. “Pluto TV” sits somewhere in the middle and it has a lot to like….

How to Use TikTok on a Chromebook

TikTok is very much designed to be experienced on a vertical smartphone display. However, you don’t have to just use your iPhone or Android phone. We’ll show you how to use TikTok on a Chromebook.

How Many eBooks Can Fit on a Kindle?

Kindle eReaders have a few advantages over physical books. One of the biggest is simply the sheer quantity of books you can carry with you. Just how many eBooks can you fit on a Kindle? Let’s find out….
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