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The Successor to HEVC: What Is the AV1 Codec?

Most modern devices now include support for hardware-accelerated media decoding, which allows for more efficient compression and better quality video. The next leap in quality will come from the successor to HEVC, known as AV…

How to Speed Up a Slow iPhone

Since “upgrading” your iPhone isn’t possible without buying another one, it can be frustrating when your smartphone begins to slow down. So how do you know if it’s the natural aging process or not, and what exactly can you do…

What Is GeForce NOW, and Is It Worth It?

It’s not easy to buy a graphics card in early 2022, and even consoles like the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are in short supply. If you’re looking for some way of playing the latest games, you might want to consider a clou…

How to See Dislikes on YouTube Again

YouTube no longer allows you to see dislikes on videos, which can be important information in determining whether or not a video is trustworthy or accurate. Though it comes with some caveats, you can restore dislikes with a b…

How to Add More Ethernet Ports to Your Router

While most of us rely on wireless at home, wired internet is often a better choice. The only catch is that most home routers only have a handful of ports. Adding more ports is easy, but there are a few things to consider when…

What Is Foveated Rendering?

If you’ve been following virtual reality headset developments you might have come across the term “foveated rendering” used in press conferences and marketing materials. The technique can help improve VR performance, which is…

How (and Why) to Switch to Apple Notes

Apple Notes is a feature-rich note-taking solution and if you use a Mac, iPhone, or iPad you can use it for free. Switching is relatively straightforward, but there are a few things to keep in mind especially if you use non-A…

Is an 8K TV Worth Buying Without 8K Content?

Thinking of buying an 8K TV? There’s very little native content available, so upscaling is likely to be your best friend for several years to come. Is upscaling good enough, or should you wait? Let’s take a look….

What 8K Content Is Actually Available?

With 4K TVs now being mainstream, talk has turned to the next leap in image quality in the form of 8K. In the same way that 4K represented a four-fold increase in the number of pixels on-screen, 8K quadruples the pixel count …

8 Mac Shortcuts Actions You’ll Actually Use

Apple added the Shortcuts app to macOS Monterey in 2021, making it easy to build workflows using visual coding blocks just like you can on iPhone and iPad. While the feature still lacks the power of Automator or AppleScript, …

How to Use Tags and Smart Folders in Apple Notes

Apple added tags to Apple Notes in late 2021, making it even easier to keep things organized. Tags can also be used to create smart folders, collections of notes assembled by tag regardless of which folder they are stored in….

How to Find Out How Much Your Old Mac Is Worth

One of the best ways of funding a computer upgrade is by selling your old one, and that’s especially true for Apple products. Macs tend to hold their value much better than comparable Windows PCs, but knowing exactly what to …

12 Tips to Make the Most of Your New Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a wearable gadget with many convenient features, including tracking your health. If you’ve just received one as a gift, you might be wondering where to start. Here are some tips to get you up to speed….

10 Things to Do With Your New iPhone

So you just got a brand new iPhone—congratulations! Whether it’s from a friend or you gifted yourself, you might wonder where to start. Let’s run through a list of fun and useful things you should do with your new Apple gad…
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