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How to Open the Control Panel on Windows 10

Windows 10 still contains the Control Panel. Some settings appear only in the Control Panel, some in the Settings app, and some in both. Here’s how to find the Control Panel, which is a little more hidden than it was on Windo…

How to Rename Your AirPods

When you set your AirPods up fresh, they were assigned a default name based on the name of the device with which you initially paired them. Most of the time, that’s fine. But if you want to get a little creative, here’s how t…

How to Update Your AirPods’ Firmware

Apple’s AirPods are one of the company’s most popular accessories, and they’re pretty great. Like all modern wireless headphones, they have firmware that sometimes needs to be updated for optimal performance. Here’s how to up…

How to Enable Remaining Battery Time in Windows 10

Windows 10 no longer shows the estimated battery time remaining after the Creators Update. You’ll just see a percentage when you hover over the battery icon—not a time. Although it has its quirks, you still might want to se…

How to Validate and Remove Fonts on a Mac

The humble font isn’t as humble as you might think, especially on a Mac. Fonts are more like plug-ins than you’d imagine, and because they’re loaded by macOS and the apps that run on it, a bad font can have some unexpected co…

How to Disable the Windows 10 Startup Delay

After Windows starts up, it waits about ten seconds before opening your startup programs. This “startup delay” lets your desktop and Windows services finish loading, making everything run a bit smoother. If you have apps you’…

How to Disable Motion Smoothing on an LG TV

If you’ve got a new LG TV, you might have noticed that the picture feels eerily smooth. This effect, which LG calls “TruMotion,” tries to make your TV’s picture feel smoother but often ends up looking strange….
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