We’re sleeping less than ever, and sleep deprivation is taking a toll on on our general physical and mental health. It’s time to put some checks on the technology we use–ironically, using technology–in order to secure a better night’s sleep.
While setting up your Xbox One, you’ll be asked whether you want to use “Instant On” mode or “Energy Saving” mode. You can also change this option at any time. We’ll show you how to calculate exactly how much Instant On mode costs in your area, so you can make an informed decision.
I have one question: why do you have so many apps installed on your Android TV? You know, like that all those things you installed “just to try out,” then never used again? Yeah, that stuff. It’s about time you cleaned up that little set-top box of yours, that way you can make room for new stuff that you’ll only use once. It’s a vicious circle.
The iPhone includes several useful tools for displaying how much battery you have left, as well as which items are consuming the most of your battery. But none of these tools actually tell you anything about your battery’s long-term health.
Not all scanners are created equal. Even if you buy a top of the line model, it might not be the right tool for the job, and you’ll waste time, get inferior results, and curse the day you bought the wrong model.
Microsoft’s Xbox One allows you to easily capture a screenshot or record the last thirty seconds of gameplay as a video. You can also use the Game DVR app for more fine-grained recording options. All video clips are saved in 720p resolution at 30 frames per second.
Sonos is great because you can set up and control speakers from any room in your dwelling. If you like to wake up to or fall asleep to music, then they’re especially well suited to have in your bedroom.
Before you sell your Xbox One or pass it on to someone else, you should perform a factory reset. This wipes all your personal data. Whoever gets the Xbox One will have to go through the first-time setup process once again, signing in with their own Microsoft account.
Microsoft’s Xbox One allows you to remap the buttons on its controller. This feature was originally introduced with Microsoft’s high-end Xbox One Elite controller, but it now works with standard Xbox One controllers as well.
Your iPhone or iPad has a physical switch on its side, which can be used to mute the device so you’re not disturbed while you’re trying to work, sleep, or in a movie theater.
Kodi has an official remote app called Kore, but it’s rather basic. Yatse is a third-party Android app that takes Kodi to a whole new level, adding voice commands, PVR support, and a whole lot more. Here’s how to use it.
Amazon has gone into overdrive promoting their powerful and popular voice assistant Alexa, but most people don’t realize: Alexa is more than just the Amazon Echo.
If you have an older TV and an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, you may notice that some content gets cut off around the edges. This is called overscan, and it can be incredibly annoying in a number of situations, not excluding one of SHIELD’s primary features: gaming. Fortunately, it’s an easy fix.
When you set up a network in your office, and depending on the equipment and setup used, just how smart and/or efficient could that network actually be? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
An iPad makes a great “kiosk” device–a tablet restricted to one specific app for your home or small business. You can create a makeshift kiosk using the Guided Access feature, or enable Single App Mode for a true kiosk environment.
Belkin’s WeMo lineup of smarthome products makes it really easy to turn almost anything into a smart appliance. But if you aren’t sure what the difference is between the WeMo Switch and the WeMo Insight Switch, here’s what you need to know.
Bright white LEDs have progressively made their way onto all kinds of electronic devices. If you own a Sonos player, you’re already aware that they too come with a bright white LED on top, which can be distracting in dimly-lit rooms.
So you’ve got a fancy new Logitech Harmony remote, ready to control your entire home theater–but one of your devices is a home theater PC. Don’t worry: Your Harmony can control your PC too, it just isn’t immediately obvious how.
Unbeknownst to many Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners, you can easily access Amazon’s powerful voice assistant, Alexa, right from your Fire TV device.
While we like our Sonos player for its excellent functionality and usability across an abundance of devices, it unfortunately is missing an official Apple Watch app, which would really round things out.
There comes a time in every user’s life when they have to reset something back to its factory default. Perhaps the device is acting wonky and needs a fresh start, you’re getting rid of it, or you want a clean slate for some other reason. The good news is that it’s incredibly easy to factory reset your Android TV box, regardless of the manufacturer.
Plex Media Server is a user-friendly way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place–and make it accessible from any device, whether you’re at home or on-the-go. If you’re looking for a no-headache way to watch your movies anywhere, this is it.
If you plan on selling your PlayStation 4, here’s how to reset it by deactivating your PSN account and deleting all of the files on the console to put it back into factory condition.
When you first set up a new Chromecast, you have the option to give it a name. This is how the Chromecast identifies itself on the network and to casting devices, which is how you know which unit you’re casting to. But if your Chromecast started life as “Living Room Chromecast” and you moved it to another room, it only makes sense to change its name. It’s a quick and easy process—here’s how to do it.
Supervised Mode is intended for organizations, but you can enable it on your own iPhone or iPad. Supervised Mode gets you a few extra features like hiding included apps, and always-on VPNs.