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U2F is an emerging standard for physical authentication tokens. Current U2F keys are all small USB devices. To log in, you won’t need to enter an authentication code provided from an app or SMS—just insert the USB security key and press a button. Here’s how they work.

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If you’ve ever toyed around with the idea of moving to a online streaming cable replacement, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Sling TV. But it can be kind of confusing to figure out if Sling is a good fit for your lifestyle. Fear not, would-be cord-cutter—we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you want to know about Sling TV.

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If you use your iOS device in landscape mode a lot, you’ve likely noticed that it swaps your keyboard with the handwriting interface. Don’t worry! You don’t have to give up on widescreen texting, you just have to set a simple toggle.

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If you ever forget to close your garage door at the end of the day, you can set up a specific time for your MyQ-enabled garage door to close automatically. Here’s how to set it up within the MyQ app.

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Next to some of your Snapchat friends, you’ll see little emoji.

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We all have old photos that are important to us. Vacations, family members who are no longer with us, good times in our lives—you know, important stuff. The thing is, pictures fade. The best way to keep these precious memories safe is by digitizing them, and what was once a lengthy process can now be done—with pretty exceptional results—directly from your phone.

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Five hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so you’ll literally never be able to watch everything. The real challenge is sorting through everything that you could be watching and deciding what sounds good—like you could in the old days of TV.

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If you don’t use Smart Lock to automatically unlock your Chromebook when your phone is nearby, it can get pretty annoying to type your password every single time you want to log in. Fortunately, there’s a tweak that allows you to use a PIN instead of a password, making the unlocking process much faster.

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Snapchat is all about transparency. You can always see exactly who’s seen your Story and, most importantly, if anyone has taken a screenshot of it before it disappears.

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If there’s an Android application you really love and wish you could run on your computer, now you can: there’s a dead simple way to run Android apps on your PC or Mac without the fuss of moonlighting as an Android developer.

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Safari’s AutoFill will automatically complete information for contacts, passwords, credit cards and more. Today we’re going to discuss how to turn off or edit those AutoFill entries on macOS and iOS.

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The Eero Wi-Fi system is meant to replace your current router, but if your current router has advanced features you rely on, you can put the Eero in bridge mode—thus allowing you use of your normal router, while still getting Eero’s great mesh Wi-Fi coverage.

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The Voice Memos app included with your iPhone is a convenient way to record quick voice messages, or anything else you can hear. Voice memos normally stay on your iPhone, but you can move them to your computer through the Share feature or via iTunes.

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Google allows users to sign into non-Google websites, applications, and devices with their Gmail account. This saves time during the account creation process, and makes joining new services quick and easy. But when you no longer use said service or app, it’s a good idea to revoke its access to your Google account.

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Instagram has taken a leaf out of Snapchat’s book and added a disappearing Story feature. Now, as well as posting normal images to Instagram, users can share what’s happening in the moment. Any image posted to a Story stays live for just 24 hours. After that, it’s gone.

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If you’ve been using Facebook for a few years, then you know your account contains a veritable treasure trove of information that thieves would just love to mine. It may go without saying, but firmly securing your Facebook account is going to go a long way towards protecting you from exposing a big chunk of your personal life to unsavory elements.

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The Amazon Echo is a very capable speaker that can easily fill up a room with sound. While you can play music directly from the device itself, here’s how to connect your smartphone or tablet to the Amazon Echo and use it as a Bluetooth speaker.

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It’s one of the great annoyances of the streaming media age: figuring out which shows and movies are on which services. Searching Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other sites individually takes up way too much time, especially when you just want to relax and watch something.

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With Android Nougat, Google released an oft-requested feature: the ability to run two windows side by side. Instead of some sort of janky workaround like Samsung or LG’s solutions, which only allow certain apps to work in a multi-window scenario, this one is baked into Android. That means it works for essentially all apps, all the time.

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iTunes on Windows is terrible. Launch it, and everything comes to a screeching halt as iTunes consumes all your resources to do the most basic of things: play some music.

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Despite the increasing storage size of each generation of iPhones and other iOS devices, it’s really easy to stuff them full. If your storage management problem is a result of too much music, there’s a new feature introduced in iOS 10 that makes it easy to optimize your storage and free up space.

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Luma’s home Wi-Fi system is easy to set up and use, and it even comes with basic parental controls that allow you to block inappropriate content from your kids while they surf the web. But it has some…caveats.

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Snapchat’s Story feature is a great way to share what’s going on in your life right now with your friends. The problem is, because it’s integrated with Snapchat’s regular messaging, it’s very easy to accidentally post a Snap to your story that was meant for someone specific. Obviously, that can get embarrassing, fast…not that I’d know.

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Google’s curated collection of Backdrops—the photos that show up when your Chromecast or Android TV box is idle—is very nice, but sometimes you want to see something a little more personalized. With the Google Home app for Android and iOS (formerly the Chromecast app), you can actually change the Backdrop settings to show a lot more than just stock photography.

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So you have a shiny new Android phone, equipped with a security-friendly fingerprint scanner. Congratulations! But did you know that, while useful on its own, you can actually make the fingerprint scanner do more than just unlock your phone? An app called Fingerprint Gestures can take that little scanner to the next level.

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