If your house has Wi-Fi dead zones and weak spots, it may be time to ditch the old-school router setup and go with a mesh newtork like the Eero Home Wi-Fi System. Eero’s multiple router setup can provide strong Wi-Fi signals to every part of your house, and is easy to set up–no complex extenders, secondary networks, or other confusing steps. Here’s how to get Eero up and running and banish weak Wi-Fi signals for good.
Editing photos on your iPhone or iPad is really easy. The Photos app on iOS packs a lot of features into it, including the ability to crop, adjust the color, make one-touch adjustments, and more.
Once upon a time, you had to really keep an eye on your Android phone to make sure the battery wasn’t being depleted prematurely. Manually toggling connections, constantly adjusting brightness, and the like are basically all things of the past now—but there are still things you can do to maximize your handset’s battery life.
Although modern routers handle most functions automatically, some applications will require you to manually forward a port to that application or device. Fortunately, it’s really simple to do if you know where to look.
Emoji have been taking the texting world by storm for the last couple of years, but if you’re just now seeing the light, here’s how to use emoji on your iPhone to send your friends smiley faces and virtual kisses.
Everyone has at least one weather app installed on their phone, but there are so many different ones out there. Finding the “best” one can be a bit difficult, so we’ve rounded up a couple of the best to help you decide.
PDFs are the de facto method of sharing important documents between parties. Thankfully, PDFs are generally much easier to sign nowadays, and things get even easier with the ability to sign PDFs from Dropbox on iOS.
Modern PCs ship with a feature called “Secure Boot” enabled. This is a platform feature in UEFI, which replaces the traditional PC BIOS. If a PC manufacturer wants to place a “Windows 10” or “Windows 8” logo sticker to their PC, Microsoft requires they enable Secure Boot and follow some guidelines.
Near-Field Communication, or NFC, is an incredibly useful technology that gets ignored far too often. While it can be used for advanced automation of things on your Android phone, it can also be used for equally simplistic stuff, like easily sharing your home Wi-Fi data with friends.
Apple Pay’s incorporation into macOS Sierra makes it really easy to pay using the service on your Mac with your iPhone or iPad. But that doesn’t mean just because you can, you will, or will want to use Apple Pay in the future.
You get in your car, connect your phone to the Bluetooth head unit, and toss it in the dock. For the next umpteen amount of minutes/hours, this is your source of music, navigation, and everything else. Apple’s CarPlay looks to re-invent the way you use your phone in the car with a sort of “second screen” setup.
Android is very customizable–many of its features are just defaults, and can be swapped out for third-party alternatives without any rooting required. When it comes to iOS, well…not so much.
The Kuna Home Security Camera is a porch light fixture that installs and works just like any other porch light, but with a security camera built-in. The camera is motion-activated, so you can be alerted of any activity going on outside your house. Here’s how to install it and set it up.
Apple’s HomeKit home control and automation system is largely plug, play, and enjoy, but sometimes stubborn devices need a nudge to play nice. Read on as we show you how to reset both devices and the general HomeKit configuration.
Streaming is perceived as better now and is overtaking discs according to data such as declining Netflix DVD subscribers. But DVD did reign over the world for years, meaning hundreds of millions or billions of DVDs are still in use, which makes DVD-to-video backup tools a must-have to keep your precious DVD movies safe. So this Halloween giveaway of top-notch WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is just too fantastic to let slip.
Apple has lost its mojo. Their obsessive attention to detail seems to have slipped away.
A video doorbell is really nothing more than a regular doorbell with a built-in video camera. But is the price tag worth it in the end? Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re in the market for a video doorbell, like the Ring or SkyBell HD.
Apple claims their live streams are only available in Safari on macOS and iOS. But you don’t have to miss the new iPhone launch if you’re using a Windows PC or Android device. Apple doesn’t make it obvious how to do this, but you can watch its live events on any operating system.
Bluetooth can be a little finicky on its best of days. There are several possible points of failure between your iOS device and whatever accessory you’re connecting to. Here’s how to troubleshoot them.
Sometimes, group messages just make more sense than sending individual messages. When you’re trying to get a group of people altogether and a conversation needs to happen, putting everyone in the same message is the way to go. Other times, that’s not the case.
OneNote 2016 is a great program for taking, storing, and syncing notes, but how do you protect private information you store in those notebooks? No worries–you can keep them safe with a password.
Google Photos is a huge improvement over Android’s old “Gallery” app, but it does a lot more than just keep your stuff organized and synced. You can easily manipulate your photos into some very cool, shareable collages, animations, and even movies.
Typing the same text over and over–email addresses, phone numbers, and so on–can get old. If you find yourself saying the same stuff repeatedly on your iPhone, there’s an easier way. By adding text shortcuts to the system, you can type full sentences with just a few letters.
Let’s be honest: Modern web browsers are all pretty solid. Even Microsoft Edge is much better than older versions of Internet Explorer. But we believe Google Chrome is still the best web browser for most people.
Smarthome products aren’t cheap, and completely outfitting your house with these devices can be an expensive endeavor. However, here are some things you can keep in mind if you’re looking to save some cash when you go to upgrade to a smart thermostat, smart lights, and more.