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Helping you make sense of your constantly-updating technology devices, software, and services.

How to merge duplicate photos and videos on iPhone with iOS 16

Ridding your Photos app of duplicates has never been easier thanks to a new feature in iOS 16 that helps you merge identical or similar photos and videos into one.

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How to change your iPhone lock screen's clock font and color in iOS 16

Apple is finally letting iPhone users change up the look of the clock on the lock screen in iOS 16. It only took 15 years.

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How to lock individual Apple Notes using your iPhone's passcode

You can still use a specific password to lock up your Apple Notes, but iOS 16 also lets you use your device passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID.

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How to protect your Signal account to the extreme with Registration Lock

A recent Twilio breach exposed thousands of Signal users' phone numbers. It's time to lock down your Signal account.

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How to turn on your iPhone’s battery percentage with iOS 16

Apple nixed the iPhone’s battery percentage five years ago, but now — for some supported models — it’s made a welcome return.

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How to make your iPhone keyboard vibrate as you type using iOS 16

Android users have had a haptic keyboard for years. And now Apple iPhone users can finally get in on the vibrating keyboard action with iOS 16.

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How to use iCloud Shared Photo Library on iPhone and iPad

With iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, you can keep all your family’s photos in one place without having to send them over iMessage or manually upload them into a shared album.

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How to unsend an email on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

Whether you hit send too soon on an unfinished draft or want to reword, iOS 16 on iPhone and iPadOS 16 on iPad lets you unsend emails. Here's how to do it.

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How to edit an iMessage on iPhone with iOS 16 and iPad with iPadOS 16

Instead of filling chats with new messages, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 let you fix annoying autocorrect typos on iPhone and iPad with just a tap.

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How to unsend iMessages on iPhone and iPad with iOS 16

We’ve all sent messages we wish we could take back. With the "Undo Send" feature in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 you can unsend iMessages — but you have to be quick.

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The new Gmail redesign sucks. Here's how to change back to the old layout.

Google is letting you revert back to the old Gmail design (for now).

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How to clean your filthy mechanical keyboard

Everyone’s keyboard is overdue for a deep clean. With just a few tools and a bit of time, your keyboard will feel brand new in no time.

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How to change your iPhone photos from HEIC to JPEG

By default, iPhones save camera photos in Apple’s compressed HEIC file format and not JPEG. Here’s how to change that setting so your pictures load properly on non-Apple devices.

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How to be a stylish dad, as told by celebrity fathers

Let these eight famous dads show you how to elevate your fatherly fashion (and potentially embarrass your children less).

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How to download all of Wikipedia

This Father's Day, get your dad the sum of human knowledge (for free!)

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How to dress like fit fiend Aminé for under $100

The musician makes streetwear look fresh thanks to his colorful and creative styling. Do the same with these eight affordable pieces.

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