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How to Get Your $29 iPhone Battery Replacement | News & Opinion

Apple has made its $29 iPhone replacement battery program effective immediately for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later who feels like their phone is a little slow or doesn’t hold a charge. Genius Bar To get your low-cost battery replacement, available through through December 2018, the best way is to make an appointment at a Genius Bar via Apple’s website or its Support app. There, Apple may be able to do a same-day repair or offer you a loaner…

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What to look out for when moving cloud-based files that are stored locally on your Mac

Cloud-hosted file services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and iCloud Drive try to create the best of several overlapping scenarios, but it can still be confusing to regular users exactly where their files are stored. With services that use one or more folders on your computer to sync files, the services make centrally stored copies of everything in those folders, and distribute them to other linked machines—your own and those of other people that you’ve shared items or folders with.…

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How to fly a drone

With the rules and regulations governing drone flying becoming ever tighter, it’s well worth spending time to learn the basics before you take off for real. We’ll explain the jargon as well as exactly how to control a drone. See also: Best drones to buy right now How do I control a drone? Most drones arrive ready to fly, with a remote control that is already paired, or bound, to the drone. Read your manual to find out whether you should turn…

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Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Make progress with these tools that keep you on track. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. For the next few weeks, there will be no escape from magazine covers that champion a “New Year, New You” (or friends who have vowed to start green juicing). But whether you’re the type who makes and breaks resolutions quickly or has steadily improved your life year after year, you’re probably…

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How to download music to an Android Wear smartwatch

There a good deal of smartwatches on the market. If you don’t have an Apple Watch or a Samsung smartwatch, then chances are it’s an Android Wear model. If you’re not sure, many of the current models are listed here. The latest Android Wear watches run Android Wear 2.0, popular models such as Huawei Watch 2 and the LG Watch Sport. These watches can store music directly on them, and stream it to Bluetooth headphones. Here’s how. Step 1: You need…

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How to Turn Videos or Photos Into GIFs

GIFs have been around since the beginning of the internet, but they’re more popular than ever. Here’s how you can make them yourself using Giphy Cam. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Whether you pronounce it with a hard or soft G, the GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a low-tech, looping video format or mini-slideshow of sorts that’s been with us for years. GIFs have persisted, showing…

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How to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S8

There are four ways to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8: 1. Simultaneously press and hold the power and volume-down buttons. 2. Swipe the edge of your palm across the screen from right to left (this will need to be enabled in Settings > Advanced Features > Palm swipe to capture). 3. Use Smart Select to capture a specific area of the screen. This is available from the Edge Panel, where…

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How to sell or trade in your old iPhone

Even if you’re in the iPhone Upgrade Program, you might have an old iPhone languishing in a drawer somewhere unused. And if you buy your iPhone outright each year, you can usually recoup a good amount of that cost by selling the old model every time you upgrade. Here’s what you need to know about selling or trading in your old iPhone for top dollar. How to get an old iPhone ready for sale This probably goes without saying, but…

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Don’t format your Time Machine drive using APFS

Time Machine can’t make use of Apple File System (APFS) volumes. This is a significant problem that many Macworld readers want to make sure others know about. This has been known for months, and because you typically have to take steps to convert a drive to APFS, it hasn’t been an issue for most people. You can accidentally convert a drive to APFS without macOS warning you that you’re about to do so. If you use the Finder option to…

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How to screenshot and record video on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile console and it’s super easy to take screenshots and record gameplay video. Here’s how to do it and where to find it on the device. Take a screenshot  Regardless of the mode you’re using the Switch in, you’ll find a square button with a circle in the middle on the left Joy-Con controller. The same button can also be found on the Pro controller. This is called the capture button so all you need to…

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Ethernet or Wi-Fi? Which should you use for macOS cellular phone call handling and Continuity

Apple introduced Continuity as a way to bind together various features across the two kinds of systems. It’s great when it works, and it’s clearly gotten better. AirDrop only fails on me sometimes instead of mostly, for example. Continuity includes Instant Hotspot, Universal Clipboard, and other features. But Macworld reader Tom is having trouble with the Cellular Calls part of Continuity, which effectively extends an iPhone voice calling service to work with any associated Mac or iOS device. He has…

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How To Ride a Hoverboard: Tips On Mastering Your Self-Balancing Board

Hoverboards were all the rage in 2015, and although the hype has somewhat died down since, the self-balancing boards still sell like hotcakes online. Although hoverboards have the smarts to help keep you upright, there’s more to riding a hoverboard than simply stepping on it and hoping for the best. But don’t fret, as we at Tech Advisor have been riding hoverboards for over two years, and here’s our advice on how to ride a hoverboard (with extra tips!). If…

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How to Buy, Sell, and Swap Gift Cards

Get a gift card you can’t use or don’t want? Sell it or swap it on these sites. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. You’ve received a particular gift card as a present. The only problem is you can’t use it or don’t want it and you can’t return it. On the flip side, maybe you’re looking for a specific gift card to buy as a present…

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Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Tips & Tricks

Turn off Bixby Home A swipe in from the left of the home screen accesses Bixby, but sometimes Bixby pops up all too often. You can turn off this Bixby screen by pinching an empty area on the home screen, then swiping all the way to left and toggling off Bixby Home. Within the Bixby Home screen you can also prevent the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8’s left edge from opening Bixby Home. Tap the cog wheel at the…

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You can’t delete purchase history from the App Store and from iTunes

You can’t delete purchase history from the App Store and from iTunes | Macworld Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); We don’t typically run one-word answers to reader questions, but it’s worth it in this case, because we regularly receive a question similar to this one from Macworld reader JLR: I want to dump, forever, some music and iPhone apps from my iTunes account and not have…

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How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone or iPad With iOS 11

Using iOS 11, you can find new ways to coax more storage space out of your device. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Are you running low on space on your iPhone or iPad? Apple’s iOS 11 offers new tricks to help you free up real estate. A setting called iPhone (or iPad) Storage shows you how much storage you’re chewing up, and then offers and even…

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How to Delete WhatsApp Messages Even After 7 Minutes Have Passed

Deleting a sent WhatsApp message is really easy. You just tap and hold it, then tap the bin icon that appears in the top bar and say Ok to the message that pops up asking if you really want to delete it. What you probably want to know, though is how to delete that message so the recipient cannot see it either. And that’s simple, just select the ‘Delete for everyone’ option. This is possible for up to seven minutes…

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How to Move WhatsApp Messages to a New Phone

Setting up a new phone is a good opportunity to clean out the clutter on the old one, though we suspect you’d probably like to keep some of it. WhatsApp messages, pictures, video and other files are one such example, and once you’ve set up the app on a new device you can’t also use it on the previous one. Luckily, with a bit of preparation you can move all that to a new phone. Using Google Drive you can maintain…

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How to get free NowTV

NowTV is a streaming service right up there with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, except in addition to movies and TV boxsets it offers several live Sky TV channels. In the run-up to Christmas no other streaming service can rival NowTV on its selection of festive films, and it also carries more Disney titles than any other. (Also see: How to get free Netflix & How to get free Amazon Prime Video.) Unlike Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, however, NowTV…

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