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How to Make Autocorrect Work the Way You Want

By default, Google’s Gboard keyboard will try and learn the words and phrases you use to make better predictions over time. You can turn this off by opening Settings and…

How to Avoid Black Friday Scams Online

Black Friday attracts crowds, and crowds attract scammers, and that means you need to take extra care when shopping online over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. There’ll be…

How to Declutter Your Home Screen

If you still want easy access to apps but find that you just have too many icons on your home screens, folders can help. To create a folder, drag an…

How to Claim Your YouTube Handle

On every platform, from Twitter to Instagram to Google Docs, the practice of mentioning and tagging someone by typing an “@” symbol followed by their chosen name or handle is…

How to Make Sure Your Cloud Files Are Always Synced

To change the status of a file or a folder in your iCloud Drive, right-click on it and choose Download Now (you’ll notice that the gray icon disappears once all…

9 Apps and Sites to Help Build Your Résumé

If you’re looking for a new job, your résumé is all-important: It might come down to an interview in the end, but your résumé will get you that interview, and…

How to Extract the Text From Any Image

(Apple via David Nield) Open up the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and you’ll find that text extraction capabilities come built right in. Tap and hold on any…

How to Keep Photos and Videos From Taking Up Space on Your Phone

Switch to Video from Camera, tap the cog again, and the available resolutions and frame rates appear as an overlay on top of the camera viewfinder. The options here are…

How to Use Passkeys in Google Chrome and Android

These passkeys use public-key cryptography, so if they’re involved in a data breach, they’re useless to bad actors without your face or your fingerprint. Similarly, if your laptop or phone…

Windows 11 Now Offers Automatic Phishing Protection

The latest September 2022 version 22H2 update for Windows 11 includes a new feature designed to keep you even safer than before from phishing attacks: the practice of bad actors…

Tips and Tools to Help Students Study, Take Notes, and Focus

With a new academic year rolling around, students of all ages will be looking for help and guidance with their work—and there are a wealth of options on mobile app…

19 Android Settings You May Not Know About

If you’re a typical smartphone user, you average almost five hours a day on your phone now. But beyond video and social media apps, you might not know the tweaks…

How to Save Money on the Apps You Use

You can easily find yourself spending a substantial amount of money on the apps you use every day—whether through up-front payments or monthly or yearly subscriptions. It always pays to…

How to Use DuckDuckGo’s Privacy-First Email Service

Having offered a privacy-focused search engine since 2008, DuckDuckGo is now turning its attention to email: Its new Email Protection service gives you an @duck.com email address, which you can…

7 Phone Keyboard Tips You Might Not Know About

Here’s another tip that’s just for iPhones: If you type out your message and then tap the emoji icon, you’ll see words that can be replaced with emoji start to…

YouTube Premium Has Its Perks. Here Are Some to Consider

There are all kinds of digital subscriptions you can sign up for nowadays—for cloud storage and fitness plans and music streaming and audiobooks—and you simply cannot sign up for every…

How to Use the Emergency SOS Feature on Your Smartphone

No matter the make and model of your phone, it’s likely to have an emergency SOS feature built in—something you will hopefully never have to use but should make yourself…

How to Cowork Remotely With Friends—or Strangers

For reasons that we’re all aware of, working remotely from home is now far more common than it used to be. That brings with it plenty of advantages, but also…

How to Create a Secure Folder on Your Phone

Other options on Android are available, but the best one depends on what you want to protect. If you want to lock away sensitive photos and videos in Google Photos,…

How to Use Lockdown Mode in iOS 16 to Make Your Phone More Secure

Apple prides itself on the security measures built into its software and hardware—and it continues to add new protections and safeguards over time. Lockdown Mode is a new feature heading…

5 Great Features You Only Get in Samsung’s Version of Android

While the device care utilities will always be running in the background to look out for problems, you can also tap the Optimize now button to perform a manual optimization—very…

How to Safely Lend Someone Else Your Phone

From the nephew who wants to play games for a few minutes, to the friend who wants to see your vacation snaps, to the stranger who needs to make a…

How to Get the Best Streaming Quality

If you put down money every month for a streaming service (or seven), then you probably want the best possible video quality your service provides. However, that’s not always going…