Archive for the ‘Gear / How To and Advice’ Category

Too Many Game Subscription Services? Here’s How to Choose

December 1st, 2020
PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass, Game Pass Ultimate—we break it down so you can pick the right one for you.

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How to Back Up and Move Your Photos Between Services

December 1st, 2020
Leaving Google Photos now that it's no longer free and unlimited? Considering Apple Photos or OneDrive? Here's how to take your library with you.

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Can I Save Money by Buying a ‘Dumb’ TV?

November 26th, 2020
Every Black Friday we get the same question: “Do I have to buy a smart TV?” Well, the short answer is yes, if you want an HDTV that's worth the money.

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How to Make Multiple Smart Speakers Work Together

November 24th, 2020
Have a bunch of Amazon Echo speakers (or Google or Apple devices) around your house? Here's how to organize and control them all easily.

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Google Photos Storage Is Changing. Here Are Your Best Options

November 20th, 2020
Google's unlimited free storage is going away, but that doesn't mean you're stuck. Here are alternatives for fast, flexible photo storage on all of your devices.

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Conquer Your Watch Queue on Any Streaming Service

November 19th, 2020
Don't get buried beneath all the new, original shows you want to enjoy. Here are some tips and tricks.

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I Bricked My Computer With a BIOS Update. But There’s Hope!

November 15th, 2020
My slip-up could have meant the end of my PC. I managed to squirrel my way out of trouble, but the real lesson here is: Don't be me.

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5 New Features to Explore in MacOS Big Sur

November 15th, 2020
Apple brings a new look to the Mac's interface, plus several major improvements to Safari, Messages, and Maps.

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Move Over, Zoom—Voice Memos Are the Real Way to Stay in Touch

November 14th, 2020
Video makes me anxious, and it doesn't help that everyone's doing it. But I have discovered a new way to connect—one that's both intimate and asynchronous.

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The Disc Drive PlayStation 5 Is Worth the Extra Money

November 10th, 2020
It may not be the prettiest—or cheapest—version of Sony's new console, but here are three reasons why it's superior to the digital-only option.

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