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How to make your windows pc use “mono” audio (so you can wear one earbud)

Harry Guinness is a photography expert and writer with nearly a decade of experience. His work has been published in newspapers like The New York Times and on a variety of other websites, from Lifehacker to Popular Science and Medium’s OneZero. Read more. The overwhelming majority of audio you listen to uses stereophonic (or stereo) […]

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How to quickly turn on low power mode on your iphone

Apple’s Low Power Mode is one of my favorite iPhone and iPad features: It automatically offers to turn itself on when your battery hits 20 percent, and disables some of your iPhone’s more processor-and-battery-intensive tasks to stretch out the life you’ll get from your remaining charge until you can get some power back into that […]

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How to mark all text messages as read on an iphone or ipad

Since not everyone reads every message, seeing the constant red notification bubble for messages on the home screen can annoy many iPhone users. In fact, the red bubble showing the count of unread SMS messages can even trigger anxiety and stress for some people. So, how do you get rid of it? Below we’ve mentioned […]

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How to mute conversations in gmail (so you don’t get notifications)

Account Information Share with Your Friends How to effectively use the Mute feature in Gmail How to effectively use the Mute feature in Gmail Jack Wallen shows you how to end notifications for specific threads in Gmail, so you’re not bombarded throughout the day. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve avoided missing a […]

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How to play old lan games over the internet

Chris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He’s written about technology for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The New York Times and Reader’s Digest, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations like Miami’s NBC 6, and had his work covered by news outlets […]

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How to make phone calls with your google home

Cameron Summerson is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Review Geek and served as an Editorial Advisor for How-To Geek and LifeSavvy. He covered technology for a decade and wrote over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in print magazines and quoted as a smartphone expert in the New York Times. Read […]

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How to make your car smarter with an obd-ii adapter

Eric Ravenscraft has nearly a decade of writing experience in the technology industry. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, PCMag, The Daily Beast, Popular Science, Medium’s OneZero, Android Police, Geek and Sundry, and The Inventory. Prior to joining How-To Geek, Eric spent three years working at Lifehacker. Read more. Your little […]

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How to make the app icons on the apple watch home screen all the same size

If you don’t like the way the icons on the Apple Watch Home screen change size as you move or scroll through them, you can change a setting to disable the feature. The Apple Watch Home screen displays all the apps installed on your watch. You can view the apps in Grid view or List […]

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How to peek inside binary files from the linux command line

If you are new to Linux and you are confined to a terminal, you might wonder how to view a file in the command line. Reading a file in Linux terminal is not the same as opening file in Notepad. Since you are in the command line mode, you should use commands to read file […]

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How to open links in the background on safari on iphone and ipad

There can be times when you want to view a website in desktop mode on iPhone or iPad. Maybe you want to view how the webpage looks, or you need to check a specific detail that’s only available in desktop mode. If you are using Safari as the default browser on iPhone or iPad, it’s […]