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How to Enable Center Stage on Your iPad

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When you’re on video calls for hours a day, sitting squarely in front of the iPad’s screen can get tiring. But if you want to move around (say, you want to show something, or if you’re cooking), it’s essentially impossible unless you have someone to follow you around.

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How to Finally Translate (Almost) Any Text in iOS 15

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As we near ever closer to iOS 15’s fall 2021 release, more and more features are being added to the beta builds. One of the latest additions is a new, system-level translation feature that can translate just about any text on your iPhone’s screen.

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How to Block Spam Calls With the Nuclear Option (and as Little Fallout as Possible)

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We’re all in a battle against robocalls. Chances are you’ve tried out various apps, settings, and carrier services to stop—or at least mitigate—the endless train of scams and spam, and some of them even work pretty well, at least for a while. Unfortunately, new spam techniques crop up all the time, and it’s likely a…

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How to Share Your Wifi Password From Any Device

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Every time you have visitors to you home, they probably ask for the wifi password before anything else. You can go the route of the local coffee shop and take the wifi name and password up on the wall, or keep sharing these credentials manually until you have them memorized. Or, you can speed up this process…

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How to Finally Delete Duplicate iCloud Contacts

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iCloud offers an easy and reliable way to sync your contacts across Apple devices, which is why it remains a popular choice. However, an iCloud bug sometimes leaves you with many—many—duplicate contacts. Something as simple as signing in and out of iCloud can cause a syncing issue that leaves you with thousands of…

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How to Find Your Local and External IP Address

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Your device’s IP address is a critical piece of information that you probably don’t think about very much. You’ll occasionally need it for a network-related setup (if you’re trying to punch a hole in your network to access the contents of your NAS box, run a web server, or connect to your home-grown VPN, to name a few…

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How to Preemptively Block Ad-Tracking on Your Android

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Later this year, Google will begin blocking advertisers and developers from accessing a device’s advertising ID if users opt-out of personalized ads, mirroring the controversial changes (controversial to advertisers, anyway) that Apple introduced in iOS 14.5. While you’re waiting, though, you can opt-out of…

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How to Finally Go Paperless at Home, Because It's Past Time

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Going paperless doesn’t need to be limited to office work. Between online bill pay and services like Apple Pay, Google Pay, Zelle, CashApp, and Venmo, you can get rid of nearly all your finance-related clutter. But why stop there? Going paperless can apply to virtually every area of your life, so here are a few ways…

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How to Limit Google's Apps From Tracking You on Your Apple Devices

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Apple recently updated its App Store and iOS privacy policies to force app developers to be more transparent about their data collection practices. As a result, users have a little more insight (and, ideally, control) over what data various companies can track—and how. Even giants like Google.

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