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How to Translate Foreign Languages Directly From Your iPhone Camera

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Every year, Apple adds a few new features that make third-party apps redundant. It’s so common that there’s a term for it—Sherlocking—that goes back to the early 2000s when Apple added a native search feature that made the Sherlock app useless.

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How to Use Translation Apps and Extensions Without Sacrificing Your Privacy

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When you want to translate something, the easiest option is often a free translation service like Google Translate. But you should avoid pasting sensitive information into free translation services, as your data could end up in the public domain or used for advertising. (Generally, if you have highly sensitive…

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How to Update Your AirPods

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Apple often issues firmware updates for its entire AirPods line, including AirPods Pro, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Max. However, the company doesn’t make it clear how to actually update your AirPods, nor do they share what each firmware update does. So here’s how to do it, whatever model of AirPods you use.

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How to Hum to Search Songs with Google

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Ever had a song stuck in your head you don’t know the words to? Don’t know the lyrics of a song quite enough to find it on the web by just typing the lyrics? Google has a solution for you. The Google Search app can identify a song by your humming or even whistling, making it easier to discover new music. This can be done right on your iPhone or iPad.

Shazam might be the best music recognition app out there, but not everyone’s actively listening to a song that they’re interested in, so the trick to use Siri on iPhone or iPad to figure out what music is…

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How to Use Captions to Organize Your iPhone Photo Library

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Google Photos does a great job sorting through your photos using a text search, thanks to the tech giant’s prowess with image recognition, machine learning, and, er, search. Apple’s Photos app isn’t nearly as useful—but you can do a few things to fix that.

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How to Change Virtual Background in Google Meet

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Have you been using Google Meet for making video calls with your colleagues or friends? Want to customize your Google Meet experience a bit by changing your virtual background when you’re in a video chat?

Not everyone has the most ideal setting for video calls, whether it’s a busy home office or a less than tidiest room. If your room or workplace could be a distraction or unflattering, you can hide it with the help of custom backgrounds. You can change your background to literally any image you want if you’re having privacy concerns and don’t want other…

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How to See Recent Changes & Revision History in Google Docs & Sheets

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Do you use Google Docs or Google Sheets for word processing, managing to-do lists, to work on spreadsheets, and perform other office tasks? In that case, you may be wondering how to check the changes you’ve made to the document. We’ll show you how to view recent changes and revision history in Google Docs, Google Sheets, and the Google workspace apps.

Both Google Docs and Google Sheets are very popular productivity apps that are part of Google’s Workspace. Since they are cloud-based and easily accessible on any device, many people use them to collaborate…

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How to Change Default Search Engine on Chrome for iPhone & iPad

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Do you use the Chrome web browser for iPhone or iPad, but want to change the default search engine? Sure, Google is without a doubt the most popular search engine, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other search engines, and even though Chrome pairs well with Google search, you can change the default search engine in Chrome for iOS and iPadOS if you’d like to. Maybe you prefer the user interface of Chrome, but the search results of DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, or Bing, for example.

How to Change Chrome Default Search Engine on iPhone & iPad

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How to Tell Which Apps Can See Your Private iPhone Data

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Every year, Apple releases new features that both improve data privacy on the iPhone, and set a new benchmark for the industry as a whole. With iOS 15, it’s all about transparency. iOS 15.2 brings a new feature called App Privacy Report that provides a visual, easy-to-read report of all the ways an app is using or…

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How to Disable / Enable Dark Mode on Google.com

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You may have noticed that Google now offers a dark mode and light mode theme for web searches on google.com, and while it usually follows the theme settings in the operating system, sometimes it also seems to have a mind of its own.

Perhaps you also just prefer light mode or dark mode on Google too, in which case you’d like to toggle this feature yourself.

Whether you want to disable the dark mode theme on Google.com or enable it, it’s quite easy either way.

How to Change Google Theme to Dark or Light

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