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Is Your iPhone at Risk of Catching Fire? Here are 5 Warning Signs To Look For

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You’ve probably heard stories about iPhones unexpectedly catching on fire. A few years back, an Australian surfer couldn’t surf the waves or the internet because of his self-combusting iPhone 7. More recently, an iPhone exploded into flames while being fixed at a repair shop. Though the cause of the fireball isn’t always discovered, most often the culprit is ultimately found to be the battery. So here are five things you can do to lower the risk of your iPhone going up in…

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You May Be Eligible for a Share of Intuit TurboTax’s $141 Million Settlement

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If
you’ve been following tax news lately, you may have noticed that Intuit, the
creator of TurboTax, has gotten into some hot water. Not only are customers
starting to complain that they have to pay for services that the IRS can easily
offer for free (all tax
software companies
are getting nervous about that idea), but there are also
more serious charges.

In March 2022, for example, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) filed a lawsuit against Intuit for deceptive ads about TurboTax that…

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8 Annoying iPhone Features with Surprising Tips to Fix Them

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There’s the iPhone certainly has some great features that make your life easier in many ways. You can even use your iPhone without touching it, thanks to Siri.

And every year, Apple keeps improving it to make it even better in both the software and hardware departments.

Yet, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are still many features that most of us probably find annoying. Whether it’s because they’re not done properly or just because we don’t like using them at certain times.

6 Fun and Surprising Ways to Improve Your Mac’s Pointer

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Believe it or not, your Mac’s cursor—or pointer comes with many customization features. 

You can change your cursor’s look to make it more your style or increase its size so it’s easier to see. You can even change the way you scroll when browsing the web or reading on your Mac.

Likewise, it also comes with a lot of accessibility features, so everyone can still control their Mac’s cursor, even without a mouse. 

The best part is that it’ll only take you a few…

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Mac’s Activity Monitor

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The Activity Monitor on Mac is one of those tools that we don’t commonly use, and for good reason.

If our Macs are working perfectly, we might not see the need to use the Activity Monitor since everything seems to be going so well. Still, the Activity Monitor will give you a better, more accurate analysis of what’s going on inside your computer. It might even help you understand why your Mac isn’t working as it used to. 

Whether you’ve used the Activity Monitor before or…

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3 Cool Tricks to Get the Most Out of your Apple Watch Heart Rate Monitor

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Even though it’s not perfect, your Apple Watch is a great tool to keep your health in check. You can use it to monitor the noise around you, track all your workouts, and even keep track of your heart rate throughout the day.

The Apple Watch uses the green led lights on its underside to measure your heart rate during workouts, mindfulness breathing sessions, or just when you’re sitting on your couch all day. 

Still, if you aren’t that knowledgeable about the subject, you may…

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4 Tricks to Manage App Permissions

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With countless apps on your iPhone, it can be hard to keep track of all of them. Maybe you installed an app because it was on sale or thought you really needed it.

Whatever the reason may be, all apps on your iPhone will usually need your permission to access some or all of your iPhone’s data. Some apps will ask for access to your contacts and pictures, while others will need to use your location and even track your activity to show you better ads. 

Because of this, it’s always…

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New Trend Has Many People Removing Their MacBook Screen — Should You?

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Have you ever thought about removing your MacBook’s screen and just working without it? Well, some people have. And it’s working out for them.

When you think of a MacBook, you probably think of how convenient it is to have your own portable computer you can take with you everywhere and start working without hesitation. But for some of us, we mostly use it in one place and don’t take it with us at all times.

Plus, some people love plugging their MacBooks into a larger screen and…

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Find Your iPhone in the Dark

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The Apple Watch is great for checking messages and answering phone calls on the fly – however, one of its best features is the Find My iPhone button.

You can use the button on your Apple Watch to send an audible ping to your phone.

That works great during the day when you can see where you are searching for your phone – however, following a sound in the dark of night could be downright dangerous.

Even when it’s pitch black, you can use this little-known hack to…

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Did You Know Your iPhone Can Do These 18+ Unique Things?

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I remember when smartphones first made their way into our lives. They were meant for rich people, business people, and sometimes the technology buffs of the world. When I bought my first smartphone—a Palm Trēo—my mom scoffed at me, “Why would you need that? You’re not a stockbroker.” At that time, many people felt the same way she did, this device was meant for business emails and sales trips, not for the ordinary person. Then 2007 happened.

When Steve Jobs stepped out on that stage, the moment I and…

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