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How to Stream Google Stadia on iOS/iPadOS

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In a perfect world, we could download apps from a centralized, secure app store on our phones, and these apps would allow us to connect to other services we enjoy without any extra hassle. In the real world, you’re going to have to employ some clever workarounds if you want to get game streaming to work on the…

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How to Get Around YouTube's Block of Picture-in-Picture Mode in iOS 14

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Just when we thought we’d come up with a clever hack to enable picture-in-picture mode for YouTube in iOS 14—a privilege YouTube would prefer to charge you for—the company has wised up and crafted a workaround that eliminates this specific hack. But there are still a few more tricks you can try.

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How to Unlock YouTube's Picture-in-Picture Mode in iOS 14

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Picture-in-picture mode is officially coming to iOS 14, but the one app you’ll want to use it with is a little late to the game. YouTube is rolling out support for picture-in-picture mode right now, so you probably won’t be able to try the feature even with the iOS 14 public beta on your iPhone unless you turn to a…

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How to Ask For a Refund for 'Fortnite' V-Bucks

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What a day. Epic Games is suing Apple and Google over their alleged monopolistic practices on their various app stores, and both companies have banned Epic’s most popular game, Fortnite, from their respective app stores for trying to skirt around the cut each company takes from in-app purchases.

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How to Add Your Google Calendar to Apple's Calendar App (and Vice Versa)

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If you live your life across multiple services and computers—for example, using Google’s suite of digital tools alongside Apple’s various iCloud-based offerings—the best thing you can do for yourself is to mash all your worlds together. To carry this example forward, you’ll then be able to see your iCloud calendar(s)…

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How to Block Your MacBook's Webcam Without Using an External Cover

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Covering your webcam is one of the oldest privacy tips around, but some MacBook owners have made the unfortunate discovery that third-party camera covers can damage your laptop when you try to shut it. Many of these coverings are bulky enough that a MacBook can’t close all the way, and the excess pressure they put on…

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How to Claim a $25 Credit in the 'iPhone Throttling' Lawsuit

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Remember back in 2017, when Apple came out and admitted that it was throttling iOS devices with degraded batteries? The decision—which the company claimed was all about improving battery life—led to a class-action lawsuit and an eventual $500 million settlement. The terms of the settlement provide cash payments “of…

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How to Fix the Most Common iMessage Problems

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iMessage is one of the perks of being inside the Apple universe: The service gets around text messaging fees so you can send messages to other Apple users for free, and it works on wifi so you can message anywhere you don’t have a cell connection—on an airplane, for example, or when traveling abroad without a data…

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