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How to Set Up Your New MacBook

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Can you remember the last time you wiped your MacBook and reinstalled everything? I’d guess somewhere around “never,” but there are plenty of reasons you might want to Exterminatus your system, ranging from the serious (a major error with macOS) to the so-so (your system feels sluggish after all the crap you’ve put on…

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How to Set Up Google Stadia on iOS if There's No 'App'

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As you recall, Apple runs its App Store with an iron fist. And it’ll be a cold day in Cupertino before the company allows game-streaming services to have regular ol’ apps—not unless the service submits each streamable game for review by Apple, which isn’t going to happen. And you can bet Apple would want to take a cut…

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How to Restore Your M1 Mac if macOS Won't Reinstall

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Apple’s first generation of M1 Macs is slick, but some early adopters are running into a strange error that can render a new computer unusable. Those attempting to perform a full restore of macOS on an M1-equipped Mac or MacBook before upgrading to macOS Big Sur might experience a system-stopping warning over and…

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How to Create a Countdown Widget in iOS 14

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There are plenty of apps you can use to make countdown widgets on iOS 14. Don’t go searching for the word “countdown” in the App Store though, you’ll just get frustrated. I’ve been toying around with one called Countdown Widget Maker, and while it’s not free—very few are—it gets the job done if you’re looking for…

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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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