How to find a lost phone

Tom Grundy/Shutterstock So you’ve lost your phone. We’ve all been there. It was just in your pocket a minute ago — and now it’s gone, lost to the phone fairies, forgotten between the seats of your couch, or misplaced somewhere during your busy day. Maybe it’s just in your other coat, or maybe it’s already in … Read moreHow to find a lost phone

How to reset your iPhone

We’ve spent years with the iPhone, and discovered countless tips and tricks to get the most out of it, but it’s always good to know the basics. Something everyone needs to know is how to reset an iPhone. The steps were exactly the same on every device up until the iPhone 6S Plus, but things changed a little with … Read moreHow to reset your iPhone

How to buy speakers: A beginner’s guide to home audio

“My speakers cost more than my car.” We actually heard someone say those words recently at an audio convention, and we’re inclined to believe him, too, because speakers can get outrageously expensive. After we got done stifling our chuckles, though, the statement got us thinking about how speakers really are an important investment, and why … Read moreHow to buy speakers: A beginner’s guide to home audio

How to set up your Lenovo Smart Display

It’s no secret that we love the Lenovo Smart Display (we gush about it in our review).  The screened smart speaker with Google Assistant offers some serious competition for the Amazon Echo Show, with a touchscreen for viewing information, watching shows, making video calls, and much more. But before you get to do all that … Read moreHow to set up your Lenovo Smart Display

How to connect a Nintendo Switch controller to your PC

There’s one serious benefit that’s emerged from Nintendo’s choice to use standard Bluetooth technology in the Nintendo Switch: You can easily use the console’s unique controllers on PC, Mac, and even Android devices. That includes the Joy-Cons and the Switch Pro Controller, the latter of which is an additional $70 expense that’s totally worth it. And all you … Read moreHow to connect a Nintendo Switch controller to your PC

How to use iTunes to make ringtones for an iPhone (any generation)

For many people, a ringtone is an expression of their inner self. When it comes to iPhone ringtones, Chimes and Ripple will only get you so far. Discerning iPhone users need a ringtone that suits them, and what better choice than a song they love? After all, iTunes makes playlists of your favorite songs, so … Read moreHow to use iTunes to make ringtones for an iPhone (any generation)

How to fix a dead pixel

While you could pay someone to fix it for you or replace the offending screen entirely, learning how to fix a dead pixel yourself isn’t a complex process. But before you get started, you’ll need to determine whether you’re facing a dead pixel and a stuck pixel. A stuck pixel is generated when one or two of … Read moreHow to fix a dead pixel

How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

You might be familiar with how to take a screenshot in Windows or MacOS, but if you’re new to Chromebooks, you might be a little unsure how to do it. The process isn’t drastically different, but it’s far from the same. While even the best Chromebooks don’t include a “Print screen” key, learning how to take a … Read moreHow to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

How to add music to Instagram videos

The newest update to Instagram stories brings the ability to add your favorite tunes to a video or photo. From Drake to Tame Impala, you can now turn your Instagram stories into your own personal soundtrack. Further reading To add music is very simple. After you take a video or picture in the story section on … Read moreHow to add music to Instagram videos

How to clean your records to keep them looking good and sounding sweet

Even as the twin krakens of Spotify and Apple Music have wrapped their tentacles around the music industry, a curious thing has happened: Vinyl records, those big black discs that were once all too common in garages and dorm rooms, have made a resurgence. Essentials for Record Store Day With more people getting into vinyl as … Read moreHow to clean your records to keep them looking good and sounding sweet