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How to Find All the Places That Accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet NFC Payments

Now that Apple Pay has launched and is starting to gain some initial traction, we thought it’d be prudent to show you a tool that will display all the merchants and businesses around you that have NFC payment terminals to accept it. (Is your bank supported?)The locations shown with this tool are part of MasterCard’s [...]

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How to Automatically Backup All Your Smartphone Photos to the Cloud for Free

A month into backpacking around the world earlier this year, I lost all the photos and videos I’d taken with my iPhone during the trip. It happened because of a botched iOS 7 update, which failed to install properly. I had to restore the phone and start all over, and I’d foolishly not made a [...]

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How to Deregister Your Phone Number from iMessage When You Switch to Android

Since Apple first introduced iMessage, there’s been one major flaw: if you were to switch devices to something other than an iPhone (say, an Android device), you’d have a hard time sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages on the new phone, because your phone number was still “registered” with iMessage. Usually, the problem required [...]

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Looking for a Job in Tech? Here’s How to Apply to 8 Great Companies

Facebook “Working at Facebook means doing what you love. We hire trailblazers, hackers and pioneers. We want people who can solve challenging problems, make a real impact and build something big. You should join us. To have the biggest impact, we need to focus on solving the most important problems. It sounds simple, but most [...]

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Video: How to Use Snapseed for Android, iPhone, and iPad to Bring Your Mobile Photos to Life

I get a lot of questions about how to produce the best photos just using a smartphone. Whether you’re on iOS or Android, my favorite go-to app is Snapseed, which was originally developed by Nik Software, a leader in the desktop imaging space. Nik is now owned by Google, and Snapseed is a free download [...]

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How to: 24 Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy Note 4 [Video]

Curious how to take a screenshot with the Galaxy Note 4? How to launch Google Now? Need to set the keyboard size so you can use the Note 4 with one hand? We’ve got you covered. In our latest video, I made a list of 24 tips and a few tricks that I thought you’d [...]

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Life Hack: How To Use LinkedIn As A Personal CRM

LinkedIn, for many people, is the modern day resume. We can use the social media service to stay updated on the professional careers of colleagues, use the service to find jobs, and use the service to find candidates for jobs we are looking to fill. As we use LinkedIn on our desktops, laptops, and mobile [...]

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[How To] Create ‘Shared Photo Streams’ with Your Friends and Family on iPhone and iPad

When it comes to sharing photos, one of the often overlooked features in iOS is Shared Photo Streams. It’s a feature Apple first rolled out with iOS 7, but has made several improvements to in subsequent updates. With iOS 8, it’s even better, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be using it. You do use [...]

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[How To] Setup iCloud Photo Library to View Your Photos Online and Across All Your iDevices

One of the new features released with iOS 8.1 this week is iCloud Photo Library. Apple still considers it a BETA service, but in my testing, it works as advertised. iCloud Photo Library has a number of benefits, especially for multi-device users. Automatic backup of your Camera Roll to the cloud provides for safe storage. [...]

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[How To] Make and Receive Calls Through Your iPhone, On Your Mac, via Continuity

One of the big new features, called Continuity, rolling out with OS X Yosemite is the ability for Mac users to make and receive phone calls, to or from their iPhone, with their Mac. It’s a feature that really drives home the tight integration Apple is going for between desktop and mobile, and one of [...]

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