How to Lock a Note with a Password or Touch ID in iOS

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With the release of the latest version of iOS, you can now protect your notes in the Notes app using either a password or Touch ID. For me, this was really great news because I use the Notes app a lot on my iPhone, but hate the fact that I have to use a different […]

Upgrade to FIOS Quantum Gateway Router for Faster LAN Speeds

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If you are a Verizon FIOS customer, like myself, your setup and router may be slowing down your LAN speeds significantly. So what do I mean by LAN speed? Well, there is Internet speed and then there is LAN or Local Area Network speed. Your Internet speed can easily be checked by visiting a site […]

How to Get Started with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of Raspberry Pi and how it can be used to create your own DIY projects like setting up a home media server or controlling a robot or monitoring the weather. If you like to tinker around with electronics, Raspberry Pi is a great starting point for beginners or advanced […]

Sony PS4 Remote Play to Windows or Mac Setup & Review

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Since I bought a PlayStation 4 last year as a gift to myself, I was quite excited to hear about the remote play feature coming in software update 3.50. I installed it immediately and tried it out on my Mac and PC to see how well it worked. Overall, I would give the remote play […]

Set Default Folder When Opening Explorer in Windows 10

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After upgrading to Windows 10 recently, I noticed that whenever I opened Explorer, it would always show me Quick Access. I like the new Quick Access feature, but I preferred to have Explorer open to This PC instead. For me, being able to access the different drives on the computer and my network devices was […]

Generate a Verification Code for Apple Two Factor Authentication

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I recently wrote a post on how to enable Apple’s new two-factor authentication feature for an iCloud account, which will make your account much more secure. In addition, even if you had two-step verification turned on, two-factor authentication is even more secure. Normally, when you sign into iCloud on a new device like your iPhone or […]

How to View & Take Photos in Widescreen (16:9) on iPhone

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If you have any of the newer iPhones, you have probably noticed that when you take a picture with the camera, it always has black bars on either side of the image. The iPhone screen has different aspect ratio than the photo and therefore the image doesn’t fill up the entire screen. For someone like me, […]

Safari Running Slow on Your Mac?

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Apple touts Safari as the fastest browser out there, which may be true on iOS, but I regularly use Chrome on my Mac because Safari is just too slow. Sometimes a webpage won’t load or I won’t be able to navigate back and forth between pages or I can’t scroll without lagging. It’s extremely frustrating […]

How to Update a Nexus Device OTA to Android N (7.0) Beta

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If you have a Nexus device and love playing around with the latest versions of Android, then you might be happy to learn that you can update your device to the beta version of Android N over-the-air (OTA). The only devices you can do this for are the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus […]

How to Enable Two Factor Authentication for iCloud on iOS

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With the latest release of iOS, Apple has enabled a new feature called Two Factor Authentication. They previously had enabled a feature called Two-Step Verification, but that isn’t as robust or as secure as the new authentication method. In order to use the stronger two factor authentication with your iCloud account, you first have to […]