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How to quickly and easily find any setting on your iPhone or iPad

For a lot of iPhone and iPad users, the Settings app in iOS can be a source of mystery and, when they're trying to find a setting, frustration. Here's a trick that will let you become an instant iOS expert, and find any setting quickly and easily.

How to get years of service from your rechargeable batteries

Whether it's a rechargeable battery inside a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, here are a set of tips to help you get the most from it.

Nest to deliberately brick old smart hubs

Home automation firm Nest is planning to pull the plug on old Revolv smart hubs, effectively bricking these devices.

iPhone SE shows lackluster adoption during the first weekend, while new iPad Pro sales appear strong

It seems the new iPhone SE hasn't exactly been flying off the shelves since its release. But the iPad Pro seems to be doing well.

Turn tour old Android device into a security camera

If you've got an old Android smartphone or tablet in a drawer somewhere doing nothing, then why not put it to good use as a security camera.

Best Android tablets: April 2016 edition

Let's take a look a selection of the very best Android tablets currently available.

Apple releases iOS 9.3.1, fixes hyperlink crash bug

Apple has pushed out iOS 9.3.1 to iPhone and iPad users to fix the hyperlinks bug that's been plaguing users.

Toshiba recalls 100,000 laptop batteries due to risk of 'overheating and melting'

Owners of Toshiba laptops take note - the company is recalling over 100,000 laptop batteries because of a risk they can overheat and melt.

Despite the bugs, iOS 9.3 is more stable than Android 6.0

Crash rate data for iOS 9.3 not only suggests that it's more stable than the latest Android release, but also that it's Apple's "most stable new release in years."

For the price, the iPhone SE is a total steal

Don't let the old design fool you. Apple's iPhone SE is the best bang-for-the-buck iPhone you can buy.

Seagate unveils world's first USB-powered desktop hard drive

Seagate's new Innov8 desktop hard drive means no more dedicated power source or adapter required.

iOS 9.3: Here's what's breaking hyperlinks for iPhone and iPad users

A new iOS feature called Universal Links is leaving many iPhone and iPad users unable to click on hyperlinks.

Samsung app confirms Galaxy S7 Active is in the works

Despite the fact that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are water and dust resistant, it seems that Samsung has a Galaxy S7 Active in the pipeline.

Temporary fix for the iOS 9.3 broken hyperlinks bug

Are you affected by the iOS 9.3 bug that prevents links from opening properly and causes apps to crash? Here's a temporary solution that you can use until Apple rolls out a patch.

iOS 9.3 update breaks links in Safari, Messages and Mail apps

iPhone and iPad users are complaining of a bug in iOS 9.3 (and possibly iOS 9.2.1) that prevents links from working from working properly.

Turn your smartphone into a VR headset for only $10

Want to get a VR (Virtual Reality) headset but don't want to spend big bucks on one? Here's how you can transform an iPhone or pretty much any Android handset into a cool VR headset.

Apple patches iOS 9.3 to fix activation bug

Apple has released an updated version of iOS 9.3 in order to fix the activation bug affecting users of older iPhones and iPads. But note that it's not called iOS 9.3.1.

Two things Apple didn't tell you about the new iPad Pro

It's not just the display that Apple scaled down for the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The company also slashed the amount of RAM and underclocked the processor.

Does Apple think it's 'sad' that there are so many old iPads out there too?

Apple exec Philip Schiller thinks that it's 'sad' that there are 600 million old PCs out there. Well, what does he think of all those old iPads that are out there?

Some iPad 2 users experiencing activation issues with iOS 9.3 upgrade

iPad 2 owners might want hold back on upgrading to iOS 9.3 amid reports that the update is causing problems for some users.

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