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How to Sell Your iPhone Safely and Get the Most Cash

Here's what to do before you sell your iPhone or trade it in for an iPhone 13, plus the best places to get cash or credit for your Apple device.

By Chandra Steele

Getting Rid of Your Junk? The Best Websites for Buying and Selling Locally

Need to buy something that can't be shipped through conventional means? Want to sell an item in your local community? Sites like Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, and VarageSale can help.

By Lance Whitney

How to Create Playlists for Your iPhone or iPad

Want to bring all your favorite songs together in one place? You can cook up playlists for your favorite music and podcasts in iTunes, on your Mac, and on your iPhone or iPad.

By Lance Whitney

iPhone 13 Pre-Orders: How to Buy and Get the Best Deal

Pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 13 begin on Sept. 17. Here's how to the best price from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.

By Chloe Albanesius  & Eric Griffith

Android 12 for the Samsung Galaxy S21: Hands On and How to Get It

Samsung released its Android 12 beta for the Galaxy S21 phones today. It enables eSIM, and much more.

By Sascha Segan

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 11

Want to try out Windows 11 but don’t have a spare PC? You can dual-boot Microsoft's new operating system on your existing Windows 10 machine and switch between them.

By Lance Whitney

How to Run Windows 11 in a Virtual Machine

You can install Windows 11 as a virtual machine using the free VMware Workstation Player or Oracle VM VirtualBox.

By Lance Whitney

How to Subscribe to Podcasts and Manage Your Library on iOS, Mac, and iTunes

Apple's Podcasts app is available for mobile devices and desktops. Here's how to follow, listen to, and manage podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or in iTunes.

By Lance Whitney

Watch Live: How to Stream Apple's iPhone 13 Event

Apple's iPhone 13 'California streaming' event kicks off Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.

By Chloe Albanesius

What to Do If Your Phone Is Overheating

Here's why smartphones overheat, and several steps you can take to help cool things down.

By Jason Cohen

How to Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor on Any Computer

Sidecar in macOS Catalina turns your iPad into a second display with just a few clicks, but it's limited to certain Macs and iPads. Thankfully, a few third-party apps can help fill the void.

By Whitson Gordon

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts Every Mac User Should Know

Sometimes a keyboard shortcut is the quickest way to run a command, open an app, or access a feature in macOS. Here’s a guide to the best shortcuts for Apple Macs.

By Lance Whitney

Essential Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Every PC Pro Should Know

You can control Windows 10 via clicks, taps, or swipes—but sometimes a keyboard shortcut is the quickest way. Here's a handy guide to all the shortcuts you should know.

By Lance Whitney

Keep It Tidy: How to Use Snap Layouts in Windows 11

Arrange your desktop just the way you like it with Windows 11's new Snap Layouts feature. Our expert walkthrough helps you master this handy UI tool.

By Michael Muchmore

HP Instant Ink vs. HP Plus vs. HP Smart: Which Ink Program Saves You the Most?

Considering an HP printer? If you're confused by HP's ink incentive programs, you’re not alone. We break down the differences and explain how to choose the right one to maximize your savings.

By M. David Stone

Has a Cyberstalker Taken Over Your Life? Here’s How to Get It Back

Someone gained complete control over your computers and smartphones and now they’re making your digital life a nightmare. When a stalker gets their hooks in that deep, escape is difficult, but we can help.

By Neil J. Rubenking

What to Do if Your Laptop Freezes

If your computer has slowed to a near-crawl, or become unresponsive entirely, here's how to see if it's an easy fix or something that needs more attention.

By Whitson Gordon

How to Download and Install Windows 11 From an ISO File

You can download Windows 11 as an ISO file, then directly install it, burn it onto a disc, or copy it to a USB drive.

By Lance Whitney

8 Easy Ways to Stay Anonymous Online

We live in a world of mass surveillance. Here's how to mask your identity without ditching the internet entirely.

By Eric Griffith

How to Unblock Netflix With a VPN

Streaming video on Netflix is a pleasure most of us take for granted, but as soon as you start crossing borders, you may find it blocked. With the right VPN you may be able to keep streaming, no matter where you are.

By Max Eddy