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With iOS 14, Apple's App Clips lets you tap into an app's functionality without fully downloading it to your iPhone. We tried it out with Panera Bread; here's how it works.

App Clips: How to Use iPhone Apps Without Downloading Them

With iOS 14, Apple's App Clips lets you tap into an app's functionality without fully downloading it to your iPhone. We tried it out with Panera Bread; here's how it works.

You love video games, but you're not made of money. Lucky for you, game studios and subscription services offer a handful of free titles every month. Don't miss out.

The Best Free PC and Console Games to Claim in October 2020

You love video games, but you're not made of money. Lucky for you, game studios and subscription services offer a handful of free titles every month. Don't miss out.

Start the remote school year right with these simple but important Google Classroom tips for students and parents of younger students.

10 Essential Google Classroom Tips

Start the remote school year right with these simple but important Google Classroom tips for students and parents of younger students.

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.

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.

Did your iPhone get ensnared in “Batterygate?” Well, you can now submit a claim to receive $25 from Apple.

How to Get Your $25 From Apple's 'Batterygate' Settlement

Did your iPhone get ensnared in “Batterygate?” Well, you can now submit a claim to receive $25 from Apple.

If your Windows 10 machine isn’t working as well as it should be, it might be time to restore the computer to its out-of-the-box settings. Here’s how to factory reset your PC.

How to Factory Reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 machine isn’t working as well as it should be, it might be time to restore the computer to its out-of-the-box settings. Here’s how to factory reset your PC.

If you're looking to run a game at 4K on a 1080p monitor, you can go beyond anti-aliasing to help upscale your graphics. Here's how to use supersampling, whether you have an AMD or Nvidia graphics card.

How to Run Games at 4K on a 1080p Monitor With Supersampling

If you're looking to run a game at 4K on a 1080p monitor, you can go beyond anti-aliasing to help upscale your graphics. Here's how to use supersampling, whether you have an AMD or Nvidia graphics card.

When you don't want to hand out your own phone number, don't buy a separate phone, just download one of these burner apps to your existing smartphone.

Burner Accounts 101: How to Get Extra Numbers for a Smartphone

When you don't want to hand out your own phone number, don't buy a separate phone, just download one of these burner apps to your existing smartphone.

As flagship models creep past $1,000, it's still possible to get a good price on your next cell phone. Follow our top nine tips for finding the best deal possible.

PCMag.com - Technology Product Reviews, News, Prices & Tips

As flagship models creep past $1,000, it's still possible to get a good price on your next cell phone. Follow our top nine tips for finding the best deal possible.

If you’re fed up with Windows but don’t want to give up your PC games, don’t worry. These days, gaming on Linux is a lot easier than it used to be thanks to Steam Play and compatibility layers like Proton and WINE.

How to Play PC Games on Linux

If you’re fed up with Windows but don’t want to give up your PC games, don’t worry. These days, gaming on Linux is a lot easier than it used to be thanks to Steam Play and compatibility layers like Proton and WINE.

The creators of the privacy-centric Brave browser have created a cryptocurrency called Basic Attention Token, or BAT, which you can earn by viewing ads and pay to sites you like. We show you how to start racking up BAT and how you can spend it.

How to Earn and Use Cryptocurrency With the Brave Browser

The creators of the privacy-centric Brave browser have created a cryptocurrency called Basic Attention Token, or BAT, which you can earn by viewing ads and pay to sites you like. We show you how to start racking up BAT and how you can spend it.

From getting verified to keeping the trolls at bay, these Instagram tips and tricks will make you a photo-sharing pro.

How to Use Instagram: 24 Tips for Beginners

From getting verified to keeping the trolls at bay, these Instagram tips and tricks will make you a photo-sharing pro.

If you’re planning to exercise your right to assemble, you’ll want to protect your privacy by limiting the information authorities can gather from your phone. Our guide shows you how.

How to Lock Down Your Phone for a Protest

If you’re planning to exercise your right to assemble, you’ll want to protect your privacy by limiting the information authorities can gather from your phone. Our guide shows you how.

8 Tricks for Keeping a Neat Desk

Is your desk a mess? You might be surprised at how much more productive you are if you follow our simple tips for cleaning up the clutter.

If you’re looking to upgrade your computer to a solid-state drive but don’t want to start everything back up from scratch, here’s how to transfer your data onto your new hard drive.

How to Copy Your Windows Installation to an SSD

If you’re looking to upgrade your computer to a solid-state drive but don’t want to start everything back up from scratch, here’s how to transfer your data onto your new hard drive.

How to Upgrade Your PS4 Hard Drive to an SSD for Faster Loading Times

If your PS4 takes too long to load, you don't have to wait around for the PlayStation 5. Install an SSD into your gaming console and start playing quicker.