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How To : Wake the Screen on Your Nexus 6P with a Double-Tap

Ever since developer bponury created his TouchControl app for the Galaxy Nexus back in 2011, manufacturers and modders alike have been racing to re-implement the "Double-tap-to-wake" functionality it brought to the table. We've seen LG do it with their "Knock On" feature, we'v ...more

How To : The Best Phones for Rooting & Modding in 2019

According to a study done by Kaspersky, 7.6% of Android users root their phones. That may not sound like a lot, but with over 2 billion Android devices out there, the math works out to over 150 million rooted phones — more than the total population of Russia, Mexico, or Japan ...more

How To : Turn Off Your iPhone with a Broken Power Button

As one of only three hardware buttons on an iPhone, the Sleep/Wake button gets a lot of use day in and day out. If you've had your iPhone for a considerable length of time, this button—which is also used to power down the device, as well as turn it on—may begin to malfunction ...more

TWRP 101 : How to Install a Custom ROM

Since Android is an open source operating system, that means anyone with a little know-how can download, view, and even alter its underlying code base. Manufacturers do it all the time, which is how we end up with skins like TouchWiz and Sense. But when Android's awesome third ...more

News : LG UX vs Stock Android — a Visual Comparison

There's a growing sentiment around the web that when it comes to Android, stock is best. Many people prefer the clean look of Google's vision for Android, but manufacturers like LG will add features and themes on top of this base to differentiate themselves from the pack. But ...more

How To : Turn Your Nexus 4 or Nexus 5 into an LG G2 Clone

The advent of a new Nexus phone begins with the bigwigs at Google partnering with a manufacturer, then selecting that manufacturer's flagship as the model for the new Nexus hardware. Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy SII were the base for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, respectivel ...more

How To : Take Screenshots on the iPhone X, XS, XS Max & XR

The fact that the iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR don't have Home buttons means that you'll need to learn a few new gestures. There's the home gesture, the multitasking gesture, and even a new way to access Apple Pay, among others. But one less-common action that has issues due t ...more

How To : Preserve Battery Life on Your Apple iPad Mini

Apple has begun selling their new iPad mini at stores around the world starting today. The mini, a smaller and cheaper alternative to the larger iPad, has a starting price of $329 and is expected to sell around 1 to 1.5 million units in the first weekend, far below the 3 milli ...more

How To : The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Your iPhone

Cases and stickers are always great, but they aren't the only way to customize an iPhone. The software on your device is full of customization options, from a better-looking home screen and cooler lock screen wallpapers to app icon changes and a system-wide dark mode. There's ...more

News : 91 Cool New iOS 11 Features You Didn't Know About

Apple's iOS 11 is finally here, and while they showed off several of the new features it brings to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch back at WWDC 2017, they've only just touched the surface of what iOS 11 has to offer. There are a lot of cool new (and sometimes secret) feature ...more

How To : 60 iOS Features Apple Stole from Jailbreakers

Overall, iOS is more impressive than ever with its stability enhancements, security tools, suite of apps and services, and intuitive user interface. With each passing update, things just get better and better for iPhone users. But don't think for a second that this is all beca ...more

How To : Cut, copy, and paste on your iPhone

You love your iPhone and you can't live without it, but it's lacked the basic ability to cut, copy, and paste across multiple apps. With Apple's OS 3.0 upgrade, you can do it all with just a few taps. Watch this Howcast guide to learn how to cut, copy, and paste on your iPhone ...more

How To : Browse the web with Safari on the Apple iPhone 3G

Right out of the box, iPhone is incredibly easy to use. If you want to get the most out of every feature, you’ve come to the right place. This video tutorial straight from Apple will teach you how to browse the web with Safari on the Apple iPhone 3G. The iPhone redefines what ...more

How To : Take and share photos on the Apple iPhone 3G

Right out of the box, iPhone is incredibly easy to use. If you want to get the most out of every feature, you’ve come to the right place. This video tutorial straight from Apple will teach you how to take and share photos on the Apple iPhone 3G. The iPhone redefines what a mob ...more

How To : Use GPS maps and the compass on the Apple iPhone 3G

Right out of the box, iPhone is incredibly easy to use. If you want to get the most out of every feature, you’ve come to the right place. This video tutorial straight from Apple will teach you how to use GPS maps and the compass on the Apple iPhone 3G. The iPhone redefines wha ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Navigate the homepage on an HP TouchSmart

In this video, we learn how to navigate an HP TouchSmart computer homepage (Windows 7). First, double tap the HP TouchSmart house icon. You will now see several different applications. On the top are applications that are running, on the bottom are applications that are not ru ...more

How To : Disable the zoom feature on your Apple iPhone

Zooming is a great function on the iPhone, if you like that sort of thing. If you don't like the ease of zoom, or maybe you're zooming when you really don't intend to, there's a way to stop it. You don't need the zoom. So how to you get rid of the zoom feature? With 3 little f ...more

How To : Get around a broken HOME button on your iPhone

Looking to fix your iPhone home button? Do you have a broken HOME button on your iPhone? In this video, learn how to get around it with an application called "mquickdo", formerly known as iHome for jailbroken iPhones. This also works for iPhone 1G or 2G and iPod 1G or 2G. Mqui ...more

How To : Save web images from Safari on your Apple iPhone

So, you're browsing the web on your iPhone using Safari, and you come across a picture you really want to keep forever and ever… what do you do? You can save it directly to your phone! But how do you download that web image? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team expla ...more

How To : Create Double Exposures with Your Cell Phone

In photography, creating a double or multiple exposure photo involves combining two different images to make one single image. This technique has been used in film photography by exposing a piece of film twice to two different images. The second image becomes superimposed onto ...more

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