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How to use Google Drive on Android, iOS

Since its launch in early 2012, the Google Drive app has seen many changes. When it originally launched it replaced the Google Docs app, didn’t allow you to actually edit documents on iOS, but allowed for creating and editing Google Docs files within the Android app. Now it better serves as a hub for accessing […]

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How to access Netflix’s secret genre categories

After watching the trials and tribulations of Steven Avery in Netflix’s original series, “Making a Murderer,” you may be left wondering what to watch next. Browsing Netflix’s offerings can be frustrating because the categories are too broad. If you want to narrow your search, Netflix has hundreds of categories that let you search not just […]

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How to Create a Wedding Hashtag No One Else Will Have

There are some brides who ask guests to unplug at their wedding, and some who ask guests to go all out with the photo snapping and sharing. If you’re the second type of bride, you’re probably already brainstorming your wedding hashtag — you know, the one phrase that guests will use on Instagram and Twitter […]

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How to Solve This Annoying but Common Instagram Dilemma

When it comes to Instagram photos, the double-tap is only good for so much. Every now and then it’s a good idea to save your (and your friends’) filtered pictures — you know, in case you want to do something crazy like print them. Or turn them into magnets. Here are three easy ways to […]

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Why You Must Clean Your Earbuds ASAP — and How

  You probably use your earbuds all day — during your commute to work, work itself, and your commute home. As many times as you pull them in and out of your bag, you probably don’t think often enough about keeping them clean. Unsurprisingly, earbuds can transmit bacteria from person to person if they’re shared, […]

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Replace default contact photos on Android with Micopi

Each Android phone has an image it applies to your contacts that don’t have a photo. Whether it’s a generic silhouette, a two-color monogram, or a random color block, all of these options are a bit bland. If you want an easy way to make the images more interesting, then look no further than Micopi. […]

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How to share a phone number from an iPhone to a basic phone

The easiest way to share contact information from your iPhone to another iPhone is simply to use the Share Contact feature when viewing a contact to text or email a vCard. A vCard contains all of the contact information you have on file for a contact, and its VCF file format can be read by […]

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Fend off parasites by washing your sheets this way

If you wait until your sheets start getting crunchy before you wash them, listen up. You need to wash your sheets once a week. Why? Sweat and skin particles build up on your sheets while you sleep, giving dust mites a lovely environment to live and breed. This can lead to allergy problems. Not only […]

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How to only see your emails with attachments in iOS’ Mail app

Before seeing this OS X Daily post, my method for finding an attachment in an email using the iOS Mail app was to scroll and scroll through my inbox, stopping briefly each time I saw the little paperclip icon to see if that was the message with the attachment for which I was searching. Little […]

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Change chat nicknames and more in Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger recently reached 800 million users — that’s a lot of chatting! If you’re part of that number and find yourself juggling several conversations, Tech Recipes reminds us that Messenger offers a few ways to customize each conversation. This can help prevent you from messaging the wrong recipient, or just tune the theme to […]