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Every iOS Setting You Should Check When You Get A New Phone

Once upon a time, iOS “just worked” out of the box. But over the years, Apple’s introduced all kinds of features to iOS that most of us don’t want to use. I’ve been an iOS user since the start, and for the first time recently decided to do a clean install instead of loading my settings from a backup. I forgot how many default settings I had to change just to make iOS useable


How To Completely Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

OneDrive comes installed with Windows 10 and is enabled by default if you sign on with a Microsoft account. If you don’t use OneDrive, however, and you don’t want it running in the background, there are some hoops you can jump through to disable it or get rid of it everywhere in Windows 10.


How To Get Rid Of The OneDrive Icon In Windows 10's File Explorer

Like previous versions of Windows, File Explorer has a space-wasting OneDrive icon in the left sidebar. If you don’t use OneDrive, you can remove this icon with a simple registry tweak.


How To Activate 'God Mode' In Windows 10

With Windows 10, settings are split between the Control Panel and the Settings app. If you’d like an all-inclusive starting point for Windows commands, enable God Mode.


De-Mystifying The Dark Corners Of Windows: The Registry, DLLs And More

If your Windows chops extend in any capacity beyond novice, you’ve no doubt encountered the ever-cryptic Windows Registry, DLL files, User Account Control and other tools with seemingly dark and mysterious powers. Here, we’ll explain some of Windows’ most confusing features, so you know exactly what’s happening when you go to edit them.


How To Tweak Windows 10 And Fix Its Minor Annoyances

Windows 10 resolves a lot of the annoyances left over from Windows 8, but it also comes with a few of its own — minor as most of them may be. Here’s how to tweak a few of the OS’s new features and fix its little quirks.


Turn Off Emoji Text Replacements In OS X With A Simple Toggle

If you type out an old emoticon like :) into OS X, a lot of apps will autocorrect that to an emoji. If you’re not a fan of this behaviour and prefer to keep the older emoticons around, all you need to do is change a toggle in the app.


Get The Old Chrome Bookmark Manager Back

The newest version of Chrome features a fancy new bookmark manager and interface that’s all about thumbnails. If you’re not a fan of that snazz, Techdows points to a flag you can switch to get the old interface back.


Fix Slow Animations In Yosemite By Enabling 'Increase Contrast'

Yosemite’s new look is great on new Macs, but older Macs struggle with some of animations, especially when pulling up Exposé. iDownloadBlog talked with a Genius at the Apple Store who suggests turning on “Increase contrast” to speed up those animations.


Your TV's Advanced Picture Settings, Explained

HDTVs come with all kinds of advanced settings designed to “improve” the picture, but most of them are just marketing gimmicks. In fact, your picture will actually look better with some of them off. Here are some of the settings you’ll find in the advanced menu, and what you should do with them.


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