Thursday, September 23, 2021

Simon Hill

How to Back Up Your iPhone

Save your memories before you grab the new iPhone or update to the latest version of iOS.Gone are the days of not needing a smartphone. Your iPhone is so much more than just a screen for texting. Today, smartphones...

What Does a 120-Hz Refresh Rate Mean, Anyway?

Several Android phones—and now the iPhone 13 Pro—use this screen technology to make everything look buttery smooth.Many of our favorite TVs and monitors today boast displays with a high refresh rate that promise smoother on-screen action and a sharper...

How to Call Customer Service and Actually Get What You Want

These tips are your best shot when trying to resolve issues swiftly with minimal stress. The combination of automated call systems and endless hold Muzak is downright enraging. Few things are more frustrating than having to explain your problem to...

How to Grab a Screenshot on Any Device

You can capture that weird message, high score, or malfunctioning app with a quick screenshot. Here’s how.Sometimes you have to capture that crazy text you received, grab proof of your amazing high score in a game, or send the...

Bloons TD 6 Might Be the Best $5 I’ve Ever Spent

This addictive mobile game has entertained me for years, and I can’t get this monkey off my back.I never expected to get hooked on a game where cartoon monkeys pop balloons, but three years in and Bloons TD 6...

9 PC Games You Can Play Forever

There's always something new to play, but these are our favorites when you're seeking something tried and true. 

Step Away From Screens With the 16 Best Family Board Games

These sets will spruce things up when everyone in the house is tired of screens and all caught up on Ted Lasso. 

This Touchscreen Table Lets You Summon Board Games With a Tap

This touchscreen coffee table is an indoor escape to a world of digital board games.Love board games? You probably have a whole stack of 'em filling up a bookshelf or cabinet. If you’re running out of valuable storage space,...

Sleepio Conquered My Insomnia Where Quick-Fix Gadgets Failed

This six-week course employs cognitive behavioral therapy to improve the quality of your sleep.For as long as I can remember, I’ve had trouble falling asleep at night. Like many people, I struggle with intrusive thoughts and find it hard...

Shopping for a Router Sucks. Here’s What You Need to Know

How much speed do you need? And what’s a MU-MIMO? We decipher the jargon and explain what to look for.Everyone wants reliable and fast internet, and a good router can help. The trick is working out how the complicated...

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