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How to use iOS 9’s fancy back button

Jason Cipriani/CNET Since its inception, iOS devices have used a single home button navigating between apps. Click once to get back to the home screen, double-click to multitask. Case in point: Say you were in the Messages app and a

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Get to know the security features in Edge

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal/CNET Windows 10 looks like it will ship with both Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft’s new Edge browser. So why should you use Edge over IE11? Because Edge is more secure — in fact, Microsoft has disabled several

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Set Facebook to play videos in HD on the Web

Nicole Cozma/CNET Chances are, your friends on Facebook share a video or 20 each month. Whether these are news stories, a (supposedly) amazing tip for your health, or a cute cat video, you probably want to see them in the

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How to adjust the backlight strength, time-out length of the Pebble Time

Jason Cipriani/CNET You can now adjust the backlight intensity of the Pebble Time. The chance comes after a recent firmware update bringing the smartwatch to version 3.2 of Pebble OS. In order to adjust either setting, your Pebble Time watch

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Make Chrome and Firefox faster with just one click

Don’t run Chrome or Firefox without OneTab. Seriously. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET If you’re anything like me, you keep a lot of browser tabs open. And unless your PC is a serious powerhouse, that can choke performance across the whole

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How to change text size, vibration intensity on the Pebble Time

Jason Cipriani/CNET Pebble Time users have an OS update waiting in the Pebble Time app. The update, firmware version 3.2, brings with it some much-needed features and tweaks. Two of those tweaks give Pebble Time owners control over the system

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Useful and overdue swipe gestures come to Chrome for iOS

Matt Elliott/CNET A Chrome for iOS update in April introduced pull-down gestures that made it easy to open a new tab or close the current tab when browsing on your iPhone. That was, however, the extent of Chrome’s gestures for

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Open programs with keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal/CNET There are myriad ways to open programs in Windows 10 — use the Start menu/screen, pin shortcuts to the taskbar, or use Cortana. But if hands-free isn’t your thing, you can also use keyboard shortcuts. Here’s how

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How to import bookmarks into Edge

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal/CNET The first step to making Microsoft Edge feel like your primary browser is to import your bookmarks. Luckily, importing bookmarks into Edge is super simple…if you already have your bookmarks saved in a different browser that’s currently

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Find open hotspots with WifiMapper

Nicole Cozma/CNET Using a mobile hotspot means that you’ll have Internet access on your tablet or laptop when you leave home or work. But what if you don’t have signal, or you forget your hotspot on your desk? That’s when

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