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Will IOS 16 and iPadOS 16 run on my iPhone or iPad?

Every year Apple releases a new major update for iPhone and iPad devices, but some devices won’t receive the update, usually around seven years after they first debuted. Here are the devices that are compatible with iOS 16 and iPadOS … Continue reading

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How to See the First iPhone App You Ever Installed

The iPhone has been around since 2007, and the App Store nearly as long. Even if you haven’t used an iPhone that long, you’ve probably racked up tons of app downloads. Which one was the first? Read More

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How To Check Your iPhone’s IMEI Number

An iPhone’s IMEI number is a 15-17 digit identifier that distinguishes it from all other iPhones, and it can sometimes be helpful to find out what it is. Here’s why—and how to do it. What Is an IMEI Number? Cellular … Continue reading

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Why Unlimited Mobile Data Isn’t Actually Unlimited

“Unlimited” is a big word in the mobile world. Everyone wants a data plan with no limitations. That’s why carriers love to use the word, but “Unlimited” rarely means truly unlimited. There are a few reasons for that. There was a … Continue reading

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Why Do I See “FBI Surveillance Van” in My Wi-Fi List?

If you’re trying to connect to a Wi-Fi access point and you see “FBI Surveillance Van” in your SSID list, should you be worried? Is there an FBI van outside your door? We’ll get to the bottom of this surprisingly … Continue reading

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Which iPhones Have Touch ID?

Phones with Touch ID look different than iPhones with Face ID, and it can also change how you use certain features on your device. Here’s how to spot a phone with Touch ID—and a list of models that support the feature. What … Continue reading

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The End Of iPod: Apple Suddenly Announces Surprise Cancellation Of iPod Touch

May 10th 2022. Apple has today announced that the days of the iPod are over. There’s only one iPod available to buy these days, and that’s the iPod touch. It means that this last iPod will only be available “while … Continue reading

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What Is a Faraday Bag, and Should You Use One?

Faraday bags use the same principles as a Faraday cage to prevent wireless signals from leaving or reaching your devices. So what are the reasons to use one, and how is it different from turning the device off or using … Continue reading

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What Is Wi-Fi Calling and Should You Use It?

If your home or office has spotty cellular coverage, Wi-Fi calling is a nifty little solution that can make your life a lot easier. Here’s everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling, and how to start using it. Voice … Continue reading

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How To Restart a Phone Without The Power Button

Sometimes the physical power buttons on Android phones and iPhones stop working. The longer you use a device, the more likely that moving parts will fail. Can you restart a phone without the power button? There are options. Table of … Continue reading

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