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What is Stadia? Here's what you need to know about Google's game-streaming device

Google Stadia is a cloud-gaming service that can stream 4K resolution games and supports high-dynamic-range. INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images Stadia is a platform for streaming games that Google introduced in November 2019. With Stadia, you can also play the latest games without a console or a gaming PC — all that's required is a Google-capable device like a browser with Chrome or a screen with Google Chromecast Ultra. Stadia drew criticism upon its launch, but the streaming service ha...
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Google, Android, Trends, Sony, Nintendo, Cloud Gaming, Stadia, Tech Insider, Chromecast Ultra, Google Stadia, Stadia Games and Entertainment, Stadia Controller, Stadia Google, Stadia Pro


How does Stadia work? How to stream games on Google's cloud-gaming platform

Google's gaming service, Stadia, is a cloud-gaming platform. Chesnot / Contributor/Getty Images Google Stadia works by allowing you to stream games without a console or gaming PC. You need a Google-capable device like an Android or browser with Chrome, or a Google Chromecast Ultra for big-screen streaming. The platform relies on Google's servers and a fast internet connection for an optimal cloud-based gaming experience. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gaming, Japan, Microsoft, US, Trends, Nintendo, Gamescom, Luna, Cologne Germany, Cloud Gaming, Stadia, Tech Insider, Getty Images Google, Epic Games Store


How does a Ring doorbell work? What you need to know about the video home-security device

The Ring doorbell is one of the most popular home-security devices on the market. BrandonKleinVideo/Shutterstock The Ring doorbell works by allowing you to see who's at your door whenever there's motion detected, even if you're not home. You can see what's happening through the Ring app on your phone and speak through the doorbell. The app also has several other useful features to make your home more secure. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You've probably ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alexa, Ring, Smart Home Devices, Tech Insider, Alexa Read, Facebook Portal, Ring Camera, Google Home Hub, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Melanie Weir


How to reset your Ring doorbell or remove it from your account

It's easy to reset your Ring doorbell from the device itself or the Ring mobile app. Ring You can reset your Ring doorbell using a button found on the device itself, if it's experiencing bugs like bad Wi-Fi connectivity or lack of night vision.  You can also reset the registration of the doorbell, if you want to give it away or sell it, using the Ring app. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Ring doorbell has revolutionized the way people see home secu...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alexa, Ring, Smart Home Devices, Tech Insider, Google Home, Alexa Read, Facebook Portal, Ring Camera, Google Home Hub, Google Home Wi Fi, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To


What is a trackpad? Here's what you need to know about your computer's built-in mouse

Trackpads or touchpads help you navigate programs on your laptop like a traditional mouse. Ye Naiquan /EyeEm/Getty Images You can use a trackpad — also known as a touchpad or glide pad — to click, scroll, zoom in and out, switch between tabs, and more on your computer. Trackpads are commonly found on laptops, but they can also be used with desktops in place of a mouse. Your trackpad type and capabilities will be dependent on the kind of desktop or laptop device you have, such as a Mac or W...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Cortana, Trends, Pc, Computers, Macbook, Trackpad, Laptops, Touchpad, Action Center, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To


How to charge your Ring doorbell in 5 simple steps

You'll need to manually charge your Ring doorbell's battery if it isn't hardwired into your home's power system. Ring You can charge a Ring doorbell by removing its built-in battery and plugging it into the micro-USB charging cable it came with. The Ring doorbell and the Ring doorbell 2 are video doorbells that connect to an app on your phone, without the need to hardwire the doorbell to your existing doorbell wiring. Ring doorbells use motion sensors to activate a video fe...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alexa, Ring, Smart Home Devices, Tech Insider, Google Home, Alexa Read, Facebook Portal, Ring Camera, Google Home Hub, Google Home Wi Fi, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To


How to track your Apple AirPods when you've lost them

You may be able to track down the location of your lost AirPods using the Find My feature for Apple devices. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images You can track your AirPods using the Find My app or iCloud's website, which can pinpoint the last location where they were online.  Make sure you've turned on Find My for all your devices as soon as possible to have an up-to-date location on all your Apple products.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Find My app (a combin...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Trends, Icloud, Tech Insider, AirPods, Meira Gebel, Find My, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Smartphones (Reference


Not all iPads can use the Apple Pencil — here's a breakdown of which iPads are compatible with which version of the Pencil

Depending on which iPad model you own, you'll need to use one or the other version of the Apple Pencil. Bebeto Matthews/AP Not all iPads are compatible with the Apple Pencil, an iPad accessory that lets you write, draw, and control your iPad with a stylus.  There are currently two versions of the Apple Pencil — the older version is compatible with more than half a dozen iPad models, while the newer version works with only three. The newer Apple Pencil has a flat side and attaches to th...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Trends, Stylus, Ipad Pro, Apple Pencil, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, iPadOS, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To


How to change your Google Assistant voice across your Google devices

You can change the Google Assistant voice on your devices through the Google Home mobile app. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can change your Google Assistant voice for your Google devices by selecting from as many as a dozen alternatives. You can select a different voice using the Google Home app on your iPhone or Android device by changing the assistant voice settings.  Any voice you choose applies to every instance of Google on your account, including your phone and Google smart ...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Trends, Roku, Smart Home, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Google Home, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To


How to delete your Siri history on any Apple device, so that Apple won't save and analyze your voice files

It's possible to delete up to six months of your Siri history. Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images To delete your Siri history, make sure your Apple device is fully updated, and then open the "Siri" page in its settings menu. When you speak to Siri, your voice files are uploaded to Apple's servers for processing, but your personal information isn't attached to it. Deleting your Siri history will only erase the last six months of voice files.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library f...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Privacy, Mac, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Catalina, Dave Johnson, Internet History, Tech Insider, Apple HomePod, Smart Assistants, Thomas Trutschel Getty


Why won't my Android charge? 7 ways to fix charging issues on your Android device

There are a number of reasons why your Android may not be charging that you can troubleshoot yourself. Crystal Cox/Business Insider If your Android phone isn't charging, the problem could be anything from a broken charger to a software bug to a phone battery that needs replacing. To pinpoint why your Android phone isn't charging and fix it, you'll need to do some troubleshooting. Here are seven ways to test and check why your Android won't charge.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference l...
Tags: Android, Feature, Trends, Battery, Software Updates, Samsung Galaxy, Smartphone Batteries, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Charging Cables, Smartphone Charger, Crystal Cox, Antonio Villas Boas, Getty Images If, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


How to play podcasts on your Alexa-enabled smart speaker by connecting a Spotify, Apple, or Amazon account

You can listen to podcasts from different platforms on your Alexa device. Shutterstock You can play podcasts on your Alexa speaker using a variety of platforms, like Spotify or Apple Music. Amazon Alexa speakers usually default to Amazon's TuneIn platform to stream podcasts. Here's how to listen to podcasts from various services on your Alexa device. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There is a seemingly endless supply of podcasts available online, and with...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Pandora, Amazon Echo, Apple Music, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Spotify Apple, Tech Insider, Amazon Echo Dot, Alexa Alexa, Ryan Ariano, Apple Music Amazon Alexa, Product Card


Yes, you can text on your Apple Watch — here's how to read and send messages with just a tap

The Apple Watch allows you to receive text messages, and send new texts in a few different ways. AP You can read, respond to, and send new text messages directly on your Apple Watch. Message response options on an Apple Watch include dictation, emojis, and preset replies. You can check messages as they come in on your Apple Watch by simply raising your wrist when you feel a tap. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of the most convenient features of an App...
Tags: Apple, Text, Trends, Apple Watch, Message, Tech Insider, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Abigail Abesamis, Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Apple Watch Message


How to connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone in 4 simple steps, and play mobile games with a real controller

There are a variety of games you can play when you connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone. George Dolgikh/Shutterstock You can connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone through the phone's Bluetooth menu. Before you connect it to your iPhone, be sure to put your PS4 controller into pairing mode by holding down the PlayStation and Share buttons. Connecting a PS4 controller to your iPhone will let you play a variety of mobile games with a controller. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference li...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gaming, Trends, Playstation, Sony, Playstation 4, Ps4, Game controllers, iPhone Games, Tech Insider, Dualshock, Dualshock 4, George Dolgikh Shutterstock, Apple Arcade, My Devices


How to watch videos on your Apple Watch by sending them through the Messages app

You can only watch video on your Apple Watch when it's sent through Messages, not on video platforms like YouTube. Hollis Johnson You can watch video on an Apple Watch, as long as it's embedded in a text message. You can't watch YouTube or other streaming video on your Apple Watch.  When you get a video via the Messages app, you can tap to play and pause, and control the volume with the Digital Crown.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Despite all the ca...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Youtube, Trends, Messages, Apple Watch, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Gadgets (Reference, BI Photo


'What is AQI on an Apple Watch?': How to view the Air Quality Index on your Apple Watch with the AQI complication

The AQI complication on an Apple Watch measures the Air Quality Index in your area. Robert Galbraith/Reuters You can check the AQI (Air Quality Index) on your Apple Watch by adding an AQI display to your watch face.  The AQI is a measurement used by the EPA and other government agencies to describe the relative safety of air quality in a local area. Your Apple Watch will show you the local AQI as a number ranging from 0 to 500 — the lower the number, the safer the air around you is. Visit ...
Tags: Apple, US, Trends, Apple Watch, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Quality, Robert Galbraith, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Complications, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To


Not all Google Pixel phones have a headphone jack — here's a full rundown of every Pixel model

About half of all Google Pixel models have a headphone jack. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The only Google Pixel models that have a headphone jack are the original Google Pixel and Pixels 3a, 4a, and 4a (5G).  All other Google Pixel models — like the Pixel 2, 3, 4, and 5 — don't have a headphone jack, unless you connect a special adapter. If your Google Pixel doesn't have a headphone jack, you may want to invest in wireless Bluetooth headphones, or a headphone jack adapter. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, DAC, Usb-c, Pixel, Headphone Jack, Google Pixel, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference


How to track your sleep with an Apple Watch using the built-in Sleep app or third-party apps

It's easy to track your sleep using an Apple Watch. Apple You can track your sleep on an Apple Watch using the built-in Sleep app, or a variety of third-party apps. To use the Sleep app on your Apple Watch, you'll need to update it to watchOS 7, and have an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer. There are also several third-party sleep tracking apps, like SleepWatch and AutoSleep, that offer more advanced sleep metrics. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Netflix, Apple Watch, App Store, Tech Insider, Health Apps, Sleep Tracking, Christine Kopaczewski, Sleep Apps, SleepWatch, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


How to delete podcasts stored on your Apple Watch from your iPhone's Watch app

You can delete podcasts stored on your Apple Watch to free up crucial space. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider You can delete all stored podcasts from your Apple Watch, or all episodes of a particular podcast by changing your settings in your iPhone's Watch app. If the "Custom" option is selected in your iPhone's Watch app, your watch will store several episodes of any podcasts you select. To delete podcast episodes, turn off the desired podcast in the Podcast section of the Watch app or swi...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Pandora, Apple Watch, Custom, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Apple Podcasts, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Dave Johnson Business Insider


How to check the strength of your Wi-Fi signal on a Mac or PC, and interpret or improve its strength level

You can check your Wi-Fi signal strength with a built-in Mac tool or through an app on a PC. Maskot/Getty Images You can easily check your Wi-Fi signal's strength, right down to the exact dBm levels, on a Mac or PC computer. Signal strength is measured in decibel milliwatts (dBm) and you can install an app on Windows to measure it. You can see this value on a Mac without adding any software. If your signal strength is lower than about 50 dBm, there are troubleshooting steps you should take...
Tags: Google, Mac, Internet, Windows, Trends, Wifi, Wi Fi, Dave Johnson, Internet Speeds, Tech Insider, HBO Max, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To


How to add Apple Podcasts to your Sonos speaker using AirPlay

It's easy to add Apple Podcasts to most Sonos speaker systems. Sonos You can add Apple Podcasts to your Sonos speaker from your iPhone using AirPlay. All you need to do is start playing a podcast from your iPhone, tap the AirPlay icon at the bottom of the screen, and select the Sonos speakers to play it. If you prefer, you can subscribe to podcasts through other streaming services, such as TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stor...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Trends, Sonos, Alexa, Airplay, Control Center, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Home, Apple Podcasts, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To


Some AirPods are water-resistant, but none are waterproof — here's how they stack up, and other earbuds that are waterproof

Your AirPods might not be water-resistant. Bojan89/Getty Images Most AirPod models aren't water-resistant, and none of them are waterproof, so you need to be careful when using them around water, including sweat. Only AirPods Pro are water-resistant, which means they can withstand heavy sweat and small splashes of water. The charging case isn't water-resistant at all, and you should always dry off your AirPods before using or charging them. Apple won't replace water-damaged AirPods, so if...
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, Headphones, Waterproof, Aukey, Tech Insider, Wireless Earbuds, AirPods, Water Resistant, Crystal Cox, Apple AirPods, AirPods Pro, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To


How to connect your Apple Watch to a Wi-Fi connection and unlock all of its features

You can connect your Apple Watch to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. REUTERS/Mike Segar Knowing how to connect your Apple Watch to Wi-Fi can unlock a whole host of new features. You can use an Apple Watch without a Wi-Fi connection or a paired iPhone, but you won't be able to receive messages, stream music, and more. You can connect your Apple Watch to Wi-Fi using the Settings app on your watch. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. To take full advantage ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Control Center, Mike Segar, Apple Apple, Tech Insider, Wi Fi and Bluetooth, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Gadgets (Reference, Abigail Abesamis


How to connect your AirPods to a Mac computer, whether or not you have a paired iPhone

It's easy to connect AirPods to your Mac. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can connect AirPods to a Mac using the Bluetooth menu on the computer. If you've connected your AirPods to your iPhone already, connecting them to your Mac is even easier — just select them in the Volume menu. If that doesn't work, make sure that "Handoff" is enabled on your Mac, and that it's logged into the same iCloud account as your iPhone. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories....
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Bluetooth Headphones, Sierra, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, AirPods, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To


'How does the Apple Card work?': A guide to using Apple's new credit card and its features

The Apple Card works primarily through Apple Pay, a contactless payment system. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Apple Card works as a stand-alone credit card, but is best used in conjunction with Apple Pay or your iPhone's Wallet app. You can use the Apple Card to make purchases and earn cash back, with no additional fees or penalties aside from interest. The Apple Card doesn't have a card number or CCV code like other credit cards, but you can use Apple Pay to generate a secure card n...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Credit Cards, Wallet, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Dave Johnson, CCV, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Apple Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


How to turn on handwashing detection on your Apple Watch to track your handwashing activity

Your Apple Watch can now remind you when to wash your hands, and set a timer when you do. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider You can turn on handwashing detection on an Apple Watch via the watch's Settings app or your iPhone's Watch app. The latest version of the Apple Watch's operating system, watchOS 7, can automatically detect when you're washing your hands. Handwashing detection runs a 20-second timer to help you wash your hands for the minimum amount of time recommended by the World Heal...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, World Health Organization, Apple Watch, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Gadgets (Reference, Smartphones (Reference, World Health Organization (WHO


How to set up parental controls on your Nintendo Switch and customize or disable them

Parental controls are easy to enable on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo To set up parental controls on your Nintendo Switch, you can use the Nintendo Parental Controls app, which is available on both Apple and Android devices. You can also set up parental controls manually on the console, but you won't have access to all the features. You can remove the parental controls at any time by unregistering your Switch from the app. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. O...
Tags: Apple, Google Play Store, Gaming, Trends, Nintendo, Parental Controls, Switch, Tech Insider, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Parental Controls, Parental Control Apps, Nintendo Switch Lite, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


How to send a fax without a fax machine using a free online tool

You can send a fax online without a physical fax machine. Westend61/Getty Images You can send a fax without a fax machine at any time, using free services online. The website GotFreeFax lets you upload documents and images, and send them to any fax number. You can send up to six pages per day for free — after that, you'll need to pay about a dollar per 10 pages. This service only lets you send faxes without a fax machine, not receive them. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library fo...
Tags: Google, Mac, Trends, Pc, Fax, Jennifer, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Jennifer Still


How to connect a Sonos speaker to your network or troubleshoot the connection, and stream music from every corner of your house

It should only take a few minutes to connect a new Sonos speaker. Vantage_DS/shutterstock To connect a Sonos speaker to your network, you can use the Sonos mobile app.The Sonos app should connect your speaker automatically, but if it doesn't, use the "Add Product" menu.Once your new Sonos speaker is connected to your Wi-Fi network, it should sync with the rest of your speakers.Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.Sonos speakers are easy to set up, and will con...
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How to add any printer to your Windows 10 computer using the Settings app

It's easy to add a printer to Windows 10. PhotoPlus Magazine/Getty Images To add a printer in Windows 10, connect it to your computer and open the "Printers & Scanners" menu. If you have a wired printer, make sure that the USB cable is connected to both the printer and your Windows 10 computer. A wireless printer will need to be added to your computer's network first, using a pairing button, network key, or other method. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories....
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Windows, Trends, Pc, Windows 10, Printers, Jennifer, Tech Insider, Printers Scanners, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To



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