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How to get new Procreate brushes and add them to the iPad app

It only takes a few moments to add brushes to Procreate. Apple You can add brushes to Procreate by downloading .brush files onto your iPad. New Procreate brushes can be downloaded or bought from a variety of websites. To download Procreate brushes onto your iPad, you'll save them to the Files app and then "share" it to Procreate. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Procreate is one of the premiere drawing and sketching apps for iPad. With a variety of features ...
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How to back up photos to iCloud from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Syncing your photos to iCloud saves them to the cloud so you don't lose them if anything happens to your device. Carles Navarro Parcerisas/Getty Images You can easily back up photos to iCloud from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. When backed up to iCloud, your photos won't be lost if something happens to your device. Once connected to iCloud, your photos can always be accessed on the iCloud website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're someone who l...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mac, Trends, Icloud, Apple Photos, Catalina, Tech Insider, iCloud Storage, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


What is Google Shopping? How the e-commerce service works for buyers and sellers

Google Shopping is a great way to compare prices and products from different retailers. Westend61/Getty Images Google Shopping is a Google service that hosts a variety of online stores and allows users to easily compare prices on products from various vendors. Google Shopping offers its comparative item listings with accompanying photos and prices on a single, filterable search results page. Among other benefits of the service, online sellers can list their products for free on Google Shop...
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How to download iCloud for Windows so you can sync your files across Apple devices and a PC

There are two ways you can download iCloud for Windows. Sharaf Maksumov/Shutterstock You can download iCloud for Windows through the Microsoft Store or directly from Apple. iCloud for Windows allows you to access and sync files to your Apple devices from a PC. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you own and use Apple devices, you may want to sync your files and data to iCloud so that you can back them up and access them regardless of where you are and which dev...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Windows, Download, Trends, Pc, Icloud, Microsoft Store, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still, Sharaf Maksumov Shutterstock


What is Ethernet? The wired network connection, explained

Ethernet is a wired internet connection that uses Ethernet cables. Professor25/Getty Images Ethernet is the most common type of local area network (LAN) technology, and it involves a hardwired connection to the internet. Ethernet comes in several varieties including Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10-gigabit Ethernet. While Ethernet is more stable and secure than Wi-Fi, it is typically less accessible and can be more expensive. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stori...
Tags: Trends, Internet Access, Cables, Wifi, Ethernet, Routers, Wi Fi, LAN, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still


What is JavaScript? The dynamic programming language for websites, explained

Web developers use JavaScript to enhance the websites we visit every day. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images JavaScript is a text-based programming language that's commonly used to make webpages more dynamic and interactive for visitors. JavaScript offers functionality for features such as image carousels, playing media on a webpage, and displaying countdowns and timers. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While you may not be actively aware of it, JavaScript is used i...
Tags: Google, Web Development, Trends, Css, Javascript, Coding, Html, Computer Programming, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still, Luis Alvarez Getty


How to access and manage your iCloud account on any device

You can access iCloud easily, as long as you have an internet connection. Nikkimeel/Shutterstock You can access iCloud on any computer or phone by going to icloud.com. On an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, your Apple ID menu lets you manage iCloud and choose what data it saves. To access iCloud on a new device, you might need to enter a two-factor authentication code. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're like most users, you've probably got more data stored ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mac, Cloud Storage, Trends, Icloud, Apple Id, Tech Insider, iCloud Storage, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Apple Music AppleCare


How to use App Tracking Transparency to stop apps from collecting your data and location on Apple devices

With the release of iOS 14.5, you can turn off apps' ability to track you on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. PeopleImages/Getty Images App Tracking Transparency (ATT) forces apps on Apple devices to ask your permission before tracking your activity across other apps and websites. Many apps will track things like your current location or your buying habits without asking permission; opting in to ATT will reduce apps' ability to do this. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library fo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Ipad, Iphone Apps, Trends, Apple TV, Att, Apple Id, Tech Insider, Ryan Ariano, Ios 14, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, iPhone Settings


Google search dark mode: How to turn on the darkened screen feature that's in beta testing

Google search has a dark mode that's currently in beta testing. Getty Images Google search's dark mode gives you the option to darken the appearance of your searches on a desktop or mobile device. It works through Google's search feature, so you don't have to use the Chrome browser to access it. Dark mode searches are still in beta, so you may not have access yet. If dark mode is available for you, you will be notified you have access to it on the Google homepage or search ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Google Search, Tech Insider, Dark Mode, Getty Images Google, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino


How to add your business to Google and get it displayed on Google Maps for customers to find

You can add your business to Google from Google's My Business website. Kathrin Ziegler/Getty Images When you add a business to Google, it can help bring in new customers and streams of revenue. You can customize your Google Business page with hours, photos, services, and more. When you add a location or service area for your business, it becomes searchable on Google Maps. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Adding your business to Google - whether it's a...
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Is BlueStacks safe? How to keep yourself protected while using the Android emulator

Make sure to download BlueStacks from the official website. Westend61/Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky BlueStacks, the popular Android emulator for Mac and PC, is generally safe to use. Cybersecurity experts recommend only downloading Android apps that you know are safe. When you download BlueStacks, it'll see your IP address and device settings, along with your public Google account. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're like most p...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Gaming, Samsung, Trends, Cybersecurity, Internet Safety, Emulators, McAfee, Emulator, AMD Intel, Tech Insider, BlueStacks, ProPrivacy, Dave Hatter


How to set your Slack status and let coworkers know you're away or busy

It's easy to update your Slack status on desktop or mobile. rafapress/Shutterstock You can set your status on Slack to show that you're out of the office, away at lunch, in a meeting, and more. Your Slack status can be anything you choose, and you can even pick an emoji to go with it. To set your Slack status in the desktop app, click your avatar; in the mobile app, tap the "You" icon. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Social media is built on status upda...
Tags: Google, Trends, Chat Apps, Slack, Status, Tech Insider, Status Update, Slack App, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli


How to zip files on your computer or phone to save space

It's easy to zip your files on any system. Nisian Hughes/Getty Images When you "zip" a file, you'll compress its data and reduce how much space it takes up on your computer or phone. Nearly all devices have built-in tools that let you zip (and later unzip) files. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Over time, your collection of photos, videos, documents, and games can take up a lot of space. Fortunately, there's a way to free up storage space without ha...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Ipad, Mac, Windows, Trends, Pc, Computers, Chromebook, Linux, Files, Tech Insider, Zip, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


How to turn off iCloud features or sign out of your iCloud account on any device

You can customize which apps on your devices are connected to iCloud, or turn off iCloud entirely. Westend61/Getty Images You can turn off iCloud features on most Apple devices and on a Windows computer. You can also log out of iCloud entirely on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows computer. Turning off certain iCloud features helps you control what data is synced across your devices. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It can be a comfort to know that all your da...
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How to scan a QR code on your phone or computer

A man scans QR Code in a magazine. wundervisuals/Getty Images You can scan a QR code using the camera on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Scanning QR codes lets you easily access websites, restaurant menus, videos, and more. Most smartphones have QR scanners built-in, but you'll have to download third-party apps to do it on your Mac or PC. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're vigilant, you can find QR codes everywhere. These black-and-white sq...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Microsoft, Mac, Trends, Pc, Qr Codes, Scanning, Tech Insider, Google Lens, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Ron Lyons Jr


How to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription

It's easy to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription, though you have to it on the Spotify website. Yinjia Pan/Getty Images To cancel Spotify Premium, you must do it on the Spotify website in a mobile or desktop web browser. You can't cancel your Spotify Premium subscription through the mobile app or desktop app. If you subscribed to Spotify with your Apple ID, you can cancel your subscription from your iPhone or iPad's Settings. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library fo...
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How to print directly from Google Docs on any device

It's easy to print a document from Google Docs on any device. Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images You can print from Google Docs on your computer or from the mobile app on Apple and Android devices. To print from the Google Docs mobile app, go to the "Share & export" page within the "More" menu. On a computer, you can print a Google Doc from the "File" menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Docs is a great choice for simple document creation. Not only is i...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google Chrome, Google, Android, Ipad, Google Drive, Microsoft, Trends, Google Docs, Print, Printers, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


How to create and customize a Google Group to email with a large group of people

Google Groups makes it easy to collaborate with coworkers through online group conversation. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images Google Groups allow you to email a large group of people at once. You can create a Google Group with contacts in a few quick steps on your computer. You can also customize your Google Group privacy and email settings at any time. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Sometimes email is too cumbersome a tool for messaging multiple people. That...
Tags: Google, Post, Email, Trends, Groups, Group, Digest, The Group, Google Group, Forums, Google Groups, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino


How to schedule an Uber ride in advance, or cancel a scheduled ride if you no longer need it

It's easy to schedule an Uber ride in advance right from the Uber mobile app. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images You can schedule an Uber ride for hours, days, and even weeks ahead of time on the Uber mobile app. For a scheduled ride, Uber sets a price range that you don't pay until later. It's possible to cancel a scheduled Uber ride and get money back if it's early enough. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Scheduling an Uber ride for later is incr...
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How to export and import your Chrome bookmarks to access your favorite websites on any device

You can easily import and export your bookmarks in Google Chrome. Justin Paget/Getty Images You can export Chrome bookmarks using the Bookmark Manager tool. Exported Chrome bookmarks will be put into an HTML file, which can then be imported into other browsers. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Like most web browsers, Google Chrome lets you "bookmark" pages so you can easily find them again later. And if you have Chrome linked to your Google account, you can acce...
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What is assistive technology? Understanding accessibility features and services

Hearing aids are an assistive tech device that amplify sounds for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. miodrag ignjatovic/Getty Images Assistive technology devices and services help users with disabilities perform tasks like typing, drawing, and more. Assistive technology comes in dozens of forms, and can be built to help with a specific need or a general issue. Text-to-speech programs and prosthetics are two different forms of assistive technology. Visit Insider's Tech Reference li...
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How to change your default browser on a Mac computer

Switching your default web browser on a Mac computer only takes a minute. Heath Korvola/Getty Images You can change the default browser on Mac in System Preferences or your browser's settings page. Macs set Safari as the default browser, but you can change it to any other browser, like Chrome. When you change your default browser, any links you click will open in your preferred browser. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Mac computers come with Apple's ...
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How to schedule a Google Meet appointment or start one immediately

There are several ways to schedule a Google Meet call. JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images To schedule a Google Meet call, you can use Google Calendar, Gmail, or Meet itself. You can also start an "instant meeting," a Google Meet call that begins immediately. Once you schedule or start a Google Meet call, you can invite or share the link with anyone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Meet is one of the most popular video conferencing apps around. But to use it, you...
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How to update Google Chrome on your computer or smartphone

It's easy to update Chrome on any device. Anadolu Agency/Contributor/Getty Images Google Chrome updates download automatically on every device by default. You'll need to restart Google Chrome on your computer to let the updates actually install. On a smartphone or tablet, Chrome updates through the app store like any other app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Chrome updates automatically as new versions are released. However, there may be times w...
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How to share your screen on Google Meet and present to all attendees

It's easy to share your screen during a Google Meet call on any device. Prasit photo/Getty Images You can share your screen on Google Meet to present documents, webpages, or tabs in the meeting. Google Meet lets you share your screen on a computer or mobile device. On a computer, you can choose whether you want to share the entire screen or only a window or tab. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In the age of remote work, Google Meet, the teleconferencing t...
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How to block YouTube channels so they can't comment on your videos

It's easy to block channels on YouTube. Photo Illustration by Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. You can block YouTube channels to prevent users from commenting on your videos or channel. Blocked YouTube channels can still watch your videos, but all their previous comments will be hidden. YouTube channels you block won't be told that they've been blocked. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The internet is great - until you come ...
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How to create a QR code in 2 different ways to direct people to a website, document, or other media

It's easy to create a QR code to send customers to your restaurant's menu or share an event invitation with friends. Carlina Teteris/Getty Images You can create a QR code using a QR generator or by selecting the "Share" option in the Google Chrome mobile app. QR codes have a variety of uses, for both personal and professional means. QR codes can direct people to a specific website, or an uploaded image or document. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. QR cod...
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How to make and edit a table of contents in Google Docs to easily navigate to sections of a document

Adding a table of contents to your Google Doc only takes a moment. lechatnoir/Getty Images You can create a table of contents in a Google Doc with a computer, iPhone, or iPad. Google Docs' table of contents feature gives readers an organized outline of the entire document. Your table of contents' sections will be automatically generated based on the headings in your Google Doc. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Docs quickly became one of the web...
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How to block emails on any service or app and save your inbox from spam

You can block emails on any popular service in a few simple steps. Apple; Gmail; Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Every email service lets you block emails, giving you the power to decide whose emails you see and whose get deleted. Email blocking is especially useful if you find yourself flooded with spam or promotional emails. You can block specific email addresses, and some providers even let you block certain email topics. Visit Insider's Tech Reference libr...
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What is Google Scholar? How to use the academic database for research

Google Scholar, like other academic databases, can help you find critical sources. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Google Scholar is a searchable database of scholarly literature. It connects users with studies and journal articles on nearly any topic of interest. Not all articles are free - you might need a membership to read the full versions. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Established in 2004, Google Scholar is a massive database of scholarly literature t...
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