Tech


Posts filtered by tags: Tech Reference[x]


 

How to sign up for Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program and get a new discounted iPhone every year

The iPhone Upgrade Program is made for Apple die hards. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program lets you easily upgrade your iPhone whenever a new model is released. The iPhone Upgrade Program loans you an iPhone, which you'll then make monthly payments on - once you've made 12 payments, you can upgrade it. You can sign up for the iPhone Upgrade Program with most major carriers, and AppleCare+ coverage is included. Visit Insider's Tech Reference libra...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Social Security, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, iPhone Upgrade Program, New Iphone, Apple Upgrade Program, Iphone Upgrade, AT T Sprint Verizon, Tech Reference, Tech How To, BI Photo, Smartphones (Reference, William Antonelli


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 ...
Tags: Google, Ipad, Trends, Tech Insider, ProCreate, iPadOS, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Paintbrushes, Art apps


How to set up Focus, a new iPhone feature that lets you block all notifications except from certain people or apps

Focus is a new productivity tool for your iPhone. PeopleImages/Getty Images Focus is a new iPhone feature that lets you block all notifications except from specific people or apps. Introduced in iOS 15, Focus is like an advanced version of Do Not Disturb. Some Focus options also let you automatically reply with a prewritten message to anyone who texts you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're a longtime iPhone user, you're familiar with Do Not Dist...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Productivity, Trends, Focus, Control Center, Tech Insider, Do Not Disturb, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, William Antonelli, iOS 15, Focus Status, PeopleImages Getty Images Focus


How to properly clean your Apple Watch band, as well as your Digital Crown and Watch face

It's important to properly clean your Apple Watch so you don't damage it. DeFodi Images / Contributor/Getty Images You can clean your Apple Watch band, face, and Digital Crown to ensure the longevity of your device. Cleaning your Apple Watch band can also enhance comfort and reduce the chance of skin irritation. Use a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth to clean and dry your Apple Watch. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Regularly cleaning your Apple Watch, p...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple Watch, watchOS, Apple Watch Bands, Tech Insider, Apple watch accessories, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Cleaning How To, Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Sport Band Nike Sport Band, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Don


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


How to transfer videos from an iPhone to a Mac wirelessly

To keep your videos safe in case something happens to your iPhone, you can transfer them to your Mac in a few different ways. lechatnoir/Getty Images You can transfer videos from your iPhone to your Mac computer using AirDrop or iCloud. When you transfer videos with AirDrop, both devices need to be within a few feet to connect. You can also sync photos with iCloud so all new iPhone photos automatically transfer to your Mac. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mac, Trends, Icloud, Apple Photos, Tech Insider, iCloud Storage, Laura McCamy, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


How to make a FaceTime audio call on your Apple Watch using Siri or the Phone app

Using FaceTime Audio on an Apple Watch can give you a better connection than a regular phone call. JUNG YEON-JE / Staff/Getty Images You can use FaceTime on your Apple Watch to make and receive audio calls. Apple Watches don't allow FaceTime video calls because they don't have a built-in camera. You can place an Apple Watch FaceTime call using Siri or your watch's Phone app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of the best parts of having an Apple...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Apple Watch, Facetime, Apple Watch Apps, Tech Insider, Jung Yeon, FaceTime Apple, FaceTime Audio, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, William Antonelli, Jennifer Still


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...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Shopping, US, Trends, Online Shopping, Google Shopping, Consumers, Shopify, Merchants, SERP, Tech Insider, Google VPN, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


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 buy more iCloud storage for your iPhone, and what you'll pay for each storage plan

If you've reached storage capacity on your iPhone, you can upgrade your iCloud storage plan from the Settings app. Nikkimeel/Shutterstock You can buy more iCloud storage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch from the Settings app. Your iPhone comes with 5GB of iCloud storage for free, but you can buy up to 2TB. The 50GB iCloud storage plan is generally enough for one person and costs $1 per month. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you buy an iPhone, you...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Trends, Icloud, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, iCloud Storage, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, iPhone Settings


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 contact Apple Support for help with your iPhone, Mac, and more

It's surprisingly easy to contact Apple Support. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images There are several ways to contact Apple Support via phone or computer. Apple's main customer support phone number is 1-800-275-2273 in the US. You can also contact Apple Support using the Support website, the Support app, or by going to an Apple Store. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple devices are expensive, which means that if you encounter a problem,...
Tags: Apple, Support, US, Trends, Customer Service, Apple Support, Tech Support, Tech Insider, Alex Tai, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, William Antonelli


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 back up messages on your iPhone with iCloud or a Mac computer

If you want to make sure you never lose your text messages, you can back them up from your iPhone. kimberrywood/Getty Images You can back up messages on an iPhone to your iCloud account, or sync messages with your Mac. When you back up your messages to iCloud, you can view them on the iCloud website. When you sync iPhone messages to your Mac, you can view and send texts from your computer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In most cases, a lost text message isn...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mac, Imessage, Iphone Apps, Trends, Icloud, Text Messages, Steven John, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


How to back up messages on your iPhone with Cloud or a Mac computer

If you want to make sure you never lose your text messages, you can back them up from your iPhone. kimberrywood/Getty Images You can back up messages on an iPhone to your iCloud account, or sync messages with your Mac. When you back up your messages to iCloud, you can view them on the iCloud website. When you sync iPhone messages to your Mac, you can view and send texts from your computer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In most cases, a lost text message isn...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mac, Imessage, Iphone Apps, Trends, Icloud, Text Messages, Steven John, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


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...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Small Business, Trends, Google Maps, Google Search Console, Google My Business, Tech Insider, Google Business Photos, PayPal Business, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Eliza Goodwin, Kathrin Ziegler Getty


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 type the degree symbol on your computer, phone, or tablet keyboard

It's easy to type a degree symbol on any common keyboard. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images You can type a degree symbol with your keyboard using key combinations on a computer or numerical keyboard menus on a phone or tablet. For instance, on a PC you can use the numpad code Alt + 0176; on a Mac, use Shift + Option + 8. You can also use third-party apps to remap your keyboard, which can make the degree symbol easier to type. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. For as...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Ipad, Keyboards, Mac, Trends, Pc, Keyboard, Chromebook, Unicode, Degree, Typing, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference


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


Chromebooks are a special type of laptop - here's what makes them different

There are a few key differences between Chromebooks and other laptops. Hollis Johnson/Insider Chromebooks are a specific kind of laptop that run Chrome OS instead of Windows or macOS. Compared to Mac or PC laptops, Chromebooks put heavy focus on Google apps and websites. In short, all Chromebooks are laptops, but not all laptops are Chromebooks. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A few years ago, if you wanted to buy a laptop, you'd have two choices: a Mac or ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mac, Trends, Intel, Pc, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Ram, MacBook Air, Laptop, Chromebooks, Laptops, Chromebooks Google, Dell Inspiron, Hollis Johnson


How to delete a comment on Instagram, or hide and restrict comments

There's a few different ways to delete or hide comments on Instagram. Marko Geber/Getty Images You can delete a comment on Instagram if you've written it on someone else's post, or if someone else has written it on your post. You can also hide offensive comments, or block certain users' comments on your posts. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Social media may be forever, but a comment with a typo, or one that you regret posting, doesn't hav...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Instagram App, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Eliza Goodwin, Marko Geber Getty, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Social Media (Reference, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider How, Privacy Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


How to remove followers on your Instagram account without them finding out

It's easy to remove specific followers from your followers list on Instagram. d3sign/Getty Images You can remove followers on Instagram so that they can no longer view your content. You can remove a follower from your Followers list on your profile, or from the follower's profile. When you remove a follower, they aren't notified of the change, but they can still request to follow you back. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you want to prevent cer...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Steven John, Instagram App, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Social Media (Reference, Followers Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


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...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Mac, Windows, Trends, Apple Watch, Icloud, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


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...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Trends, Apple App Store, Spotify Premium, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still, Chrissy Montelli, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Spotify Group Session, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Subscriptions Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


How to speed up a video on your iPhone with iMovie or the Photos app

You can adjust the speed of your iPhone videos using the iMovie app or Slo-mo in the Photos app. martin-dm/Getty Images To speed up video on your iPhone, you can use iMovie or the Photos app. You can speed up a video in iMovie by using the "Speed" button in the video editing toolbar. You can speed up a Slo-mo video in Photos by dragging the vertical bars below the frame viewer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You can speed up a video on an iPhone in two diff...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Video Editing, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Video Editing Apps, iMovie, Photos App, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Select Slo mo Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider



Filters
show more filters
June - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
July - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
August - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031