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How to connect a PS4 controller to your PC via a USB cable or Bluetooth

You can connect your PS4 controller to a PC using a micro-USB cable or wirelessly via Bluetooth. With a USB, you can connect to your PC via Steam or DS4 Windows Utility. If your PC supports Bluetooth, you can pair and connect your controller wirelessly. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you enjoy using a PS4 controller for PC gaming, you'll be glad to know that there are a few ways to connect your PS4 controller to your Windows 10 PC. Two of these methods invol...
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How to clean your AirPods to remove earwax and improve audio quality

To clean AirPods, you'll need water, alcohol, a cloth, and a fine-edged tool like a toothpick.  Cleaning your AirPods can improve audio quality and reduce your contact with germs.  When cleaning AirPods, be careful not to get water or alcohol inside the earbuds or case. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. AirPods are probably the most popular earbuds on the market right now, especially for iPhone users. But like all earbuds — and all devices — over time they get dir...
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How to connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone and play mobile games with a real controller

You can connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone through the phone's Bluetooth menu. Before you connect it to your iPhone, 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 Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. As addicting and fun as iPhone games are, some games can be tricky to play when all you have is a touchscreen. Th...
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How to install Minecraft Forge and gain access to thousands of new Minecraft mods

Minecraft Forge can transform your game. Picture Alliance/Contributor/Getty Images You can install Minecraft Forge from the Forge website, where it's free to download. Minecraft Forge is an add-on for Minecraft: Java Edition that lets you install and enable mods. Make sure that you download the version of Minecraft Forge that corresponds with your current Minecraft version. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Minecraft is famous for how many mods it has, and ho...
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Twitch emotes: Everything to know about Twitch's wildly popular take on emoji

Twitch emotes have a wide variety of meanings and uses. William Antonelli/Insider Twitch emotes are small emoji-like icons that you can use in any Twitch streamer's chat room. Twitch streamers with enough viewers can upload their own custom emotes for subscribers to use. If you download the third-party extension BetterTTV, you can access dozens of new Twitch emotes for free. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. To the untrained eye, reading a Twitch chat can fee...
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What is GitHub? How to start using the code hosting platform that allows you to easily manage and collaborate on programming projects

GitHub is the standard hosting platform for coders. Getty Images GitHub is a code hosting platform that allows for managing, maintaining, and collaborating on open-source programming projects. To use GitHub, you first need to install a "Git" program, which is software that tracks changes in files. GitHub is the most popular platform for Git repositories and a standard site for coders. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're interested in software or soft...
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What is Python? The popular, scalable programming language, explained

Python is a popular coding language for software and web developers. Maskot/Getty Images Python is a programming language known for its far-reaching applicability that goes beyond web development coding. Python can be a good coding language for new or novice coders because of its readability and use of the English language. Although it's an accessible program to learn and use, Python can be scaled up and implemented for vast, complex tasks, including compiling massive amounts of data a...
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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 screen mirror your iPhone to a TV or Mac computer, with or without AirPlay

Your iPhone has built-in screen mirroring features and options for external mirroring. Apple; Alyssa Powell/Insider You can mirror your iPhone screen to a TV or Mac computer in several ways. AirPlay is the simplest way to screen mirror an iPhone to an Apple TV or Samsung TV. You can also use Roku, Chromecast, or a hardwire connection to mirror an iPhone to a TV or Mac. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you get a lot of mileage streaming on your iPhone, you ...
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What is metadata? Understanding the type of data that describes data sets and determines much of what you see online

Metadata is a common type of data that exists nearly everywhere online. alvarez/Getty Images Metadata is a term for data that describes the attributes of another set of data. Metadata can determine much of what you encounter online, from the top search results returned in Google to the contents of the ads you see. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. "Metadata" is one of those techy buzzwords you'll frequently hear in the discourse surrounding internet privacy, ...
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What is CSS? Understanding the coding language that styles a webpage beyond plain text and photos

CSS is important website coding that improves the user interface and experience. alvarez/Getty Images CSS is a programming language that lets you customize the color, font, and layout of an HTML-coded website. CSS adds vibrancy to the online experience because without it, websites would look like identical bland lines of text and images. There are three distinct CSS styles that you can use when designing your website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Even if yo...
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What is a firewall? Understanding the security measure that protects against cyber threats

A firewall is an important security feature for protecting your devices against cyberattacks. Maskot/Getty Images A firewall is a key cybersecurity feature for protecting a home or office network from malware and other online threats. There are distinct forms and types of firewalls, and some are considered more secure than others. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Many of us live with the fear of a cyberattack disrupting our computer-dependent lives - not to men...
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What does DM mean? Understanding the popular internet shorthand that refers to private messaging

DM means "direct message." Alyssa Powell/Insider DM is an acronym for a private "direct message" sent online. The term gained popularity on Facebook and Twitter, where you can send and receive direct messages for private communication separate from your public feed. The "DM" terminology as it's used now can refer to private messages on any number of social media services that host messaging, including Instagram, Discord, and Twitch. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more s...
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What does NSFW mean? Understanding the internet shorthand used to describe content that's not suitable in professional settings

NSFW means "not safe for work." Alyssa Powell/Insider NSFW is an internet acronym that means "not safe for work." NSFW often serves as a content warning, urging the viewer to use discretion or avoid the post or image when they are in a professional or public setting. On the more extreme end, content may carry a NSFL (not safe for life) tag to warn about potentially disturbing content. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've spent any time on social media...
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What does NSFW mean? A guide to the internet acronym for content that's not suitable in professional settings, and terms related to it

NSFW means "not safe for work." Alyssa Powell/Insider NSFW is an internet acronym that means "not safe for work." NSFW often serves as a content warning, urging the viewer to use discretion or avoid the post or image when they are in a professional or public setting. On the more extreme end, content may carry a NSFL (not safe for life) tag to warn about potentially disturbing content. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've spent any time on social media...
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How to find your AirPods when you've lost them

You can locate your lost AirPods using the Find My app on an Apple device, or by visiting iCloud.com in a browser. Stephen Lam/Getty Images To find your AirPods, you can use the Find My app from an Apple device or iCloud.com. The Find My app will reveal the current or last known location of your AirPods. If the AirPods earbuds are charged and within range of a Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, you can also have the earbuds emit a helpful chirping sound via Find My. Visit Insider's Tech ...
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How to add friends in 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' and have them visit your in-game island

Island-hopping on Nintendo's "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" is a fun activity to do with friends. "Animal Crossing: New Horizons"/Nintendo You can add friends in "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" through the Nintendo Switch's Friend List. Invites for online play can also be sent to anyone with a one-time randomly generated "Dodo Code." Once a friend has been on your island once, you can become "Best Friends," giving them more privileges while visiting. Visit Insider's Tech Refe...
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How to install 'Minecraft' shaders and transform the game's graphics

To install shaders in "Minecraft: Java Edition," you'll first need to download a free program called OptiFine. Once OptiFine is installed, all you need to do is move the shader files into a specific folder on your computer. Installing shaders in "Minecraft" can make your game more beautiful, but also harder to run. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. At first glance, "Minecraft" is not a very pretty game. It looks more like a world of Legos than anything, with sharp...
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How to make a map in 'Minecraft' to keep track of your location and world

Making a map in "Minecraft" takes just a few simple materials. Emma Witman/Insider You can make a map in "Minecraft" by combining a compass with eight pages of paper. If you hold a map as you travel, it'll track your location and record information about the land around you. Once you've made a map in "Minecraft," you can craft banners to mark off special points in the world. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. "Minecraft" worlds are massive, and it's ea...
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How to find a saddle in 'Minecraft' and use it to ride horses, pigs, and more

Saddles aren't hard to find in "Minecraft." William Antonelli/Insider You can find a saddle in "Minecraft" in treasure chests, by fishing, by trading, or by hunting. Saddles are one of the few items in "Minecraft" that can't be crafted. Once you have a saddle, you can use it to ride horses, Striders, pigs, and more. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A saddle is one of the rare "Minecraft" items that can't actually be crafted. Like the Elytra, one of t...
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How to tame a fox in 'Minecraft' and get the game's cutest NPC to follow you

Taming a fox in 'Minecraft' isn't as easy as you might think. Emma Witman/Insider You can tame a fox in "Minecraft" by breeding two wild foxes. The baby fox they spawn will automatically be tamed, but will follow its parents until you lead it away. To breed wild foxes in "Minecraft," you'll need to enclose them in a pen and then feed them sweet berries. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Foxes have been part of Minecraft since 2018, and it's on...
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How to update 'Minecraft: Bedrock' or 'Java' on a computer, console, or phone

It's easy to update "Minecraft," no matter how you play. Microsoft "Minecraft" should update automatically, but you can check for updates manually in a few different ways. "Minecraft: Bedrock Edition" can be updated through your device's app store, while "Java" players should use the Launcher app. Although updates are important, "Java" players should note that they can break some mods. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The mega-popular sandbox game "Minec...
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How to make an enchantment table in 'Minecraft' to power up your weapons and armor

Enchantment tables can give your "Minecraft" gear new life. William Antonelli/Insider You can make an enchantment table in "Minecraft" by combining diamonds, obsidian, lapis lazuli, and a book. Enchantment tables give your gear magical buffs, which you'll need to spend experience points to activate. Enchanted weapons and armor are some of the best gear in all of "Minecraft." Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. For as simple as "Minecraft" seems when you first s...
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How to fly in 'Minecraft' in either Creative or Survival mode

There are two simple ways to fly in "Minecraft." Picture Alliance/Contributor/Getty Images There are two distinct ways to fly in "Minecraft," in either Creative or Survival mode. In "Minecraft's" Creative or Spectator modes, you can fly by double-tapping the jump button. In Survival mode, you'll need to craft the Elytra item, which gives your character a pair of angel wings. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. "Minecraft" maps can be massive, so it's no...
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How to download new Minecraft maps and add them to your game

It's easy to download and play on new maps in "Minecraft." Mojang You can download "Minecraft" maps that others have made and play on them yourself. "Minecraft" maps can be downloaded for free from community sites like Minecraft Maps or CurseForge. Once you've downloaded a "Minecraft" map, you can play on it by placing it in your game's "saves" folder. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. "Minecraft" - and in particular the original, mod-friendly "Java" ...
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Modem vs. router: The differences between the pieces of hardware that connect you to the internet, explained

Though they can be combined into one device, modems and routers serve different purposes. CASEZY/Getty Images A modem and router work in tandem to deliver you an internet connection. Even if the modem and router are combined in the same hardware, they serve distinct functions. The modem communicates with the internet service provider to get you access to the internet; the router acts as a management tool for your local area network. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stori...
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How to connect and pair a PS4 controller to your PC using Bluetooth or a USB cable

You can connect a PS4 controller to your PC via Steam, the DS4 Windows Utility, or Bluetooth. To connect your PS4 controller to a PC using Steam or the DS4 Windows Utility, you'll need a micro-USB cable. When you pair your PS4 controller on a PC with Bluetooth, the connection is wireless. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Hardcore PC gamers often swear by the precision of a mouse and keyboard - it's so popular that even console players sometimes prefer keyboar...
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How to make an End Portal in 'Minecraft,' and use it to find the game's final boss

An End Portal can be found or crafted, depending on the game mode. Emma Witman/Insider You can make an End Portal in "Minecraft" by adding twelve Eyes of Ender to a broken portal. In Survival mode, broken End Portals can be found in underground strongholds scattered across the world. If you're playing in "Minecraft's" Creative Mode, you can build an entire End Portal in seconds. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When "Minecraft" first came out, there wasn...
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How to install OptiFine to massively enhance 'Minecraft's' graphics and add new features

You can install OptiFine for free by downloading it from the official website, and then launching "Minecraft." OptiFine can be used with Minecraft Forge, or separately from it. OptiFine lets you optimize "Minecraft" for your computer, as well as change the graphics. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. OptiFine is a versatile program that many "Minecraft" players can't imagine going without, particularly when playing on a less capable computer. It's a "Minecraft:...
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Yes, 'Minecraft' is cross-platform - here's how to play with your friends on any system

"Minecraft" is almost fully cross-platform. picture alliance / Contributor/Getty Images "Minecraft" offers cross-platform gameplay for both editions of the game, but in different ways. If you're playing "Minecraft: Bedrock Edition," you can play with Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and smartphone players. If you're playing "Minecraft: Java Edition," you can play with Windows, Mac, and Linux players. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Over the past few ...
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