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How to download photos from iCloud to your iPhone Did you recently get a new iPhone? Perhaps you upgraded, or your last one had an untimely demise. Either way, in this situation you’ll be grateful for iCloud backing up and syncing all of our stuff. Especially your pictures. But now you’re probably wondering how to get those photos from… Read more... Download and install older versions of OS X on a Mac So, you’ve decided to download an older version of Mac OS X. There are many reasons that could point you to this radical decision. To begin with, some of your apps may not be working properly (or simply crash) on newer operating systems. Also, you may have noticed your Mac’s… Read more... How to remove the threat of IceFog from your Mac Unlike some malware and spyware attacks, this is sophisticated, relentless and highly targeted. In particular, Mac users across South East Asia and Japan have been the focus. First identified in 2013 - which doesn't mean it has vanished as there have been more recent reports - IceFog is a program… Read more... How to trim a video on iPhone Shooting videos on iPhone has never been easier or more fun. Whether you took a video of the stupid thing you thought was really funny when you were bored at home, or captured the moment Dad got crazy on the dancefloor at your cousin’s wedding, you might be wishing you… Read more... Best photo filter apps for creative iPhone photos Whether or not you consider yourself a photographer, you likely snap lots of photos with your iPhone, which does a fabulous job of capturing special moments without a huge amount of work on your end. If you want to get a little more creative with your photos, there’s a variety… Read more... CleanMyPC vs Windows Add or Remove Programs tool: choose your way to uninstall Each time you install a program on Windows, it goes with several files and sometimes registry entries. That’s why, when you want to uninstall the program you need to remove these files and entries too, otherwise they are piled up on your hard drive. Windows OS has a "native" uninstallation… Read more... How to delete Documents and Data on iPhone We’ve all been there. One seemingly normal day, you’re trying to download a new app on your iPhone when you get hit with the dreaded “iPhone Storage Full” notification. So you feverishly go through your phone looking for things to delete. Text conversations from two years ago. Games you downloaded… Read more... How to flip and rotate a video on iPhone We’ve all recorded a video only to rewatch it moments later and notice it was filmed sideways. And, unfortunately, there is no simple rotate button for videos like there is for photos. In fact, when you tap Edit in the Photos app, the only option it gives you for videos… Read more... Best iPhone camera lenses to level up your photography As you already know, your iPhone is equipped with a high-quality camera that lets you capture stunning photos without a huge amount of effort. But those photos are still a far cry from what a DSLR with a high-powered lens can produce. So here’s a compromise: an external iPhone lens.… Read more... How to uninstall Windows Store apps efficiently Windows (especially Windows 10) comes with many built-in programs like Groove Music, Calculator, Calendar, Mail, Weather. However, not all of these apps are really helpful. For example, what’s the last time you’ve launched the Groove Music app? Or checked the MSN Weather? Or used native Microsoft mail and messaging programs?… Read more...

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