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How To: De-Bloating Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Delete Preloaded Android Apps for Good

The Google Play Store exists so you can download as many apps as your heart desires (and as your memory can hold). Sure, you may only use them once, but it's your choice—and isn't that what life is really about? With that said, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 already comes with a ton of preloaded apps from Google, Samsung, and your device carrier, like Yellow Pages and Google Earth—both of which I never use. So why is it that Android won't let me remove or uninstall them?!

How To: Use the new Minecraft Seeds world generator in Minecraft Beta 1.3

Minecraft generates a new world every time you start a new game. This adds tremendous replay value, but also means you can easily get screwed by starting a game that's in a world that just happens to suck. No more! The 1.3 Beta update released in February allows you to both create as many world as you want AND do many more things with seeds than before. Every world has a seed, and now you can save the seed from any world you make to reuse later and load millions of seeds preloaded into the ga...

How To: Copy a downloaded eBook to a Kobo Wireless eReader

Through Thursday, January 19th, Borders is offering the Kobo Wireless eReader for $99 with coupon—that's $40 off its typical retail price of $139! Though the Kobo Wireless eReader comes preloaded with 100 out-of-copyright classics, new users will nevertheless be interested in filling their new eReaders with their own books.

How To: Cut, copy, and paste on your iPhone

You love your iPhone and you can't live without it, but it's lacked the basic ability to cut, copy, and paste across multiple apps. With Apple's OS 3.0 upgrade, you can do it all with just a few taps. Watch this Howcast guide to learn how to cut, copy, and paste on your iPhone.

How To: Set the wallpaper on an Android cell phone

Want to give your new Android enable mobile device a personal touch? Well, your phone comes preloaded with wallpapers that you can use, and you just have to find the right one that fits your personality. Adding the wallpaper to your phone is easy. Go to gallery, flip through the stock wallpapers, and select the one you want by clicking "select" — Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is to set the wallpaper on an Android cell phone.

How To: Turn a Microsoft Windows PC into a web server with XAMPP

In this clip, you'll learn how to convert a Microsoft Windows desktop or laptop computer into a personal web server (or webserver) with XAMPP, an Apache distribution that compes preloaded with PHP and MySQL. Whether you're new to the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor scripting language or are a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free video programming lesson. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look

News: Always-Updated List of Carriers That Support RCS Universal Profile

In November 2016, the RCS Universal Profile (Rich Communications Services) was introduced. The technology takes text messaging to the 21st century, emulating many of the features found in IM apps like WhatsApp and iMessage, but working through your phone number like regular SMS or MMS. The only thing is, your carrier needs to support RCS-UP to use the feature. Thankfully, the list is growing.

How To: Steal Your Friends' Cool Instagram Stories Effects

When watching stories in your Instagram feed, there's a high probability that you'll come across an AR filter that you'll want to try out for yourself. A quick browse and search in the Effect Gallery will bring up nothing in most cases. But all of that unproductive work isn't necessary because there's a faster and simpler way to get the AR effect in Instagram Stories, and it works all of the time.

How To: Make Your Headphones Always Control Your Favorite Music App on Your Galaxy

I don't know about you, but I like to listen to music throughout the day. As I am writing articles or doing some cardio at the gym, I go through my playlist, only stopping the music in situations where I have to. And ever since I switched to the Samsung Galaxy S10+, this has gotten even easier to do.

How To: Transform Your Android into a Sony Xperia Z3

Sony's latest flagship, the Xperia Z3, comes with some pretty high-end hardware, but what really draws me to it are the aesthetics of its ROM, Xperia UI. Even though my HTC One M8 can still go toe-to-toe with the Z3 in a performance matchup, there is something about Sony's UI that is simply missing from my HTC.

How To: Boot Linux from Your Android onto Any Mac or PC

Linux may not be the most popular consumer operating system out there, but what it lacks in consumer app variety, it definitely makes up for in flexibility and security. And if you've ever tinkered with a Linux distro, you know how easy they are to install—most of the time, I skip standard installation and boot directly from a CD.

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