A UV filter is a glass filter that attaches to the front of your camera lens and blocks ultraviolet rays. They used to be necessary for film photography, but now most photographers use them to protect their lenses.
Android and iOS are constantly running in parallel, copying (and expanding on) each other’s features. But they’re not always at parity. Here’s a closer look at a handful of things Android can do that you won’t find on iPhone—even after you upgrade to iOS 12 this Fall.
Noise-isolating headphones are great, but if you have a favorite pair of earbuds that you just can’t part with, you can turn them into noise-isolating earbuds of sorts that block out outside noise without spending a bunch of money.
Something called storedownloadd is taking up a lot of CPU power, which you noticed while using Activity Monitor. Don’t panic: it’s just the Mac App Store downloading some software for you.
RAW is an image format that contains a lot more data than JPG. It’s designed so that you can capture as much data as possible with your camera, giving you more editing flexibility later. Here’s how to capture RAW photos on your iPhone or iPad.
There are dozens of factors that can affect your cell service—from your distance to a tower to the weather—but what can you do if, for some reason, your iPhone suddenly isn’t getting a good signal? Let’s find out.
Justifying $1000 on a Chromebook is a tough sell to many, and rightfully so. But there’s more to Google’s Pixelbook than just a high price tag—there’s something about this laptop that can’t be described just by looking at the spec sheet.
The best thing about DSLR cameras is that you can use different lenses for different situations. With dozens of lenses to choose from, however, which ones do you buy? Let’s have a look at some of the best Nikon lenses for different situations.
Bluetooth audio is good now, right? That’s what I’ve been hearing, so I purchased a $300 Bluetooth headset for my Windows PC, expecting to have a good experience. It was terrible. I blame Bluetooth—and Windows.
Amazon recently added the ability to unlock smart locks using Alexa. Here’s how to enable the feature and how it works.
A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is a chip inside most modern cellular phones that stores information your phone needs to communicate with your carrier’s cell towers. SIM cards come in different sizes and if you were to remove the SIM card from your phone you wouldn’t be able to text, call, or access anything on the internet.
If you recently replaced your iPhone’s battery (or had it done by an authorized Apple technician) and you’re still experiencing battery life problems, there are a few fixes you can try that might help.
Some Windows 10 PCs, including Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, come with “Windows 10 in S Mode.” PCs in S Mode can only install applications from the Microsoft Store. But you’re free to leave S Mode, if you like.
It always seems like there are never enough outlets around and electronics never have a long enough cord, which is when surge protectors and extension cords come in handy. Can they be used with each other, though?
Game performance is measured in “frames per second,” or FPS. High FPS gives you smooth gameplay, while low FPS looks more like a slideshow. Here’s how to see any PC game’s FPS—and increase your FPS in your favorite games.
The Oculus Go headset is really great, but sometimes it just locks up and stops working. And when that happens, the easiest thing to do is reboot it. But what’s the best way to reboot it? Here’s what you need to know.
High humidity is no fun, and neither is low humidity—you want a good balance between the two. Here’s how to monitor the humidity in your house so that you can make the proper adjustments.
Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices all run the iOS operating system. You can upgrade to the latest version of iOS right from your Settings app, but Apple regularly drops support for older devices. So what’s the latest version?
Windows 10 now lets you select which GPU a game or other application uses right from the Settings app. Previously, you had to use manufacturer-specific tools like the NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center to control this.
Computer batteries have a limited lifespan and degrade over time, so they’re often the first thing to go in a Mac laptop. You can replace a battery yourself or pay Apple to do it, but you should check its health. first. Any battery life issues you’re having could be due to a runaway process or just heavy use.
All your computer hardware, from the motherboard to the webcam, needs drivers to function properly. Here’s how to download the official device drivers for your hardware, whether you’re using Windows 10 or 7.
A hub for this and a hub for that. When you dive into the smarthome market, you’re inevitably going to end up with a handful of smarthome hubs taking over your house. It’s annoying, but it’s probably not going to get any better.
Streaming TV services are becoming valid cable replacements for many people, but there are a lot of choices out there at this point. We’ve looked at the five biggest—now it’s time to compare them.
You’ve probably seen the term “hot-swappable”—and to a lesser extend, “cold-swappable”—pop up if you’ve ever shopped for any digital storage devices. Here’s what that means.
You probably got that Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, or HTC Vive to play games, but VR can also offer a seriously immersive video-watching experience. Here’s how to watch a movie on any VR headset, whether it’s a regular 2D movie, a 3D movie, or a full 360-degree VR production.