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What Is a Burner Phone, and When Should You Use One?

Tacio Philip Sansonovski/Shutterstock.com A “burner phone” is a cheap, prepaid mobile phone that you can destroy or discard when you no longer need it. In popular media, criminals often use burner phones to evade detection by authorities. You might use a burner phone for privacy reasons, as a last resort, or during an emergency. A “burner SIM” is a related ...

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How to Extend Your Xbox Controller’s Battery Life

ArtSimulacra/Shutterstock.com Whatever wireless Xbox controller you have—whether it’s a controller for an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One—more battery life is always good. Here are our top tips for extending your controller’s battery life, both in the long and short term. Power off Your Controller to Save Battery The easiest way to make your controller’s batteries last ...

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Get the Most out of Your Computer

2020 has done nothing if not demonstrate to us how much we all depend on our various devices for work and human connection. Unfortunately, though, the volatile job market also means that maybe we can’t rush out to upgrade to the newest and shiniest computers whenever we want. Maybe you’ve got a trusty old workhorse that gets you through the ...

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They’re Here! Apple Unveils Long-Awaited $549 AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation and Adaptive EQ

While almost all of the recent rumours have suggested that Apple would use the name “AirPods Studio” for its new headphones, that stemmed from the name cited in a DigiTimes report back in May, but before that we’d been predicting they’d be called AirPods Max since early March. Upon reflection, AirPods Studio ultimately seemed like it would have been an ...

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The Best Power Cords for Your Laptop

Keeping your computer charged is essential in the digital age. Since batteries only last for so long before needing to be recharged, a power adapter that plugs into the wall is exactly what is required for charging. With many models of laptops on the market, there are a variety of options for laptop power cords. The adapters are marketed for ...

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Can Celebrity Activism Campaigns on Social Media Make a Difference?

On one particular day, the world of social media was a little quieter than usual as celebrities resolved to “freeze” their Instagram accounts for 24 hours to protest hate speech and misinformation spread on social media, particularly on Facebook. “I can’t just sit by while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda, and false information,” wrote Kim ...

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Disappearance of Apple’s Beats Page Suggests Imminent Release of AirPods Studio

In a series of tweets early Friday morning, leaker Jon Prosser emphatically stated that the AirPods Studio “WILL NOT be at the October 13 event,” although unlike his other prediction — that AirTags could be delayed until next year — Prosser declined to offer any additional information on when AirPods Studio actually might appear. We’ve been hearing reports for a ...

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The Best eSATA Cables for Your Computer

An external hard drive comes with its benefits over internal ones. Its portability factor is incredibly convenient when performing back-ups, transferring data, or simply adding more storage space. Equally as important, however, is your eSATA cable. You’ll need an eSATA cable to connect your computer to your external drive. What to Look for in an eSATA Cable There are a ...

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