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It isn’t enough to have great new devices, apps, and games — you also have to know how to use them. Here at The Verge, we offer step-by-step how-tos for experienced and new users who are working with online, macOS, Windows, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android apps, services, phones, laptops, and other tools. From simple instructions on how to install and use new devices, to little-known strategies on how to take advantage of hidden features and the best methods for adding power or storage, we’ve got your technological back.

How to wipe your MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac mini

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How to use the iPhone’s Health app

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How to play classic PlayStation games in 2019

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How to manage your Android lock screen

Pi-rate radio: how to make your own FM station for less than $35

How to use your AirPods with an in-flight entertainment system

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How to get your money back after a bad purchase

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How to change Alexa’s language or accent

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The Verge Guide to Amazon Alexa

Let your personal assistant help out

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How to use Alexa to turn on the lights

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How to use Amazon Alexa’s intercom feature

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How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Amazon Alexa has recorded

How to choose the right TV for your home

The features to look for from QLED to OLED, HDR10+ to Dolby Vision

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How to manage your shopping lists with Alexa

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How to add skills to your Amazon Alexa

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How to connect Alexa to Spotify, Apple Music, and more

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How to use your Echo with two Amazon accounts

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Here are the price-matching policies for Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others

How to get the Disney+ bundle with ad-free Hulu and ESPN+

How to get a year of free Disney+ from Verizon

How to stream Disney+

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Here are the holiday shipping and return policies for Apple, Google, Microsoft and others

How to take screenshots on your Mac, Windows PC, iPhone and Android

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How to find the best deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

How to delete your Fitbit data before Google takes charge

How to download your Yahoo Group data

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The Verge guide to Chrome OS and Chromebooks

Everything you need to know about Google’s online OS

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How to customize the look of your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers

How to make Google Assistant or Alexa find any missing item with a Tile tracker

Don’t cancel your Apple TV Plus trial until it’s almost over

How to watch Apple TV Plus

How to enable RCS chat in the Google Messages app on Android