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Her Tech Support: Troubleshooting Your AI Girlfriend

Relationships are hard. Especially when your partner inhabits a completely different realm of sentient existence that your frankly puny human mind could not be expected to fathom under any circumstance. The good news? You have tech support.


Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In The Air

Today, iTunes Match went down. Yesterday, it was iMessage and FaceTime. Since launching iCloud to the public on October 12, 2011, Apple just hasn’t been able to keep its cloud-based services airborne.


How To Fix Your iPhone 5's Crappy Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi works fine for most iPhone 5 users. It was fine in our tests. But a lot of people have been complaining that the Wi-Fi is awful and can’t hold a signal. This should fix that right up for you.


Apple Wants You To Reset Your iPhone Before Hitting The Genius Bar

There must be an enormous amount of iPhone-related idiocy showing up at the Genius Bar, because now, before Apple will allow you to make a reservation, the company prompts you to kindly reset your phone.


How Do I Fix My Bricked Android Phone?

Help! Rooting my Android phone went well, but I’ve tried to flash a custom ROM and now I think I’ve bricked my phone. Is there anything I can do?


What Computer Problems Would Look Like If They Were Real

Can’t open folders. Logged out. Firewalls. Windows crashed. Reboot. What do those sayings even mean? This video shows you what the world would look like if those computer problems were taken, like, literally. It’s hilarious.


4 Reasons Not To Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Touch Or iPad

We love jailbreaking our iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads because it opens up it opens up so many great new possibilities. It also has the potential to cause a lot of problems and headaches. Here’s why you might not want to jailbreak.


How To Get The Most Out Of Your Jailbroken iOS Device

In the early days of jailbreaking, the benefits weren’t always that great. Nearly four years into the debut of iOS, however, the jailbreaking community has matured into something amazing. If you’ve neglected to jailbreak your iOS device, there’s no better time than now. Here’s why you should take the plunge and how to get the most out of it once you do.


Fix iTunes And Other Slowdowns By Ditching Third-Party DNS Servers

A lot of anecdotes regarding slow iTunes and Apple TV downloads are spreading around the internet, and it turns out third party DNS—like previously mentioned OpenDNS or previously mentioned Google DNS—might be the problem.


What To Do When Technology Passes You By

There was a time when I was the family “tech guy”. Assembling sounds systems and debugging computers was my household contribution. These days, however, I’m not sure I could pick an HDMI cable out of a box of snakes.


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