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10 best apps and websites for downloading free books in 2024

If you're an avid reader, then you're always looking for new books. Here are 10 websites and apps where you can score free e-books.
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How to turn off Activity Status on Instagram

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A Nintendo emulator is Apple’s top downloaded app after ban reversal

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The best piano apps in 2024: top apps for learning how to play

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Worried about the TikTok ban? Here are 5 TikTok alternatives you should use

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How to see who has unfollowed you on Instagram

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How to tell if someone has blocked you on Snapchat

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How to change margins in Google Docs

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How to schedule a text message on your iPhone

Tidal app showing on iPhone 15 Pro.

Tidal vs. Qobuz: Which hi-res music streaming service is for you?

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How to view Instagram without an account

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How to double space in Microsoft Word

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How to get Android apps on a Chromebook

Even if you own an older Chromebook without the Google Play Store built in, you can still add Android apps to your PC. Here’s how.
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The best iPhone emulators

While iPhones can now host emulators, it isn't open season for retro games on your phone. Here is what you need to know about the new app store rules for games.
screenshot showing Peacock on Apple TV.

What is Peacock? Pricing, content, and how to get it, explained

NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service has a lot to offer from films, TV shows, sports, news, and more. But is Peacock right for you?
DirecTV Stream app icon on Apple TV.

What is DirecTV Stream: plans, pricing, channels, and more

AT&T TV has gotten yet another new name -- DirecTV Stream. Here's the latest on what's changed, what's stayed the same, and exactly what subscribers get.
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Everything you need to know about the massive Apple App Store outage

Were you having trouble using the App Store, Apple TV, or other Apple services this evening? Here's what happened.
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How to freeze rows and columns in Excel

Looking for a way to make your Excel spreadsheets read more clearly? Why not try freezing some of the rows and columns. Here’s how.
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How to change the default apps on a Mac

From changing your browser and email client to opening specific file types with a new app, changing default apps on your Mac is easy and straightforward.
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How to add and remove apps from the Dock on Mac

Want to add or remove apps from your macOS Dock? Here’s a guide to help you customize a core part of the macOS experience.
iPhone 15 Pro Max showing the YouTube Music app.

How to set up a VPN on an iPhone or iPad

There’s a good chance that whatever VPN you have installed on your desktop PC can also be used on your iPhone. Here’s how to set up a VPN on your iOS device.
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How to insert footnotes in Word on PC and Mac

Adding a footnote to a Microsoft Word document isn't difficult at all. In this quick guide, we'll show you how to insert footnotes in Word in just a few clicks.
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What does a check mark mean on Facebook Messenger?

Ever wondered what those check mark icons in Facebook Messenger actually mean? In this guide, we'll go over what each of these icons indicate.
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The best iPhone keyboard apps in 2024: our 12 favorites

It's tough choosing the perfect third-party keyboard app for your iPhone, so we've rounded up the top performers for functionality, customization, and fun.
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5 calendar apps you should use instead of Google Calendar

Sick of Google Calendar and want to try a different app? We’ve found five of the best alternatives, each with their own set of strengths and benefits.
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The 10 best apps for a second phone number in 2024

Back in the old days, a mobile phone functioned as a second phone number. We compile some apps that provide extra phone lines for your current smartphone.
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8 iPhone browser apps you should use instead of Safari

Safari is the default web browser for every iPhone. But what if you want something different? Here are the best Safari alternatives available in 2024.
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How to know if someone blocked you on WhatsApp

Do you suspect you've been blocked on WhatsApp? Here are some ways you can test to see whether you've been blocked by a specific WhatsApp contact.
An iPhone 15 Pro showing the Podcasts Transcripts feature.

How to find and use transcripts in Apple Podcasts

The latest iOS 17.4 release includes a major new feature in Apple Podcasts: transcripts. Here's how to use this cool new tool.
The Proton Mail email app running on a MacBook.

5 email apps you should use instead of Gmail or Outlook

Sick of using Gmail and Outlook for your email? We’ve found five email apps that can freshen up your inbox.
The Facebook app icon on an iPhone home screen, with other app icons surrounding it.

Are Facebook and Instagram still down? Here’s what we know

Are you having trouble using Facebook and Instagram today? You aren't alone! Here's what you need to know about the big outage on March 5.
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The 1Password Android app just got a huge upgrade

It's time to upgrade to a new level of account safety. 1Password's Android app now supports passkeys, helping to make your accounts even more secure.
People with headphones listening to Spotify on a MacBook.

How to get Spotify on a MacBook, Mac Mini, or iMac

Listen to your favorite songs, create a new playlist, or look for some new tunes. Here’s how to get Spotify on a MacBook to enjoy music while you work.
Close-up of the cameras on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

How to make a contact group on an iPhone to message multiple people

Making a contact group on your iPhone lets you quickly message multiple people. Here's how the unique feature works, along with tips on managing your group.

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