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XDA Basics: How to batch rename files in Windows 11

Renaming files can be a very tedious task when you have a whole folder full of photos or whatever it may be. If you're renaming them one at a time, you might be there for a while. Thankfully, if have a bunch of files you want to rename, there are more efficient ways to do...

XDA Basics: How to run an app as an administrator on Windows 11

In Windows 11, just like previous versions of Windows before it, you can have different user accounts on the same PC. Some of these accounts can be administrator accounts, and others might just be regular accounts. That's because some apps - particularly ones that can change important system files - sometimes require administrator permission to...

XDA Basics: How to change the default search engine on Google Chrome

Google Chrome is by far the most popular browser out there, and it's fair to say that success is tied to the popularity of the company's search engine. Google has been the go-to search engine for most people for well over a decade, and it makes perfect sense for it to be the default option....

XDA Basics: How to connect Apple AirPods to your Windows 11 PC in 60 seconds

The AirPods Pro are solid wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). They are water resistant and support streaming Spatial Audio while tracking head movements. They make sense the most if you're already in Apple's ecosystem -- as you get to take advantage of additional features, such as instant pairing and automatic device switching. However,...

XDA Basics: How to uninstall apps on Windows 10

Over time, computers can accumulate a lot of junk files that take up space and potentially reduce performance. Many times, this happens due to installing apps you only use once and never again. Every now and then, it's good to delete apps you don't need. It can clean up your Start menu, free up space,...

XDA Basics: How to make a meme in 2022 so you can (try to) be funny

Memes have become the language of the internet, and everyone is using them. It's gotten to the point where it's hard to define what a meme really is. Nowadays, memes can really be almost any image used in the right context. Any image used as a reaction to a specific situation can be a meme,...

XDA Basics: How to block websites on Google Chrome (and other browsers)

The internet is the source of all kinds of knowledge, information, and entertainment these days. It allows you to be here right now, reading this article, so it's a pretty big deal. But there's a time and place for everything, and you've probably noticed that it's all too easy to get distracted on the internet....

How to set a ringtone on your iPhone using GarageBand and iTunes

When Android users buy an iPhone, they sometimes find themselves facing certain limitations not present on Google's mobile operating system (OS). One of these obstacles is setting a custom ringtone on iOS. Setting a ringtone is very straightforward on Android as long as you have access to an MP3 file. But on iPhones, there's no...

How to pair and set up your new Apple Watch Series 7

The Apple Watch is a powerful wearable that is famous for its fitness and other non-health related features. When you buy an Apple Watch, you're investing in a device that will simplify (and potentially even save) your life. The Series 7 is the latest and most advanced model sold by the company. It comes with...

How to resize an image on your Windows PC or Mac

We've all been there: Trying to upload an image, sometimes as part of a big form, and the website where you need to upload it to has an annoying limit on file size. It can be an understandable limitation - after all, images take up a lot of space, so compressing them can be important....

XDA Basics: How to install fonts on a Mac

Apple computers -- Macs -- are versatile devices that can be used for education, work, or entertainment. And the latest MacBook Pro only shows how invested Apple is in the Mac lineup. This new beast takes power and capability to the next level, but it's important to keep it protected. If you haven't yet, check...

How to Sideload and Install Apps on Android as APKs or App Bundles

Apps are the lifeblood of any operating system. Without apps, we can only do so much on platforms like Android on our favorite smartphones. Fortunately, Google Play offers millions of apps, but due to platform restrictions, not every good app can be found on the store. Sometimes, app availability is also restricted on a geographical...