How to change your Apple ID and email address

Need to change the email address associated with your Apple ID? Here’s how.

Your Apple ID is your gateway to all of Apple’s cloud services: iTunes, Apple Music, and iCloud. But what about your actual username? It’s usually an email address: Often, it’s an @icloud, @me, or @mac address — but you might also have signed up with your third-party email account, like

If you want to change the email address associated with your Apple ID, you can do so from a web browser. For the most part, it’s simple. Unfortunately, there are times when changing your Apple ID doesn’t work right: You may be told by Apple that the email address you want to use is already an Apple ID, or you might not even be able to change your email address.

Never fear: We’ll walk you through the steps of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID and help troubleshoot some common problems.

Note: If you forgot your Apple ID, you can recover it without having to change your email addr…

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Instagram: Everything you need to know!

Get familiar with the queen of all social media apps and start sharing your life through Instagram!

Instagram is a social media app that allows users to share photos and videos from their lives, add captions, edit filters, tweak settings, engage with others, explore and creep, and so, so much more — you just have to know what you’re doing so you don’t get overwhelmed!

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April 24, 2018 – Instagram has released a Data Download tool so you can leave the site

Thinking about cutting the cord re: Instagram following the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal but worried about losing all those precious memories you’ve collected there over the years? Fear not: according to TechCrunch, the social media site has finally launched a Data Download tool so you can grab all your photos and videos before you leave.

This feature was originally publicly requested by TechCrunch in an article in which they called out Instagram for not having a ”Download Your Informat…

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This popular TP-Link smart plug is back down to its lowest price ever

Lowest barrier of entry for you to start your smart home is right here.

The TP-Link smart plug is down to $19.99 on Amazon, which is a match for its lowest price. It normally sells for closer to $30. The mini version, which takes up less space, is available for just a few dollars more if you’d prefer it.

This is one of the easiest ways to start adding smart home elements to your appliances. It needs no hub and comes with a free app. So all you have to do is plug it in, connect it to your Wi-Fi, download the free app, and you can turn whatever you’ve plugged into it on and off with your phone.

If you do already have an Echo Dot or something similar, you can connect it to that easily to enable voice control. The smart plug has 4.3 stars based on more than 18,000 user reviews.

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Best 4K Monitors for Mac in 2018

The Dell P2715Q is the best 4K monitor you can buy for Mac today. It’s gorgeous and performs better than the rest, helping you get more done and have more fun.

Your Mac or MacBook’s display is already gorgeous. If you’re in the market for a second display or something larger than what you have, a 4K monitor is a huge step in the right direction, so you can try and maintain the same level of definition.

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LG 27UD88
LG 27UD68P
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The Dell P2715Q (about $400 is a feature-laden monitor that can tilt and swivel to any orientation you desire, making it excellent for an workstation configuration – if it’s a second monitor, it can pivot from landscape to a portrait orientation! The IPS panel makes for excellent viewing at just about any angle and if you’re into connecting peripherals, it has just about every port you could need (minus USB-C).

Why the Dell P2715Q is the best

Versatility and performance in a 27-inch package….

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Today’s best deals you won’t want to miss

Whether you’re looking for new tech gear or household items, we’ve got you covered.

Today you can get big discounts on TP-Link smart plugs, Ninja’s popular blender, snack sample box, and more! Don’t pass these up.

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iPhone replacement screen not working after iOS 11.3? Here’s the fix

Some aftermarket iPhone screens have stopped providing touch functionality after users upgraded to iOS 11.3. If you’re worried about your device, here’s the deal.

Recently, we’ve seen reports of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus owners who’ve upgraded to iOS 11.3, only to find their display stuck on the Home screen, unable to interact or navigate further. Why? These users previously either performed a DIY repair or had a third-party repair company (non-Apple Store or authorized retailers) perform a screen repair; unfortunately, certain non-genuine third-party screen components were made incompatible with the iPhone as of 11.3.

If you’ve run into this problem, don’t panic: There’s an update out (iOS 11.3.1) that should restore compatibility. Additionally, most repair shops have since updated their screen component sourcing with displays that are compatible with iOS 11.3, and any reputable shop (including us at iFixYouri) should provide a free display swap under the original repair warranty. Here’…

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How to download and install macOS 10.13.4 on your Mac

How do you install macOS High Sierra? Here’s how!

macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 has arrived with Business Chat for Messages, external GPU support, and more! Here’s how to download and install this and other updates for macOS High Sierra.

What’s new in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4:

The latest version of macOS adds support for Business Chat in Messages and support for external GPUs. There are also a number of bug fixes and smaller performance improvements.

What’s new in macOS High Sierra
How to download and install macOS High Sierra updates

Click on the Apple icon () in the upper left corner of your Mac’s screen.
Select App Store from the drop-down menu.

Click Update next to macOS Sierra in the Updates section of the Mac App Store.

Your Mac will need to restart after the download has been installed, so make sure your save your progress for any program you are currently working in.

How to turn on automatic updates

You don’t have to manually update macOS every time a new one …

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How to download and install iOS 11.3.1 on your iPhone or iPad

iOS 11.3.1 fixes a bug that cropped up that may have caused the display of your iPhone 8 to become unresponsive if your device received a third-party screen replacement. Update now!

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How to install iOS 11.3.1 using Software Update on your iPhone or iPad
How to install iOS 11.3.1 using iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC
How to install iOS 11.3.1 over the developer or public beta
What’s new in iOS 11.3.1

iOS 11.3.1 brings with it a bug fix fix for an issue that caused iPhone displays to become unresponsive following third-party screen repairs.

What’s new in iOS 11.3

How to install iOS 11.3 using Software Update on your iPhone or iPad

The easiest way for most people to download iOS 11.2.2 is over-the-air, directly on their device. It’s fast, it’s efficient, and it’s simple to do.

Make sure you have a recent iCloud backup.
Launch Settings from your Home screen.
Tap on General.
Tap on Software Update.
Tap on Download and Install.
Enter your Passcode, if prompted.

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PDFPenPro 10 review: Mark up and edit PDFs just like documents!

How do you take the permanence out of PDF files? You don’t unless you have a tool like PDFPenPro 10, which makes almost any PDF file as easy to edit as any word processing document.

Preview, the all-purpose image editing and viewing app that comes with macOS, is a perfectly serviceable tool for performing basic editing of PDF files. Using Preview you can add signatures, markup text, add comments, insert notes, crop images, and create stickies, but it’s limited. There’s no optical character recognition (OCR), some fillable forms don’t work as well as they should, and you can’t create fillable forms of your own, or edit text, other than performing basic redactions. For performing those kinds of tasks you need something more capable.

SmileOnMyMac’s PDFPenPro 10 ($125) is just such a tool. It’s designed to make PDF documents, which, by design, are difficult and even impractical to edit, as fluid and easy to make changes to as any word processing and page layout document.

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Here’s every Nintendo Switch game on sale now (and what’s to come later this year)

Nintendo Switch has tons of awesome games available right now! Plus, there are dozens more in the pipeline.

When the Switch first launched, there were less than a dozen titles available for sale. But, as time goes by, and as game makers realize the popularity of Nintendo’s hybrid mobile console, more and more titles are being added to the list all of the time. Here are all the games available right now, in digital and game card form, as well as games that are officially coming to Switch sometime in the future.

What’s new? New games released and announced games coming soon

Here’s where you’ll find everything new that is either now available in the Switch eShop or as a physical game card, as well as games that have recently been announced as coming to the Switch.

New physical game cartridges

Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition – Released April 24 – $39.99
Gun*Gal 2 – Released April 24 – $59.99
Max The Curse of the Brotherhood – Released April 24 – $29.99
South Park: The Fractured b…

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