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Ben Patterson
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Nope, your iPhone's "Enable LTE" setting won't turn off all access to cellular data. Here's what the setting actually does, and why you might want to use it.
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Nope, there's no easy way to nix the Connect button—which lets fans "connect" with their favorite artists—from the new Apple Music app, but it can be done. 
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No need to twist your fingers into pretzels to press key combos on your Mac or PC keyboard. Instead, give "sticky keys" a try.
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Just like the timer on your coffee machine, the built-in clock on your iMac or MacBook can start up—or shut down—your Mac on any schedule you choose.
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Yep, you can download a PDF file from the web to your iPhone or iPad. All you need is a PDF-friendly app that’ll let you store PDF files on your device.
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Want to change the size of an iPad photo before you email it? Easily done, once you know where to tap.
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Great question from reader Nadine about her iPhone 6 Plus: "Should I have cellular data on or off while at home?" Read on for the answer!
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If clicking the Mac's "one-big-button" trackpad feels too squishy for your taste, there's a handy "tap to click" setting. Much easier.
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Is your iPhone running out of juice before the end of the day? Maybe one of your apps is to blame. Here's how to find the culprit.
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Need to snap an image of your Mac's desktop? Easy—and as it turns out, there are five ways to do it.
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Just getting started with Instagram? Find out how to set your account to "private," block random followers, wipe photos off your Instagram map, and more.
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There’s an easy way to make the iPad’s jumbo-sized keyboard a lot more thumb-friendly: by splitting it in two. 
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  • here's the thing
    Founding editor, 2011 - present
  • Yahoo!
    Tech blogger, 2007 - 2011
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Greetings! I'm the founding editor of here's the thing, your source for practical, no-nonsense advice about gadgets and technology. I've been covering the latest and greatest in gadgets and technology for more than a dozen years. Previously, I was the Gadget Hound on Yahoo! News, and my articles have appeared in TIME, PC Magazine, Wired, Men's Fitness, Computer Shopper, Mobile Magazine, Mac|Life, and more.
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  • New York University
    English, MA, 1991 - 1993
  • University of California, Davis
    English, BA, 1987 - 1991
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