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How to make your user account first on Nintendo Switch

June 20, 2017
You’re the one that uses the Switch the most often. Just because someone else created a profile before you, doesn’t mean you have to be last on the list.

You can rearrange which order user accounts are listed on the Home screen on the Nintendo Switch. If you’re tired of having to scroll through everyone else’s profile to get to yours, you can make it first in line, every time. Here’s how.

How to change the order of user accounts on Nintendo Switch

You can rearrange all users in any order you want — color, alphabetical, character type. It’s up to you.

Select System Settings from the Home page on your Nintendo Switch.

Select Users from the menu in the sidebar on the left.

Select Change Order.

Select a User and move it to rearrange the order.
Press the B button to go back.

The users will be listed in the new order in the upper left corner on the Home page.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about how to rearrange the order of user accounts on Nintendo Switch? P…

Best Hubs for the 12-inch MacBook

June 20, 2017
If you need more ports than the MacBook offers, add one of these hubs!

Apple’s newest MacBook attempts to bridge the divide between larger, more cumbersome laptops and the iPad. In the process, Apple deemed it necessary to remove all ports other than the now-standard USB-C for charging, data transfer, and video output. If you’re stuck with a lot of broken connections, you’re going to need a hub.

Let’s take a look at the best available hubs to get you back together.

Satechi Type-C 3-in-1 Hub
Minix Neo-C Hub
HyperDrive 5-in-1 Hub
OWC USB-C Dock

Satechi Type-C 3-in-1 Hub

The Satechi Type-C is a streamlined, compact hub that uses its male USB-C connector to attach to your MacBook. The Satechi does not allow pass-through charging but offers:

Three USB 3.0 ports
An SD card reader
A micro SD card reader
The Satechi hub sits flush with your MacBook, so care should be taken that it is not knocked around—damage could occur! The hub is available in three colors: gunmetal, gold, a…

Newegg has the unlocked LG G5 on sale for $259.99

June 20, 2017
It might not be a current generation model, but you can pick up the unlocked LG G5 from Newegg for only $259.99. Interestingly, this model is powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset while the LG G6 has the Snapdragon 821 SoC inside. That means that there is only a slight difference between the chipset that powers both phones. In addition, because the LG G5 works with some modular accessories, the 2800mAh battery can be removed and exchanged for a freshly charged one.

For those who need to refresh their memory in relation to this phone, it features a 5.3-inch LCD display with a 1440 x 2560 …

Snapchat — Everything you need to know!

June 20, 2017
Get snap-happy and learn all the ins and outs of Snapchat!

Updated Wednesday, June 21st: Added information about all-new Snap Maps!

If you’ve been on the internet in the last 5 years (if you haven’t, welcome!) then you’ve probably seen photos of girls with dog faces, little white ghosts on yellow backgrounds, and brief, filtered photos and videos that last no longer than 10-seconds; basically, everything is related Snapchat now-a-days!

While the app’s original premise was quite simple (basically it was designed to send nudes that would disappear after a certain amount of time and inform the sender if the person on the other end screen-shotted their photo), the app has evolved into a social media app, a communication tool, a news source, and so, so much more.

Free – Download Now
Here’s absolutely everything you need to know about Snapchat!

What are Snap Maps?!

We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go o…

SEGA is bringing a big batch of gaming nostalgia right to iOS for free!

June 20, 2017
SEGA Forever will bring classic SEGA games to iPhone and iPad starting today!

SEGA surprised and delighted gamers everywhere by announcing a bunch of classic games would be coming to iOS and Android starting today!

The new collection of SEGA games — called SEGA Forever — will be updated every month to include classics from the glory days of SEGA consoles. SEGA even released a very 90s-feeling trailer for SEGA Forever that reminds me of the commercials I would see while watching Saturday morning cartoons.

In SEGA’s official press release for SEGA Forever, the company made it clear that all the games in the collection — both now and in the future — will be free to download.

“The first batch of SEGA Forever games has been carefully curated, boasting both blockbusters and core fan favourites; The collection will officially kick off tomorrow with five Mega Drive / Genesis titles, all of which will be available to download for free on the Google Play Stor…

How to update your Nintendo Switch controllers

June 20, 2017
When the Switch gets a software update, sometimes the connected controllers do too. If you need to get your Joy-Cons or other Switch controllers on the latest firmware, here’s how to update them.

If you’ve updated your Nintendo Switch operating system to version 3.0.0, you may have noticed that there are quite a few features specifically for controller functionality. To make sure all your hardware is up to date, you should double-check to see if your connected controllers need to be updated as well. Here’s how.

How to update your Nintendo Switch controllers

To ensure that your Joy-Cons or other connected controllers are speaking properly to your Switch, make sure the firmware is updated for them as well.

Select System Settings from the Home screen on your Switch.

Select Controllers and Sensors from the menu in the sidebar on the left.

Select Update Controllers.

If the controllers are up to date, you’ll get a notification that all connected controllers are already up to date…

How to save and view GIFs on your iPhone and iPad

June 20, 2017
iOS 11 has a whole bunch of cool new features, including the fancy new ability to save and view GIFs on your iPhone and iPad! Here’s how!

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That’s why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final release.

When iOS 10 was introduced, we got some great features when it came to the Photos app: you could save GIFs to your iPhone or your iPad, but they weren’t actually playable. Meanwhile, other third-party services like Dropbox …

Virgin Mobile to sell the iPhone only; first year of $50 Inner Circle unlimited plan is $1

June 20, 2017
Pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile, owned by Sprint, is making it easier for its subscribers to decide which phone to buy. Starting on June 27th, Virgin Mobile will sell the Apple iPhone only. Prices range from $279 for the 32GB Apple iPhone SE, to $969 for the 256GB Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Virgin will also sell the 32GB Apple iPhone 6 for $319. Orders placed today will ship on June 27th.

In addition, new Virgin Mobile subscribers who buy an iPhone, and existing customers who pay to upgrade, can receive the first year of unlimited service for just $1. That plan, called the Inner Circle, is normally …

12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) review: Bigger meets better

June 20, 2017
If I could only have one Apple computer, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) would be it.

“That’s no MacBook” was my reaction to seeing the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro back in the fall of 2015. It was a Star Wars reference, of course, but the gist was this: We finally had an iPad — and an iOS device — that could double as a “notebook”. Not perfectly, and not in every way for everyone, but without sacrificing what made it an iPad and what’s so great about iOS.

If the original 12.9-inch iPad was Star Wars, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) is Empire: more serious and, for my money, just plain better. (And yes, when iOS 11 ships this fall, it will indeed be “fully operational”.)

Unlike its smaller sibling, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the display size on the 12.9-inch model hasn’t changed. (You can tell by the name). But thanks to the previous version’s age, the display technologies have changed even more. It not only gets the new ProMotion 120Hz adaptive re…

Pavlov VR Early Access preview: Is this Counter-Strike VR?

June 20, 2017
A multipurpose shooter that will appeal to Counter-Strike and Call of Duty fans.

Pavlov VR is officially available for HTC Vive but also works with Oculus Rift through Steam VR.

Seeing some of the most popular standard PC games get the VR treatment is a thrill. We have Onward, a VR mil-sim that takes a page from ARMA’s pacing and teamwork book, we have Breach It, which borrows Rainbow Six: Siege’s destructible environments, and now we have Pavlov VR, which looks a whole lot like the insanely popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO).

Let’s take a close look at Pavlov VR to help you decide whether or not it’s worth adding to your library.

See the full review at VR Heads!