Troubleshoot your Wi-Fi

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January 13, 2016

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How to improve your Net connection


Last week we asked for your tech-support questions; this week we have solutions for a problem plaguing many of you: bad Internet connections. Find out what interferes with your Wi-Fi (hint: it’s in your kitchen), how to boost the signal, and what to do when your connection speed is glacial. Also, scroll down for tips on organizing your phone’s home screen and setting up a family account for your Apple devices. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor


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Set up Apple Family Sharing


You tell the kids to share, but does your tech let you share stuff with them? Apple’s Family Sharing lets you share music, books, photos, calendars, and locations with your clan. Here’s how to set up sharing and iTunes buying privileges.

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Unfunk your iPhone habitat


If one of your New Year’s resolutions was cleaning up, start with your iPhone. We have tips for organizing the apps you actually use and trashing the ones you don’t, as well as disappearing those pesky native apps that Apple won’t let you delete.

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