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How to add a video to the Watch Later list in YouTube for iOS

If you have a YouTube account, you can easily add videos you want to remember to watch to your Watch Later list in just a few taps. It's a nice feature for times when you come across a video you want to watch but don't have time to right at that second. Instead of weeding through searches in order to find it again, you'll be able to access it in just a few taps inside the YouTube app for iPhone and iPad.

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Enjoy buying movies and TV from Google Play? Here's how to watch them on your iOS device!

If you use an iPhone, an iPad or an iPod touch, then there's a strong possibility you already get your online TV and movie fix from iTunes, Netflix or Hulu. But, what about Google Play Movies and TV? If you were an Android user that's now crossed over to using iOS, you may well have a bunch of stuff you bought from Google. Or, you just might prefer to buy things from the Play Store. But, you're stuck, right? No mobile app to watch them on iOS means you're limited to where you can watch them? Actually, that's not quite true. There is a way, and it's ridiculously simple. Here's how to watch your Google Play video content on your iOS device.

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How to quickly access drafts in Twitter for iOS

If you use Twitter for iOS on either your iPhone or iPad, you've probably had a time where you had a tweet fail and tell you it has been saved to your drafts. Whether that reason was spotty service or something else, you will need to try and resend it at a later time. Drafts also doubles as a nice place to jot down thoughts for a later time if you don't have time to interact with followers right that second.

Instead of hopping through several menus, here's how to access the drafts section of Twitter for iPhone and iPad in only one tap:

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How to fix iOS 7 beta activation errors

If you're updating an iPhone from iOS 6 to a beta version of iOS 7 for either development or testing, Apple will check the UDID of the device in order to make sure it's registered to a developer account. I ran into an issue this past week where an iPhone that was legitimately registered to my personal developer account would not activate. After a quick internet search, I discovered I definitely wasn't alone in having this problem. Luckily, I was able to find a way around it. Here's how:

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Top 5 secret button tips: How to screenshot, take photos, and get into DFU mode, faster!

We've already shown you the multitouch magic that iOS gesture shortcuts can enable, but the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad all come with some pretty amazing button shortcuts as well. And since there are so few buttons, it makes sense some of them would do double - or even triple - duty! Whether we're talking about the Home button, the Sleep/Wake button, or even the Volume buttons, alone or in combination, there's plenty of time-and-effort-saving mechanical magic to had on iOS as well!

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How to secure and encrypt your OS X Mail messages with GPGMail 2

Standard email just isn't secure. If the internet didn't kill privacy, people and agencies using and abusing it have certainly put it into intensive care. There's nothing we can do to protect the servers our mail goes through, but luckily there is something we can do to protect it before it goes through those servers. We can encrypt it with pretty good privacy (PGP). And open-source system, which means any flaws or back doors are more easily investigated and detected by more people than a closed, proprietary system would be. GPGMail 2 employs PGP, is available for Mac (and Windows), and can help you make sure your emails are only read by the intended recipient.

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How to upload multiple files at once to Dropbox for iOS

Dropbox is not only a convenient way to store files from your computer for access anywhere, but a convenient service to free up some physical storage space on your iPhone or iPad. Lots of third party apps support uploading files to your Dropbox. For photos and videos from your Camera Roll, if you don't want to use the instant upload feature Dropbox offers, you can also choose to just upload multiple photos and videos of your choosing only when you want.

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How to turn an old iPod classic into a new emergency boot drive for Mac

"Let no old yet still functional technology go to waste" is the motto of any good McGyver-class geek, which is what makes the idea of using an abandoned but still capable iPod classic as an emergency boot drive for the Mac so appealing. Chris Breen of Macworld:

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How to quickly lock your Mac to keep your Chrome passwords safe!

In the wake of finding out that Google Chrome doesn't securely store passwords, lots of people may be wondering what they can do to prevent users that have physical access to their computer from stumbling across their login information. If you have a Mac running OS X, you can quickly and easily lock the screen on it to prevent anyone that doesn't know you're desktop password from gaining access.

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Retina MacBook Pro battery life sucks? Here's how to fix it!

You buy yourself a shiny new MacBook Pro Retina, and it comes with a pretty healthy claim on battery life. Especially, taking into account all those pixels that are being pushed around on that gorgeous display. You may also, like me, have noticed over time a pretty sizeable deterioration in your actual battery life. For example; this morning my 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina was showing 2 hours 43 minutes remaining on an 80% charge, and I've been struggling to get much over 3.5 hours total usage before needing a wall outlet. But, a bit of searching around and I found a couple of solutions that should see your battery life return to normal.

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