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How to customize your iPhone’s home screen with widgets and app icons

Your phone, too, could look like absolute garbage, with custom app icons. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge One of the biggest differences between iOS and Android has always been customization. Google’s mobile OS allows more control over how the software looks and feels, while Apple limits these changes in the name of consistency and usability....

How to use iOS 14’s App Library to organize your apps

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’re an organization junkie and an iPhone user, then iOS 14 has provided you with a new tool: the App Library, which organizes your apps in labeled groups to make them easier to find. In fact, all your current apps can now be found there, and any apps you download in the future will be placed there...

Where to buy Nvidia’s RTX 3080 graphics card — apparently, starting at 6AM PT

Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Sony’s PlayStation 5 opened pre-orders today, and it’s an utter fiasco so far — there was no communication about when, where, or how to get one without competing with scalpers. But perhaps we can help you get your hands on Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 graphics card, a GPU that finally powers 4K 60fps gaming or better for...

How to download and install iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple’s newest software updates for the iPhone and iPad, are rolling out now, and they bring a lot of new features. On iOS 14, you’ll be able to add widgets to your home screen, watch video in picture-in-picture mode, and use a new Apple-made language translation app. On iPadOS 14, you’ll be...

Here’s how to preorder the Oculus Quest 2

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus announced the Quest 2, its next standalone VR headset that doesn’t require a PC. My colleague Adi Robertson wrote everything you need to know about the new Quest 2, and she even spent enough time with it to write a full review. The headset is available for preorder starting now at Oculus’ site,...

How to watch the PS5 September 2020 showcase

Sony is hosting another virtual showcase for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console. It’s airing later today, and we expect to hear the last precious drips of info: a release date and prices for both configurations of the PS5 (the discless version and the model that has the Blu-ray drive). It could have been that Sony planned September 16th as its big news...

How to watch Connect, Facebook and Oculus’ big AR/VR event

Oculus The seventh annual Facebook Connect virtual and augmented reality conference, formerly known as Oculus Connect, is being streamed online today. Facebook is expected to announce a new Oculus Quest VR headset, which has been widely leaked over the past few months. But we could also see a slate of new virtual reality games, extra Spark AR features,...

Here’s how to pick between the Apple Watch Series 6, SE, and older models

Apple Apple has announced two new smartwatches: the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE. Usually, each new Apple Watch slots in at the top of the company’s lineup, making the older ones a little less expensive as a result, but this year’s cadence is different. The new Apple Watch SE looks very similar to the new $399 Series 6, but it lacks...

How to set Chrome or Edge as your default browser on the iOS 14 beta

iOS 14 brings one of the most long-awaited features to Apple’s operating system in years: the ability to change the default browser from Apple’s Safari to a third-party option like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox. But you don’t have to wait for Apple to release iOS 14 this fall to break free of Safari. If you’ve got the iOS 14 beta...

How to connect your laptop to an external display

Photography by Dan Seifert / The Verge It doesn’t matter how big your laptop’s screen is — if you’re going to be doing any serious multitasking for work or school, connecting a monitor can be a big help. Any modern laptop should be able to connect to whatever external monitor you have, but you may need to get creative. The first step is to figure...

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