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How to use an external storage device with your iPhone

Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge While many of us rely on cloud storage these days for backing up photos, videos, and other files, every iPhone that can run iOS 17 also supports external storage devices: that’s every iPhone back to 2018, so it includes the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max. Maybe you...

Tue Dec 5, 2023 18:24
How to scan your documents to PDFs using Google Drive

Illustration: Samar Haddad / The Verge Google Drive users on Android have had the ability to scan documents and save them as PDFs for a while now. However, recently Google has upgraded that feature for Android users, adding automatic captures, among other upgrades, and is also rolling out the feature for iOS users. As...

Wed Nov 29, 2023 19:58
How to find your 2023 Spotify Wrapped

Image: Samar Haddad / The Verge One of the more popular end-of-year items is Spotify Wrapped, where the music service puts together a roundup of everything you listened to that year in various statistical formats, wrapped up (well, that’s what it’s called, right?) in bright, fun graphics. You can see what music categories...

Wed Nov 29, 2023 17:38
Use these lesser-known features to become a Google Docs pro

Image: Samar Haddad / The Verge Part of the appeal of Google Docs is its clean, accessible interface: open up a document, and the invitation is there to simply dive in and start typing without having to bother with settings screens or page configurations. However, that doesn’t mean the word processor app is lacking in features....

Mon Nov 20, 2023 16:03
The best note-taking apps for collecting your thoughts and data

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge These days, we are all dealing with huge amounts of information, ranging from meeting notes to social media to photos and videos to whatever else we’ve collected — and we are all trying to find some way to store it, organize it, and find it when we need it. If you want to get really basic,...

Thu Nov 16, 2023 20:48
How to share large files over the web

The Verge There’s no shortage of ways to share files with other people, whether you want to send them in a group chat, attach them to an email, or ping them over via AirDrop or Nearby Share. These all work perfectly well, but they’re all best for smaller files. If you’ve got a larger file to send to someone — like a high-res...

Tue Nov 14, 2023 23:29

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