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How to see if someone else has access to your Apple device or account

Cyber Hacker iPhone

Have you ever noticed something about your iPhone or iPad that made you wonder if someone else used it without your knowledge? If you suspect that another person has used your device or your account, but aren’t sure how to confirm your suspicions, we’re here to help.

Here’s a list of ways to see if anyone else has access to your Apple device or account.

How to see your serial number, firmware version, and storage on Kindle

Holding a Kindle Paperwhite

If you own a Kindle Paperwhite, there may come a time when you want information about the device. Whether you need to troubleshoot a problem, want to see if you have the latest firmware, or simply want to know how much space you have left, it’s easier than you might think.

Here, we’ll show you how to find your serial number, firmware version, and available space on Kindle Paperwhite.

How to change your Kindle Paperwhite device name

My Kindle Change Device Name

Like with a phone or tablet, a Kindle Paperwhite has a device name that lets you easily identify it. And with that, there are several reasons that you may want to change the name of your Kindle. Maybe you have the original model and just purchased the newest one. Maybe you have a personal Kindle and another the whole family shares.

Whatever the case may be, your device name is key to setting it apart from the same or similar devices. This helps you to download content to the correct device. Here, we’ll show you how to change your Kindle Paperwhite device name.

How to fix Bluetooth issues on your iPhone

Bluetooth Settings iPhone on Table

When you want to use a Bluetooth accessory with your iPhone, it can be super aggravating when it doesn’t work. Whether you just picked up a new set of earphones or a physical keyboard, Bluetooth should make the setup of these devices easy. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Like it or not, Bluetooth problems can occur with your iPhone and here we’ll show you ways to fix them.

How to set up HomeKit notifications for your accessories

iPhone Door Unlocked Notification

There are certain smart home accessories that do more than turn off or change color. Devices like door locks and motion sensors are used to keep you safe and in control of your home. So it’s with good reason that accessories like these come with notifications.

If you’d like to receive an alert when your door locks or motion is detected, as examples, here’s how to set up notifications for your HomeKit devices.

How to use the Home app visual status for accessories

Home App Visual Status iPad

Controlling your smart home from your iPhone and iPad is simple with the Home app. And with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS  Big Sur, you have a clearer way to see and manage your HomeKit accessories.

What used to be written summary section at the top of the Home app is now a visual summary of your connected devices. This allows you to quickly take action or more easily control your accessories. Here’s the scoop on using the visual status section for devices in the Home app.

How to use controls for HomeKit accessories in Control Center

Home Accessories in Control Center iPad

If you use the Home app to control your smart lights, doorbell, or thermostat, you’ll be glad to know the app wasn’t left out of the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates.

To manage your accessories easier, you can control them from the handiest spot on your device – Control Center. And what’s even better is that these controls are just as smart as your devices because you’ll see accessories and scenes based on time of day or usage. Let’s take a look at how to use controls for your Home accessories in Control Center.

How to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices

Manage Devices in Finder Mac

If you’ve updated your Mac to macOS Catalina, then you’ll notice a specific app missing; iTunes. You’ve probably heard that iTunes was going away, but now that it’s truly gone, you’ll have to manage your devices differently.

You might have used iTunes to back up or restore your iPhone, sync specific items with your iPad, or simply manage your devices.

The bad news is that you can’t use iTunes on Mac to do this anymore. But the good news is that there is another way and it’s super easy.

Here’s how to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices.

This portable charger is a must-have for any emergency situation

Forget about not being able to login to Instagram and Facebook, our phones are our main point of communication in emergency situations, and losing a charge can be dangerous. Most portable phone chargers power off of an internal battery, but that internal battery dies after a while and has to be recharged via a wall unit. Now, what if there was a phone charger that could be powered, limitlessly on its own?