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How to Get the Most Out of the Poke Ball Plus November 12, 2019

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We are less than a week away from the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch and we decided the time was finally right to do a new how-to video about Pokémon.

The Poké Ball Plus released almost a year ago and is the exclusive controller option for Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. However, most users may not be aware of all the functionality the controller actually has. Here’s a quick rundown of some features you can use right now.

Not enough for you? From what we’ve been told, the Poké Ball Plus will be compatible with Pokémon Sword and Shield when those games launch.

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS devices. Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu are out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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How to Connect Apple Pencil (GEN1) to iPad (GEN6) or iPad Pro (GEN1) May 30, 2019

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One of the best new accessories for the Apple iPad is the Apple Pencil. It’s a fantastic stylus that can accept precision input much more accurately than your finger. It is just perfect for drawing, marking documents, and photo manipulation. You

So how do you use the Apple Pencil with a compatible iPad or iPad Pro? Well, we’re going to show you exactly how to connect it to your iPad and give you some useful tips for how to make the best use out of it without having to buy any specific apps.

Just be aware, this How To Video is only for the GEN1 Apple Pencil. It will not work for the GEN2 Apple Pencil.

How to Label Inputs on a Samsung 4K Smart TV April 19, 2019

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By popular request, we’ve got a new How-To video for you guys. Many people have been asking questions about the recent Samsung 4K Smart TVs, but a question I’ve heard more than any other is how was I able to label my television’s inputs?

It’s a pretty simple procedure and only requires your television remote to perform. Watch the video below and see for yourself.

How to Upgrade the PS4 Pro Hard Drive December 18, 2018

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Happy Holidays everyone! Sony’s PS4 Pro currently ships with a stock internal storage capacity of 1TB. After owning one for nearly a year, that amount of storage just wasn’t cutting it anymore. We need to upgrade the internal storage of the PS4 Pro! Thankfully this is permitted by Sony, and this procedure can be performed without voiding the system’s warranty.

So how do we upgrade the PS4 Pro’s internal Hard Drive? You’ll need:

  • The PS4 Pro
  • A PC or Mac
  • A 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (exFAT Formatted)
  • A 2-4GB USB Thumb Drive (FAT32 Formatted)
  • A Phillips Head 00 screwdriver

The PS4 Pro accepts 2.5″ SATA 6.0GB/s Hard Drives, so you’ll have to get a drive that meets those specifications. We are going to do this procedure with a 2TB mechanical drive. You can also install a Solid State Drive (SSD) using this method, provided it fits the 2.5″ form factor.

We broke this procedure into two parts to make it easier for all of you. In part 1, we focus specifically on the prep work. Everything you need to do BEFORE taking your PS4 Pro apart is in this video, please watch before starting the process. If you would like a direct link to Sony’s PS4 firmware download page, you can click here. Regardless if you plan to back up your data or not, you WILL need the PS4 firmware to get your PS4 working after replacing the internal storage.

With prep out of the way we will now move to Part 2. This is what you’ll need to know to take the PS4 Pro apart, replace the internal drive, and get the PS4 working again after the drive has been replaced. We follow it up with how to restore all your data from the old drive using a backup.

How to Connect an Older Console to a New SmartTV July 24, 2018

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Got a new How To video today, produced by popular demand. Several viewers have been leaving me comments over the past year with questions that revolve around an inability to find component or composite inputs on their newer 4K Smart Televisions. Earlier game consoles like the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation 1 used composite-out cables to connect to a television. Later consoles like the Wii or original model Xbox 360 supported high definition and progressive scan video using component cables. The number one question I’ve been getting asked is, “Where are these inputs on my new TV?”

Watch the video below and find out:

How to Transfer Exclusive Items From Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo to the Full Game March 13, 2018

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We got a brief how-to video for you guys today. If you’re a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS owner, there’s no reason for you to miss out on the Pokémon Sun and Moon special demo version. It features story content and missions not available in the full version of either Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon and you can earn special items and an exclusive Pokémon that can be transferred to the full version of the game.

So, what do you have to do to get this demo content into your full retail copy? Watch the video below and find out:

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are out now on Nintendo 3DS systems.

How to Properly Connect Nintendo Switch Joy Con Controllers To Wrist Straps January 30, 2018

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While many people enjoy playing the Nintendo Switch with their Joy Con Controllers attached to the console while it is in tablet mode, certain games like Super Mario Odyssey take advantage of Joy Con features which can only be used when the Joy Cons are operating independently. Also, you’ll need to separate the Joy Cons when playing two-player modes.

While independent from the console, it’s a good idea to attach your Joy Cons to their provided wrist strap accessories. This will protect the Joy Con’s connection rail and enable players to use the controller’s shoulder buttons. The issue is, first time users can sometimes have problems properly orienting their Joy Cons when attaching or unattaching these straps, and inserting them incorrectly can damage or break the controller.

So here’s a detailed video on how to properly attach your Joy Con controller to a wrist strap.

How to Enable HDR in a Samsung 4KTV January 19, 2018

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We are back with another How-To video directed at our 4KTV readers.

The Xbox One X and PS4 consoles support High-Dynamic Range Color on supported televisions. Our Samsung 4KTV supported HDR color, but the feature wasn’t listed as fully supported when setting up the Xbox One X.

Rather than write off support for the feature as something I would have needed to pay more money for, or something that would need a future software update I went through every setting in my Samsung TV until I got HDR enabled. How did I do it, and how can you do it? Watch this:

How to Upgrade Nintendo Switch Memory January 6, 2018

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The Nintendo Switch shipped with only 32GB of internal memory, which isn’t a lot, especially if you plan to purchase most of your games through the Nintendo eShop. However, its memory can be upgraded with a UHS-I MicroSD card with a transfer speed minimum of 60MB/s.

How do you upgrade it and what can you expect when you do? For the purposes of this video we will be performing the upgrade with a 64GB MicroSDXC card. Watch and find out what happens. Make sure your Switch is updated with its most recent system software, in tablet mode, and completely turned off before performing this procedure.

How to Update Nintendo Switch Joy Con Controllers January 5, 2018

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My Nintendo Switch arrived with the stock internal firmware Nintendo shipped with the consoles when they launched a few months ago. As I started getting used to the new Joy Con Controllers I noticed some occasional connectivity issues when detaching them from the tablet screen and some accuracy issues with one of the thumb sticks. However, all those problems went away after I performed a controller update.

To update your Joy Con Controllers you’ll first need to update your Nintendo Switch to its most recent system software. Then you’ll need to connect both of your Joy Con Controllers to the Switch while it is in tablet mode. Finally, watch the video below to see how to find the Controller Update feature in the Switch’s settings menu.

Please post a comment below if you noticed any issues with your Joy Cons that this procedure may have fixed.