Transcript for Get the Most From Your High-Tech Gifts
hour with those gadgets always one of the most popular gifts. You probably unwrapped yours already but now what do you do? Our resident tech expert, you know who I'm talking about ABC's Becky Worley has the answers to help you get the most out of yours right now. Good morning, guys. Merry Christmas. You just unwrapped all your presents and now it's time to play with them. I mean, properly set them up so here you go, top hacks to get your gadgets up and running. New TVs, gaming consoles and drones, these were some of the top gifts this year. Let's start by maximizing that new TV. Most have specialized viewing modes. Sports, cinema, vivid? No. Just say no to all these crazy modes. Standard mode is the best option in almost all living rooms unless you have a super dark man cave then go for cinema. Also many come preset to dynamic mode. Turn that off. As this youtube video perfectly illustrates it will change the back lighting as the scenes get darker and lighter. Super annoying and gaming console, a due musts, hard wire it. Wi-fi can cause slowdowns. While my shooter skills are weak even I know, ah. You got lag. You get fragged. One time to change the mode on your TV. Gaming mode will reduce the amount of screen processing and keep your graphics up to speed with the game. Okay, lightning round, got an e-reader like the kindle. First did you know you can e-borrow an e-book from your local library all remotely and free. And another trick, if you see a long article online you can send it to your kindle to read later even offline. You just install this browser extension and then start sending those tldr, too long to read, articles to your device. Whether you got a new tablet or a wearable you want to set up your charger now and think about it a little bit. Do it neatly or else, it'll look like that by Valentine's day. Oh, so much better. Kids get a new device from Santa. Two words for you, parental controls. I have programs, ourpact for iOS and dinnertime for andreis to give you a kill switch remotely. My most controversial advice ever, you do not need the manual. I am giving you permission, you can take this thing and throw it away. All that stuff is online now and you need the extra space. Happy holiday, America. Go forth and get geeky. Information on all that is on our website and merry Christmas and have a great day, guys. How much would families pay On speed dial. Well, her tech tips and tricks can you can find them on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! What if you didn't get what you want, we got returns and
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