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OnePlus 9 Might Pick Up Absurdly Fast 50-Watt Wireless Charging

[ad_1] OnePlus It’s nice not to fiddle with a cord, but a wireless charger is always slower than a cable. But OnePlus may want to close that gap even more than it already has with its next phone series. According to leaks, the OnePlus 9 may support 50-Watt wireless charging, far above the average 15…
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How to Add a Status Message in Microsoft Teams

[ad_1] Now that Microsoft Teams seems to have taken over many companies, people expect to know when you’re available or not. Set a custom status message so your colleagues know what you’re up to. One way of letting your co-workers know that you’re busy is by setting a status, which works when you’re in meetings…
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How to Change Screen Modes in Photoshop

[ad_1] Adobe Photoshop has a customizable interface that you can change to suit your preferred working style or screen size. If you want to quickly change Adobe Photoshop’s interface layout, you can do so by switching to another screen mode. Screen modes are preset interface styles for Photoshop that can increase or decrease how much…
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“Google AR Synth” Lets You Jam on Iconic Drum Machines and Synths for Free

[ad_1] Google/Johnathan Tanant Google’s latest Arts & Culture initiative takes us through electronic music—its history, its innovators, and of course, its instruments. And “Google AR Synth” tool specially made for the new Music, Makers, and Machines project puts you behind some of the most revolutionary synths and drum machines, with just enough help to keep…
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Brydge’s New iPad Keybard Packs a Multi-Touch Trackpad and Otterbox Durability

[ad_1] Brydge Brydge and Otterbox teamed up to design the new Brydge 10.2 MAX+, a detachable multi-touch keyboard case for the standard iPad (7th and 8th gen). It packs 4-foot drop protection, a new magnetic latch, the largest trackpad of any Brydge keyboard, and a 6-month battery life into a stylish $130 package. The 10.2…
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How to Share an ECG from Your Apple Watch with Your Doctor

[ad_1] Some Apple Watches have an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) built in. If your doctor wants you to use it—or you want to share the results of it with them—here’s what to do. Read This First But first, a few quick notes: The author of this piece is not a doctor. This is a technology…
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How to Use Breakout Rooms in a Zoom Meeting

[ad_1] Zoom meetings can very easily feel overwhelming when there are a lot of people involved. A feature called “Breakout Rooms” can help large groups by allowing people to break off into smaller groups. It’s a handy trick to know. “Breakout Rooms” are similar in concept to working in groups in a real-life office or…
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How to Cancel Your Apple One Subscription

[ad_1] Apple One is a handy way to bundle multiple Apple subscription services together for one monthly payment. But if it’s not the right fit for you, it’s easy to cancel Apple One on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Here’s how. How to Cancel Apple One on iPhone or iPad To cancel your Apple One…
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Netflix is Testing Warnings to Cut Back on Account Sharing

[ad_1] XanderSt One of the age-old methods to keep up with the giant variety of streaming services is account sharing. You’re only supposed to share accounts within your household. But if we’re being honest, plenty of people share with friends, neighbors, and a cool dude they met once. Now Netflix is testing messages to cut…
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How to Let People Share Their Screens in a Zoom Meeting

[ad_1] Zoom Screen sharing is an important part of Zoom conference calls. In many situations, it’s crucial to be able to show exactly what you’re talking about. If you’re organizing the meeting, you’ll need to allow participants to share their screens in Zoom. Sharing your screen is great for literally showing what’s on your screen,…
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How to Choose How Long Your Windows 10 PC Waits Before Sleeping

[ad_1] Microsoft Windows 10 offers a few different ways to “shut down” your PC. “Sleep” is the most common choice, which is why you can decide how long it will take before your PC goes to sleep. We’ll show you how. Sleep mode is similar to “pausing” your PC. Everything will remain open and in…
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How to Use the Whiteboard Feature in Zoom to Mark up Screens

[ad_1] Zoom offers tools to help make your virtual meetings feel as much like real life as possible. One tool that can help with collaboration is the “Whiteboard” feature. The Zoom Whiteboard is great for illustrating ideas and can be super helpful. The Whiteboard feature is pretty much what its name implies. Much like how you…
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Incase You Dropped It, This $35 AirPods Pro Case Provides Impact Resistance

[ad_1] Incase When you buy a set of AirPods Pro, they come with a case naturally. But it’s a white, sleek affair that’s somewhat slippery. Drop it, and at best, you’ll scuff at the case. At the worst, you’ll break your earbuds. The new $34.95 Incase Reform Sports case aims to add a little more protection,…
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How to Quickly Scan QR Codes on iPhone From the Control Center

[ad_1] Like it or not, QR codes are everywhere. From restaurants to gas stations, they are used for all sorts of contactless transactions. Here’s how to quickly scan QR codes on iPhone using a Control Center shortcut. The iPhone’s Camera app lets you scan QR codes. But every time you actually want to take action…
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How to Quickly Copy Mac Screenshots to Clipboard

[ad_1] Krisda/Shutterstock You can use a simple keyboard shortcut trick on your Mac to copy any screenshot directly to your clipboard. You can then paste it anywhere on your Apple computer, including third-party applications and iMessage. Note: If you have the Universal Clipboard feature enabled, you can even paste the screenshot on your iPhone or…
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How to Access Your Clipboard on Android

[ad_1] The ability to copy and paste is a basic and simple function of any Android smartphone or tablet. However, if you want to take it to the next level, take full advantage of the clipboard feature to find everything you’ve copied. Let’s get started. Like many things in Android, the clipboard feature works differently depending…
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Scientists Read a 300-Year-Old Folded Letter without Opening It—Here’s How

[ad_1] Nature Communications The juicy contents of a sealed 300-year-old letter are now available for anyone to enjoy, thanks to a new algorithm that deconstructs x-rays to virtually unfold documents. Researchers at MIT developed the virtual letter-opening method to read unopened letters that, due to wax seals and intense folds, are too fragile to open…
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How to Use Microsoft Outlook as an RSS Feed Reader

[ad_1] RSS feeds are great for getting alerted to new articles on your favorite sites. But your personal time shouldn’t be taken up with reading work articles. Split your professional and personal subscriptions by adding work feeds to Microsoft Outlook instead. Managing feeds in Outlook is super easy, although it can only be done in…
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How to Export and Delete Saved Passwords in Chrome

[ad_1] Google Chrome’s built-in password manager is better than nothing, but it’s not the most secure. If you’re planning to move to a dedicated password manager, here’s how you can safely export and delete saved passwords from Chrome. We recommend you use a dedicated password manager for saving and syncing all your usernames and passwords…
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What Does “Catfishing” Mean Online?

[ad_1] Pixel-Shot/Shutterstock.com Have you ever talked to someone online, and then found out that they were lying about who they were? Then you might have been catfished. The term is often applied to fraudulent romantic relationships, but it isn’t always about romance. What Is Catfishing? Catfishing is the act of deceiving another person online with…
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How to Sign out of All Devices on Spotify at Once

[ad_1] While there isn’t a device limit for Spotify subscribers, it’s a good practice to sign out of devices you’re no longer using. If you no longer have access to a device that you’re signed in to, you can sign out of all devices at once from your account settings page. Note: It’s only possible…
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Norway Now Has the World’s Longest Electric Ferry, the Bastø Electric

[ad_1] Sefine Shipyard Electric vehicles don’t have to be limited to the roads. In fact, the world’s longest electric ferry—dubbed the MF Bastø Electric—just debuted in Norway, and will serve the country’s busiest ferry connection. The ship isn’t Norway’s first electric ferry, however, but it is now its longest, measuring 456.7 feet (or 139.2 meters).…
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How to Find Your Family and Friends Using Google Maps

[ad_1] BigTunaOnline/Shutterstock Google Maps can give you peace of mind when it comes to your loved ones. Whether it’s a school-aged child or an elderly family member, you can use Google Maps to find your family or friends’ locations. Keep up with your kids by seeing when they arrive home, or check in on a…
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Survive the Apocalypse with This Raspberry Pi-Powered Doomsday Communicator

[ad_1] bobricius Why spend the apocalypse in darkness when you could send Pi-powered telegrams to a friend? Bobricius and ARMACHAT recently revealed the Raspberry Pi PICOmputer, a doomsday communicator that uses long-distance radio to send and receive 80-character messages. The small, battery-powered PICOmputer is the latest in ARMACHAT’s line of long-range radio messaging devices, complete…
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How to Reduce Background Noise in iMovie on Mac

[ad_1] Tamisclao/Shutterstock The audio quality in a home video leaves something to be desired. A normal microphone will capture a lot of background audio, and the speech volume won’t be high enough. Here’s how to fix these issues using iMovie on Mac. The iMovie app on Mac has a built-in tool for removing background noise…
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How to Set up Trusted Contacts for Facebook Login Emergencies

[ad_1] Ink Drop/Shutterstock Traditional account recovery methods won’t work if you lose access to your email account or alternative contact method. As a last resort, Facebook lets you set up a group of trusted contacts who can rescue your profile in case you are locked out in the future. To add a trusted contact to…
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The 7 Best Wireless Controllers for PC

[ad_1] Nintendo, Microsoft, Logitech While a mouse and keyboard is the input method of choice for many PC gamers, it never hurts to have a dedicated controller lying around—even better if it has wireless connectivity for untethered play. Controllers are ideal for third-person and sidescrolling games, and can offer unique advantages in some competitive titles…
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How to Add Music to Snapchat Stories and Messages

[ad_1] With Snapchat’s Sounds feature, you can choose popular music or even make your own sounds to insert into snaps. This guide will get you started on adding and giving your stories and messages a musical flair. Start by launching Snapchat on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Then, take a photo or video by tapping or…
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How to Clean and Disinfect All Your Gadgets

[ad_1] progressman/Shutterstock Whether you want to protect against COVID-19 or just give all your gadgets a deep-clean while you’re stuck at home, now’s the ideal time! Here’s how you can safely clean your tech gadgets, without damaging anything. Cleaning and Disinfecting Are Two Different Things Prior to the coronavirus, companies like Apple advised consumers not…
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Printing Without Ink or Toner? How Thermal Printers Work

[ad_1] Phomemo People don’t think of printers as “cool” gadgets. They’re kinda boring and infamously unreliable. On top of that, they require pricey toner to print anything. Did you know there are printers that don’t need any ink? They’re called “thermal printers.” You’ve probably seen a thermal printer in your daily life without thinking twice…
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Plex Integration Arrives on Apple’s TV app—But Don’t Expect Too Much

[ad_1] Plex If there’s one service that seems to be nearly everywhere, it’s Plex. And that makes sense Plex is one of the best options to create your own media server, and it has live tv and free ad-supported video on demand viewing (AVOD). That’s why it’s exciting to see Plex Integration arrive on Apple’s TV…
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How to Stop Windows 10 From Turning Off Your Screen

[ad_1] Microsoft Do you find yourself turning on the screen on your Windows 10 PC too often? It’s possible to stop the screen from turning off altogether. You can select different preferences for when your PC is running on battery power and when it’s plugged into a power source, too. If you have a portable…
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Amazon Fire TV’s Lineup Now Includes 200 Free Live Channels

[ad_1] Amazon To bolster its free live TV catalog, Amazon is adding ad-supported Xumo, IMDb TV, and Amazon News channels to Fire TV. Amazon also plans to add Plex’s live TV service to Fire TV in the coming weeks. You can find the four new live TV offerings in Fire TV’s “On Now” tab, or…
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How To Stop Being Overwhelmed by Security Audits

[ad_1] Shutterstock/EtiAmmos Getting certified against a standard or compliant with data protection legislation is always tough. Maintaining standards can feel like you’re on a treadmill of internal audits. Here’s how to avoid internal audit burn-out. The Web of Compliance Requirements If your organization gathers, processes, or transmits personal data you have to comply with data…
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How to Use Researcher in Microsoft Word for Essays and Papers

[ad_1] Microsoft wants to make your research easier. With the Word Researcher tool, you can close your web browser and get sources for school essays, research papers, and similar documents in a few clicks. What Can You Do With Researcher? The Researcher feature, powered by Bing, gives you a handy search box to find people,…
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How to Get Started With Watch Face Customization on Apple Watch

[ad_1] Khamosh Pathak The watch face is the window into the Apple Watch. It’s not only how you tell the time, but also how you interact with complications (widgets) and apps. Here’s how to get started with watch face customization on Apple Watch. Add a Watch Face on Apple Watch It all starts with a…
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Screen Recording in Linux with SimpleScreenRecorder

[ad_1] Shutterstock/Vector FX Recording your Linux desktop is a much sought after feature, for both gamers and business professionals alike. Simple Screen Recorder, as the name implies, is a simple yet solid screen recording tool. Learn all about it in this article. What Is SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR)? SimpleScreenRecorder (in short SSR) is a utility which lets…
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How to Stop Your iPhone From Tracking Your Location History

[ad_1] By default, your iPhone keeps track of everywhere you go if you have Location Services turned on. Apple says this history is end-to-end encrypted, but you may not want it created in the first place. Location history is easy to turn off, but it’s buried under layers of menus. Here’s how. First, open Settings…
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How to Use Dark Mode on Kindle

[ad_1] Khamosh Pathak Kindle makes for a great e-book reader when compared to traditional tablets. But when you’re trying to read at night, the sharp white background light can be a problem for your eyes. Relieve your eyes using dark mode on Kindle. The Kindle e-reader used to have an accessibility setting called Inverted Mode…
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Microsoft Office vs. Microsoft 365: Which One Should You Buy?

[ad_1] Microsoft Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are the standard productivity applications for most businesses and classrooms. But how do you choose between the traditional Office suite and the Microsoft 365 subscription service? What’s the difference between Office and Microsoft 365, and which is more cost-effective? What’s the Difference? Everyone’s familiar with the old Microsoft…
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How to Convert Media Files Using the Command Prompt on Windows 10

[ad_1] There are many ways to convert media files from one format to another on Windows 10, including using the Command Prompt—thanks to ffmpeg. If you prefer commands over graphical user interfaces, here’s how to convert your audio and video files using the Command Prompt. Set up FFmpeg to Convert Audio and Video Using the…
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How to Use a Voice Assistant Without It “Always Listening”

[ad_1] David Ferencik/Shutterstock.com Voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are a convenient way to control smart home devices, set timers, hear the weather, and perform other common tasks. But, if you don’t like the “always listening” part, you can avoid it. What We Mean When We Say “Always Listening” Smart speakers (and mobile…
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How to Transfer Your iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos

[ad_1] Apple | Google There are many cloud storage services available today, and Apple and Google offer two of the more popular options. Switching can feel like a daunting task, but Apple makes it easy to move your iCloud library to Google Photos. Apple’s transfer service can bring a copy of your iCloud photos and…
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Paramount+ Arrives on Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Fire TV

[ad_1] Justin Duino Today’s the big day. CBS All Access is officially dead, and Paramount+ takes its place. Parent company ViacomCBS promises you’ll get access to more content than ever from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, and more. But what good is that if you can’t watch it where you want? Well, good news. Paramount+ just arrived…
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This Winnie the Pooh LEGO Set Lets you Revisit the Hundred Acre Wood

[ad_1] LEGO One of Disney’s most memorable properties, Winnie the Pooh, is now available in LEGO form along with the Hundred Acre Wood. The nostalgic set features all of your favorite characters from the movie, along with Pooh’s treehouse, jars of honey, and other fun details. It’s perfect for fans of Disney and classic cartoons.…
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Elgato’s Affordable LED Strip and Acoustic Panels Amp Up Your Boring Home Office

[ad_1] Elgato Elgato, the company known for its livestreaming tools and capture cards, now sells a Wi-Fi LED Light Strip with wireless smartphone, PC, and Stream Deck controls. The company is also launching Wave Panels, a stylish set of sound-absorption panels to improve the audio quality of your home recordings or livestreams. Starting at just…
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Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon Sound” Hopes to Make Wireless Audio as Good as Wired

[ad_1] Qualcomm If you’re an audiophile or even a gamer, you probably know that wireless headphones never sound good as a wired equivalent. Bluetooth has come a long way, but it’s still unable to match the same fidelity and latency as a wired connection. Qualcomm wants to change all that with its new “Snapdragon Sound” certification for…
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How to Cancel Your Paramount+ Subscription

[ad_1] Paramount Paramount+ is the successor to CBS All Access and is the home of movies and TV shows produced by Paramount Studios. But if you’re not enjoying the streaming platform, here’s how to cancel your Paramount+ subscription. Note: You must cancel your Paramount+ subscription from the app or platform where you created it. Basically,…
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Brave Is Launching a Privacy-Focused Search Engine to Compete With Google

[ad_1] Brave Brave secured your web activity, and now it wants to secure your search results. The underdog browser, which grew to over 26 million users last year, is gearing up to launch Brave Search, a “private alternative to Google Search” without any trackers or “algorithmic bias.” Brave Search will take on the big dogs,…
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What Are Android Notification Channels?

[ad_1] Notifications have been a major part of Android since the beginning. They can be both a blessing and a curse, though. To help you fine-tune your experience, Android has a feature called “Notification Channels.” They make notifications a lot better. As smartphones and apps have evolved, so have notifications. In the early days, notification…
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Satechi’s Latest Hub is A Productivity Powerhouse for Home and Travel

[ad_1] Satechi Laptops with USB-C ports are great if all your things are compatible with USB-C. But what if they aren’t? Or what if you need to plug in more accessories than you have ports? That’s what Satechi’s latest $99 Multiport Adapter hopes to solve, thanks to a plethora of ports, slots, and power options.…
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How to Screen Share a PowerPoint Presentation in Zoom

[ad_1] No matter where you work, meetings all have one thing in common: PowerPoint presentations. If you use Zoom, you can easily present your slideshow to the participants by sharing your screen. Here’s how it’s done. Grant Access to Share Screens in Zoom If you’re the host of the Zoom meeting, you’ll be able to…
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What Is Amazon Launchpad?

[ad_1] If you’re an Amazon customer looking for quirky and innovative small business-produced goods—or a small business selling online—you might like Amazon Launchpad, a virtual storefront that highlights new and emerging brands on Amazon.com. What’s the Point of Amazon Launchpad? Launched in 2015, Amazon Launchpad aims to attract startup businesses that will sell their goods…
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The Fastest Way to Free up Space in Gmail

[ad_1] Piotr Swat/Shutterstock.com Gmail includes 15GB of free storage, and that’s shared with Google Drive and Google Photos. Here’s how to find—and delete—the emails using the most space in your Gmail account. Try this before paying for more storage! Google Wants You to Buy More Space You can view how much total storage your Gmail…
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Plex Adds Free Live TV From AMC and Other Channels

[ad_1] Back in June, Plex rolled out free live tv channels for everyone, and at the time, it offered 80 channels. That number has steadily grown since then, and now Plex has six new AMC Channels. That means you can watch episodes of The Walking Dead, Into the Badlands, The Making of the Mob, and more. It’s all…
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How to Secure Chrome Sync With a Custom Sync Passphrase

[ad_1] Chrome’s cross-device sync feature is one of the things that makes it so popular, but it’s not without problems. You may not like Google having all your browser data, for example. Thankfully, you can encrypt your synced data by adding a passcode. What Is Chrome Sync? Here’s all the information that Chrome saves to…
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How to Send RSS Feeds to a Slack Channel

[ad_1] Slack is a great communication app, but it can do much more than just hold a back-and-forth conversation between you and your colleagues. Here’s how to keep up with your favorite websites by adding RSS feeds to Slack. Despite social media feeds and mobile apps, RSS feeds are still one of the easiest and…
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How to Capture Mac Window Screenshots Without a Shadow

[ad_1] Khamosh Pathak When you take a screenshot of a window on your Mac, it captures the shadow of the window as well. It looks great, but it might not be ideal if you’re sharing the screenshot online or for work. Here’s how to turn off the screenshot shadow on your Mac. There are two…
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Microsoft’s “Ignite” VR Event Spiraled Into a Virtual Burning Man Festival

[ad_1] Microsoft’s Ignite conference is underway, and this year it held the event’s keynote address in Virtual Reality. Alex Kipman, the man behind Kinect and HoloLens, spent most of the keynote addressing the audience in hologram form and showing off Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality Mesh concept. What came next is something beyond words and description.…
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How to Trigger a Shortcut With Siri on iPhone

[ad_1] One of the most convenient things about Shortcuts on iPhone is that they can be launched using only your voice—thanks to the power of Siri, Apple’s AI assistant. Here’s how to do it. To launch a shortcut from Siri, you’ll first need to have at least one shortcut on your iPhone. To create shortcuts,…
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Bits, Bytes, and Binary

[ad_1] Shutterstock/Pavel Ignatov Ever wondered what they really are – bits, bytes and binary? Similar in sound, quite different in what they mean, this article introduces you to computers at their core: we take it down to the physical level and more… Bit and Bits! Computers process data differently from human beings. But have you…
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When Should You Buy Direct Instead of From Amazon?

[ad_1] Kaspars Grinvalds/Shutterstock It’s no secret that Amazon is the go-to place for online shopping. Because the convenient platform carries virtually everything, it makes it really simple to buy whatever you need and have it delivered right to your porch. Sometimes, though, it might be better to order directly from the manufacturer. We’ve broken down…
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How to Auto-Delete Messages in Any Telegram Chat

[ad_1] Khamosh Pathak Some messages aren’t supposed to last forever. There are some Telegram groups and conversations where it’s best if messages are automatically deleted in a day or a week. Here’s how to auto-delete messages in any Telegram chat. You can enable the auto-delete feature on a per-chat basis. It works for both one-on-one…
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How to View and Edit Apple Notes on Windows 10

[ad_1] If you use Windows 10, you know that there’s no native app to access Apple Notes on your PC. However, there are some other ways to access your iPhone, iPad, and Mac notes on your Windows 10-based computer. Here’s how. Use the iCloud Website to Access Apple Notes The iCloud website lets you access…
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How To Connect an EFS Volume to a ECS Docker Container

[ad_1] AWS’s Elastic File System (EFS) is a shared storage drive that can be connected to many separate servers. It’s a perfect pair with AWS’s Elastic Container Service (ECS), which runs serverless Docker containers in cluster deployments, and can benefit from easy shared state. Why Is This Useful? EFS is a fully managed storage service…
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The Best Smart Lighting for Your Home, From Simple to Sophisticated

[ad_1] pozitivo/Shutterstock.com Odds are, you’ve heard us talk about smart lights at some point. And with millions of color and style options, smart assistant integration, and automation abilities, how could we not? If you’re looking to introduce a few smart lighting products into your home, we’ve gathered up tons of useful and exciting picks for…
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Volvo Will Only Sell Electric Vehicles by 2030 as It Pivots to Online-Only Sales

[ad_1] Volvo Volvo plans to become a “fully electric car company” by 2030, phasing out production of its gas, diesel, and hybrid vehicles to become an early “leader” in the growing electric car market. The company also plans to move all vehicle sales online by its 2030 deadline. At the time of writing, Volvo sells…
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Microsoft’s “Power Automate Desktop” Is Now Free and Can Do Your Work for You

[ad_1] Microsoft If you work in a tech job or pursue a hobby that leaves you performing identical sequences over and over again every day, you probably wish you could automate that process somehow. But automation software that runs a computer for you is expensive and unwieldy. Or it was expensive anyway, as Microsoft just…
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Loses “Get Location” Feature, Gains SmartThings Find

[ad_1] Suzanne Humphries, MeSamong/Shutterstock.com Galaxy Watch 3 owners have received an End of Service notice for the “Get Location” feature, stating that it will be terminated on March 15 due to policy changes. However, Samsung also introduced the SmartThings Find to the watch in a firmware update, and users can use it for locating instead.…
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DJI’s New FPV Drone Lets You Pilot With Flight Vision Goggles

[ad_1] DJI There’s a growing “do it yourself” category of drones that give you a first-person view (FPV) of your drone flying in the world of drones. Mount a camera, set up a radio transmitter, and beam the drone’s video to some goggles, and you’ll feel like you’re flying. DJI’s latest $1,300 drone does all…
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How to Avoid Fake Transparent Images on Google Images

[ad_1] If you’ve ever searched for a transparent image on Google, you’ve probably run across “fakes.” You save an image only to realize the checkered background is solid. Thankfully, there’s a simple little trick in Google Images to avoid this. For those unfamiliar with this phenomenon, allow me to explain. Images that have transparency often…
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PlayStation Store to Stop Selling and Renting Videos On August 31st

[ad_1] Sony Due to the growth of “subscription-based and ad-based” streaming services, Sony’s PlayStation Store will stop selling and renting videos on August 31st, 2021. The company says that, after the August 31st deadline, existing users can still access their purchased movies and TV shows on PlayStation consoles and mobile devices. Sony began selling movies…
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Gatorade Designed a Wearable Patch to Tell You What to Drink When You Work Out

[ad_1] Gatorade If you’re an athlete, you know how important proper nutrition and hydration are. And while it’s relatively easy to figure out basic nutrition needs, hydration can be a bit of an enigma. How much fluid did you actually lose? Do you need more sodium as you rehydrate? Gatorade wants to help answer these…
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How to Limit Responses in Google Forms

[ad_1] Google Forms is a great way to collate responses from others online, whether it’s for a job or a research project. Limiting the responses manually is possible, but you’ll need to install add-ons to limit them automatically. Here’s how. Limit Google Forms Responses by Google Account If you want to limit the responses you…
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What Are YouTube Channel Memberships?

[ad_1] If you’re a frequent YouTube viewer, you may have heard the term “Memberships” tossed around. It sounds similar to subscriptions, but Memberships are very much different. We’ll explain what this is and help you decide if you should join one. What Is a YouTube Membership? Introduced in 2018, YouTube Memberships allow channels to charge…
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Kubernetes Alternatives to Docker Commands

[ad_1] Docker usually provides a developer’s first introduction to containers. Kubernetes is an orchestration platform which solves challenges around running containers in production. Here’s how Docker commands map to their Kubernetes counterparts. You can’t use the docker CLI to interact with containers running in Kubernetes. Kubernetes provides its own command-line interface, kubectl, to help you…
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How to Change Alert Sounds on Mac

[ad_1] When you try to do something that isn’t allowed on your Mac, it responds with a loud, annoying alert sound. Don’t worry, you can change the alert sound and its volume using System Preferences on your Mac. To get started, click the Apple icon from the menu bar and choose the “System Preferences” option.…
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What’s New in Chrome 89, Available Today

[ad_1] Google Chrome 89 brings integration between Android phones and Chrome OS, better support for gamepads in the browser, NFC for web apps, and native web sharing. It will be released sometime today, on March 2, 2021. Chrome OS Phone Hub for Android Devices Google has been working on a “Phone Hub” for Chrome OS for…
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The Google Pixel Recorder App Can Now Back Up Audio to the Cloud for Sharing

[ad_1] Google Google likes to add new and exclusive features to Pixel phones, and the latest feature drop just arrived. Now, Pixel phones can backup audio recording to a new site that adds transcription and sharing features. If you have the Kraken Sports’ underwater case, you can use Pixel’s excellent camera for your underwater photos. And…
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‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Will Beam to Paramount+ Before Nickelodeon

[ad_1] ViacomCBS Last summer, we told you about an upcoming animated Star Trek: Prodigy show designed for kids. Later we found out Kate Mulgrew would reprise her role as Kathryn Janeway, guiding a lost set of misfits trapped on an abandoned Star Fleet ship. But while the show was supposed to debut on Nickelodeon, that just changed. Now…
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“Deep Nostalgia” AI Animates Your Old Family Portraits, ‘Harry Potter’ Style

[ad_1] MyHeritage If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a movie worth? To help people connect with their old family photos, genealogy service MyHeritage now hosts a Deep Nostalgia AI tool that turns old portraits into short animations. Unlike complicated deepfake software, Deep Nostalgia is extremely easy to use. Just sign up…
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Walmart’s 2-Hour Delivery No Longer Requires a $35 Minimum

[ad_1] Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock.com Forget an ingredient for your dinner recipe but don’t feel like going to the store? Walmart just announced that its Express delivery option no longer requires a $35 minimum in order for users to qualify for a smaller delivery order. The move now makes Walmart a stronger competitor against Amazon’s Prime Now…
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Some SmartThings Smart Home Hubs Will Stop Working on June 30, 2021

[ad_1] Samsung Some smart home hubs, like SmartThings, use the cloud to enhance their capabilities. That lets them do more on weaker hardware, but the hub loses some or all of its functionality if the cloud stops working. Samsung plans to wind down its older SmartThings hardware and hubs from 2013, and Nvidia Shield adapters…
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CloudSavvy IT is Looking for New Writers

[ad_1] Shutterstock/Grapherholic Think you have the perfect combination of IT knowledge and writing skills? We’re looking for a few experienced writers to join our team. What We’re Looking for We are looking for experienced freelance writers to cover the complicated and ever-changing world of IT, and present complex solutions in a way that’s easy to…
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How to Use Google Assistant Without Unlocking Your Android Phone

[ad_1] Google Assistant is a handy companion to have on your Android smartphone or tablet. To really get the most out of Assistant’s hands-free features, you’ll want to make sure it can work even when your device is locked. Some of Google Assistant’s features are protected behind the lock screen. Specifically, anything that requires “personal…
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How to Change the Default Search Engine on Android

[ad_1] The combination of a smartphone or tablet and a search engine makes it easy to find just about anything at a moment’s notice. If you have an Android device, you may think that search engine has to be Google, but it doesn’t. Here’s how to change the default search engine on Android. Google services…
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How to Link or Embed a PowerPoint Slide in a Word Document

[ad_1] The good thing about the Microsoft Office suite is all the programs in the collection work pretty well together. One example is the ability to link or embed Microsoft PowerPoint slides in a Microsoft Word document. Here’s how it’s done. Linking vs. Embedding Whether you link or embed the PowerPoint slide in the Word…
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How to Turn off an Apple Watch

[ad_1] Twin Design/Shutterstock If you’re leaving your Apple Watch aside for a couple of days, it’s best to first turn it off. With the wearable off, it won’t drain its entire battery while in standby mode. Here’s how to easily turn off your Apple Watch. Turn off Your Apple Watch Just like the iPhone, the…
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How to See How Big Your Mac’s Internal Storage Is

[ad_1] Data storage on your Mac is important—it determines how many apps, documents, photos, and videos your computer can hold locally. If you run into the upper limit, your Mac might not perform as well as you might hope. Here’s how to check the size of your Mac’s internal storage. First, click the “Apple” logo…
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Why Were Old Video Games So Pixelated?

[ad_1] Nintendo If you didn’t grow up in the 20th century, you might wonder why video and computer games once used such blocky, pixelated graphics. We’ll explore the origins of pixel art and how graphics have exploded in complexity over time. The Short Answer: Resolution Was Limited by Cost and Available Technology The pixelated artwork…
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Disney’s ‘Gargoyles’ Lives Again as a New Co-Op Board Game

[ad_1] Back in the mid-’90s, Disney premiered a new cartoon that influenced animation for decades to come. Gargoyles presented complex characters who changed and grew throughout the show, eschewing the common practice of “resetting everything” at the end of each episode. Alas, though brilliant, the show only lasted three seasons. But now it’s coming back as a…
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How to Reset Network Settings on Android

[ad_1] Ben Stockton If you’re having trouble connecting to a Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device on your Android smartphone or tablet, it might be time to reset your network settings. Doing so might remove any conflicts. To do that, you’ll need to follow these steps. Before we begin, a word of warning. Issues with Android…
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Google TV’s “Basic” Mode Will Make Your Smart TV Dumb Again

[ad_1] 9to5Google/Hisense Over the next two years, Google will slowly replace its standard Android TV software with the newer, smarter Google TV system. But among all of Google TV’s fancy UI elements and content curation features lies an odd little feature—a “basic TV” mode that turns your smart TV into a conventional “dumb” TV. First…
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How to Connect AirPods to an Apple TV

[ad_1] oasisamuel/Shutterstock.com The Apple TV can send audio directly to your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max wireless headphones, letting you watch videos, play games, or work out with Apple Fitness+ without disturbing anyone else in the room. Here’s how. AirPods Paired to an Apple ID Should “Just Work” When you pair your AirPods with…
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How to Bring Back Photoshop’s Warning Dialogs

[ad_1] Adobe Photoshop is a complicated program. By default, it throws up a lot of warnings and other dialog boxes to make sure you’re aware of the consequences of what you’re doing. With most of these, you can check a box to never see them again. But what happens if you want to bring them…
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Meet Randonautica, an App That Drags You to Random, Sometimes Spooky Places

[ad_1] Randonautica If you’ve been on social media site TikTok in the past year, you’ve likely seen videos of people reacting to sightings prompted by an app called Randonautica, some of which are downright creepy, like a suitcase containing human remains. While the app has also led to equally banal findings, its paranormal-esque vibe makes…
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How to Add a Microsoft Teams Chat Link to Your Email Signature

[ad_1] Adding an email address, Twitter, LinkedIn, and company info to your email signature is all well and good, but none of those options allow the recipient to instantly chat with you. Fortunately, you can add a direct Microsoft Teams chat link so people can DM you with one click. It’s fair to say that…
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How to Switch Back to the Classic Ribbon in Microsoft Office

[ad_1] Microsoft introduced a “simplified ribbon” in early 2021 across the Office suite of programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.), which shows fewer icons and takes up less space. If this isn’t for you, there’s a very easy way to get the classic ribbon back. The classic ribbon that you are probably used to has…
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These Board Games Have Fun Mobile Versions You Can Play without a Tabletop

[ad_1] Suzanne Humphries With board games becoming increasingly popular, it makes sense that so many of them have made the journey to smartphone app stores. Now, with these digitized versions, you’ll be able to download your favorite board games and play them anywhere you go without having to deal with tiles, cards, tokens, or finding…
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How to Disable All of Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising

[ad_1] Windows 10 has a lot of built-in advertising. This isn’t just about the free upgrade offer: Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it.…
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