Use This USB Drive Trick to Secure Your Laptop in Public (or Anywhere Else)  [LINK]
Did you know you can use a USB stick to secure your computer when you’re in public? Obviously, it can’t stop someone picking up your machine and walking away with it (unless the USB stick is made of lead), but it can stop prying eyes from... [Read More]
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Why Aren’t Windows Temp Files Deleted Automatically?  [LINK]
Chances are you have some useless files sitting around on your computer, like junk in the Recycle Bin that you haven’t emptied in weeks. But one of the biggest wastes of space on your PC are the Temp folders in the Windows and AppData dire... [Read More]
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This App Combines To-Do List, Calendar, and Pomodoro Timer in One  [LINK]
A simple kitchen timer holds the secret to your productivity. And if not a kitchen timer, then the many Pomodoro apps that exist to chunk your to-do tasks into 25-minute blocks. The Pomodoro Technique may or may not be right for y... [Read More]
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The BBC iPlayer Adds Old Shows From the Archive  [LINK]
The BBC is adding a slew of classic programming to the iPlayer. These older shows will live in their own section called From the Archive, which launches today. From the Archive means BBC license fee payers will be able to stream classic BBC broadcast... [Read More]
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Apple Ditches Bing for Google on iOS and MacOS  [LINK]
Apple is ditching Bing in favor of Google. While Bing will still power Image Search in Siri, everything else will now be handled by Google. Microsoft has been keen to point out how popular Bing is of late, but this will be a blow to Bing’s repu... [Read More]
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A Brief Guide to Android Oreo’s Picture-in-Picture Feature for Videos  [LINK]
Android 8.0 Oreo brings a slew of improvements and new features to the mobile operating system. But unlike the annoying “running in the background” notification, not all of them are obvious when you first start using it. One of these is t... [Read More]
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Opera Has a Nifty Online Shopping Feature Most Don’t Know About  [LINK]
Have you switched browsers yet? Opera has some great features that make it stand out from the pack. Let’s talk about one more that many people have missed. When using Opera’s VPN or ad-blocker, you might not have realized that Opera ... [Read More]
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Did You Miss It? Apple Just Built the World’s Most Impressive Theater  [LINK]
It was impossible to miss the news. On September 12, Apple hosted its annual iPhone event. The company took the wraps off three new phones — the most attention-grabbing of which was the iPhone X — as well as a new smartwatch, a new Apple ... [Read More]
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You Now Have Longer to Watch Your iTunes Movie Rentals  [LINK]
Apple has finally realized that some people may need more than 24 hours to watch a movie. Or that they may want to watch a movie more than once after renting it. So, with that in mind, you can now watch any movies you have rented through iTunes for a... [Read More]
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PicMonkey Now Makes You Pay to Save Your Images  [LINK]
PicMonkey, one of the most popular online photo-editing suites around, has rendered its free offerings absolutely pointless. You can still edit photos for free, spending hours crafting a visual masterpiece, but to actually save your creation you&rsqu... [Read More]
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Short Film Friday: Zack Snyder’s ‘Snow Steam Iron’  [LINK]
By Jacob Oller Snyder brings the heat to a snowy period piece. The auteur of modern slow-mo, Zack Snyder has had a rough few years. Personally and professionally, the guy’s faced a lot of hardship, stepping back from the public light (and large projects like Justice League) accordingly to spen... [Read More]
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What’s the Difference Between AppData Roaming and Local?  [LINK]
If you’ve done some digging into the filesystem on your Windows computer, you may have come across the AppData folder. It’s hidden by default so most users won’t see it or have a reason to access it. Short for Application Data, ... [Read More]
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How to Start Your Browser in Private Mode by Default  [LINK]
Browsing in private or incognito mode on your computer can come in pretty handy. While there are some ways you can still be tracked, it’s a great way to check for price discrimination, see how pages look to the public, and escape the inter... [Read More]
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How to Change the Size of Your Slides in PowerPoint  [LINK]
Sometimes, PowerPoint feels like the forgotten brother of the Microsoft Office suite. Its usefulness is hard to argue against, but people generally seem more interested in tips for Word and tips for Excel. Let’s change all that by looking at so... [Read More]
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The “My Workspace” Toolbar for Office 365 on Mac Is Pretty Awesome  [LINK]
Usually you’d be in the right to hate a toolbar that clutters up the screen estate of your desktop. But this time it’s a handshake between Microsoft and Apple’s macOS Sierra for the sake of productivity. So why not give th... [Read More]
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Microsoft: Windows 10 Is Better Than Before  [LINK]
With the Fall Creators Update just around the corner, Microsoft is talking up the improvements it has made to Windows 10 so far. Specifically the Windows 10 Creators Update released in April 2017. This is, according to Microsoft, “the most perf... [Read More]
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Budweiser Offers Free Lyft Rides to Stop Drunk Driving  [LINK]
Lyft and Budweiser have teamed up together to help stop people drunk driving. Budweiser is offering 150,000 free Lyft rides between now and the end of the year, the idea being that if you’re getting a Lyft you’re not driving in an inebria... [Read More]
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How to Unlock iOS 11’s Secret Dark Mode  [LINK]
With iOS 11 finally available for iPhone and iPad users, there’s tons of great new features Apple users can look forward to. Among those features is a new dark mode that works with Apple’s native apps. The feature does have some shortcomi... [Read More]
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What You Can Watch With Free Over-the-Air TV in Your Area  [LINK]
According to research, the average American household now pays $103 per month for cable TV. And for what? What do you get on cable that you can’t get through apps like Netflix and Hulu? I can hear you from here: “CBS,” “NBC,&r... [Read More]
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Did You Know You Can Pin Files to Windows 10 Taskbar?  [LINK]
You probably interact with the Windows Taskbar quite often, which makes it worth customizing to your needs. Having just the right apps ready to launch, along with the right color and System Tray icons showing, is part of what makes your computer so p... [Read More]
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How to Always Copy & Paste Text Without Formatting in Mac  [LINK]
If you take an everyday chore and shave a few seconds off, you’ll earn a lifetime of extra productivity. This rule also holds true for something we do every day on the computer: copying and pasting text snippets from one apps to another. If you... [Read More]
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You Can Now Sponsor Your Favorite YouTubers  [LINK]
YouTube now lets you sponsor your favorite YouTube gamers. And even if you don’t watch any gamers on YouTube, sponsorships are likely to become a big part of YouTube in the future. So you may want to start thinking about which YouTubers deserve... [Read More]
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Steam Tries to Stop Haters Review-Bombing Games  [LINK]
Valve is attempting to make Steam’s user reviews of games more useful. It’s doing this by trying to lessen the effect review-bombing has on certain titles. And it’s hoping to achieve this by adding a histogram showing the ratio of p... [Read More]
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Turn Your Microsoft Documents Into Mind Maps for Visualizing Concepts  [LINK]
A Microsoft Word document can be a complex pile of words. Sometimes you need to polish it with crystal thinking and give it a clear direction. Outlining a Word document before you write is one option. But have you considered a mind map instead? It&rs... [Read More]
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