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  • ICYDK: Quickly Organize Your Desktop with the Windows Key
    by Michael Crider on July 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Multitasking is one of the wonderful things about modern operating systems. And, they’re built to take advantage of it. Take Windows 10, for example. If you’re reading this on a Windows 10 machine, try this: hold the Windows key (the one between Ctrl and Alt) and press left arrow. BAM! The browser window takes up exactly the left half of your screen.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Provision a Digitalocean Droplet Using Powershell 7
    by Adam Bertram on July 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

    When populating a user config, you might notice that it can look a bit strange. You need to be careful of line breaks and double quotes to avoid breaking the JSON config.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to View a Saved Password in Microsoft Edge
    by Benj Edwards on July 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

    It happens to the best of us: Sometimes, you can’t remember the password to a website. Luckily, if you have previously chosen to save a password in Microsoft Edge, you can easily recover it on Windows 10 or a Mac. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Amazon Fire HD 8: The Best Budget Tablet Has New Tricks and Old Flaws
    by Andrew Heinzman on July 8, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Amazon is one of few companies to carve out a space in the tablet market. Its Fire tablets, while limited by hardware and app selection, are incredibly affordable and perfect for streaming, reading, or light gaming. And while the new $90 Fire HD 8 is appealing for its new smart features and upgraded processor, its faults feel more obvious than ever.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Install Free HEVC Codecs on Windows 10 (for H.265 Video)
    by Chris Hoffman on July 8, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Windows 10 supports video files encoded with High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265 video. However, Microsoft charges for its official codecs and doesn’t include them in Windows 10. You can get them for free without busting out the credit card and spending $0.99.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Use Google's Cloud CDN to Speed Up Your Website
    by Anthony Heddings on July 8, 2020 at 8:00 am

    CDNs, or Content Delivery Networks, are made up of many edge servers all around the world, and cache your website’s content or static files for greater performance and significantly lower last-mile latency to the end user.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • What Is Spotify Duo, and Is It Right for You?
    by Harry Guinness on July 8, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Spotify Premium Duo is a new Spotify plan for two people who live in the same house. Spotify is aiming Duo at couples, but any two people living under the same roof (like roommates or siblings) are eligible.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Google is Improving Your Smart Home Controls on Assistant and Android
    by Josh Hendrickson on July 7, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Tomorrow, Google is hosting a virtual “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit for developers, but the company didn’t want to wait to unveil some of its announcements. And while Google is primarily focusing on developers, two changes should be crowd-pleasers to smart home users invested in the Google ecosystem.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Auto Dark Mode 3.0 for Windows introduces theme switching support and more
    by Martin Brinkmann on July 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Auto Dark Mode 3.0 is a new version of the open source Windows program that automates the switching between light and dark modes in the operating system. We reviewed the program, then Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Auto Dark Mode 3.0 for Windows introduces theme switching support and more appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Logitech MX Keys and MX Master 3 Mouse Getting Apple Versions in August
    by Suzanne Humphries on July 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Today, Logitech announced a new Master Series keyboard and mouse with Mac digital creators in mind, which will be available in August. Though the original MX Keys keyboard and MX Master 3 mouse already work with both Apple and Windows devices, these new versions are geared to Apple users and tuned for “speed and precision.” It doesn’t hurt that they have a Space Gray finish to match your other Apple devices.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Amazon Rolls Out User Profiles for Prime Video
    by Andrew Heinzman on July 7, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    After years of waiting, Amazon is rolling out user profiles for households that share Prime accounts. Starting today, you and your family can create up to six Prime Video profiles with personalized recommendations, watch history, season progress, and parental controls.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Roku's New Live TV Channel Guide Pulls in Your Premium and OTA Channel Feeds
    by Josh Hendrickson on July 7, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Roku is already one of the best streaming media platforms you can add to your TV, and if you’re a cord-cutter, it’s about to get better. The company just added a Live TV Channel Guide that looks much like yesteryear’s TV Guide. But this guide pulls in feeds from premium subscriptions like Hulu and HBO and over-the-air (OTA) channels from an antenna.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Gmail for iPad Now Supports Split View Multitasking
    by Andrew Heinzman on July 7, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Tired of jumping between your iPad’s Gmail and Safari apps for promo codes and password resets? Google just added Split View multitasking to its Gmail app, so you can quickly set Gmail side-by-side with your browser, a notes app, or your photo gallery.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • The 64 GB Lenovo IdeaPad Duet is Only $250 at Walmart
    by Cameron Summerson on July 7, 2020 at 11:24 am

    I love the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet. It’s easily the best Chrome OS tablet on the market right now, but it’s also just an excellent Chromebook to keep around. At full retail, it’s already an incredible value, but if you’re looking for an even better deal, $250 is an absolute steal.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to View a Saved Password in Firefox
    by Benj Edwards on July 7, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Sometimes, you need to log in to a site on a different device or browser, but you’ve forgotten the password. If you’ve previously let Firefox store the password, you can easily retrieve it on Windows 10, Macs, and Linux. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • OnePlus Will Reveal Its Affordable Nord Phone in an AR Event on July 21st
    by Andrew Heinzman on July 7, 2020 at 11:12 am

    After drifting into the world of $1,000 phones, OnePlus is going back to its budget-friendly roots. The company’s new OnePlus Nord costs less than $500 and runs on a Snapdragon 765 5G processor. OnePlus plans to show off the Nord in an augmented reality event on July 21st.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Are Containers Worth the Headache?
    by Anthony Heddings on July 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Containers are a Unix concept that allows applications to be packaged with all their required dependencies into one easy-to-run image. This has resounding benefits for a DevOps workflow, but is it worth the extra hassle?Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • The U.S. Government Is "Looking at" Banning Chinese Apps, Including TikTok
    by Josh Hendrickson on July 7, 2020 at 10:43 am

    TikTok, the short-form video app and social network owned by ByteDance, is facing a rough time. Recently, India banned its citizens from accessing TikTok, and nearly 60 other popular Chinese apps, and now the U.S. may follow suit.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Quickly Show Your Desktop on Mac
    by Khamosh Pathak on July 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

    If you store work files on your desktop, you might be minimizing windows to view the desktop. Or you might want to view the desktop to quickly hide an app window. Here’s how to quickly show your desktop on Mac.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Manage an SSH Config File in Windows and Linux
    by Adam Bertram on July 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Your SSH config file allows you to define specific settings for each SSH host that makes connecting to that host far easier. By defining many of these common, or uncommon, properties within the file, it eliminates the need to remember this parameter set each and every time a connection is needed.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • 3 Ways to Mentally Prepare to Go Back to Work During a Pandemic
    by Yvonne Glasgow on July 7, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Many people have spent two to three months either working from home or off work completely, and the thought of heading back into the daily grind in a still-pandemic-stricken world has them naturally a bit nervous.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • The Skullcandy Indy Fuel Earbuds Punch Above Their $100 Price Tag
    by Cameron Summerson on July 7, 2020 at 9:00 am

    One of the questions I get asked most often is “which true wireless earbuds do you recommend?” To which I usually reply with “what’s your budget?” I’ve had pretty set recommendations across a bunch of price points for a while now, but the Skullcandy Indy Fuel just shook things up in a big way. And, I love it.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Configure NGINX for Basic Load Balancing
    by Anthony Heddings on July 7, 2020 at 9:00 am

    NGINX is commonly used as a web server, but it also does a great job of acting as a reverse proxy and load balancer—a network device designed to handle the bulk of your traffic and route requests to multiple different web servers.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Create a Histogram in Microsoft Excel
    by Ben Stockton on July 7, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Histograms are a useful tool in frequency data analysis, offering users the ability to sort data into groupings (called bin numbers) in a visual graph, similar to a bar chart. Here’s how to create them in Microsoft Excel.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Windows 10 Security PSA: Enable Automatic Store Updates
    by Chris Hoffman on July 7, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Microsoft sometimes distributes important security updates through the Microsoft Store. That’s the lesson we’re learning in July 2020, when Microsoft sent an important update for Windows 10’s HEVC codecs not via Windows Update but via the Store.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Get Started with Auto-Scaling Container Deployments on AWS ECS
    by Anthony Heddings on July 7, 2020 at 8:00 am

    AWS’s Elastic Container Service (ECS) is a compute engine specifically designed for Docker containers. You can use it to deploy containers using underlying EC2 instances, or run a server-agnostic deployment on Fargate.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Protect Yourself (and Others) with a Geeky Fandom Face Mask
    by Suzanne Humphries on July 7, 2020 at 8:00 am

    If you’re looking to upgrade your face mask choices, these geeky options make wearing a mask a little more fun. We gathered a few picks from popular fandoms so you can represent your favorites whenever you go out.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How the New Control Center in macOS Big Sur Works
    by Khamosh Pathak on July 7, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Apple has redesigned macOS yet again with macOS Big Sur. In one of its sweeping interface changes, Big Sur introduces a new iPhone-style Control Center to the menu bar. Here’s everything Control Center in macOS Big Sur can do.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What’s the Difference Between Linux and Unix?
    by Dave McKay on July 7, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Linux took its inspiration from Unix, but Linux isn’t Unix—although it’s definitely Unix-like. We will  explain the major differences between these two famous operating systems.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Skip Diagon Alley and Pre-Order Your Own LEGO Hedwig Today
    by Suzanne Humphries on July 6, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Harry Potter fans will be delighted to hear they can now pre-order the LEGO Harry Potter Hedwig for $39.99. The set includes 630 pieces as well as a base for Hedwig, a detachable LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure with a scarf and wand, and a mini Hedwig toy with spread wings.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • System Control Panel applet redirects to Settings app in latest Windows 10 build
    by Martin Brinkmann on July 6, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Microsoft released a new Insider build to the Fast Ring last week that introduced the redesigned Start Menu to testers. Another change highlighted in the official Windows Experience blog post describes how Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post System Control Panel applet redirects to Settings app in latest Windows 10 build appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • The 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro xCloud Controller Brings an SNES Feel to Your Xbox
    by Josh Hendrickson on July 6, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Microsoft’s upcoming xCloud game streaming service should launch later this year, but unlike Google Stadia, it didn’t have an official controller. You could buy some clips for your Xbox controller, but that’s not very portable. Now, 8Bitdo is here to help with a slim Xbox controller that takes inspiration from the SNES.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Get Ready for the Xbox Series X Games Showcase on July 23rd
    by Andrew Heinzman on July 6, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    It’s happening! Microsoft will hold its Xbox Series X Games Showcase on July 23rd at 9AM PT / 12PM ET. The livestreamed event may include trailers for games like Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2, or Everwild—a new Rare game. The showcase should also include next-gen adaptations for titles like Forza Horizons 4.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Eufy's Fantastic Subscription-Free Video Doorbell is $56 Off Today ($164)
    by Josh Hendrickson on July 6, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Eufy makes some of the best video doorbells on the market, in part because it doesn’t require any subscription. And even better, your video doesn’t go to the cloud. The newer variant that doesn’t require wiring is on sale today for 25% off, making it a steal if you’re thinking about getting a video doorbell.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Google Play Store Rolls Out a Redesigned "Categories" Section
    by Andrew Heinzman on July 6, 2020 at 11:38 am

    The Google Play Store’s infamous Categories section is getting a serious redesign, with larger icons and a smaller, more refined list of app categories to chose from. Google also removed its “Top Categories” banner and updated the icons in its Family and Kids sections.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Change App, File, and Folder Icons on a Mac
    by Khamosh Pathak on July 6, 2020 at 11:23 am

    The default Mac desktop gets boring after a while. If you want to keep things interesting, try changing the icons of your favorite apps, files, and folders. Here are the two most popular methods for changing icons on Mac.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • GeForce Now Will Lose Seven More Games This Month
    by Josh Hendrickson on July 6, 2020 at 11:09 am

    When NVIDIA’s GeForce Now left beta, we called it rough but the best streaming option at the time. Unfortunately, times change, and other streaming options have come in force while GeForce has suffered setbacks. To NVIDIA’s credit, it’s still adding game—but now it’s losing eight more.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Get Started with CloudWatch for AWS Monitoring
    by Anthony Heddings on July 6, 2020 at 11:00 am

    CloudWatch is AWS’s monitoring tool. It collects data about the health and usage of all of your AWS services, and allows you to display them on graphs and in custom dashboards, and set alarms when unusual spikes happen.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Turn Off Real-Time Protection in Microsoft Defender on Windows 10
    by Benj Edwards on July 6, 2020 at 10:24 am

    By default, Windows 10’s built-in antivirus program called Microsoft Defender scans your PC for threats in real-time. Sometimes, you might want to turn it off—either temporarily or if you are using your own antivirus solution. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Automating Continuous Delivery in Containers with CodeBuild, ECR, and CodeDeploy
    by Anthony Heddings on July 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) is the process of automating application updates, from changes in source control, to automated builds, to automated deployments to your servers. AWS provides a service for this, called CodePipeline, which can be configured to work with containers.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Get Mermaid DIY Recipes From Pascal in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’
    by Joshalynne Finch on July 6, 2020 at 9:30 am

    In the midst of discovering scallops during your deep-sea adventures in the first Animal Crossing: New Horizons summer update, you might encounter the new island character, Pascal. If you give a scallop to Pascal, he’ll gift you fun mermaid-themed DIY recipes.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Install and Configure the AWS CloudWatch Agent on a Windows Server
    by Adam Bertram on July 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Cloud servers don’t have to be Linux-based—Windows server workloads are able to run in AWS and are compatible with most of the built-in services that Amazon offers, including their CloudWatch monitoring tools, though you will have to install the agent manually.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Insert a PDF into Microsoft Word
    by Marshall Gunnell on July 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Microsoft Word provides a plethora of features for handling content. One of these unique features is the ability to insert a PDF file directly into Word, and it can be done in only a few steps. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • ICYDK: Smart Lock Makes Unlocking Your Android Phone A Breeze
    by Cameron Summerson on July 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Having a secure lock screen on your phone is important, especially if it were to get lost or stolen. But in a situation where that’s unlikely to happen—like when you’re just chilling at home—it can be annoying to input a code, PIN, pattern, or even a fingerprint every time you want to use your phone. That’s where Smart Lock can help.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Macs Will Run iPhone and iPad Apps: Here’s How It Will Work
    by Tim Brookes on July 6, 2020 at 8:00 am

    The rumors were right: Apple is shifting away from Intel in favor of its own Apple Silicon ARM-based processors. This will bring some big changes with it for anyone who uses a Mac. Chief among these is the ability to natively run iOS and iPadOS apps on a macOS system.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • The 9 Best Wireless Mechanical Keyboards
    by Eric Schoon on July 6, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Mechanical keyboards are loved by many for the satisfying typing experience they offer, but you know what could make them even better? Not having to deal with those annoying cords anymore. And while in the past your options for wireless mechanical keyboards were limited, you have more options now than ever before.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Audit Your NPM Dependencies, They Account for 86% of Security Bugs
    by Anthony Heddings on July 6, 2020 at 8:00 am

    A recent study conducted by Snyk on the state of open-source security has turned up alarming results—for NPM packages, 86% of security vulnerabilities reside in secondary dependencies that you often have little control over.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Here's Everything Coming to Netflix This Week
    by Shea Simmons on July 6, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Just because the first of the month has passed doesn’t mean Netflix isn’t dolling out good content. This week, streamers are getting a Dr. Seuss classic alongside multiple original new shows. If you love Netflix’s creations, this week may be the one that fills your queue.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • Can Law Enforcement Really Track Someone Down with an IP Address?
    by Matthew Hughes on July 6, 2020 at 6:40 am

    The internet isn’t anonymous. Wherever you go, you leave breadcrumbs about who you really are. Some of these are bigger than others, but the biggest is your IP address. Armed with this, it isn’t difficult for law enforcement to discover your identity.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • UCLA's ASL Glove Interprets Sign Language at 60 Words per Minute
    by Andrew Heinzman on July 5, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Bioengineers at UCLA are developing a glove that interprets American Sign Language into spoken English through a smartphone app. The system works in real-time at 60 words per minute, with a 98.63% percent accuracy. While far from being a finished product, UCLA’s ASL gloves could become a resource for education or accessibility in the future.Read This Article on Review Geek ›