Home

  • The Best Smart Thermostats for Automating or Controlling Your Home's Temperature
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 25, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Smart thermostats can totally change how you work with your home. For example, one might totally automate your temperature, while another gives you more control. We’ve compiled a list of our fave smart thermostats, and why they might be right for you.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • What Is Filmmaker Mode on a TV, and Why Will You Want It?
    by Tim Brookes on January 25, 2020 at 6:40 am

    To experience a movie in the way it was intended, you really should see it in a theater. However, if you want to replicate that authenticity at home on your sofa (with your own competitively-priced popcorn), you’ll soon be able to with Filmmaker Mode.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Geek Trivia: The Search Engine Equivalent Of The 555 Telephone Numbers Seen In Television And Film Is?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on January 25, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Dogpile WebCrawler Finder-Spyder MetaCrawlerThink You Know the Answer?

  • How to Fix the Black Wallpaper Bug on Windows 7
    by Chris Hoffman on January 24, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Microsoft is no longer updating Windows 7, but there’s a problem: In Windows 7’s last update, released on January 14, Microsoft introduced a bug that can replace your desktop wallpaper with an empty black screen.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Microsoft releases KB4534321 and KB4534308 for Windows 10 version 1809 and 1803
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 24, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Microsoft has released two updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system. KB4534321 for Windows 10 version 1809 and KB4534308  for Windows 10 version 1803 include non-security improvements and changes only. Both Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft releases KB4534321 and KB4534308 for Windows 10 version 1809 and 1803 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to Reduce WhatsApp Storage Space on iPhone and Android
    by Khamosh Pathak on January 24, 2020 at 11:23 am

    WhatsApp groups can run amuck with memes and videos. All that media takes up valuable storage space on your iPhone or Android phone. Here’s how you can reduce WhatsApp storage space without deleting the app.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Export Your Apple Card Transactions to a Spreadsheet
    by Justin Duino on January 24, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Unlike traditional banks and credit card companies, everything about the Apple Card lives on your iPhone. This means that you’ll need to go through the Wallet app to export your monthly financial statements and transactions to your favorite spreadsheet, budgeting, or expense reporting app.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Android's Upcoming Nearby Sharing Feature Uses Apple's AirDrop for Inspiration
    by Josh Hendrickson on January 24, 2020 at 9:57 am

    It’s getting harder to tell the difference between iOS and Android. Sure, they have different “skins” if you will, but the feature set is mostly the same. Either way, you’ll get similar notification shades, night-mode photography, and even gesture-based keyboards. One advantage Apple still has is AirDrop, which is file sharing made easy. But that’s going to change thanks to an upcoming “Nearby Sharing” feature.Read This Article on ›

  • How to Add Line Numbers to a Microsoft Word Document
    by Ben Stockton on January 24, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Adding line numbers to a Microsoft Word document can help you point others to exact positions within it, especially in documents with multiple pages. Here’s how to quickly add line numbers in Word.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Open EPUB Files on Windows 10 (Without Microsoft Edge)
    by Chris Hoffman on January 24, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser drops support for EPUB eBook files. You’ll need a third-party EPUB reader application to view EPUB files on Windows 10, and we have some good free options to choose from.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What Is The Impossible Burger, and Where Can You Get One?
    by Emilee Unterkoefler on January 24, 2020 at 8:00 am

    You’ve likely caught a glimpse of it in a commercial, or maybe you’ve tried other Impossible Foods. If you’re curious about the Impossible Burger, we’ve got everything you need to know about this plant-based patty that tastes and feels like the real thing.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • Who Cares If You Click an Ad If It's What You Searched For
    by Cameron Summerson on January 24, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Google recently made a change to how it displays (and differentiates) ads from organic results in search. With this change, ads become slightly more indistinguishable from other results, which has some people up in arms. But I submit a question: does it really matter if it still takes you where you need to go?Read This Article on ›

  • What Is Smishing, and How Do You Protect Yourself?
    by Chris Hoffman on January 24, 2020 at 6:40 am

    You’re probably familiar with email-based phishing, where a scammer emails you and tries to extract sensitive information like your credit card details or social security number. “Smishing” is SMS-based phishing—scam text messages designed to trick you.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Geek Trivia: The World’s Largest Black Star Sapphire Spent A Decade As A?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on January 24, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Paperweight Garden Decoration Fishnet Weight DoorstopThink You Know the Answer?

  • LastPass Accidentally Deleted Its Extension From The Chrome Store
    by Williams Pelegrin on January 23, 2020 at 11:52 am

    If you’re a LastPass customer and noticed you can’t find the password manager’s extension in Google’s Chrome Web Store, there’s a reason for that: LastPass accidentally removed it. I didn’t say it was a good reason, but there you have it.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Set Up and Use Google Drive on Your Mac
    by Ben Stockton on January 23, 2020 at 11:23 am

    While Apple users can easily use the iCloud storage service, it comes with only 5 GB of free storage. Rather than paying extra, you could switch to using Google Drive on your Mac, giving you extra space and tools in the process.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Deal Alert: Get the Full-Sized Google Home for $45
    by Josh Hendrickson on January 23, 2020 at 10:27 am

    You might have a home full of Google Home Mini speakers, or its successor, the Nest Mini, but what about the full-sized Google Home? That has all the same features (save a headphone jack) but sounds better when you want music. And today you can grab one for less than $50—the usual asking price of a Nest Mini.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Does Touching Stainless Steel Get Rid of Garlic Smells?
    by Lauren Sakiyama on January 23, 2020 at 10:24 am

    If there’s one thing we hate about chopping garlic, it’s the odor that lingers on your fingers. The pungent scent is sure to keep vampires and everyone else far, far away. But what if something as simple as stroking your sink could get rid of that intense garlic stench?Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • How to Make One Long Column into Multiple Columns in Excel
    by Ben Stockton on January 23, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Too much data in a single column can make your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet harder to read. To improve it, you should consider splitting up your column using the “Text to Columns” or “Flash Fill” features.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Customize the News App on Your Apple Watch
    by Kevin Parrish on January 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Smartwatches are handy tools for accessing information on your wrist. You can receive email alerts, social media updates, and news briefs without taking out your phone. This guide shows you how to customize the News app on your Apple Watch.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Change Microsoft Edge to Search Google Instead of Bing
    by Chris Hoffman on January 23, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Microsoft’s new Edge browser uses Bing as its default search engine, but if you prefer something else you can change that. Edge can use any search engine that supports OpenSearch as its default.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 10 Products for Cleaning Your Gross Laptop and Phone
    by Jessica Booth on January 23, 2020 at 7:00 am

    You’ve probably heard your electronic devices—especially your phone and laptop—are disgusting. Studies have found over 25,000 bacteria per square inch on the average cell phone, and your laptop is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. It’s time to clean both thoroughly!Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • Wi-Fi 6E: What Is It, and How Is It Different From Wi-Fi 6?
    by Chris Hoffman on January 23, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Wi-Fi 6 hardware is finally arriving on the market, and you’ll be seeing more and more of it released throughout 2020. But people are already talking about something new: Wi-Fi 6E, which promises to reduce Wi-Fi congestion further.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • The Best Smart Bulbs for Any Smart Home Setup
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 23, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Smart bulbs are cheap and easier to use than ever before. They can also change your home more dramatically than more expensive smart devices. We’ve selected the best smart bulbs you can get right now, including two budget options that are rocking the smart-home world.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Geek Trivia: Which Country Has The Largest Number Of Lakes?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on January 23, 2020 at 2:02 am

    India The United States Canada FinlandThink You Know the Answer?

  • How to Print an Excel Spreadsheet with a Background
    by Ben Stockton on January 22, 2020 at 11:23 am

    By default, when you print an Excel spreadsheet, it only includes cells that contain data. Extra content is typically excluded, but it is possible to add a background to your Excel printouts—here’s how to do it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Measure Altitude on Your iPhone
    by Khamosh Pathak on January 22, 2020 at 10:24 am

    If you’re traveling, you might be curious as to the altitude of the place you’re at. The altitude can tell you a lot about the weather and the living conditions. Here’s how you can measure altitude on your iPhone.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Add Alternative Text to an Object in Google Docs
    by Brady Gavin on January 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Alternative text (alt-text) allows screen readers to capture the description of an object and read it aloud. In Google Docs, this helps make your document accessible for anyone with visual impairments. Here’s how to add alt-text.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Add Custom Ringtones to an iPhone from macOS Catalina
    by Tim Brookes on January 22, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Creating your own iPhone ringtones isn’t as easy as it should be, but it’s still relatively straightforward. You can do it using the new Music app in macOS Catalina, which replaces iTunes.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Icky AirPods
    by Tim Brookes on January 22, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Your AirPods are probably gross. Earwax, sweat, dirt, and grime all get caked on the buds and in the charging case. It’s helpful to clean them regularly, but you have to be careful not to damage them. Here are a few ways you can do it!Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Geek Trivia: The Audubon Society Was Originally Founded In Reaction To?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on January 22, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Prohibition of Alcohol Pollution Excessive Taxation Women's HatsThink You Know the Answer?

  • Windows Calculator will get a Graphing Mode: first look
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Microsoft released a new build to the Fast Ring Windows Insider channel yesterday. The update increases the build to version 19546 and one of the changes that it brings along with it Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows Calculator will get a Graphing Mode: first look appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2020 overview (end of Windows 7 support edition)
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 14, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Welcome to the first Microsoft Patch Day overview of 2020 and the last Patch Day for the company's Windows 7 operating system (as well as for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2020 overview (end of Windows 7 support edition) appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Clear Disk Info is a handy health info tool for storage devices
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 14, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Clear Disk Info is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that provides a clear view of health related information about connected storage devices. Keeping an eye on storage devices is Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Clear Disk Info is a handy health info tool for storage devices appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Windows 7 Support ends today: here are your options
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 14, 2020 at 6:54 am

    Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system has reached the end of its lifetime, at least for home users. Microsoft will release a final round of patches for the operating system later today before Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 7 Support ends today: here are your options appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Rumor: Windows 10 Store for Business and Education are going away
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 13, 2020 at 6:45 am

    When Microsoft launched the Windows 10 operating system in 2015, it included a Windows Store application designed as a central repository for applications and other offers. One of the main ideas behind Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Rumor: Windows 10 Store for Business and Education are going away appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Search Indexer Diagnostics
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 12, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Microsoft released a new application for the company's Windows 10 operating system recently that helps administrators troubleshoot Windows Search related issues. Windows Search is a core part of the operating system as Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft Windows 10 Search Indexer Diagnostics appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks if drivers are incompatible
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 9, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    A new document by Microsoft reveals that Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks for their devices or hardware if they find out that certain drivers are incompatible with new feature updates Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks if drivers are incompatible appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Notes is a simple and free note-taking application for Windows
    by Ashwin on January 9, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Sometimes, we may need a quick way to write down something. Notes is a simple and free note-taking application for Windows that can be used for that. The program is portable, but Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Notes is a simple and free note-taking application for Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • GeForce Driver 441.87 introduces Framerate Limiter
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 6, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Nvidia has released a new version of its GeForce Driver to the public. GeForce Driver 441.87 is available for all supported operating systems. Interested users may download it from the company's official Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post GeForce Driver 441.87 introduces Framerate Limiter appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • The perils of running Windows 10 on a 4K monitor
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 2, 2020 at 7:30 am

    As you may know already, I bought a brand new 4K monitor from LG last month to improve my productivity further and check out how good, or not, 4K has become on Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post The perils of running Windows 10 on a 4K monitor appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to install display color profiles on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 27, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I bought a new computer monitor recently for a Windows 10 device; my first 4K monitor, LG 27UD59-W, with a resolution of 3840x2160. Setup worked fine and the monitor was detected properly Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How to install display color profiles on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Windows 10 makes it easier to discover optional drivers
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 26, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Microsoft released a new Windows 10 development build last week which increased the build to 19536 for Fast Ring systems. In the announcement, which Microsoft used to provide information on Windows 10 Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 makes it easier to discover optional drivers appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Reclaim privacy on Windows 10 with new Debotnet tool
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 24, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Debotnet is a new application for devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system designed to make configuration changes to improve privacy. The application is developed by Mirinsoft, which you may known from Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Reclaim privacy on Windows 10 with new Debotnet tool appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to block the automatic installation of suggested Windows 10 apps
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 23, 2019 at 10:35 am

    When you sign-in to a new Windows 10 profile or device for the first time, chance is that you notice several third-party applications and games listed prominently in the Start Menu. Candy Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How to block the automatic installation of suggested Windows 10 apps appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft reorganizes teams to speed up Windows 10 development
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Microsoft adjusted the development cycle of the company's Windows 10 operating system to the development cycle of Microsoft Azure; the change explains the longer development period of Windows 10 2004, the next Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft reorganizes teams to speed up Windows 10 development appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials will receive definition updates after support end
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 19, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Microsoft Security Essentials will receive security definition updates after Windows 7 support ends despite Microsoft's earlier claims stating the contrary. Earlier this week, Microsoft stated in no uncertain terms that the company's Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials will receive definition updates after support end appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • SimpleVideoCutter is a free and incredibly easy to use video trimming tool for Windows
    by Ashwin on December 18, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Most video editing tools have a lot of options that the average user won't use. If you're looking for a way to just cut unwanted sections from videos, the open source application Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post SimpleVideoCutter is a free and incredibly easy to use video trimming tool for Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft makes changes to the Fast Ring and hints at new servicing releases
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 17, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Microsoft revealed in November 2019 that it would end the Skip Ahead Windows Insiders Ring. Skip Ahead was designed to provide testers with a glimpse of future versions of Windows 10 that Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft makes changes to the Fast Ring and hints at new servicing releases appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Did Microsoft release another Windows 10 update by mistake?
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 15, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Back in October 2019, Microsoft released an update intended for Autopilot-powered devices to its entire userbase; the company pulled the update soon thereafter. It appears that Microsoft made a similar mistake in Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Did Microsoft release another Windows 10 update by mistake? appeared first on gHacks Technology News.