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  • Are Your Smarthome Devices Spying on You?
    by Craig Lloyd on September 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    In a world where we’re all paranoid about devices spying on us (and rightfully so), perhaps no other devices receive more scrutiny than smarthome products. But is that scrutiny warranted? […]

  • Geek Trivia: Which Ultra-Slick Coating Was Discovered by Accident?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on September 21, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right! […]

  • Customize Chrome’s New Tab Page, No Extensions Required
    by Justin Pot on September 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Do you use an extension to customize Chrome’s new tab page? That’s not necessary anymore: you can now customize the default new tab page. […]

  • How to Make Good YouTube Videos
    by Anthony Heddings on September 21, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Using decent gear is a prerequisite to making suitable content. A good camera or a good rig for streaming games ensures your video feels more like a quality production. A good mic ensures people can hear what you’re saying and sound like a jet engine warming up. […]

  • Gmail Will Let You Disable Smart Replies on the Desktop Soon
    by Justin Pot on September 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    If you’re annoyed by the “smart” replies Gmail started putting below your emails, good news: you’ll be able to disable them on the desktop soon. […]

  • What Your Function Keys Do In Microsoft Excel
    by Hayley Milliman on September 21, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    The function keys on keyboards don’t get the love they used to, but depending on the app you’re running, they can still be quite handy. Microsoft Excel has some interesting features tucked away behind your function keys. Here’s what they do. […]

  • Microsoft: Upcoming Windows Update Might Fail If Your Hard Drive is Too Full
    by Justin Pot on September 21, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Full hard drives could cause an upcoming Windows update to fail, according to Microsoft, and the system will not check for adequate storage space before installing. […]

  • Everything You Need To Get Started Cooking At Home
    by Jennifer Allen on September 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Whether you’ve just moved out on your own for the first time or you’re finally getting serious about cooking, we’ve rounded…Click Here to Continue Reading […]

  • No, Google Doesn’t Just Let Apps Read Your Email
    by Lowell Heddings on September 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    There’s a story spreading in the news today that Google is letting companies scan through your email and sell the data, but this is really misleading. So what’s actually going on? […]

  • Samsung Is Struggling With the Slowly Dawning Realization That No One Cares About Bixby
    by Eric Ravenscraft on September 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Cloudy with a chance of existential crisis.…Click Here to Continue Reading […]

  • How to Enable a Windows 8-Style Start Screen in Windows 10
    by Brady Gavin on September 21, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Although most people prefer to forget about Windows 8 entirely, some people did enjoy the full-screen Start menu—especially those on tablets with touchscreens. Here’s how to get it back in Windows 10. […]

  • What’s the Mention Column for in Microsoft Outlook?
    by Rob Woodgate on September 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Microsoft’s latest versions of Outlook are Outlook 2016, Outlook 365, and Outlook.com. If you’re not using one of these versions, you won’t have mentions until you upgrade. […]

  • The Best Ultrawide Monitors For Every Need
    by Eric Ravenscraft on September 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Ultrawide monitors are designed to give you ample room in your workspace without having to set up two separate monitors.Click Here to Continue Reading […]

  • What is DSLR Crop Factor (And Why Should I Care)
    by Harry Guinness on September 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Every time we talk about the digital cameras, one thing that comes up is the “crop factor” of the sensor. Let’s dig a bit more into it and explain why it matters. […]

  • Google Keeps Pushing ChromeOS and Android Closer Together
    by Cameron Summerson on September 21, 2018 at 10:40 am

    A supposed merge of Android and Chrome OS has been rumored for years—to the point where some people believe one will eventually replace the other. That’s not what’s really going to happen—but the two are joining forces. […]

  • Windows 10 KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 updates
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 21, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Microsoft released new cumulative updates for supported versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system on September 20, 2018. The updates KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 address a huge number of issues in […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 updates appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • What Is a LIT File (and How Do I Open One)?
    by Brady Gavin on September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    A file with the .lit file extension is an eBook in the Microsoft eReader file format. LIT (short for “Literature”) files are eBook formats designed by Microsoft to work on Microsoft devices only. […]

  • Everything Amazon Announced At Its Surprise Hardware Event Today
    by Eric Ravenscraft on September 20, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Amazon dropped a positively massive new batch of Alexa-enabled and smart home devices, from subwoofers to microwaves.Click Here to Continue Reading […]

  • Geek Trivia: The Great Pyramid Of Giza Was The Tallest Structure Until Dethroned By A?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on September 20, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right! […]

  • John Hancock To Only Sell “Interactive” Life Insurance, Will Heavily Push Health Tracking
    by Justin Pot on September 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    John Hancock plans to only sell life insurance packages that offer incentives to customers who wear a smart watch and track their health data. […]

  • It’s Not Just You: Google Renamed Keep to “Keep Notes” on Android
    by Justin Pot on September 20, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    You’re not going crazy: Google’s Keep is now called “Keep Notes” on your Android home screen, despite it being called “Google Keep” everywhere else. […]

  • How to Add and Format Text in a Shape in Microsoft Word
    by Rob Woodgate on September 20, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Microsoft Word makes it easy to add geometric shapes (and a whole lot more) to your document. You can also add text into these shapes, which is handy when you’re creating flowcharts, network diagrams, mind maps, and so on. This being Word, there are plenty of options for doing this, so let’s take a look. […]

  • It Would Be Nice If Sony Were Planning a PS Vita Follow Up, But They’re Not
    by Eric Ravenscraft on September 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Starting next year, the PS Vita will be discontinued in Japan, officially ending its lifespan. What comes next? According to Sony, nothing.Click Here to Continue Reading […]

  • The Best Xbox One Exclusive Games
    by Michael Crider on September 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The PS4 is currently king of the consoles, boasting enviable exclusives like Spider-Man, God of War, and Horizon: Zero D…Click Here to Continue Reading […]

  • The Best Free Image Hosting Websites
    by Yuvraj Wadhwani on September 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Facebook or Instagram may be a great place to share your pictures, but sometimes you need to do more than just share your photos with friends and family. Let’s take a look at our favorite free image hosting websites for all your other needs. […]

  • What Are the Most Beneficial Smarthome Devices to Own?
    by Craig Lloyd on September 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    When deciding which smarthome products to install in your house or apartment, there are a lot of things to consider. Your first step should be deciding which products will give you the most value. […]

  • Nintendo Switch Online Review: If It Weren’t So Cheap, It Would Be Much More Disappointing
    by Eric Ravenscraft on September 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The Nintendo Switch Online service is live and we finally got to try it out.Click Here to Continue Reading […]

  • How to Stop Someone Forwarding a Meeting Request in Outlook
    by Rob Woodgate on September 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    If you’ve ever had a problem with potential meeting attendees forwarding requests to others, we have good news. If you have the latest version of Outlook (2016 or 365) or you’re an Office 365 subscriber using the Outlook web app, you can prevent people from forwarding meeting requests. […]

  • Cumulative .NET Framework updates for Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 20, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Microsoft plans to change how .NET Framework updates are delivered and deployed on devices running Windows 10 in the near future. Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, .NET […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Cumulative .NET Framework updates for Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft on freeing up space for Windows 10 Updates
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 19, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Microsoft published a new support article "Windows 10 update issues on devices with low storage space" yesterday. Released in time for the next feature update for the operating system, Windows 10 version […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft on freeing up space for Windows 10 Updates appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 version 1809: removed and deprecated features
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

    As is the case with all new Windows 10 feature releases, some features have either been removed outright from the new version or put on hold for removal in a later version. […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 version 1809: removed and deprecated features appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 12, 2018 at 7:41 am

    When you try to install the Firefox pr Chrome web browser on a recent Windows 10 version 1809 Insider build, you may notice that the installation gets interrupted by the operating system. […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft plans to release crippled Windows Server 2019 Essentials
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 11, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Microsoft announced plans to release Windows Server 2019 Essentials alongside Windows Server 2019 today. Windows Server Essentials, the current retail version is Windows Server 2016 Essentials, is specifically designed to address the […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft plans to release crippled Windows Server 2019 Essentials appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Microsoft reveals how it determines the severity of security bugs
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 11, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Microsoft published two security-related documents recently that describe how the company determines the severity level of vulnerabilities and how it decides when to release the updates. The first document, Microsoft Vulnerability Severity […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft reveals how it determines the severity of security bugs appeared first on gHacks Technology […]

  • Microsoft trying to push KB4023057 again to user systems
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 10, 2018 at 6:38 am

    An updated version of KB4023057 has been released via Windows Update the other day. KB4023057 is an update for all versions of Windows 10 but Windows 10 version 1803 that supposedly improves […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft trying to push KB4023057 again to user systems appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 and Longer Windows 10 servicing
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 6, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Microsoft made two important announcements today on the company's Microsoft 365 blog that change support periods for Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems under certain conditions. There, Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 and Longer Windows 10 servicing appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Need Another Reason to Block Automatic Windows Updates?
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 2, 2018 at 7:45 am

    If you are a regular here on this blog you know that it is better to have automatic updates turned off on Windows as it gives you more control over the updating […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Need Another Reason to Block Automatic Windows Updates? appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • The features and changes of Windows 10's October 2018 Update
    by Martin Brinkmann on September 1, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Microsoft's upcoming feature update for Windows 10 will be named the October 2018 Update and Windows 10 version 1809. The company ended the previous scheme for names that used the seasons to […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post The features and changes of Windows 10's October 2018 Update appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 updates KB4346783, KB4343893, KB4343889 and KB4343884 arrive
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 31, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Microsoft released new cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607 and Windows Server 2016 on August 30, 2018. The updates KB4346783, KB4343893, KB4343889 and KB4343884 are non-security updates that […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 updates KB4346783, KB4343893, KB4343889 and KB4343884 arrive appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • You can now install Windows 95 on Windows, Linux and Mac
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 24, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Windows95 is a packaged copy of Microsoft's classic Windows 95 operating system that is running in an Electron application. The package is available for Windows, Linux and Mac devices, and can be […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post You can now install Windows 95 on Windows, Linux and Mac appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to configure autoplay on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 23, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Autoplay is a long-standing feature of the Windows operating system that is also part of Windows 10. Basically, what it does is give users of the operating system options to handle different […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How to configure autoplay on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Intel security update KB4346084 for Windows 10 released
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 22, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Will it ever end? Microsoft released new Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 that install or update protections against various Spectre variants. The updates are available for Windows 10 versions 1803, 1709, […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Intel security update KB4346084 for Windows 10 released appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Another nail in Windows 8's coffin
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Microsoft published a roadmap yesterday for Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.x that highlights the end of support dates for app submissions to Windows Store and the distribution of app updates […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Another nail in Windows 8's coffin appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How to enable Windows Defender's potentially unwanted programs protection
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 20, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    One of the latest additions to Windows Defender Antivirus' arsenal of protection tools blocks potentially unwanted programs, short PUPs, from landing on the system or being installed on Windows PCs. Note: Potentially […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How to enable Windows Defender's potentially unwanted programs protection appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Windows 10 and Server 2016 update changes
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 17, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Microsoft revealed yesterday that it plans to introduce a new update package for Windows 10 and Server 2016 later this year that is more compact for easier and faster deployment. The company […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 and Server 2016 update changes appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • OneDrive's Protect your important files feature rolls out
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 15, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Microsoft is in the process of rolling out an update to the company's OneDrive application for Windows 10 that unlocks the Protect your important files feature in the client for home users. […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post OneDrive's Protect your important files feature rolls out appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Link Android to Windows 10 with YourPhone by Microsoft
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 15, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Microsoft's strategy changed significantly ever since Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft CEO in 2014. One core change that come out of this was that Microsoft started to publish apps for the […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Link Android to Windows 10 with YourPhone by Microsoft appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Block Windows 10 from preloading Microsoft Edge on Start
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Microsoft Edge is the default web browser of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. It replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser even though Internet Explorer 11 is also still available on devices […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Block Windows 10 from preloading Microsoft Edge on Start appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • Unlock all Windows 10 TTS voices system-wide to get more of them
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 11, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system comes with a set of voices for each language installed on the device. Only some of the installed voices become available system-wide so that third-party software and […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Unlock all Windows 10 TTS voices system-wide to get more of them appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]

  • How App Publishers game the Microsoft Store
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    The Microsoft Store is the main place where Windows 10 users can buy, download, and install apps and games for the operating system. While it is possible to sideload apps and games […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How App Publishers game the Microsoft Store appeared first on gHacks Technology News. […]