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  • How to Add Image Captions in Microsoft PowerPoint
    by Marshall Gunnell on August 11, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Adding a caption to an image is an effective method for providing additional context of the image or giving proper credits to the image owner. Here is how to insert image captions in Microsoft PowerPoint.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Your Android Phone is Now an Earthquake Detector
    by Josh Hendrickson on August 11, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Earthquakes are a scary concept, not least because they come without warning. Often, by the time you find out one is happening, it’s too late to take cover. Now Android phones are becoming earthquake detectors in the hopes of giving you the few seconds you need to protect yourself.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Xbox Game Pass Streaming for Android Gets an Early Beta
    by Michael Crider on August 11, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Microsoft is getting into cloud game streaming in a big way, with all subscribers to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gaining automatic access to stream those games on Android next month. But if you just can’t wait to play Gears 5 on your Pixel 4, you can do so…right now. The service is available as a beta test right now.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • What Are AWS Elastic IPs, and What Do They Do?
    by Anthony Heddings on August 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

    AWS Elastic IPs are permanently reserved IP addresses that you can associate with a running EC2 instance, and that persist across reboots and even server changes, so you won’t have to change your DNS whenever your server restarts.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Disable Caps Lock on an iPad
    by Benj Edwards on August 11, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Let’s face it: Caps Lock can be annoying. Very few people use the feature, but it’s easy to hit by accident, and SUDDENLY YOU START TYPING LIKE THIS. Luckily, the Caps Lock key is easy to disable on both the iPad’s soft keyboard and an attached hardware keyboard. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What Is an Amazon Resource Name (ARN), and How Do I Find Mine?
    by Anthony Heddings on August 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

    AWS uses Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) for many things, including the IAM permissions system, where they are used to whitelist access to specific AWS resources rather than giving service-wide access. In general, they’re a unique account-wide identifier for any service.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Message Someone Not in Your WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone
    by Khamosh Pathak on August 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

    You might use WhatsApp for everything from talking to family to messaging someone you met at a conference. But what if you want to send a quick message to someone not in your WhatsApp contacts on iPhone? Here’s how it works.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Convert CSV and Log Files to a Columnar Format
    by Anthony Heddings on August 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Columnar formats, such as Apache Parquet, offer great compression savings and are much easier to scan, process, and analyze than other formats such as CSV. In this article, we show you how to convert your CSV data to Parquet using AWS Glue.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • The GMMK Is a Dependable, Flexible Modular Keyboard That Won't Break the Bank
    by Michael Crider on August 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

    The GMMK—short for “Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard,” because the Glorious PC Gaming Race manufacturer has heard of subtlety and doesn’t want anything to do with it—tries to make modular keyboards accessible. It’s relatively inexpensive, comes with a bunch of accessories, has a solid build, and best of all, it’s a flexible platform for expanding your collection of mechanical keyboard gear.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Hide Files with Google’s Safe Folder on Android
    by Joe Fedewa on August 11, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Smartphones are incredibly personal devices, and they can contain sensitive information. If you’re worried about prying eyes finding something they shouldn’t, you can hide and lock files behind a four-digital pin with Safe Folder in the Files by Google Android app.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Find Coffees You'll Love
    by Harry Guinness on August 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Coffee isn’t just a commodity trade or daily staple; it’s a delicious drink with a long, rich history, and a flavor profile as diverse as wine. While you might not know the origins of your local diner’s finest, there’s a whole world of specialty coffee out there for you to explore.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • Which AWS Region Should You Choose?
    by Anthony Heddings on August 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

    AWS has data centers located all over the world. To complicate their pricing further, each region has different prices for certain products. Which region is the cheapest? Which one should you build your network architecture in?Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • 7 of the Best Third-Party Camera Apps for Android
    by Eric Schoon on August 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Phone cameras are incredibly impressive nowadays, but there’s always more that could be done to expand their utility—especially on the software side of things. And while the stock camera app on your phone is fine, there are many third-party options out there that can offer much more in the way of tools and features.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Use the Hugo Static Site Generator on Linux
    by Dave McKay on August 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Static websites are easy to create and blazingly fast to use. If you learn to use Hugo, you can generate theme-based static websites on Linux. Creating websites is fun again!Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Protect Your Mac From Ransomware
    by Tim Brookes on August 11, 2020 at 6:40 am

    macOS has a relatively good reputation for security as a result of Apple’s tight grip, but no platform is safe from attack. Ransomware is just one example of this, and it’s a growing problem. Here’s how to keep your Mac safe.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • August's Smart Lock Flaw Can Let Hackers Onto Your Home Network
    by Josh Hendrickson on August 10, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Smart home devices are all about convenience. But anytime you add a new smart device to your home, you also introduce potential vulnerabilities. U-Tech locks, which could be unlocked remotely by hackers, demonstrates that fact. Researchers in a partnership between PCMag and Bitdefender found a flaw in August’s smart lock, and while hackers can’t use it to open your door, they can access your home network.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • LEGO Technic's New 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler is Coming Soon
    by Suzanne Humphries on August 10, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    On September 1, you can get your hands on the LEGO Technic 6×6 Volvo Articulated Hauler—a replica of Volvo’s biggest hauler, the A60H. The 2193-piece set is great for those who love construction, or for anyone who missed the other Volvo construction builds, the rest of which are now retired.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Brydge Offers Laptop-Style Keyboards for Surface, Plus a Desktop Touchpad
    by Michael Crider on August 10, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets has made a name for itself, and plenty of people love its kickstand-with-fold-out-keyboard form factor. So much so that “Surface-style” is now the nomenclature for that really awkward string of dashes I just used. But it doesn’t work well in every situation, like typing on your lap. Brydge’s latest keyboards fix that problem.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Pin and Unpin Extensions from the Chrome Toolbar
    by Khamosh Pathak on August 10, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Not all extensions are made equal. Some extensions, like Grammarly, work quietly in the background and don’t need an icon in the Chrome toolbar. Here’s how to pin and unpin extensions for a cleaner Chrome toolbar.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Give Your App Machine Learning Powered Text-To-Speech with AWS Polly
    by Anthony Heddings on August 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

    If your application needs a way to convert text to speech programmatically to interact with users, AWS has a managed service that uses machine learning to create lifelike believable voices that improve your user experience significantly.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Amazon Fire Sale: Grab the Newest Fire HD Tablets for as Low as $60
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Amazon is selling its new Fire HD tablets at their lowest prices ever, starting at just $60 for the fantastic Fire HD 8. Now’s the time to upgrade from your old Fire tablet and fall in love with Amazon’s devices all over again.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Toshiba Stops Making Laptops After 35 Years
    by Michael Crider on August 10, 2020 at 10:26 am

    If you like your current Toshiba laptop, I have some bad news: you might not be able to buy a new one. As of August 2020, the company is no longer producing any laptops under its own brand name. Toshiba first made laptops in 1985, but its manufacturing business has been wholly sold to Sharp, making them under the “Dynabook” brand name.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Open the Terminal on a Mac
    by Benj Edwards on August 10, 2020 at 10:24 am

    While using a Mac, sometimes you need to dig deep into settings or perhaps pull off some developer-grade command-line tasks. For that, you’ll need the Terminal app to access the command-line on macOS. Here’s how to launch it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Automatically Compress Images in S3 with Lambda
    by Anthony Heddings on August 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

    One of the largest costs of AWS is bandwidth—it’s expensive, especially if your app is dependant on serving content. Compressing the images you serve can reduce your bill significantly, as well as save you money on the storage costs.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Open Apps, Websites, and Shortcuts from Search on iPhone and iPad
    by Khamosh Pathak on August 10, 2020 at 9:30 am

    If you’re not using the Search feature on your iPhone or iPad, you’re missing out. Instead of using the home screen to launch apps or Safari to open web pages, try using the universal search feature for a much faster experience.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How Much Cheaper Are AWS Spot Instances?
    by Anthony Heddings on August 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Spot Instances enable you to rent spare EC2 compute capacity at a fraction of the cost of On-Demand. They can be interrupted at any time, but when used in an auto scaling group they make for a great replacement for On-Demand.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Create Conditional Formulas in Adobe Acrobat
    by Vann Vicente on August 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

    There are several ways to create complex calculations in a clean elegant PDF file. Here’s how to integrate conditional formulas into your next document.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 8 Compact Keyboards to Save Some Desk Space
    by Eric Schoon on August 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Look down at your keyboard—it’s pretty big, isn’t it? A standard full-sized keyboard is about 18 inches long, and when you think about it, there are probably a lot of keys on it that you rarely use. If you’re willing to part with those seldom-used keys, there are a lot of compact keyboards out there that aim to cut down the overall size to save you some desk space.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Should You Use a GUI Git Client?
    by Anthony Heddings on August 10, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Git is complicated. When you’re working in a team, managing unexpected git errors can be a hassle, and you don’t want to waste development time fixing git problems when you could be coding. A GUI git client can remedy these issues.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Google Pixel 4a vs. Apple iPhone SE: Which Should You Buy?
    by Eric Schoon on August 10, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Just because you’re looking to spend less on your next phone doesn’t mean you have to go with a small brand you’ve never heard of. There are some great budget options released by big-name companies, and that’s clearer than ever before this year with the release of the Pixel 4a ($349.99) and iPhone SE ($399.99).Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for Any Mac App
    by Benj Edwards on August 10, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Frustrated because there’s not a keyboard shortcut for a command you constantly use in a Mac app? You can create one in System Preferences!Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Here's Everything Coming to Netflix This Week
    by Shea Simmons on August 10, 2020 at 6:40 am

    It’s a good week for Netflix lovers. This week, the streaming service sees a plethora of new options in a multitude of genres hit the platform. From The Legend of Korra, the follow-up to the iconic animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, to the film version of Broadway’s famous Les Miserables, there’s more than enough to watch.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • How to Kick People Off Your Netflix Account
    by Chris Hoffman on August 10, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Netflix is easy to share. Maybe your ex still has your password, or perhaps you signed into Netflix on a TV at an Airbnb and everyone who stays there now streams on your account. Here’s how to stop people from using your Netflix account.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Add "Run in Sandbox" options on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 9, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Run in Sandbox is a useful PowerShell script that Windows 10 administrators may use to add options to run executable files, zip archives, and scripts, in the Windows 10 sandbox. Microsoft introduced Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Add "Run in Sandbox" options on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Chrome Extensions with 80 Million Installs Caught Injecting Phony Search Results
    by Michael Crider on August 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Extensions are part of why Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet, but they’re also one of the most common vectors for security issues. This week researchers at AdGuard found a bunch of them posing as legitimate tools but injecting fake search results into pages on Google and Bing.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Hack the Hidden Google Chrome Dinosaur Game
    by Marshall Gunnell on August 9, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Most of us have seen the dreaded “No Internet” error message on Google Chrome. You can actually turn this screen into a fun, dino-themed endless runner game and, even better, hack it to where your dinosaur becomes invincible. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • DoorDash Launches DashMart to Deliver Even More Stuff from Your Favorite Places
    by Cameron Summerson on August 9, 2020 at 11:23 am

    DoorDash, one of the many food-delivery services running the roads these days, is launching a new service called DashMart. This online-only chain of “virtual convenience stores” is the result of a partnership with restaurants and more to deliver snacks, groceries, and other items right to your door.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to show a clear logon background on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 9, 2020 at 10:27 am

    When you sign-in to a Windows 10 device you may notice a rather odd behavior. The background image is displayed just fine when you start the device but as soon as you Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How to show a clear logon background on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to Squad Stream with Others on Twitch
    by Ben Stockton on August 9, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Twitch isn’t just a solo-streaming experience. If you want to stream with your friends, you can use Twitch’s new squad stream feature, where up to four streamers can combine their streams into one window for combined viewers. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • LastPass Launches a New Security Dashboard for All Users, Password Monitoring for Paid Subscribers
    by Cameron Summerson on August 9, 2020 at 10:24 am

    LastPass users are getting some new security features to protect their most sensitive data with a couple of new additions to the service. To start, the company is launching the Security Dashboard for all users (both free and paid), as well as advanced password-monitoring tools for its paid subscribers.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Android 11 Will Not Display Album Art on Your Lock Screen
    by Suzanne Humphries on August 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Google recently confirmed that Android 11’s lock screen will not display album art when you’re playing music on your device. The feature is one of many changes being made for the new OS, and in this case, that is specifically affecting media playback.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Share Your Screen on Facebook Messenger for iPhone and Android
    by Khamosh Pathak on August 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

    When you’re trying to help someone troubleshoot a smartphone problem, having access to their screen makes things a lot easier. Instead of installing a specialized screen-sharing app, you can use Facebook Messenger to share your screen on iPhone and Android.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What Is Instagram Reels, and Is It a TikTok Clone?
    by Joe Fedewa on August 9, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Reels is a new feature on Instagram that allows people to create 15-second videos á la Vine and TikTok. But is Instagram Reels just a TikTok clone?Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Stop Accidental Screenshots on an iPhone
    by Benj Edwards on August 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

    If tiny images keep appearing in the corner of your iPhone’s screen, or you keep finding strange pics in the Photos library, you’re probably accidentally taking screenshots. To avoid this problem in the future, it’s important to know how screenshots work.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 8 Excellent Couch Co-op Action Games
    by Eric Schoon on August 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Couch co-op gaming will never truly fade away—playing games with your teammates literally by your side is just too enjoyable. Combine that with the satisfying and just plain fun gameplay of a good action game, and you’re certainly in for a treat.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Why an IR Blaster Is Still Useful on Phones in 2020
    by Matthew Hughes on August 9, 2020 at 6:40 am

    There’s a chance (albeit, an ever-decreasing one) that your phone comes with an IR blaster. These allow your phone to communicate with everyday devices in your home, like TVs and DVRs, using invisible bursts of electromagnetic radiation.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Block “Scam Likely” Calls on T-Mobile (and Metro)
    by Chris Hoffman on August 8, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Do you get a lot of “Scam Likely” calls on your phone? T-Mobile flags these scam calls so you can ignore them, but wouldn’t it be great if you could block them in the first place? Now, you can.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Visit Someone’s Island in Dreams in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’
    by Joshalynne Finch on August 8, 2020 at 10:24 am

    The promised second summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been released, and it restores the ability to visit another player’s island in your dreams. Before you can do so, though, you’ll need a Nintendo Online membership.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Windows 10 build 20185 comes with encrypted DNS settings
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 6, 2020 at 4:51 am

    Microsoft published a new Windows 10 build to the Windows Insider Dev channel today that brings a number of improvements including options to configure encrypted DNS right in the Settings. DNS-over-HTTPS is Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 build 20185 comes with encrypted DNS settings appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft Defender flags hosts files with Microsoft server redirects as malicious
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 4, 2020 at 11:41 am

    The native antivirus client of the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft Defender, has started to flag the hosts file on the system as malicious if it contains redirects for certain Microsoft servers. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft Defender flags hosts files with Microsoft server redirects as malicious appeared first on gHacks Technology News.