• Google drops FLoC and announces Topics as the future cookie-less advertising system
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 26, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Google announced the new Topics API for its Privacy Sandbox project on January 25, 2022, which replaces the controversial FLoC project. When Google announced FLoC, Federated Learning of Cohorts, back in mid-2021, Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Google drops FLoC and announces Topics as the future cookie-less advertising system appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Lenovo's Halo Gaming Phone Won't Make the Same Mistake As Its Rivals
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 25, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    The nice thing about flashy gaming PCs is that they stay at home. Only guests and burglars will ever see your gaming rig and think, “wow, this person is such a big dork.” But you can’t say the same for gaming phones, which look super nerdy and travel with you everywhere you go.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How (and Why) to Switch to Apple Notes
    by Tim Brookes on January 25, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Apple Notes is a feature-rich note-taking solution and if you use a Mac, iPhone, or iPad you can use it for free. Switching is relatively straightforward, but there are a few things to keep in mind especially if you use non-Apple devices like Windows PCs or an Android smartphone.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Never Lose 'Wordle' Again With Our Simple Cheat Tool
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 25, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    The writers at Review Geek like to win a game of Wordle without any tricks. At least, that’s what we thought when we still had our daily win streaks. This last week of Wordle has kicked our collective butts, so naturally, we developed a handy tool that gives us each day’s Wordle answer in a single tap or click.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Use This Script to Download All Your Humble Bundle Games
    by Dave LeClair on January 25, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    A lot is changing at Humble Bundle, and some of the changes aren’t making users all that happy. If you want to get out of the Humble Bundle system, there’s a cool tool that’ll let you download all of your games quickly and easily.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Count Colored Cells in Microsoft Excel
    by Sandy Writtenhouse on January 25, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Using color in Microsoft Excel can be a terrific way to make data stand out. So if a time comes when you want to count the number of cells you’ve colored, you have a couple of ways to do it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • You Can Finally Tell Google to Just Stop
    by Dave LeClair on January 25, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    When you ask Google a question through a smart speaker, the device might decide to go on a rant explaining the thing you ask it about. With a recent update, you can make Google Assistant quiet by simply saying “Stop” without the “Hey, Google” command.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Indent in Microsoft Excel
    by Mahesh Makvana on January 25, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Sometimes, adding an indent to your text or numbers makes them look nicer. Microsoft Excel lets you add an indent to an entire cell, as well as to a specific line within a cell. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Close Apps on an iPhone SE
    by Benj Edwards on January 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    If an app ever hangs or malfunctions on your iPhone SE, it’s easy to force the app to close in just a few swipes. While you don’t normally need to do this, it sometimes comes in handy. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • You Can Now Tell Google to "Stop Talking" Without Saying "Hey Google" First
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 25, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    The recently-launched Google Pixel 6 has an interesting feature called Quick Phrases, which lets you belt out simple Assistant commands without saying “Hey Google” first. Google is now bringing this feature to Nest smart speakers and displays, starting with a “stop” command that lets you quickly tell Google Assistant to shut up.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • You Can Now Add a Text Watermark to Your Google Docs
    by Dave LeClair on January 25, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Google recently added the ability to add watermarks to images in Google Docs, and now it’s adding the same feature but for text.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Delete Calendar Events on iPhone
    by Mahesh Makvana on January 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    If you have an event on your calendar that’s not going to happen, you might want to remove it to keep the calendar decluttered. It’s easy to delete calendar events on an iPhone, and we’ll show you how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • NVIDIA Probably Won't Buy ARM After All
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 25, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    When NVIDIA announced its plan to buy chip designer Arm in 2020, regulators and tech companies immediately voiced concern that the deal would limit access to ARM licenses. It seems that these concerns, along with a sudden increase in the Arm company’s market value, have finally killed NVIDIA’s acquisition deal.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Google’s “Lite” Android Apps Can Save Data and Battery
    by Joe Fedewa on January 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Some of the best Android apps are also some of the most bloated. Google has a few apps like this, but you probably use them every day. Did you know Google offers slimmed-down versions of many of its apps?Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Lamborghini Sets a Crazy Goal for Electrification
    by Cory Gunther on January 25, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    The iconic supercar brand Lamborghini has announced that 2022 will be the last year it’ll release internal combustion engine vehicles that run purely on gas. Then, starting next year, every Lambo will come with electric motors, and the company even confirmed a crazy goal for full-electrification.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • NVIDIA and AMD Graphics Card Prices Are Finally Going Down
    by Dave LeClair on January 25, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    If you’ve experienced the misery that is shopping for an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card recently, you’re about to feel a little better, as street prices for GPUs are dropping slightly. They’re not selling for MSRP, but we’re one step closer.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Enter Apple's 2022 "Shot on iPhone" Challenge
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 25, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Want to see your photos on Apple’s billboards and advertisements? Apple is inviting customers to submit their best macro photos for the 2022 Shot on iPhone challenge. Submissions are open until February 16th, and winners are announced on April 12th.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Match Colors With the Eyedropper in Microsoft PowerPoint
    by Sandy Writtenhouse on January 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    One way to make your presentation attractive is by using colors that complement the purpose or topic. While color palettes are fine tools, you may have a particular color want to match. You can do this with the eyedropper in Microsoft PowerPoint.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • YouTube Wants to Add NFTs, Surprising No One
    by Dave LeClair on January 25, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    It looks like YouTube wants to hop onto the NFT hype train. Of course, this should come as a surprise to no one, as just about every brand (even the USPS) is making NFTs in one form or another.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Stock Up on Discounted SSDs During This SanDisk and Western Digital Sale
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Whether you’re a photographer, a gamer, or just an average computer user, there’s always room for more digital storage in your life. Thankfully, Amazon is running a massive sale on SanDisk and WD products, including SSDs, affordable HDDs, microSD Cards, and more!Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • The Best PC Gaming Controllers of 2022
    by David McAdam on January 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    PC gaming isn’t just about using a mouse and keyboard: It’s about choice. Some games are just better with a controller in your hands, especially with so many console games launching on PC. But not all controllers are equal.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Ghacks Deals: The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 25, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle contains 11 software testing related eLearning courses with 84 hours of total content. The bundle includes introductory courses for beginners but also specialized courses for intermediate and Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Ghacks Deals: The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Everyone Hated Google’s FLoC, and Now It’s Dead
    by Dave LeClair on January 25, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    Google is introducing some significant changes to how it tracks you in web browsers. The company is ditching the maligned Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) and replacing it with a new tracking method called Topics.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Apple Needs to Fix Its Group Texting Abuse Problem
    by Benj Edwards on January 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    If you’re participating in a group text in Messages with devices that use SMS (such as Android phones), you can’t leave the group chat, and that makes iPhone owners vulnerable to abuse and bullying. Apple should fix this immediately—here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Use the findmnt Command on Linux
    by Dave McKay on January 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Discover everything about your file system mount points with the Linux findmnt command. It’s an all-in-one tool with a very easy syntax. We show you how to use it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What's the Difference Between Frothing or Steaming Milk?
    by Emilee Unterkoefler on January 25, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    When you’re new to making espresso or other coffee-based drinks, words like “microfoam,” “frothing,” and “steaming” can get a bit confusing. If you love hot, foamy coffee drinks, but find the learning curve a bit steep, we can help. The first thing you need to know is the difference between frothed and steamed milk.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • FastCopy 4 is now available
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 25, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    FastCopy, a Windows tool that is designed to speed up and improve copy processes on Windows machines, has reached version 4 recently. The developer of the application released FastCopy 4, 4.01, and Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post FastCopy 4 is now available appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to Set Up Dual Monitors in Windows 11
    by Ian Paul on January 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    If you work at home, even just a few days a week, there is nothing better than having multiple monitors for getting productive. Here’s everything you need to know to set up your workspace with more than one monitor in Windows 11.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Moonbounce is a persistent malware that can survive drive formats and OS reinstalls
    by Ashwin on January 25, 2022 at 11:25 am

    A new malware has been making the headlines over the past few days. The rootkit, that has been identified as Moonbounce, is a persistent malware that can survive drive formats and OS Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Moonbounce is a persistent malware that can survive drive formats and OS reinstalls appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to Insert a Signature into Microsoft Word
    by Ben Stockton on January 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Adding your signature to a Microsoft Word document is the ultimate way to personalize it as your own, especially for documents like letters or contracts. If you want to add a signature to a Word document, here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • WinRAR 6.1 drops Windows XP support, adds Windows 11 context menu support
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 25, 2022 at 6:13 am

    RARLAB, the developer of the archiving software WinRAR, released WinRAR 6.1 in January 2022. The new version of WinRAR changes the system requirements, as support for Microsoft's Windows XP operating system has Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post WinRAR 6.1 drops Windows XP support, adds Windows 11 context menu support appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to Create and Customize a Waterfall Chart in Microsoft Excel
    by Sandy Writtenhouse on January 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    If you want to create a visual that shows how positives and negatives affect totals, you can use a waterfall chart, also called a bridge or cascade chart. You can easily create and customize a waterfall chart in Microsoft Excel.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Share Your 'Wordle' Score (Without Spoilers)
    by Suzanne Humphries on January 24, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    It’s been a few weeks since word-guessing game Wordle skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s still just as much fun to play the game as it is to share your results on Twitter or Facebook. As you share your score, however, you’ll want to make sure you do so without spoiling the winning word. Here’s how.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Samsung Phone Owners Impacted By Major Nest Doorbell and Camera Bug
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 24, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Another day, another Nest bug. Customers are complaining that their Nest Doorbell and Nest Cam’s two-way audio feature, called “Talk and Listen,” isn’t working correctly with Samsung phones. While incoming audio works fine, outgoing audio is too quiet for visitors to understand.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • What Is Microsoft’s Pluton Security Processor?
    by Ian Paul on January 24, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    The first computers packing Microsoft’s Pluton security processor arrive in 2022 thanks to AMD’s Ryzen 6000 laptop CPUs. If you haven’t heard of the technology, Pluton promises improved hardware security by walling off sensitive data like encryption keys inside the CPU package.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Send a Zoom Invite
    by Mahesh Makvana on January 24, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    To let people join your Zoom meetings, you’re going to have to send out meeting invites. You can do this before your scheduled meetings and even during a meeting. We’ll show you how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Store Apple Notes Locally on Your Device (Not on iCloud)
    by Tim Brookes on January 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Apple Notes for iPhone, iPad, and Mac seamlessly syncs content between devices for free thanks to iCloud. But what if you don’t want everything to sync between devices? What if you want some notes to stay on a particular device?Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Ford Underestimated How Much You'd Want an EV Pickup (Again)
    by Cory Gunther on January 24, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    The exciting new 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck is so affordable and popular that you can’t even order one anymore. It’s essentially sold out, as the company recently confirmed it has temporarily stopped accepting all orders for the truck — both hybrid and gas versions — until later this summer.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Enable Facebook’s Dark Mode on iPhone
    by Mahesh Makvana on January 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Facebook’s dark mode on iPhone turns your entire social media experience dark, giving profiles, pages, newsfeeds, and everything else a sleek, mysterious appearance. Here’s how to enable (and disable) dark mode.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Philips Hue's New Outdoor Smart Lights Are Just Plain Magical
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 24, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    It’s time to add some brains to your outdoor lighting. Philips Hue just announced four new outdoor smart lighting products, including some colorful pathway lights and retro-styled smart lanterns.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • [Updated] Google Could Release a Cheaper Chromecast with Google TV
    by Cory Gunther on January 24, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Google’s latest Chromecast dongle with Google TV is one of the smartest streaming sticks, but an upgraded model could be on the way soon. While Google has continued to improve its current offering, reports suggest a Chromecast Ultra type device with Google TV could be next.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Enable “Super Duper Secure Mode” in Microsoft Edge
    by Joe Fedewa on January 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Despite Microsoft’s slightly annoying tactics to push Edge, it is a soid web browser. One feature that sets it apart from Google Chrome is “Super Duper Secure Mode.” We’ll explain what this is and how you can use it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Insert a Vertical Line in Microsoft Word: 5 Methods
    by Sandy Writtenhouse on January 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    When you want to enhance the appearance or improve the readability of your document, you might consider adding a line within the text. While inserting a horizontal line in Microsoft Word might be intuitive, adding a vertical line is not.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Block This Twitter Bot to Avoid 'Wordle' Spoilers
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 24, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Tech-savvy Wordle fans can now see in the future. I mean, not literally—they’ve just figured out how to predict tomorrow’s word of the day by digging through the Wordle source code. Unfortunately for us non-cheaters, a bot is spoiling tomorrow’s word of the day on Twitter.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • 3 Upper Body Stretches to Alleviate Common Daily Pains
    by Karla Tafra on January 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Sitting or standing for long periods during the day can cause you to develop neck, back, and other upper body pains, which can become chronic over time. Here are three body stretches to help alleviate them.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • PS5 Restock: How to Get Today's PlayStation Direct Drop
    by Andrew Heinzman on January 24, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Sony’s PlayStation Direct store makes it easy to get a PS5. You just register with PlayStation Direct, wait a few days or weeks for a restock invite email, and purchase your console. So, here’s when Sony will restock the PlayStation Direct store with PS5s, plus some info on how to sign up for the waiting list.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • The Best USB-C Cables of 2022
    by Max Buondonno on January 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Searching for the perfect USB-C cable to suit your needs and charge all of your devices? You’re in luck! We’ve combed through a bunch of them and have found the best USB-C cables on the market.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Set Up a Simple Free Website With Github Pages
    by Anthony Heddings on January 24, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Websites are getting easier to host everyday, with many services offering packages starting at less than $5 a month. But, if you just want a simple site that isn’t going to see a ton of traffic, you may be able to host on Github for free, even with your own domain.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Route Traffic to Docker Containers With Traefik Reverse Proxy
    by James Walker on January 24, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Traefik is a leading reverse proxy and load balancer for cloud-native operations and containerized workloads. It functions as an edge router that publishes your services to the internet.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Why You Need to Own an External SSD
    by Dave McQuilling on January 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    If you’re shopping for computer peripherals, an external solid-state drive (SSD) probably isn’t at the top of your shopping list. While your PC or laptop will function without one, the benefits really outweigh the price, and a good external SSD should be a priority for everyone.Read This Article on Review Geek ›