• 'Loki' Episode 1 Review: 'Umbrella Academy' Vibes And Cliffhangers
    by Josh Hendrickson on June 10, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Loki has arrived. Arguably the most anticipated Marvel streaming series of the year, it follows the journey of … well, Loki, on a new set of adventures. And if you’re thinking, “but Loki died,” don’t worry, the first episode addresses that. I watched the first episode and can’t wait for more.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Samsung Wants to Shrink the Camera Hump to Just a Bump
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 10, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Samsung held a surprise livestream event to announce its latest development in camera technology, the ISOCELL JN1 50-megapixel sensor. It’s a record-setting sensor, cramming all of its pixels into a 1/2.76-inch format for a resulting pixel size of just 0.64 micrometers. And according to Samsung, the ISOCELL JN1 could help slim down the camera hump that’s become standard for flagship devices.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • What is Stack Smashing? Can it be Fixed?
    by Roel Van de Paar on June 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Every minute of production downtime will generally cost a company money. If your application has a serious issue that causes stack smashing, you’re in for a ride. Learn what stack smashing is upfront and what can be done about it!Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Your Smartwatch Probably Sucks at Step Tracking---And That's Okay
    by Cameron Summerson on June 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    A lot of people are obsessed with “getting their steps in” every day, but step counts are a weird thing. Mostly because you can wear three different fitness trackers (or smartwatches) and get three different results on any given day. But here’s the thing: “Accuracy” is overrated.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Ford's Break-in Detection Can Call for Help From Thieves
    by Cory Gunther on June 10, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    While car alarms are great and can be effective, getting a phone alert from Ford’s SecuriAlert service will take security to the next level during a break-in. Formerly known as “Guard Mode,” this week, Ford confirmed its new SecuriAlert system is coming to the free FordPass app.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • New Soundcore Life P3 Earbuds Go Crazy With Features Despite an $80 Price Tag
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 10, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Anker-owned audio brand Soundcore made a big splash with its affordable Life P2 earbuds in 2019. Now, the company is preparing to launch Soundcore Life P3, a pair of wireless earbuds with a ton of ANC features, custom EQ controls, and even a sleepytime white noise setting. For $80, they look like a total steal.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Wacom's Intuos Tablets Now Also Work With Chromebooks
    by Suzanne Humphries on June 10, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Back in January, Wacom announced that its One tablet would be compatible with Chromebooks. And now, the company has added its existing Intuos Creative Pen Tablet to the Works with Chromebook line, and it will work with any up-to-date ChromeOS device.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Facebook's Planned Smartwatch Is a Zucking Nightmare
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 10, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    As Apple and Google develop anti-tracking features to protect customer privacy, Facebook is searching for a new way to keep tabs on its users. Custom hardware like Portal and Oculus may be the solution, as they allow Facebook to collect data without the help of smartphone brands. But Facebook’s hardware strategy could take an odd turn next summer when the company is rumored to launch a smartwatch.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Apple Accidentally Outed the M1X MacBook Pro in the WWDC Livestream
    by Cory Gunther on June 10, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    There were several rumors about a new MacBook Pro arriving at WWDC this year, but unfortunately, it never happened. However, Apple mysteriously tagged its WWDC 2021 video on YouTube with ‘M1X’ and ‘M1X MacBook Pro,’ as spotted by 9to5Mac. Suggesting the company may have planned on announcing a new MacBook but changed its mind last minute.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Review Geek is Looking for Freelance Technology Writers
    by Cameron Summerson on June 10, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Do you love technology? Do you have thoughts about technology? Are you objective and capable of turning those thoughts into kickass articles? Can you write the best words in the best ways? If so, we have a job for you.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Apple Beat Google to Web Extensions on Mobile
    by Joe Fedewa on June 10, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Technology companies have reputations. Google tends to push the envelope, whereas Apple takes time to refine things, not worrying about being “first.” That’s why it’s so strange to see Safari on the iPhone get extensions before Chrome on Android.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Show Changes When Collaborating in Excel for the Web
    by Sandy Writtenhouse on June 10, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    While collaborating on a spreadsheet can be beneficial, it can also be a bit of a struggle. Something changes and you aren’t sure who did it or when. With Show Changes in Microsoft Excel for the web, wonder no more!Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What is "Reflection" in Programming?
    by James Walker on June 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Reflective programming is a mechanism that lets a process introspective capabilities. The reflection APIs built into programming languages allow you to inspect code at runtime. You can use this ability to learn about the surrounding codebase and its contents.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Pair Your Roku Remote
    by Michael Franco on June 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    A Roku simple remote doesn’t have a voice search button. With this type of remote, the first thing to do is check that it is, indeed, unpaired from your streaming box.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Make Microsoft Edge Show Downloads at the Bottom of the Window
    by Mahesh Makvana on June 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Beginning with version 90, Microsoft Edge now shows downloads at the top of the window instead of the bottom. If you don’t like this, you can place downloads at the window bottom with a shortcut in Windows 10. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Screenshot the Mac Dock
    by Benj Edwards on June 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks to a little-known shortcut, you can easily capture a clean screenshot of your Mac’s Dock without wallpaper, including translucency in the PNG alpha channel, with no cropping necessary. Here’s how to do it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • The 10 Best TV Shows on Netflix
    by Josh Bell on June 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    With so much great content available, finding the best shows on Netflix can be a daunting prospect. Here are 10 great TV shows, including Netflix originals and acquired series, that are worth your time and attention to stream.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What Is Apple’s Private Relay, and Is a VPN Better?
    by Fergus O'Sullivan on June 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    By using two servers in this way, Apple claims that it will protect your identity “because no single entity can identify both who a user is and which sites they visit.” The whole proposition sounds enticing and seems like a good way to bolster Apple customers’ privacy—at least, for those who’ve already signed up to iCloud’s paid plans.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • The Best Free VPS Providers For Running a Small Linux Box
    by Anthony Heddings on June 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Many cloud server providers operate at such large economies of scale that they’ll give away small instances for free, simply to entice you to use their platform. You can take advantage of this to run a small Linux box for development.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • The Best Free VPS Providers For Running a Small Linux Box
    by Anthony Heddings on June 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Many cloud server providers operate at such large economies of scale that they’ll give away small instances for free, simply to entice you to use their platform. You can take advantage of this to run a small Linux box for development.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • With iOS 15, Can You Finally Ditch Your Wallet?
    by Tim Brookes on June 10, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Apple’s iOS 15 is packed with enhancements to Apple’s Wallet app. With support for driver’s licenses and keys for everything from your home and hotel room to your car, you might even be able to leave your real wallet at home—permanently.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Throw Out Your Webcam, the Zoom Phone is Here to Take Your Video Calls
    by Suzanne Humphries on June 9, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    The past year made it crystal clear how important webcams are for all kinds of communication, especially work. Now, communications giant Zoom has gone a step beyond video calls with the launch of its new Zoom Phone Appliances—an all-in-one office desk phone.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • The TikTok and WeChat Ban Is Over Before It Ever Really Began
    by Josh Hendrickson on June 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    The TikTok ban is over. But that’s not quite the end of the story. The Biden administration issued an executive order rescinding the TikTok ban, which never took effect. But the order does contain an order to investigate apps under the jurisdiction of “foreign adversaries.”Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Uh Oh, Some macOS Monterey Features Won't Come to Intel Macs
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 9, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Coming this fall, macOS Monterey brings a ton of new features to Apple’s desktops and laptops. But many of these features, including FaceTime Portrait mode, won’t come to Intel-based Macs.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Now's the Best Time to Sell Your Graphics Card
    by Eric Schoon on June 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Have a graphics card you no longer need? Well, you better jump on selling it quickly, because due to the most recent GPU shortage, this is one of the best seller’s markets we’ve seen in years. Let’s talk about why that is, and why you should get to listing that card sooner rather than later.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Remove Weather and News from Windows 10’s Taskbar
    by Joe Fedewa on June 9, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Microsoft is always making little tweaks to Windows 10. Some of these changes have been more successful than others. The taskbar now has a Weather and News widget, but you may not like that. Thankfully, it’s easy to disable it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • New Leak Reveals Samsung Galaxy S21 FE's Many Colors
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 9, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Samsung is working on a sequel to the Galaxy S20 FE, a fancy-yet-frugal phone known for its sleek and colorful design. While we still know very little about the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE, newly leaked renders from Evan Blass show that Samsung is building on the design philosophy that it introduced last year.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Android 12 Beta 2 is Out Now with Enhanced Privacy Controls and More
    by Cory Gunther on June 9, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Following last month’s release of the public beta, Google today is rolling out Android 12 beta 2. The second beta release introduces a new Privacy Dashboard, updated Wi-Fi UX interface and moves us closer to the global launch later this quarter. Here’s what you need to know and how to try it today.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Google's New Nest Thermostat Power Connectors are Free for a Limited Time
    by Suzanne Humphries on June 9, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Nearly a month ago, Google launched pre-orders for a $25 adapter that would make its Nest Thermostat compatible with older homes. Now, Google is making the adapter available for free for a limited time and will notify eligible customers.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Google Ends Support for Its AR Measurement-Taking App
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 9, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    First launched to the public in 2018, Google’s ARCore-based Measure app is no longer available on the Play Store. Google will no longer support the app, which provided hands-free measurements of furniture, walls, and objects using a smartphone’s cameras.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • LEGO Just Debuted a New Typewriter Set and I Want to Write My Novel With It
    by Suzanne Humphries on June 9, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Much to the delight of every writer-slash-LEGO fan out there, the latest winning LEGO Ideas set is an elegant typewriter. Finally, I now have a way to indulge my two true loves—building things and typing out lengthy letters for my pen pals—at the same time.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Motorola's New Affordable 5G Phone Comes With a Stylus That You'll Never Lose
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 9, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Last year, Motorola launched the Moto G Stylus, an affordable phone with … well, a stylus. The company is now gearing up to release the Moto G Stylus 5G, a $400 handset packing an upgraded camera, a two-day battery, and tracking features to help you find the phone’s stylus when it inevitably gets lost in your bed or couch.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Set an Alarm for Sunrise or Sunset on Android
    by Joe Fedewa on June 9, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Alarms are typically set to specific times, but it’s possible to create alerts based on the dynamic sunrise and sunset times in your area. This can be done with a Google Assistant routine on Android.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Create an Animated GIF of a PowerPoint Presentation
    by Sandy Writtenhouse on June 9, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Want a great way to share your Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow on social media, your company intranet, or a blog? You can create an animated GIF of your PowerPoint presentation and share it with the world.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What's an "Impedance Mismatch" in Programming?
    by James Walker on June 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    A programming impedance mismatch occurs when data needs to be transformed into a different architectural paradigm. The most prominent example involves object-oriented codebases and relational databases.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Will macOS Monterey Run on my Mac?
    by Tim Brookes on June 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Right on cue, Apple announced macOS Monterey at WWDC 2021, bringing with it big updates to apps like Safari and Mail. While the upgrade is free for all Mac owners, not everyone will be getting it—especially those with older Macs.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 10 Healthy Habits We're Keeping after the Pandemic
    by Amanda Prahl on June 9, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Just because most of us are finally returning to a normal routine doesn’t mean we have to ditch everything we did during those COVID lockdowns. Here are 10 habits that it might be good to keep up long after the pandemic is history.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • How to Remove System Error Memory Dump Files on Windows 10
    by Samir Makwana on June 9, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Windows creates memory dump and minidump files when it crashes. These files take up space on your system’s hard drive or SSD, and you can remove them to free up space. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Will iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Run on my iPhone or iPad?
    by Tim Brookes on June 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Every year, Apple rolls out a major refresh of its iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems for iPhone and iPad as well as Apple Watch updates to watchOS. As always, iOS 15 is a free upgrade—if Apple still supports your device.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Make Your Venmo Friends List Private
    by Andy Nguyen on June 9, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Anyone on Venmo can see your friends list by default. However, you can make your friends list private through the Venmo app. You can also prevent your Facebook friends and phone contacts from finding you.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Linux
    by Dave McKay on June 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. It’s not in Ubuntu’s standard software repositories, however, because it isn’t open-source. You can install Chrome on Ubuntu, however.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How Docker's Verified Publisher Program Helps Your Security
    by Dave McKay on June 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Docker makes spinning up containers a breeze. But how do you know if a container pulled from Docker Hub contains backdoors or malware? Docker’s Verified Publisher initiative addresses that very concern.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • What Is Apple iCloud+?
    by Tim Brookes on June 9, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Apple announced a new privacy-focused set of features called iCloud+ at WWDC 2021. The features will be rolled out free of charge to existing iCloud subscribers in the third quarter of 2021. They include internet traffic encryption, burner email addresses, and better support for home security cameras.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Amazon Sidewalk Is Here, and Maybe You Should Consider Leaving It On
    by Josh Hendrickson on June 8, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    If you own an Echo or Ring device and you didn’t know to opt-out, Amazon already turned on its new Sidewalk network feature for you. Look around, and you’ll find plenty of advice on how to opt out or turn it off as soon as possible. But should you? Like a lot of things, the answer is “it depends.”Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Samsung SmartThings App Gets a Fresh Redesign and Reorganized Device Controls
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 8, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Sick of the beige and boring SmartThings app? Well, Samsung is giving SmartThings a brightly colored, fresh coat of paint. The company is also reorganizing device controls within SmartThings, which should reduce friction while navigating the app or programming home automation.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Sling TV Now Integrates Seamlessly with Chromecast's Live TV Tab
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 8, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Sling TV channels are now integrated with the Chromecast’s Live tab, giving you instant access to all your channels without leaving the Google TV home page. Before now, only YouTube TV channels showed up in the Live tab. The feature is currently rolling out to all Chromecast with Google TV devices.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Playdate, the Handheld Console with a Crank, Goes Up for Pre-order in July
    by Suzanne Humphries on June 8, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Everyone knows that handheld consoles are awesome, and Panic is hoping to continue that awesomeness with its unique console, the Playdate. The console was first announced in May 2019 and will be available for pre-order this July.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Microsoft Is Opening Retail Experience Centers---a Year After Closing Its Stores
    by Cory Gunther on June 8, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Shortly after shutting its retail store doors during the global pandemic, Microsoft confirmed it would permanently close almost all of its stores back in June 2020. However, now just shy of a year later, Microsoft is getting back into the physical retail store game and will reopen three of its original Experience Centers.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Nest Hubs Will Soon Reserve a Table at a Restaurant For You
    by Andrew Heinzman on June 8, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Google Assistant’s Duplex service, currently exclusive to Android phones, is coming to the Nest Hub. Duplex allows your Assistant to book restaurant reservations for you, saving you the trouble of calling in.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • What’s New in watchOS 8, AirPods, Apple Home, Health, Privacy
    by Benj Edwards on June 8, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    During the WWDC keynote on June 7, 2021, Apple detailed new features coming with watchOS 8 and upcoming changes to AirPods, Apple Home, Apple Health, and Privacy. Here’s a quick look at major changes.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›