• Like It or Not, All Chromebooks Now Come With Google Meet
    by Dave LeClair on August 3, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Google is making some changes to its Chromebook PCs, many of which focus on getting together with others in the virtual space. Love it or hate it, Google is now preinstalling its video meetings app, Google Meet, on Chromebooks.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • The 5 Best Ergonomic Laptop Bags for Commuters and Students
    by Amanda Prahl on August 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    For anyone who’s headed back to the office or campus, having a solid backpack to carry your laptop and other gear is crucial. Here’s what you should take into consideration when shopping for a commuter bag for all your daily must-haves.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • The Best Capture Cards of 2021 for Gaming and Streaming
    by Sydney Butler on August 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Streaming on services like Twitch is a popular way for gamers to share their hobby, but you need the right capture card to make the most of your streams. Don’t worry: We have the perfect recommendations for your setup.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What Is the “Fn” or “Function” Key on a Keyboard?
    by John Bogna on August 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Confused by that “Fn” key on your keyboard? “Fn” is actually short for “function,” and lets you access a range of alternative functions for the other keys on your keyboard. Today, we’ll find out how to use it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Why Cyber Criminals Love Phones
    by Dave McKay on August 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Safeguarding your data by protecting your computers? Great. Don’t forget the one in your pocket that you make calls on. Smartphone cybercrime figures increase every month. And that’s really no surprise.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Cyber Acoustics Wants to Recycle Your Drawer of Old Headphones
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Cyber Acoustics is one of the most popular headphone suppliers for schools and businesses. But what happens when all those headphones start to wear out? As part of its new push toward sustainability, Cyber Acoustics is opening a Headset Recycling Program to help people recycle large quantities of wired headphones for free—you don’t even have to pay for the shipping label.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • What Does It Mean to "Shift Security Left?"
    by James Walker on August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

    The concept of shifting left is a vital part of DevSecOps, the DevOps expansion that views security as a first-class component. It attempts to address the disconnect between developers, operations teams, and security experts, encouraging all stakeholders to think daily about the bigger security picture.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • What Is an Ultralight Mouse?
    by Tim Brookes on August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Ultralight mice are relatively new computer peripherals but are taking off in a big way. So what exactly qualifies as an ultralight mouse, why might you want one, and are there any drawbacks?Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Windows 10 blocks Potentially Unwanted Apps by default now
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 3, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Microsoft has started to turn on the Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) protection of Windows Defender in the company's Windows 10 operating system. Potentially unwanted apps "can cause your device to run slowly, Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 blocks Potentially Unwanted Apps by default now appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to Run NGINX Inside Docker (for Easy Auto-Scaling)
    by Anthony Heddings on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

    One of the most common workloads of Docker is using it to containerize web servers like NGINX and Apache to run a high-performance content delivery fleet that can be easily auto-scaled and managed. We’ll show you how to set it up with NGINX.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Google Is Turning Chrome for Android Into a 2FA Security Key
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 2, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Google is going to make you use 2FA whether you like it or not. The company is already auto-enabling its custom 2FA system (called 2-Step Verification or 2SV) for compatible Google accounts, and soon, it will use the Android Chrome app to bring more users into the world of 2FA/2SV while increasing the protocol’s security.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: Everything We Know So Far
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 2, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Rumor has it that Samsung will announce two new smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, during its Unpacked event on August 11th. These will be the first smartwatches to run on Google and Samsung’s new Watch OS, and if leaked images and specs are accurate, they may be the most impressive Android smartwatches of all time.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Klipsch's New T5 II True Wireless Earbuds Use Head-Gesture Controls
    by Suzanne Humphries on August 2, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    True wireless earbuds offer the ultimate portability and stay out of your way when you wear them while doing other activities, like running or gaming. Will the head gestures controlling Klipsch’s new T5 II True Wireless ANC earbuds further this convenience, though, or just get in the way?Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Here’s How Much Windows 365 Will Cost Each Month
    by Dave LeClair on August 2, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Microsoft’s Windows 365 cloud PC service ranges in price from $20 per user per month for the cheapest option up to $162 for the most expensive one.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Intel Leaks (and Deletes) Thunderbolt 5 Speeds
    by Dave LeClair on August 2, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    A trip around various Intel research sites didn’t quite go as planned for Gregory Bryant, EVP, and GM of Intel’s Client Computing Group. The executive shared and then quickly deleted a photo that revealed that Thunderbolt 5 could support 80 Gbps connections, which is double the bandwidth offered by Thunderbolt 4.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How To Access Azure Cloud Shell From Visual Studio Code
    by Adam Bertram on August 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    The Azure Cloud Shell is an integrated CLI experience available to Microsoft Azure cloud users. Usually available in either a Linux Bash shell or PowerShell prompt, you can also utilize the Azure Cloud Shell directly in the VS Code integrated development environment.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Automatically Forward Specific Emails in Gmail
    by Sandy Writtenhouse on August 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    If you find yourself forwarding messages to your other email account on a regular basis, why not automate this task? Using the handy filter feature in Gmail, you can automatically forward certain emails when they hit your inbox.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Save $71 on Sony's WH-1000XM4 Headphones During This Sale
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 2, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Searching for the perfect wireless noise-canceling over-ear headphones? Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM4s are currently on sale for $278 at Amazon and Best Buy. That’s $71 off the retail price for Sony’s most impressive headphones—and possibly the best wireless headphones available today.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • HyperX QuadCast S Review: More Than Just a Pretty Face
    by Eric Schoon on August 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    The HyperX QuadCast S is a gaming microphone with RGB lighting, something that may sound ridiculous on the surface. But the QuadCast S delivers more than meets the eye, and while HyperX may advertise it for gaming, it winds up being a great USB microphone for anyone.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Use Quick Replies with a Ring Doorbell
    by Joe Fedewa on August 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    A great feature of Ring Video Doorbells is the ability to talk to people at your door from anywhere. However, you might not always be able to talk. “Quick Replies” allow you to play pre-made messages through the speaker.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Google Teases First Details of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Including Striking New Look
    by Cory Gunther on August 2, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    In case you missed it, today, Google released its first teasers for the upcoming Pixel 6 and flagship Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Revealing key details about the Pixel 6’s striking new look, AI, and Google’s very first system-on-chip known as “Tensor” that will power these devices.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • IKEA's First Smart Air Purifier Hides Inside an End Table
    by Cory Gunther on August 2, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    This week IKEA debuted its new line of air purifiers that can remove particles like allergens, dust, pollen, mold, and smoke from your home, and one model is built right into an end or side table. Like most things from IKEA, the new Starkvind purifiers are affordable and minimalistic.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Your Ancient Android Phone Is About to Lose Gmail and YouTube Sign-In Access
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 2, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Some people take pride in using a decade-old phone, and honestly, it’s a pretty cool achievement. But it’s probably time for an upgrade. Not only do old phones present security risks, but Google plans to drop sign-in support for all devices running Android version 2.3.7 (or earlier) on September 27th.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Free Up Space on Your Kindle
    by Harry Guinness on August 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Kindles have enough storage space for hundreds or thousands of ebooks, but it’s still possible to occasionally run into space issues—especially if you download a lot of audiobooks from Audible. Here’s how to free up space on your Kindle when you need to.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Curious About the Pixel 6? Here’s What Google Teased
    by Dave LeClair on August 2, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Google has decided to shake up the way it typically announces its devices. Rather than an event filled with pomp and circumstance, the company posted a Twitter thread (and blog post) teasing the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • This Raspberry Pi Powered Clock Shows Weather and Time
    by Suzanne Humphries on August 2, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Ever wanted to see the upcoming hourly forecast without having to open your smartphone or a website? We’ve got good news: this clever Raspberry Pi “WeatherClock” can do just that, displaying what the weather will be for each hour of the day!Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • YouTube Tests "Premium Lite" Subscription for Cheaper Ad-Free Viewing
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 2, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    YouTube’s Premium plan unlocks a ton of cool features, but if you’re just trying to skip ads, the asking price of $12 or €12 a month is hard to justify. That’s why YouTube is currently testing a Premium Lite plan that removes advertisements (without any bells and whistles) for nearly half the price of the standard Premium subscription.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Hey Spotify, Podcasts Are Ruining the Music Experience
    by Joe Fedewa on August 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Most people know Spotify as a music service, but if you’re a first-time user, you may think it’s all about podcasts. Spotify made a huge investment in podcasts and it’s ruining the experience.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Here’s How to Get 1,000 People On a Telegram Call
    by Dave LeClair on August 2, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Have you ever wanted to get up to 1,000 people together for a massive video call? Telegram just added the option to host gigantic video sessions through its Group Video Calls 2.0 update. This means you can have video sessions with you and up to 999 of your closest friends.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Deal Alert: Save $100 on Apple's 512GB M1 Mac Mini
    by Suzanne Humphries on August 2, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Now is the perfect time to snag Apple’s 512GB M1 Mac Mini, if you’re looking to upgrade your desktop setup. Amazon is running a stellar deal on the pint-sized desktop, and it’ll save you a small fortune. It’s now just $799, which is $100 off the original cost and its lowest price yet.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Insert and Format a Table in Microsoft PowerPoint
    by Sandy Writtenhouse on August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Tables are flexible yet clean tools for displaying data. So if you need a bit of structure to show numbers, figures, or text in your Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow, consider using a table.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Want to Remove Ads on YouTube? It May Get Cheaper Soon
    by Dave LeClair on August 2, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    YouTube Premium comes with plenty of features. Unfortunately, many people just want a legal and ethical way to remove ads while still supporting the creators they love. YouTube is now testing a “Premium Light” subscription for just that.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 13 Ways to Open Windows 10’s Settings App
    by Marshall Gunnell on August 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    The Settings app is a hub for almost all of Windows 10’s settings, and you’ll probably find yourself accessing it pretty frequently. Luckily, there’s more than one way to open the Settings app—from several different locations.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Show Hidden Files on Windows 11
    by Benj Edwards on August 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Windows 11 handles hidden files and folders almost identically to versions of Windows that came before it: with special file flags. Showing these hidden files in File Explorer is easy. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • 7 Mac Backup Solutions That Aren’t Time Machine
    by Tim Brookes on August 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Every Mac comes with Time Machine, a backup solution that makes it easy to create a snapshot of your computer on an external drive. However, we recommend you seriously consider an additional backup or two.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of Aug. 2, 2021
    by Shea Simmons on August 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    While the usual, sizable Netflix beginning-of-the-month drop happened last week, the streaming service is still bringing through a diverse array of content for the first week of August. And there’s plenty of original content too!Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • Is Rocky Linux the new CentOS?
    by Dave McKay on August 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the globally recognized leader in enterprise-class Linux. CentOS was the free equivalent, built from Red Hat source code and just as stable. But Red Hat has changed CentOS forever.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Remembering Radio Shack’s Windows Competitor: Tandy DeskMate
    by Benj Edwards on August 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

    In the 1980s, Radio Shack parent Tandy Corp. released a graphical user interface called DeskMate that shipped with its TRS-80 and Tandy personal computers. It made its PCs easier to use and competed with Windows. Let’s take a look back.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How To Backup an S3 Bucket (And Why You'd Even Want To)
    by Anthony Heddings on August 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

    At first, this can seem a bit paradoxical; after all, S3 is usually used as a backup for other services. But, it doesn’t protect from accidental deletions or overwrites, and for mission critical data, you can pay extra to have the bucket replicated across regions.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • Scientists Successfully Shrunk a Deadly Tumor with a Magnetic Helmet
    by Josh Hendrickson on August 1, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Usually, magnetic “health devices” are total garbage that you shouldn’t waste money on. But scientists turned that general rule of thumb on its head with a magnetic helmet that significantly shrunk a deadly brain tumor without any invasive surgery. All from the comfort of the patient’s home.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How To Multithread Safely and Efficiently in .NET
    by Anthony Heddings on August 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Multithreading can be used to drastically speed up the performance of your application, but no speedup is free—managing parallel threads requires careful programming, and without the proper precautions, you can run into race conditions, deadlocks, and even crashes.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

  • How to Connect an Xbox Wireless Controller with an Android Phone
    by Pranay Parab on August 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    The Xbox Wireless Controller—also known as the Xbox Series X|S controller—is a good gaming accessory that isn’t just for Xbox. Today, we’ll show you how to use the Xbox Wireless Controller with your Android phone.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • This Spacecraft Accidentally Flew Through a Comet's Tail and Took a Crazy Photo
    by Suzanne Humphries on August 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Sometimes, when you’re in the wrong place at just the right time, something magical can happen. At least that’s what happened when the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter accidentally passed through a comet’s tail and snapped the jaw-dropping photo up above.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • How to Delete (or Deactivate) Your Clubhouse Account
    by Marshall Gunnell on August 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    When you joined Clubhouse, you likely had to secure an invite for the audio-only social media app. But to delete your account, you’re going to have to jump through some hoops, as Clubhouse doesn’t make it easy. Here’s what you need to do.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • NASA Finds First Evidence of Water Vapor on One of Jupiter's Moons
    by Andrew Heinzman on August 1, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Using old and new data from the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers at NASA have found the first evidence of water vapor on Jupiter’s largest moon, called Ganymede. This water vapor likely forms through a process called sublimation—where ice turns directly into gas without entering a liquid form first.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Android Has a Big Messaging Problem, and It Broke My Texts for a Week [Updated]
    by Cameron Summerson on August 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    When Google starting rolling out RCS messaging (Google Chat) in Android Messages, I couldn’t wait to try it. And it’s been fantastic—iMessage-like functionality with other Android users is awesome. That is, until last week when Google Chat refused to connect, and I was stuck in RCS Hell for four days.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • What Is DNS, and Should I Use Another DNS Server?
    by Chris Hoffman on August 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Did you know you could be connected to facebook.com—and see facebook.com in your browser’s address bar—while not actually being connected to Facebook’s real website? To understand why, you’ll need to know a bit about DNS.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Install Windows Subsystem for Linux with a single command
    by Martin Brinkmann on August 1, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Windows 10 administrators who want to install WSL, the Windows Subsystem for Linux, can do so running a single command on Windows 10 versions 2004 and later. Microsoft introduced the enhancement in Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Install Windows Subsystem for Linux with a single command appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Scientists Spot Moon-Forming Regions in Another Solar System for the First Time
    by Josh Hendrickson on July 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    In all the time scientists have been looking at planets in other solar systems, they’ve never found a moon. Now, for the first time, they’ve found the next best thing—a cloud of dust near a planet that might one day form a moon. Or three, as it turns out.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • This Tiny LEGO Bicycle Is Fully Functioning and Ready to Go on a Ride
    by Suzanne Humphries on July 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    It seems like LEGO bricks can be used to build just about everything these days including, now, a fully functioning bicycle. Of course, this genius idea came about as a LEGO Ideas submission (from LEGO builder SleepyCow) and now we are drooling over the tiny red bike’s intricately detailed design!Read This Article on Review Geek ›