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March 25 2017

04:30

Are You Wrong? 5 Sites to Find Out

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The human mind is a complex beast. It draws information from various sources. Sometimes, odd things stick with us, and over time, our mind treats them as “facts”. Only one day, we find that it isn’t a fact at all. You’ll be surprised how often you are wrong. It’s not stupidity, gullibility, or any defect in you. Misconceptions happen, it’s a part of being human. Whether it’s the news you read, the “facts” you heard, or the things you believed in. As you grow up, you should want to challenge yourself, and figure out what you are wrong about and...

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March 24 2017

22:30

Google Finally Kills Google Talk After 12 Years

Google is retiring Google Talk, also known as Google Chat, after 12 long years of service. The company is urging Talk users to switch to Hangouts rather than the combination of Duo and Allo. Which suggests that Google still has one (or seven) too many messaging/chat apps on its books. Back in 2005, before WhatsApp, Messenger, and Snapchat were things, Google launched Google Talk. This was an instant messaging service designed to compete with AIM, ICQ, and MSN Messenger. Thanks to being integrated into Gmail, Google Talk became massively popular. But now it’s being killed off once and for all....

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21:00

5 Awesome & Easy “Pimp My Laptop” Ideas

From laptop skins to etchings to USB accessories, there is no limit to the ways you can pimp your laptop to make it look and feel just the way you want it to. From removable to permanent changes, there are all sorts of ways you can change your laptop’s appearance, and geek out to your heart’s content. Adding a personal touch to your laptop can be the best way to add a little bit of edge to your gear, and we’ve rounded up some of the best places to go to do just that. 1. Skins and Decals Easily removable...

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20:00

Find Files Faster and Organize Your Mac With Finder Tags

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Tags are a great way to organize data, so that you can sift through it fast when you need to zero in on a particular element. Color-coded tags are even better, and your Mac’s file manager Finder has them — those colorful little dots in the sidebar. Each default tag gets its label from its color. You don’t have to stick with that label though, as we’ll see later on in this article. Let’s take a look at how to make the most of macOS tags. What Can You Do With Tags? While naming files well and moving them into logical folders...

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19:30

6 Heavily Discounted Gadgets That’ll Make Your Next Trip Better

Are you planning a trip somewhere? Thinking about hitting the road soon? Well, you’re in luck, because you can get six different gadgets that’ll help make your travel experience more enjoyable! Zus Smart Car Charger & Locator This cool device serves two purposes — it’ll charge up your smartphone while you’re in the car and then it’ll help you remember where you parked when you aren’t. If you’re traveling, you’ll often find yourself parking in places that are unfamiliar to you, and this device will make it so you can get back to your car in no time. Aside from...

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19:00

How to Do a Social Media Detox (and Why You Should Right Away)

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From the beginning, technology was meant to serve us. We create things, like social media, to make our lives better so we can have more control over the limited amount of time we have every day. But is social media actually improving our lives? Or have we become slaves to our own creation? Take a moment and ask yourself: when was the last time you went a full day, from wake to sleep, without checking social media? If sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit disappeared tomorrow, would you feel empty and depressed? Has social media become an addiction for you? Social...

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18:00

10 Books All Budding iOS App Developers Need

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Diving into iOS development? These books will help, whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned expert. Trying your hand at developing for iOS can be tough, even if you have a background in programming. Between learning the Swift programming language, grasping the Apple ecosystem, and actually publishing to the App Store, there’s a lot to learn. Thankfully, there are plenty of great books that can help guide you through the process. The titles in this list cover a broad swathe of subject matter, and are appropriate for a wide range of learners. No matter what prior experience you have,...

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17:30

10 Deals You Can Get On Mobile Accessories Today [US/CA]

Your smartphone is great, but you know what’ll make it even better? Accessories, of course! US Deals Poweradd 10,000mAh Power Bank ($16.99, 66% Off) [Upgraded] Poweradd 2nd Gen 3.4A Pilot 2GS 10,000mAh Power Bank Portable Charger External Battery with Fast Charge for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note and More (1M Lightning Cable Included) [Upgraded] Poweradd 2nd Gen 3.4A Pilot 2GS 10,000mAh Power Bank Portable Charger External Battery with Fast Charge for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note and More (1M Lightning Cable Included) Micro USB & Lightning Cable included: Take any one you'd like to with you on your journey, convenient to charge...

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17:00

7 Best Tried-and-Tested DIY Camera Hacks

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The shutterbug in you wants the best equipment and fanciest tools. But here’s a surprise: several professional photographers don’t rely on them. Instead, they have tried-and-tested frugal hacks for their equipment. Don’t waste your money on expensive lens protectors and bags, lighting kits, and stabilizers. Instead, save up for a good lens or essentials like filters. And until you save up, use these smart tricks to make do. 1. Use a Balloon as a Flash Diffuser Once the flash pops, it lights up the whole room. But if you’re taking a portrait, you will likely get harsh lighting on the subject’s face....

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16:00

Secure Your Facebook With These 6 Simple Tricks

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Facebook’s ubiquity makes it dangerous in so many ways. Aside from the threat of picking up malware, the ever-present risk of someone hacking your account — plus privacy issues from Facebook itself — mean you must be vigilant when using the service. Thankfully, it only takes a few moments to make sure you’re not at risk for Facebook issues. Here are six easy ways to avoid becoming a victim on Facebook. 1. Browse With an Alternate Mobile App Facebook’s mobile apps came under fire a few years ago when it started forcing users to use the dedicated Messenger instead of...

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15:30

7 New Android O Features You Can Get Right Now

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Google has released the developer preview of the next version of Android, tentatively titled Android O. As with any major upgrade, some new features stand out. And you don’t have to wait to get your hands on them. Right now, the Android O Developer Preview is available only for select Nexus and Pixel devices, specifically the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, and Pixel XL. But if your device isn’t listed, you can get some of its best features through third-party apps. 1. Snooze and Group Notifications Android O brings two cool interactions to notifications. You can...

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15:15

How To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Windows Dual-Boot PC

You’ve installed Ubuntu on your PC alongside Windows in a dual-boot arrangement. But for some reason, things didn’t go too well. Perhaps you ran into some bugs, or perhaps you just didn’t feel ready to migrate from Windows to Linux. That’s okay. However, you’ve got a bit of a problem. That problem is a Linux partition on your PC’s hard disk drive, taking up space that you need for your Windows files and folders (or perhaps another attempt at dual-booting Linux). In short, you need to uninstall Ubuntu from your PC. How can you do that safely, without losing data...

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15:00

Back Up Your Photographs Automatically With These 8 Tools

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Photos on your PC can contain a treasure trove of memories. One of the best ways to ensure you never lose them is by backing them up. Thankfully, there are tons of useful tools that let you make backups of all the photos on your PC. We’ve listed our top eight. All the services mentioned have corresponding websites and/or apps that let you access your photos as soon as they’re backed up, which usually takes a few seconds. While our list contains many familiar names, there are a few tools that may not be as common, but have features worth exploring. Most...

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14:00

Every Single Way You Can Share Your Screen

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There are many situations where you might want to mirror your smartphone or PC display to the giant TV in your living room. It’s a simple way to share photos, or whatever’s on your screen. It can be a presentation you’re about to give or a spreadsheet you need to talk about. There are multiple ways to do this, both wired and wireless. 1. Wirelessly Mirror Media With Chromecast Chromecast is a little $35 HDMI dongle you can carry around in your pocket. It’s easy to set up and use. Chromecast is the cheapest and the most seamless way to wirelessly mirror...

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13:00

What Is Container Linux and Should You Use It?

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Linux operating systems come in a variety of flavors. Whereas Linux operating systems such as Ubuntu are fairly general, still others target a niche. There’s the security-oriented Kali Linux. Lightweight distributions such as Xubuntu, and even Hannah Montana Linux(!). For desktop use, a vanilla Linux operating system functions well. However for specialized tasks like running a server, it’s best to find a tailored version. Containers are increasingly popular. Container Linux, formerly known as CoreOS, is a Linux operating system designed for simple containerized deployments. It’s one of the newest niche Linux operating systems. Check out this overview and hands-on look...

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12:00

10 Must-Have Chromecast Apps for Listening to Music

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When thinking about the Chromecast, most people will automatically picture themselves streaming video to their television. But Chromecasts are about more than just video content. They can also stream music. The regular Chromecast you have plugged into your TV will work, but Google also sells a dedicated device called Chromecast Audio, which is designed specifically to turn your old “dumb” Hi-Fi into a Sonos-esque wireless speaker. If you want to listen to music through your traditional Chromecast or Chromecast Audio, which apps should you be using? Here are our top 10 picks to help get you started. 1. YouTube Music...

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11:30

Instagram Now Censors Content Likely to Upset You

In an attempt at “fostering a safer, kinder community,” Instagram will now censor sensitive content. This isn’t Instagram changing its definition of banned content, but is instead an attempt at shielding sensitive eyes from seeing sensitive content. Instagram has always had a simple policy when it comes to what is and isn’t allowed on its service. Posts that violate the community guidelines are removed altogether, while everything else is visible to everyone. But Instagram is now adding some middle ground to that binary. Blurring Sensitive Content From View Sensitive content will now be hidden behind a blurred screen warning that,...

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09:30

How to Reduce Twitter Notification Spam With a Small Tweak

Many users have concerns about the darker side of social media. While it’s easy to connect with friends, many times malicious folks have other plans for your social experience. Twitter is a particular concern, as anybody can contact you without being “friends.” Recently, Twitter has rolled out a few new features that make it easier to prevent spam from reaching your notifications. Sign into Twitter and visit the Notifications tab of your settings to tweak them. Under Mute notifications from people: you’ll see four new options. The most useful one here is Who have a default profile photo. Known as...

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08:30

Lost Android PIN or Passcode? How to Get Back Into Your Device

If you’ve forgotten your Android device’s PIN or passcode, there’s no need to panic. As long as you have access to a browser and your Google account, you can recover access to your Android phone or tablet in two simple steps. For recovery, you’re going to use the Android Device Manager, which is part of all Android devices. In addition to resetting your passcode, you can also use it to locate your phone on a map, make it ring, lock it, or erase all the data on the device. How it works: Fire up your browser of choice and go to Android...

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02:01

How to Create Windows-Compatible ISO Disc Images on a Mac

Here’s the dilemma. You’re a Mac user who has to create a clone of a disc to be shared with friends. However, the disk must be compatible with Windows. Perhaps surprisingly, you can create a Windows-compatible ISO disc image through macOS without using any additional software or apps. All you need is your Mac’s Disk Utility and some magic from Terminal. Here are the simple steps. 1. Create an Image with Disk Utility Note: If you already have a .CDR image, you can skip straight to the next step. Connect an external drive (or, if you have an older Mac, insert a...

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