How-To Geek https://www.howtogeek.com We Explain Technology Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:23:40 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Android is Finally Getting Google Photos' Advanced Video Tools from iOS https://www.reviewgeek.com/70822/android-is-finally-getting-google-photos-advanced-video-tools-from-ios/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 13:27:33 +0000 Josh Hendrickson https://www.reviewgeek.com/70822/android-is-finally-getting-google-photos-advanced-video-tools-from-ios/
Last August, Google announced a host of new video editing tools for its Photos app on iOS. Yeah, that’s right, iPhone users had better Google Photo features than Android users. Rejoice! Over the coming weeks, Android users will pick up those advanced video features in an update rolling out now.

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Nest Hubs to Get Family Sticky Notes and Sunrise Alarms in Latest Update https://www.reviewgeek.com/70824/nest-hubs-to-get-family-sticky-notes-and-sunrise-alarms-in-latest-update/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:58:14 +0000 Suzanne Humphries https://www.reviewgeek.com/70824/nest-hubs-to-get-family-sticky-notes-and-sunrise-alarms-in-latest-update/
Nest Hubs and other third-party smart displays with Google Assistant will soon receive an exciting update with tons of new features, some of which have been teased for months now. Changes will let you leave sticky notes for your family, an updated alarm UI, and even use Google’s weather frog as a background.

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You're Not Imagining It---Allergy Season Has Gotten Longer https://www.lifesavvy.com/56536/youre-not-imagining-it-allergy-season-has-gotten-longer/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:34:07 +0000 Shea Simmons https://www.lifesavvy.com/56536/youre-not-imagining-it-allergy-season-has-gotten-longer/
If you deal with seasonal allergies, it might feel like they come sooner every year. Well, turns out, it’s not just you! According to recent research, allergy season has, indeed, gotten longer.

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United's Short-Range Electric Planes Will Take Off (Vertically) in 2024 https://www.reviewgeek.com/70809/uniteds-short-range-electric-planes-will-take-off-vertically-in-2024/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:25:42 +0000 Michael Crider https://www.reviewgeek.com/70809/uniteds-short-range-electric-planes-will-take-off-vertically-in-2024/
Short-range airline flights are horrible in terms of both cost and environmental impact. United Airlines is looking for an alternative: small, low-passenger flights enabled by next-gen electric planes that can take off and land like helicopters. A huge order for new aircraft from a startup company will test out the idea.

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Controller Hog: Pigs Can Play Video Games, Says Peer-Reviewed Study https://www.reviewgeek.com/70781/controller-hog-pigs-can-play-video-games-says-peer-review-study/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:57:35 +0000 Andrew Heinzman https://www.reviewgeek.com/70781/controller-hog-pigs-can-play-video-games-says-peer-review-study/
Pigs won’t be flying anytime soon, but they could soar through the virtual skies of Flight Simulator. A peer-reviewed study published in the Frontiers of Psychology is the first to confirm that pigs can play, comprehend, and enjoy video games—even without a food reward.

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Quick! Grab the iPad Air for up to $60 off at Amazon While It Lasts https://www.reviewgeek.com/70807/quick-grab-the-ipad-air-for-up-to-60-off-at-amazon-while-it-lasts/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:38:57 +0000 Josh Hendrickson https://www.reviewgeek.com/70807/quick-grab-the-ipad-air-for-up-to-60-off-at-amazon-while-it-lasts/
The latest generation iPad Air snags most of the iPad Pro features at a more affordable price. And unlike the cheapest iPad, the iPad Air snuck Touch ID into its power button. But at a starting price of $600, it’s still not “cheap.” So when there’s a sale, you should pounce. And if you can settle for a 64 GB model, you can get an iPad Air for its lowest price yet.

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How to Check if Your Android Device Is Certified https://www.howtogeek.com/710940/how-to-check-if-your-android-device-is-certified/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:23:40 +0000 Joe Fedewa https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=710940
Android devices vary wildly in features, and the operating system itself can look drastically different depending on the manufacturer. Despite all that variance, there is some important consistency for security’s sake. We’ll show you how to check whether your Android device is certified.

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7 Accessories to Cozy Up Your Kitchen https://www.lifesavvy.com/55315/7-picks-to-help-cozy-up-your-kitchen/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:24:21 +0000 Emilee Unterkoefler https://www.lifesavvy.com/55315/7-picks-to-help-cozy-up-your-kitchen/
The kitchen wears many hats. It’s a space for friends and family to gather and break bread, as well as the spot for homework, sorting mail, and eating snacks. With a few accessories, though, you can easily add more comfort and coziness to the heart of your home.

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How to Change Your Status in Microsoft Teams https://www.howtogeek.com/708743/how-to-change-your-status-in-microsoft-teams/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:24:12 +0000 Rob Woodgate https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=708743
When you’re working remotely, you need to let people know if you’re available or not. Microsoft Teams has a visible status you can change depending on your availability so your colleagues know whether they can bother you or not.

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How to Use Telegram Without Sharing Your Contacts https://www.howtogeek.com/711226/how-to-use-telegram-without-sharing-your-contacts/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:30:21 +0000 Khamosh Pathak https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=711226
While Telegram has a phone number-based authentication system, you can easily use the app without sharing any of your contacts. Telegram will still let you add users, and others can find you using your username.

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How to Install the Connect App on Windows 10 (for Wireless Projection) https://www.howtogeek.com/707342/how-to-install-the-connect-app-on-windows-10-for-wireless-projection/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:00:33 +0000 Benj Edwards https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=707342
If you use Miracast to project another device’s screen to your Windows PC, you might be surprised to learn that starting with the May 2020 update, the Connect app is no longer included with Windows 10 by default. Luckily, you can still download it from Microsoft. Here’s how.

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Games to Play While You Wait for the Delayed 'Prince of Persia' Remake https://www.reviewgeek.com/70482/games-to-play-while-you-wait-for-the-delayed-prince-of-persia-remake/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:00:29 +0000 Eric Schoon https://www.reviewgeek.com/70482/games-to-play-while-you-wait-for-the-delayed-prince-of-persia-remake/
If you were a fan of the classic PlayStation 2 title Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, then you were no doubt excited for the 2021 remake that was supposed to be coming out this year—but unfortunately, that remake was delayed indefinitely. But no need to fret, as there are plenty of games out there that can help fill the void.

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How to Monitor Your DigitalOcean Droplets https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9550/how-to-monitor-your-digitalocean-droplets/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:00:00 +0000 James Walker https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9550/how-to-monitor-your-digitalocean-droplets/
Monitoring your cloud resources lets you stay ahead of demanding workloads. DigitalOcean’s droplets benefit from versatile built-in reporting options that give you visibility into your usage.

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How to Stream ‘Friends’ Without Cable https://www.howtogeek.com/711531/how-to-stream-friends/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:30:07 +0000 Josh Bell https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=711531
It’s been nearly 17 years since Friends ended, but Chandler, Joey, Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe will still be there for you. Here’s how you can stream every episode of iconic NBC sitcom Friends.

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Google Podcasts is Pretty Good Now, Y'all https://www.reviewgeek.com/70280/google-podcasts-is-pretty-good-now-yall/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:13 +0000 Michael Crider https://www.reviewgeek.com/70280/google-podcasts-is-pretty-good-now-yall/
I’ve never really had a go-to dedicated podcast manager, though I’ve tried several. As a fan of Google Play Music (rest in peace), I tried out Google Podcasts when it launched. But its reliance on a limited pool of popular ongoing podcasts turned me off, as there are a few sponsored programs that I listen to that weren’t in the database.

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How to Use the restic Backup Program on Linux https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9418/how-to-use-the-restic-backup-program-on-linux/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:02 +0000 Dave McKay https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9418/how-to-use-the-restic-backup-program-on-linux/
Safeguard your precious files and irreplaceable photos with the restic backup program. It’s fast, encrypted, and you can use it straight from the Linux command line. Here’s how to set it up.

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How to Use the restic Backup Program on Linux https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9418/how-to-use-the-restic-backup-program-on-linux/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:02 +0000 Dave McKay https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9418/how-to-use-the-restic-backup-program-on-linux/
Safeguard your precious files and irreplaceable photos with the restic backup program. It’s fast, encrypted, and you can use it straight from the Linux command line. Here’s how to set it up.

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The Easiest Way to Move the Text Cursor on iPad and iPhone https://www.howtogeek.com/708842/the-easiest-way-to-move-the-text-cursor-on-ipad-and-iphone/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 Benj Edwards https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=708842
Positioning the text cursor on an iPhone or iPad can sometimes feel frustrating and imprecise. You tap the screen, and sometimes it doesn’t go where you want. Luckily, there’s a faster, more precise way called “virtual trackpad mode” built into your device’s keyboard. Here’s how to use it.

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13 Ways to Open the Control Panel on Windows 10 https://www.howtogeek.com/709843/13-ways-to-open-the-control-panel-on-windows-10/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 06:40:00 +0000 Marshall Gunnell https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=709843
While there’s talk of Microsoft axing the Control Panel, it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Some important settings are only found in the classic Control Panel on Windows 10—they aren’t in the Settings app. Here are 13 ways you can open the Control Panel.

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Ring Doorbell Pro and Alexa Can Now Greet Your Visitors With Custom Messages https://www.reviewgeek.com/70736/ring-doorbell-pro-and-alexa-can-now-greet-your-visitors-with-custom-messages/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:21:39 +0000 Josh Hendrickson https://www.reviewgeek.com/70736/ring-doorbell-pro-and-alexa-can-now-greet-your-visitors-with-custom-messages/
Video doorbells are one of the best smart home devices you can own, and Ring doorbells are worthy of your consideration again. And to help prove that, Ring is releasing a few handy new features, including the ability to greet your visitors for you. It can even tell a delivery person where to leave a package, all without any interaction from you.

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You Can Send Music to Your Friends' Echos 👀 https://www.reviewgeek.com/70686/you-can-send-music-to-your-friends-echos-%f0%9f%91%80/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:58:32 +0000 Josh Hendrickson https://www.reviewgeek.com/70686/you-can-send-music-to-your-friends-echos-%f0%9f%91%80/
If you’re the kind of person who needs to share the latest and greatest song with all your friends (whether they like or not), Alexa is about to make that easier. In an update rolling out now, you’ll be able to ask Alexa to share a song with your friends’ Echo devices, and they’ll get to listen regardless of what music services they use. If they want to hear the song, that is.

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Amazon Prime Includes a Bunch of Free, Live TV Channels You May Not Know About https://www.reviewgeek.com/69560/amazon-prime-includes-a-bunch-of-free-live-tv-channels-you-may-not-know-about/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:28:11 +0000 Michael Crider https://www.reviewgeek.com/69560/amazon-prime-includes-a-bunch-of-free-live-tv-channels-you-may-not-know-about/
If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you know that it includes tons and tons of streaming TV and movies, some of which is original and exclusive. You might know that you can subscribe to additional streaming catalogs, like HBO and Showtime. But did you know that Prime also has a bunch of live TV channels, available at no extra charge?

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Celebrate National Cheddar Day with Some Cheesy Kitchen Gear https://www.lifesavvy.com/54252/celebrate-national-cheddar-day-with-some-cheesy-kitchen-gear/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:13:12 +0000 Yvonne Glasgow https://www.lifesavvy.com/54252/celebrate-national-cheddar-day-with-some-cheesy-kitchen-gear/
Cheese is a delicious treat alone, with crackers and wine, or topping pizzas and cheeseburgers. What better way to embrace your love of cheese than these handy accessories?

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OSU's Swift Coding Courses Are Now Available Without College Enrollment https://www.reviewgeek.com/70681/osus-swift-coding-courses-are-now-available-without-college-enrollment/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:04:50 +0000 Suzanne Humphries https://www.reviewgeek.com/70681/osus-swift-coding-courses-are-now-available-without-college-enrollment/
Ohio State University has now made its popular Swift Coding and App Development certificate program open to anyone, no matter whether they’re enrolled at the university. Swift is Apple’s proprietary coding language, and is the one language you’ll need to master in order to build apps for their app store.

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Ikea's Line of "Gamer Gear" is Clean and Minimal, No RGB In Sight https://www.reviewgeek.com/70650/ikeas-line-of-gamer-gear-is-clean-and-minimal-no-rgb-in-sight/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 12:09:56 +0000 Andrew Heinzman https://www.reviewgeek.com/70650/ikeas-line-of-gamer-gear-is-clean-and-minimal-no-rgb-in-sight/
You can’t be a hardcore gamer without looking a little dorky. That’s because the best gaming accessories give off a TRON or Speed Racer vibe, with cartoonish designs, RGB lighting, and plenty of logos. Now, Ikea is teaming up with ASUS ROG to launch a line of minimalist, slightly-less-dorky gamer gear at a price anyone can afford.

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Update Your Windows 10 Device Now to Patch a Critical Vulnerability https://www.reviewgeek.com/70657/update-your-windows-10-device-now-to-patch-a-critical-vulnerability/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:53:29 +0000 Josh Hendrickson https://www.reviewgeek.com/70657/update-your-windows-10-device-now-to-patch-a-critical-vulnerability/
Windows updates are important but annoying, so it’s often tempting to put them off. But the latest update is not one you want to postpone. Microsoft released a patch that fixes an error that can crash your system by connecting to a malformed file path. In theory, a hacker could have used the glitch to crash your PC just by opening a folder.

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Satechi's Reversible USB-C Puck Charges Your Apple Watch or AirPods https://www.reviewgeek.com/70651/satechis-reversible-usb-c-puck-charges-your-apple-watch-or-airpods/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:34:36 +0000 Michael Crider https://www.reviewgeek.com/70651/satechis-reversible-usb-c-puck-charges-your-apple-watch-or-airpods/
Apple’s whole deal is going all-in on the platform: get the computer, the phone, the tablet, the watch, and the headphones, and your (digital) life will be complete. Satechi, a popular choice for accessories that complement Apple’s aesthetics, is taking a similar approach. Its latest charger can flip around on a USB-C port to charge an Apple Watch or AirPods.

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How to Pause Family Bell Announcements From Google Assistant https://www.howtogeek.com/710001/how-to-pause-family-bell-announcements-from-google-assistant/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 11:23:56 +0000 Joe Fedewa https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=710001
Google Assistant speakers and displays can play scheduled announcements with a feature called “Family Bell.” But what happens if your routine is going to be different for a while? There’s an easy way to pause these announcements.

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How to Remove the Background From a Picture in Excel https://www.howtogeek.com/707651/how-to-remove-the-background-from-a-picture-in-excel/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 10:24:56 +0000 Marshall Gunnell https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=707651
Removing a distracting background from an image allows your audience to focus on the subject matter. Though it’s not known for its image editing suite, you can do this using Microsoft Excel. Here’s how it’s done.

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How to Delete Your WhatsApp Account https://www.howtogeek.com/710614/how-to-delete-your-whatsapp-account/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:30:09 +0000 Khamosh Pathak https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=710614
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services on the planet. But it’s not without its problems. If you want to leave because of WhatsApp fatigue or privacy issues, here’s how to delete your WhatsApp account.

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How to Log in With a Password on Windows 10 (After Setting up a PIN) https://www.howtogeek.com/709055/how-to-log-in-with-a-password-on-windows-10-after-setting-up-a-pin/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:00:39 +0000 Benj Edwards https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=709055
By default, whenever you set up a “Windows Hello” login method such as a fingerprint reader, facial recognition scan, or PIN, Windows 10 will disable the password login method. If you’d like to log in to your Windows account with a password again, here’s how to get that option back.

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8 Products to Turn Your Shower into a Spa Experience https://www.lifesavvy.com/53146/8-upgrades-that-will-improve-your-shower-experience/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:00:34 +0000 Anne Taylor https://www.lifesavvy.com/53146/8-upgrades-that-will-improve-your-shower-experience/
You shower practically every day, so why not make your experience as enjoyable as possible? From switching out your bath mat to hanging eucalyptus from your showerhead, these upgrades will make your bathroom feel like a spa.

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The 7 Best Smart Scales for Simple Weight Tracking (and More) https://www.reviewgeek.com/23595/the-6-best-smart-scales-for-weight-tracking-and-more/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Schoon https://www.reviewgeek.com/23595/the-6-best-smart-scales-for-weight-tracking-and-more/
Weight loss can be difficult enough, but keeping track of your progress adds another level of complexity. So why trouble yourself with that when any of these excellent smart scales could take care of it for you? The Best Smart Scales

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Shelly's Motion Sensor Turns On Your Lights Faster Than You Can Say Alexa https://www.reviewgeek.com/70600/shellys-motion-sensor-turns-on-your-lights-faster-than-you-can-say-alexa/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:59:29 +0000 Josh Hendrickson https://www.reviewgeek.com/70600/shellys-motion-sensor-turns-on-your-lights-faster-than-you-can-say-alexa/
If you own a smart home, chances are you have some amount of voice control already set up. But why should you tell your home what to do? Why not empower it to anticipate you instead? The $39.90 Shelly Motion sensor promises to do that. It’ll turn on your lights when you enter a room so fast you don’t get a chance to use a voice command.

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The 10 Best Rom-Coms to Stream This Valentine’s Day https://www.howtogeek.com/712812/the-10-best-rom-coms-to-stream-this-valentines-day/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:30:41 +0000 Josh Bell https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=712812
Are you looking to cuddle up on the couch with your significant other for Valentine’s Day and have a few laughs? Here are 10 great romantic comedies you can enjoy together, whether you subscribe to Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, or Disney+.

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How to Delete a Reddit Account https://www.howtogeek.com/712978/how-to-delete-a-reddit-account/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:00:22 +0000 Chris Hoffman https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=712978
If you’re no longer interested in using Reddit, you can delete your account. However, you’ll need to jump through some extra hoops if you want to delete your Reddit posts and comments, too. Here’s how to do it.

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Which Budget Phone Has the Best Camera? https://www.reviewgeek.com/69770/which-budget-phone-has-the-best-camera/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 Cory Gunther https://www.reviewgeek.com/69770/which-budget-phone-has-the-best-camera/
If you’re looking for a phone with a great camera, you’ll quickly realize most of today’s options are pushing four figures. That’s way too expensive. But surprisingly, the best budget phone typically delivers a pretty similar experience.

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How to Switch to DuckDuckGo, a Private Search Engine https://www.howtogeek.com/709072/how-to-switch-to-duckduckgo-a-private-search-engine/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 06:40:00 +0000 Tim Brookes https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=709072
DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused search engine that’s been online since 2008. Find websites, maps, videos, news, and more—without tracking your searches and serving you targetted ads. Here’s how to make the switch from Google, Bing, or any other search engine.

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How to Disable Reddit’s “Open in App” Pop-Up https://www.howtogeek.com/713115/how-to-disable-reddits-open-in-app-pop-up/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 14:17:36 +0000 Joe Fedewa https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=713115
Reddit has a perfectly fine mobile website, but the social network seems to really want people to use the mobile app for Android or iPhone instead. The constant pop-up messages asking you to open posts in the app instead of the site can get annoying. Thankfully, you can turn them off.

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JLab's New Affordable USB-C Talk Series Microphones Start at $50 https://www.reviewgeek.com/70542/jlabs-new-affordable-usb-c-talk-series-microphones-start-at-50/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 13:29:19 +0000 Josh Hendrickson https://www.reviewgeek.com/70542/jlabs-new-affordable-usb-c-talk-series-microphones-start-at-50/
If you’re in the market for a new USB microphone, you’ve probably seen options starting at $100 and going up from there. When you can find more affordable options, they often give up the best features you might want. JLab thinks it’s threaded the needed with a new set of microphones that are affordable yet still powerful.

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SLING TV Unlocks 100 Primetime Channels for Free Until Valentine's Day https://www.reviewgeek.com/70533/sling-tv-unlocks-100-primetime-channels-for-free-until-valentines-day/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:52:24 +0000 Suzanne Humphries https://www.reviewgeek.com/70533/sling-tv-unlocks-100-primetime-channels-for-free-until-valentines-day/
SLING TV is celebrating its sixth anniversary, as well as National Cut the Cord Day, by offering up six nights of primetime TV to everyone for free—no credit card required. The SLING Fling special offer allows you to enjoy over 100 live and on-demand channels including the full suite of SHOWTIME each day from 5 p.m. ET to midnight.

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Amazon Has a Bunch of Deals on Fire and Echo Devices for Valentine's Day https://www.reviewgeek.com/70517/amazon-has-a-bunch-of-deals-on-fire-and-echo-devices-for-valentines-day/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:16:41 +0000 Suzanne Humphries https://www.reviewgeek.com/70517/amazon-has-a-bunch-of-deals-on-fire-and-echo-devices-for-valentines-day/
Talk about a good deal! Amazon is running a sale on a bunch of its Fire, Echo, and Alexa devices, from tablets and TVs to Echo Frames and Wi-Fi system hardware. Naturally, this is a great time to pick up a few new gadgets, especially since the deal will allow you to save a few bucks along the way.

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Zoom's New Face Filters Will Lighten Up Your Next Video Call https://www.reviewgeek.com/70485/zooms-new-face-filters-will-lighten-up-your-next-video-call/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:15:58 +0000 Josh Hendrickson https://www.reviewgeek.com/70485/zooms-new-face-filters-will-lighten-up-your-next-video-call/
Zoom wasn’t a household name just one year ago, but thanks to the global pandemic, that changed. And with people using it as a social gathering alternative, the company is stepping away from its business roots. That includes new AR filters to color your lips, eyebrows, and facial hair.

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'Forza Horizon 4' is Coming to Steam, No Longer a Microsoft Store Exclusive https://www.reviewgeek.com/70488/forza-horizon-4-is-coming-to-steam-no-longer-a-microsoft-store-exclusive/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:11:22 +0000 Michael Crider https://www.reviewgeek.com/70488/forza-horizon-4-is-coming-to-steam-no-longer-a-microsoft-store-exclusive/
Remember the 90s and early 2000s, when Microsoft was the butt of every monopoly joke, for some pretty damning reasons? Yeah, not so much anymore. After failing to dominate in gaming and mobile, Microsoft has been humbled a bit, and is willing to let others play with its multi-million dollar toys. Its flagship racing franchise, Forza, is the latest example.

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How to Use 3D Facial Effects on Zoom https://www.howtogeek.com/713042/how-to-use-3d-facial-effects-on-zoom/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:45:54 +0000 Joe Fedewa https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=713042
Video meetings can feel dull and repetitive, especially if you’re doing them every day. Zoom has plenty of tools like virtual backgrounds to help liven things up a bit. If that’s not enough, you can change up your appearance with some fun, AR facial effects.

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Google Play Store vs. Google Store: What’s the Difference? https://www.howtogeek.com/708991/google-play-store-vs.-google-store-whats-the-difference/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:23:20 +0000 Joe Fedewa https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=708991
In the Google world, there are two store names you’ve probably seen. While the Google Play Store and the Google Store may sound similar, they are very different. Each one serves an important purpose in the Google ecosystem.

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'Cyberpunk 2077' Game Developer Hacked and Blackmailed, Irony Lost on No One https://www.reviewgeek.com/70483/cyberpunk-2077-game-developer-hacked-and-blackmailed-irony-lost-on-no-one/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:12:04 +0000 Michael Crider https://www.reviewgeek.com/70483/cyberpunk-2077-game-developer-hacked-and-blackmailed-irony-lost-on-no-one/
Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated game launches of the last few years, and also one of the most tumultuous. In addition to huge technical problems and consumer blowback, the game’s developer CDProjekt Red has announced that it’s been the victim of a ransomware attack. The hackers are threatening to release the source code for Cyberpunk and other games.

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Update Your New Chromecast to Fix Its Stupid Reboot Bug https://www.reviewgeek.com/70481/update-your-new-chromecast-to-fix-its-stupid-reboot-bug/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:08:18 +0000 Andrew Heinzman https://www.reviewgeek.com/70481/update-your-new-chromecast-to-fix-its-stupid-reboot-bug/
While the Chromecast with Google TV is famous for its simple, intuitive interface, a confusing boot error that asks you to manually reset the device is pushing some users to their wit’s end. Thankfully, a new Google TV firmware update promises to solve the boot error. Google says that the update should hit your device before the end of the week.

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How to Resize Columns and Rows in Google Sheets https://www.howtogeek.com/708758/how-to-resize-column-and-rows-in-google-sheets/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:24:52 +0000 Ben Stockton https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=708758
When you open a new Google Sheets spreadsheet, the columns, rows, and individual cells you see will all be a certain size. If you want to see more data in each cell, you’ll need to resize them. Here’s how.

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Try These Dog Food Toppers to Pamper Your Favorite Pup https://www.lifesavvy.com/53120/try-these-dog-food-toppers-to-pamper-your-favorite-pup/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:24:43 +0000 Anne Taylor https://www.lifesavvy.com/53120/try-these-dog-food-toppers-to-pamper-your-favorite-pup/
You adore your dog and want to ensure they eat as healthy as possible, of course. Whether they’re a picky eater or you want to add more nutrients into their diet, these food toppers add extra flavor and nutrition to their kibble to help with that goal.

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How to Mute Chats, Groups, and Channels in Telegram https://www.howtogeek.com/711527/how-to-mute-chats-groups-and-channels-in-telegram/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 09:30:00 +0000 Khamosh Pathak https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=711527
Sometimes Telegram can get a bit much. You can get bombarded with messages from a group or channel at just the wrong time. But there’s a way out of this. Here’s how to mute chats, groups, and channels in Telegram.

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How to Remove Audio from a Live Photo on iPhone https://www.howtogeek.com/705235/how-to-remove-audio-from-a-live-photo-on-iphone/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 09:00:18 +0000 Benj Edwards https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=705235
Every time you take a Live Photo on your iPhone, your device records a short audio clip as well. For most people this is no problem, but sometimes you might not want others to hear the audio. Luckily, it’s easy to disable the sound on a Live Photo before sharing. Here’s how.

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Ways to Format Console Output in JavaScript https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9501/ways-to-format-console-output-in-javascript/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 09:00:17 +0000 James Walker https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9501/ways-to-format-console-output-in-javascript/
JavaScript developers are familiar with the humble console.log() function. Although console logging may appear straightforward, there’s much more available within the console object. Let’s look at how you can enhance your log messages with advanced formatting.

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It's Safer Internet Day---Here Are 4 Services to Keep You Safer Online https://www.reviewgeek.com/70319/its-safer-internet-day-here-are-4-services-to-keep-you-safer-online/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:40 +0000 Andrew Heinzman https://www.reviewgeek.com/70319/its-safer-internet-day-here-are-4-services-to-keep-you-safer-online/
Are you a safe and secure internet user, or do you use the same password for every website? On this very special Safer Internet Day, we encourage you to start taking web security seriously with the help of four easy-to-use applications. These apps will help you manage your passwords, avoid snoops, shut down trackers, and secure your social media privacy settings. Let’s jump right into it.

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How to Use case .. esac Statements in Bash https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9466/how-to-use-case-esac-statements-in-bash/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:27 +0000 Roel Van de Paar https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/9466/how-to-use-case-esac-statements-in-bash/
In this tutorial we look at Bash case based conditional statements. We review practical examples, and discuss when a Bash case .. esac statement is best employed over a more traditional if .. then .. fi statement.

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