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Fix Your Crappy Phone Photos With This Powerful App

Your phone’s camera is more powerful than ever, but it is far from foolproof. It’s always discouraging to think you’ve lined up the perfect shot, only to check your camera roll and discover you messed up something—your composition, your white balance, or who knows what—and you have captured a less-than-perfect…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Staring at a Stranger for 60 Seconds Helped Me Feel Better About Quarantine Life

Physical distancing is necessary to keep our communities safe and healthy, yeah, but it sure is making us all a lot lonelier. Yes, we’re flattening the curve—and that’s crucially important—but it’s hard to cut ourselves off from our friends and family for weeks at a time. Zoom calls are simply no replacement for…Read more… Continue […]

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How Do I Access My Work Passwords From My Home Devices?

What a week we’ve had! It feels like it’s still Monday, but maybe that’s just me. We’ve helped figure out cable modems and ISP speeds; how to set up your work laptop with your monitor at home; talked about why your work laptop stinks at wireless networking; and helped troubleshoot the ever-vexing “now my primary…Read […]

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How to Prevent Jerks From Ruining Your Zoom Meetings

I think it’s great that everyone is now turning to virtual chat services to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones—everything from regular catch-ups, to awkward dinner hangouts, to Dungeons & Dragons games. What’s not so fun is when someone jumps into a Zoom call, public or otherwise, and starts…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Prevent Spammy Notifications from iPhone and iPad Apps

Apple recently updated its App Store guidelines to allow apps to blast you with push notifications that contain advertising, marketing, or other promotions. The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given that Apple has been doing this within its own apps for years—everyone remember those annoying enticements you…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Can’t You Deactivate Your Facebook Messenger Account Anymore?

A brand-new version of Facebook Messenger has dropped for iOS, and while I appreciate Facebook’s newfound interest in keeping the app svelte, I think the cuts have gone too deep. You’ll no longer find any apps or games tied into Messenger’s UI, but it’s now harder (or impossible) to do things that most people probably […]

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Google’s New ‘Tangi’ Service Can Help You Learn DIY Skills

Google’s newest service, Tangi, is a short-form video platform that can help you learn and share new creative skills. It’s currently available as a website and an iOS app—no, it’s not ready for Android yet, which is strange given that it’s Google’s service, but there you go. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Install ‘Desktop Goose’ to Have the Horrible Goose Mess With Your PC

I love a good geeky prank, and the new Desktop Goose utility from 18-year-old Sam Chiet is the perfect app to bring around on a flash drive. Your friends will hate you. Your school’s IT department will really hate you. But little is more fun, and silly, than watching the star animal of Untitled Goose […]

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Install ‘Desktop Goose’ to Have the Horrible Goose Mess With Your PC

I love a good geeky prank, and the new Desktop Goose utility from 18-year-old Sam Chiet is the perfect app to bring around on a flash drive. Your friends will hate you. Your school’s IT department will really hate you. But little is more fun, and silly, than watching the star animal of Untitled Goose […]

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Schedule Your PC to Shut Down at a Specific Time With This Windows App

Shutting down or restarting your PC every now and then is a good thing. It can even solve minor performance issues by clearing temporary files and freeing up memory—a classic troubleshooting technique—but many of us neglect this simple act of tech upkeep. It’s a lot easier to put a desktop or laptop to sleep (or…Read […]

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How to Prevent Hacks Like the TikTok Breach

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research recently came out with a pretty damning article about TikTok vulnerabilities that gave hackers a great way to infiltrate users’ accounts. TikTok has since patched the issues, so you’re safe, but the creative way that these attacks were generated offers a great learning…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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