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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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How to Restore Google Pixel’s Disappearing App Icons

A weird issue has been plaguing some Pixel owners, and Google has yet to drop a fix for the peculiar problem. Apparently, some people running the December 2019 security update—if you even have the ability to download it, which you might not—are noticing that various app icons on their Pixel devices are disappearing. Read more… […]

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How to Restore Google Pixel’s Disappearing App Icons

A weird issue has been plaguing some Pixel owners, and Google has yet to drop a fix for the peculiar problem. Apparently, some people running the December 2019 security update—if you even have the ability to download it, which you might not—are noticing that various app icons on their Pixel devices are disappearing. Read more… […]

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Delete the Scammy ‘ToTok’ App, and Use It As a Lesson in Avoiding Spyware

First off, it’s “ToTok,” not “TikTok.” One is a messaging app that turned out to be spyware for the United Arab Emirates; the other is that quirky video app that people use to lipsync with their cats to make funny memes. Keep doing that, but definitely remove ToTok from your device if you’re one of […]

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How To Restore Any Google Photo ‘Creations’ You Accidentally Delete

Google Photos has a few AI-driven features that enhance your photos and build “automated creations” on your behalf—such as slideshow videos, collages, and animations of your shots. For example, the Google Photos AI might create a slideshow based on your hiking adventure last weekend, giving you a neat way to view your…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Update Your Android’s ‘Carrier Services’ App to See if You Have RCS Messaging

RCS messaging, the next iteration of text messaging that Google has embraced for its Android operating system, has been rolling out to Android smartphones since November. That doesn’t mean that your phone, on your carrier, can use this super-improved version of SMS, but a new update to your Carrier Services…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Update Your Android’s ‘Carrier Services’ App to See if You Have RCS Messaging

RCS messaging, the next iteration of text messaging that Google has embraced for its Android operating system, has been rolling out to Android smartphones since November. That doesn’t mean that your phone, on your carrier, can use this super-improved version of SMS, but a new update to your Carrier Services…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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You Can Finally Move Events Between Google Calendars on Android

As much as I’d love to have a single Google Calendar that tracks all my stuff, I don’t. Neither do you, I bet; from work, to rehearsals, to shared roommate house calendars, to calendars for that nonprofit you volunteer at, we all have to manage many events within our complicated lives. And Google’s making that …Read […]

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TikTok settles out of another lawsuit regarding privacy of minors

TikTok’s popularity continues to soar, with recent numbers indicating over 110 million app downloads in the US alone. But legal troubles for the video sharing social network continue to mount. This week TikTok’s parent company ByteDance agreed to a settlement of 1.1 million dollars after it was alleged to have mishandled the personal data of […]

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TikTok settles out of another lawsuit regarding privacy of minors

TikTok’s popularity continues to soar, with recent numbers indicating over 110 million app downloads in the US alone. But legal troubles for the video sharing social network continue to mount. This week TikTok’s parent company ByteDance agreed to a settlement of 1.1 million dollars after it was alleged to have mishandled the personal data of […]

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