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How to Hide Replies on Twitter

A few years ago, Twitter replaced its chronological listing of replies to a tweet with “conversation ranking,” prioritizing replies from people you follow and the author of the original tweet. In 2018, in a move to curb abuse, the ranking system began incorporating other factors like the number of accounts a user ha…Read more… Continue […]

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How Do I Block Android from Installing System Updates?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it: It’s important to keep your devices updated. Though even I’ll admit there are few exceptions to this rule. If Microsoft just launched a huge Windows update, you might want to give it a few days just in case something goes catastrophically wrong. If you have a super-old… […]

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How to Block Violent Videos on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Because it’s 2019, and livestreaming has had five years or so to really build up into a mainstream activity that people actually do, this means that horrific acts of violence and terror around the world have a greater-than-zero chance of having some video component attached to them. After all, now that plenty of…Read more… Continue […]

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Prevent Procrastination With This Chrome Extension

I’ve found myself in a vicious cycle lately. Whenever I have free time to kill, I’ll typically rotate through the same, stale list of websites, sucking up whatever new content comes along to relieve me of my boredom. I’ll bounce between Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and Gmail (and occasionally Slickdeals) in one…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Prevent Robocalls and Minimize Phone Spam

It’s the Year of the Robocall, it seems. I haven’t noticed this directly, but a number of friends, colleagues, and internet posters seem to be inundated with bullshit phone calls now more than ever before. What great times we live in, where anyone with an auto-dialer can blast out millions of calls to people who […]

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