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Install and Update All Your Windows Apps at Once With the Chocolatey GUI 

Windows: The phrase “package manager” sounds a bit ominous, but if you’re smart, you’ve already used one to outfit your Windows PC with all the basics: Ninite. The site couldn’t be any simpler. You pick the programs you want, it creates one installation file for everything, and double-clicking on it installs…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Get Apple’s ‘Quick Look’ Feature in Windows 10

Windows: Even if you’re the world’s biggest Microsoft fan, you have to admit that Apple’s “Quick Look” feature for macOS is pretty convenient. If you’re such a purist that you haven’t even touched a Mac in the last decade or so, here’s a brief introduction: You click on a file. You press the space bar. […]

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How to Transfer Data Between Two Computers Without Losing Anything

If you’ve treated yourself to a shiny new computer then the excitement might be tempered somewhat by the thought of having to shift all your files and programs over to the new machine. With the right tools and know-how though, this doesn’t have to be a chore—here’s how to get it done quickly.Read more… Continue […]

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Get More Control Over Windows’ Volume Settings with EarTrumpet

Windows: To be honest, Windows 10's volume controls aren’t that special. You can set the volume for the default speakers you’re listening to, you can change your default speakers (from your monitor’s crappy built-in speakers to your awesome headphones, for example), and… that’s it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Control Windows’ Volume Settings Better With EarTrumpet

Windows: To be honest, Windows 10's volume controls aren’t that special. You can set the volume for the default speakers you’re listening to; you can change your default speakers (from your monitor’s crappy built-in speakers to your awesome headphones, for example); and … that’s it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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New Shark Hunt Finally Gets Sea Of Thieves Players To Cooperate

Sea of Thieves only has a few things for players to do, and that lack of variety has been the Xbox One and PC game’s biggest weakness. A new event, The Hungering Deep, tries to break up the grinding with a quest that brings players together to hunt a massive shark. The quest itself is […]

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Try Mailspring If You’re Tired of Terrible Desktop Email Apps

Unless you’re the world’s biggest fan of Microsoft Outlook, odds are good that you don’t use a desktop email client at home. You probably use a web-based email service, and your daily routine probably involves firing up your browser to delete, move, and otherwise ignore your messages. Third-party apps like Mail (for…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Set Up Your Windows Laptop From Scratch

Hooray. You bought a brand-new Windows laptop and, for whatever reason, the manufacturer was nice enough to let you go through the installation process yourself instead of filling your new system full of crapware for you. Just kidding. It’s rare when that happens, and buying a laptop that’s full of junk is one—but…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Customize Whether Windows Uses Speakers or Headphones for Each App

For many of you, a single pair of speakers or headphones is all you probably need for your desktop or laptop system. For others, rocking out, gaming, and listening to movies is a constant battle with Windows over which connected audio device the operating system should use to blast noise.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Syncthing Synchronizes Your Files Without Giving Them Up to a Third-Party Service

There’s nothing inherently wrong with Dropbox, Google Drive, or whatever popular service you use to back files up to the cloud and keep them synchronized between your multiple desktops and laptops. However, data privacy is becoming a bigger deal, and we wouldn’t question you if you’re ready to make the leap away from…Read more… Continue […]

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How to ‘AirDrop’ Between Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android Devices

When it comes to file management, Apple fans have had it easy. Ever since Apple debuted AirDrop in OS X Lion, way back in July of 2011, moving files around your linked desktop and laptop systems (and iPhones and iPads) couldn’t be any easier. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Find and Remove the Most Troublesome Apps on Any Device

Bad apps are draining your battery life, sucking up your local storage, and causing your devices to crash more often than they should—and the worst part is, you might not realize who the worst offenders are. Here’s how to track down badly behaving apps on the major desktop and mobile platforms, and kick them to […]

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How to Turn Any Part of Your Windows Desktop into a GIF

Gif. Jif. No matter your pronunciation preference, it’s easy to create that word using a variety of apps and services. Since I started working at Lifehacker, I’ve found that it’s sometimes easier to show, not tell, in the form of a little animated image that demonstrates some key feature or setting. Consequently, I’ve…Read more… Continue […]

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Here Are the Features You Should Care About in Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Microsoft’s big Windows update—not a “spring” update but the more boringly named “Windows 10 April 2018" update—arrives today for eager Windows users who manually trigger the update for their desktops and laptops. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Delay Getting the Windows 10 April 2018 “Spring Creators” Update

Microsoft is officially rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, also known as the Spring Creators Update, to computers tomorrow. While that might mean you’ll get it first thing, the company typically rolls those updates out slowly, which means you also might be waiting for a bit. If you’re anxious to get it now, […]

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If You’re an iPhone-loving Windows User, You’ll Want iTunes From the Windows Store

Before we begin, Windows users, let’s start the affirmation: We use Windows. We all agree that iTunes has a terrible design. We will throw a party if Apple ever modernizes its app, but we hate that iTunes is the best possible option for synchronizing content with our iPhones and iPads. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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