The 3 Best Online Pomodoro Applications

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When it comes to productivity, few methods are as simple or effective as the Pomodoro Technique. Never heard of it? Never fear. The name for the technique comes from the word pomodoro, which is Italian for tomato. When Francesco Cirillo developed the technique in the 80s, he thought the 25-minute intervals set by a standard […]

Best Windows Explorer Replacements for Windows 10 (Updated 2019)

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Windows Explorer for Windows 10 does a decent job. It’s certainly an improvement over what Windows Explorer used to be 10 years ago. But there are still a lot of features that could make it truly great. Thankfully, there are a few developers who’ve built Windows Explorer alternatives. A few of them aren’t much of […]

The Best 3D Printers to Buy in 2019

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It might feel like consumer 3D printers are still an early-adopter technology, but the truth is very different. Just a few years ago your 3D printer would have arrived in a disassembled state, having been partly put together by some scruffy guys in a shed. Now the typical mainstream 3D printer product is as polished […]

The 10 Best Android Launchers of 2019

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One of Android’s most popular features, and undoubtedly a primary reason for its dominance of the smartphone market, is the operating system’s (OS) limitless customization options. Personalization possibilities abound, at both the default OS level or by installing one of the hundreds of launchers (just under 300 at Google Play Store as I wrote this). […]

How to Encrypt All Your Online and Offline Data

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We use dozens of online services and applications every day to send and receive emails and text messages, make video calls, read news and watch videos online, and much more. And it’s extremely hard to keep track and secure the insane amount of data we produce and consume every day. And in case you’re thinking, […]

How to Turn Any Multiplayer Game into Split-Screen on One PC

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The split-screen console gaming days may almost be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get split screen working on PC. For decades, the console has been the perfect couch co-op platform, but that’s not the case anymore. With a bit of preparation, we can actually turn any multiplayer game into split-screen on one PC. […]

Microsoft Launcher Brings Windows Integration and a Lot More to Android

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Android smartphones are capable of many things that you just can’t do on Apple’s iOS (iPhone) devices. One of the slicker Android-only features is the ability to change how your device looks, feels, and behaves—a complete makeover—by simply installing a third-party launcher. One of the more popular launchers is Microsoft Launcher (an upgrade of the […]

How to Stream Music Through Your Amazon Echo

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Amazon Alexa offers your home a lot of utility and convenience. From the artificial intelligence that can help you manage your schedule to the myriad of skills that can make your day easier or more enjoyable, there are so many features to figure out that it can become a little overwhelming. While some people will […]

Best Robot Vacuums for under $500

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Robot vacuums have quickly become a very affordable way to keep your home clean, but moving from a traditional vacuum cleaner for the first time can be quite confusing. We’ve created this buying guide to help you find your very first robot vacuum. We’ve specifically focused on the top robot vacuums for $100-$500 and have […]

The 5 Best New Features in Windows 10’s 1809 Update

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Every October Microsoft releases a major update to Windows that (hopefully) fixes the biggest bugs and gripes, while also bringing new features into this OS-as-a-service product. While there were quite a few problems with the 2018 “1809” update that caused a two month delay, it should now be available through the regular update service. If […]