The Ultimate Apple HomeKit Guide

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Amazon has Alexa. Google has Google Assistant. Apple has Siri. A lot of people might say Siri lags behind the other two assistants, but there are still many that swear by Apple’s HomeKit smart home system.  The one glaring downside to the Apple HomeKit system is the lack of widespread compatibility. Many devices (especially those […]

How to Play Minecraft: A Beginner’s Guide

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Perhaps fitting for its 10 year anniversary, Minecraft has once again become the world’s most popular game. But for those coming to the game for the first time, you may be wondering how do you play Minecraft? Minecraft isn’t like your typical video game. There aren’t any obvious objectives or any real tutorials to help […]

How To Turn Your Mobile Phone Into A PC Remote Control

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Watching TV isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, more people are choosing to cut the cord and switch to online programming for their viewing entertainment. This also means those same people are likely sitting at their computer desk longer than they once were. Sure, there are some who have access to gaming consoles that […]

5 Things You Need To Do When You Get a New Phone

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When you get your new phone, there are a few things you must do to get it up to speed. This isn’t going to be fluff about what apps to install or pretty backgrounds. This is a full-on, pro-level guide to what you must do with a new phone.  You’ll want to transfer over all […]

How To Capture a Scrolling Screenshot On Android

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There are several ways to take a screenshot on Android, but the simplest and most basic one is holding down the Power and Volume Down buttons for a second, and that’s it. A typical screenshot will only capture what appears on the active screen though. If you want to capture a long conversation, webpage, or […]

How To Get Twitter Notifications On Web & Mobile

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Twitter has grown to become so much more than a social news website, now boasting over 500 million tweets every day. People use it to get their daily fix of news, weather, politics, and all sorts of general banter. Although a considerable portion of Twitter consists of users just chit-chatting and tweeting out things that […]

How to Protect Yourself from Hackers Online

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The Internet can be a scary place these days. Although it can often be used for good, such as providing people with remote jobs and lifelines to disabled people stranded at home, it can also bring out the worst of society, determined to exploit people’s good natures. Whether it is someone trying to hack into […]

2 Best Sites To Trim & Crop YouTube Videos

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Have you ever wanted to send a friend or colleague a short and important snippet of a YouTube video without linking them to the entire thing? Although linking to the specific timestamp of a YouTube video is possible, it isn’t supported on every device and can be rather glitchy. Along with making video clips shareable […]

5 Low-Cost Ways to Make “Dumb” Appliances Smart

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You hear and read a lot about smart home tech, but it’s not always the right fit. After all, a lot of the technology tends to lean toward a more futuristic appearance, but you might not be willing to give up that heirloom lamp your family has kept in the living room for generations.  Thankfully, […]

The Best Smart Lights On a Budget

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Smart lights serve as an easy entry point into home automation. After all, everyone needs lighting, and Pete’s home in Friends introduced everyone to the idea of saying “Romantic lights!” to their home for the perfect Netflix-and-chill setting.  On the other hand, smart lights can be expensive. The Nanoleaf Aurora starter kit will run you […]