Tag: apps

How to make a QR code and share digital data with anyone, anywhere

Science December 1, 2023 0 Comments

Quick Response (QR) codes were popular before the COVID-19 pandemic, but now they’re everywhere, from restaurant menus to billboards. These square codes are quick and easy to use, and anyone can scan them on their mobile device using its built-in camera, no special app or update necessary.  If you’ve ever wondered how to make a QR code, know that it…

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Make sure your computer isn’t downloading stuff you don’t want

Science November 17, 2023 0 Comments

The fewer applications you’ve got on your laptop or desktop, the better—it means more room for the apps you actually use, less strain on your computer, and fewer potential security holes to worry about. Taking some time to remove bloatware—pre-installed programs you don’t want on your device—is only the first step. After that’s done, it’s important to ensure your computer…

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Stop and ask these 5 security questions before installing any app

Science November 11, 2023 0 Comments

There’s a wealth of software available for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS—but not all of it has been developed with the best intentions. There are apps out there that have been built to steal your data, corrupt your files, spy on your digital activities, and surreptitiously squeeze money out of you. The good news is that a few smart questions…

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How to use Little Snitch Mini to see which Mac apps are connected to the internet

Science October 22, 2023 0 Comments

You probably know that the applications on your Mac are constantly connecting to the internet, but what exactly are they connecting to? Little Snitch Mini is a free app you can use to find out. This simple program will show you, at a glance, which apps are connected to the web and where those connections are in the world. This…

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How to use Jellyfin to stream movies, music, and more right from your hard drive

Science October 13, 2023 0 Comments

If you have movies, TV shows, and music stored on your computer that you want to stream to other devices inside and outside of your home, there aren’t too many options purpose-built for the job. You’ve probably heard of Plex, but there’s another option: the open-source Jellyfin. Both Jellyfin and Plex turn your computer into a media server, allowing you…

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Hidden Netflix codes and 5 other streaming tools to make TV simpler, smarter, and more fun

Science October 3, 2023 0 Comments

The sheer number of streaming services available today means more content to watch, more places to watch it, and a growing number of tools and add-ons that can improve your viewing experience beyond what’s built into the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, and Apple TV Plus. From working out how long a binge-watching session is going to take, to randomly…

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Right on cue, Apple Music Classical is here to liven up your music library

Science September 18, 2023 0 Comments

The new Apple Music Classical is an extension of Apple’s existing music platform and offers more than 5 million pieces of music. If you’re a fan of Beethoven, Mozart, or any other composers, take a few minutes to learn how the app works. Apple Music Classical is free as part of a standard Apple Music subscription, and it’s not available…

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Take advantage of all of Android Auto’s new customizations

Science August 24, 2023 0 Comments

The latest Android Auto update is one of the biggest yet for Google’s in-car interface, giving users more control than ever over how the software looks on their car dashboard. If you’re completely new to the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay experience, these are the interfaces that pop up in compatible vehicles when you connect your Android or iPhone device.…

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Turn your iMessages into a chessboard with this new add-on

Science May 2, 2023 0 Comments

The chess purveyors at just announced their latest strategic endeavor, and it could be a literal game changer for Apple users. On Wednesday, the popular go-to organization for all things chess publicly unveiled their Chess for iMessage app, a completely free download that integrates the ability to play directly into iOS texting. It’s simple, intuitive, and a great toolkit…

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