Tag: Tech

Why the web version of Instagram is better than the app

Science January 31, 2022 0 Comments

Instagram used to be a simple platform—you could open it, scroll through a bunch of photos, maybe like some of them, and then you’d close it.  But not anymore.  What once was just a stream of your friends’ photos slowly became a collection of autoplaying videos, and advertised content, followed by an endless feed of algorithmically curated nonsense. Now Instagram…

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9 apps and gadgets to keep you warm during the finger-freezing days of winter

Science January 30, 2022 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on March 13, 2018. Spring is tantalizingly close…but this weird winter isn’t over yet. So we collected 10 apps and gadgets to take the edge off the worst of the weather. With a phone that tackles everything from predicting snowfall to surviving freezing temperatures, you can stay toasty until warmer conditions…

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Microsoft upgraded Windows Media Player—but you might still prefer one of these apps

Science January 20, 2022 0 Comments

Microsoft never fully killed off the classic Windows Media Player, but in recent years it hasn’t exactly shown it much love either. Now the audio and video tool is back in a new incarnation for Windows 11, and even though it doesn’t have all the features of its predecessor,  it’s made a good start.  Still, there are plenty of high-quality…

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How to create your own new tab extensions for Google Chrome

Science November 26, 2021 0 Comments

Part of Google Chrome’s appeal as a web browser is its huge library of extensions—add-ons that cover page layouts, bookmark management, online security, and so much more Creating Chrome extensions usually requires some programming ability, but Google has launched a tool that gives anyone this power, no coding required. It’s called Tab Maker, and it focuses on the New Tab…

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You can now make your own stickers right in WhatsApp

Science November 25, 2021 0 Comments

Fellow WhatsApp users, rejoice—the green messaging app has answered our prayers and granted us the long-awaited gift of making our own stickers within the platform.  That means no more downloading sketchy add-filled apps, and no more “That would be a great reaction, but I can’t be bothered to make it right now.” Turning memes into stickers is now quick and…

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How to score Twitter’s coveted blue checkmark

Science November 19, 2021 0 Comments

The Twitter verification process is simple but mysterious. Any user can request that coveted blue badge, though there are rules and standards you’ll need to understand before you make your case.  Waiting times are also uncertain, and not every request will be granted. But if you want to try your luck, here’s what to know. Twitter’s verification process: A timeline…

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