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A Successful Failure: The TI-99/4A Turns 40

In June 1981, Texas Instruments released the TI-99/4A, a 16-bit home computer and gaming platform that became a huge cultural success in America after selling 2.8 million units, although it resulted in a business loss for TI….

Apple Beat Google to Web Extensions on Mobile

Technology companies have reputations. Google tends to push the envelope, whereas Apple takes time to refine things, not worrying about being “first.” That’s why it’s so strange to see Safari on the iPhone get extensions befo…

Will macOS Monterey Run on my Mac?

Right on cue, Apple announced macOS Monterey at WWDC 2021, bringing with it big updates to apps like Safari and Mail. While the upgrade is free for all Mac owners, not everyone will be getting it—especially those with older…

What Is Apple iCloud+?

Apple announced a new privacy-focused set of features called iCloud+ at WWDC 2021. The features will be rolled out free of charge to existing iCloud subscribers in the third quarter of 2021. They include internet traffic encr…

What Is Twitter Blue, and Is It Worth $3 a Month?

Paying to use social media? That might seem crazy, but that’s the idea of “Twitter Blue.” For $3 per month, you get additional features that aren’t available to free users. Is it really worth it? Let’s find out….

What Is Dolby Vision for Games?

Dolby Vision for games has officially landed on Xbox, bringing Dolby’s proprietary HDR approach to a new medium. Today we’ll explore what all the fuss is about and what you need to enjoy Dolby Vision for games in your living …

What Is a “Lite Hash Rate” or “LHR” GPU?

Forget about software. In 2021, it’s cryptocurrencies that are eating the world. Thanks to miners looking to strike it rich in cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Dogecoin, prices are sky-high in the consumer market for graph…

What Is Apple Card Family, and How Do You Use It?

Apple Card Family is geared toward couples and families. You can now co-own an Apple Card with another adult, and you can give children or others access to it for spending. You can see and monitor everyone’s transactions in …

What’s New in Chrome 91, Available Now

Google has ramped up Chrome’s release schedule, with new Chrome versions coming out every four weeks. Chrome 91 stabilizes Linux on Chromebooks, improves Tab Search, powers up Copy & Paste, and improves Chrome OS in other…

What’s New in iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6

On May 24, 2021, Apple released iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 for the iPhone and iPad. These updates include the launch of Apple Card Family, podcast subscriptions, and more. Here’s a quick roundup of what’s new….

How to Hide People from Memories in Google Photos

Google Photos has a feature that automatically curates and surfaces old photos in the form of “Memories.” The unfortunate thing about memories is that they’re not always good memories. Thankfully, Google allows you to exclude…
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