Many modern smart TVs have support for the Chromecast-like DIAL protocol built in. You can cast videos to your TV from YouTube and Netflix — on your phone or computer — without getting a Chromecast.
Microsoft does offer a web-based version of Skype, so you can chat with your friends on your Chromebook. There’s no official voice or video support yet, but there are ways around that.
One of the annoying things about calendar software is that adding events usually requires tabbing or tapping from text box to text box. Apple Calendar, however, let’s you type simple sentences in plain language and the application figures out the boxes for you.
ScreenTips in Word are small popup windows that display descriptive text about the command or control your mouse is hovering over. You can also create your own ScreenTips for words, phrases, or images in your own documents.
How fast is your Internet connection? Sure, your Internet service provider has given you some numbers, and your cellular provider probably says you get blazing fast 4G LTE. But how fast is it, actually?
With all the progress and improvements that have been made with computer hardware, why are some things like the CMOS battery still necessary? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
We have been talking about Apple’s new Photos application since it was recently released as part of a larger OS X system update. Today we want to cover how to create slideshows and other projects like calendars, cards, and books.
Word likes to use squiggly underlines to indicate something isn’t right in our documents. The more common ones are red (a potential spelling error) and green (a potential grammar error). However, you may have seen blue squiggly lines throughout your document as well.
Need to sign a document and email it? Don’t print, sign, and then scan it back in again. Skip the entire process and apply your signature electronically. It saves time and you don’t need a printer or scanner.
Microsoft Office applications allow you to customize the ribbon by adding commands to the default tabs on the ribbon and creating your own custom tabs, as well as customizing the Quick Access Toolbar. However, you may want to reset the ribbon to the default settings.
A while ago we had the realization that we don’t use our tablets as much as we used to; that led us to ask how we could extend battery life on our Android tablets when we weren’t using them. Today, we pose that same question to our iPads.
Many boxes you plug into your TV, including the Roku, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 3 offer DLNA (“Digital Living Network Alliance”) streaming support. They can stream video files and music over the network from your PC — as long as you set up a DLNA server first.
You might be curious as to how newer generations of processors are able to be faster at the same clock speeds as older processors. Is it just changes in physical architecture or is it something more? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.
Google recently unveiled the ability to download – as in save to your device – your entire search history. Now, in addition to being able to pause or purge it completely, you can have a physical copy of everything you’ve searched for over the years.
The Ribbon in Microsoft Office 2013 provides quick access to many features and options by default, but it can be further customized to fit the way you use it. You can add a custom tab to the ribbon or you can add commands to the existing tabs.
There are several reasons why you might end up with a protected partition you can’t delete on a drive. For example, Macs create 200 MB partitions at the start of an external drive when you set up Time Machine on it.
The only thing standing between you and remote access smart bulbs is a little bit of money, a little configuration, and a little stroll through our review to see if it’s worth it. Read on as we put the Belkin WeMo Smart LED Bulbs through the paces and highlight the good and bad that comes with adding networked light bulbs to your home.
The ribbon in Microsoft Office applications provides access to most major commands and options, but there is another feature that can be very useful if you take the time to customize it. The Quick Access Toolbar provides one-click access to any commands added to it.
So you’ve got a nice big widescreen TV and an amazing home theater setup. Your speakers offer excellent sound — there’s just one problem. You want to use it while people are sleeping or otherwise busy. That means turning to headphones.
You generally don’t need to install hardware drivers on Linux. It’ll automatically detect the hardware in your computer and set it up for you — that’s the goal. But printers can be a different story.