It’s never fun when a hard drive dies, but Synology at least makes it pretty easy to replace a dead drive in your NAS. You can get back up and running without much fuss. Here’s how to do it.
Last week Google demoed Duplex, an AI intended to make phone calls on users’ behalf. Depending on who you ask it’s either mind blowing or dystopic.
After you send an email, it’s pretty much outside your control. Gmail’s new Confidential Mode tries to give you a bit of control back by offering message expiration dates and making it trickier for email to be forwarded on.
Instagram is an interesting social network, with a different set of rules and requirements than other networks. It’s almost like it’s more thoughtful.
It’s not an enjoyable experience when you click a link and the wrong browser loads. To avoid this experience, you can set your favorite browser as your default browser in Windows. Here’s how.
Sets is one of the biggest changes to the Windows desktop interface in years. Almost every application now has tabs in its title bar. You can have tabs from different applications—like File Explorer, Microsoft Word, and Edge—in the same window.
The iPhone’s 3D Touch is one of its more underrated features. There are the obvious big things it can do, like Peek and Pop, but there are also loads of little uses that you probably haven’t heard of. Let’s take a look at some of them.
If the boring wall posters at Spencers aren’t tickling your fancy and you’d rather have something more customized to your tastes, you can actually make and print your own posters using a method called tiled printing.
Windows: If your Start menu isn’t quite big enough for all your tiles you can quickly make it bigger by pressing Control+Up.
macOS: You probably know that Command-Tab brings up the app switcher, but did you know you can drag files to it?
Your NAS is probably one of the most important devices on your home network, but are you giving it the attention it deserves when it comes to security?
Your smart speaker can hear sounds that humans can’t, meaning attackers could hypothetically trigger a command without you noticing. It’s happening in labs right now.
The Microsoft Edge browser on Xbox One consoles has a private browsing mode named “InPrivate Browsing.” Use InPrivate Browsing mode to browse the web without saving any history data to your console.
Streaming cable replacements are becoming a much more appealing option for cable cutters across the board, with more choices available than ever before. Hulu’s Live TV option is a relative newcomer to the scene, but is it worth it?
There are a lot of fake Facebook pages out there. At best, they waste your time and maybe try to sell some ads. At worst, they try to scam money and personal information from you. Here’s how to spot them.
Windows 10’s Redstone 5 update has a “Sets” feature that adds tabs to almost every window on your desktop. But it also changes how Alt+Tab works, since those tabs appear in the normal Alt+Tab switcher you use to switch between windows.
Windows 10 will support sending text messages from your PC, but it seems like it will only work with Android.
Windows 10’s Redstone 5 update, currently available in Insider Preview form, has a new Clipboard experience. You can now access a history of items you’ve copied to your clipboard, pin frequently used items, and sync your clipboard across your PCs.
Gmail can now write your emails for you. Well, sort of: a new AI feature recognizes when you’re using a common phrases, and you can auto-complete them by pressing tab.
Windows 10 has a hidden emoji picker you can use to type emoji in any application, even desktop programs like Google Chrome. It’s accessible by pressing a keyboard shortcut combination.