If the Wi-Fi goes out and your smarthome devices lose connectivity, it’s mostly just an inconvenience. However, what about devices that are potential lifesavers, like the Nest Protect?
Setting up a web server and hosting your own website can be a fun and challenging learning experience. But if you’re looking to do this, you should check with your ISP first; it might be a violation of their terms of service.
Choosing the right video player is partly about the features it offers and partly about how it feels to use, and both are a bit subjective. The right choice is going to differ from person to person. Fortunately, there are lots of great free video players for Windows.
In a quest for perfect security, the perfect is the enemy of the good. People are criticizing SMS-based two-factor authentication in the wake of the Reddit hack, but using SMS-based two factor is still much better than not using two-factor authentication at all.
Like Netflix and YouTube, Amazon stores a history of videos you watch on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon uses this data to improve its recommendations, but you can remove videos you’ve watched from the history.
A 503 Service Unavailable Error happens when a web server is temporarily unable to handle a request that’s been made of it. Almost always, the error is on the website itself and there’s nothing you can do about it but try again later. Still, there are a few quick things you can try on your end.
Using a password manager to keep all your complex and difficult-to-remember passwords is a great way to automate the sign in process while keeping your passwords safe. But if you don’t use one, you can easily find yourself locked out of your account and all your favorite Steam games.
When you travel internationally, your iPhone can connect to any of the local carriers. Your own home carrier will probably have a preferred one that might not have the fastest or best service; here’s how to force it to use something different.
We’ve long had the ability to send text messages from a computer with third party apps like Pushbullet and MightyText. Google has now finally added this functionality to its Android text messaging app. But how does it compare to the tools we’ve had for so long?
Whether you’re planning a day out on the town, or want to orchestrate the perfect road trip across the country, Google Maps allows you to add up to nine stops, excluding your starting point, when you make directions from both the website and the Maps app. Here’s how you do it.
CCleaner just became worse. The popular system-cleaning tool now always runs in the background, nagging you and reporting anonymous data back to the company’s servers. We don’t recommend you upgrade to CCleaner 5.45. Here’s what you should use instead.
Raise your hand if you ever had someone that just won’t stop bugging you and keeps sending you unwanted emails. Sure, you could change your phone number and move 3,000 miles away, but changing your email is out of the question! Today we’ll learn how to auto-delete their annoying emails from ever reaching your inbox.
A Microsoft account is required for most things you do in the Microsoft ecosystem—signing into their various services and apps, and even into Windows itself. Here’s how to create one.
Google Chrome for Android, iPhone, and iPad shows “suggested articles” from the web on its New Tab page. You can hide those if you’d rather clean up your New Tab page and avoid the distractions.
The Amazon Echo is a device that can quickly become the center point of your smarthome setup, but what if you live in a larger home where one Echo just won’t cut it? Here’s what you should know about bringing in a second, or even a third, Amazon Echo into your house.
Although WhatsApp lacks a password for signing in to your account, it does, however, have a two-step verification to keep anyone from gaining access to your account if they steal your SIM card. Here’s how you’re able to reset that 6-digit PIN if you’ve forgotten it.
Password managers help you by saving those complex passwords that can be pretty difficult to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Snapchat password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover your account by resetting your password to something new.
Microsoft Edge has a dark theme, but you have to enable it in Edge’s application settings. Even if you enable Windows 10’s dark theme, Edge will keep using its light app mode until you go out of your way to select dark mode.
If you use multiple calendars on the daily and you also use Google Home, then you know how frustrating it is that Google Home doesn’t list all your calendars when you ask about your day. Fortunately, that’s changing.
The nature of Twitter allows people to amass thousands of posts after a few years of use, perhaps not all of which are well thought out. High-profile celebrities and politicians on Twitter frequently regret a poorly-phrased or simply offensive post. But going through that massive backlog of tweets can be a daunting task. Here are a few ways to do it more efficiently.
A 400 Bad Request Error occurs when a request sent to the website server is incorrect or corrupt, and the server receiving the request can’t understand it. Occasionally, the problem is on the website itself, and there’s not much you can do about that. But most of the time, the problem is one you might be able to solve—maybe you typed the address wrong, or maybe your browser cache is causing problems. Here are some solutions you can try.
Audiobooks—or books on tape—have been around for decades but they’re booming in popularity now that they no longer take up a dozen CDs and the cost has plummeted. Let’s look at how to get started.
Starting with Chrome 68, Google Chrome labels all non-HTTPS websites as “Not Secure.” Nothing else has changed—HTTP websites are just as secure as they’ve always been—but Google is giving the entire web a shove towards secure, encrypted connections.
Sometimes you just need to make a decent-looking graph, but don’t want to get bogged down in a complex spreadsheet app. Here are some free websites that let you create graphs, no matter what your experience level.
Two factor authentication (2FA) is generally a great security tool. But if you have it enabled on your Apple or Google accounts, this could really come back to bite you in the worst way. Here’s what you need to know.