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A Complete Guide to Default Mac Apps and What They Do

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000

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Like most operating systems, your Mac comes loaded with a handful of default apps that cover all kinds of use cases: office work, web browsing, email, tasks and todos, maps and navigation, photo management, music and podcasts, and more. While Apple has done an overall great job in naming these apps, you may still be confused by what they do or whether you actually need some of them — and this is true whether you’re a recent convert to Mac or a long-time satisfied Mac veteran. In this post, we’ll go through ALL of the default applications that come installed...

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Future Smart Home Trends and the Products You’ll Be Using

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000

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The smart home industry in 2016 looks much different than it did only five years ago when Nest introduced its first-generation smart thermostat. No doubt, the industry will change again half a decade from now. It’s time to jump into your time machine. You’re about to uncover what could be the biggest trends in the smart home industry in 2021 and the products you might be using. Emerging Trends in Home Automation The smart home of the future is expected to include more energy efficient products controlled by localized virtual assistants. Tomorrow’s homes will also be safer, which is particularly good...

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This Site Has 50+ Free Monospaced Fonts to Preview and Compare

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:30:06 +0000

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Programmers can be finnicky about everything, from the biggest to smallest of details: operating system, text editors and IDEs, light vs. dark themes, and perhaps most of all, which programming font is the best. I know I’m not the only one who has wasted hours and hours in search of the perfect font, and with several new fonts coming out every year, it can be hard to know what’s out there. You can use Courier New or Monaco if you want, but those days are long gone. Which is where Programming Fonts comes into play. This wonderful site has over...

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This Weird Bug Breaks Monster.com Only on Chromebooks

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:30:45 +0000

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If you’re looking for a job, Monster.com is one of the biggest job search engines to help you on your quest. Using it lets you find all sorts of opportunities near you no matter what area your skills are in. However, if you’re using a Chromebook, you may have found that Monster links don’t work as they should. Apparently, clicking any job listing links using a Chromebook will simply refuse to work. This is a known issue that Monster has no intention of fixing, so it’s time to take matters into our own hands. Of course, Chrome is the only...

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How to Disable Specific Keys on Your Keyboard in Windows 10

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:30:47 +0000

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Do you have a button on your keyboard that you literally never use on purpose, but one that you find yourself hitting by mistake more often than you’d like? The answer is clear: just disable that key! Download and launch the free tool called Simple Disable Key. Select the field labeled Key. Hit the key want to disable on your keyboard. Click Add Key. Choose whether you want the key disabled in specific programs, during certain times, or always. Click OK. If you decide you want to quickly enable all the keys you currently have disabled, click Tools, then Enable All Keys. Also, make sure to click Options, and enable Run...

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Use This Cool “Random” Button to Channel Surf on Netflix

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:30:48 +0000

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If you find yourself flipping through categories, TV shows, or movies on Netflix and can’t figure out what to watch, you could always just leave it up to fate. While Netflix doesn’t actually offer any sort of randomization for selecting a show or movie, Chrome users can install the extension Random Button for Netflix to get just that. After installing the extension in Chrome, it adds a “Random” button to the Netflix interface. While there isn’t much customization, going to the extension’s options allows you to limit the random results to your tailored selection of movies, TV shows, and/or documentaries. And it’s far...

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Friday Deals: Boeing-Inspired Smartphones, Customizable Wireless Speakers, and More! [UK]

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:27 +0000

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Indulge yourself this weekend with a new smartphone designed in collaboration with the team behind the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. You could always relax and listen to music on your new wireless speaker, or follow your passion for fisheye photography. You may simply want to power through your to-do list by grabbing a new USB-C hub, a set of kitchen scales, or a SIM card adapter. ZTE Axon Elite SIM-Free Smartphone (Gold) [24% Off] ZTE Axon 32GB Android Sim Free Titanium Grey ZTE Axon 32GB Android Sim Free Titanium Grey Buy Now At Amazon ZTE is hoping that it will excite you...

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The Best Chrome Extensions

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:25:00 +0000

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Are you confused by the 65,000+ extensions in the Chrome Web Store? Do you find it difficult to distinguish the best apps from the time wasters? We’re here to help. Below you’ll find a list of the best extensions for Google Chrome, including suggestions from both our readers and our writers. This list will be updated regularly, so make sure you leave your suggestions in the comments and we’ll consider them next time we update the page. Quick Links: Privacy and Security | News and Weather | Entertainment | Productivity | Shopping | Social | Tab Management and Bookmarking Privacy...

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HP Abandons DRM That’s Killing Third-Party Ink Cartridges

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:00:36 +0000

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HP is backing down over its use of DRM to prevent third-party cartridges from working on its printers. And lo, it came to pass that a company saw sense for a change. However begrudgingly. In March of this year, HP issued a firmware update for some of its printers. So far, so ordinary. Unfortunately, this firmware update added DRM designed to disable third-party ink cartridges. The DRM kicked in on September 13th. The idea was to prevent people from using ink cartridges which didn’t have HP security chips built into them. If the printer detected the presence of an unauthorized...

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How to Avoid Email Clutter and Junk Mail in Outlook

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:00:00 +0000

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If you receive a lot of junk and clutter in your inbox, it can be overwhelming to find the messages you actually want to read. To help out, we’ve rounded up some of the best methods on how to avoid useless emails in Outlook. By making use of the in-built filter system, approving and blocking senders, applying rules, and more, you can ensure that you’re only seeing legitimate emails that are of interest. If you have your own method to share, please be sure to let us know in the comments section. 1. Adjust the Junk Filter Outlook has a...

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Yahoo Messenger and 6 More Windows IM Apps Still Kicking Around

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:00:00 +0000

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What were your pre-teen years like? Mine were frequently punctuated by the suddenly exploding internet. We’d never seen such a tool before. Instant Messengers installed themselves in the fabric of the internet and our lives. The rest, as we say, is history. Or rather, it isn’t. What is your primary messaging service? How many instant messaging services will we find on your phone? Friends and family are always within reach via Facebook Messenger, Twitter, SnapChat, WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, Telegram, or any of the myriad communication apps we now keep in our pockets. How about your colleagues? The MakeUseOf team uses...

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Fitness, Gaming, And Other Great Deals on Amazon Today [US]

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:30:56 +0000

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Today, Amazon has some great deals on connected fitness devices, Steam controllers, premium coffee makers, and much more. Withings Body Cardio Heart Health and Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale ($134.96, 25% Off) Withings Body Cardio Heart Health and Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale, Black, 5.7 Pound Withings Body Cardio Heart Health and Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale, Black, 5.7 Pound Full Body Composition Analysis: Get high-accuracy weight, BMI, body fat, muscle, bone mass and water measurements thanks to Position Control technology Buy Now At Amazon $179.95 Obviously, the most important part about losing weight is willpower and the desire to succeed. But knowledge...

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