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  • You Can Run Windows 1.0 Right Now, in a Web Browser
    by Paul Horowitz on April 19, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    You can run the very first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 with almost no effort, and right in your web browser! If you’re feeling like experiencing what the Windows PC world was like in 1985, then you’re in for a real retro treat. All you need to do is visit a webpage in a modern ... Read Mor […]

  • How to Turn Off “Hey Siri” on a Mac
    by Paul Horowitz on April 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    If you’re using a Mac with Hey Siri voice activation enabled but you’d like to turn the voice listening feature off, you’ll find that it’s easy to selectively turn off Hey Siri while still leaving the usual Siri invocation methods enabled in MacOS. How to Disable “Hey Siri” on Mac Go to the  Apple ... Read Mor […]

  • 22 Chrome for iPad Keyboard Shortcuts
    by Paul Horowitz on April 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    If you’re an iPad owner who uses Google Chrome web browser with an external keyboard connected to the iPad, you might appreciate learning a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts to help using Chrome and navigating within the app for iPad. This collection of keyboard shortcuts for Chrome on iPad works with basically any iPad, iPad ... Read Mor […]

  • How to Enable Bold Text on iPhone or iPad
    by Paul Horowitz on April 15, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Want to make the fonts and text on your iPhone or iPad a bit easier to read? Then you might want to try out the Bold Text option available in iOS, which might improve text legibility for some users. Also, some people might simply prefer the way the bolder text looks throughout apps, and want ... Read Mor […]

  • What’s the Mac Equivalent to F5 Refresh Key from Windows?
    by Paul Horowitz on April 14, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Mac users who have switched from the Windows platform may be accustomed to hitting the F5 function key to refresh a web browser, web site, or webpage. The F5 key is used as refresh or reload in most Windows web browsers, so when Windows users switch to Mac they might be wondering what the equivalent ... Read Mor […]


  • Best Buy is selling a 10TB WD external drive for an insane $160 today
    by Alexandria Haslam on April 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    External hard drives have been steadily dropping for months, but this deal is one of the best we've ever seen: Best Buy is selling a 10TB WD Easystore hard drive for just $160Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $300 and just $0.016 cents a gig.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice
    by Jason D'Aprile on April 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one. […]

  • Siri in macOS 10.15 might finally be able to set alarms and timers (plus Shortcuts and Screen Time)
    by Michael Simon on April 19, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    After unveiling some of the major new features expected in iOS 13 earlier this week, Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac is back with a report on macOS 10.15—and it looks like it might be a substantial upgrade. While we learned earlier this week that Apple was reportedly developing a way to allow Mac users to use their iPads as a secondary display, Friday’s rumor dump lays out several more ways Apple is planning to merge the iOS and macOS platforms.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Costco is selling the new AirPods for a $20 discount again
    by Leif Johnson on April 19, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    If you don’t want to pay full price on the new AirPods and you also have a Costco membership, today’s your lucky day. The popular retailer is once again selling the standard model for just $139.99Remove non-product link, down from the normal retail price of $159. You can pick them up at your local Costco for free, but you’ll have to pay a $5 fee if you want to have them shipped.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • When iTunes says to “restore your iPhone,” do you have to?
    by Glenn Fleishman on April 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    You have a perfectly functioning iPhone and you plug it via USB to a Mac. When you switch to iTunes, you see the message: iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPhone “phone name”. Go to the Summary tab in iPhone preferences and click Restore to restore this iPhone to factory settings. Depending on how recent your last iTunes or iCloud backup of your device is, this might be a little panic inducing. Do you really need to restore your phone?It’s unlikely. I and others have routinely experienced a bug in which this message appears even when our iPhones (and iPads) are perfectly fine. The solution is extremely simple: quit iTunes and relaunch it. If that transient bug is what you’re experiencing, iTunes now properly recognizes your iOS device.To read this article in full, please click her […]