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Why Google Assistant Is a Better Smart AI Than Apple’s Siri

Apple’s Siri may have been the pioneering voice assistant on a smartphone, but it’s been years since most of us took her very seriously. Over the years, she’s often been accused of not being able to understand what we’re saying. More...Show More Summary

These Hidden Halloween Screamer Videos Are the Perfect Pranks

Halloween is fast approaching, and it only means one thing — it’s that time of the year when every one of your friends is going to try and come up with a new way to be a jerk to you to scare you. But not if you get to them first! Tired...Show More Summary

Ubuntu: A Beginner’s Guide

So you’re curious about Linux, and you heard Ubuntu is a great place to start? Maybe you’ve heard of Ubuntu and have no idea about this thing called Linux? Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about Ubuntu in easy-to-understand language. Show More Summary

How to Shorten Man Pages Into Readable Explanations on Linux and macOS

When all else fails, read the manual. Command line users on Linux and Mac know they can type “man” followed by a command name to see a long, detailed explanation of that command. These man pages are useful but verbose. Sometimes all you need is a short, concise explanation of a command to refresh your memory. Show More Summary

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Solar System

You can now explore space using Google Maps, with Google having added images from the planets and moons that make up our solar system. This new imagery lets you zoom out from Earth before exploring Venus, Mercury, Mars, Pluto, Europa, Ganymede, Titan, and others in glorious technicolor. Show More Summary

5 Online Threats That Could Ruin Your Raspberry Pi Experience

You’re happily using your Raspberry Pi. Perhaps it’s a game center, or a media center. Hopefully you’ve tried a few other uses for this incredibly versatile little computer. But is it secure? It’s relatively simple to change passwords and keep your Raspberry Pi secure. Show More Summary

How to Create Self-Updating Excel Charts in Three Easy Steps

If you’re like me, you love the idea of charts and can think of dozens of useful applications for them, but when it comes to creating them, the frustration starts. Charts often ease decision making. They’re a nice change from staring at rows and columns of numbers. Show More Summary

Alexa Can Now Create Endless Lists for You

Amazon’s Alexa can now create endless lists for you about anything and everything. From shopping lists to a list of TV shows you want to watch on Netflix, Alexa has you covered. So while her latest skill is a simple one, it’s guaranteed to delight the list-maker in your life right now. Show More Summary

You Can Now Share Your Live Location on WhatsApp

You now have the option to share your realtime location with other people on WhatsApp. So, whether you’re “meeting up with friends, letting loved ones know you’re safe, or sharing your commute” you can now do so using WhatsApp. That is if you feel comfortable sharing your location. Show More Summary

9 Top iPhone and iPad Apps for Drummers

Do you like rhythmically banging on things? Perhaps you’re into its more common name: playing drums? For drummers, both beginner and experienced, an iOS device is truly the unsung hero behind the kit. Forget about needing more cowbell,...Show More Summary

Why I Ditched Google Photos for This Android Gallery App

Google Photos has disrupted the cloud media backup industry. By offering unlimited storage for photos and videos on your smartphone for free (with a bit of compression), using the app is a no-brainer for any Android (or even iPhone) user. Show More Summary

The Best Deals You Can Get On Amazon Today

Today, you can save on watches, shoes, a 4K action camera, USB wall chargers, and much more. Up to 40% Off Merrell Shoes Merrell Women's Freewheel Moc Fashion Sneaker, Merrell Tan, 6.5 M US Merrell Women's Freewheel Moc Fashion Sneaker,...Show More Summary

How to Sync Your Clipboard Between Mac and Windows

Do you ever wish you could copy something on one device and paste it directly on another? macOS Sierra made this automatic for iPhone users, and it’s also easy to share a clipboard between Windows and Android. But what if you often switch...Show More Summary

The Best Audiobook Apps for All Types of Listeners

One of the best things about audiobooks is that you can take them with you wherever you go. At your desk, in the kitchen, on the road, on a run — there’s nowhere that you can’t be listening to a work of fiction. However, the places where...Show More Summary

How to Use Your Devices to Learn Magic Tricks

Magic tricks can be great fun to learn, but they can also be expensive when you’re just starting out. While most card tricks can be done with a standard deck, other more complicated illusions require props. Before you get to that level, though, you need to refine your skills. Show More Summary

Bumble Bizz: Can a Dating App Really Rival LinkedIn?

Can you think of a single social network that hasn’t tried to be something more than just a place where friends can connect online? They merge, roll out new updates and modes, and generally do anything to get a hold of more audience and bigger revenue. Show More Summary

What Is Mono and How Does It Help Windows Switchers New to Linux?

Linux is many things. It’s the core component of a great number of distributions, the shoulders on which a large mobile platform stands on, and better than other, more popular operating systems (definitely not an opinion). One of its shortcomings, though, stems from its lower popularity on the desktop: the availability of programs. Show More Summary

iPhone 8 Review: Smart Phone, Dumb Upgrade

Our verdict of the iPhone 8:You'll need to make your own mind up about this one, since it's a refined smartphone but a lacklustre upgrade. Had Apple included a fast charger and maybe some form of wireless charging pad, it would have matched the 8/10 awarded to last year’s iPhone 7 Plus.710 We're giving away an iPhone 8. Show More Summary

7 Swift Coding Challenges to Practice Your Skills

When Apple announced Swift way back in 2014, people were rightfully skeptical. Nobody knew if it would catch on, and many questioned the need for yet another programming language to learn. But then Swift went open source in 2015, and though it didn’t explode overnight, the language has steadily grown. Show More Summary

The Tiny Notepad That Lives in the Mac Menu Bar

Everyone needs a bit of paper for scribbling notes every once in a while — even when you’re working on a computer. Yes, macOS Sierra has the Notes app, which recently went from useless to useful, and there’s also the default TextEdit...Show More Summary

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