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How to turn your smart lights off when your nest enters away mode

Craig Lloyd is a smarthome expert with nearly ten years of professional writing experience. His work has been published by iFixit, Lifehacker, Digital Trends, Slashgear, and GottaBeMobile. Read more. The Nest Thermostat is pretty easy to use, but it isn’t so apparent how to turn off the thermostat when you don’t need heating or air […]

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How to zoom in and out of a word document

Marshall Gunnell is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, and most recently as CMO and technical staff writer at StorageReview. He’s currently an API/Software Technical Writer at LINE Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, runs ITEnterpriser, a data-storage and cybersecurity-focused online media, and plays with development, with his RAID calculator […]

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How to use your apple watch for sleep tracking

What Data Does Sleep Tracking Monitor? How to Activate Sleep Tracking in watchOS 7? What is Wind Down Mode? How does Wind Down work? Where to Find Apple Watch Sleep Tracking Data? What Data Does Sleep Tracking Monitor? It’s not clear yet what specific data will be monitored by the sleep tracking feature on watchOS […]

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How to use wildcards when searching in word 2016

In computing, a wildcard refers to a character that can be substituted for zero or more characters in a string. Wildcards are commonly used in computer programming, database SQL search queries, and when navigating through DOS or Unix directories via the command prompt. Below are some popular uses for wildcards: Regular Expressions – A period […]

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How to use gmail’s keyboard shortcuts & create custom shortcuts

By Bryan Clark 30 November 2016 Gmail already has a fairly comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier, but it also offers the opportunity to change them, if you’re so inclined. Personally, I’m a fan of the shortcuts as they are. Google uses a relatively easy-to-understand system, such as ‘c’ for compose, […]

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How to use bluetooth headphones and speakers with apple watch (to listen to music)

Apple Watch includes storage space for adding content like apps, photos, and music, with up to some of that space dedicated to storing songs. When you add a playlist, you can listen to music on it, even when your iPhone is not in range. While the process is fairly self-explanatory, there are a few steps […]

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How to use miracast screen mirroring from windows or android

Report abuse In that case, you may try decreasing the size of the display by changing the display settings. The following procedure works only for mobile PCs. If you’re using a desktop computer, you may be able to change an extended display to a mirrored display by using the software provided with your video card […]

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How to use gmail’s keyboard shortcuts in macos mail

Source: CUA, Motif, Windows Alias: Accelerators (Motif) Related: Mnemonic; Command Shortcut keys are a single key or combination of keys that users select to perform an action that is available from a menu. To represent combinations of keys as a shortcut, show the first key, the plus sign (+), then the second key. For example, […]

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How to use ssh tunneling to access restricted servers and browse securely

Join the DZone community and get the full member experience. Have you ever been told that in your network serverX can only be reached by a serverY via SSH? Now you have access to serverY from your own PC with normal SSH access as well, but just not directly to serverX. What can you do […]

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How to use a screensaver as your background on os x

Using a Terminal command, you can turn any screensaver into your background wallpaper on the Mac. In the screenshot above I have the iTunes Album Art screensaver running as the Mac OS X desktop, but you can choose any screensaver you want. Here’s how to do this: Launch System Preferences Click on Desktop & Screen […]