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How to open the profile management window every time you open chrome

Google Chrome users may display the profile manager of the web browser on start of the browser in the near future. Launched in Chrome Canary already, Chrome’s new profile manager feature brings an option to the browser to pick one of the available profiles on start, or create a new one. Profiles are not new […]

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How to quickly preview a file in ubuntu’s file manager (like “quick look” in macos)

Lori Kaufman is a technology expert with 25 years of experience. She’s been a senior technical writer, worked as a programmer, and has even run her own multi-location business. Read more. Sometimes, you don’t need to open an image in a photo editor–you just want to make sure which file is which. Instead of opening […]

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How to preserve your jailbreak apps and settings between ios upgrades

In this section you will learn how to downgrade your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV to a lower firmware version (e.g. iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5 etc.) than the one you are currently running. Additionally, you will also learn the best way to save your SHSH blobs which […]

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How to provide guest access to your eero wi-fi network

Nick Weaver has a dog in the 5G fight. Weaver’s company, Eero, went from making niche home-networking software to being bought out by Amazon in February 2019. Along the way, his startup became part of Amazon’s constellation of unwired home accessories that depend on wifi to connect to Amazon services and the Internet. Eero, which […]

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How to make siri announce who’s calling on ios 10

* This post is part of iPhone Life‘s Tip of the Day newsletter. Sign Up. * With iOS 10, Siri can announce incoming calls. When the iPhone has an incoming call, Siri will let you know who is calling out loud. This iOS 10 feature is an accessibility feature but it’s also helpful when you’re […]

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How to make windows 8 metro web tiles open in the desktop browser

Lori Kaufman is a technology expert with 25 years of experience. She’s been a senior technical writer, worked as a programmer, and has even run her own multi-location business. Read more. It’s easy to pin apps and folders to the Metro Start screen in Windows 8. What about your favorite websites? Windows 7 allows you […]

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How to manage customize and block notifications in android nougat

Cameron Summerson is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Review Geek and served as an Editorial Advisor for How-To Geek and LifeSavvy. He covered technology for a decade and wrote over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in print magazines and quoted as a smartphone expert in the New York Times. Read […]

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How to manage windows 10’s new “power throttling” to save battery life

Chris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He’s written about technology for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The New York Times and Reader’s Digest, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations like Miami’s NBC 6, and had his work covered by news outlets […]

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How to post a photo from your phone to your snapchat story

Harry Guinness is a photography expert and writer with nearly a decade of experience. His work has been published in newspapers like The New York Times and on a variety of other websites, from Lifehacker to Popular Science and Medium’s OneZero. Read more. For a long time, you could only post photos from Snapchat’s camera […]

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How to make linux and macos virtual machines for free with parallels lite

Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded. Read more. Want to give macOS Mojave a spin, but don’t feel ready to upgrade from […]