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Month: August 2020 (Page 2 of 19)

Atheists trump the religious when it comes to sleep quality

Religion may offer some people comfort, but that apparently doesn’t translate to improved sleep quality, at least according to a new study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The organization recommends that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night, but found that Baptists and Catholics are far less likely to hit that minimum compared to their … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/atheists-trump-the-religious-when-it-comes-to-sleep-quality-28635543/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Brittany A. Roston

How to Host a Virtual Group Listening Party in Spotify

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If you can’t get together with your friends or family, you can take advantage of Spotify’s virtual listening party feature instead. This lets five Spotify users listen to the same songs or podcasts simultaneously.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/686423/how-to-host-a-virtual-listening-party-in-spotify/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Ben Stockton

The 9 Best Simulator Games That Aren’t Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Microsoft Flight Simulator was recently released and quickly snagged the crown as the best flight simulator. As good as it is, however, it’s not the be-all-end-all to simulation games. In fact, there are loads of other excellent simulators out there you should probably check out if you’re into this genre.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/51731/the-9-best-simulator-games-that-arent-microsoft-flight-simulator/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Eric Schoon

How to Copy Files to a USB Flash Drive on Windows 10

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If you’d like to copy files to a USB flash drive on Windows 10—perhaps to back them up or transfer them to another computer—it’s easy to do using File Explorer. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/685516/how-to-copy-files-to-a-usb-flash-drive-on-windows-10/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

Why You Should Update All Your Software

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Software updates can be annoying. They take time to install, move (or remove) features you use—and sometimes they even break things. Still, we recommend updating (and upgrading) your software whenever possible. The internet is a dangerous place.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/686687/why-you-should-update-all-your-software/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Hoffman

How to Update All Your Mac Apps

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App updates deliver new features, security fixes, and improve the stability of existing software. Unfortunately, not every Mac app is updated the same way. Some take care of themselves, while others need a nudge from you. Here’s what you need to know to keep all your Mac software up to date.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/686766/how-to-update-all-your-mac-apps/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

How to Transcribe Audio in Microsoft Word

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Microsoft provides an audio transcription feature for the online version of Word that converts audio (recorded or uploaded from a file) directly to text, and even separates the text based on the speaker. Here’s how to use the feature.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/687218/how-to-transcribe-audio-in-microsoft-word/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Marshall Gunnell

These PowerPoint Alternatives Are Free and Easier to Use, Too

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PowerPoint offers plenty of features for whipping up presentations, but it’s also the same software that everyone’s been using for the past three decades. On top of that, it’ll set you back $7 a month, or $70 a year, as part of Microsoft 365. These alternative programs are fresher, more straightforward, and free to…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/these-powerpoint-alternatives-are-free-and-easier-to-us-1844665366
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The Article Was Written/Published By: David Nield

How to Manage Your Microsoft To-Do Tasks in Linux with AO

ms-to-do-on-Linux-with-ao-featured.jpg Do you use Microsoft’s To-Do to manage your tasks on your smartphone and Windows laptop. Would you like to do the same on your primary Linux desktop? With Ao, you can! Let’s see how you can manage your Microsoft To-Do from your Linux desktop. Installation Ao is available on multiple platforms. If you are on Linux, the easiest way to get the latest version is by using snap: sudo snap install ao It’s worth noting that in Ubuntu comes with snap support baked-in by default, and you can find Ao’s snap… Read more13839354.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/13839354/manage-microsoft-to-do-in-linux
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Odysseas Kourafalos

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