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How to Change the Measurement Unit in Microsoft PowerPoint

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Most of the world uses the Metric system, whereas the U.S. still uses the Imperial system of measurement. Depending on what you are used to, you may want to change the measurement unit in Microsoft PowerPoint. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/706372/how-to-change-the-measurement-unit-in-microsoft-powerpoint/
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YouTube launches hashtag landing pages to all users

YouTube is embracing the hashtag. The company has been quietly working on a new feature that allows users to better discover content using hashtags — either by clicking on a hashtag on YouTube or by typing in a hashtag link directly. Before, these actions would return a mix of content related to the hashtag, but not only those videos where the hashtag had been directly used. Now that’s changing, as YouTube has fully rolled out its new “hashtag landing pages.”

Going forward, when you click on a hashtag on YouTube, you’ll be taken to a dedicated landing page that contains only videos that are using the hashtag. This page is also sorted to keep the “best” videos at the top, YouTube claimed. The ranking algorithm, however, may need some work as it’s currently surfacing an odd mix of both newer and older videos and seems to be heavily dominated by Indian creator content, in several top categories.

The result, then, is not the equivalent to something like a hashtag search on a social network like Facebook or Twitter, for example, where more recent content gets top billing. For that reason, it may be difficult to use these hashtag landing pages for discovery of new videos to watch, as intended, but could still serve as an interesting research tool for creators looking to better leverage the hashtag format.

For instance, you may find that the #interiordesign hashtag is a crowded place, with 8,400 channels and 29,000 videos, but a niche hashtag like #interiordesignlivingroom has under 100 channels and videos. If people began to use hashtags regularly to seek out videos, using narrowly targeted tags could potentially help creators’ videos be more easily found.

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The hashtag landing pages are accessed through clicking on a tag on YouTube, not by doing a hashtag search. However, if you want to go to a particular hashtag page directly, you can use the URL format of youtube.com/hashtag/[yourterm]. (E.g. youtube.com/hashtag/beauty)

We’ve noticed, in testing the feature, that there are not hashtag pages for some controversial terms associated with content YouTube previously said it would block, like QAnon and election conspiracy videos, such as #stopthesteal.

The feature itself was first announced through YouTube’s Community forum earlier this month, where it was described as a new way that YouTube would “group content together and help you discover videos through hashtags.”

On Tuesday, YouTube noted on its “Creator Insider” channel that the feature had been fully rolled out to 100% of all users. (The video’s creator, however, misspoke, by saying you could “search” for hashtags to reach the new landing page. That is not the case today.) The hashtag landing pages are available on both desktop and mobile.

 

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/21/youtube-launches-hashtag-landing-pages-to-all-users/
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Otter launches live transcription for Google Meet

ab63d810-5bce-11eb-bfff-ba8c913cffbdOtter, which uses AI to offer a low-cost transcription service, is bringing its smarts to Google Meet, letting users access live notes and captions. All a user needs to do is install a Chrome extension, which will open up a live notes panel which wil…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/otter-ai-live-transcriptions-google-meet-140000095.html
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How to See Which Model and Year of Mac You Have

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When you need support for your Mac—or you’d like to install some kind of upgrade—you usually need to know the exact model and year of the Mac you’re using. Here’s how to quickly find out.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/706633/how-to-see-which-model-and-year-of-mac-you-have/
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Try These Fixes for the macOS ‘Permanent Screensaver’ Bug

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A weird bug is affecting some owners of Apples’ M1 line of Macs (laptops and desktops) that triggers the macOS screensaver to run at random times. That doesn’t sound so bad at first—who doesn’t love Flurry?—except for the even quirkier issue that once it’s turned on, an affected Mac’s screensaver can’t be turned off.

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Source: https://lifehacker.com/try-these-fixes-for-the-macos-permanent-screensaver-bug-1846088663
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Opera now has a game engine to go with its gamer-focused browser

c78ce6b0-5b30-11eb-bf7e-1b94f2a79c6bIt’s not often that a browser company acquires a game development platform. But that’s exactly what Opera has done with YoYo Games, a British team best known for GameMaker Studio 2. The latter is a hugely popular platform for novice game developers w…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/opera-buys-gamemaker-studio-2-developer-yoyo-games-160045897.html
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How to Use Microsoft’s “Money in Excel” to Manage Your Finances

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By connecting your bank, loan, and credit card accounts, you can budget your money easily using Money in Excel. If you’ve already set up Money in Excel but haven’t spent much time with it yet, here’s how you can make the most of it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/708253/how-to-use-microsofts-money-in-excel-to-manage-your-finances/
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Fortnite update released: Predator, Jungle Hunter, one big alien skull!

The latest Fortnite update is ready to roll, including a new boss character, a new mythic item, new Jungle Hunter Quests, and IO Guards removed from the Arena. Overnight an issue appeared with searching for specific players through friends lists – if you’re still experiencing that, make sure you’re not “mass accepting” any friend requests in the interim. UPDATE: Fornite’s … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/fortnite-update-released-predator-jungle-hunter-one-big-alien-skull-20656069/
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How Important Is the Power Supply (PSU) When Building a PC?

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The power supply (PSU) is a critical part of any PC. It powers all the components in your PC, and a bad or faulty one can bring everything down. Here’s what to look for in a power supply while putting together a PC.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/706624/how-important-is-the-power-supply-psu-when-building-a-pc/
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How to Launch Google Assistant by Tapping the Back of Your iPhone

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Even though iPhone has Siri, some iPhone owners prefer using Google Assistant for performing spoken-word tasks. With a feature called Back Tap available in iOS 14 and later on iPhone 8 and up, you can quickly launch “Hey Google” by tapping the back of your phone. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/707453/how-to-launch-google-assistant-by-tapping-the-back-of-your-iphone/
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