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How to Hide the Audio Icon in a Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow

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When you add audio to your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, you might set it to play automatically or in the background. You might not need to see the sound icon in these cases, so why not hide it?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/737776/how-to-hide-the-audio-icon-in-a-microsoft-powerpoint-slideshow/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Sandy Writtenhouse

Google Play Pass Adds 8 New Games

A screenshot from Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition.Raw Fury

A surprise update to Google Play Pass adds 8 new games, including the popular platformer Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition. This update comes as Google prepares to launch Android 12, an OS upgrade that includes a few special features for gamers.

Here are the new games now available on Play Pass. Two of these titles, Dandara and Cytus II, are quite popular and have several thousand reviews on the Play Store.

Google’s Play Pass unlocks hundreds of games for just $5 a month. You can sign up now to get your first month free–just fire up the Play Store on your phone, click your Account Photo, and select Play Pass.

The Android 12 update, which we expect to arrive this fall, allows you to play new games while they’re installing on your phone or tablet. It also includes a new Gaming Dashboard that lets you customize your graphics performance, battery drain, and other in-game settings that were previously inaccessible.


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Google Play Pass unlocks hundreds of free games, including ‘Stardew Valley’ and ‘Sonic the Hedgehog Classic’ for just $5 a month. Sign up now for a free trial.

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/93508/google-play-pass-adds-8-new-games/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

Airbnb’s New Speed Test Helps You Choose Places With Better Internet

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Over the past year, the pandemic made working remotely commonplace and now, people are realizing they can do that from a more scenic place. That’s exactly why Airbnb just released a Wi-Fi speed test tool that allows hosts to verify and list their Wi-Fi speeds so guests can see before booking.

Whether you’re a digital nomad, a roadschooler, or just looking for a way to stream some games or connect with your coworkers over a video call while on vacation, the one thing that could make that difficult is a crappy Wi-Fi connection. While Airbnb hosts are already free to list their Wi-Fi speeds, it’s never been a standardized metric across the app and there was no way to tell if a host was being honest or not.

The feature is built right into the Airbnb app, under the “Amenities” section for host accounts, and uses M-Lab’s open-source software to measure Wi-Fi speeds. The simple tool makes quick work of testing and listing the information, even for those who aren’t tech-savvy, and ensures fair and equal testing for all users. The end result? A listing that’s (hopefully) more attractive to potential Guests thanks to verified Wi-Fi speeds.

Airbnb's list of various Wi-Fi speed meaningsAirbnb

Airbnb’s support document includes a chart (seen above) designed to help you better understand your Wi-Fi speed test result. The chart states that 7Mbps is “snappy” and enough for guests to make a video call or stream a movie together. It considers 14Mbps to be “fast” enough for guests to stream multiple HD videos simultaneously, and anything above 50+Mbps to be “lightning fast” and ideal for heavy-duty users.

The end result? A listing that’s (hopefully) more attractive to more potential guests thanks to verified Wi-Fi speeds.

Source: Airbnb

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/93633/airbnbs-new-speed-test-helps-you-choose-places-with-better-internet/
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How to Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 11

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The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) lets you run Linux software on your Windows 11 PC. When you enable WSL, Windows will install a custom-built Linux kernel. You can then install Ubuntu or another Linux distribution of your choice.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/744328/how-to-install-the-windows-subsystem-for-linux-on-windows-11/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Hoffman

How to Save Photos from Gmail to Google Photos

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Have you been saving photos you receive in Gmail to Google Drive and then moving them to Google Photos? Well, you can finally stop! Read on to start saving images you receive in Gmail emails directly to Google Photos.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/739083/how-to-save-photos-from-gmail-to-google-photos/
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How to Restore Deleted Apps on Your iPhone

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How to Block Spam on Google Drive

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You may not think of Google Drive as a place for spam, but it is a real problem. Spammers can share malicious or spam-filled documents with you and they end up in your list of files. Thankfully, it’s possible to block people.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/744077/how-to-block-spam-on-google-drive/
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How to Collaborate with Comments in Google Sheets

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When you collaborate online using a tool like Google Sheets, there is one essential feature, comments. Leaving notes for each other can help you work on ideas, discrepancies, and more, with everything you need right within the spreadsheet.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/736056/how-to-collaborate-with-comments-in-google-sheets/
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X release day today: Why you need to play

Today we’re taking a peek at Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X on its initial debut for consoles. This is the first time the game is available on a platform other than desktop – it was first released (in its current modern form) for Windows 10 in the year 2020. At that time it was instantly regarded as a … Continue reading

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Waze will warn you about traffic jams and detours before you drive

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Waze can be helpful for dodging gridlock and other headaches while you drive, but now it’s helping you make a more informed choice before you start moving. The Google-owned company has revamped the pre-drive screen on Android and iOS to deliver considerably more info on the pre-drive screen.

You’ll now see alternate routes, traffic levels, real-time reports and toll info, not to mention an explanation of just why Waze chose a given route. If the app recommends that you skip your typical route to work, you’ll know what’s to blame. You can still choose that usual route if you’d like.

The updated screen is already rolling out to users worldwide. In some ways, this is one of the more important Waze upgrades in recent memory. While Waze still thrives on its automatic route planning, this puts more control in your hands and might help more people understand how the app makes its decisions.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/waze-pre-drive-screen-information-144828779.html?src=rss
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