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How to Switch Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Home

switch-from-windows-10-s-to-windows-10-h Windows 10 S is designed to be a much faster and secure version of Windows 10. Schools often use it to better restrict what students have access to, but many lower-cost Windows laptops come preinstalled with Windows 10 S. If you want more control over what you download, learn how to switch Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Home or Pro. Why Switch Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Home Windows 10 S is Microsoft’s competitor to Chromebooks. It’s made specifically for security and performance. Since it doesn’t come with the bloatware and system requirements of the… Read more14222445.gif

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How to Turn a Windows Laptop Into a Desktop PC

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Laptops offer the power of a PC wherever you go, from the other side of the country to the other side of the couch. But sometimes you want a desktop for a bigger display, a larger keyboard, and a beefy mouse. Here’s how to turn your laptop into a pseudo desktop.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/706234/how-to-turn-a-windows-laptop-into-a-desktop-pc/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Ian Paul

How to Tell If an Image Has Been Manipulated or Photoshopped

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You can’t believe everything you read—or see. Social media is rife with manipulated or “Photoshopped” images. Here are some telltale signs you’re looking at an altered image.

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How to Restart and Reset Your HomePod & HomePod Mini

reset-restart-homepod.jpg As with any other piece of technology, Apple’s smart speakers may encounter glitches from time to time. Your HomePod or HomePod Mini can stop working all of a sudden, refuse to play/stream music, or Siri may lose its Web connectivity. No matter the reason, knowing how to restart and reset your HomePod and HomePod Mini will surely come in handy.  As a general rule, we recommend restarting your HomePod first. This will force your smart speaker to reboot without losing any of its settings. If that doesn’t work, you should proceed to reset your smart speaker. This action will force your… Read more

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New Router? Simplify Network Setup by Reusing Your SSID and Password

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Did you get a shiny new Wi-Fi router to help with all your stay-at-home internet activities? You’re likely not alone, thanks to the rise in video conferencing, streaming, and other internet-related activities across the home. But the worst part is updating all your devices with the new Wi-Fi name and password. That is unless you do the smart thing and reuse your SSID and Password.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/66190/new-router-simplify-network-setup-by-reusing-your-ssid-and-password/
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This quick and clever tool creates an instant homepage for your podcast

Podcast homepages weren’t something I gave any thought to until I launched my own standalone show. And honestly, even then I probably didn’t give enough thought to the subject. For that reason, many or most of my shows have Tumblr pages — which is, at best, a bit of a mixed blessing in 2020.

The biggest reason many podcasters give little consideration to the subject is the fact that most people are platform-dependent when it comes to listening. People who consume a lot of podcasts generally do so through a single platform/app, be it Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, Castbox, etc. But when it comes to actually promoting your show on social media, you’re best served by sharing a link that’s platform agnostic.

I’ve been playing around with Podpage a bit today. The new offering was created by Brenden Mulligan, co-founder of app developer toolbox LaunchKit, which sold its tools to Google way back in 2016. The offering has been around for a while now, but Mulligan has offered some updates and recently listed it on ProductHunt.

I’m digging it so far. It’s basically plug-and-play to get up and running, though you can customize a fair bit beyond that. For reference, a simple page I made this morning for my podcast, RiYL:

Image Credits: Brian Heater

After a couple of hours, I’m pretty seriously considering dropping the long-standing Tumblr in favor of the service. My page is pretty simple so far, and honestly, that’s by design. Or, rather, partially by design and partially due to the fact that I haven’t been very good about updating episode art, which has kind of limited my options here (perhaps I’ll go through the 400+ episodes on some future rainy day).

You start by entering your podcast name, and the service goes to work, scraping the relevant information and building it into a page. From there, you can add a Patreon (or other method for monetization) and all related social media. One of the nice things about having a purpose-built service like this is how it pulls together all of the relevant information into a single spot. The sidebar features a breakdown of the different podcatchers where you can listen to the show, coupled with a signup form to get show updates.

On the bottom are a selection of reviews from different podcasting services. Up top is a link to the services where you can leave that feedback. There’s also a subscription link and contact form, which is a handy way of allowing people to email you without giving out personal information. Notes submitted to the form will be sent to your associated email.

The basic experience is free and there are currently two upgrade options. At $5 a month, you can host it on your own website and for $12, there are a bunch more customization options, along with a more fully featured website, including blog functionality and the ability to add transcripts.

Note: Changes to the Full-Text RSS free service

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/29/this-quick-and-clever-tool-creates-an-instant-homepage-for-your-podcast/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Brian Heater

How to Stress Test Your GPU with Furmark

stress-test-gpu-furmark-hero.jpg There are many tools out there for benchmarking your graphics cards or GPUs in Windows 10. If you’re overclocking, then we recommend using something like Heaven benchmark or 3DMark to see if your tinkering is pushing out the framerates you want at the temperatures you want. FurMark may look similar to those tools but in reality is more of a stress test than a benchmarking tool. What’s the difference? FurMark will push your GPU harder and draw more power, making it a good way of testing to see if your graphics card is stable at stock settings. … Read more14180290.gif

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Kit converts a regular bike into a snowbike

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This “Electric SnowBike Kit” by the Canadian firm ENVO lets you replace the back wheel of your bike with a powered snowmobile-style tread, and the front with a snowboard.

The upshot is just delightfully bonkers, as the action in that video will attest. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/22/kit-converts-a-regular-bike-into-a-snowbike.html
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How to Add Music to Your Instagram Story

how-to-add-music-instagram-story-feature Instagram Stories are riding the wave in 2020. Introduced four years ago, Stories was created as a space where people could post more mundane photos without worrying about the impact they would have on their “curated” Instagram feeds. You might have noticed that some of your friends’ Stories may boast a musical component. If you’re wondering how you can add music to your Instagram Stories, then continue reading below. The feature has been available for a while now, but if you haven’t had the chance to try it out yet, then this may be the time to finally do so. Related: Top… Read more14137092.gif

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