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How to Rename a Bluetooth Device on Your Mac

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Bluetooth accessories often have long and complex default names that are hard to keep track of. On your Mac, thankfully, you have the option to rename a Bluetooth device to whatever you want—even an emoji. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/712257/how-to-rename-a-bluetooth-device-on-your-mac/
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How to Sync Your Xbox Controller to Multiple Devices at Once

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If you use your Xbox Series X or S controller with multiple devices, you might be surprised to learn that it’s possible to quickly switch between a console and a secondary device without having to re-pair every time.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/713207/how-to-sync-your-xbox-controller-to-multiple-devices-at-once/
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How to Play Music with Google Home

This wikiHow teaches you how to play music with a Google Home device by linking your preferred music service and then controlling the music using voice commands. You can link paid subscription accounts for Spotify, Google Play Music, and YouTube Red, or you can use the free versions of Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora with the Google Home.[1]

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Linking a Music Service

  1. Open the Google Home app. It’s the app with the icon that looks like a multicolored outline of a house. If you haven’t already, download it and connect your Google Home device.
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  2. Tap . It’s the three-lined icon in the top-left corner of the screen. This opens the main menu on the left-side of the screen.
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    • Before moving on, make sure you’re signed in to the correct Google Account, by looking at the top of this screen. You can change accounts by tapping the down arrow .
  3. Tap . This has a gray icon of a person to its left.
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  4. Tap . This is the second selection from the top.
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    • On iPhone or iPad, tap Manage connected accounts at the bottom instead.
  5. Tap the music service you want to add. Tap the name of the music service you want to link to your Google Home.
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    • Music services that don’t already have an account linked will have a plus sign “+” on the right-side.
  6. Tap . It’s in the bottom-right corner of the confirmation pop-up window.
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  7. Log in to your account. Enter your username and password associated with the music service you want to link to your Google Home device.
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  8. Tap or . This option will differ depending on which music service you are linking. Once your account has been successfully logged in, the service is now linked to your Google Home. A blue circle with a checkmark will be displayed to the right of the music service to show that an account is currently linked. You can now play music from this service on Google Home.
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[Edit]Using Voice Commands

  1. Ask Google to play any song, album, artist, genre, or mood. You can also specify which music service you would like to play music from. If you are using a free service, you likely won’t be able to play specific songs, but similar music or shuffled music by the requested artist will play.
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    • “OK Google, play Drake on Spotify.”
    • “OK Google, play 80s music on Pandora.”
    • “OK Google, play rap.”
    • “OK Google, play Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle.”
    • “OK Google, play happy music.”
  2. Ask Google Home to play your playlists. You can ask Google Home to play your playlists by name and by music service. For instance, if you have a playlist entitled “Dinner Party” on Spotify, you could say, “Hey Google, play my ‘Dinner Party’ playlist on Spotify,” to play it instantly.
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  3. Use voice commands to control the music playback. Use voice commands to control all the usual functions.[2]
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    • “OK Google, pause/resume.” Pause or resume playback.
    • “OK Google, next/skip.” Play the next song.
    • “OK Google, shuffle.” Shuffles the current album or playlist.
    • “OK Google, volume 8.” Adjusts the volume level from 1-10.
    • “OK Google, what’s playing?” Tells you the name of the current song/artist/album.

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[Edit]Quick Summary

Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Play-Music-with-Google-Home
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Creative’s Sound Blaster USB-C DAC Can Fix Your Coworker’s Annoying Zoom Audio

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When you buy something that claims to have noise cancellation features, it generally means either isolating the audio you hear, or isolating the audio other people hear from your microphone. But Creative Sound Blaster’s PLAY! 4 DAC can take it one step further: cleaning up other people’s crappy microphone audio for your discerning ears.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/71587/creatives-sound-blaster-usb-c-dac-can-fix-your-coworkers-annoying-zoom-audio/
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How to Connect an Xbox Controller to Apple TV

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Your Apple TV is much more than a media-streaming box. It has built-in games, and it works with the Xbox controller and other popular game controllers. Power up your Apple Arcade experience (or just download individual games) with a physical controller.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/710971/how-to-connect-an-xbox-controller-to-apple-tv/
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The Best Rental-Friendly Smart Home Products

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Smart home products can range from super fun to incredibly useful. The problem is, a lot of them require drilling holes or wiring cables to work—probably not something you can do if you’re renting your current home. But no need to fear, as there are plenty of ways to make your home smarter that won’t tick off your landlord.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/70244/the-best-rental-friendly-smart-home-products/
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Nikon’s latest Z6 II camera firmware unlocks 4K 60 fps recording

7ad56560-71ef-11eb-bccf-4ef7d2f4f963Nikon has released firmware updates for it latest full-frame Z6 II and Z7 II that should improve eye-tracking autofocus and video performance for the Z6 II. The key feature that applies to both cameras is improved human eye-tracking performance when…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/nikons-latest-z-6-ii-firmware-unlocks-4-k-60-fps-recording-110552464.html
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The Most Important Research Ever Conducted Finds that Touchscreens Can Detect Baked Goods

The capacitive technology that allows us to physically interact with touchscreens isn’t just limited to our fingers or a fancy stylus. Hopefully, someone somewhere is polishing up a Nobel Prize because a researcher discovered that pastries work with touchscreens too, and with some clever baking techniques, an iPad is…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/the-most-important-research-ever-conducted-finds-that-t-1846284166
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How to Safely Remove USB Flash Drives From a Chromebook

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You’ve probably heard about how you should always safely “eject” a USB drive before unplugging it. On Windows, it’s a very simple process, but what about on a Chromebook? Should you still do it? How does it work?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/713317/how-to-safely-remove-usb-flash-drives-from-a-chromebook/
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The USB Paradox: Why Do USB Connections Need Three Tries?

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It’s happened to everyone: You try to plug in a USB connector, and it doesn’t work. So you flip it, and it still doesn’t work. Frustrated, you flip it a third time—and it fits! Why is this experience so common with USB?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/713525/the-usb-paradox-why-do-usb-connections-need-three-tries/
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