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Set Up Smart Lights Now to Make the Dark Days of Winter Bearable https://www.howtogeek.com/831655/set-up-smart-lights-now-to-make-the-dark-days-of-winter-bearable/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:30:00 -0400 Jason Fitzpatrick
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For millions of people who live where winter means short days and long nights, smart lights are one of the easiest ways to make winter more bearable.

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Forget the iPhone 14, iCloud Storage Tiers Are Long Overdue for an Update https://www.howtogeek.com/833115/forget-the-iphone-14-icloud-storage-tiers-are-long-overdue-for-an-update/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:00:27 -0400 Tim Brookes
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=833115

The more you immerse yourself in the iCloud ecosystem, the more dependent you become on Apple. You’ve got to upgrade to the next iCloud tier to keep things ticking over; it’s just a shame that there isn’t more choice when the time comes.

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6 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do With a Towel https://www.lifesavvy.com/145041/6-bodyweight-exercises-you-can-do-with-a-towel/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:00:25 -0400 Karla Tafra
https://www.lifesavvy.com/145041/6-bodyweight-exercises-you-can-do-with-a-towel/

If you’re tired of your usual exercise routine, grab a towel and challenge yourself with some spicy moves. A towel acts as extra resistance as you push hard to keep it on the floor during exercises. And don’t let it fool you, a towel will really crank up the intensity of your workout.

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5 Reasons to Enable the Guest Network on Your Wi-Fi Router https://www.howtogeek.com/832435/reasons-to-enable-the-guest-network-on-your-wi-fi-router/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:00:05 -0400 Jason Fitzpatrick
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=832435

Guest networks are a very useful router feature and one that far too many people don’t take advantage of. Here’s why you should turn on your guest network today.

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How to Access a Remote Kubernetes Application With Kubectl Port Forwarding https://www.howtogeek.com/devops/how-to-access-a-remote-kubernetes-application-with-kubectl-port-forwarding/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:48:32 -0400 James Walker
https://www.howtogeek.com/?post_type=devops&p=809747

Need to debug an application running inside your Kubernetes cluster? Port forwarding is a way to connect to Pods that aren’t publicly accessible. You can use this technique to inspect databases, monitoring tools, and other applications which you want to deploy internally without a public route.

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16 iOS 16 Features You Should Try Out Right Away https://www.howtogeek.com/832702/16-ios-16-features-you-should-try-out-right-away/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:00:00 -0400 Tim Brookes
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=832702

iOS 16 is out now as a free update for supported iPhones. Not yet updated? Here are some of the new iPhone features that you can get started using right after you upgrade.

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iOS 16.0.2 Is Out, Here Are the Bugs It Fixes https://www.howtogeek.com/835095/ios-16.0.2-is-out-here-are-the-bugs-it-fixes/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:25:38 -0400 Arol Wright
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=835095

iOS 16 is making its way to smartphones worldwide. If you bought an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro, your phone already comes with it, and if you have an older iPhone, it should be available to download. If you’ve been holding out for bug fixes, though, iOS 16.0.2 has been released with a lot of them.

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The Dream of In-Display Fingerprint Scanners Is Dead https://www.howtogeek.com/828441/the-dream-of-in-display-fingerprint-scanners-is-dead/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:00:00 -0400 Joe Fedewa
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=828441

Under-display fingerprint scanners were supposed to be great. Just put your finger on the touch screen like you would anyway, and a built-in sensor unlocks the phone. That was the dream, but in reality, they’re worse than the alternatives.

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10 Things You Should Think Twice About Buying Online https://www.howtogeek.com/826166/things-you-should-think-twice-about-buying-online/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:00:00 -0400 Tim Brookes
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=826166

Online shopping has revolutionized retail, mostly for the better, but some purchases require more care and attention than others. Make sure you do your due diligence when buying online before you fall for a fake or a scam.

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How to Customize the Clock on the Android Lock Screen https://www.howtogeek.com/834670/how-to-customize-the-clock-on-the-android-lock-screen/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:00:47 -0400 Joe Fedewa
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=834670

The lock screen is often the first thing you see when you pick up your phone, and the clock is front and center. Depending on your Android device, you can customize the look of the clock. We’ll show you how.

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The Best iPhone 14 Pro Max Cases of 2022 https://www.howtogeek.com/834208/best-iphone-14-pro-max-cases/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:25:05 -0400 Kris Wouk
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=834208

Nobody wants to watch as their brand-new iPhone hits the ground unprotected. The iPhone 14 Pro Max isn’t a cheap phone, so you’ll want to make sure you keep it safe and sound inside the right case.

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How to Fix the Linux Boots Into the BIOS Error https://www.howtogeek.com/830574/how-to-fix-the-linux-boots-into-the-bios-error/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:00:40 -0400 Dave McKay
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=830574

GRUB updates have been known to result in Linux computers booting into the BIOS or UEFI settings. The fix for this takes advantage of a useful system recovery trick you really ought to know about.

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7 Roku Features You Should Be Using https://www.howtogeek.com/819689/7-roku-features-you-should-be-using/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:30:00 -0400 Joe Fedewa
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=819689

Roku devices are well known for being easy to use—that’s one of the main reasons why they’re so popular. That doesn’t mean they can’t do a lot of cool things, though. We’ll show you some features you should use.

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What’s the Difference Between Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers? https://www.reviewgeek.com/130529/whats-the-difference-between-smartwatches-and-fitness-trackers/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:25:27 -0400 Andrew Heinzman
https://www.reviewgeek.com/130529/whats-the-difference-between-smartwatches-and-fitness-trackers/

Wearable devices are more common than ever before. But ironically, the words “fitness tracker” and “smartwatch” have only grown more confusing. People have a hard time understanding how these product categories are different—a problem that leads to dissatisfied customers and wasted money.

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How to Unblock Netflix https://www.howtogeek.com/830642/how-to-unblock-netflix/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:00:00 -0400 Fergus O’Sullivan
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=830642

Chances are that you use Netflix, the streaming site that lets you watch all kinds of content for one single monthly price. What you may not know is that Netflix has even more content than what you can see when browsing the main page. The way to access this extra content is also the way you get around blocks that keep you from accessing the site in the first place.

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Google Pixel 7 Full Pricing and Release Details Leak Ahead of Launch https://www.reviewgeek.com/130649/google-pixel-7-full-pricing-and-release-details-leak-ahead-of-launch/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:30:21 -0400 Cory Gunther
https://www.reviewgeek.com/130649/google-pixel-7-full-pricing-and-release-details-leak-ahead-of-launch/

Google shocked everyone with the price of its Pixel 6 smartphone last year, as it was an absolute steal at $599. And while many expected a price increase with the highly anticipated Pixel 7 series, we have good news, as leaks suggest pricing will remain the same.

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Steam Beta for ChromeOS Is Right Around the Corner https://www.reviewgeek.com/130635/steam-beta-for-chromeos-is-right-around-the-corner/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:04:17 -0400 Cory Gunther
https://www.reviewgeek.com/130635/steam-beta-for-chromeos-is-right-around-the-corner/

We first heard about Steam for Chrome OS in 2020, but here we are over two years later, and it’s still not quite ready. Google released the first Steam on ChromeOS alpha build earlier this year, but now it looks like an official beta could arrive, allowing more players access.

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Why Rebooting Your Router Fixes So Many Problems (and Why You Have to Wait 10 Seconds) https://www.howtogeek.com/165110/do-i-really-have-to-unplug-my-cable-modem-for-at-least-10-seconds/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:00:00 -0400 Justin Pot
http://www.howtogeek.com/?p=165110

The internet is down, but you know what to do: unplug your router or modem, wait ten seconds, then plug it back in. It’s second nature at this point, but why does it actually work? And is there some magic to the ten second number?

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New Chromecast HD Launches Today For Just $30 https://www.reviewgeek.com/130428/new-chromecast-hd-launches-today-for-just-30/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:56:53 -0400 Danny Chadwick
https://www.reviewgeek.com/130428/new-chromecast-hd-launches-today-for-just-30/

Today, Google unveiled the new HD Chromecast device that’s $20 cheaper than the older 4K version. By removing ultra high-definition and Dolby Atmos support, the new 1080p model Chromecast comes in at a very affordable $29.99. This price makes it even cheaper than the original 2013 Chromecast.

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The Smart Display We Love Is 45% Off Through Sunday https://www.howtogeek.com/834691/the-smart-display-we-love-is-45-off-through-sunday/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:55:21 -0400 Zach Laidlaw
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=834691

Crutchfield’s big Summer Clearance Sale is almost over, but there’s still a bit of time to save. Through this Sunday, you can get one of our favorite smart displays of the year for a really cheap price — the second generation Google Nest Hub, knocked down to just $54.99 ($45 off).

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Windows 11’s 2022 Update Is Causing Issues for Some NVIDIA Users https://www.howtogeek.com/834902/windows-11s-2022-update-is-causing-issues-for-some-nvidia-users/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:52:04 -0400 Arol Wright
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=834902

Microsoft finally released its 2022 update (otherwise known as 22H2) to the public, but if you have an NVIDIA GPU, you might want to hold off from updating for now. Especially so if you’re a gamer. Users have reported pretty bad issues with the newest version of Windows and their NVIDIA cards.

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How to Tell If a Bash String Contains a Substring on Linux https://www.howtogeek.com/825503/how-to-tell-if-a-bash-string-contains-a-substring-on-linux/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:23:00 -0400 Dave McKay
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=825503

Sometimes in Linux scripts, you want to know if a string of text contains a specific, smaller string. There are many ways to do this. We show you some simple, reliable techniques.

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Tesla Finally Releases a CCS Charging Adapter https://www.reviewgeek.com/130623/tesla-finally-releases-a-ccs-charging-adapter/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:16:38 -0400 Cory Gunther
https://www.reviewgeek.com/130623/tesla-finally-releases-a-ccs-charging-adapter/

After a long wait, Tesla has finally released an official CCS adapter for North America that allows Tesla drivers to use off-brand public charging stations. The new CCS Combo 1 (CCS1) to Tesla plug is now available in North America for $250.

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What’s New in the Task Manager in Windows 11’s 2022 Update https://www.howtogeek.com/834462/whats-new-in-the-task-manager-in-windows-11s-2022-update/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:00:38 -0400 Nick Lewis
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Task Manager has scantly changed since it was introduced in the 1990s, besides the occasional addition of a new tab. The 2022 Update for Windows 11 finally gives Task Manager a much-deserved facelift, a few quality-of-life changes, and some new features.

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Google Launches Its Most Affordable Chromecast Yet https://www.howtogeek.com/834843/google-launches-its-most-affordable-chromecast-yet/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 10:58:12 -0400 Arol Wright
https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=834843

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