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Android Police reported that you may have experienced some weird stuff if you use Google Docs or Slides and have an adblocker installed. Apparently, you may not be able to edit the document or observe some weird text formatting. Remy Burger, Google Drive Product Manager, stated that the problem surfaced after adblockers implemented a recent change. Changes to AdBlock’s and EasyList’s blocklists, which are used by most if not all adblockers, seems to be the…
CNET posted information about Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4 Laptop. The big news is that you have the option of choosing between new 11th-gen Intel Core processors or Zen 2 series AMD processors. Microsoft also claims that the new laptops will have up to 19 hours of battery life. Starting price for the Surface Pro 4 is $999 for the 13.5 inch Platinum with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and an AMD Ryzen 5 4680U processor.…
Concerned about your privacy? One of the most effective measures to protect your privacy is to cease the use of any electronic device. Unfortunately, very few of us are willing to take that step. According to a post by Paul Thurrott, there is a less drastic alternative. The Chrome browser extension from DuckDuckGo will block Google’s new FLoC tracking method. DuckDuckGo stated, “If you’re a Google Chrome user, you might be surprised to learn that…
Say it isn’t so. Alas, it is. Logitech has announced it will cease manufacturing Harmony universal remotes. Just because Logitech will no longer make the remotes, there is still some supply available for purchase. But what about support for the remotes? Apparently, Logitech will support the remotes as long as people continue to use them. Well, count me in. I have been using a Harmony 650 remote for years. It controls the TV, Onkyo 7.1…
LG announced that it will cease the manufacturing of phones by the end of July this year. As Gizmodo reported, LG has committed to supporting phones for three years. LG stated, “LG Electronics (LG) announced today that all premium LG smartphones currently in use will receive up to three iterations of Android operating system updates from the year of purchase. The three OS update guarantee applies to LG premium phones released in 2019 and…
Well, that title is totally redundant. It should appear obvious that you are already screwed just by creating a Facebook account. You’ve given up your privacy and agreed to allow Facebook to sell your soul. It’s not just Facebook that is selling your data, cybercriminals have breached Facebook and are actively exposing the data of 533 million users. As Brian Krebs said, “Are You One of the 533M People Who Got Facebooked?“ Assuming…
A post on How-To Geek ranks the six worst versions of Windows. There was no hard empirical data to support the ranks, but you’ve probably wanted to upgrade to a different version if you’ve ever used one on the list. “In developing this list, we considered the following metrics: How much people hated each version (appearances on other worst-of lists), how poorly it sold, how slowly it was adopted, how bad its reviews were, the…
Since the beginning, Siri has defaulted to a female voice in North America. According to a TechCrunch post, that’s about to change. Apple is adding two new English voices for Siri in the latest iOS 14.5 beta version. When you set up Siri, users will no longer have a default setting and must select the voice you want to hear. The Apple statement reads, “We’re excited to introduce two new Siri voices for English…
To assist employees working from home (and try to get some market share too), Google lifted the free unlimited Google Meet time limit of 30 minutes through the end of March. According to an Android Police post, Google has extended the free unlimited period through the end of June 2021. I have never been a Google Meet fan. I’ve never had a good experience and typically have difficulty connecting. Once connected, the quality isn’t…
If you are a Chrome user, have you noticed the “Apps” button on the bookmarks bar? Unless you use web apps installed from the Google Chrome Store, you probably haven’t ever clicked on the button. So why have it? Not to worry. How-To Geek posted the simple procedure to disable and remove the “Apps” button in Chrome. Right click anywhere on the bookmarks bar to bring up menu choices. Unselect the Show apps shortcut menu…