How to Turn off Online Shopping Coupons in Microsoft Edge
While you’re browsing through shopping websites, Microsoft Edge might suggest coupons or price comparisons with a feature called “Shopping in Microsoft Edge” that became enabled by default in December of 2020. Here’s how to turn it off. First, open Edge. In any window, click the menu button (three dots) and select “Settings.”
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How to Unsubscribe From Automated Text Messages
If you have a smartphone, you’re probably getting text message alerts. Security codes from your bank, coupons from restaurants, messages from political campaigns—the list goes on and on. Here’s how to stop getting unwanted automated texts from an organization.
5 Ways to Save Money on Your Netflix Account
Well, it’s only free if you can bum an account off of a friend or family member. If not, splitting the costs of an account between a few friends is a suitable compromise. If you want to share an account with friends, you should probably go with the $13 …
Beware These 7 Facebook Scams
Beware These 7 Facebook Scams. Unlike the email spam of the late 90s and early 2000s, Facebook’s scams can be harder to spot. They hide in plain sight and recycle old tactics while preying on some of the most trusting members of society. Don’t let yourself or someone you care about fall for a Facebook scam.
Why You Should Delete Emails Instead of Archiving Them
But, even if you only archive the emails you care about (instead of all emails), you’ll be a lot better off. In the USA, Emails Are “Abandoned” After 180 Days. Those are all good arguments for cleaning up your email account, even if you’re not particularly concerned about email privacy. But if you are concerned about privacy, know this:
PSA: Watch Out for This New Text Message Package Delivery Scam
If a message ever looks fishy, you’re better off reporting and blocking the number and deleting the message. Advertisement. This isn’t the first time that spammers have used SMS to send out fake messages, but more people appear to be receiving this specific package delivery scam message. As the recipient of one such attack, we decided to
QR Codes Explained: Why You See Those Square Barcodes
QR Codes Explained: Why You See Those Square Barcodes Everywhere. QR codes are plastered on advertisements, billboards, business windows, and products. They appear to be very popular among marketers, although it’s rare to see anyone actually scanning one. These barcodes can be captured with a smartphone camera — for example, a typical QR
How to Find or Create an RSS Feed for Any Website
Head back to the site you’d like to create an RSS feed, then right-click an example of the sort of link you’d like to see in that RSS feed. Google Chrome will give you the option to “Inspect” the link; other browser should offer similar wording. Do this and the Inspector will pop up, showing you the website’s code alongside the site
HP’s Ink Subscription Has DRM That Disables Your Printer
Printer ink is expensive. HP promises to help with a subscription service for ink, complete with cartridges that stop working when you cancel your subscription. But HP makes you count pages, and I’d rather print as much as I want.
What Is the Windows Page File, and Should You Disable It
Myth: Disabling the Page File Improves Performance. Some people will tell you that you should disable the page file to speed up your computer. The thinking goes like this: the page file is slower than RAM, and if you have enough RAM, Windows will use the page file when it should be using RAM, slowing down your computer. This isn’t really true.
How to Uninstall Extensions in Chrome, Firefox, and Other
Click the “Extensions” icon at the top of the Preferences window to see your list of installed extensions. Select an extension at the left side of the screen and either click the “Uninstall” button to remove it from your Mac or uncheck the “Enable [Extension Name]” box to disable the extension without removing it entirely.
Everything You Can Do With Google Pay
For a full list of places, both online and off, where Google Pay is accepted, head to the official Google Pay site. How to Use Google Pay. Now that we know what Google Pay is, let’s talk about setting it up and using it. You’ll need a compatible phone (unrooted, KitKat and above, with NFC) to get started, as well as a Google account.
How to Combine Word Documents
To begin, open a new or existing Microsoft Word document. This is the “master” document where you’ll combine all of your Word documents into a single file. From the ribbon bar, click the “Insert” tab. You’ll need to locate the “Object” button in the “Text” section. The icon may be large or small, depending on your screen
How to Turn off Amazon One-Click Ordering Everywhere
One-click purchasing on Amazon can be handy, but sometimes, you might want to disable it. Luckily, Amazon allows you to completely disable 1-Click Ordering on all browsers and devices with a link buried in Settings. Here’s how to find it on desktop computers and mobile.
[Updated] It’s Time to Stop Buying Phones from OnePlus
The Motorola Moto X4 is an excellent phone for just $400. The Essential PH-1 started off rocky, but a series of software updates and an attractive price drop makes it an excellent option that seems to keep getting better. It’s very comparable to the OnePlus 5t for the same price.
How to Migrate Your Smart Bulbs to the New Philips Hue Bridge
Once supply catches up with demand you’ll be able to purchase a Hue Bridge 2.0 as a stand alone purchase for $59 according to Philips and, per the Hue Bridge 2.0 product page, existing Hue users can use the unique ID of their Hue Bridge 1.0 device to get a coupon code for 33 percent off the upgrade to a Bridge 2.0 unit (which would lower the
How to Make the Most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales
That game expansion pack on sale for 50% off suddenly doesn’t look like such a good sale when the Amazon price scan shows the Amazon non-sale price is already 60% off retail. Browse the actual site or use the barcode scanner to snatch items. Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android.
How to Set Up and Use the Google Titan Key Bundle
Google recently released a set of two-factor authentication (2FA) security keys called the Titan Security Bundle. This set includes a traditional USB-based Universal Second Factor (U2F) key for use on a computer and a combination Bluetooth/USB key for mobile. Here’s how to get it all set up.
PSA: You Can Save Lots of Money on LED Light Bulbs with
From a consumer standpoint the bulbs are always on sale and the utility company is applying instant coupons. Look for signage, as seen in the photo below, at your local retailers. You’ll typically find fine-print on these instant rebates that indicates the rebate is limited to X number of bulbs per household (a value which ranges anywhere
How to Share Facebook Posts with Only Certain Friends
If you’ve been on Facebook a while it’s probable you’ve amassed a friends list that includes close friends, old childhood friends, relatives, coworkers, neighbors, and a whole host of people you like but don’t necessarily want to share everything with. Read on as we show you how to …
How to Remove Cards and Passes from the Wallet App on iPhone
To start, find the Wallet app on your home screen and tap on it to open the app. Select the card that you want to remove. Advertisement. Tap on the small ellipsis button down in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Tap on “Remove Pass” at the bottom. A pop-up will appear confirming this action. Tap “Remove” to finalize it.
How to Charge Your Apple Pencil (First and Second Gen)
It’s paired and charged in the same fashion. Take your Apple Pencil and remove the cap from the top of the stylus. You’ll now see a Lighting connector at the end of the Apple Pencil. Insert this connector into the Lightning port at the bottom of your iPad. You’ll hear …
What Is a Browser Extension
What Is a Browser Extension? Browsers have evolved to become much more than simple internet navigators. A big part of that evolution was the introduction of “extensions.”. They let you control how websites load and behave, and they can add extra features to your browser.
How to Charge Your Ring Doorbell When the Battery Gets Low
First off, you can see how much juice your Ring Doorbell still has left by opening up the Ring app on your phone and tapping on the device at the top of the screen. The battery level will appear in the upper-right corner. If you want an exact percentage of how much battery is left, tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
How to Delete Your Old Online Accounts (and Why You Should)
Search for the name of the website or service and “delete account” using a web search engine like Google or DuckDuckGo. Check JustDelete.me, which offers a convenient database with instructions for deleting a wide variety of online accounts. Visit the website’s support website and look for information on deleting accounts.
How to Upgrade Your Laptop Hard Drive
For this tutorial we picked up a 250GB SSD for under $100, no coupons, bargain shopping, or sales necessary. (Before you run out and buy a drive this second, however, do read ahead to the drive-selection section of the tutorial for some tips on …
How To Save Money On Audible Audiobooks
To incentivize you to keep your account active, they’ll often offer you a discount if you try to cancel at the end of the month. On multiple occasions after canceling a month-to-month subscription, Audible has offered me a 50% discount on the next three credits. That’s three audiobooks—generally $20-30 when bought individually—for under
How to Track Sales and Price Drops on Amazon
First, enter a target price in the Desired column next to the type of price you want to track (Amazon, Third Party, or Used). The site will offer a selection of shortcuts if you want to know when an item drops below a certain threshold like 3%, 5%, or 10% (the extension offers different thresholds like 10%, 25%, or 50% off and so on).
Save 10% on Instacart by Opting Out of the Service Fee
On the Service fee page, tap the “10%” option, and then select “Waive ($0)” to opt out of the service fee. You can also add a tip from here, or you can tip your delivery person after the delivery. After selecting the Waive option, tap “Save” to confirm your changes. Back on the main order screen, the service fee should now cost $0.
How to Use Collections in Microsoft Edge
Type into this box to add a text note and then click off the note to save it. You can also add text, images, and weblink snippets from web pages to your Edge collection. Open a web page and right-click on an object (like an image or a weblink) or select a portion of text and then right-click. From here, select your Edge collection in the “Add
How to Turn Off Annoying Mac Notifications
How to Turn Off Annoying Mac Notifications. Justin Pot. Justin Pot Writer. Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded.
How to Download Free eBooks with Amazon Prime
On the product page, you’ll see the Kindle eBook listed as free for Prime members. Click or tap “Read for Free” or “Read and Listen for Free.”. The latter means there’s also an audiobook. The eBook will then be added to your Amazon account, and you can download it to read on your Kindle or in the Amazon Kindle app. Advertisement.
How to Make BitLocker Use 256-bit AES Encryption Instead
Double-click the “Choose drive encryption method and cipher strength” setting. Select Enabled, click the drop-down box, and select AES 256-bit. Click OK to save your change. BitLocker will now use 256-bit AES encryption when creating new volumes. This setting only applies to new volumes you enable BitLocker on.
What Is GitHub, and What Is It Used For
“Forking” is when you create a new project based off of another project that already exists. This is an amazing feature that vastly encourages the further development of programs and other projects. If you find a project on GitHub that you’d like to contribute to, you can fork the repo, make the changes you’d like, and release the
Office 2019 Has Arrived. Here’s Why You Probably Won’t Care.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 2019 to volume licensing customers, promising general retail availability in the coming weeks. Unless you’re a business customer looking to upgrade and you’re not ready to move your Office life to …
How to Make Vertical Tear-Off Pages in Microsoft Word
To set the margin, go to the “Layout” tab and click the “Margins” button. From the drop-down menu, choose the “Custom Margins” option at the bottom. The Page Setup window will open with the “Margins” tab already selected. Set the bottom margin to 3” and then click “OK.”. That should give you plenty of room for your tear-offs.
How to Manage App Permissions on Your iPhone or iPad
You can also just look at a single app, seeing which permissions it has and toggling them on or off. To do this, open the Settings app and scroll down to the list of apps at the very bottom. Tap an app and you’ll see the permissions it wants.
The Cheapest Places to Pre-Order Games (Now That You Need Prime for Amazon Discounts) Amazon’s 20% discount on video game pre-orders and Best Buy’s generous Gamers Club Unlocked program are both gone. The competition is cooling down, but you can still find savings on new PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and….
How to Save Money on Apple Products (Like the iPhone, iPad
They range from discounts—$120 off an iPad Pro at Target—to free gift cards—$300 gift card with an iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or X at Walmart. These sales are obviously seasonal and what discounts you’ll get and where will change throughout the year.
How to Stream Any Audio from Your PC to a Sonos Player
The Sonos media controller app on Windows is almost perfect, but it does have limitations. For example, it has a pesky 65,000-song limit, and despite an abundance of streaming services, you can’t stream things like YouTube and sporting events. Fortunately, there is a pretty handy app that lets you work around the Sonos controller’s few limitations.
Why Configuration Profiles Can Be As Dangerous As Malware
The configuration profile can only infect the device in a limited way. It can’t replicate itself like a virus or worm, nor can it hide itself from view like a rootkit. It can only point the device at malicious servers and install malicious certificates. If the configuration profile is …
How to Download Mods in The Sims 4
Locate the downloaded files on your computer and then move the files manually to The Sims 4 Mods folder. In the Mods folder, create a Mods Tutorial (any name will suffice) subfolder and move all of the “.package” files from the downloads folder into the Mods Tutorial folder.
How to Enable HomeKit on the Ecobee Thermostat
Start off by opening the Ecobee app on your phone and make sure you’re at the main screen where it lists your thermostat. If you’re not on this screen, tap on the back arrow in the top-left corner. After that, tap on the menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on “Add HomeKit-enabled ecobee”. Advertisement.
How to Store Leftover Paint the Right Way
However, try mixing it with a stir stick and see if the paint mixes together smoothly. After that, brush a little bit of the paint onto a test surface and see how well it spreads. If it’s rough and bumpy, it’s time to get rid of it. In the end, it’s best to use the classic saying: “If in doubt, throw it out”.
How to Remove Old Boarding Passes From Apple Wallet
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap the “Edit Passes” button. Tap the minus sign or “-” button to the left of a pass and then tap “Delete” to remove it. Delete all the passes you want. When you’re done, tap “Done.”. Advertisement. You can also remove individual passes. Tap a pass in the Wallet app and tap the
How To Easily Access Your Home Network From Anywhere With
We all have things on our home network we want to access from the outside: music collections, game servers, file stores, and more. Dynamic DNS makes it easy to give your home network a memorable and easy to use address.
How to See Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery on an
How to Access the Battery Screen. Open the Settings app from your app drawer, expand the “Device” section, and then tap the “Battery” option. You can also pull down the Quick Settings panel in the notifications shade and long-press the battery icon (or Battery Saver on Oreo devices) to …