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How to View a LinkedIn Profile in Secret

LinkedIn is a business social network, and the place to be if you’re looking for a new job or curious as to what happened to the guy who used to sit next to you in the office. If someone looks at your profile, it’s usually because they are interested in you at a professional level – so you want to know, right? Occasionally, though, you’ll discover that the person who viewed your profile has hidden their identity. So you know someone’s…

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How to create private Alexa skills without code

Amazon’s Alexa devices can be a lot of fun, but her answers aren’t always the ones you’d like to hear. Now you can easily create your own personal Alexa skills with one of more than 20 pre-made Blueprints, swapping in your own content for Amazon’s. It’s always been possible to write custom Alexa skills, but that involved computer programming or learning some sort of third-party tool. With Blueprints, that barrier is gone for anyone interested in creating private skills available…

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How to Send a Text from a Computer

The ability to send a text message from a computer is something you probably don’t think about until you need to do it. But it’s easy to set up and, once you have, you’ll probably find you use it more often than you’d think. Being able to text from a laptop might be more convenient if you’re already using that device anyway. Before we begin, consider that you likely already have some options you can use. If you are a Facebook user, you can…

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How To Install Apps In A Sandbox: Keep Your System Safe

Creating a sandbox on your machine can be invaluable if you’re testing something you don’t quite trust. If you’re handed a USB stick you want to have a look at, or downloaded something you think might be suspicious, opening these up in a sandbox is the way to go to ensure your PC is protected. A Sandbox is a virtual environment separate from the rest of your machine where you can install, open and use programs that you don’t entirely…

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How to Get the Best Amazon Warehouse deals

For years Amazon has been selling some of its most popular products for less than their asking price – sometimes way less – and you probably never even realised. Welcome to the wonderful world of Amazon Warehouse, where the corporate giant offloads its (barely) used stock at discount prices. What is Amazon Warehouse? Amazon Warehouse is a sub-site where the company sells on stock that customers have returned for one reason or other, offering it to shoppers at discounted prices.…

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How to fix autocorrect in iOS

You’re tapping along on your iPhone or iPad, and suddenly an ordinary letter or word gets replaced by something bizarre. We’re all used to autocorrect picking up weird expansions, which happens partly because Apple has introduced machine learning into how it predicts what you might intend to type. However, you might also be the victim of a prank, and if you have children or people with child-like humor around you, you probably know who did it, too. A Macworld reader…

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How to Stop Autoplaying Video in Chrome

The latest update to the Google Chrome browser (Chrome 66) mutes autoplaying media on the web, but what about stopping autoplaying video altogether? Fortunately the process is really easy: here’s how to stop autoplaying video, whether you’re using a desktop or mobile browser. Launch Chrome Type chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy into the address bar and hit Enter Click on the drop-down menu next to Autoplay Policy, which should currently show Default Select ‘Document user activation is required’ Click the ‘Relaunch Now’ button at…

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GrayKey: What you need to know about this iPhone hacker and how to protect yourself

Police and other law-enforcement agencies now have inexpensive access to a hacking device that can crack iPhone and iPad passwords in a matter of minutes. First reported in early March by Forbes, GrayKey, from a company called Grayshift, is designed for turn-key cracking of iOS passcodes. In mid-March, Malwarebytes explored the device in greater depth, noting that a four-digit PIN could be cracked in a couple of hours and a six-digit PIN would require as many as a few days.…

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What to do when Image Capture doesn’t see your iPhone and iPad

What to do when Image Capture doesn’t see your iPhone and iPad | Macworld ‘);IDG.GPT.addDisplayedAd(“gpt-superstitial”,”true”);$(‘#gpt-superstitial’).responsiveAd({screenSize:’971 1115′,scriptTags:[]});IDG.GPT.log(“Creating ad: gpt-superstitial [971 1115]”);}catch(exception){console.log(“Error with IDG.GPT: “+exception);} It’s a quirk in trusting your iOS device, even if it’s been trusted. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Apple “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); Many Mac users rely on the Image Capture app to transfer photos and videos from directly-connected cameras, memory cards, iPhones, and iPads. It’s an…

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