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How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

Just because you’re working from home now doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to meetings. And just because you don’t have a spare webcam around doesn’t mean you need to peel back the tape that’s covering your laptop’s camera—as long as you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can easily turn it into a makeshift webcam. Update 07/29/20: Since we first published this article, we have reviewed a new entry in this field, Camo. It may…

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How to Spot Fake News Online

PCMag editors select and review products independently. We may earn affiliate commissions from buying links, which help support our testing. Learn more. Not sure which sources to trust when you’re online? These browser plug-ins and online tools can help you figure out how to detect fake news sites. Source link

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Make the most of YouTube TV with these 14 tips

If you’re looking to cut cable or switch up your current cord-cutting plan, now’s as good a time as any to check out YouTube TV. The $50-per-month channel bundle remains our pick for best live TV streaming service, and that position is only getting stronger with this week’s launch of PBS channels and a price hike to $55 per month for Hulu’s rival live TV service. Although a simple interface is one of YouTube TV’s best qualities, not all of…

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How to Enable Picture-in-Picture Video in Your Browser | News & Opinion

Sometimes, you just want to watch a little Netflix while you trudge through spreadsheets on your laptop. If you don’t have enough room on your screen for work and TV, though, you can use picture-in-picture to overlay a small video on top of your browser—whether it’s Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Sure, you could just drag out a tab and resize it to fit your needs, but picture-in-picture will always stay on top of your other windows, even when you’re doing…

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Watch Europa League Online, On TV & Abroad: Man Utd vs AZ Alkmaar

The Europa League has returned. The second-tier European competition is back for its 11th season since rebranding, with 48 teams vying for the trophy. English teams Manchester United, Arsenal and Wolves are all in the group stages this year, alongside Celtic and Rangers and seasoned European sides such as Sevilla and Roma.  Chelsea, the holders, are competing in the Champions League in 2019/20. Where can you watch the games in the UK? BT Sport has the exclusive rights to all…

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How to Make Your Own Open-Source Voice Assistant With Raspberry Pi

Want an open-source alternative to Amazon’s Alexa or the Google Assistant? Download Mycroft onto Raspberry Pi for a privacy-focused voice assistant. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. I have become addicted to Alexa. Once you start using a smart speaker to set reminders, play the news, or turn the lights on, it’s hard to go back. But if you want the convenience of voice control without the…

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Cord cutting: A beginner’s guide

Now is a better time than ever to cut the cable cord. Instead of paying upwards of $100 per month for a bloated channel bundle, you can replace it with streaming TV services—and perhaps a TV antenna—at a fraction of the cost. Sorting through these new options isn’t always easy, though, especially if you aren’t tech savvy. Whereas cable made everything simple, cutting the cord requires picking from a dozen different hardware options and an ever-growing list of streaming services,…

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How to Enable Dark Mode on Your Web Browser

Want to dim the lights on the internet? Don’t let a bright screen mess with your eyes or sleep. Here’s how to enable dark mode in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Edge. December 9, 2019 11:00AM EST December 9, 2019 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The internet never sleeps, meaning you can stare at a brightly lit display at all hours of the day, potentially messing…

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How to send large attachments with Mail Drop and other services

Apple added a clever option in its 2014 Mac operating system update for letting the Mail app handle large files. Many email servers limit the file size of attachments to something that can be quite modest—in the 10s to 100s of megabytes. This is partly to prevent spam and harassment that could clog a mail server or an email account, putting a user over their quota. But it’s also just for plain efficiency. Email is a terrible way to send…

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10 Ways to Set Up Your Wi-Fi for Guests

If you envision guests using your laptop or tablet while they visit, you may want to do some housekeeping on them. For computers, it’s a good idea to create guest accounts, especially ones without administrator permissions to the machine. If you’re still using Windows 7, you’re going to want to change that. But until then, you can go to Control Panel > User Accounts and create a new account. Unfortunately, this feature is well hidden on Windows 10, and there…

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The New Google Assistant: How to get it up and running on the Pixel 4

The new Google Assistant is one of the marquee features of the new Pixel 4, with a less-intrusive interface, rapid-fire responses, and smarter integration with Android 10. But even if you have a Pixel 4, you might not be seeing it due to Google’s restrictions on how and when you can get it. So if you’re still seeing the old Assistant, here’s how to get the new one. Change your language IDG The new Google Assistant is U.S.-only at launch,…

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How to Use the Apple TV App

With macOS Catalina, Apple ditches iTunes for a dedicated app called Apple TV. Here’s how to purchase videos and watch your favorite TV shows and movies in the new app. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. If you’re used to buying TV shows and movies in iTunes on Mac, you’ll find that the program is missing with the upgrade to macOS Catalina. In its place is the…

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How to Buy Amazfit GTR at the Best Price in the UK for Black Friday

Xiaomi makes some of the best-value wearable tech around (case in point: Mi Band 4), and the Amazfit GTR stands out for its aesthetic design, incredibly long battery life, GPS, sleep tracking and choice of sports modes that include swimming.  Recently announced in China, and now available in the UK, the GTR is a classy-looking waterproof (5ATM) sports watch with a 1.39in (454×454, 326ppi) AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass, a stainless steel or aluminium case, a choice of premium bands and a selection…

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Google’s Smart Home Devices: What’s the Difference?

From Google Home to Nest, Google’s collection of smart home devices is rapidly expanding. Before you buy, here’s a rundown of what each gadget can do. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. To compete with Amazon’s collection of Alexa-enabled devices, Google has stepped up its game with smart speakers, displays, doorbells, thermostats, cameras, alarms, locks, and media streamers. Whether you want to monitor your home when you’re…

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GIMP basics: Best tips and tricks for beginners

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), like so many other open source programs, started out as a student project at the University of California, Berkeley. It was developed by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis in 1995, and the first version (0.54) was released in 1996. As of the current version (2.10) GIMP has matured into a truly incredible photo-editing program. It’s not as complex as Photoshop, but it’s not as basic as PC Paint either. It rivals all the top dogs on…

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What Do TV Model Numbers and SKUs Actually Mean? How to Know If You’re Getting a Good Deal

Those long strings of numbers and letters in TV model names actually mean something. We decode the SKUs for every major TV manufacturer. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Several times a year, electronics retailers slash prices on products as part of seasonal and holiday sales. Super Bowl weekend, President’s Day, Amazon Prime Day, and of course Black Friday offer sizable discounts on big-ticket electronics like TVs.…

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How to restore correct dates for images in Photos

There’s a gaping hole in Photos, and it’s not a missing photo of your grandma. Rather, it’s how the app handles adjusting the date and time of photos that have been imported without the correct information. This has quite likely happened to you, based on the volume of reader email about this particular situation. When iCloud Photos syncs images captured on an iPhone or iPad, the date and time of capture comes through correctly. Likewise if you use the Finder…

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How to Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription | News & Opinion

Since its launch in June 2015, Apple Music has grown into a popular streaming service among Apple aficionados. At $9.99 per month for an individual account, $4.99 per month for a student plan, and $14.99 per month for a family (of up to six people) plan, Apple Music lets you stream more than 50 million songs, listen to playlists created by music experts, and tune into the 24/7 Beats 1 radio station to hear tunes selected by DJs from around…

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Nest: Which of the two big smart platforms is right for you?

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and snap up your first smart speaker or display (trust us, you’ll love it). Here’s the big question, though: Should you pick one that answers to Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant? That’s the choice you’ll face when you’re deciding between Amazon Echo speakers and displays, home to the ubiquitous Amazon Alexa, or Google Nest (formerly Home) devices, which are powered by Google Assistant. What’s the best way to choose between Echo and Nest?…

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How to Unsubscribe From an App on iPhone, iTunes, or Mac

Ready to ditch Apple TV+, Apple News, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, or another subscription service that’s siphoning precious dollars from your bank account each month? Here’s how to unsubscribe through iPhone, iPad, PC, or Mac. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Did you subscribe to an app through your iPhone or iPad? Maybe it was a free trial subscription that requires a monthly fee to continue. It…

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