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How to Get Android P Now: Install the Android 9.0 Beta

The Developer Preview for Android P was announced back in March, but today at Google I/O we should see the announcement of a Public Beta. Want to try out the new features in Android 9.0? Here’s how. Should I install Android P? If you’re curious, have a compatible device and are reasonably techy, then why not. You can get a good look at what’s in store for Android, and if you don’t like it or find it too buggy you can simply…

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How to Create a Slideshow With the iOS Photos App

You can easily make and share a slideshow of your favorite photos on iPhone or iPad. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Do you want to build a slideshow of photos on your iPhone or iPad? You can do that with software built right into Apple’s Photos app. You can choose the photos you want to include in the slideshow by date or by put them into…

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How to stop Calendars from showing holidays and birthdays

‘);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 small thing, but it can be annoying: Apple automatically generates calendars for holidays and birthdays in the Calendar app for iOS and macOS. Adding to that annoyance for Macworld reader Jeff in New Zealand, is that the U.S. Holidays calendar appears for him on his iPhone, and it has no utility for him. He’d like to suppress its display. Let’s look first at how Apple determines how it picks the holidays…

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Google Assistant: 12 new tricks and tips

Google has had voice search features in Android for years, but when Google Assistant rolled out on the Pixel in October 2016, everything finally came together. You can now get Assistant on all modern Android devices, and Google is constantly improving the platform with new features. It can be easy to miss the improvements if you don’t obsessively keep an eye on the news, so here they are in one place: the 12 coolest new features in Google Assistant. Sync…

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Preventing outgoing calls on an iPhone

Preventing outgoing calls on an iPhone | Macworld ‘);IDG.GPT.addDisplayedAd(“gpt-superstitial”,”true”);$(‘#gpt-superstitial’).responsiveAd({screenSize:’971 1115′,scriptTags:[]});IDG.GPT.log(“Creating ad: gpt-superstitial [971 1115]”);}catch(exception){console.log(“Error with IDG.GPT: “+exception);} It seems like a reasonable limitation for younger people, but it’s not an option. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Jonas Svidras/Pexels “);});try{$(“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);}}); It’s not unusual for parents to want to let their kids use a phone with limitations—and to enforce those limitations with restrictions in the operating system itself. Apple…

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How to Monitor Traffic from an IP Address

If you want to monitor network traffic, you need a utility called Wireshark which lets you see exactly what’s going on between your computers and network devices. Monitoring network traffic isn’t something beneficial only for large businesses. It can be just as useful on home networks as well. You could troubleshoot problems, discover exactly what’s connected and what type of data is being sent across the network. There are many utilities which do a similar job, but we’re going to…

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Help us with the case of the mysterious ‘Dust Me’ hard drive label

‘);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);} I’m used to solving mysteries—or at least admitting when I’m licked. Here’s one that I’ve been chewing over for months, and enlisted the help of an old colleague who used to make utility software who was equally stumped. Readers, do you have ideas? Macworld reader Jeff wrote in with a problem his mother was having. From time to time, her external Seagate hard drive that’s used for Time Machine backups has…

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How to Use Nearby Sharing in Windows 10

Nearby Sharing in the Windows 10 April 2018 update sends files with minimum hassle. No emailing, message attachments, or plugging and unplugging USB drives. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. I’ve long been a fan of Apple’s AirDrop feature, which lets you send a photo, file, or website address to anyone nearby, even if you’re not connected to the internet. Now Windows users can enjoy the same…

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How to Change Twitter Password

Regularly changing your online passwords is always a good idea for keeping your personal data secure, but especially now following a recommendation from Twitter. It claims its 330 million users could be affected by a glitch that allowed some passwords to be visible in readable text on its internal computer system. The problem has already been fixed, but the damage may have already been done and those passwords may have got into the wrong hands. If someone gets hold of…

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How to Create Your Own Alexa Skills Via Blueprints

Sign In To start, open the Alexa Skill Blueprints website. Sign in with your Amazon account. Click on the Watch Video link for a short video tutorial about the blueprints. Then, check out the different categories of blueprints, including Featured Blueprints, Fun & Games, Learning & Knowledge, At Home, and Storyteller. We’ll kick things off with a quiz, so click on the Quiz button. Quiz At the Quiz page, click on the Play button to listen to a sample quiz.…

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