Technology is great when it works, but when it doesn't, it can be incredibly frustrating. You're not alone if you've ever had to deal with one of these common tech annoyances. But don't worry, we're here to help. In this article, we'll show you how to fix five of the most common tech problems: pop-ups, slow Wi-Fi, blue screens of death, forgotten passwords, and noisy laptops.
Problem: You're sick of notifications but don't want to miss what matters
Problem: You're sick of notifications but don't want to miss what matters
Solution: Turn on alerts and sounds for only important emails
Are you one of those people who has notifications turned on for every email you receive, resulting in a never-ending buzzing and beeping soundscape that distracts you from your work? Or maybe you've turned them all off altogether, missing important updates in the process. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. But there is a solution! You can turn on alerts and sounds for only important emails. Most email providers have settings that allow you to do this. For example, Gmail has an "important first" setting that will make sure the most important messages are the only ones that make a noise or show up on your lock screen.
Google’s recent announcement that it would be phasing out the Wear OS name in favor of “Android Wear” left many people scratching their heads. Why would Google do such a thing when wearable technology is only becoming more popular? With Apple, Samsung, and other major players in the smartwatch market, could Google be conceding defeat?
There’s no question that Google has its work cut out for it convincing users that Wear OS isn’t dead. But with rumors of an upcoming Google Pixel Watch, there’s still hope for the platform. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping an eye on Android Wear to see how it evolves.
Google showed WearOS 3 to the world at Google I/O 2021, is hugely depressing
Google I/O is the company’s annual developer conference, and this year it’s happening from May 12 to May 14. As per usual, the company is expected to unveil new hardware, software, and services. Early chatter suggests that Google will use the event to announce a major update to WearOS, its operating system for smartwatches. But it’s hard not to feel a little underwhelmed by the teasers that Google has released so far. It’s been nearly two years since the company announced a major update to WearOS at I/O 2017, and in that time the platform has only seen a handful of incremental updates. WearOS is no longer the dominant player in the smartwatch market—Apple Watch has long since overtaken it—and it’s starting to feel like Google has given up on its once-promising wearable operating system.
The iPad Air M1 is a powerful device that is capable of replacing your laptop. It has a number of features that make it an ideal replacement, including its size, weight, and battery life. In addition, the iPad Air M1 has a number of apps that are designed for productivity, making it a great choice for business users.
Apple's new iPad Air runs the same M1 chip inside the company's latest MacBook Air
Apple's new iPad Air is a powerful machine that is quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking for an affordable alternative to a laptop. The iPad Air runs on Apple's homegrown M1 chip, which is the same chip that is used in the company's latest MacBook Air laptops. This chip gives the iPad Air the same processing power as well as the same portability and battery life as the MacBook Air. The only downside to the iPad Air is that it doesn't have a built-in keyboard, which can be a deal breaker for some people.
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Many people were outraged when Apple announced the removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. But one of the most controversial design decisions from that launch was the quiet, subtle alerts for locating AirTags. In this post, we'll be discussing Apple's recent decision to increase the volume of those alerts, in response to customer feedback.
Apple announced back in February that it's introducing changes that would make AirTags easier to find
In February, Apple announced that it would be making changes to its AirTags feature in order to make them easier to find after several stories of bad actors using the tracker to stalk people came out. One of the upcoming changes it promised was adjusting the sound AirTags emit to be as loud as possible to make them "more easily findable." Now, as MacRumors reports, the tech giant has started rolling out that capability with the device's latest firmware update. If you have an AirTag-equipped device, you may have already noticed that the sound it emits when you flip it over is a bit louder than before.
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Apple's iPhone 14 Pro launch is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited. But this week, something happened that has us second-guessing our purchase. Read on to find out why the iPhone 14 Pro suddenly doesn't look quite so appealing.
We've heard all sorts of rumours about the iPhone 14
We’ve all been eagerly anticipating the new iPhone 14, hoping for some serious improvements after a relatively lackluster 2018 release. Rumors have been swirling for months, with various sources promising everything from a better camera to longer battery life. But the most persistent rumor of all has involved the notch – or lack thereof. Some reports have suggested that Apple might ditch the divisive notch in favor of a 'pill + hole' design containing the front camera and FaceID tech. But if new leaked display panels are the real deal, it looks like that might not be the case after all. According to these panels, which were leaked by noted leaker Steve H.McFly on Twitter, the iPhone 14 Pro will have a notch after all. So much for that design overhaul…
Apple has announced a free replacement program for AirPods Pro earphones that have a manufacturing defect. If your AirPods Pro earphones are affected, you can get a free replacement from Apple. In this article, we'll show you how to check if your AirPods Pro are eligible for free replacement.
AirPods Pro are some of our favorite wireless earbuds
AirPods Pro have quickly become one of our favorite pairs of wireless earbuds. They offer truly excellent sound quality, active noise cancelation and a comfortable fit. What's not to love? Unfortunately, it turns out that a small percentage of AirPods Pro units manufactured before October 2020 are experiencing specific sound issues. If your AirPods Pro were made in the affected date range, you can get them replaced at your local Apple store for free. So, how do you know whether your AirPods Pro are affected? Apple has created a web tool to help you determine whether your earbuds are eligible for a free replacement. Simply enter the serial number of your AirPods Pro into the tool and it will tell you whether they are covered by the recall.
Google is planning to make a Pixel Watch. If the rumors are to be believed, this will be a high-end smartwatch designed to directly compete with the Apple Watch. However, there haven’t been many concrete details released about the watch yet. We’ll round up all the latest Pixel Watch spec rumors and give you our thoughts on what to expect from Google’s first foray into the smartwatch market.
It sounds like Google’s upcoming Pixel Watch will be a flagship set to compete with Samsung’s latest Galaxy Watches
Google is gearing up to release their own Pixel Watch to compete with the likes of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Watches and the Apple Watch. According to new specs leaked by 9to5Google, the Pixel Watch will be a flagship device, with features like a cellular version and a 300 milliamp-hour (mAh) battery. For comparison, the Galaxy Watch has a 270mAh battery, while the latest Apple Watch has an 18-hour battery life. While the physical capacity of the Pixel Watch’s battery isn’t as impressive as some other watches on the market, it seems about right for its size.
Anyone who's ever used one knows that voice assistants like Amazon's Echo and Google's Home have a ton of potential applications in the home. But not many people know that they can be used in the bathroom, too! Installing a smart speaker in your bathroom has a lot of benefits, chief among them being hands-free control of your music and other smart devices. Here are four more reasons you should install a smart speaker in your bathroom.
To Keep the Music Going
Who doesn't love belting out their favorite tunes in the shower? (Although we'll apologize in advance to our neighbors). Whether you're into Adele, Drake or Taylor Swift, there's nothing quite like starting your day with a good shower sing-a-long. But what if the shower isn't near your music player? Or what if you're in the middle of scrubbing down and the song you really need to hear comes on? That's where a smart speaker in your bathroom comes in handy. With built-in voice controls, you can easily change the song, turn up the volume or even pause it without ever having to leave the shower. Plus, who doesn't love a little extra music in their life?
Amazon just slashed the price of their Blink Mini Security Cameras! get them now while they’re still only $17 each. The Blink Mini Security Cameras are a great way to keep your home safe, and with Amazon’s current price, they’re practically giving them away!
Need more than one home security camera
Unless you live in a studio apartment (and there’s nothing wrong with that), then you need more than one home security camera. In fact, you should probably have one at the front door, one in the back, and maybe even one in the garage. And if you want to take advantage of Amazon’s current sale on the Blink Mini security camera, now is the time! The 2-pack of Blink Minis is now 46% off, which means you can get them for just $17.49 each. That’s the same price as a single Blink Mini on a normal day. And if you’re a Prime member, you can stock up on as many as you want for the discounted price of just $17.49 each! We recently rated the Blink Mini very highly in our guide to the best indoor cameras, and it offers even more value at this low price point.
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Qualcomm has announced that its next-generation mobile processor, the Snapdragon 8cx, will also be available in PCs by late 2023. The new processor is designed for Windows 10 devices and will offer superior performance and battery life over current-generation processors.
Qualcomm announced plans to build next-generation Arm-based System on Chips (SoCs)
Qualcomm has announced plans to build next-generation Arm-based System on Chips (SoCs), designed to rival Apple's M-series chips. The chips are "designed to set the performance benchmark for Windows PCs" and are being developed by the Nuvia team, a subsidiary of Qualcomm that was acquired in 2018. Qualcomm said that it will directly compete with Apple's M-series chips, which are currently used in the iPhone and iPad. During the company's latest earnings call earlier this week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said that the new chips will be available in PCs by late 2023.
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