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Google Assistant Can Now Wake You Up With a Song
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If you own a Google Home, a Google Home Max, or any other smart speaker, Google Assistant has some new tricks to show you. On their own none of them will blow your mind, but collectively they show how Google is continually improving the abilities of Google Home and Assistant. Google has afforded Google Assistant […]

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4 Linux VOIP Alternatives to Skype
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When it comes to voice chat online, Skype is the de facto choice. Indeed, ever since Microsoft released its latest version of Skype for Linux, it has become easier than ever to make voice over IP (VOIP) calls, video chat, and even use Skype’s collaboration tools. However, Skype has a reliability problem. Even if you […]

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Spotify Is Testing a Free New App Called Stations
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Spotify is testing a new app called Stations. As the name implies, this standalone app is based around playlists, the modern-day equivalent of radio stations. Unfortunately, you probably can’t try Stations for yourself yet, as Spotify is severely limiting who is able to access it. Anyone who uses Spotify will tell you how good it […]

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How to Reset Network Settings in Windows
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Network problems are awful because you can’t get online to check for help. Everybody knows the infuriating sight of No Connection, followed by hurried troubleshooting to isolate the problem. We’ve shared simple steps to diagnosing network issues¬†and the¬†best tools for assisting with networking problems. If you still can’t figure out your issue after applying that […]

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How to Use the Web Without a Browser
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You’re reading this article in a web browser. But what if you wanted to get online without using a browser at all? Is it even possible? And why would you even want to? Web browsers are incredibly popular, even appearing on Smart TVs. But did you know that you don’t need a browser to get […]

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Facebook Bans All Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Ads
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Facebook has banned all ads for cryptocurrency from the social network. Including those for Bitcoin, the granddaddy of cryptocurrencies that has made a handful of people rich beyond their wildest dreams, and the rest of us pondering what could have been if only we’d invested sooner. Investing in cryptocurrency is a risky endeavor, and don’t […]

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6 Niche Social Networks to Use Instead of Facebook
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Social media takes up a massive chunk of the time we spend online, especially on our smartphones. But sometimes, the most popular social networks out there just don’t quite offer what we’re looking for. That’s where these alternative social media networks and apps come in. They’re places where you can meet more like-minded people and […]

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7 Reasons Your Smartphone Has Slow Internet Speeds
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Smartphones are now well established as the main way most of us connect to the internet. It’s a trend that looks irreversible. And it means getting the fastest possible internet speeds on your mobile devices is more important than ever. But sometimes this doesn’t happen. There might be problems with the way you’ve set up […]

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The Complete Windows Network Troubleshooting Guide
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When you have internet or network issues, it may feel like a regression back to the stone age. Let’s try and understand networks and look at some troubleshooting techniques to bring you back into the world of the living.This guide is available to download as a free PDF. Download The Complete Windows Network Troubleshooting Guide […]

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