Category Archives: Computer Tips

  • Google News gets a fresh coat of paint

    Google News is looking different today. That’s because Google today launched a major redesign of its news aggregation site that brings it in line with the rest of its services and removes a lot of the clutter that accumulated over the years. After years of sticking with essentially the same design, nobody was going to […]

  • Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

    Microsoft has been cautious about making its Surface product line available worldwide. It tests devices in specific markets, sees how they do, and if the response is good, ships them to those areas. The company appears to have have received a strong response, in particular, to its Surface Studio, Surface Book devices and Surface Dial, […]

  • CyanogenMod successor Lineage OS is now available for download

    The ability to install a custom ROM on your Android device has been a key benefit for tinkerers and developers since the early days of the platform. The selection of ROMs has changed over the years, but through it all there’s been CyanogenMod. This ROM has supported the most devices and introduced the most features […]

  • FEDS FRUSTRATED BY CONSTANTLY CRASHING APPS

    Imagine if Twitter was offline for an entire day. Sure, some might be happy for the break, but the uproar that would greet a day with no access to the internet’s public square would no doubt be loud and angry. Within the federal government, however, seeing collaboration, communication and database applications go offline for a […]

  • ‘Pokémon Go’ banned in China over public safety concerns

    The world’s most populous country will not be getting Pokémon Go. Apparently, China thinks the game is just too dangerous to allow due to public safety concerns, according to Reuters. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television cites “a high level of responsibility to national security and the safety of people’s lives […]

  • APPLE WILL START BLOCKING THOSE ICLOUD CALENDAR SPAM INVITES

    Those annoying Calendar spam invites won’t be around much longer. On Wednesday, Apple indicated that it was actively working to identify and block any further spam invites from hitting your iCloud Calendar. Last week, people started receiving suspicious spam invites on iOS and macOS alerting them of special sales for Ugg boots or Ray-Ban sunglasses. […]

  • How To Make Chrome The Best Browser For Your Phone

    Google doesn’t just want the Chrome browser dominating laptops and desktops of this world, it wants it on as many mobile devices as possible too. If you have Chrome installed on your iPhone or Android, there are a handful of ways you can make it even better than the default settings. Here’s how to make […]

  • Can Smarter Solar Inverters Save the Grid?

    When Steve Johnson had solar panels installed on the roof of his Boulder, Colo., home several years ago, he considered it his personal contribution to making the world a little cleaner. And if his grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system would occasionally cause his electricity meter to spin backward during the day and trim his utility bills, […]

  • WINDOWS 10 OFFICE INSIDERS ON THE SLOW RING GET A MINOR MOBILE UPDATE

    Microsoft offers two versions of their Office productivity suite to Windows users. There is the full desktop version, Office 2016, which provides the most complete set of features and functions for the office warrior. If that is overkill, then Microsoft also offers their set of Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 PCs and phones, which […]

  • Good Money Habits That Can Hurt Your Credit

    Credit works in mysterious, sometimes contradictory ways. If you have good financial habits and do the right thing with your money, it seems like your credit would be in good shape. It doesn’t always work out that way, though. Despite your best intentions, smart financial moves aren’t always the best credit moves. Not Using Credit […]

  • Here’s Everything You Should Know About the Highly-Controversial Tidal Music Service

    Since the rise in popularity of streaming music, many services have come and gone – some, like Grooveshark, were great services that just couldn’t make the cut, and some were just, well, bad. Today, however, there are still quite a variety of music streaming services available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Some services […]