Saturday, August 24, 2019

How to See New Emails on Top of Gmail Conversation Threads

Gmail’s conversation view was groundbreaking when it appeared 15 years ago, but it always shows new messages on the bottom of the thread instead of the top. That’s annoying to some long-time...

Facebook’s Privacy Shift

Yesterday at the keynote for Facebook’s F8 developer conference, several key Facebook leaders took the stage to announce new additions to the product. But it was CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s statements that...

How To Make Yourself Less Trackable Online

A mong the geekier of my geeky habits is checking the log of an app I have called Disconnect. It analyzes my data traffic and identifies and blocks tracking systems, recording what...

This Sweet Philips Hue Plugin Brings Your Minecraft Lighting to Life

PC gamers drop big bucks to feel immersed in their games. But some new smarthome tech is enabling amazingly immersive effects with just a few lights. Take this Philips Hue plugin for Minecraft as...

How to Use Skype’s New Blur Background Feature

When you make a video call over Skype, you’re inviting people to look in your home. Letting mom see your disgusting kitchen isn’t a big deal, but what happens when a...

Here’s How to Unsend Messages on Facebook Messenger

Last year, it was revealed that Mark Zuckerberg had an option to “unsend” messages that were sent on Facebook Messenger. Once that info came out, everyone who uses Messenger wanted in...

Windows 10 Will Let You Run Desktop Apps on VR Headsets

Microsoft is still polishing up Windows 10’s April 2019 Update, also known as 19H1. In the latest development build, you can now launch desktop (Win32) applications in a Mixed Reality headset’s virtual...

How To Make Chrome “Open As Window” Shortcuts (Now That Google Killed Them)

Chrome has the useful ability to open a website as a window that doesn’t show the browser interface or open external links in a new tab. Or, rather, it did: in a late...

How to Lock Your Windows 10 PC Remotely

Android and Apple have long given people a way to track and disable your gadgets remotely. Microsoft has also joined the club by letting you track and lock your Windows PC...

Looking for a Microsoft Signature Edition PC? Here’s What to Do Instead

Microsoft’s Signature Edition PCs were one of the Microsoft Store’s best offerings since Microsoft used a clean copy of Windows with no bloatware on these PCs. Microsoft no longer makes Signature...

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Boston Dynamics New Handle Bot Seems Destined For Warehouses

Few tech companies go viral quite like Boston Dynamics does, what with their robots that can run up stairs and open doors. This latest trick is...

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