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The best Linux distro for gaming in 2018

A Linux gaming distro, as the name suggests, is tailored for avid gamers. As such it usually comes bundled with games to play, as well as drivers for graphics cards, games controllers and so forth. There aren't many Linux distros specifically made for gaming. This isn't because Linux users disl...

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Best antivirus for iOS in 2018

Apple’s iPhones and iPads can't be affected by malware in the same way as Windows, but your devices will still be vulnerable to a host of other threats. Whether it's malicious websites, annoying ads, web trackers or just someone grabbing your device when you're not looking, there's plenty to b...

Apple

How to Ask Siri on HomePod to Play Apple Music Playlists, Genres, Moods, and More

One of the main uses for Siri on HomePod is to control your Apple Music collection. There are Siri voice commands for accessing content like playlists, genres, moods, liking or disliking songs, playing more music based on something you've heard, starting a new radio station, and much more. Because...

Apple

How to Update the Software on Your HomePod

Like iOS devices, Macs, the Apple Watch, and the Apple TV, the HomePod will be updated with new software on a regular basis. By default, updates are installed on your HomePod automatically, but there's also a way to force an update if new software is released. Apple's auto update function isn't typ...

Apple

How to Use HomePod to Control Your HomeKit Devices

Apple's new $349 HomePod sounds incredible and is the ultimate speaker for Apple Music subscribers, but it's also an excellent way to manage your HomeKit-compatible devices through Siri voice commands. Controlling HomeKit accessories with Siri on HomePod isn't radically different from controlling t...

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Play audio only on YouTube to save bandwidth

Audio Only YouTube is a browser extension for Google Chrome to play the audio stream of YouTube videos only. The video hosting site YouTube offers no option to play only the audio track of videos. While that is probably not desirable in many cases, it is beneficial in a few cases. Playback of the au...

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Installing Kodi using Ubuntu based systems

Kodi has become probably the largest media center application in use today across a broad range of devices. I remember first using Kodi when it was called XBMC for Xbox Media Center. An old friend of mine about a decade ago installed it onto his original Xbox with a new Hard Drive, and loaded it wit...

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How to Privately Download Instagram Stories Without Alerting Anyone

Instagram may be built around sharing photos, but the stories feature has really taken off too. If you’re not familiar, stories allow you to share photos and videos, optionally adding effects and virtual stickers. They disappear after 24 hours, making them a great way to temporarily show what...

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The Ultimate List of Mac Menu Bar Apps

Menu bar apps live in the top-right corner of your Mac’s screen, and bring some amazing benefits to your desktop. We love that these tiny, smart utilities don’t get in our way like the dock apps do. Instead, they sit in a corner and swing into action only when we summon them.This guide i...

Internet

Nefarious Bitcoin miners have hijacked government websites worldwide

In a hack of unprecedented scope, thousands of government websites around the world have been compromised as part of a criminal scheme to mine a cryptocurrency called Monero, which like Bitcoin and Ethereum is blockchain based, but with a greater focus on transaction privacy.Security researcher Scot...


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