Microsoft 's management of app defaults in Windows 11 has received consistent criticism. Compared to Windows 10, the newer operating system complicates the process for users who wish to use third-party applications instead of Microsoft's default offerings. However, that may change soon as Microsoft plans to ease things for those who want to change the default apps on Windows 11. Microsoft, in a blog post, said it is “reaffirming our long-standing approach to put people in control of their Windows PC experience,” announcing the new feature for Windows 11 users that will let them easily control changes to their app defaults. How the new Windows 11 feature will work In Windows 11, if a user prefers not to use Edge as their default browser, they must navigate to the Settings menu and change the default app based on file and link types, which takes up quite some time. But now, Microsoft is introducing a new Settings deep link URI scheme for developers, … [Read more...] about Microsoft to make it easier for users to switch default apps on Windows 11
Brace yourselves – Apple Music may be showing you other people’s playlists.
Some Apple Music users are posting on Reddit about playlists from other users randomly appearing in their own music library in the app, causing some rather serious privacy concerns. Discovering new music and curating super niche playlists is one of the joys of modern music streaming services. There’s nothing better than finding a very specific playlist with a slightly off-putting title and diving into the carefully curated mood created by the crater of the playlist. However, MacRumors was approached by Reddit user @adh1003 who had compiled complaints from users about the strange guest appearance of playlists they don’t recognize. Unknown playlist, im 100% i have NEVER made this, its an empty playlist, anyone else also getting unknown playlists? This is my 1st time i got it. from r/AppleMusic Apparently, in some cases, these unknown playlists have merged with users' original playlists causing a vibe entanglement, or users' playlists are just missing … [Read more...] about Brace yourselves – Apple Music may be showing you other people’s playlists.
The Best Portable Printers of 2023
Table of Contents What to Look For in a Portable Printer in 2023 Best Portable Printer Overall: Canon Pixma TR150 Best Budget Portable Printer: HPRT MT810 Bluetooth Printer Best Portable Photo Printer: Canon SELPHY CP1500 Best Portable Label Printer: Phomemo M110 Portable Bluetooth Printer Best Portable Printer for iPhone: KODAK Step Wireless Printer Best Portable Printer and Scanner: HP OfficeJet 250 All-in-One Frequently Asked Questions What to Look For in a Portable Printer in 2023 Home offices, small businesses, and household computer rooms have been forced to give up vital real estate to bulky printers for years. So, the first thing you’ll want to consider is size. Just how portable do you need your printer to be? Do you have room for something just a little bigger, or do you need to condense the device down significantly? There may be limitations on just how small you can go, though. Portable printers and scanners will likely occupy more room than a … [Read more...] about The Best Portable Printers of 2023
Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia: Causes, symptoms and treatment
An arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. People with this condition may have a heart that beats too quickly, too slowly or has an irregular rhythm. While it is normal to feel as if your heart skips a beat occasionally, a frequent irregular rhythm may lead to palpitations, dizziness and other symptoms, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (opens in new tab) (NHLBI). Arrhythmias may occur when there is a problem with the heart's electrical system. In the case of atrial fibrillation, also known as A-fib or AF, the result is that the top chambers of the heart contract irregularly. "Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia," said Dr. Lawrence Phillips, a cardiologist and assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. "It's caused [by] irregular impulses coming from the top chamber of the heart." Atrial fibrillation may cause heart disease or worsen existing heart … [Read more...] about Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia: Causes, symptoms and treatment
What is OLED? Self-lighting pixels, black levels and burn-in explained
OLED is a term that you see everywhere in tech. Whether you've been hunting for a new TV, eyeing up the latest laptops or reading about the Nintendo Switch OLED . But what is OLED tech? And, importantly, do you need to upgrade to an OLED TV and an OLED laptop? Let's begin with what OLED stands for: Organic Light Emitting Diode. It’s this panel tech that makes OLED TVs stand out in comparison to other types of displays. OLED TVs can turn their pixels off, in turn allowing them to deliver perfect blacks. OLED TVs bring you better image quality, faster response times and reduced power consumption. So if you’re looking to buy one of the best TVs , you need to learn more about OLED to help you decide whether it’s a better fit for your viewing needs than the likes of Samsung’s QLED TVs. This guide is an OLED TV explainer, helping you to figure out how OLED works, what sets an OLED TV apart from other panel types, and most importantly, if this TV tech is right for … [Read more...] about What is OLED? Self-lighting pixels, black levels and burn-in explained
Best Kodi XBMC streaming boxes of 2023: the best hardware for Kodi streaming
Kodi boxes, also known as Android TV boxes, are massively popular. The best models deliver 4K video to your TV and allow you unfettered access to audio and video streams of every format and service. If there's a better, more versatile piece of AV software out there, we've yet to see it. On top of giving you the capability to stream video and music files over a local network, the software also includes the ability to install add-ons to stream from almost any streaming service you could think of, including Amazon Prime Instant Video , Spotify and Netflix. One of the main selling points of Kodi is the fact that it’s supported by pretty much any platform you could think of, up to and including macOS, Android, Linux and Windows. The only real drawback we can think of is that Kodi doesn’t actually manufacture streaming boxes (no, the official Kodi Raspberry Pi case doesn't count), so you need to find your own device to run it on. Luckily, dozens of manufacturers the … [Read more...] about Best Kodi XBMC streaming boxes of 2023: the best hardware for Kodi streaming
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When people think of the acclaimed developer Arkane Studios, stealth-action adventures like Dishonored or Deathloop probably come to mind. These kinds of "immersive sims" are known for letting players maneuver through a "clockwork world" where characters go about their daily lives and players complete larger, open-ended objectives. So it's a bit of a surprise to see the developers shifting to a more direct kind of looting and grinding-action RPG with the horror fantasy of Redfall . After spending time with a single-player preview build of Redfall , I could still make out some hints of Arkane’s signature open-ended style amid the vampire slaying. But it's still a noticeable shift from the bleak worlds of Prey and Dishonored , with a team of charismatic vampire hunters that bring the vibe of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer to the gameplay of Borderlands . Welcome to Redfall The titular town of Redfall has come down with a bad case of vampires and human cultists. Together, … [Read more...] about offers a compelling mix of
PWM Fan vs. DC Fan: Which Is Better for PC Cooling?
PWM fans are quieter, more controllable, and have a longer life, making them generally better than DC fans. If you're on a budget or building a PC where constant fan speeds are necessary, DC fans will work just as well as PWM fans. If you’re building a PC, fans may not be the first component you think of, but they’re still important. When going for an air-cooled build, you have the option of DC or PWM fans, but which is better? What Is a DC Fan? As the name implies, a DC fan is a computer fan that runs on direct current from your PC’s power supply or through the motherboard . These fans use a three-pin connector with a power supply pin, a ground pin, and a signal pin. The first two pins provide power, while the signal pin reads information about how fast a fan’s blades are spinning. Because of this, this pin is also frequently known as the tachometer pin. This lets your PC monitor fan speeds and alert you if a fan stops spinning. DC fans can either run at a … [Read more...] about PWM Fan vs. DC Fan: Which Is Better for PC Cooling?
Five Ways Smart Electric Toothbrushes Can Transform Your Oral Health
The evolution of modern technology has been great at offering new ways to simplify daily life and make mundane tasks more exciting. Once such act involves your teeth. Enter the smart electric toothbrush, an innovation with the potential to transform how you approach your oral health and hygiene. But how do you improve upon something as simple as brushing your teeth? It seems the standard toothbrush does the job fairly well and has been since its inception in the 15th century. However, when you break down the efficiencies that smart electric toothbrushes bring to the table, there are at least a handful of ways that owning one can completely transform your oral hygiene. A More Effective Clean The biggest issue with a standard toothbrush is that the bristles only move in the direction you push and pull them. They’re relegated to a back-and-forth sweeping motion, which minimizes the amount of plaque that can be removed. Electric toothbrushes improve on this formula with a vibrating … [Read more...] about Five Ways Smart Electric Toothbrushes Can Transform Your Oral Health
8 Common Discord Scams (and How to Protect Yourself)
Scammers may target you with bogus free Discord Nitro offers, malware sent via private chats, attempts to learn your Discord token, scam competitions and giveaways, invitations to servers where your "behavior" has been "exposed", by pretending to be Discord HypeSquad and Partner staff, with crypto and NFC scams, or with fake Steam giveaways and profile reporting. Discord is a communication tool that’s primarily aimed at gamers, but one that also has broad appeal. Due to the popularity of the service, Discord also happens to be a common target for scammers. Can You Get Scammed on Discord? Just like any other communication platform, scams are rife on Discord. The stakes can be very high on the platform, particularly if have your own server. If someone gets access to your server, either by impersonating you or by convincing you to grant them admin privileges, they may attempt to nuke your Discord server or simply use it to spam members and compromise more accounts. Just … [Read more...] about 8 Common Discord Scams (and How to Protect Yourself)