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
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Motorola smartphones that received a price cut recently
Lenovo-owned Motorola recently slashed the price of some of its mid-range smartphones in India. If you have been planning to purchase a decent Android smartphone, then this is the right time to do so. Here's a list of 5 smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer that have become cheaper: Moto Edge 30 : Price starts at Rs 24,999 Launched last year, the Moto Edge 30 comes in 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB priced at Rs 27,999 and Rs 29,999 respectively. After the price drop, the customers can purchase the 6GB version at Rs 24,999 and the 8GB variant at Rs 26,999. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778+ chipset and sports a 6.5-inch full HD+ display. The smartphone runs Android 12 and is backed by a 4020mAh battery with 33W Turbo fast charging. Moto G72 : Priced at Rs 15,999 Launched in October last year, this 108MP camera smartphone from Motorola received a price drop in India recently. Launched at Rs 18,999, it received a price cut of Rs 3,000 … [Read more...] about Motorola smartphones that received a price cut recently
WhatsApp Groups get these two new features: All the details
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a bundle of new updates for groups designed to give group admins more control and make group navigation easier for all users. The announcement was made on Zuckerberg's Instagram Broadcast Channel . One of the main changes is a new tool that gives group admin s more control over who can join a group. When an admin shares a group's invite link or makes the group joinable in a community, they will now have the ability to decide who can and cannot join. The feature is designed to give group admins more control over their group's privacy and ensure that only trusted individuals can join, says Meta. Another new feature is the ability to see which groups you have in common with someone easily. This should come in handy in larger groups and communities , where it can be difficult to remember which groups you are a part of. Users can now search for a contact's name to see their groups in common, making it easier to navigate … [Read more...] about WhatsApp Groups get these two new features: All the details
Nintendo shares final Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer and kicks off Mario Day festivities
In a nutshell: Nintendo has shared the final trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie ahead of its April 5 theatrical debut. Additionally, the Japanese gaming giant has launched its annual MAR10 Day festivities with discounts on some of its top games. The minute-and-a-half spot plays more like a video game trailer than a movie preview. It's the exact opposite of what Nintendo attempted to accomplish with its first Super Mario Bros. film back in 1993. "This Ain't No Game," that flick's movie poster read. Nintendo's latest effort features cutting-edge animation and a star-studded voice cast including Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen and Keegan-Michael Key, among others. Charles Martinet, who has voiced both Mario and Luigi in several games since the early 90s, will also appear in "surprise cameos" throughout the film. The film looks to be full of humor that'll get both kids and adults through the doors, and longtime fans will no doubt … [Read more...] about Nintendo shares final Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer and kicks off Mario Day festivities
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.
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
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
Windows 11 Will Show Account Notifications in the Start Menu
Windows 11 is always evolving, and now that Microsoft is aiming to roll out features more than once a year , we’re going see changes more frequently. Microsoft is now testing an update to the Start Menu. Microsoft released Windows 11 Build 22621.1483 (KB5023778) to Windows Insiders in the Preview Release Channel. There are a few changes here that haven’t appeared in the other channels yet (like Dev and Canary ), which is a bit strange, considering the Release Preview Channel is supposed to be the final round of testing before a change rolls out to everyone. This update adds notifications for your Microsoft account in the Start Menu, which appear above the Lock and Sign out buttons when clicking your profile picture. The example Microsoft provided shows an alert for backing up your files. Windows 11 already shows similar alerts in the Settings app and notification tray, but now you might see them in yet another place. The blog post explains, “This is only available to … [Read more...] about Windows 11 Will Show Account Notifications in the Start Menu
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?