How to change the wake word on an Echo speaker or smart display

How to change the wake word on an Echo speaker or smart display

If you’re getting tired of saying “Alexa” to get your smart display speaker’s attention, or if Amazon’s voice assistant keeps thinking you’ve called on it when you haven’t, it might be time to try a new name. Perhaps you’d prefer to invoke the capabilities of the assistant with the word “Computer,” and mimic life on […]

How to use Apple Pay

How to use Apple Pay

If you’re on an iPhone, Apple Pay is the easiest way to get started with contactless payments. Not only is the digital wallet service free to use but it’s also already built into your phone. Apple Pay works by letting you add a digital version of a debit or credit card to the Wallet app. […]

How to remap your Chromebook keyboard

Chromebook keyboard

Chromebooks are pretty different from traditional laptops in a lot of ways — and not just because of their software. The most obvious physical difference? Chromebooks feature keyboards with a variety of Chrome OS-specific functions, which means they don’t have standard keys like F1 or even Caps Lock. Depending on your style of working, that […]

How to stream PC games and movies to your Xbox console with a free app

How to stream PC games and movies to your Xbox console with a free app

If you own a Windows 10 or 11 PC and an Xbox console One or Series X / S console, you might not be aware that those devices have some interesting cross-functionality. Using Microsoft’s Wireless Display app, you can easily output the games from your Xbox to your Windows PC screen. Conversely, it’s possible to […]

Android 101: how to update Android apps

Android 101: how to update Android apps

It’s always a good idea to keep your Android apps updated to make sure you have the latest security and bug fixes. Plus, you might be missing out on newly added features. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, you’ll have to update your Android apps manually from the Google Play Store. Here, we’ll show […]

How to delete your Facebook account

How to delete your Facebook account

How to delete your Facebook account? If you’ve finally given up on the world’s most popular social media network, it’s not too complicated to remove yourself from the service. But before you delete all of those pictures, posts, and likes, you should download your personal information from Facebook. Your Facebook archives contain just about all […]

The best free apps for video calling in 2022

The best free apps for video calling in 2022

It’s been over two years since COVID-19 made its way around the world, and while the state of emergency has let up somewhat, many of us are still relying on video calls to keep in touch with work colleagues, family, and friends. Zoom continues to top the list of videoconferencing apps, but there are a […]

How to use the helpful Speak to Chat feature on Sony headphones and earbuds

How to use the helpful Speak to Chat feature on Sony headphones and earbuds

Sony headphones and earbuds come with a wide mix of software features. Aside from helpful tricks like adaptive sound control and EQ customization, a more recent addition has been Speak to Chat. It first debuted with the W-1000XM4 in 2020 and has since come to newer Sony products as well. Since it’s turned off by […]

How to turn captions on and off in Instagram Auto Generated Captions

auto generated captions

Instagram now has auto generated captions, which means it can automatically transcribe any videos you watch on the app. But before you start seeing captions appear in the app, you’ll probably have to enable the feature first, and the same goes if you want to post videos with captions. Before we get started, it’s worth […]

What To See In The Night Sky This Week

What To See In The Night Sky This Week

Each Monday I pick out the northern hemisphere’s celestial highlights (mid-northern latitudes) for the week ahead but be sure to check my main feed for more in-depth articles on stargazing, astronomy, eclipses, and more. What To Watch For In The Night Sky This Week: May 23-29, 2022 In the wake of last week’s exciting total […]