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Build A Talking Radio That Reads Incoming Notifications With A Raspberry Pi

The idea of a machine that talks to you intelligently might be a ways off still, but Instructables user MisterM wanted to make a radio that would announce general details throughout the day. To do this, he wired up a Raspberry Pi Zero to a text-to-speech engine, then tossed in a dose of If This Then That.

How To Turn Off Facebook Live Notifications

When Facebook rolls out new features, they seem to love ignoring your default settings and toggling every notification to a loud “on” setting. Facebook Live is one of the newest features, and if you’re sick of getting a notification every time a friends decides to live video their drive through traffic, here’s how to turn them off.

Stop Notifications From Interrupting Your Music With This Tasker Action

Android (Tasker): You’re driving home, rocking out to Queen, and suddenly Facebook interrupts your music to let you know you have a new comment. Your rhythm is now ruined. Fortunately Tasker can save you and your groove with this action.

Use A Silent Ringtone To Quiet iPhone Alarms

iOS: Regardless of whether or not your iPhone is muted, if you have an alarm set, it will make a sound. How-To Geek points out that a silent ringtone can solve this potential problem so you’ll still get the vibration without the ringing.

ReNotify Creates Undismissable Notes In Android Notifications

Android: Want a reminder note every time you look at your smartphone? ReNotify lets you add persistent notes to your Notifications pane which won’t go away when you tap the ‘Dismiss All Notifications’ icon.

Use Do Not Disturb To Improve Your iPhone Gaming Experience

iOS: Gaming on iOS is a love it or hate thing, but regardless of which side you fall on, everyone knows notifications can destroy a good high score run. How-To Geek reminds us of the importance of Do Not Disturb here.

Enable Native Notifications In Chrome For OS X

Mac: Chrome’s been using its own notification system for a while, but having two sets of notifications, Chrome’s and the built-in OS X ones, is a tad annoying. Thankfully, you can now enable native notifications.

Instagram Is The Latest Service To Consider Reordering Your Timeline

Instagram announced a couple of weeks ago that they will start rolling out a new feed that ditches chronological order in favour of a feed similar to Facebook that’s based on what they think you’ll like. To correct for this, you might have noticed some pleas from users to turn on notifications. Here’s what that’s all about.

Here's How To Disable YouTube's New Annoying Recommendation Notifications

In YouTube’s world, the next maybe-trendy video is so important that you need to be notified immediately. For those of us who live in reality, here’s how to prevent YouTube from shoving suggested videos into your notification shade.

Send App Crash Reports To The Notification Center In OS X

Usually, when an app crashes in OS X, you get a pop up warning from Crash Reporter in the middle of the screen. That’s not always the best place for it, and if you’d prefer to have the warning in your Notification Center, Defaults-Write shows you how.

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