Tagged With annoyances

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There are still countless stories about how DRM — digital rights management — continues to frustrate users who should be able to access, enjoy, and repurpose the media and content they’ve already paid for. DRM consists of access control technologies or restrictive licensing agreements that attempt to restrict the use, modification, and distribution of legally-acquired works.

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Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented with, whether it's a Windows PC, a Mac, an Excel spreadsheet, or a Powerpoint slideshow. Plus, there are extras in here for Gmail and Chrome to boot.

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These days, most websites automatically switch to a mobile-friendly version when you view them on your smartphones. Unfortunately, the results can still be cluttered and difficult to navigate - especially if you aren't rocking a huge phone.

The last few iterations of Google Chrome have been taking care of this problem with a 'Simplified View' option. Here's how to switch it on.

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"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." This is the tagline to Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's also the basic premise of Go Home On Time Day, which is currently in its 11th year. So who's taking part this year? Anyone? Anyone?

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A laggy internet connection is the last thing you want when playing online games. It can also ruin an online movie and even cause problems while making rapid searches on Google. This is sometimes caused by deliberate internet throttling - and your internet service provider (ISP) is to blame.

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Multiple Pixel 3 XL owners are complaining that a second notch has popped up on the right side of their phone screens. No, really.

This unholy phenomena is apparently caused by a software bug related to Android Pie's screen rotation settings. Google has acknowledged the issue and is now working on a fix. We swear we're not making this up.

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Every year, Lifehacker celebrates the dark side of life hacking with Evil Week. From today, we'll be highlighting all the things you shouldn't do - assuming you're a good person. Let the trolling begin!

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You might be surprised to learn that location is starting to take second place to internet connectivity as a search criteria for new office space. And this is causing a massive problem.

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When I’m trying to do work, every little thing distracts me. Google autocomplete, my inbox, even the page that Chrome loads when I open a new tab.

Well, the helpful page Chrome used to load. Because for the last few years, I’ve run the Chrome extension Blank New Tab Page.

When I open a new tab or window in Chrome, I get an actual blank page. Nothing is there to distract me.

Shared from Businessinsider

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Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 devices won't come with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3, the latest and fastest standards for connecting accessories and charging your computer. Meanwhile, Apple's recent MacBook Pros have taken the opposite approach by only including USB-C ports - alienating those who don't necessarily adopt the latest tech the moment it rolls out. Neither company has the right idea.

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USB-C is a hot mess of confusion that can leave even the savviest tech geek scratching their head. Some cables are good for charging laptops while others will only work with phones. What's going on? Here are all the facts in one place.

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An increasing number of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners are experiencing problems with the home, back and recent buttons on the bottom of the smartphone's screen. According to the reports, these touch screen buttons have intermittently stopped working, forcing users to restart their devices. Samsung is currently working on a software update to fix the issue, but in the mean time, here's a quick way to get the buttons' responsiveness back.

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Every music streaming service kind of sucks, we already know this. One of the ways Spotify sucks is that it limits how many songs you can download on each device. But the service just raised its download limit from 3333 tracks per device up to 10,000 per device, for up to five devices. Great news for anyone who needs to keep their data use down, or use Spotify anywhere with bad reception. You can finally listen to the music you pay $11.99/month for!