If, like me, you use Chrome with a billion tabs open, restarting the browser can bring your PC to its knees for the minute or so it takes to restore everything. Extensions such as The Great Suspender help immensely, but with a few tweaks, you can make it even better.
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Touch interfaces, driven by multi-touch displays, have revolutionised the way we interact with our devices. But many features are now harder to find. The combination of taps, tap-holds, Force Touch, swipes, pinches and other gestures have resulted in innovative functions that rarely get used.
With that in mind, here are five of my favourite iPhone tweaks that you should definitely take the time to master.
Chrome/Firefox: If you've used a web browser at any point in the past eight years, you've surely heard of the extension Turn Off the Lights (Chrome, Firefox). It's the best way to automatically embiggen your YouTube videos when you start watching and, of course, dim your browser's background for a prettier view (even if you're already using YouTube's dark mode).
Tomato-based pasta sauce can either be incredibly simple or very involved. Whether you're making Marcella Hazan's three-ingredient sauce or a loaded-up bolognese, it's all about creating that perfect balance of flavours. Tasting, tweaking and tasting again is key, as is having a little lineup of extras you can toss in to bring that special something.
If you're shelling out hard-earned cash on a laptop, then you want to make sure you get years of service out of it. Some wear and tear (both physical and digital) is inevitable along the way, but if you take good care of your machine you can keep it running smoothly for longer -- just like a well-maintained car or bicycle. Here are four tips and tweaks that will extend the life of any laptop.
Once upon a time, iOS "just worked" out of the box. But over the years, Apple's introduced all kinds of features to iOS that most of us don't want to use. I've been an iOS user since the start, and for the first time recently decided to do a clean install instead of loading my settings from a backup. I forgot how many default settings I had to change just to make iOS useable
If your Windows chops extend in any capacity beyond novice, you've no doubt encountered the ever-cryptic Windows Registry, DLL files, User Account Control and other tools with seemingly dark and mysterious powers. Here, we'll explain some of Windows' most confusing features, so you know exactly what's happening when you go to edit them.