See What Objects Facebook Has Identified In Your Photos

Facebook has built-in face recognition that works on the photos you upload and share. When you upload a photo, the face recognition suggests which friends you should tag in it. Facebook doesn't just recognize the people in photos; it also recognizes objects in your photos. The photos we upload to Facebook aren't all selfies; food and cats are also popular subjects in our photos. Facebook can and does recognize these things and duly adds tags to it that we can't see. If you want to check out what objects Facebook has identified in photos, you need the Show Facebook Computer Vision Tags extension for Chrome. Read More

Twenty Best Windows Tips & Tricks Of 2016

Happy New Year folks! It's the end of one year, and the start of another. What better way to ring in the new year than to look back at some of the best Windows tips we covered in 2016. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out last year, and Microsoft ended the free Windows 10 upgrade. A few new features were introduced in Windows 10 with this update and Windows Updates broke a few things. For the most part, Windows 10 improved in stability in 2016. Here's a look at the best tips and tricks we covered for Windows in 2016 Read More

How To Set A Maximum Volume Limit In Windows

Smartphones have a built-in check on how loudly you can listen to music. The OS warns you that it might be dangerous for your hearing when you try to increase the volume beyond a certain point. You can choose to ignore it and increase the volume anyway but the warning is still there. Desktop operating systems don't have such a warning and parental controls don't extend to limiting the volume. Quiet On The Set is a free Windows app that lets you set a maximum volume limit. The app prevents a user from increasing the system volume beyond the limit that has been set. The user will still be able to increase the volume in apps like Videos, Windows Media Player, and VLC player. Read More

Fix iPhone Messages App Crash From The iMessage Contact Bug

Friends play tricks on friends; sometimes it's something harmless like drawing on your face when you're asleep. Other times, it's something more extreme like crashing the Messages app on your iPhone. That app is an essential app; you cannot delete it from your iPhone even if you're running iOS 10. There's a new bug going around that lets someone crash your Messages app. As a result of this bug, your Messages app is rendered unusable. Here's how the bug works and how you can fix it if you've fallen victim. Read More

Watch An Age Restricted YouTube Video Without Signing In By Modifying The URL

YouTube's content guidelines prevent users from uploading content others would normally need to watch in an incognito window. That doesn't mean the content on the site is suitable for everyone. YouTube has a special Kids app that lets parents control what their kids can watch on YouTube. YouTube also places age restrictions on viewing certain types of videos. These are mostly videos with a lot of violence or nudity. Strong language doesn't fall under this category; you can watch all of Grade A Under A's videos without having to prove you're at least 18 years old. If you click on a video that asks you to sign in to watch it, you don't really need to sign in. There's a pretty neat trick you can pull with the URL of an age restricted YouTube video to by-pass the age restriction. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Fix iPhone Not Showing In File Explorer In Windows

There was a time when you could expect an Apple product, whether it was a phone or an OS, to work exceptionally well. That time is gone and it's possible it left with Steve Jobs. Apple's latest products have had an unusual amount of bugs. We know iPhones aren't self-combusting but they haven't been working all that great. iOS has its fair share of bugs and it also has some odd issues when working with non-Apple devices and software. Case in point; the iPhone not appearing in the File Explore in Windows. Users running iOS 10 trying to connect their iPhone to a Windows 10 machine have been seeing this for quite some time now. Since an Apple product and a Microsoft product are involved, there's no one to actually claim responsibility for it but here's a quick and simple fix. Read More

What Are The Camera Roll & Saved Photos Folders In Windows 10

Libraries in Windows are a long standing feature, and they're pretty useful. The libraries have mostly been left untouched as Windows went from one version to the next. In Windows 10, the Pictures library has three new folders; Camera roll, Saved Pictures, and Screenshots. The Screenshots folder is self-explanatory and ties right in with the screenshot feature added in Windows 10. The screenshots you capture via the Win+Prnt Screen short are saved to this Screenshots folder. The 'Camera Roll' folder is something you can expect to find if you've connected a digital camera, or an smartphone to your PC but that's not where it comes from. The 'Saved Photos' folder and what it's for is anyone's guess. These two folders are created by the Camera and Photos apps respectively. Here's what they're for and how you can move them to a different location. Read More

How To Project Only A Part Of Your Screen In Windows

Windows lets you project your screen to a second display. The feature has been a part of Windows for years with support for both connected and wireless displays. When you project your screen, you project all of it. You cannot limit it so that only a portion of it is projected to the connected display. Out of the box, Windows has no solution for this particular need but VLC player does. It lets you display your entire screen or just a small portion of it to a second display. Here's how to get it up and running. Read More

Add The Same Layer Style To A Layer Multiple Times In Photoshop CC

Layer styles have long been a part of Photoshop's features. You can use them to add a color stroke, an inner or outer glow, a drop shadow, a color overlay, a gradient overlay, and more to a single layer. Layer styles are pretty useful but older versions of Photoshop only let you apply a layer style once to a given layer. For example, you can only add a single stroke to a layer. As of Photoshop CC 2017 however, this limitation has been removed so that you can add the same layer style to a single layer multiple times. Here's how. Read More

Get An Alert When AirPods Are In Stock At Your Nearest Apple Store

Apple has finally released its wireless earbuds; AirPods. The AirPods were a great joke up until they were actually released but Apple is having the last laugh by limiting their availability. Within seconds of the AirPods becoming available, their delivery times went up. It can now take a whole month for your AirPods arrive, maybe even longer. Most stores you visit will not have them in stock, or they might be bought before you get to the store or are able to reserve them. Is In Stock is a little web app that lets you sign up for when AirPod are back in stock. You can pick the store you want to buy them from and get an email alert when the store has them in stock. Read More

Pin And Unpin The Current Tab Via A Keyboard Shortcut In Chrome

Chrome allows you to pin tabs. Pinned tabs can't be closed accidentally as they do not have a close button. They also take up less space on the tabs bar making them easier to work with. The pinned tab feature is best used for websites you need to have open all the time such as your email. When you click a link inside a pinned tab, it will always open in a new tab guaranteeing you never accidentally navigate away from the pinned URL. Pinned tabs have been part of Chrome for a long time but to this day, there is no keyboard shortcut support for them. In order to pin a tab in Chrome, you must right-click the tab and select 'Pin Tab' from the context menu. Likewise, in order to unpin or close the tab, you again have to go through a right-click context menu. The only way to pin and unpin tabs via a keyboard shortcut is to use an extension and URL Pinner is what does the trick. Read More

How To Set Custom Colors For Contacts In Messenger In Android

The Google Messenger app is the default messaging app in Android 7.0. The app can send and receive SMS and MMS. Some users speculate that this app will soon replace Hangouts but that hasn't happened just yet. Google Messenger is pretty simple for a messaging app; it has emoji, stickers, and quick contact look up. It also has a neat little feature that lets you set a custom color for conversation threads. You can set a different color for each contact you have a conversation thread for. Here's how. Read More

How To Change Keyboard Layout With A Keyboard Shortcut In Windows 10

Windows has long had support for multiple keyboard layouts. If you type in two different languages, e.g., English and French, you might need to switch the keyboard layout to do so. The quickest way to switch the layout of course is to use a keyboard shortcut. Windows 10 lets you enable a keyboard shortcut that lets you cycle through all the input languages you've added. It also lets you switch to a specific keyboard layout via a keyboard shortcut. It's an added feature of the language bar but it isn't enabled by default even if the language bar itself is enabled. Here's how to enable a keyboard shortcut for changing the keyboard layout in Windows 10. Read More

Add Or Remove Apps From The New Item Menu In File Explorer In Windows 10

File Explorer received a major overhaul in Windows 8 and the new UI, more or less, made it to Windows 10. The ribbon under the Home menu features a button called 'New Item'. It is similar to the 'New' option you get in the right-click context menu and it allows you to create a new file of a certain type. The options under the New Item menu in File Explorer are usually the same ones you see in the right-click context menu. There are two ways to add and remove an option to this menu. Here's what you need to do. Read More

How To Add A Dash Or Dotted Stroke To Shapes & Paths In Photoshop

Photoshop is a very powerful image editing app but it has always lacked in one particular area; drawing stylized lines. If you use Photoshop CS, you know there aren't any tools for drawing a dash or dotted line. You have to improvise a solution by playing around with the brush tool. Photoshop CC 2017 addresses this gap to some extent. The newer version lets you create custom stroke styles for paths and shapes and also comes with a preset dash and dot pattern. Here's how the new feature works in Photoshop CC and how you can replicate it on Photoshop CS. Read More

How To Set A Light Or Dark Theme In Photoshop CC

Apps that we use for extended lengths of time can cause significant strain. An app like your browser is one that you use all the time, night or day. The same can be said for Photoshop; if it's a tool you use daily, you might not be comfortable with having an overly bright or overly dark theme. Either one, depending on the amount of light in the room, can start to cause strain. Photoshop CC 2017 has a pretty neat selection of themes that users can set for the interface. The themes range from black and dark grey to a lighter grey and an almost white. They are all aimed at reducing eye strain and not meant to make the interface look pretty. Here's how you can set a light or dark theme in Photoshop CC 2017. Read More

How To Create A Twitter Moment

Twitter moments are a new feature recently added to the service. A Twitter moment is a user curated collection of tweets. Think Snapchat story except it doesn't disappear. Twitter moments have been rolled out to users worldwide and perhaps you might have seen a moment or two shared by one of the accounts you follow. Here's how you can create your very own Twitter moment. Read More

How To Hide Sender Images In Gmail For iOS

Email apps have lots of subtle little ways to help you be more productive. Sometimes it's the way they show new emails in a thread and sometimes it's the little labels they automatically apply to important emails. The best email apps work proactively to help you identify and respond to important messages and Gmail is no different. One of its long standing features has been sender images. Whenever you receive an email, it is accompanied by the image associated with the sender's profile. The point is to make it easier to recognize who sent you a message but the images don't always show up. Often, you just get initials of the person who sent you the email. Gmail has now made it possible for users to disable sender images on iOS. Here's how. Read More

How To Create A Custom Vibration Alert For A Contact In iOS

iOS has long allowed users to record custom vibration patterns. These vibration patterns can be set for particular contacts so that, when you receive a call or message from them, it is easily distinguishable. By default, all contacts have the same ring tone and vibration pattern. If you often keep your phone on silent, a custom  vibration alert for an important contact is one of the easiest ways to tell when you get a message from them. Here's how you can create a custom alert for a contact in iOS. Read More

How To Hide Your ‘Active’ Status On Facebook Messenger

Facebook had made its Messenger app a stand alone chat application. Its recent updates are pushing it more towards being a better replica of Snapchat but it remains so that even if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still use it. When you send a message to a contact over Facebook Messenger, it shows you whether or not said person is active. If said person is inactive, it shows you how long ago they were active. For everyone who has you added as a contact in Facebook Messenger, the very same information about you is available to them. If you find it too intrusive, you can turn it off. Here's how. Read More