Search Apple Music Playlists And Listen To Them On Your iPhone

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Apple Music, now that it has arrived, is here to stay. Maybe some people will fight it but like all things Apple launches it will certainly inspire new services and apps to be developed. If you're loving Apple Music and have discovered new songs and artists, Playlist Hunt is a web service that you will want to check out. It's like the Product Hunt of playlists created on Apple Music. You can view playlists submitted to it daily, submit your own playlists, and even import one to listen to on your own phone. It also has a search feature that you can use to find a playlist that suits your tastes. Read More

Set AutoPlay Action For External Drives, SD Cards, And Your iPhone On Windows 10

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Windows 10 has made it exceptionally easy for you to set the AutoPlay action you want your PC to take when you connect an external drive, an SD card, or your iPhone to it. You can set only one option for each but not only is the option now much easier to control and change whenever you want, it also offers a lot of different actions for you to set, based on the device you've connected. Here's how to set AutoPlay actions for external drives, SD cards, and your iPhone. Read More

Remotely Lock Your Mac Or Windows PC From Your iPhone Or Apple Watch [Giveaway]

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You stepped away from you system and forgot to lock it. The automatic lock delay is set to a good five or maybe ten minutes and you've got something important open on your desktop so you really can't wait for it to do the job for you. If nothing else, there's a chance someone might come in and mess with your wallpaper. Meet LockItUp an absolutely wonderful iOS app worth $3.99 in the App Store that lets you remotely lock your Mac or Windows PC from your iPhone and Apple Watch. You can add multiple systems to it and lock them with a single tap. The app works from the Apple Watch as well so even if you've left your phone on your desk, you can still lock your system from your wrist. Your iPhone, Apple Watch, and your Mac and Windows PC must be connected to the same WiFi network. The developers have generously shared ten promo codes for us to giveaway to our readers. Check the end of this post for details. Update: The giveaway is closed and the winners have been announced in the comments. Read More

Manually Adjust Camera Settings And Save Photos In TIFF Format [iOS]

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iOS 8 unlocked the camera API opening the door for developers to create apps that could take advantage of it. ProCam 2 is one of the most famous apps to have been developed as a result but it carries a $3.99 price tag. It's not that the app doesn't deliver on its promise, and then some, it's that it is a lot more complicated than the average user might need it to be. Meet Shoot by the same developers; compared to ProCam 2 it is basic but still allows you to manually change your camera settings. Resetting them to the default settings is exceptionally simple (just double tap on the view-finder) and you can save photos in the lossless TIFF format with it. The app also features a timer, an on-screen grid, zoom, and the ability to save HDR photos separately. The app is free for a limited time and requires iOS 8 or higher. Read More

Enable The Favorites Bar & Import Favorites In Edge Browser [Windows 10]

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Windows 10 is coming, and Edge browser is coming with it. Edge is Microsoft's latest attempt at winning over the browser market. Like or hate it, Microsoft is trying to make things better with its browser offering and this is obviously the first step. The new browser ships with some new features which include a clipper, a reading mode, a reading list, and note taking. It doesn't stray away from the basics though so if you're giving the browser a chance, you might want to know how to get the Favorites bar to show up, and how to import your favorites (bookmarks) from a different browser. Read More

Replace Command Prompt With PowerShell On Power User Menu In Windows 10

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Windows PowerShell was first released for Windows XP but it wasn't until Windows 8 that it was shipped as part of the operating system. In Windows 10, PowerShell continues to ship as a part of it. If you're looking to make a habit of using it, you might want to replace the Command Prompt option on the Power User Menu with PowerShell. Windows comes with an option to make the switch and here's how to do it. Read More

Add This PC, Recycle Bin, And Control Panel Icons To The Desktop In Windows 10

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With the new Start menu in Windows10, you will find yourself with a much cleaner desktop. You can add and access just about anything from the Start menu including folders, playlists, specific websites, and even movies. What's more is that you can group these items and have an awesome dashboard to work with in the form of the Start menu. That said, you might miss having My Computer and the Recycle bin icons on your desktop. If you go searching for a way to enable them in the Personalization section of the Control Panel app, you won't have too much luck since a direct link to the option is no longer there. Here's the easiest way to get these icons on the desktop. Read More

Pin Your Favorite Albums & Playlists To The Start Menu In Windows 10

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The Start menu in Windows 10 is not what it was back in Windows 7. If that worries you, rest assured that the changes made to it, every single one of them, are simply awesome. The Start menu in Windows 10 is much like a dashboard for everything featuring awesome live tiles and a lot of great customization options. In short, you're going to love it and you're going to love pinning just about anything and everything you need to quickly access on a daily basis. We've already discussed how you can pin a website to the Start menu and today, we're going to show you how you can pin a playlist or an album or song to the Windows 10 Start menu. Read More

How To Navigate Chrome On Your iPhone Using Swipe Gestures

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Chrome for iPhone has recently received an update that most iPhone users will welcome. The update adds some new swipe gestures to ease navigation within the app. The gestures take hint from those present in Safari and allow you to swipe right and left to go back or forward in a page. It's something that was previously only possible via the back and forward buttons on the URL bar. A few updates ago, Google also introduced gestures to refresh a page, close the current tab, and open a new tab. Here's how you can execute each one of those features. Read More

Switch From A Microsoft Account To A Local Account In Windows 10

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My Microsoft account exists for one sole purpose; to use Windows 10 (or previously, to use Windows 8). Other than this one forced usage scenario, I have no need for said account, not even for Skype, not for anything. You might have come to believe that Windows 10 needs a Microsoft account to run and that if you want to use the next version, you will have to create one and that isn't true. Not only do you not need a Microsoft account for Windows 10, but if you've already associated one with your user account, you can switch to a local account easily. Here's how. Read More

Find And Disable The Programs Slowing System Startup In Windows 10

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Some programs are so vital to our everyday tasks that we allow them to be run of their own accord when we Windows starts up. Unfortunately, the more programs you have lined up to run at startup, the longer it will take for your system to fully startup. So, like with all things, you have to choose which programs are better left starting up on their own and which you want to start manually later. Two things will impact this decision; how important the app is to you and how great an impact it has at startup. Regarding the app's importance, it's up to a user to decide but as far as the startup impact is concerned, you can use the Task Manager in Windows 10 to help determine it. Here's how. Read More

Get Inspiration Using Auto Generated Templates For Hard To Write Emails

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We often talke about how difficult it is to deal with email everyday. Most discussions, most services for that matter, revolve around making email easier and less painful to manage. Very few services touch on the other side of emails; writing an email. We've all at some point written and received bad emails and that begs the question, 'What do people think when they write bad emails?' For a lot of people, simply not knowing what is 'appropriate' in a situation can lead them to unintentionally write bad emails. Contactually is a service that helps you manage business relationships and it's released a little web app that can give you an email template for different email situations. It's free to use and you can get more templates by signing up for a trial account to the service. The templates aren't bad ranging from basic sales and feature updates to a few personal ones aimed at an ex. Read More

How To Hide Multiple Files & Folders In Windows 10

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We've always been able to hide files and folders in Windows. If you don't know where the option is, right-click any file or folder and select Properties. In the General tab, check the 'Hidden' option at the  very bottom and apply the change. That's all it takes. The feature is obviously very useful and come Windows 10, hide/unhide exists as its very own button on the ribbon making it exceptionally easier to hide/unhide files and folders. Here's how it works. Read More

Get File Explorer To Open This PC Instead Of Quick Access In Windows 10

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When you click the File Explorer icon in the taskbar it opens the 'Quick Access' location. Quick Access isn't a folder location in itself but more a virtual location where you can see all the recent files and folders you accessed. It's quite useful and definitely lives up to its name.That said, if you find it isn't as helpful as it claims to be, or your needs are simply different, you can have File Explorer open to a different location i.e. My PC (or as we called it in Windows 7; My Computer). At present, My PC is the only other supported location that you can set as the default for File Explorer until someone finds a way to modify it. Here's how to make the change. Read More

Set Bluetooth Device Discoverability In Windows 10

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Bluetooth is a battery drain, and it's risky to let just about any device connect with your system which is why discoverability for your system on Windows 10 is turned Off. The thing about Bluetooth is that it has a low range so if need calls, it might not be too risky to allow devices to find your system. If such a need does arise, you might want to know where you can manage your device's Bluetooth discoverability in Windows 10 and we're pointing you to the right place. Read More

How To Connect Any Bluetooth Device With Windows 10

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We've been exploring Windows 10 for quite a while and one thing we've come away with is that Windows has two types of settings; the new Settings app and the old familiar Control Panel. The Control panel is obviously the more powerful of the two and it's meant to give you access to far more advanced settings that an average user might not need, or might access very rarely. One of the many things featured in the simplified Settings app is the ability to connect a Bluetooth device. Here's how you can do that from the Settings app. Read More

Find A New Anime To Watch Based On Your Favorite One [Web]

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Anime is a wonderful sub-genre of animation with amazing stories. Some people might look down on that segment of animation but anyone who's seen a good series knows how very complex the stories can be and how exceptionally awesome the animation style is. If you're an anime fan, chances are you've seen all the popular ones and you aren't afraid to try the ones that have a questionable synopsis. If you're just getting started with this genre and have more conservative choices, Anime Suggestions is a free web app that can help you find a good series to watch based on what you've already seen and liked. Read More

How To Turn Off Flash In Edge Browser [Windows 10]

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Adobe Flash is under fire again for its lack of security and a newly discovered hack. Dealing with Adobe Flash is frustrating to say the least; on the one hand a lot of sites still use it and browsing with it disabled is a problem if you stray far from the more popular sites. On the other hand, it's not safe and no matter what a website has to offer, it just isn't worth running and risking your system's integrity (perhaps Apple was right all along to boot it). For more popular browsers, disabling flash is common knowledge but since Edge is new, we're detailing how you can disable Flash in it. Read More

How To Save Links To The Reading List In Edge Browser [Windows 10]

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Microsoft's new Edge browser comes with some nice new features one of which is Reading Lists. Reading lists existed back in Windows 8/8.1 as a separate app but they didn't work with desktop apps and web browsers meant to run on the desktop. Items to the reading list were added via the charms bar but the Charms bar has gone the way of the dinosaurs in Windows 10. With Edge, you can now maintain a reading list of links you want to read later. The feature is very basic at present so you can only save links to it but do not have the option to create folders, or to auto-delete items that are older than a specific number of days. Here's how you can save a link to the Edge Reading List. Read More