Happy April Fools’ Day! It’s everyone’s least favorite “holiday” today. We promise not to play any stupid pranks because no one has time for that trash. That said (!), we did collect the best April Fools’ pranks from tech companies. Most of them are stupid (because everything about this holiday is stupid), but I can’t lie—the Teletubbies one got me. I kind of love it.
But yeah, otherwise, be careful what you believe today. Outside of the April Fools’ Day post, I promise that everything we publish today is legit.
Running multiple monitors from an M1 MacBook is more confusing than it should be. Here’s everything you need.
April Fools was canceled last year, for better or worse. But companies are going all-in this year, with gag products and sarcastic videos that should put a smile on your face. Here are the best April Fools jokes of 2021—or, more accurately, all the jokes that we could stomach. Read More »
When it comes to controllers for the Switch, Nintendo has two options only: the Joy-Con and the Pro Controller. And while both of those are great to use, people who want specific features or prefer different layouts might find them limiting. Fortunately, plenty of third-party companies have made controllers that aim to be different—or at the very least, cheaper. Read More »
Apple’s M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are full of surprises, though their limited monitor support is one surprise that no one expected. Thankfully, you aren’t stuck living life with just one desktop monitor. Here’s everything you need to use two or more external displays with your M1 MacBook. Read More »
This is the age of the streaming video service. New services seem to emerge every month, and the content licensing wars are reaching deafening levels. And now, Comcast is mulling whether to pull its movie library from HBO Max and Netflix and use it to bolster its own streaming service, Peacock. Read More »
Simple bank was known for its excellent budgeting tools like Expenses and Goals. Was being the keyword because it will shut it down with no replacement in sight. If you’re still looking for an alternative, Ally might be an option to add to the list thanks to new Buckets and Boosters features. Read More »
Rugs are an easy way to tie a room together, and they can help keep your feet from getting cold if you have tile or hardwood floors. This fluffy shag area rug has a warm inviting feel and would work equally well in your bedroom, home office, living room, or even a dorm room. It’s available in black, grey, and white colors, and is made of microfiber over sponge in the middle for a soft feel, and has a non-slip base to prevent shifting or slipping. You can use a low-power vacuum on it or even wipe it down with a damp cloth and mild soap to remove stains.
Facebook is making it easier to control what you see on your News Feed with the Feed Filter Bar, a new menu at the top of your News Feed. The Feed Filter Bar contains shortcuts to all your favorite news sources, plus the option to sort your feed chronologically and turn off political ads on the fly. Read More »
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes people are awful and take advantage of unsuspecting victims. So it’s important to keep in mind that Microsoft will never call you about your computer, that FedEx text message may be a lie, and now Roku won’t charge you to activate service. Read More »
It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft’s digital assistant, known as Cortana, is well and truly dead. After stripping her from the only Cortana Speaker and the only Cortana Thermostat, Microsoft shut down the Cortana iOS and Android app. We’re not even sure anyone will notice. Read More »
In the world of digital design, two names stand above the rest: Photoshop and Illustrator. These two Adobe applications are extremely popular, but what’s the difference between them? Why would you use one over the other? Read More »
VPNs are advertised as the best way—maybe even the only way—to stay private online, but is that really true? If we look beyond the marketing copy, we find a much more messy reality than what is portrayed on the homepages of VPN providers. Read More »