Coming off of Google I/O’s insane keynote with some of the company’s strongest announcements in years, yesterday saw another big announcement from Google: users are finally getting a way to block spam in Google Drive. This has been an issue for years—I even reported on it back in 2019 at How-to Geek.
At the time, Google told me that a way to fix this issue was coming and the company was “making it a priority.” That was in January of 2019, and we’re finally getting a fix (I’d hate to see how long something that isn’t a priority takes 😬). Better late than never?
Adobe Premiere Pro is great, but if you’re looking for something more affordable, here are the best alternatives.
The Android 12 Beta is available for more phones than ever before, but should you try it?
If someone knows your email address, then they can share files and folders with you in Drive. It’s an annoying reality that leads to a ton of spam, phishing attempts, and Docs full of abusive language. Google promised to fix the problem in 2019, and after three years, the company is finally putting its money where its mouth is. Read More »
Now, this is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there. I’ll tell you why you need to go Google The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Read More »
Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best video editing programs around—emphasis on “one of.” While Premiere is the industry standard, that doesn’t mean other programs have nothing to offer. There are plenty of great alternatives out there that match, or even surpass, Premiere in pricing, features, and design. Read More »
Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E require very little power, but they don’t work properly without a C wire, which many old homes lack. But now, Google is opening pre-orders for a $25 Nest Power Connector that lets its thermostats work perfectly without a C wire. Pre-orders for the Power Connector begin shipping June 8th. Read More »
Cryptomining has dramatically increased the demand for GPUs, leading to global graphics card shortages and outrageous price hikes. But NVIDIA is trying to cool the situation by selling separate GPUs for gamers and cryptominers. Now, the company says that newly released RTX GPUs will feature an LHR label, meaning that they have a “Lite Hash Rate” and aren’t useful to cryptominers. Read More »
Warmer weather is here which means only one thing: it’s time to roast marshmallows over a bonfire. Whether you’re camping or hanging out by your backyard firepit, you’ll need enough marshmallow roasting sticks for the whole family. These come in packs of 5, 6, 8, 10, or 12, and they extend out to 34 inches so everyone can sit a comfortable distance from the fire. Colorful wooden handles let everyone choose a color they like. Plus, with two stainless steel prongs, the sticks are durable enough to handle roasting hot dogs, vegetables, and other foods.
Google announced the first Android 12 beta yesterday, complete with an entirely new interface called Material You. It’s available on more phones than ever before, making it tempting for many to try out. But you have to remember that it’s still in beta, and thus, pretty buggy. Here are the phones that can try the beta, and if you even should. Read More »
The time has come for us to say our final goodbyes to Internet Explorer, everyone’s favorite browser for 25 memorable years. Microsoft announced that it is pulling support for the browser in June 2022, leaving Microsoft Edge in its stead. Read More »
Released late last year, the Apple Watch Series 6 offers several improvements over Apple’s previous smartwatches, including a brighter screen, a blood oxygen sensor, and native sleep tracking. Now, you can save $60 on the Deep Navy or (Product) RED Apple Watch Series 6 on Amazon—that’s $340 for the 40mm model and $375 for the 44mm model. Read More »
Good news, DC fans: A new animated straight to series order for Batman: Caped Crusader is coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network. The show is a completely new series and will be a reimagining of the Batman mythology. Read More »
Over the past year, Zoom calls have become part of the average work day, so it’s totally understandable if you are experiencing Zoom fatigue. But now, with Otter’s new Zoom transcribing feature, you can tune out and get the recap later. Read More »
Even as social distancing requirements wane, it seems like virtual conferences and events are here to stay. Now, Zoom is working on a dedicated Events platform to help make multi-day virtual conferences a bit more tolerable (and profitable). Read More »
Samsung’s cheap new iPad alternative is coming soon if the latest leaks are to be believed, and it’ll be a decent little tablet for those on a budget. We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, and odd name aside here’s what we know so far. Read More »
Trackpad cases can unlock the full potential of your iPad, but products like the Magic Keyboard and Brydge Pro+ are just a little too expensive. Now, ZAGG is selling the Pro Keys With Trackpad, a flexible and functional iPad case that starts at just $140. Read More »