Up to this point, we’ve enjoyed using Windows 11 (and by “we,” I really mean Josh, because I’m certainly not running a beta OS on my main work machine), but it’s not without its own faults. Among those faults is that it’s an absolute pain to set default apps. This is especially true of browsers, which take some 11 or 12 clicks to set. Yeah, it’s dumb.
But in a cheeky move, Mozilla figured out how to make this a one-click solution with Firefox. As of right now, when you open Firefox on a Windows 11 computer, it’ll ask if you want to make it the default browser. You click yes, and that’s all there is to it. The workaround is rather clever, but one that Microsoft is sure to catch wind of and patch soon. Still, you should hit the featured story for the full skinny—this is going to end up being a much bigger story than just Firefox.
Windows 11 feels a lot like Windows 10 with a nice sheen of polish. But a few things are worse, like how it now takes a dozen steps to set a new default browser. It’s so bad that Mozilla hacked the system to let Firefox set itself as the default browser again. And so begins the default browser wars. Read More »
We’re big fans of massive mousepads, (also called desk mats) here at Review Geek. The market for these has exploded over the last few years: if you want, you can practically cover your entire desk surface in a comfy cloth pad. Read More »
Fossil recently teased its upcoming Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch lineup, touting it as “way more, way faster.” Now, a newer leak has revealed a slick-looking design that’s a smart upgrade from the watch’s previous iteration. Read More »
Samsung today announced a partnership with The Commons Project Foundation making it easier for Galaxy phone owners to upload and carry a verified digital COVID-19 vaccination card. They’re calling it “SMART Health Cards,” and it’s available inside Samsung Pay. Read More »
During the latest Pokémon Presents event, Pokémon fans were treated to a flurry of exciting game announcements. In addition to several game updates, there’s also an incredibly cool-looking limited edition themed Nintendo Switch Lite. Read More »
If you struggle to keep your car clean and organized, this car console caddy is the solution to your troubles. It adds some much-needed extra storage to the front of your vehicle, including two cup holders and a side pocket you can use to hold your phone, change, wallet, gloves, cigarettes, keys, and more. It’s made of durable plastic that’s easy to clean and will hold up to daily wear and tear. To set it up, all you need to do is slot the long base down between the passenger seat and your vehicle’s center console, and voila! Extra storage!
Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds 2 ship August 27th, but you can already find them on sale at Woot. Now’s your chance to grab the Buds 2 with all their fancy features for just $125, an impressive $25 off the retail price. And no, they aren’t refurbished; they’re brand new! Read More »
After a long wait, Apple has finally released a new version of iCloud that brings its popular password managing tool to Microsoft Edge and Windows. Users can find the new iCloud Passwords app in the iCloud v12.5 update. Read More »
Looking for an affordable Wi-Fi 6 solution that covers your whole home? Netgear’s new WAX202 and WAX206 WiFi-6 access points extend your router’s coverage with killer 1.8GBps and 3.2GBps speeds. Starting at just $100, the access points are on sale today for $70 and $130, respectively. Read More »
Samsung’s Galaxy phones are pretty great, but if there’s one thing that still annoys owners, it’s the advertisements inside the stock apps. For example, you’ll likely see ads when you use the Samsung Weather, Samsung Pay, or Samsung Theme apps. However, Samsung has confirmed that it will stop showing ads in stock pre-installed apps later this year. Read More »
Hate testing phones in person? Well, Google has a neat solution—augmented reality. You can now see a giant, somewhat terrifying 3D model of the new Pixel 5a in your bedroom using an AR tool on Google’s website. What does this accomplish? Uh, I’ll let you know when I figure it out. Read More »
If you want people to get familiar with your product, then stick it in every hotel room you can find. That’s the idea behind Google’s Hotel Solutions system, which promises to improve hospitality services using Nest Hub smart displays. Now, Google is partnering with LEGOLAND Hotels to help guests manage their stay and learn about LEGOLAND’s best attractions. Read More »
Google is offering all YouTube Premium subscribers a 3 month Stadia Pro trial (a $30 value). If you haven’t tried the Stadia game streaming service, now might be the time to pull the gun, so long as you don’t mind paying $12 a month for the ad-free YouTube Premium service. Read More »
If you’re buying a new TV, you might come across terms like “dimming zones” or “full-array local dimming” in marketing materials. Understanding what this means and how it relates to image quality can help you make a better buying decision. Read More »
Like other modern web browsers, Chrome lets you quickly reopen tabs and windows you’ve recently closed. Google moved this option a bit in 2019 when it rolled out Chrome 78, but it’s still easy to find if you know where to look. Read More »