Month: August 2019

How to Make Nearly Any Dumb Appliance Smart

Josh Hendrickson Smart appliances offer voice control, smartphone apps, and powerful automations. But why spend hundreds of dollars on the latest models? With some inexpensive smart plugs, you can give your dumb devices the same features for a fraction of the cost. Dumb Devices Are Best Josh Hendrickson Smart plugs work on a pretty simple principle. You insert one into an outlet and plug in something. It cuts power to turn off devices and restores […]

How to Move On

After a breakup, it’s normal to feel caught up in the past. Moving on might seem like a difficult feat, so just focus on taking baby steps. Immediately after your breakup, take care of yourself so your broken heart will start to mend. Then, you can focus on working through your emotions and building your independence. When you’re ready, begin dating again with the goal of making a connection. [Edit]Steps [Edit]Dealing with Heartbreak Focus on […]

Microsoft Will Update Notepad Through Windows 10’s Store

Microsoft just can’t stop updating Notepad. Every Windows 10 Update now includes improvements to Notepad, from support for Unix-style line endings to Bing searches and performance improvements. Now, Microsoft is set to update Notepad much more quickly. This change is part of Windows Insider build 18963. It will arrive with Windows 10’s 20H1 update, expected sometime around April 2020. Until then, Notepad will be updated in the normal way—through Windows Update. Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar and […]

How to Make IKEA Furniture Look Vintage: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

FEATURED ARTICLE This article was co-authored by Jeff Huynh. Jeff Huynh is the General Manager of Handyman Rescue Team, a full service solution in home services, renovations, and repair in the Greater Seattle area. He has been working as a handyman for over 5 years and has certifications in electronics technology. Categories: Featured Articles | Furniture Makeover and Repurposing Projects Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 2,849 times. Source […]

How to Use the Equation Editor in Google Docs

The equation editor in Google Docs is the perfect feature for people who use mathematical equations inside their documents. Here’s how you can quickly add math equations with ease in any of your Google documents online. Fire up your browser and head to the Google Docs homepage. Open a document, click where you want to insert an equation, and then select Insert > Equation. A text box will appear, along with a new toolbar with drop-down […]

How to Increase Shower Water Pressure

If your shower gives you a trickle of water that doesn’t rinse off the soap on your body, you may be dealing with low water pressure. It’s a frustrating problem, but it’s one that is often easy to fix. The water pressure you receive depends on a couple of factors, including your home’s location and plumbing. Check your showerhead and home plumbing first. If the pressure is continually low, you may need to contact your […]

How to Use iTunes Music in PowerPoint Presentations

One of PowerPoint’s charms is its ability to play music during the presentation. Adding music to your presentation is simple, but using a song from your iTunes library requires a few extra steps. Here’s how to use iTunes music in PowerPoint. Converting iTunes’ AAC Files to MP3 When you purchase a song from the iTunes store, it arrives in your library as a 256 kbps AAC file. There’s no argument that this file format isn’t […]

How to Name a Star: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

Article SummaryX To name a star, start by choosing a star from an online star registry, like the International Astronomical Union. Then, purchase a star package, which typically costs between $30 to $100, depending on the merchandise. Once you pay for your package, you’ll be prompted to type in your star’s name. If you’re not sure what to name your star, name it after someone in your life as a special gift to that person. […]

Everyone’s Making a PC Game Subscription: Are They Worth It?

OHishiapply/Shutterstock.com Every TV network is making its own streaming app, and every major game publisher wants its own subscription. EA, Microsoft, and Ubisoft have already launched their subscriptions—but are any of them worth it? PC Gaming: An Embarrassment of Riches There are several PC gaming subscription services. Some offer all-you-can download buffets, while others are streaming services for which you don’t even need a gaming PC. In this article, we’re looking only at the former. […]

How to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles

Your forehead is one of the main places where wrinkles will appear as you age. If you’re worried about developing wrinkles, you can take steps to minimize them. Keep in mind, though, no treatment will prevent wrinkles completely. Nonetheless, things like protecting your skin from the sun, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, adjusting your facial position, and sleeping properly will help slow down the development of wrinkles over time. [Edit]Steps [Edit]Taking Care of Your Face Apply […]

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