Archive For July 10, 2017

Geek Trivia: The Traditional Yellow Color Of American Pencils Is A Nod To?

Geek Trivia: The Traditional Yellow Color Of American Pencils Is A Nod To?

Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right! Article is shared from https://howtogeek.com/...

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How to Run Your Mac’s Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine

How to Run Your Mac’s Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine

Sometimes you want to quickly run a Windows program, without restarting your Mac. Sometimes you need access to all your Mac’s computing power for a Windows program or game. All of this makes it hard to decide whether you should dual boot with Boot Camp or use a virtual machine. Article is shared from https://howtogeek.com/...

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A $100000 electric car trying to take on Tesla hit a top speed of 235 mph — here’s what you need to know

A $100000 electric car trying to take on Tesla hit a top speed of 235 mph — here’s what you need to know

Lucid AirThe Lucid Air.Bryan Logan/Business InsiderLucid Motors, a startup going after Tesla’s grip on the luxury electric car market, said Monday that a prototype of its Lucid Air sedan hit a top speed of 235 mph, crushing the top speed of a Model S (155 mph).

That’s not exactly a fair comparison considering the Lucid prototype was adjusted to go as fast as possible. An actual production version of the car will be electronically limited to hit a more manageable top speed. It will also be heavier, reducing its overall speed capabilities. read more

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How to Change the Brightness and Alarm Volume On Your Echo Show

How to Change the Brightness and Alarm Volume On Your Echo Show

Your Echo Show is a device for the whole family to share, which means you’ll want to make sure everyone can both see and hear it. Here’s how to adjust the brightness settings, disable adaptive brightness, and change the volume of your alarms. Article is shared from https://howtogeek.com/...

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How to Rename Your Amazon Echo Devices

How to Rename Your Amazon Echo Devices

If you only have one or two Echos, it may not matter if they’re called boring and repetitive names like “John’s Echo” and “John’s Second Echo” in the Alexa app. But the more Echos you have, the more it can matter—especially if you use features like Amazon’s “drop in” intercom system and other calling features. Article is shared from https://howtogeek.com/...

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How to Check Your iPhone or iPad for 32-Bit Apps That Won’t Run on iOS 11

How to Check Your iPhone or iPad for 32-Bit Apps That Won’t Run on iOS 11

iPhones and iPads will no longer run 32-bit apps with the release of iOS 11 later in 2017. Those apps currently display a message saying they “need to be updated”, and they won’t run at all once you’ve upgraded. Here’s how to check which apps you have installed will stop functioning, if any. Article is shared from https://howtogeek.com/...

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Things To Keep In Mind When Designing A Transportation Map

Things To Keep In Mind When Designing A Transportation Map

For many people, a map of a transportation network is a given, an expected part of the system, something that just is — like a fire-escape plan in a building. So, when I say that I design transportation maps, they don’t understand. What is there to design even?

Well, let’s take the London underground map as an example. Designed by Harry Beck, it was the world’s first transportation map to use the principles of electrical circuit drawings. All line segments were put to the angles of 45 or 90 degrees. The distances between stations were equalized. I wrote about it in part three of my “Maps and Reality” series, “Diagrams1.” read more

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How to Change the Arm and Disarm Delay for the Abode Home Security System

How to Change the Arm and Disarm Delay for the Abode Home Security System

When you arm and disarm your Abode home security system, it delays it for 60 seconds by default, presumably to give you enough time to leave the house before the whole system is armed. Here’s how to change the delay time or disable it completely. Article is shared from https://howtogeek.com/...

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What File System Should I Use for My USB Drive?

What File System Should I Use for My USB Drive?

It can be tough transporting your videos and music to every device you use. How do you know your Mac, Xbox, and Windows PC can read your files? Read on to find your perfect USB drive solution. Article is shared from https://howtogeek.com/...

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How iOS 11 changes location tracking on your iPhone and iPad

How iOS 11 changes location tracking on your iPhone and iPad

In iOS 11, Apple offersa better way to know what apps are users, which will hopefully lead to apps that are better behaved. This is seemingly an outcome from Uber (and potentially other apps) gathering information from users when the app isn’t in use (although in Uber’s case, they may not have crossed a line).

Apple’s guidelines for background location services allow for updates of specific needs, such as with navigation or fitness apps. But there’s no realistic way for Apple to know precisely how apps are tracking data, so the company has to rely on outside reports. A couple of academic efforts to let users track in-app information flow revealed that location (and other private data) may be sent without appropriate disclosure. While Apple provides a small visual cue in the status bar, users have to be paying attention to spot it and might not know what the tiny arrow that appears and disappears means. read more

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