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Google Pixel 2 dark mode: how to enable

The Pixel 2 has a hidden dark mode Google isn’t telling anyone about

October 18th, 2017

The Pixel 2 still hasn’t been released, but reviewers are already uncovering the phone’s, ahem, darkest secrets. Android Oreo has the ability to change the phone’s theme to match your background image, so if you use a dark background on the Pixel 2, you’ll be rewarded with a cool dark mode. 9to5Google has a couple images showing the …

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How to survive a nuclear attack in your area

August 9th, 2017

North Korea might have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles at its disposal, and the President of the United States is talking smack to its leader like some kid on Xbox Live. It’s a scary time, and as much as we’d all like to think that anti-missile defense systems could spring into action at the first hint of …

How to tell if your company is monitoring you at work

August 30th, 2012

Businesses are typically well within their rights to install software that monitors company-owned computers and reports back to IT with details on exactly what employees are doing on the company’s dime. There’s nothing wrong with spending a few minutes here and there checking out the latest status updates from your Facebook (FB) friends or the …

Here’s how to bring the Start button back to Windows 8

August 24th, 2012

When users found out that Microsoft’s (MSFT) next version of Windows wouldn’t have a Start button, they panicked. Replaced in Windows 8 by the user interface formerly known as “Metro,” that tiny button is apparently so important to long-time Windows users that they can’t imagine life without it. Rest easy, neophobes — adding the Start button …

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook tablets now have access to Android apps

January 3rd, 2012

Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet became the first BlackBerry device to be rooted this past November, granting users access to the device’s file system and allowing a level of customization that BlackBerry users have not had in the past. As RIM enters into the cat and mouse game Apple knows all too well, PlayBook owners …

Hackers port Siri to iPhone 4, iPod touch; how-to guide now available [video]

December 5th, 2011

A group of iOS hackers have managed to successfully port Apple’s virtual assistant software Siri to the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, and the software needed to perform the port is now available to the public. Tech blog InTech-BB posted the necessary links on Sunday along with a how-to guide, and a number of users …

How to remove your private info from all background check sites

August 2nd, 2011

We live in a digital age where it seems nearly impossible to maintain your privacy. There are some measures that can be taken to limit your exposure, however. While numerous companies make money by collecting data from public records and selling it to people looking to perform quick and easy background checks, there are ways …

Windows 7 can be tablet-friendly after all [video]

June 1st, 2011

Microsoft doesn’t have plans to release its upcoming tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system until some time next year, but that doesn’t mean Windows fans have to wait for an optimized tablet experience. Windows tablet fan Justin Campana found a series of apps and tweaks that can be combined with a few custom scripts to make the …

Netflix app can be installed on any Android phone without rooting

May 25th, 2011

To say Android fans had mixed emotions earlier this month when Netflix finally released its Android app is an understatement. On the one hand, the app is finally here, which is obviously great news. On the other hand, Netflix only made the app available on five of the many, many Android phones currently on the …

Enabling iPad 2 multitouch gesture support takes $5, one click [updated]

March 14th, 2011

Apple has been testing multitouch gestures for quite a while, and we reported in January that this will likely lead to Apple ultimately ditching the home button on future iPad and iPhone devices. The feature, which simplifies certain tasks such as app switching, still isn’t available to the general public. But as it turns out, …