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The Raspberry Pi 4's Most Interesting Quirks The Raspberry Pi 4's Most Interesting Quirks

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is finally here, a $35 device that packs a lot of useful technology on a single circuit board you can hold in your hand. It might even be your next budget computer, assuming you can stomach some of the trade-offs enthusiasts have identified in their early testing.

The Best iOS 13 Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet The Best iOS 13 Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet

I’ve been playing around with iOS 13 since the developer beta first launched—bugs and all. Since it’s now available for public consumption, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite new tricks so you can get excited while you wait for the beta to install on your device.

The Safest Way to Install the macOS Catalina Beta The Safest Way to Install the macOS Catalina Beta

The public betas for all of Apple’s latest operating system iterations are finally out (save for watchOS, per usual). We always warn people about installing these on their primary devices, because you don’t want the iPhone you rely on for work and socializing to start freezing up a lot with a buggy version of iOS.

Why Your Daily Assignments Aren't Tracking in 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Why Your Daily Assignments Aren't Tracking in 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite'

Even though it’s a bit of a time-sink, I’ve been using the new Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mobile game (iOS, Android) as a great excuse to get outside and walk around more. I kind of have to, since there’s a daily achievement that you can only unlock if you’ve wizard-walked your way through your neighborhood an easy…

How to Get the Highest Resolution When Watching Movies in iTunes How to Get the Highest Resolution When Watching Movies in iTunes

I’m ever-hopeful that Apple will take a look at its Windows iTunes client someday. I realize Apple probably prioritizes this somewhere between “wipe bugs off the windows at Apple Park” and “design a new box for pizzas,” but that doesn’t mean that we Windows fans can’t dream.

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Disneyland and 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Disneyland and 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'

When I told my friends that I was planning to attend the opening weekend of Disneyland’s new “Star Wars land,” otherwise known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, they had one common reaction: horror.

How to Create a Floating Netflix Player on Your Desktop How to Create a Floating Netflix Player on Your Desktop

According to multiple reports, Netflix is testing a new pop-out player for those who use Netflix’s website to stream their favorite shows. While I tend to only use Netflix’s apps, there’s something elegant about this new approach—if you have access to the feature, clicking a little button on Netflix’s player will…

How to Share Search Results from the Google App How to Share Search Results from the Google App

Android: How do you normally share search results from Google with your friends? I confess, I’ve never copied-and-pasted the gigantic URL for the results page to anyone else; I usually just use the deliciously passive-aggressive “lmgtfy.com” to help them out. Maybe I’m a jerk.

If You Can't Upgrade From Windows 7 to Windows 10, What Should You Do? If You Can't Upgrade From Windows 7 to Windows 10, What Should You Do?

While I always recommend upgrading to the latest and greatest version of whatever software you’re using, this might not be the best option if you’re running an older device that’s already struggling to function. This is especially true of operating systems—although sometimes even your older device can benefit from an…

Add People to GIFs with the 'Morphin' App for Android

iOS, Android: You have a few options if you’re looking to superimpose your face (or your friends’ faces) on the next big meme. You can go the South Park treatment, where you slap an oversized cutout of your own head over the head of whoever is in the GIF you’re trying to mess with. That’s easy, even though it looks a…

How to Overclock Your System With Intel's New One-Button Utility How to Overclock Your System With Intel's New One-Button Utility

Windows: Intel made it a lot easier to overclock your CPU—pushing it past its default clock speeds to make it even faster, at the risk of potentially frying your chip. There’s just one big caveat: You’re going to need one of six supported 9th-generation CPUs (all in the Coffee Lake family) in order to enjoy its new,…

Report Suspicious Sites to Google Using This Chrome Extension Report Suspicious Sites to Google Using This Chrome Extension

If you’ve used Chrome for any length of time, you’ve probably stumbled across its scary red interstitial—otherwise known as the Google Safe Browsing warning. If you’re attempting to pull up a site that looks problematic, like a malware host, Chrome will prevent you from doing so unless you do a little digging to …

Tell Us About Your Favorite Media Player for Windows or Mac Tell Us About Your Favorite Media Player for Windows or Mac

It’s Hive Five time again! And we want you to tell us about your favorite desktop media players.

How to Recover Your Missing Firefox Passwords How to Recover Your Missing Firefox Passwords

Firefox users recently pulled up their browsers to find that all their saved passwords went missing. If this happened to you, don’t worry: Your passwords haven’t gone anywhere, despite what it seems. 

The Easiest Way to Install the iOS 13 Beta The Easiest Way to Install the iOS 13 Beta

Apple recently released the second (developer) version of the iOS 13 beta. That means features plenty of bug fixes and new features. like sorting for your Notes checklists (to move completed items to the bottom), new Animoji stickers, a slider for adjusting the intensity of Portrait Mode lighting, and a prompt that…

Rice Will Not Save Your Soggy Smartphone Rice Will Not Save Your Soggy Smartphone

Rice pairs well with so many things: A Panda Express bowl, a wedding (no, birds won’t explode), cilantro stems. What it doesn’t mix with is your soggy smartphone, even though you’ve probably had it beaten into you that the first thing you want to do when you accidentally soak your device is to drop it in a big ol’…

How to Emulate a Graphing Calculator on Your Phone or PC How to Emulate a Graphing Calculator on Your Phone or PC

I feel like graphing calculators were only really a “thing” for most people during that year or two of high school when you were forced to use one for whatever math class you were taking. It finally felt like you were getting old—teenage-old, that is—when everyone pulled out their bulky little beasts on the first day…

How to Get Past Paywalls in Chrome's Incognito Mode How to Get Past Paywalls in Chrome's Incognito Mode

Chrome: Bypassing paywalls—and detecting a user’s methods for doing so—is a cat-and mouse game that has been going on between news publishers and readers for some time. While viewing a website in Incognito mode has been the tried-and-true method for sticking it to journalists getting around a site’s restrictions on…

How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos? How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos?

Welcome back to another week of Tech 911—Lifehacker’s advice column that’s designed to answer your most pressing and peculiar questions about technology. This week, we’re taking a question from someone who wants to find a solid photo-storage service for a special project. I’ll let Lifehacker reader Joel explain:

Revisit the Sounds of Your Favorite Old Analog Gear at 'Conserve the Sound' Revisit the Sounds of Your Favorite Old Analog Gear at 'Conserve the Sound'

I’m very glad to live in a time where I can just hop on the internet whenever, instead of having to dial up a number and wait for the modem to do its little connection concerto that took so long you could start dialing, go do something else, and walk back over when it was nearly finished.

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