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How to Mute Chrome’s Picture-in-Picture Videos

If you’re using Google Chrome’s Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, an experimental flag can give you the ability to mute the video quickly. Here’s how to enable and use the mute feature for Picture-in-Picture mode. When you enable anything from chrome://flags, you’re using experimental features that haven’t been tested on all devices and could misbehave. You can potentially run … Read more How to Mute Chrome’s Picture-in-Picture Videos

Daily News Roundup: Google Discloses iOS “Interactionless” Vulnerabilities

Google, through its Project Zero initiative, disclosed six vulnerabilities in iOS. In each case, a hacker could execute remote code on someone’s iPhone without any interaction by the user. Apple’s iOS 12.3 fixes five of the issues. Project Zero is Google’s initiative to discover zero-day vulnerabilities and disclose them to the appropriate manufacturer, followed by … Read more Daily News Roundup: Google Discloses iOS “Interactionless” Vulnerabilities

How to Disable Windows 10’s Annoying Focus Assist Notifications

Windows 10’s Focus Assist feature automatically hides notifications while you’re playing games or using other full-screen applications. But Cortana loves to announce that it’s silencing notifications. Here’s how to turn off those annoying Focus Assist notifications. Focus Assist is Windows 10’s Do Not Disturb mode. When enabled, it will automatically hide incoming notifications, so they … Read more How to Disable Windows 10’s Annoying Focus Assist Notifications

Why Are Companies Still Storing Passwords In Plain Text?

mangpor2004/Shutterstock Several companies have recently admitted to storing passwords in plain-text format. That’s like storing a password in Notepad and saving it as a .txt file. Passwords should be salted and hashed for security, so why isn’t that happening in 2019? Why Passwords Shouldn’t Be Stored in Plain Text designer491/Shutterstock When a company stores passwords in … Read more Why Are Companies Still Storing Passwords In Plain Text?

The RAVPower FileHub: An All-In-One (Yet Oddly Niche) Wireless Storage Hub

Whether you’re a photographer, a writer, or garden-variety computer nerd, a wireless file hub can streamline your file transfer process. But for $60, the RAVPower FileHub aims to do so much more. Is it too good to be true? I wish I could give you a definite answer. The RAVPower FileHub is, at a fundamental … Read more The RAVPower FileHub: An All-In-One (Yet Oddly Niche) Wireless Storage Hub

Are Printer Ink Plans a Rip-Off? Surprisingly, Not Always

Matt Kay/Shutterstock Many inkjet printer vendors boast about how low their per-page print cost is, and it’s usually untrue. In response to growing customer concerns, printer vendors have come up with ink purchase plans they claim can save you money. Can they? How Much Did That Page Cost? Printer vendors are quick to quote an … Read more Are Printer Ink Plans a Rip-Off? Surprisingly, Not Always

How to Use a Mood Board to Reach Your Goals

Pixel-Shot/Shutterstock Creative thinking isn’t just for people in traditionally “creative” industries. Here’s how you can incorporate mood board planning into your workflow and get a creative boost. Even the most stuffy and traditional industries sometimes require a moment of creative vision. But when you don’t usually get creative at work, it can be hard to … Read more How to Use a Mood Board to Reach Your Goals

Daily News Roundup: Capital One Was Hacked, Exposing 106 Million Customers

If you applied for a Captial One credit card between 2005 and 2015, we have bad news for you. Capital One confirmed that an “outside individual” stole names, social security numbers, and other data of over 100 million credit card applicants. Unfortunately, the modern world seems like a place where we can no longer talk … Read more Daily News Roundup: Capital One Was Hacked, Exposing 106 Million Customers