PowerShell is an object-oriented programming (OOP) shell and scripting language. That means every PowerShell cmdlet you run produces an object containing the cmdlet’s output in a structured format. Objects can be passed among cmdlets and the data retrieved by calling properties. OOP is much easier than parsing strings of text to extract the information you … [Read more...] about How to Use PowerShell Calculated Properties
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The Windows interface has gone through many ups and downs over the decades. Some developments, such as the Start Menu, are beloved. Others, such as the ill-fated Windows 8 Metro interface, are largely disliked. The task bar, where your minimized windows live, is hardly the target of such hate. However, it can get pretty crowded. Not all of your programs, especially ones that … [Read more...] about How to Minimize a Windows Program to the System Tray
Google Drive’s local sync client—Backup and Sync—usually has no issues backing up or syncing files and folders on the PC and Mac. But sometimes, it can just grind down to a halt. Bugs and glitches, connectivity problems, and improperly configured settings are some of the reasons why that happens. If you find Google Drive Backup and Sync not working properly on your computer, … [Read more...] about How to Fix Google Drive Backup and Sync Not Working
Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms on the web, with more than 15 million unique daily viewers and over four million streamers. For many of these streamers, Twitch is not only a way to have fun and share a passion with fans—it’s a way to generate revenue. While one way to make money is through premium subscribers, another way is through donations. There are … [Read more...] about How To Set Up Donations on Twitch
Whether you want to make a meeting shareable with your clients or replay a memorable video chat with family or friends, Skype’s call recordings makes it possible with the click of a mouse. Skype added the audio and video call recording feature in 2018 so you can save your calls for future reference. Skype call recording is easy to do as long as everyone in the meeting … [Read more...] about How to Record Skype Calls on Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android
There’s no shortage of on-demand video streaming services today. From Netflix, to Hulu, to Amazon Prime — there are so many alternatives to cable out there, it’s becoming difficult to pick just one. If you’re on Facebook a lot, you might not need to make the choice, since the site has its own streaming platform called Facebook Watch. Facebook Watch is a free video-on-demand … [Read more...] about What is Facebook Watch and How to Use It
If you’re struggling to get a form on your site, you could install a plugin for basic functionality, but that may further slow down your site if you already have many plugins. With Google Forms, you not only get to add a form to your site faster, but you also get more features. For instance, you can insert media files, import questions, integrate easily with WordPress and … [Read more...] about How to Embed Google Forms on Your Website
Backwards compatibility, or the ability for a console to run game discs from the previous generation, is an important feature for a system to have. PlayStation consoles have not been consistently backwards compatible, such as with the PS4 not playing PS3 or PS2 games (unless they’ve been ported to the PS4 format). So, with the newest edition to the PlayStation family of … [Read more...] about Will PS5 Play PS4 and PS3 Games?
Samsung is allegedly going to host the next Galaxy Unpacked event a tad earlier in January next year for launching the Galaxy S21 family. So far, multiple renders of the Galaxy S21 series have surfaced online, revealing a thoroughly redesigned rear panel and a clean front with razer thin bezels on all sides. Now, alleged renders of the Samsung Galaxy S21+ have surfaced online … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S21+ appears online in a sleek mirror silver finish. Take a gander!
Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 888 – its latest flagship processor – a day ago, but didn’t share details about the performance gains and the new features it brings to the table. Today, the company finally has revealed the numbers, and they are a lot to process (ha!). To start, Snapdragon 888 makes the jump to the 5nm process, you get faster cores, a better graphics engine, … [Read more...] about Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 gives a big push to camera prowess, and I’m excited about it