What is Amazon Photos and how do you use it?

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If you subscribe to Amazon Prime then you have access to a number of different benefits. Those benefits include everything from discounts during Prime Day to free shipping on your purchases, access to Prime Video for your TV streaming needs, as well as Amazon Music Prime, Prime Reading, Prime Gaming and more. One of the most overlooked Amazon Photos, but what is it and how does it work? We’re exploring Amazon’s secure digital storage service and what it means to you. What is Amazon Photos? Amazon Photos is a perk of being an Amazon Prime member. As part of your Prime membership package, you get access to secure digital cloud … Read more

How to Use Your Phone to Control a Roku

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A great thing about Roku devices is they all come with a handy Roku remote. However, we all know how easy they are to lose. Thankfully, you can use your phone as a Roku remote too. This is possible through the official Roku Remote app available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. It allows you to mimic the behavior of the physical remote and do cool things like launch channels directly. First, download the app and open it. You’ll be asked to accept the terms and conditions and the privacy policy to “Continue.” The next screens will explain that you can save shows and movies to watch later, control Roku devices … Read more

Google Meet vs Google Hangouts vs Google Duo: What’s the difference?

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Google has had a wide range of video and chat solutions over the years, many discontinued and many overlapping in their offering. As of recent changes, most of these offerings now fall under the Google Meet umbrella. But, during the transition, things aren’t as clear-cut as we’d like. So, to help give some clarity, we’re walking you through the differences to help you decide which app to use, and how the services came to sit as they do now. Google Meet Google Meet had a name change in the last couple of years, previously known as Google Hangouts Meet. It started life as the enterprise video conferencing solution that Google … Read more

What Is Android System WebView?

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If you use an Android device, you may have come across an app called Android System WebView. It’s a system app that regularly receives updates via the Google Play store. But what does it do, and should you remove it? A Crucial System Component Android System WebView is an essential system component that Android apps use to display external web content instead of opening it in a regular web browser, such as Chrome. It comes preinstalled on all Android devices. It’s commonly used in apps like Twitter and Facebook to open the shared hyperlinks within the app. But a wide variety of other Android applications also use it to display … Read more

What is Google Duo? What you need to know about Google’s video and voice call app

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Google Duo was a video and audio calling app made by Google, similar to Apple’s FaceTime, Facebook’s WhatsApp or Messenger and Microsoft’s Skype. Duo was free to use and worked across both iOS and Android devices – unlike Apple’s FaceTime. However, in August 2022, Google merged Duo with Google Meet, and the service is now known as Meet exclusively. In this article, we’ll explain how it works now, and if you want to know how it worked previously (for some reason) that’s all here too. When did Google Duo become Google Meet? At the start of June 2022, Google announced that it was merging Duo with Google Meet – its … Read more

What are Google Meet and Chat and how do they work?

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Companies and individuals are relying more on virtual meeting and chat services, especially with the increasing popularity of home working. Google has its own tools called Google Meet and Google Chat. These were formerly part of Google Hangouts, and, more recently, Meet has taken on all of the features available from Google Duo and the two services are combined in the new Google Meet app. The old Google Meet app still exists, but it’s now called Google Meet (original) and it doesn’t have all the new features. It’s expected that this app will be depreciated at some point in the future. Here’s everything you need to know about Google Chat … Read more

Unable to set Security question for Local Account in Windows 11/10

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Security questions help you recover the account when you forget your local account password. However, if you are unable to set security questions for local account in Windows 11 or Windows 10, here is how you can get them back. It disappears only when the administrator turns on a setting in the Local Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor. This article will help you open the setting and opt for the factory defaults. Unable to set Security question for Local Account in Windows 11/10 If you are unable to set security questions for your Local account in Windows 11/10, follow these steps: Disable settings in Group Policy Editor Verify Registry … Read more

Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

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One of the Windows errors users have often been reporting lately is Error 1053, The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. This error occurs when a service takes longer to respond on your computer. The error can be traced to a lot of reasons which is why it occurs in many variants. One of the reasons for this error includes issues with the timeout settings on your Windows computer, among many others. Furthermore, the error doesn’t come up only when users try to initiate a system service on their computer but also for developers creating custom software. Hence, this article has compiled … Read more

How to send a Calendar Event as an attachment in Outlook

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In Microsoft Office, a Calendar is a component of Outlook that is integrated with email, contacts, and other features. Calendars in Outlook help users to create appointments and events, organize meetings, view group schedules, view calendars side by side, and send the calendar to anyone through email. In this post, we will see how to send a Calendar Event as an attachment in Outlook. How to attach Calendar Invite to an email in Outlook Follow the steps below to send a calendar event as an attachment in Outlook: Open your Outlook calendar Right-click an event you want to send as an attachment Select Forward from the context menu. On the … Read more

How to Reset Illustrator Preferences on Windows PC

The Preferences in Adobe Illustrator allow you to make changes that will fit your needs. There are default preferences that come with Illustrator; however, the user can make changes to the panel settings and commands in Illustrator by going to Preferences. When you open Illustrator, the positioning of panels and commands are stored in the Illustrator preferences file. In addition, numerous program settings are stored in the preference file, including general display options, file-saving options, performance options, type options, and options for plug-ins and scratch disks. Most of these options are set in the Preferences dialog box. Preference settings are saved each time you quit the application. How to Reset … Read more

Increase Data Transfer Speed in External Hard Drive [It works!]

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If you often face slow data transfer speed or the process gets stuck multiple times when you copy or transfer items to and from the external hard disk drive, then this post can be helpful. In this post, we have covered some simple solutions to increase data transfer speed in an external hard drive on Windows 11/10. After trying these solutions, instead of waiting longer than expected for the data transfer process to complete, you may see some improvements in your external hard drive data transfer process. Increase Data Transfer Speed in External Hard Drive To increase data transfer speed in your external hard drive on a Windows 11/10 computer, … Read more

Full Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer & Warzone Reveal Coming Next Month

On Sept. 15, a “franchise showcase” livestream will be held called Call of Duty: Next. This promises to be a big event with plenty of new info shared regarding upcoming Call of Duty properties. You can expect the following from Call of Duty: Next, as given in a tweet: Full Modern Warfare 2 MP reveal The future of Warzone The Warzone mobile experience Live gameplay from your favorite streamers If you’ve been enjoying the new season of Call of Duty: Warzone, there’s sure to be some big announcements as well. Along with the Call of Duty: Next, dates of the Modern Warfare 2 beta have also been announced. Anyone who … Read more