How-To Geek https://www.howtogeek.com We Explain Technology Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:40:01 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 How to Make Your Samsung Galaxy Phone Feel More Like Stock Android https://www.howtogeek.com/258120/how-to-make-the-samsung-galaxy-s7-feel-more-like-stock-android/ Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:40:00 +0000 Cameron Summerson http://www.howtogeek.com/?p=258120 Whoa Neat: The Pixel 2’s Notification Shade Changes Colors Based On Your Wallpaper https://www.reviewgeek.com/329/whoa-neat-the-pixel-2s-notification-shade-changes-colors-based-on-your-wallpaper/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:00:54 +0000 Eric Ravenscraft https://www.reviewgeek.com/329/whoa-neat-the-pixel-2s-notification-shade-changes-colors-based-on-your-wallpaper/

I like dark phone backgrounds.

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Abandon Your Real Job and Come Work For Universal Paperclips https://www.reviewgeek.com/321/abandon-your-real-job-and-come-work-for-universal-paperclips/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:44 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick https://www.reviewgeek.com/321/abandon-your-real-job-and-come-work-for-universal-paperclips/ It’s Friday. You’ve been working far too hard in your real job and you need a break. What kind of break?

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Smart Watches for Children Are Dangerous Garbage https://www.reviewgeek.com/298/smart-watches-for-children-are-dangerous-garbage/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:00:36 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick https://www.reviewgeek.com/298/smart-watches-for-children-are-dangerous-garbage/ A recent analysis of popular smart watches intended for children has revealed that the fledgling market is littered with devices that, at best, fail to…

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Geek Trivia: Lakes Formed By Meteor Impacts Are Called? https://www.howtogeek.com/trivia/lakes-formed-by-meteor-impacts-are-called/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:37:05 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick https://www.howtogeek.com/?post_type=trivia&p=330161 Six Month Review: The Nintendo Switch Delivered On Its Lofty Promises https://www.reviewgeek.com/72/six-month-review-the-nintendo-switch-delivered-on-its-lofty-promises/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:00:40 +0000 Eric Ravenscraft https://www.reviewgeek.com/72/six-month-review-the-nintendo-switch-delivered-on-its-lofty-promises/

The Nintendo Switch came out earlier this year and the hardware looked great, but a few questions still lingered…

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How to Check Your Motherboard Model Number on Your Windows PC https://www.howtogeek.com/208420/how-to-check-your-motherboard-model-number-on-your-windows-pc/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:23:00 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick http://www.howtogeek.com/?p=208420 How to Spot Fake Stock Photos (and Attribute the Right Person) https://www.howtogeek.com/329357/how-to-spot-fake-stock-photos-and-attribute-the-right-person/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:24:00 +0000 Michael Crider https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329357 How to Make Banner Notifications Stick on Your iPhone’s Screen (Instead of Disappearing) https://www.howtogeek.com/329763/how-to-make-banner-notifications-stick-on-your-iphones-screen-instead-of-disappearing/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Harry Guinness https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329763 How Windows Defender’s New Exploit Protection Works (and How to Configure It) https://www.howtogeek.com/329700/how-windows-defenders-new-exploit-protection-works-and-how-to-configure-it/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:40:00 +0000 Chris Hoffman https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329700 The Best Earplugs for Every Situation (Airplanes and Screaming Babies Included) https://www.reviewgeek.com/216/the-best-earplugs-for-every-situation/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:30:14 +0000 Caroline Stewart https://www.reviewgeek.com/216/the-best-earplugs-for-every-situation/

Hearing damage is permanent but completely avoidable—if you have the right hearing protection, that is.

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How to Fix a Sticky or Stuck Crown on the Apple Watch https://www.howtogeek.com/325670/how-to-fix-a-sticky-or-stuck-crown-on-the-apple-watch/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:00:00 +0000 Craig Lloyd https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=325670 The Garmin Speak Puts Alexa In Your Car (No New Car Purchase Required) https://www.reviewgeek.com/275/the-garmin-speak-puts-alexa-in-your-car-no-new-car-purchase-required/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:00:31 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick https://www.reviewgeek.com/275/the-garmin-speak-puts-alexa-in-your-car-no-new-car-purchase-required/ Last month Amazon and BMW announced a partnership that puts Alexa-enabled voice navigation and assistance right in new BMWs—but you don’t ne…

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Geek Trivia: During World War II, Which Of The Following Items Was Heavily Censored? https://www.howtogeek.com/trivia/during-world-war-ii-which-of-the-following-items-was-heavily-censored/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:37:59 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick https://www.howtogeek.com/?post_type=trivia&p=330091 Aire Is the Dystopian Domestic Security Drone Of Your Dreams https://www.reviewgeek.com/261/aire-is-the-dystopian-domestic-security-drone-of-your-dreams/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:19 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick https://www.reviewgeek.com/261/aire-is-the-dystopian-domestic-security-drone-of-your-dreams/ Secretly—we like to muse anyway—all smart home companies aspire to create a product straight out of a dystopi…

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How to Access Your Router If You Forget the Password https://www.howtogeek.com/131338/how-to-access-your-router-if-you-forget-the-password/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:23:00 +0000 Chris Hoffman http://www.howtogeek.com/?p=131338 What Can You Do With Samsung’s Bixby? https://www.howtogeek.com/328582/what-can-you-do-with-samsungs-bixby/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:24:00 +0000 Michael Crider https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=328582 How to Use a Limited Color Palette for Better Photos https://www.howtogeek.com/328994/how-to-use-a-limited-color-palette-for-better-photos/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Harry Guinness https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=328994 What’s New in Ubuntu 17.10 “Artful Aardvark”, Available Now https://www.howtogeek.com/329836/whats-new-in-ubuntu-1710-artful-aardvark/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:40:00 +0000 Chris Hoffman https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329836 This Is What Happens When You Ask Google to Get Spooky In a Smart Home https://www.reviewgeek.com/254/this-is-what-happens-when-you-ask-google-to-get-spooky-in-a-smart-home/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:25:39 +0000 Eric Ravenscraft https://www.reviewgeek.com/254/this-is-what-happens-when-you-ask-google-to-get-spooky-in-a-smart-home/

With Halloween close at hand, Google wants to set the mood in your home.

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How to Train Alexa to Recognize Different Voices (and Give More Personalized Answers) https://www.howtogeek.com/329669/how-to-train-alexa-to-recognize-different-voices-and-give-more-personalized-answers/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:00:00 +0000 Craig Lloyd https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329669 Mouse Aficionados Rejoice: The IntelliMouse Rides Again https://www.reviewgeek.com/185/mouse-aficionados-rejoice-the-microsoft-intellimouse-rides-again/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:20:08 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick https://www.reviewgeek.com/185/mouse-aficionados-rejoice-the-microsoft-intellimouse-rides-again/ Some tech comes and goes without much fanfare, and some tech—like the beloved Microsoft IntelliMouse—develops a cult following.

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Announcing Review Geek: A Better Solution for Tech News and Reviews https://www.reviewgeek.com/229/announcing-review-geek/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:55:27 +0000 Lowell Heddings https://www.reviewgeek.com/229/announcing-review-geek/

People think of How-To Geek as a place that helps them understand how to do things, or how to understand technology, and sometimes that involves…

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Geek Trivia: The Term “Gerrymandering” Originated In Which U.S. State? https://www.howtogeek.com/trivia/the-term-gerrymandering-originated-in-which-u.s.-state/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:37:41 +0000 Jason Fitzpatrick https://www.howtogeek.com/?post_type=trivia&p=329081 How to Quickly Make a Mac Photo Slideshow With Preview https://www.howtogeek.com/329773/how-to-quickly-make-a-mac-photo-slideshow-with-preview/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:13:00 +0000 Justin Pot https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329773 Microsoft: Please Name Windows 10 Updates After Dogs https://www.howtogeek.com/329907/microsoft-please-name-windows-10-updates-after-dogs/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:34:00 +0000 Justin Pot https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329907 Announcing Review Geek: A Better Solution for Tech News and Reviews https://www.reviewgeek.com/229/announcing-review-geek/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:24:05 +0000 Lowell Heddings https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329969 How to Use “My People” on Windows 10’s Taskbar https://www.howtogeek.com/329420/how-to-use-my-people-on-windows-10s-taskbar/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:24:00 +0000 Chris Hoffman https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329420 How to Disable Haptic Feedback Vibrations on Your iPhone https://www.howtogeek.com/329393/how-to-disable-haptic-feedback-vibrations-on-ios/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Harry Guinness https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329393 How to Protect Your Files From Ransomware With Windows Defender’s New “Controlled Folder Access” https://www.howtogeek.com/329532/how-to-protect-your-files-from-ransomware-with-windows-defenders-controlled-folder-access/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:40:00 +0000 Chris Hoffman https://www.howtogeek.com/?p=329532