Al Holly

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4-in-1 HomeKit smart switch puts Alexa in your wall

iDevices’ new HomeKit-compatible smart switch will do much more than just control your lights. With sensors, a speaker and Amazon’s Alexa baked in, the Instinct packs four different functions into a standard light switch.<p>You can use Alexa voice commands to play music or control your lights. Or, if …

How to Delete All Emails in a Gmail Account

Have you ever wanted to delete every email from a Gmail account? Maybe you want to permanently delete every email message in Gmail to start fresh, or …

Operating Systems

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

How to Link Your Calendar with Alexa

Having Alexa read you your upcoming appointments is one of the best uses of a virtual assistant. It saves you from having to go to your computer or …

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and April 2018 Update added even more bells and whistles to Microsoft's powerhouse operating system.<p>PCMag reviews …

10 of the best things you can do with the Amazon Echo

If you're considering buying an Alexa device (including the new Echo Show or Echo Look) or got Amazon Echo ($70 at Amazon.com) as a gift, there's a lot to learn. There's <i>a lot</i> Alexa can do, but here are the 10 best tips and tricks to get you started.<p><b>1. Make phone calls (basically, landline</i> …

Smart Homes

50 Best Resources When Learning to Code

Introduction<p>Learning to code has slowly become a valuable asset. Regardless of your profession, understanding coding and technology is a valuable …

Computer Science

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

5 Mobile Applications Every Student Needs

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Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as the Senate voted to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers. While it’s important to protect your privacy, it doesn’t mean that you should sign up to a VPN service and tunnel all your internet traffic through VPN …

​How Board Games Are Making Me Better at Life

When we first met, my husband's idea of what constitutes a good time mostly overlapped with my own, with one major exception: board games. Already …

Board Games

Games to Play with your Partner on International Tabletop Day

International Tabletop Day is coming, and if you’re like me you’re already thinking about what to play. We’ve covered games to play with kids and …

Board Games

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

The Best Amazon Alexa Skills

Trick out your Amazon Echo with the coolest and most useful skills in Alexa's arsenal. From news and local information to games, shopping, and …

CloudBerry Backup gives you total control of your Mac backup

<i>This post is brought to you by CloudBerry Lab, maker of versatile backup software.</i><p>When you click “back up now,” it’s easy to feel unsure about exactly what’s about to happen. With iCloud, for example, Apple decides what data on your device is most important and necessary to back up. Depending on …

16 things you might not know Amazon’s Alexa can do for you

Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, comes loaded with a variety of features. But it’s the “skills” that really allow you to customize your experience …

Smart Homes

News Feed Adds Interactive Audio News to Amazon Echo

By default, the Amazon Echo can by deliver news reports by request, but is a little limited if you want to hear the latest stories from multiple …

How to Upgrade Your Computer's Login Screen

The login screen greets you every single time you boot up your computer, but it’s often neglected when it comes to tweaking and customizing your …

Make a Backup Of Your Start Menu Layout By Copying This Folder

Windows: If you spent a lot of time tweaking your Start Menu to your liking, you’ll want to make sure you don’t lose it. Fortunately, you can backup …

SSL: Deceptively Simple, Yet Hard to Implement

<i>An Interview with SSL Expert and SSL Labs Founder Ivan Ristić</i><p>Even though SSL/TLS is critical for the privacy, integrity, and security of internet …

How To Troubleshoot Slow Internet Connection Problem

Slow internet usage is very exasperating. There are so many factors that make your internet connection slow and even down. It is not always the case …

Wi-Fi

How to Create Your Own Domain or Website Email ID using Google Apps

In a previous article I shared a brief review about 7 web and cloud hosting providers I thought you would like to check out. In that review, I not …

Google Keep has taken over my Task Management and GTD

Why more users don’t use Google Keep is a mystery to me because it’s awesome. It has changed how I use to-dos, GTD, Task Management, Project …

How to get Alexa to turn on your lights, your coffee maker or anything else in your home

Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa is pretty awesome on its own, capable of answering all of your questions, calling you an Uber, managing …

This adapter turns any headphones into Bluetooth headphones

We hate to break it to you guys, but the 3.5mm headphone jack is going away. Apple and Lenovo (Motorola) were just the first smartphone makers to get …

Internet of Things (IoT) Scanner

Top 100 Tutorials for Mastering Photoshop

Photoshop is the tool of choice for most professional designers. There may be other powerful editors that offer similar functionality, but none one …