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By mr_street | A magazine for computer users

Cambridge theme for PIXEL

Raspberry Pi is based in Cambridge. (Just to be clear, that’s the one in East Anglia, UK, not the one in Massachusetts, USA.)<p>When we say “based in …

Raspberry Pi

Now Amazon Echo can access your Outlook.com calendar

As a part of Amazon's ongoing quest to make Alexa and its Echo devices deeply embedded within our lives, this week it added support for Microsoft Calendar accounts. If your account ends in Outlock.com, Live.com or Hotmail.com, then it should be accessible with no problem, however, according to the …

Automation

You aren’t going to go blind from staring at a computer too long

But it might make your eyes hurt<p>I stare at a computer for entirely too many hours a day — more than I’d care to think about — and by the end of the week, I feel it. At least, my eyes do.<p>Eye strain from staring at a computer is so common it has its own name: computer vision syndrome. And it’s pretty …

Contact Lenses

How to Add Dropbox to the Windows 10 File Explorer

While Dropbox is a useful way to store files remotely in the cloud, it can be more convenient if you install it into your Windows 10 computer. By …

Laptops

How to Figure Out What's Slowing Your Computer Down

Inevitably your computer slows down. You try to open a website and it grinds to a halt, or read an email and it churns along sluggishly. A slow …

Root Cause Analysis

Shine Texts You Daily Mental Health Reminders and Tasks

Self-care is important to your productivity and mental health, but it’s an easy thing to overlook. Shine is a free app that sends you daily reminders …

Stalkscan Reveals All Your Facebook Info That's Available Publicly

Web: Facebook’s privacy tools are notoriously complicated and constantly changing. Stalkscan is a third-party tool that can find and highlight any …

Facebook

You Can Now Easily Connect to Your Raspberry Pi From Anywhere In World With VNC Connect

Real VNC is an excellent, easy way to remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi from your home network, but it’s a little confusing for beginners. VNC …

Raspberry Pi

Feedly Limits New Users to 100 Feeds In Free Plan

Feedly has been my favorite RSS reader since Google shuttered for good Google Reader back in 2013. Feedly makes it easy to subscribe to your favorite …

Like What You’re Reading on Flipboard? Tap the ❤️

When you browse your Cover Stories, topics or favorite magazines, tap the heart icon to save a story to your Likes (which are public). Likes are a way to show approval on Flipboard and a method of bookmarking content to read or add later. You can see all your Likes on your in-app profile page:<p>Our …

How to opt-in and use Android Instant Apps, currently rolling out to select devices

Back at Google I/O last summer, we got our first look at Android Instant Apps. Instead of taking the time to download and install a full application, Instant Apps allows users to quickly test out applications straight from the web.<p>Last month, Google started a limited test of the service and opened …

Google

Microsoft’s Cortana can now create reminders from your emails

In the battle of the virtual assistants, Microsoft’s Cortana just scored. The company today is rolling out new functionality that will allow the assistant to remind you about things you haven’t explicitly told her to track. Specifically, Cortana will now be able to help you remember items you’ve …

Microsoft

Groove Music picks up three new features on Android

Microsoft has released a new update for the Groove Music app on Android. The update is fairly major, and it introduces three new features for Groove …

Music

Facebook can now replace your weather app

Facebook is rolling out a useful new feature that puts a full weather forecast inside its mobile app and desktop site. The feature is accessible from News Feed or the mobile app’s “More” menu — the section that links you to areas like Friends, Events, Groups, Pages and other key Facebook features …

Apps

100,000+ WordPress webpages defaced as recently patched vulnerability is exploited

Two weeks ago WordPress 4.7.2 was released, and website administrators running self-hosted versions of the hugely popular CMS and blogging platform …

Cybersecurity

OneNote gets better password support and more for Windows 10 Insiders

Why it matters to you<p>The update makes all of your sensitive notes more secure, along with a bevy of other new features.<p>Microsoft’s OneNote has …

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft is Making Some Big Changes to Windows 10 Setup with the Creators Update

Over the past several Windows Insider builds, Microsoft has discussed a number of changes it has made to Windows 10 Setup in the Creators Update. …

Microsoft

This Calculator Shows How Many Hours of Work That Big Purchase Costs

If you knew how many hours you’d have to work to buy that new TV, or a new car, how would that affect your decision to buy it? This calculator can …

Money

ASAPer will help you know everything immediately when it comes to home security

Why it matters to you<p>Time is of the essence when it comes to an emergency, and ASAPer connects you and your contacts instantly to coordinate the best …

Security

Delete your antivirus, says ex-Firefox developer — who claims it’s worthless

Why it matters to you<p>You might be safer online if you delete your anti-virus software and just use Windows Defender, according to one expert.<p>Although …

Anti-Virus Software

Developer Submission: Pro Tube is a perfect universal client for YouTube that brings the best experience online

FEATURES<br>• Play up to 1440p and 1080p with 60 FPS<br>• Support to play live stream video and VEVO music video<br>• Watch video in fullscreen without …

Microsoft Windows

You can finally say ‘Computer’ to your Echo to command it

Still can’t make Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.<p>Amazon has added a new wake word to the Echo and the Echo Dot, and it’s the one that anybody who’s ever watched <i>Star Trek</i> wants: “Computer.” You can enable it by opening up the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android phone, then digging down into the settings to …

Star Trek

Firefox flags Web of Trust add-on as suspicious, blocks by default

Trust-based app hasn’t been trustworthy for some time…<p>| January 26, 20175:37 pm | Filed under: Firefox, Malware, Vulnerability, Web Browsers 0<p>Mozilla …

Information Security

Ramshacke Rock is back in Groove

Some time back I was bemoaning the way that the "Ramshackle Rock" playlist had vanished from Groove. Well, it's back.<p>I've now got a mental picture of …

How to Opt Out of the Most Popular People Search Sites

Genealogy site Family Tree Now made waves when people discovered it can be used to look up almost anyone’s personal information, even if they’d never …

Google

ASUS' Raspberry Pi rival can play 4K video

Homebrew-friendly boards like the Raspberry Pi are great for do-it-yourself projects, but they seldom have the oomph needed to handle intensive tasks. That's where ASUS hopes to do better -- it quietly released its own device, the appropriately named Tinker Board. It's almost the same size as the …

Raspberry Pi

Help Google develop tools for Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi

Google is going to arrive in style in 2017. The tech titan has exciting plans for the Raspberry Pi community, with a range of AI and machine learning …

Raspberry Pi

15 Useful Commands Every Raspberry Pi User Should Know

If you’re using a Raspberry Pi computer for your weekend project (perhaps a media centre or a home server) then there is a good chance these useful …

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

Linux