Tag: How-To Geek

How to Allow or Block Pop-ups in Chrome

Google Chrome does a great job at blocking pop-up windows out of the box, but sometimes it prevents them even if you’re expecting one from a trusted site. Here’s how you can take control and allow or block pop-ups in Chrome. By default, Google Chrome disables pop-ups automatically in the browser; something easily overlooked because

Daily Deals: Philips Hue Kit + 2 Google Home Minis for $170, an iPad for $252, a Razer LED Mousepad for $33, the CORSAIR K95 for $140, and More

Philips, Google, Apple, CORSAIR, Razer Right now, the internet’s full of some wild deals and discounts. These deals range from $200 Apple Watches to $25 hydration backpacks, but as always, we have a handful of select favorites. We’re always excited to see a good smarthome deal, like the Philips Hue Starter Kit with two Google Home

The Best Portable SSDs

Proxima Studio/Shutterstock Falling prices have moved solid state drives from a premium upgrade you’d save for the boot drive on your main computer to something inexpensive enough that you can throw a portable SSD into your laptop bag and go. Here are our top picks. As with most things, there are many, many different options

Daily News Update: Galaxy Folded

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Samsung—the first Galaxy Fold hands-on posts looked promising, but then review units started breaking. Now, the company has canceled launch events in China and delayed the Fold’s release indefinitely. Ouch. The Fold, which went on sale to customers last week, was slated to be released just three

How to Use Text to Columns Like an Excel Pro

Excel’s Text to Columns feature splits text in a cell into multiple columns. This simple task can save a user the heartache of manually separating the text in a cell into several columns. We’ll start with a simple example of splitting two samples of data into separate columns. Then, we’ll explore two other uses for this feature that

Why Can’t You Use a TV as a Monitor?

Gaurav Paswan / Shutterstock Televisions and computer monitors are similar and use mostly the same technology to drive the panels. You can usually use a TV with your computer, but they’re made for a different market and aren’t the same as monitors. Differences in Connections Both TVs and monitors will accept HDMI input, assuming they

How Often Does Google Update Chrome?

Google updates Chrome regularly with new features, security updates, and more. Chrome downloads those updates and installs them automatically. But how often does that happen? It depends—turns out the Chrome update process is pretty complicated. Major Stable Versions Every Six Weeks Chrome is developed in the open and anyone can install the unstable versions. But,
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