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Chrome Will Revamp Its Forgotten App Menu, to Match Edge

Google Chrome has been able to save sites as app shortcuts for years, but the built-in Apps page hasn’t been updated or improved in years. That might change soon. The ‘Apps’ menu in Chrome, accessible from the Bookmarks Bar (if you haven’t turned off the button) or from chrome://apps, was originally created for organizing web apps and apps from the ...

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WhatsApp’s New Windows App Works Without Your Phone

It seems that WhatsApp is finally embracing the multi-device support it launched earlier this year. The service’s new Windows app can sync and send messages even when your phone is offline, meaning that you no longer need to keep a smartphone on hand to use WhatsApp on a computer. And unlike the old Electron-based WhatsApp software, this new app runs ...

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Amazon Is Giving Away $10 Store Credit: Here’s How to Get It

Amazon Prime Day is coming up, and if you’re planning on buying anything, the $10 store credit that Amazon is offering to customers might come in handy. Here’s how to get it. Amazon has launched a Prime Day Stampcard, which gives you $10 in store credit if you complete four tasks. You have to make a Prime-eligible purchase of at ...

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Chromebooks Can Now Unzip More Than ZIP Files

Chromebooks have always lagged behind Windows, macOS, and Linux when it comes to handling local files, partially by design. Thankfully, Google is improving support for archived files in Chrome OS. Chromebooks could already handle .ZIP, .TAR, and a few other archive formats, but beyond that, you needed an Android app from the Play Store or a Linux-based utility. 9to5Google reports that ...

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Amazon to Kick off Prime Day on July 12

Prime Day happens every year and is the retailer’s most significant sales event. The event is typically held over the summer, but it was delayed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Every year Amazon slashes prices across all its product categories, with extra discounts on Amazon products like Kindles, Fire TVs, and more. Prime Day starts this year on ...

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Proton Unlimited Is the Private Alternative to Google One

ProtonVPN and ProtonMail are two popular privacy tools (the former is one of the best VPNs), and now they are available in a new package with Proton’s other services at a new price. Proton has been overhauling its services over the past few months, with the goal of unifying everything under one umbrella. The new proton.me site arrived last month, along with new ...

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A Single Beaver Caused Internet Outages in Canada

Internet outages are common, especially in rural areas where it can take a while for internet service providers to find the source of a problem. That just happened earlier this month in Canada, where a beaver was responsible for a long-lasting internet outage. Internet access in some of British Columbia, Canada was unexpectedly shut down on June 7, lasting for ...

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Personalized Spatial Audio in iOS 16 Will Revolutionize Your Listening Experience | Here’s How It Works

Coming in iOS 16, Personalized Spatial Audio will tailor the Spatial Audio experience for each user by letting them create a unique Spatial Audio profile explicitly designed for the shape of their head and ears. Unlike the broader Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos feature, which works with a wide range of wired and wireless headphones, Personalized Spatial Audio will require ...

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Samsung Launches the Ultimate Dash Cam microSD Card

You’d think that microSD cards would be a bit more durable, given that they’ve been around for so long. But microSD cards are still somewhat unreliable. That’s why Samsung is now launching a PRO Endurance microSD card that can survive up to 16 years of continuous use in security cameras, dash cams, and other always-on devices. Let’s clarify something up ...

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