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How to Add New Custom Tapback Emojis to the iPhone Tapbacks
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How to Add New Custom Tapback Emojis to the iPhone Tapbacks

So you’re having a chat conversation and your friend tells you something that makes you want to send a hug, but your tapback options don’t include the emoji for that. Here’s how to add new, custom tapback options to your iPhone! (Note that Apple has said that they are including the option to change and add custom emojis to tapbacks in iOS 18, so we’re including those directions for if/when that happens.)

How to Tell if You are Chatting with an AI Bot or Online Scammer on Social Media or a Dating Site
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How to Tell if You’re Chatting with an AI Bot or Online Scammer on Social Media or a Dating Site

While scammers on dating apps and social media have been around since, well, social media, with the rise of AI and AI bots and other bots the flood of scams has risen to tsunami levels. Here’s how to tell if you are chatting with a scammer or AI bot on social media or a dating site.

How to Obtain a Personal Background Check for Renting in Colorado and Save Money
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How to Obtain a Personal Background Check for Renting in Colorado and Save Money

If you live in Colorado or are planning to move there, you can get your own personal background check to provide to landlords, rental agents, and property management companies. This can save you money by avoiding the background check fee for each rental application.

Cellular Not Working on Your Apple Watch? Here's How to Test Cellular Calling and Texting on Your Apple Watch
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Cellular Not Working on Your Apple Watch? Here’s How to Test Cellular Calling and Texting on Your Apple Watch

If no matter what you do it seems as if the direct-dial cellular line on your Apple Watch is not able to make calls or texts using your Apple Watch’s dedicated cellular line, here’s how to test whether your Apple Watch is actually hooked up to its cellular connection.

How to Set Up and Connect Your 1st Generation Echo Dot When it Seems Impossible
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How to Set Up and Connect Your 1st Generation Echo Dot When it Seems Impossible

Here in 2024 it seems nearly impossible to set up a first generation Echo Dot – but it’s not impossible! However it’s very true that there is little, if any, Amazon support for the 1st-gen Echo Dot. So here’s how to set up your 1st-gen Echo Dot, including how to deal with that pesky ‘Local network permission required’ message. Note that you will need to have the Alexa app installed on your phone. Also note that these instructions are for the iOS version of the Alexa app, however if you are using the Android app you should be able to figure it out from these instructions. But first things first!

Why You MUST Turn Off 2FA Before You Cancel Twitter X Premium!
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Why You MUST Turn Off 2FA Before You Cancel Twitter X Premium! And What to Do if You Didn’t (Oops)

It’s a trap! If you have Twitter Premium (X Premium) and you have two-factor authentication (2FA) turned on, turn off the 2FA before you cancel the X Premium (Twitter Premium) or you will not be able to get back into your account!

How to Restore and Get Back Your Tabs on a Mac When Vivaldi Browser Crashes (Should Work for Other Browsers Too)
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How to Restore and Get Back Your Vivaldi Tabs on a Mac When Vivaldi Browser Crashes (Works for Other Browsers Too)

If you have had the Vivaldi browser crash on you, and lose all of your tabs, here’s how to get most, if not all, of your tabs back! This solution should also work with other browsers, we just happen to be writing about Vivaldi here.

How to Pin a File at the Top of a Finder Window on a Mac
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How to Pin a File at the Top of a Finder Window on a Mac

Here’s how to pin a file at the top of a Finder window on your Mac! If you have ever found yourself working within a folder on your Mac, and wanting to quickly access one particular file over and over, this information is for you! Sure you can always do a Spotlight search, but you’re thinking that there must be an easier, better way for this particular situation. And there is!

where to buy Upwork Connects
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Where to Buy Connects on Upwork: Here’s the Direct Link

Where, oh where, do you buy Connects on Upwork? One of the most frustrating things about using the gig matching service Upwork is that there is no obvious way to go directly to where you purchase Connects. So we’re here to tell you how to directly go to the page where you purchase Connects.

Walmart Looking to Offer Walmart-Branded Vizio TVs to Further Exploit Customer Data
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Walmart Looking to Offer Walmart-Branded Vizio TVs to Further Exploit Customer Data

Walmart is rumored to be looking to acquire smart television company Vizio (the potential deal is said to be around $2billion), so that they can enhance their own line of Walmart-branded television sets. Lest you think that this is simply an ego move on Walmart’s part, let us disabuse you of that notion right now: smart TVs are an incredibly rich source of consumer data – your data – just ripe for the mining.

Add a home button to your iPhone
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Miss Your Home Button on Your iPhone? Here’s How to Add One!

Do you find yourself missing your old iPhone’s home button? I know I sure do. The transition to newer iPhone models, without the physical home button, has left many of my friend group unimpressed by technological progress. I know that I often wish for the familiar, tactile experience of clicking a button. If you miss your home button like I do, well, you’re in luck! Here’s how to get it back (sort of).

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AI Under Scrutiny: US Government to Monitor Foundation Model Developments

In a groundbreaking development that signals a shift in how artificial intelligence (AI) is managed at the national level, the US government, through the Defense Production Act, is setting up new measures to oversee the development of foundational AI models. This new directive, which requires AI powerhouses like OpenAI and Google to report their advances, brings the rapidly evolving field of AI under closer governmental scrutiny.

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Google Butchers Nest Hub: 17 Key Features Axed

In a move that’s sure to leave many users stunned and frustrated, Google has announced a decision to slash a substantial number of features from its Nest Hub. This significant overhaul is not just a tweak or a minor update; it’s a sweeping change that’s removing 17 key functionalities from one of the tech giant’s flagship products. The decision is sparking debates and concerns among the Nest Hub community, as it seems to prioritize corporate strategy over user needs and preferences.

Amazon to charge Prime customers $3 per month to keep ads out of movies and tv shows
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Wondering About a Suspicious Charge from Amazon of $151.57? Here’s What it Is

If you recently noticed a strange $151.57 charge from Amazon, you’re not alone. Many customers have been left scratching their heads and wondering about the reason behind this perplexing transaction. Here’s the deal about Amazon’s mysterious $151.57 charge.

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The AI Mirage: Navigating the Muddied Waters of Truth in the 2024 Election

As we march through the pivotal election year of 2024, a formidable shadow looms over the democratic process. This shadow is not cast by a person or an institution, but by a technology: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Once celebrated as a beacon of innovation, AI now stands accused of distorting the very fabric of truth, particularly in the political arena.