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  • Netflix household workaround – no extra cost, devices

    Netflix household workaround – no extra cost, devices

    After Netflix introduced its household rule, I knew there had to be away to get around it, which I’ve found, allowing Netflix to be used anywhere in the world without returning to the home address every 30 days. Note: This is for educational purposes only, wanting to test how Netflix’s address detection works, and therefore…

  • iPhone RCS: what it means and features

    iPhone RCS: what it means and features

    Apple announced that it will implement RCS (Rich Communication Services) in iMessage, allowing iPhones and Android devices to better communicate with one another and support full-featured modern messaging. What is RCS? RCS is a messaging protocol first introduced back in 2008 with the goal of replacing outdated SMS messaging with more feature-rich versions with read…

  • Windows 11 tar, rar, 7z compression enters beta

    Windows 11 tar, rar, 7z compression enters beta

    Microsoft is one step closer to releasing native support for .tar, .rar, .7z, and other compression formats in Windows 11 as support hits the Windows Insider Beta channel. After announcing native support for more file compression formats a couple of months back, the feature is now one step closer to release, with build 22631.2199 being…

  • Beeper now supports RCS with Google Messages bridge

    Beeper now supports RCS with Google Messages bridge

    Beeper’s all-in-one chat app now supports Google’s RCS messaging with a fairly new Google Messages bridge being integrated into the app. This update places Beeper’s Android integration in a much better place with a similar experience to Messenger, WhatsApp, and iMessage. After updating to Beeper Desktop version 3.70.17, a new chat network appears under the…

  • YouTube is testing another new video page layout in 2023

    YouTube is testing another new video page layout in 2023

    YouTube looks to be testing a new layout for its video page after we found watching videos on YouTube a little different to normal. The new UI mimics the homepage feed and moves the description and comments to the right side of the video. After refreshing the new video page, it reverts to the old…

  • Spotify is the latest major app to support Android Material You icons

    Spotify is the latest major app to support Android Material You icons

    Over the weekend Spotify pushed an update to the beta channel of its Android app, adding support for Android’s Material You icons. Making it one of the first major apps to support the new feature, along with Reddit, Whatsapp, Signal, and more. Spotify’s Material You icon Spotify’s Material You icon is a simple mask of…

  • YouTube Studio app receives major update

    YouTube Studio app receives major update

    The YouTube Studio app has seen a major update and overhaul after being neglected for years. The update is welcomed by all channels after it was first announced last year. We’re super excited to share that we recently redesigned the YouTube Studio mobile app from the ground up. With a new interface that allows you…

  • Windows 11 Build 22572: Clipchamp video editor, family safety

    Windows 11 Build 22572: Clipchamp video editor, family safety

    Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22572 to the Dev channel with two new apps. Microsoft Family and Clipchamp video editor, which is likely to replace the current editor build into the Photos app. TL;DR What’s new in Build 22572 Microsoft Family is now an inbox app: The family safety features you use…

  • Windows 11 Control Panel status tracker

    Windows 11 Control Panel status tracker

    Control Panel has been around in Windows since 1985 or 37 years with its end planned with the release of Windows 11. As Microsoft continues to release preview builds to Windows Insiders Control Panel functions are slowly being removed in favour of the settings app. Last updated: May 1, 2022 – Windows Insider beta build…

  • Windows 11 build 22543: snap layout, narrator voices, media controls

    Windows 11 build 22543: snap layout, narrator voices, media controls

    Overnight Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider build 22543 to the developer channel, bringing updates to the snap layout, narrator voices, media controls and fixes to a variety of bugs. What’s new in Build 22543 More Natural Narrator Voices We’re introducing more natural voices for Narrator. More natural voices enable Narrator users to enjoy scenarios like browsing…

  • Windows 11 Insider update: new volume, brightness, camera, mic indicator

    Windows 11 Insider update: new volume, brightness, camera, mic indicator

    Microsoft has updated Windows 11‘s indicator for brightness, volume, camera, and mic controls bringing them in line with the Windows 11 design style in the latest Windows Insider build 22533. Changes and Improvements Fixes [General] [Taskbar] [Settings] [Windowing] [Input] NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the active development branch may make…

  • Windows 11 Insider build 22523: Control Panel features move to Settings

    Windows 11 Insider build 22523: Control Panel features move to Settings

    Microsoft has released a brand-new Windows 11 Insider build bringing along the usual bug fixes and a few changes to the way the OS works. The big change is two key areas within Control Panel have now been moved over the to the Settings app. The end of Control Panel While many features within Control…

  • Microsoft roles out redesigned Notepad to Windows 11 Insiders

    Microsoft roles out redesigned Notepad to Windows 11 Insiders

    Microsoft has rolled out a redesigned version of the Notepad app to Windows 11 Insiders in the dev channel bringing the new Windows 11 UI to one of the greatest Windows apps of all time. UPDATE: Microsoft has expanded the rollout of the new design to Insiders in the beta and preview channels. The update…

  • Windows 11 Insider Build 22509 brings Start customisation

    Windows 11 Insider Build 22509 brings Start customisation

    Microsoft has released Windows 11Insider Build 22509 to the Dev channel introducing the ability to customise the Windows 11 start menu, an update to Microsoft Edge and Narrator, and a whole bunch of bug fixes. What’s new in Build 22509 Browsing the web in Microsoft Edge with Narrator is now easier We have been working…

  • GeForce NOW Black Friday deal: $24 off annual plan, $50 VISA gift card

    GeForce NOW Black Friday deal: $24 off annual plan, $50 VISA gift card

    GeForce NOW powered by Pentanet has just released its Black Friday deals for Australian users, giving you even more bang for buck when it comes to game streaming. Black Friday deal Signing up to GeForce NOW‘s annual Priority subscription will result in a yearly saving of $24. If you are currently on the Basic or…