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You Can Use a Laptop Without a Battery

You Can Use a Laptop Without a Battery – By Jake Peterson Lifehacker

A long, long time ago, ancient computer users thought to themselves, “This is great, but I’d like to watch YouTube in bed.” And, thus, the laptop was born: a portable computer you can take anywhere you want. That portability is the whole point of your MacBook, ThinkPad, or other notebook computer, and, of course, a big battery makes it happen. Lately, though, I’ve wondered: Does a laptop need a battery to work?

 

How to get the best astrophotography results with the Google Pixel

How to get the best astrophotography results with the Google Pixel – By Prasham Parikh Android Police

It’s incredible how much mobile photography has evolved in the last decade, and with Google’s astrophotography mode, it’s easier than ever to capture constellations and even the Milky Way that were once only accessible with expensive gear and hours of editing.

How to use Google’s Sound Amplifier app

How to use Google’s Sound Amplifier app – By Christine Persaud Android Central
Hearing loss is a reality. No matter your age, overall health, and severity, many people suffer from some level of hearing loss, or will eventually. Thankfully, there are features like Sound Amplifier, which helps you hear more clearly when using a compatible Android device and a pair of headphones.

One last piece of advice: Buy a YubiKey

One last piece of advice: Buy a YubiKey – By Ryne Hager Android Police
Almost no one takes their security seriously. I know there are certain people that think storing passwords written down in an actual book is a good idea — that these timeless invocations whispered in taps to Amazon, Bank of America, or Google by their very presence save them from the glasses-and-trenchcoat-dressed “hackers.” These are the same people that ignore piles of pending security updates and whole inches of screen space lost to browser toolbars. You just can’t make people storing their banking credentials in plain text notes saved to iCloud or Drive care about their security because any loss of convenience for them is a non-starter. But almost every adult carries around a set of keys for their car or home, and there’s a solution they can use which is every bit as convenient as that.

How to set up a signature in Gmail

How to set up a signature in Gmail and Google Workspace – By Hagop Kavafian Android Police
If you send a lot of emails, you probably know that signing each of them can be time-consuming, especially if you write your full name every time you send out a message. Thankfully, you can automate this process so that Gmail adds a preset signature at the bottom of outgoing messages instead of you having to think of doing it. Another benefit of automating the process is the amount of information you can add, such as your contact information, address, job title, and more, which you’re definitely willing to enter every time you send an email manually.

What Is an LED?

What Is an LED? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about LEDs, whether in TV sets, light bulbs, smartphones, or otherwise. But what are they, and how are they different from other light sources? We’ll explain.

How to use function keys on a Chromebook

How to use function keys on a Chromebook – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com
I recently ran into the situation of needing to hit the F10 key on my Chromebook. And… it doesn’t have an F10 key. Chromebook keyboards don’t have any traditional function keys, in fact. But ChromeOS does support this feature if you need it. Here’s how to use function keys on a Chromebook, since Google doesn’t explain this in any help article I’ve found.

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