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How to Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick Using Kodi

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a handy little device that plugs directly into a TV's HDMI input and provides the ability to stream a wealth of online content from services like Netflix and Crackle, as well as the company's own online video library. While the Fire Stick certainly offers an impressive and ever-expanding share of content, many users choose to jailbreak their device by installing an application called Kodi — a free media player that helps facilitate access to even more shows and movies.

How to Use Safari's Split Screen on iPad

The Split View feature on certain iPad models provides the ability to display two Safari browser windows side-by-side, allowing you to multitask or compare web page content without having to switch back and forth between windows or tabs. There are multiple ways to initiate a Safari split screen session on your iPad, depending on your specific needs. Split View functionality is only available on the following models, running the latest version of iOS: iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation and later), i

How to Download Everything Instagram Knows About You

As with most social media services, Instagram keeps a fairly detailed record of your activities. While the majority of this data is used to improve your IG experience, it can be unsettling to learn that the company stores certain information about you. To ease concerns a bit, Instagram allows its users to download a copy of all data points that are logged on its servers. Some even use these downloaded files, which include your photos and comments, to migrate to a new social media site.

How to Set Up Gmail as Your Default Email in Firefox

Many websites display their contact email addresses as mailto: links, causing your default mail client or web-based email service to launch whenever they are clicked on. This makes it easy to compose an email to the address in question with just a single mouse click. If you’re a Firefox user with a Gmail account, you can modify the browser’s settings so that it automatically goes to your default configuration whenever a mailto: link is selected. The instructions below are applicable to the Fir

How to Use Amazon Alexa App to Set Up Shopping Lists And More

Amazon's Alexa app has grown by leaps and bounds since it was first released, providing levels of convenience never before thought possible. One area where the virtual assistant really shines is in its ability to create lists to help you get organized. Whether it's a cart full of groceries or a schedule of things you need to get done the next day, the Alexa app can help you create these lists and view them on multiple devices. While you can use voice commands on an Alexa-enabled device such as

ERR_QUIC_PROTOCOL_ERROR: What It Is and How to Fix It

The world’s most widely-used web browser, Chrome is typically a stable and reliable application. It can occasionally encounter problems, however, often displaying error messages that are not exactly user-intuitive. One of these is ERR_QUIC_PROTOCOL_ERROR, which can occasionally appear when attempting to access a website using Google’s QUIC transport protocol. This includes many Google-owned pages. Although this experimental protocol was created to speed up your online experience, it can sometim

The 10 Best Alcohol Apps in 2019

Delivery apps and services have made it so you don't have to leave home to get the things you want, making it possible to get virtually anything dropped off at your doorstep. Alcohol is no exception as you can have beer, wine or hard liquor delivered straight to your location, sometimes in under an hour. While celebrating with friends over a few drinks or enjoying your favorite cocktail to unwind after a long day are a regular part of life for many people, you may want to keep tabs on your alco

How to Delete Downloads On Any Platform

Each time you download a file through your web browser it gets stored on your device’s hard drive and remains there even after it’s no longer needed. This is often the case with software installers, which do not serve much of a purpose once an application has been installed. This can also be true for compressed files that are typically not required again after they’ve been extracted, or really for any other files that you won’t use again. Over time these downloads can become cumbersome in terms

How to Manage Extensions in Popular Web Browsers

Browsers are our gateway to the web, providing access to our favorite sites and facilitating the large majority of our online experiences. As technology has expanded, so has the breadth of functionality offered by these widely-used applications. While modern browsers provide impressive feature sets with the capability to do a lot more than just render a web page, they can be expanded even further through the magic of add-ons and extensions. Usually developed by a third-party and often available

Improve Your Rest With These Apple Watch Sleep Apps

One of the really cool things about the Apple Watch is that it can continuously monitor vitals like heart rate and motion-related activity, even when you’re not awake. The benefits of this functionality, include the ability to track the quality of your shut-eye time and to highlight any potential issues related to your sleep. Although WatchOS doesn’t offer its own built-in sleep tracker program, there are several third-party watch apps that track those sleep details and more, available from the

PS4 Won't Connect to Wi-Fi? Try These Tips to Get Back Online Fast

Check the status of the PlayStation Network. If the PlayStation Network is offline then it's not going to matter very much whether your console can connect to WiFi, so we recommend checking on its status as an initial step. In this scenario, gamers often misdiagnose PSN outages as a problem with their own network connectivity which can cause unnecessary confusion. Before continuing on, first make sure that the PlayStation Network is online and running as expected.
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