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Stop Installing Extensions From the Chrome Web Store – Lifehacker

It sounds counterintuitive, but hear me out. If you’re looking for a new browser extension to try, or you want to download one that has been recommended to you, stop using the Chrome Web Store to find it.

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It sounds counterintuitive, but hear me out. If youre looking for a new browser extension to try, or you want to download one that has been recommended to you, stop using the Chrome Web Store to find it.
While I have the utmost confidence that you, a tech-savvy Lifehacker reader, wont get suckered by scam extensions on the Chrome Web Store, AdGuard recently reported that 300 or so rogue extensions were responsible for suckering nearly 80 million Chrome users (minus any bots).
While a number of…

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Make your iPhone home screen ‘aesthetic AF’: How to change your app icons in iOS 14 – CNET

You can finally customize the look and size of your iPhone apps with the help of the Widgetsmith and Shortcuts apps.

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You’ll soon be able to change the way your app icons look.
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The iPhone’s ($699 at Amazon) home screen has looked just about the same since the very first iPhone, with app icons perfectly lined up in rows, all the same size. That’s finally changed with the new iOS 14 update, which lets you customize the way your apps look, give them completely different names and change their size and color.
Customizing your iPhone screen is becoming a sudden trend, as it’s a huge change for iP…

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[Update: Specs] Chromecast with Google TV gets full unboxing and video hands-on – 9to5Google

After the retail packaging was revealed last night, the Chromecast with Google TV has been unboxed by the same leaker. Chromecast Google TV unboxing…

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After the retail packaging was revealed last night, the Chromecast with Google TV has been unboxed. We get a very good and up-close look at the device just under a week before the September 30 announcement.
From another source on Reddit, we see the new “Google Chromecast” in a stark “Snow” that encompasses the oval shell, which has a center “G” logo, and HDMI cable. The rear has various regulatory markings that confirm the GZRNL model, FCC ID, serial number, and “Made in Thailand” nature. There…

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Microsoft had a secret Windows XP theme that made it look like a Mac – The Verge

Microsoft created a secret Windows XP theme back in 2000 that looked a lot like Apple’s Aqua theme. It was used to create the initial theme engine for XP, before its release in 2001.

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Say hello to Microsofts Aqua Mac theme
Microsoft created a secret Windows XP theme that made the operating system look more like a Mac. A recent Windows XP source code leak has revealed Microsofts early work on the operating system and some unreleased themes the company created during its early XP development back in 2000.
One is labeled Candy and includes a design that closely resembles Apples Aqua interface that was first introduced at the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2000. Although th…

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