How to use PPAs to install bleeding-edge software in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Linux users install most of their software directly from a centralized package repository managed by their Linux distribution of choice. This is a convenient, one-stop shop place to get your software--but what if the repository doesn't have the program you need, or you want a newer version? For Ubuntu and Linux Mint users, that's where personal package archives come in.


How to stop Apple Music from automatically renewing your membership

Apple gives you three free months to try out Apple Music. After that, you have to pay $10 per month for a single user membership or $15 per month for a family membership. If you like Apple Music, you don't need to do anything after the trial; your credit card on file with your iTunes account will be charged automatically.



Turn multi-page web articles into a single, scrolling page with this extension

This one's for the anti-clickers. Despite fast Internet connections and zippy PCs, web designers still like to organize really long content into multiple pages. That can be for financial reasons (more clicks equals more ads thus more revenue) or just because the designer thinks it's more manageable for the reader. Visual content in particular suits itself well to slideshows.



How to create a Lightroom slideshow and sync it to your iPhone or iPad

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom can create some of the slickest slideshows in the west. They're easy to make and incredibly handy for showing off cream-of-the-crop shots at home, at the local photography club, or for using as a digital portfolio.



When Windows refuses to eject mass storage: 5 ways to safely remove a USB drive

Edy Wan asked how to safely remove a flash drive, or an external hard drive, when Windows says it isn't safe to do so.



How to create an insane multiple monitor setup with three, four, or more displays

Studies have shown that dual monitors can increase productivity, but the jury's still out on whether adding even more monitors means even more productivity. That aside, having multiple monitors (and I'm talking three, four, five, or even six) is just...awesome, and something you totally need in your life.


How to take control of Dropbox sync

As a Dropbox user, you surely love having all your files available in the cloud--that is, until they end up on your computer. As convenient and comforting as it is to have your files automatically synced to your PC, it can cause problems with your storage space and internet connection speed if your Dropbox is stuffed like a junk drawer. Fortunately, there are a few ways to manage the cloud service's syncing feature and keep things running smoothly.


How to blast through your daily email with InboxVudu

Have you ever noticed a direct relationship between the amount of email you get and your level of hatred for the service? I have, and that's why I'm always trying to find different ways to tweak email and streamline it as much as possible through filters, labels/folders, and so on.



5 steps to keep your smart home from being hacked

Consumers who outfit their homes with home automation devices without considering security may be inviting hackers and thieves inside.


How to run Android apps in Windows with a virtual machine

Anil Kumar wants to run Android apps on his Windows PC.

Expert Opinion


Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

justin_tv-100367814-orig_500.jpg goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind has shut down the live video service.


Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.


Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.