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Here's how you can try Philips Hue's new Spotify music sync integration

Here's how you can try Philips Hue's new Spotify music sync integration

Philips Hue recently launched early access for its new synchronization integration with Spotify and for those with wireless sound systems who've had to make good with some Hue hacks, it seems like a celebration dance is in order! We've got a step-by-step guide for you on how to get into the action.

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How to deal with the new Chromecast's tiny storage space

How to deal with the new Chromecast's tiny storage space

Google's latest iteration of the Chromecast isn't really a Chromecast, at least in the sense of the original design. It's a tiny hockey puck dongle running a full version of the Android TV operating system (with the Google TV interface on top of it). It's a very cool, compact little piece of technology, but it looks like Google's efforts to keep the hardware small and cheap are creating some unforeseen issues.

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Keen to show off your shiny new PS5? Here's how to share game clips and screenshots with your phone

Keen to show off your shiny new PS5? Here's how to share game clips and screenshots with your phone

So, despite the odds, you somehow managed to score a PlayStation 5. First of all, congratulations. They aren't easy to find these days, and even the most dedicated shoppers still need quick fingers and a whole lot of luck to get one in their cart. But you did it, and now you're ready to show off your hitless run in Demon's Souls or one of your favorite levels in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. All you need to do is get your screenshots and clips from your console to your phone — a task more complex than you might expect.

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How to stop your Chromebook from opening Chrome on startup

How to stop your Chromebook from opening Chrome on startup

Your Chromebook is no ordinary PC: it's powered by Google's Chrome browser, providing a speedy, simple, and secure online experience. It's precisely this reason that Chrome launches automatically whenever you sign back in — there's no better way to showcase your Chromebook's strength than by putting the browser front and center. However, some people just prefer starting with a blank desktop instead, whether they want to use other apps instead, or for minimalism reasons. With the help of a hidden switch in the newest Chrome OS 92 update, you can stop your Chromebook from opening Chrome when you sign in.

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How to transfer your Xbox Series X/S screenshots and clips to your phone

How to transfer your Xbox Series X/S screenshots and clips to your phone

In an age when practically everybody games and practically everybody is on social media, sharing screenshots and clips of gameplay has never been more popular — but it isn't always completely straightforward. The Xbox One and Series consoles may have some social network integration, but it's clunky and doesn't have many options outside of Twitter and Facebook. Thankfully, Microsoft makes it easy to download your screenshots right to your phone or tablet. Here's how.

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Use this Gmail trick to organize your overflowing inbox and weed out spam

Use this Gmail trick to organize your overflowing inbox and weed out spam

Inboxes overflowing with newsletters and other irrelevant stuff are probably among the worst things when it comes to email management (disregarding people who don't know how threads or subjects work). But there's a simple way to get around some of this clutter using a trick Gmail offers.

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How to find specific parts in a YouTube video without having to watch the whole thing

How to find specific parts in a YouTube video without having to watch the whole thing

Among many other things, YouTube has become a platform for talks, events, and educational videos, but in contrast to text, it can be hard to find that one relevant part of a clip you want to give another watch. However, there's a simple trick that can help you find the part you are looking for, as long as you remember some keywords from it. You can use YouTube's excellent transcripts.

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How to view your Pixel portrait photos with bokeh off

How to view your Pixel portrait photos with bokeh off

With Google Photos changing up how it counts against your account's storage, it makes sense that more of us are taking a closer look at which pics we've actually been saving. One space-saving change we first learned about last year involves not storing two copies of the same shot when using portrait mode's blurred-background bokeh effect — instead your Pixel only keeps the artistically blurred one. If you're interested, though, there's still a way to get your original back.

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How to stop T-Mobile and Metro from selling your info to advertisers

How to stop T-Mobile and Metro from selling your info to advertisers

A while back T-Mobile announced that it's going to start selling its customer data to third party advertisers. Well, not so much "announced" as "snuck into a modified terms of service and told people they'd have to manually opt out if they didn't like it." It's not very cash money of the "un-carrier," as it's... well, all about the money.

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