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Google Assistant can now remind other people to do things you don’t want to do

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 10:12
Google is rolling out a new Assistant feature called assignable reminders, which allows you to tell other people in your family to do things.

Amid privacy concerns, Google nixes the ability turn off the status light on active Nest cameras

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 10:00
Nest Cam, Dropcam, and Hello owners will no longer be allowed to completely turn off the status lights on their cameras, although they will be able to dim them.

Install Windows 10's August 2019 updates now to protect your PC from a nasty worm

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 09:39

Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday updates rolled out earlier this week, and you should update Windows pronto. The updates include patches for four severe “wormable” security exploits that can let attackers spread malware without any user action, similar to WannaCry and the BlueKeep vulnerability that coerced Microsoft into releasing a rare post-death patch for Windows XP.

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Apple Card, iPhone and iPad rumors, your hot takes, and more

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 08:00

Got an Apple Card? Then don’t lose your iPhone. Will the iPhone go pro? Will the iPad Pro get a three-lens camera? And if it does, why? And your hot takes! That's all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

This is episode 663 with Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Michael Simon.

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Here are articles for more information on the news we talked about on the show.

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Understanding how Time Machine manages its file archive and how it affects what you can restore

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 07:00

Time Machine is an archive rather than a backup, because it retains multiple versions of files as you change them. That’s useful, because if you’re editing an image, a word-processing file, or another document, you can use Time Machine to restore a version before you made certain changes.

It always maintains at least one copy of every file, no matter how many times it’s revised, and if Time Machine has just a single version, it’s always the latest copy. If a file is never changed from its initial backup, Time Machine never deletes it, either.

Apple has Time Machine automatically consolidate snapshots. It’s set to run every hour, making a copy of any file changed from the previous 24 hours. After 24 hours, Time Machine deletes hourly backups, but keeps one per day. After a month, it deletes daily backups, but retains one weekly snapshot.

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The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
Read on for reviews of some of the best bias lighting kits we’ve tested, along with what to look for in bias lighting for a TV.

10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
Nvidia Shield TV: What I'd like to see next in the new version

Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
If you’ve already got a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, the Hue Play makes for a great way to add bias lighting to your home theater setup, or as a responsive bias light for your computer monitor.

Ask a PC expert: Is air cooling or liquid cooling better for your CPU?

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00

Keeping your PC’s high-end processor cool used to require heavy metal: A CPU cooler with a massive heatsink smooshed between big fans. But closed-loop all-in-one cooling has come up fast in recent years, swapping out those huge metal towers for tubes full of liquid (and big metal reservoirs at the edge of your case). Which is the better CPU cooling method: air or liquid?

There’s no right or wrong answer, and viewpoints vary even among our tiny Full Nerd gang. PCWorld CPU guru voices his opinion in the video below, breaking down the advantages (and disadvantages) of each cooling method. We also dig into whether you should fear a liquid cooler potentially spraying your pricey PC parts, and if the generalization that you can achieve higher overclocks on liquid coolers is true or not. Knowing is half the battle, after all.

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Govee DreamColor for TV with Alexa review: This bias light uses a camera to sync with your TV screen

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
If you want more from your TV bias lights than a subtle glow that boosts contrast and eases eye strain, this responsive LED light strip from Govee is worth a try.

Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting review: A nice range of bias lighting colors for your TV, but no “true” white mode

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
If you’re looking for a moderately priced, multi-colored bias lighting strip for the back of your TV, the Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting strip makes for a solid choice.

The MediaLight bias TV lighting review: Subtle bias lighting designed for videophiles

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
The MediaLight bias lighting strips are designed for discriminating viewers who want to enhance their TV’s visuals while preserving the integrity of the original image.

Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV review: This bargain bias lighting strip is a little too cool

PC World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
This popular LED light strip is easy to install and boasts a variety of colors and light modes, but its color temperature leaves something to be desired.

The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
Read on for reviews of some of the best bias lighting kits we’ve tested, along with what to look for in bias lighting for a TV.

10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
Nvidia Shield TV: What I'd like to see next in the new version

Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
If you’ve already got a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, the Hue Play makes for a great way to add bias lighting to your home theater setup, or as a responsive bias light for your computer monitor.

iOS 13: How to use the QuickPath swipe keyboard

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00

With iOS 13 and the new QuickPath feature, the iPhone finally has a native version of the “swipe” keyboards that have been popular on Android devices for almost a decade. You could previously use such keyboards on iOS if you installed a third-party keyboard such as Gboard, SwiftKey, or the discontinued Swype app, but now you no longer have to deal with the occasional hassle of switching keyboards. You can also use QuickPath on the iPad if you’re using the miniature floating keyboard.

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Govee DreamColor for TV with Alexa review: This bias light uses a camera to sync with your TV screen

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
If you want more from your TV bias lights than a subtle glow that boosts contrast and eases eye strain, this responsive LED light strip from Govee is worth a try.

Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting review: A nice range of bias lighting colors for your TV, but no “true” white mode

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
If you’re looking for a moderately priced, multi-colored bias lighting strip for the back of your TV, the Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting strip makes for a solid choice.

The MediaLight bias TV lighting review: Subtle bias lighting designed for videophiles

Mac World - Thu, 2019-08-15 06:00
The MediaLight bias lighting strips are designed for discriminating viewers who want to enhance their TV’s visuals while preserving the integrity of the original image.

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