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Friday, September 30, 2016

Uninstalling Fonts Probably Won't Speed Up Your PC or Mac

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PTT

PTT (short for Push-To-Talk, a.k.a. P2T) is a two-way telecommunications method that uses a half duplex system (pressing and releasing of a button) where transmissions occur in both directions, but not at the same time.

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How to Use Scribble to Write Messages on Your Apple Watch

In the earlier days of the Apple Watch, when you needed to enter text, you had to either use a canned response, an emoji, a doodle, or speak your message aloud and hope the watch would transcribe it correctly. However, that has changed with watchOS 3.

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How to Stop Apple Pay from Opening on Your iPhone All the Time

If you don’t use Apple Pay, there’s no reason you should have to see it on your iPhone’s lock screen every time you accidentally double-click the Home button. Here’s how to turn that shortcut off, while still allowing access to Apple Pay when you need to.

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Uninstalling Fonts Probably Won’t Speed Up Your PC or Mac

You’ve seen it on plenty of PC help sites. “Uninstall fonts to speed up your computer!” Don’t follow this advice–it’s a myth. Uninstalling fonts is a troubleshooting tip for fixing a specific problem, not a general performance tip for speeding up your computer.

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How Do You Change Windows’ Default Download Path?

The default download location on our Windows systems works well enough most of the time without a problem, but what if you want or need to change the location at the system level? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice for a frustrated reader.

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How to Change the Video Quality of the SkyBell HD Doorbell

The SkyBell HD is a video doorbell that lets you see a live video view of who’s at your door, and even chat with them through the speaker. But if your internet connection isn’t that great here’s how to optimize the video quality so the stream is more bearable.

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How to Reset Any Mac App to Its Default Settings

You were messing around with the settings for a Mac app, and now that app won’t load. Is there some way to reset the application, start fresh, and get things working properly again?

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How to Change the Windows 10 Logoff, Logon, and Shutdown Sounds in Windows 10

Before Windows 10 came along, we were free to change the sounds that played when we shut down, logged off, or logged on to Windows. For some reason, Microsoft hid those sound actions from being modified in Windows 10. Here’s how to get them back.

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How to Change the Alignment of the Numbers in a Numbered List in Microsoft Word

By default, the numbers on numbered lists are left-aligned in the space allotted for the numbering. However, aligning them to the center or the right (pictured on the right above) is easy, and we'll show you how.

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How to Manage, Customize, and Block Notifications in Android Lollipop and Marshmallow

Android has always done notifications consistently well over its various iterations. In Android Lollipop and Marshmallow, notifications have gotten even better, giving users specific, granular control over notifications for every application installed on your device.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use “Anti-Spying" Tools for Windows 10

Since Windows 10’s release and the privacy controversy that followed, many “anti-spying” apps have sprung up. They promise to keep Windows 10 from tracking you–but often, they can cause more problems than they solve.

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