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GeForce Now: What is it and how can I use it to play PC games?

Games are better than ever in 2018, featuring glorious open worlds, life-like AI and gameplay that’ll keep you going for hundreds of hours, but what if you don’t have a PC capable of running them? Not everyone can afford a GTX 1080-enabled gaming PC to run the best PC games, after all. Historically, these gamers were forced to run the games on sub-optimal settings or get left behind all together, but not anymore. Nvidia has announced GeForce Now, a new…

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How to remove virus from PC or laptop

The internet can be a dangerous place and it’s likely that all of us will get a virus at some point, as we surf our way around the web. To cover this eventuality we’ve put together a guide on what to do if you think your computer has been infected with something nasty. If you’ve made it to this page you’re going to be looking for some quick, effective help on how to get your PC back to normal again.…

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How to remove spyware from PC or laptop

We show you how to find and remove spyware from your PC or laptop. We are living through the death of privacy, a time when our data is harvested and shared by multiple third-parties in order to market to us more successfully. And that’s the legitimate side of things. Given that these days all malware is intended to part us with money, the illiegitimate harvesting of our information is also a growth industry. Often we are tricked into giving away…

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What happens when you cancel your iTunes Match subscription?

Given that iTunes Match came first and Apple Music years later, many readers aren’t quite sure which features come with which service. That’s partly because some aspects overlap, especially access to iCloud Music Library syncing and streaming, which requires a subscription to either Apple Music and iTunes Match. Macworld reader Anthony wants to know particularly about what would happen if he has Apple Music (via a family account shared with his brother) and he cancels iTunes Match. He used to…

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How to Watch Panasonic CES 2018 Press Conference Live Stream

Panasonic is at CES this year and will hold a 45-minute keynote at the start of the show held in Las Vegas. It hasn’t said whether the presentation will include any product launches, but we expect it to unveil new TVs and possibly other new gadgets. Typically Panasonic talks about future tech including smart homes, tech-equipped vehicles and more. We expect it will also reveal details on new cameras and other imaging devices. What time is the Panasonic live stream? Panasonic’s CES…

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How to Remove DRM – Tech Advisor

DRM (Digital rights management) has become an industry standard across streaming platforms. It’s there to help protect content from being stolen and distributed, but can also cause legitimate users problems too. DRM puts additional code into media files that implements a variety of restrictions, anything from how many devices they can be viewed on, to how many times they can be viewed. The exact function differs depending on the distributor of the content but they are all geared to remove…

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How to fix a Safari problem with “v4.services.acrobat.com”

Macworld reader Jim keeps seeing an annoying message every time he opens a website in Safari: “com.apple.WebKit.Plugin.64 wants to use your confidential information stored in ‘v4.services.acrobat.com’ in your keychain,” along with a prompt to enter his password. IDG An outdate plug-in produces this message repeatedly in Safari in High Sierra. This was a bug in Adobe Acrobat DC and Reader DC, which was fixed in a November 2017 update. (“4226351: Multiple safari keychain alerts are displayed after upgrading to High…

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How to Buy Xiaomi Phones & Tablets UK

In the second quarter of 2017, Xiaomi made its way back into the top five phone manufacturers in the world, according to IDC. The company previously known as China’s Apple (and which still has higher market share in China than does Apple) shipped a total of 21.2 million units worldwide, representing a 59% increase from last year. Consumers are beginning to hear more and more about Xiaomi, and yet getting hold of its products hasn’t got a great deal easier. Some have…

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How to Use iCloud Email on Android

Apple makes many of its services work only on Apple hardware, which means that you can’t use iMessage on Android, for example. But if you’ve just switched from iPhone to Android and want to check your iCloud (or @me.com) email on it, it’s no problem. We explain how to set it up. Use an app-specific password These days Apple enables two-factor authentication by default on iPad, iPhones and macOS. So the first thing to do is to set up an app-specific password…

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How To Add Text to a Live Stream on OBS

OBS, or Open Broadcaster Software, is the go-to for many Twitch streamers as it’s a free way to stream your favourite games. The downside? It’s a little bit complicated to set up and use if you’re new to the software, even when it comes to adding simple elements like text and images. Don’t worry though – here, we explain how to add text to your live stream on OBS. If you’re unsure of how to configure OBS for Twitch streaming,…

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When does Time Machine delete files that you’ve deleted from your Mac?

One of the key reasons to have a continuously running backup, whether to local storage or a cloud-backed provider, is to restore files you accidentally delete. Macworld reader Helena is trying to understand under what circumstances Time Capsule allows recovering a deleted file. She wonders about a scenario in which with Time Machine active she: Deletes a number of files from her Mac. Performs a manual Time Machine backup. Erases her Mac. Restores it to another Mac. Will the files…

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How to use Cartoon HD

With the likes of on-demand video providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others becoming more popular, it was only a matter of time before there was a ‘less than reputable’ equivalent. There are a number of these kinds of websites online, but one that seems to be causing excitement is Cartoon HD as it provides users with an experience akin to Netflix. Here, we show you how to use Cartoon HD and all its features. Cartoon HD: A Warning…

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What to look out for when moving cloud-based files that are stored locally on your Mac

Cloud-hosted file services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and iCloud Drive try to create the best of several overlapping scenarios, but it can still be confusing to regular users exactly where their files are stored. With services that use one or more folders on your computer to sync files, the services make centrally stored copies of everything in those folders, and distribute them to other linked machines—your own and those of other people that you’ve shared items or folders with.…

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How to fly a drone

With the rules and regulations governing drone flying becoming ever tighter, it’s well worth spending time to learn the basics before you take off for real. We’ll explain the jargon as well as exactly how to control a drone. See also: Best drones to buy right now How do I control a drone? Most drones arrive ready to fly, with a remote control that is already paired, or bound, to the drone. Read your manual to find out whether you should turn…

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How to get Spotify for Free

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services available, offering access to more than 30 million songs. A Premium subscription costs £9.99 but there are ways to get Spotify for free. What’s the difference between Spotify Free and Spotify Premium? Spotify’s £9.99 Premium subscription lets you listen to all of the tracks available, as well as podcasts and videos. You’ll be able to travel abroad with your music, get on demand mobile access and the ability to listen…

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How to Get Free Google Music: Google Play Music Free Version & Trial

Google’s answer to Spotify is called Google Play Music, a music streaming service that costs £9.99 per month and gives you unlimited access to millions of songs. You can get Google Play Music for free, though. Here we show you how. How to get the Google Play Music free trial The best way to get Google Play Music for free is by taking advantage of the 30 day trial. It is completely ad-free and you’ll have access to the entire…

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