Loading...

RV LIVING> TECH TIPS> ARTICLES THAT WILL HELP YOU WITH REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE, AND OFFER GREAT TIPS.

Why You Should Save Your Cooking Water for Your House Plants

By |2022-01-19T15:54:14-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Taras Garkusha (Shutterstock) I am typically not good at caring for house plants. I currently have three indoor plants, all of which are “alive,” but they are not exactly thriving. Perhaps it’s the low light levels in the Pacific Northwest (I hear there are lamps for this), or my sporadic watering schedule. Or perhaps my plants are not getting the nutrients they need to live their best life on my windowsill. According to Kara Nesvig at The Kitchn , who originally found this tip […]

Hong Kong will cull all pet shop hamsters over COVID threat

By |2022-01-19T15:54:12-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… alltop.com

Hong Kong is set to kill all hamsters in every pet shop after a hamster caught COVID, the first such instance of the animal catching the disease recorded. Everyone is being abundantly cautious with the new omicron variant. The CDC is warning Americans to wear the “most protective mask possible,” stopping short of recommending N95 masks. Nevertheless, Anthony Fauci has warned that Omicron will “find just about everybody,” but the the vaccinated should still be protected. A new COVID variant has been discovered in Cyprus, […]

The Easiest Ways to Shrink Large Image Files on Your Mac

By |2022-01-19T12:51:15-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Rawpixel.com (Shutterstock) Photos and screenshots take up a lot of space on hard drives and cloud storage—in their unedited form, 5-6MB for an image file isn’t uncommon. If you’re trying to save space or just need to send smaller image files, you’ll want to compress them first. There are multiple ways to do shrink image files, and some will get the job done without even hurting the image quality that much. Here are a few ways to quickly do it on your Mac. Lower […]

The Fastest, Easiest Post-Workout Snacks That Aren’t a Shake or Bar

By |2022-01-19T12:51:13-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: VelP (Shutterstock) After finishing a hard workout, one of your first priorities is probably to refuel your body. If you are pressed for the time, the impulse may be to reach for a bar or shake, but as convenient as they can be, they are often highly processed—and they can get pretty boring after awhile. Jennifer Day, a sports dietitian with the U.S. Speedskating Team and Cheribundi spokesperson, recommends post-workout snacks that have a mix of carbohydrates, protein, and electrolytes, with a preference for […]

Stop Using Safari Immediately (at Least for Now)

By |2022-01-19T12:51:12-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Nicole Lienemann (Shutterstock) Despite some recent negative press about AirTags revolutionizing the stalking industry, Apple has developed a good reputation compared to other big tech companies when it comes to privacy and security. Knowing this, you might be surprised to learn that Apple’s own web browser, Safari, isn’t safe to use right now on any of the company’s platforms, including Mac, iOS, and iPadOS. A critical Safari issue can leave some of your Google Account data and browsing history open for theft through an […]

What’s New on Netflix in February 2022

By |2022-01-19T12:51:10-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Screenshot: The Cuphead Show!/Netflix (Fair Use) For all the rise of streaming has done to kill movie theaters and disrupt the entertainment world, I have to admit that I continue to be impressed by the weird stuff Netflix and its ilk spend their billions on. As audiences segment themselves ever further, content grows ever more niche, to the point that one of the world’s biggest streamer’s top offerings for February 2022 is an offbeat animated series based on a bizarre indie video game. The Cuphead […]

Ask for the Menu, and Other Ways to Make Your Next Hospital Stay More Tolerable

By |2022-01-19T09:50:39-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: ImageFlow (Shutterstock) No one likes to stay in a hospital. Aside from the inevitable association between hospitals and illness (not to mention death), they tend to be everything we hate: chaotic, expensive, and uncomfortable. The whole experience can be maddening—you’re woken up at all hours for questions, tests, and medications; orderlies will deliver mysteries trays they claim contain “lunch” but only contain dread; and you’re likely to share it all with a stranger in a nearby bed. But it’s important to remember that we […]

The Difference Between Cornmeal, Grits, and Polenta

By |2022-01-19T09:50:37-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Claire Lower I eat a lot of corn and corn products. I love cornbread, corn casserole, cornmeal-crusted catfish, grits, and polenta, and consider those last two to be distinct dishes. Much like pornography and erotica, it can be hard to delineate the differences between polenta and grits, but I can identify either on sight (or taste). I made this meme to troll myself. Image: Claire Lower They are, however, both made from cornmeal, and understanding their similarities will help you appreciate their differences. What […]

Stop Throwing Styrofoam in the Trash (and Do This Instead)

By |2022-01-19T09:50:36-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Pnor Tkk (Shutterstock) Styrofoam remains a ubiquitous material for takeout containers, disposable coffee cups, and protective cushioning for fragile items during shipping. The material—called expanded polystyrene or EPS—keeps your food and beverages hot and your packages safe, but unfortunately, it’s pretty bad for the environment. It takes up a significant amount of space in landfills and is believed to take centuries to decompose (meaning it’s essentially not biodegradable). EPS also isn’t easily recyclable—though we know even recycling may not be as environmentally friendly as […]

7 Tech Habits You Should Build (and the Best Apps to Get You Going)

By |2022-01-19T09:50:34-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: panitanphoto (Shutterstock) For something that’s such a big part of our lives, we rarely think twice about how we spend time with technology. We’ll work towards building good real-world habits, but what about the hours we waste doomscrolling in bed? If you’re experiencing technology fatigue, or if it isn’t bringing you as much joy as it used to, you should consider some positive tech habits. We’ve rounded up our recommendations below, but take things on your own time. Just like with every habit, you […]

China won’t sell tickets to winter Olympics

By |2022-01-19T09:50:33-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… alltop.com

China has announced that it will not sell tickets to the winter Olympics over COVID concerns . A labor union representing 175,000 nurses has called for a general strike over working conditions amid the COVDI pandemic . Students in Boston and Chicago have staged a massive walkout to protest in-person classes amid the surge in COVID cases. Anthony Fauci has warned that Omicron will “find just about everybody,” but the the vaccinated should still be protected. A new COVID variant has been discovered in Cyprus, […]

15 iPhone Apps Every Tween Needs

By |2022-01-18T18:50:21-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Luiza Kamalova (Shutterstock) Kids and their devices, am I right? Parents are constantly worrying about whether and how to limit screen time. But maybe we need to accept the inevitable—it’s really hard to keep them off of their phones, especially when we are always glued to own own, whether through necessity (for work) or due to our own bad habits (or both!)—and instead try to make the time they do spend with their screens a little better. If you want to pack your tween’s […]

Why It’s Probably Time to Buy a New Mattress

By |2022-01-18T15:55:13-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: l i g h t p o e t (Shutterstock) Considering that we spend up to 36 years of our lives in our beds (either sleeping, watching TV, or trying to get to sleep), our mattresses are important. But since they’re also large, expensive, and obscured by so many linens, it’s not always obvious when we should replace them (and given the investment, it’s not something we tend to do often). Sleeping on a worn-out mattress is a recipe for discomfort, poor sleep, and […]

How to Replace Your Mac’s Screenshot Tool With Something Better

By |2022-01-18T15:55:11-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Manu Padilla (Shutterstock) Your Mac’s standard screenshot tool includes the basic features most people need to capture images displayed on their screens, but it could be better. It doesn’t allow you to take scrolling screenshots (where you capture a long screenshot of an entire webpage), and other tools—including the two discussed below—are better at bypassing some websites’ attempts to block you from taking a screenshot. (Tried to screenshot Netflix via Safari lately? Good luck.) Shottr Shottr is a fast and free screenshot app for […]

Secret Ways to Reach an Actual Person in Customer Service

By |2022-01-18T15:55:10-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Monkey Business Images (Shutterstock) In a world that seems increasingly determined to keep us apart, we’re all bound together by at least one universal experience: the frustration of talking to a real person on the phone at a customer service call center. Whether we want to complain, resolve a problem, or simply get information, call center interactions can be a maddening experience. Companies are increasingly hiding their customer service representatives behind phone menus and AI-driven tools, and even if you make contact, the experience […]

You Can Finally Connect to Your VPN on Windows Again

By |2022-01-18T15:55:09-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: sdx15 (Shutterstock) If you installed the latest Windows Server update last week, you might have noticed something frustrating— your VPN wouldn’t connect to Windows . The issue mainly targets the Windows VPN client, but that affects multiple VPN devices, like SonicWall, WatchGuard Firewalls, and Cisco Meraki. If you uninstalled these updates, or simply avoided updating after hearing the news, you’ll be happy to learn Microsoft has finally patched the bug. This bug seemed to mostly affect machines running Windows 10 and Windows 11 after […]

I Will Never Put Tomatoes in the Fridge

By |2022-01-18T15:55:07-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Andrew Rafalsky (Shutterstock) It is not tomato season. Unless you are in the southern hemisphere, you have absolutely no business buying beefsteak tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, or really any tomato other than the little bitty ones. I know you can acquire Vine Ripe and Roma tomatoes with ease during the winter months, but let’s be real: They suck. But the little guys—your cherry, grape, etc.— those taste okay . Those are the tomatoes I grate on my winter tomato toast and toss into my January […]

What You Need to Know Before You Pick Up a Barbell for the First Time

By |2022-01-18T15:55:06-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Dusan Petkovic (Shutterstock) So you survived your first day at the gym and you’re ready for the next step—or maybe you’ve mastered the dumbbells and machines but never quite figured out what to do with barbells. Either way, here are all the basic things you’ll need to know on your first day working with barbells. What’s the difference between a barbell and a dumbbell, anyway? The barbell is the one where the handle is a long bar. The word “dumbbell” probably comes from the […]

CDC sparks criticism for unrealistic guidance

By |2022-01-18T15:55:04-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… alltop.com

Critics are calling the CDC “unrealistic” for suggesting schools cancel nearly all activities and warning those who have recovered from COVID to avoid anyone with a comorbidity (which amounts to 80% of Americans). The CDC is warning Americans to wear the “most protective mask possible,” stopping short of recommending N95 masks. Nevertheless, Anthony Fauci has warned that Omicron will “find just about everybody,” but the the vaccinated should still be protected. A new COVID variant has been discovered in Cyprus, which has a genetic background […]

How to Get Your Free At-Home COVID Tests From the U.S. Government

By |2022-01-18T12:52:51-06:00January 18th, 2022|Tech Tips|

Read Full Article here… lifehacker.com

Photo: Siyanight (Shutterstock) When the plan to provide free at-home COVID tests was announced in December, it looked pretty underwhelming—tests would be reimbursable by insurance, and free tests would be available at some community centers. Fortunately, the plan is now being rolled out , with an important addition: You can request free tests from a government website, and they will be mailed to you at no cost. How to request free at-home COVID tests The website to bookmark is covidtests.gov . Starting Jan. 19, you […]

Go to Top