How to Fix Oculus Go Battery Life Problems

We’ve been having a lot of fun playing with the new Oculus Go VR headset, but the battery life is terrible, and not just when you’re using it. The battery drains in a few hours just sitting there! Here’s how to get better battery life out of your Oculus Go.When we mean the battery dies while it’s sitting there, that’s literally what we mean. You take off the headset, put it on your desk, and come back a few hours

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Reminder: It’s Really Easy to Buy Fake Facebook Accounts

FYI / USEFUL TIPS AND HEADLINES Don’t assume everyone you talk to on Facebook is real: there’s an entire marketplace of fake accounts for sale.Charlie Warzel, writing for Buzzfeed, looked into this by actually buying a fake account. It was surprisingly easy.…it took me just a few clicks and one painless $13 bitcoin transaction on a Russian website to buy Audrey Mitchell and her believably constructed digital footprint. After the transaction, an emailed link offered up a downloadable file containing

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How to Stop All of Twitter’s Annoying Emails

Twitter sends a lot of emails—like, an utterly unreasonable and incredibly annoying amount. If you’re not careful, you could end up with five or ten emails a day. Here’s how to stop it.The biggest problem I’ve found with Twitter’s email notifications is that they sometimes seem to get turned back on after having been disabled. While I can’t prove I turned them all off, I’m 90% certain I unsubscribed from “Tips on Getting More Out of Twitter” off as soon as

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How Android P’s Gesture Navigation Works

With the beta release of Android P, Google is making available a new navigation system: Gestures. This replaces the Back-Home-Recents navigation scheme that Android has used for years with quick swipes and slides.I’ve been using the P beta build with gestures enabled on my Pixel 2 since it was released at Google I/O, so I’ve had some time to get acclimated. Early impressions come off as something of a mixed bag—it’s a good start, but there’s still work to do.Gestures

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Instantly Jump to The Rightmost Tab In Any Browser

FYI / USEFUL TIPS AND HEADLINES Need to quickly get to the rightmost tab? Press Ctrl-9, or Command-9 if you’re on a Mac. This works in every major browser, no matter how many tabs you have open.You probably know you can press control and a number to quickly jump between tabs—Ctrl-1 takes you to the first tab; Ctrl-2, the second; and so on. But Ctrl-9 is different: it takes you to the rightmost tab, not the ninth, which is very

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How to Remove ‘mshelper’, The Latest Mac Malware

FYI / USEFUL TIPS AND HEADLINES macOS: Malware called “mshelper” is burning through CPU cycles, possibly as part of a crypto-mining scheme.Checking if you have the malware is easy: just open Activity Monitor and search for “mshelper.” Killing the process doesn’t do anything—it just opens again—but users have reported that running Etrecheck, which runs diagnostics and removes malware, gets rid of mshelper quickly. Alternatively you can manually delete two files:/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.pplauncher.plist/Library/Application Support/pplauncherDo that, then kill the process, and mshelper should be

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How to Get Started With Usenet, the Best Alternative to Torrents

What would BitTorrent look like if it was lightning fast, always available, completely private, and secure? It’d look a lot like Usenet. Read on to learn how to ditch Torrenting and enjoy super speeds and selection on Usenet.We’re not here to argue that you’ll never use a torrent again, of course. It’s just that almost nobody knows that Usenet even exists—mostly because there isn’t a good completely free option. But these days, you have to pay for a VPN to

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A Selection of E-commerce Platforms For Non-WordPress Sites

At Tips and Tricks HQ we predominately work to produce solutions for WordPress users. Although we believe WordPress is one of the top solutions for an online business, we also understand that sometimes people need a non-WordPress solution. We have put together a list of ‘pay-per-month’ style e-commerce solutions for those people who wish to run an online business but don’t believe they will be able to handle WordPress.There is an extensive list of e-commerce softwares available online that are

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