How to Disable Chrome’s New Ad Blocker (On Certain Sites or All Sites)

Google Chrome now has a built-in ad blocker, designed to get rid of the ads that are intrusive or otherwise annoying, but allow ads from sites that follow specific guidelines. If you’re not into the idea of letting your browser control the ads you see, however, you can disable it pretty easily.There are two ways to allow ads: you can allow all ads, or you can whitelist specific sites if Chrome’s ad blocker is causing a problem. We’ll detail both

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How to Customize or Disable Siri on the HomePod

While it’s not the main selling point of the HomePod, Siri capabilities allow you to control the speaker using your voice without having to pull out your phone every time. Here’s how to customize Siri on the HomePod (or just disable it entirely).Before we get started, take note that every single one of the settings we talk about below is accessible through the Home app. Once the app is open, you’ll first start out by long-pressing or 3D Touching the

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Disable AirDrop to Avoid a Barrage of NSFW Images

You’re riding the bus to work, minding your own business, drinking your coffee. You usually scroll through the overnight news, or catch up on last night’s MLS results.And suddenly, there it is: an unwanted, unsolicited picture of a stranger’s genitals all up in your smartphone.The phenomenon known as bluejacking has returned, and it is coming to a mass public transport carriage near you.You may or may not recall that bluejacking appeared long ago. The BBC reported instances of bluejacking in

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How to Disable Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge

How to Disable Tab Preview in Microsoft Edge Last year, we outlined reasons for why you shouldn’t use Edge just yet 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Switch to Microsoft Edge Yet 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Switch to Microsoft Edge Yet Is Microsoft Edge worth using while Chrome, Firefox, and Opera are still around? Is Edge good enough to be your primary browser? Read More . Things have changed since then and there are a surprising number of benefits to

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Why Is Cortana Still Running in the Background After You Disable It?

Why Is Cortana Still Running? Disable Cortana, and Windows 10 will switch to using local search for everything. But, if you open the Task Manager, you’ll still see “Cortana” running in the background anyway–why is that? Whether you have Cortana enabled or not, open the Task Manager and you’ll see a “Cortana” process. If you right-click Cortana in the Task Manager and select “Go to Details”, you’ll see what’s actually running: A program named “SearchUI.exe”. If you right-clicked “SearchUI.exe” and selected “Open

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