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MacBook Pro 2021: how to turn off keyboard backlight automatically

MacBook Pro 2021: how to turn off keyboard backlight automatically

You don’t have to manually adjust keyboard brightness on your 2021 MacBook Pro. The backlight can automatically turn off when you don’t use the keyboard for 5 seconds.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 18, 2022
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Where are my sideloaded books on Kindle?

Where are my sideloaded books on Kindle?

The books you have added yourself to your Kindle library are now called “Docs,” and are separated from the ones you have downloaded from the Kindle Store.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 18, 2022
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Google Docs dark mode on the web: a 2-step trick to set it without an extension

Google Docs dark mode on the web: a 2-step trick to set it without an extension

∙ Dark mode is still not available in Google Docs on the web. ∙ Thanks to Pageless mode, you can set up the dark colors manually in two short steps.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 18, 2022
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How to add epub files to your Kindle or Kindle app

How to add epub files to your Kindle or Kindle app

∙ Just attach your epub file to an email and send it to the address associated with your Kindle. ∙ The file will be processed and appear in your Kindle cloud library and a destination device or app.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 9, 2022
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Google Docs: a quick trick to create  downloadable files

Google Docs: a quick trick to create downloadable files

∙ Copy a share link of the original Google Docs document, and modify its url address to create a downloadable file. ∙ Click on the link to download the latest version of the file.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 1, 2022
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How to call an emergency number if your iPhone’s display is broken

How to call an emergency number if your iPhone’s display is broken

∙ Hold the side button and the top volume button. Keep holding until you hear a countdown sound. ∙ When the countdown ends, your iPhone will dial the phone number set as an emergency contact.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 25, 2022
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How to reuse your old tablet – here are 11 ideas

How to reuse your old tablet – here are 11 ideas

Make your old tablet do one thing, and it will do it right. A security camera feed monitor, an offline movie player, a night clock, a kitchen radio – these are just a few ideas.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Google Tasks vs. Keep – comparison and tips to use

Google Tasks vs. Keep – comparison and tips to use

∙ Use Google Tasks for quick, time sensitive reminders. ∙ Use Keep for the rest of your tasks, reminders, and to-do lists.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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MacBook sleeve – should I buy it? (checklist)

MacBook sleeve – should I buy it? (checklist)

Go through this quick list of possible reasons to buy a MacBook sleeve, and compare it with your own needs and expectations. 

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Want to disable spell check in Google Docs iOS app? Read this

Want to disable spell check in Google Docs iOS app? Read this

∙ Currently, there is no way to disable spell check in Google Docs app for iPhone or iPad. ∙ None of the tips available online are working. ∙ You can send feedback and wait for the app’s update.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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How to enable Google Docs pageless mode

How to enable Google Docs pageless mode

1. Go to “File” in the top menu, then select “Page setup.” 2. Select “Pageless” tab at the top right of the dialog window. 3. Click on the “Select as default” button for new documents to open in a pageless mode.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Is iPad Air 5 compatible with my old case?

Is iPad Air 5 compatible with my old case?

∙ The 2022 iPad Air 5 is 100% compatible with all cases made for iPad Air 4. ∙ Air 5 is incompatible with cases tailored for iPad Air 3 and older models. ∙ iPad Air 5 will fit into sleeves made for all previous generations.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 23, 2022
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Automatic Dark Mode doesn’t work on your Mac? Here is what to do

Automatic Dark Mode doesn’t work on your Mac? Here is what to do

• You have enabled automatic theme switching in the System Preferences, but the colors don't change with sunset or sunrise. • Solution: put the monitor to sleep and wake it up again.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Is a Faraday cage sleeve for MacBook worth it?

Is a Faraday cage sleeve for MacBook worth it?

• Are you planning to buy a sleeve bag for your MacBook? • Read on to find out whether a Faraday case sleeve could suit you more.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022

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“Joy forever” t-shirt & other items

“Joy forever” t-shirt & other items

Let positive energy into your life with this vintage "Joy Forever" design using the 1960s font face and bright colors. Available on t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, tote bags, throw pillows, and iPhone cases among others.

Our score: 8.1/10

Amazon $14.99

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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an "open jaw" design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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