Netflix Is Raising Its Prices Again

We all knew it was bound to happen sooner or later, but for the first time since 2017, Netflix is bumping the cost of all its plans. The price increase will raise prices by 13-18%. The current base plan, which is $8, will jump to $9. The $11 middle-tier will be $13, while the high-end $14 plan will move to $16. Again, this should come as a surprise to no one—as the company produces more original content, it’s spending more and more money. At least the majority of its original content is really ...
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How to Change Slack’s Annoying Purple Sidebar Color

Slack just got a new design with a much more purple sidebar in an update. Here’s how to change Slack’s sidebar colors back to the classic theme you’re familiar with, or pick any other color scheme. Open Slack’s preferences by clicking the name of your team at the top left corner of the Slack window and clicking “Preferences.” Select the “Sidebar” option on Slack’s preferences screen. Slack’s new default theme is Aubergine, and you were automatically switched to it if you were using Slack’s or...
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Small Organized Spaces: Organizing a Pet Drawer in 15 Minutes or Less

The following is a guest post, in the small organized spaces series, about organizing a pet drawer in 15 minutes or less from regular contributor, Morgan from Morganize with Me . The question of the month seems to be, “Are you watching the Marie Kondo show?” Although most of the people who have asked me don’t quite get the name right. They call it the tidying show, the Netflix organizing series, or my favorite, the Kondo-ing thing. My answer is, “Yes!” I binged watched...
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Cortana Is Leaving Windows 10’s Search Bar, But Bing Stays

In the upcoming release of Windows 10, codenamed 19H1, Cortana and the search bar are breaking up and moving into separate houses. Unfortunately, the search bar won custody of Bing. Windows 10 19H1 is expected for release around April 2019. The separation was announced by Microsoft in a blog post unveiling Windows Insider build 18317. All jesting aside, the deep integration of Search and Cortana is one of the biggest complaints about Windows 10. We’ve taken time to show you how to hide and disa...
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Marvelous Mickey

Red and yellow Mickey Mouse nails. [Author: Lacquered Lawyer]
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The Best Tech Travel Organizers For All Your Cables And Small Gadgets

To keep all your cables, chargers, SD cards, batteries, and assorted extras from getting lost in the bottom of your bag, you need some sort of system to keep them organized. Let’s look at our favorites. Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a kind of cable creep happen to me. I used to be able to travel with my Nokia charger and that was about it. Now, it’s not surprising to see someone lugging around a plethora of USB cables, three charging bricks, an external battery pack, a computer charger,...
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How to Make Sure a Camera or Lens Works Properly Before You Buy

If you’re buying a used camera or lens, it’s a good idea to give it a thorough going over to make sure everything works before handing over your cold, hard cash. Here’s what to check for. Checking That a Camera Works For all their technical complexity, there’s not a huge amount that can go wrong with a digital camera: if it works, it works; if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. There’s not much middle ground. With that said, here’s what to do to check a camera out. Look it Over Visually The ...
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AirPlay Is Coming to Smart TVs. Here’s How It Works

Smart TVs are now integrating Apple’s AirPlay 2 technology. That was one of the big stories of CES 2019, where many TV manufacturers simultaneously announced AirPlay was coming to their TVs. Some are even updating existing TVs with AirPlay. What Is AirPlay 2? Apple’s AirPlay 2 standard lets you use Apple devices to control media playback, stream audio, mirror your screen, or do other similar things. It’s built into Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Think of it a bit like Apple’s v...
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Scotland’s Little Mountain Sheltie

Charlie was on a trip up Glen Esk in the Scottish hills. He reminds me of a wee mountain goat. Everything seems cuter when you add a “wee”, Linda! ;) Sheltie Nation - Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers on the Net!
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Throwing Pottery

Throwing Hand-forming a mass of soft plastic clay on a rotating wheel head is called throwing, and the technique can be traced back beyond 2000bc. Although both the technique and potters’ wheels have been refined over the years, the essential methods remain unaltered. No other forming technique tests clay as much as throwing, so take particular care when preparing clay. It must be soft, pliable and sensitive enough to be shaped quickly, but firm enough to retain its shape when wet. The key to s...
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How to Recover Deleted Files from iCloud Drive

Losing files is gut-wrenching, especially if it’s an important work document or pictures of your kids. Online storage solutions usually offer a way to restore deleted files, and iCloud is no different. The process is convoluted, but we’ll hold your hand all the way. Companies like Dropbox offer some extensive solutions for restoring deleted files for months after their deletion, and while iCloud comes close to that, it falls short in many ways. If you deleted a file that you previously saved in...
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Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

It doesn’t get any easier than Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken! Only two ingredients and you can make juicy chicken for sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Buffalo Chicken Ingredients You only need two! Chicken and hot sauce. It is not just for buffalo chicken wings!  I keep a bottle of hot sauce in my pantry and some chicken and buns in the freezer and I can always make buffalo chicken sandwiches in a pinch. What is hot sauce? Buffalo wing sauce is not hot sauce. For this recipe, you want hot sauce...
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How to Change How Excel Displays Negative Numbers

Microsoft Excel displays negative numbers with a leading minus sign by default. It is good practice to make negative numbers easy to identify, and if you’re not content with this default, Excel provides a few different options for formatting negative numbers. Excel provides a couple of built-in ways to display negative numbers, and you can also set up custom formatting. Let’s dive in. Change to a Different Built-In Negative Number Option One thing to note here is that Excel will display diff...
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Paint Your Old Couch To Look And Feel Like Leather!

Here's how you can paint your couch to look like leather! I share my secret paint recipe that transforms regular paint into soft and stretchy faux leather. [Author: Lily O.]
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Felt Car Ornament

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Good Morning

Right before sunrise Soul-o likes to go out for a walk. I switch on the back deck light and he walks to the edge and looks. Then disappears for a bit before coming back for breakfast. Or dessert. Who knows? Lots of loose thoughts and patches strewn around here lately. Winter gets cluttered. And indoor time increases. I'm feeling constrained not heating the studio.  That gap in the roof is actually comforting. Patchwork is one of the sharing segments I've considered.  I've said so muc...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Patchwork, Soul-o, Becoming more or less, Usefulness, Considering/reconsidering, Components Aka Loose Patches, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity

The Best Small Thermoses to Keep Your Drinks Warm or Cool

If you’re going to bring your food and coffee to work, then you’ll need to find a way to keep it as fresh and warm (or cool) as possible. The only way you’ll manage to do that is with the help of a small thermos. A small thermos is great for taking hot or cold drinks on the go, especially if you want to save something for later or parcel it throughout the day. But not all Thermoses are created equal. Some are easy to use when driving, and some are great for enjoying your lunch. Some are easy to...
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Letting Go

of the T he Chill that was haunting me. Got up, lit a fire. Inside. I'm not so good at idle. Juice some ginger and think positive. It can work. I think Dad said that. When I used to draw all the time. I used tiny black ink dots a lot. I was looking for some of my old drawings. They must be somewhere. For now, in cloth, the hand stitched stipple. I think I will let this one never be finished . I think I will even name it that.   I will send out another Feel Free Newsletter test tomor...
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The Best Portable USB-Powered Monitors

Once you upgrade your desktop to two or more monitors, it’s tough to go back to one—but lugging them along with your laptop is less than practical. Enter the USB-powered portable monitor, a second monitor you can easily take with you. These productivity-boosting portables use small, lightweight components and a single USB cable for both video and power, meaning you can take a second screen along with your laptop or Windows tablet with only a little extra room in your bag. They’re especially goo...
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Geek Trivia: Which Musician Revitalized His Career By Composing The Windows 95 Start Up Sound?

Which Musician Revitalized His Career By Composing The Windows 95 Start Up Sound? Brian Eno Paul Oakenfold ATB John DigweedThink you know the answer?
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Kano Scores a Disney Partnership, Announces a Star Wars Kit for Later This Year

Kano creates killer little sets to teach kids how to code and beyond (like the awesome Harry Potter Coding Kit), and today the company is announcing a Disney partnership. The first product will be a Star Wars kit. While other info is scant at the time, Kano says the Star Wars kit will be out “in the second half of 2019.” Alex Klein, Kano’s CEO and co-founder, only teased other details, saying that “Collaborating with Disney is a blessing. We can combine connected, creative technologies with som...
Tags: Crafts, Disney, Kano, Kano Computer Kit, Alex Klein, Disney Partnership, Kano World, Harry Potter Coding Kit, Disney 's Parks Experiences and Consumer Products, Alex Klein Kano, Kano Collaborating

How to Enable G-SYNC on FreeSync Monitors: NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible Explained

At CES 2019, NVIDIA announced that it was finally supporting FreeSync. Well, sort of—what the company actually announced was a “G-SYNC Compatible” program. But the rub is this: NVIDIA’s cards and drivers now work with FreeSync monitors for adaptive sync. The situation is a little confusing. Let’s fix that, shall we? Adaptive Sync, FreeSync, and G-SYNC Adaptive Sync, often branded as “FreeSync” by AMD and its partners, is a feature that lets a monitor pause its screen refresh until an entire f...
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How to Get a Picture Behind Text in PowerPoint

Adding pictures to your PowerPoint presentation can make it more visually appealing. However, when you first add a new image, it covers up whatever else is on the slide, including text. Here’s how to move pictures and other objects backward and forward to create the layering you want. Sending an Image Behind Text If you haven’t already, go ahead and open the PowerPoint presentation you’ll be working with and hop over to the slide with the text and image. We’ll go over layering images in a bit...
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How to Customize a PowerPoint Handout Layout

PowerPoint handouts are a great resource to distribute to your audience so that they can follow along during your presentation or use for future reference. If you’d like to customize the handout layout before its distribution, PowerPoint has a way. Customizing a PowerPoint Handout’s Layout Go ahead and open up the PowerPoint presentation you’ll be working with if you haven’t already. Switch over to the “View” tab and click the “Handout Master” button. This action opens a new “Handout Master”...
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Sources for Peel & Stick Wallpaper

Thanks so much for the positive feedback and comments on my latest bathroom makeover! For most of you, the black and white tropical wallpaper was the big hit! When designing bathrooms, if I’m not covering the walls with tile, then I’m likely going to use wallpaper! The peel & stick varieties are easy to install and even more easily removable, so they’re great for renters or those taking their first step into the arena of wallpaper. In 2017, I rounded up some favorite removable wallpapers and th...
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How to Set Up Filters for Your Google Home Devices

Google Home devices are a great way to get voice assistants, music, and possibly video throughout your home. But you might consider enabling Google Filters to exert some control over the content that children or guests can play. Filter Out the Bad Content for Everybody or Just the Children Once you have a voice assistant in multiple rooms, you’ll find yourself taking advantage of the easy access to music and videos. Unfortunately, voice assistants don’t truly understand you; they simply respo...
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Stop Waiting For Apple and AirPower: Wirelessly Charge Your AirPods with These Cases

It’s been well over a year since Apple first unveiled its AirPower wireless charging mat, but we’re still waiting. While it might be dead (or at least severely delayed), there’s one thing we haven’t forgotten about: the promise of AirPods with wireless charging. Here’s how to get that with third-party cases. While everyone has been talking about AirPower and its possible demise (although rumor has it that it’s finally in production), let’s not forget about the fact that Apple also announced a w...
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Shocker: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Is Faster Than the 845

The first benchmark tests are out for the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, and unsurprisingly it’s faster than last year’s 845. At least this gives us some insight into what to expect in the 2019 Android flagship phones. Of course, we have to give the obligatory benchmarks aren’t indicators of real-world performance talk here, because, well, benchmarks aren’t indicators of real-world performance. They’re a simple way to quantify and compare chipset performance by raw numbers and shouldn’t...
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Mermaid Tail Afghan

Just free hand crochet fun. I did NOT have a pattern but it turned out nice anyways. Used 2 skeins of variegated yarn. [Author: Mistress Nora of Madness ]
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Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!

A fun way to make your own faux cactus plant using pool noodles! [Author: Lily O.]
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