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Is BlueStacks safe? How to keep yourself protected while using the Android emulator

Make sure to download BlueStacks from the official website. Westend61/Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky BlueStacks, the popular Android emulator for Mac and PC, is generally safe to use. Cybersecurity experts recommend only downloading Android apps that you know are safe. When you download BlueStacks, it'll see your IP address and device settings, along with your public Google account. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're like most p...
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How to make YouTube Shorts: A beginner's guide to YouTube's TikTok competitor

YouTube Shorts are brief video clips similar to TikTok. Phynart Studio/Getty Images You can make YouTube Shorts by accessing the YouTube app on your phone and using the feature to record brief videos. YouTube Shorts is a new feature in beta testing that allows you to record video shorts up to 60 seconds in length. You can record in 15-second intervals with several tools to edit your videos. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. YouTube is beta-testing its Shorts fea...
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How to set your Slack status and let coworkers know you're away or busy

It's easy to update your Slack status on desktop or mobile. rafapress/Shutterstock You can set your status on Slack to show that you're out of the office, away at lunch, in a meeting, and more. Your Slack status can be anything you choose, and you can even pick an emoji to go with it. To set your Slack status in the desktop app, click your avatar; in the mobile app, tap the "You" icon. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Social media is built on status upda...
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How to zip files on your computer or phone to save space

It's easy to zip your files on any system. Nisian Hughes/Getty Images When you "zip" a file, you'll compress its data and reduce how much space it takes up on your computer or phone. Nearly all devices have built-in tools that let you zip (and later unzip) files. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Over time, your collection of photos, videos, documents, and games can take up a lot of space. Fortunately, there's a way to free up storage space without ha...
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How to turn off iCloud features or sign out of your iCloud account on any device

You can customize which apps on your devices are connected to iCloud, or turn off iCloud entirely. Westend61/Getty Images You can turn off iCloud features on most Apple devices and on a Windows computer. You can also log out of iCloud entirely on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows computer. Turning off certain iCloud features helps you control what data is synced across your devices. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It can be a comfort to know that all your da...
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How to scan a QR code on your phone or computer

A man scans QR Code in a magazine. wundervisuals/Getty Images You can scan a QR code using the camera on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Scanning QR codes lets you easily access websites, restaurant menus, videos, and more. Most smartphones have QR scanners built-in, but you'll have to download third-party apps to do it on your Mac or PC. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're vigilant, you can find QR codes everywhere. These black-and-white sq...
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How to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription

It's easy to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription, though you have to it on the Spotify website. Yinjia Pan/Getty Images To cancel Spotify Premium, you must do it on the Spotify website in a mobile or desktop web browser. You can't cancel your Spotify Premium subscription through the mobile app or desktop app. If you subscribed to Spotify with your Apple ID, you can cancel your subscription from your iPhone or iPad's Settings. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library fo...
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How to use Discord's screen share feature to livestream

It's easy to share your whole screen or a specific app on Discord. Matei Alexandru Marcu/EyeEm/Getty Images You can use Discord's screen share feature to stream a single app or your entire screen to friends. To screen share in a public Discord server, you might need permission from a server moderator. Screen share is available in Discord's desktop, web, and mobile apps. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Playing video games, drawing, even watching YouT...
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How to print directly from Google Docs on any device

It's easy to print a document from Google Docs on any device. Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images You can print from Google Docs on your computer or from the mobile app on Apple and Android devices. To print from the Google Docs mobile app, go to the "Share & export" page within the "More" menu. On a computer, you can print a Google Doc from the "File" menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Docs is a great choice for simple document creation. Not only is i...
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How to create and customize a Google Group to email with a large group of people

Google Groups makes it easy to collaborate with coworkers through online group conversation. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images Google Groups allow you to email a large group of people at once. You can create a Google Group with contacts in a few quick steps on your computer. You can also customize your Google Group privacy and email settings at any time. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Sometimes email is too cumbersome a tool for messaging multiple people. That...
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How to open Command Prompt in Windows 10

It only takes a few clicks to open a Command Prompt window. Carlina Teteris/Getty Images You can open Command Prompt by right-clicking the Start icon. Other ways to open Command Prompt include through the Start Menu and desktop search. The most recent versions of Windows 10 have replaced Command Prompt with "PowerShell," but you can still use Command Prompt. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've ever done any sort of coding, you're familiar with th...
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How to schedule an Uber ride in advance, or cancel a scheduled ride if you no longer need it

It's easy to schedule an Uber ride in advance right from the Uber mobile app. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images You can schedule an Uber ride for hours, days, and even weeks ahead of time on the Uber mobile app. For a scheduled ride, Uber sets a price range that you don't pay until later. It's possible to cancel a scheduled Uber ride and get money back if it's early enough. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Scheduling an Uber ride for later is incr...
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How to make and use an online mood board with Pinterest or Canva

Mood boards are fun to make both online and in real life. Image Source/Getty Images A mood board is a group of images, text, designs, and more that help convey an emotion, feeling, or idea. You can create a digital mood board easily using websites like Pinterest, MoodStream, or Canva. Mood boards are great for personal use, but can be used in professional settings as well. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've ever made a collage using images clipped fr...
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How to export and import your Chrome bookmarks to access your favorite websites on any device

You can easily import and export your bookmarks in Google Chrome. Justin Paget/Getty Images You can export Chrome bookmarks using the Bookmark Manager tool. Exported Chrome bookmarks will be put into an HTML file, which can then be imported into other browsers. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Like most web browsers, Google Chrome lets you "bookmark" pages so you can easily find them again later. And if you have Chrome linked to your Google account, you can acce...
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What is assistive technology? Understanding accessibility features and services

Hearing aids are an assistive tech device that amplify sounds for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. miodrag ignjatovic/Getty Images Assistive technology devices and services help users with disabilities perform tasks like typing, drawing, and more. Assistive technology comes in dozens of forms, and can be built to help with a specific need or a general issue. Text-to-speech programs and prosthetics are two different forms of assistive technology. Visit Insider's Tech Reference li...
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How to change your default browser on a Mac computer

Switching your default web browser on a Mac computer only takes a minute. Heath Korvola/Getty Images You can change the default browser on Mac in System Preferences or your browser's settings page. Macs set Safari as the default browser, but you can change it to any other browser, like Chrome. When you change your default browser, any links you click will open in your preferred browser. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Mac computers come with Apple's ...
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How to schedule a Google Meet appointment or start one immediately

There are several ways to schedule a Google Meet call. JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images To schedule a Google Meet call, you can use Google Calendar, Gmail, or Meet itself. You can also start an "instant meeting," a Google Meet call that begins immediately. Once you schedule or start a Google Meet call, you can invite or share the link with anyone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Meet is one of the most popular video conferencing apps around. But to use it, you...
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How to update Google Chrome on your computer or smartphone

It's easy to update Chrome on any device. Anadolu Agency/Contributor/Getty Images Google Chrome updates download automatically on every device by default. You'll need to restart Google Chrome on your computer to let the updates actually install. On a smartphone or tablet, Chrome updates through the app store like any other app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Chrome updates automatically as new versions are released. However, there may be times w...
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How to share your screen on Google Meet and present to all attendees

It's easy to share your screen during a Google Meet call on any device. Prasit photo/Getty Images You can share your screen on Google Meet to present documents, webpages, or tabs in the meeting. Google Meet lets you share your screen on a computer or mobile device. On a computer, you can choose whether you want to share the entire screen or only a window or tab. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In the age of remote work, Google Meet, the teleconferencing t...
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How to block YouTube channels so they can't comment on your videos

It's easy to block channels on YouTube. Photo Illustration by Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. You can block YouTube channels to prevent users from commenting on your videos or channel. Blocked YouTube channels can still watch your videos, but all their previous comments will be hidden. YouTube channels you block won't be told that they've been blocked. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The internet is great - until you come ...
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What is GitHub? How to start using the code hosting platform that allows you to easily manage and collaborate on programming projects

GitHub is the standard hosting platform for coders. Getty Images GitHub is a code hosting platform that allows for managing, maintaining, and collaborating on open-source programming projects. To use GitHub, you first need to install a "Git" program, which is software that tracks changes in files. GitHub is the most popular platform for Git repositories and a standard site for coders. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're interested in software or soft...
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How to create a QR code in 2 different ways to direct people to a website, document, or other media

It's easy to create a QR code to send customers to your restaurant's menu or share an event invitation with friends. Carlina Teteris/Getty Images You can create a QR code using a QR generator or by selecting the "Share" option in the Google Chrome mobile app. QR codes have a variety of uses, for both personal and professional means. QR codes can direct people to a specific website, or an uploaded image or document. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. QR cod...
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How to create a hanging indent on a Microsoft Word document for a bibliography or works cited page

Hanging indents are particularly helpful for creating bibliographies in Word. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images You can create a hanging indent on Word by adjusting the format options of the document. Hanging indents are a paragraph formatting option where the first line is at the margin and subsequent lines are indented. Hanging indents are commonly used in works cited and bibliographies. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Hanging indents (also referred to as second line ...
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What is Python? The popular, scalable programming language, explained

Python is a popular coding language for software and web developers. Maskot/Getty Images Python is a programming language known for its far-reaching applicability that goes beyond web development coding. Python can be a good coding language for new or novice coders because of its readability and use of the English language. Although it's an accessible program to learn and use, Python can be scaled up and implemented for vast, complex tasks, including compiling massive amounts of data a...
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How to make and edit a table of contents in Google Docs to easily navigate to sections of a document

Adding a table of contents to your Google Doc only takes a moment. lechatnoir/Getty Images You can create a table of contents in a Google Doc with a computer, iPhone, or iPad. Google Docs' table of contents feature gives readers an organized outline of the entire document. Your table of contents' sections will be automatically generated based on the headings in your Google Doc. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Docs quickly became one of the web...
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Yes, Amazon delivers on Sunday - but not everywhere

If you live in the right location, Amazon will deliver to you on Sundays. Chesnot/Getty Images Yes, Amazon does make deliveries on Sunday - but not everywhere in the United States. If Amazon delivers on Sunday in your area, you'll likely see it as a shipping option when you order something. You can also contact UPS or USPS directly for more information, since they handle Amazon's Sunday deliveries. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Amazon has become one o...
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How to know if someone has blocked you on Facebook Messenger

You can use Messenger's message status icon to determine if someone has blocked you. SOPA Images/Getty Images There's no built-in tool that lets you know if someone has blocked you on Facebook Messenger. However, you can infer that you've been blocked on Messenger from the state of the status icon on a message you've sent.If you send a message to someone and the message is not delivered, meaning an unfilled check mark icon appears, you may have been blocked. Visit Insider...
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How to block emails on any service or app and save your inbox from spam

You can block emails on any popular service in a few simple steps. Apple; Gmail; Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Every email service lets you block emails, giving you the power to decide whose emails you see and whose get deleted. Email blocking is especially useful if you find yourself flooded with spam or promotional emails. You can block specific email addresses, and some providers even let you block certain email topics. Visit Insider's Tech Reference libr...
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What is Google Scholar? How to use the academic database for research

Google Scholar, like other academic databases, can help you find critical sources. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Google Scholar is a searchable database of scholarly literature. It connects users with studies and journal articles on nearly any topic of interest. Not all articles are free - you might need a membership to read the full versions. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Established in 2004, Google Scholar is a massive database of scholarly literature t...
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How to use RTT on an iPhone to get real-time text messaging during calls

iPhone users can enable RTT through the Accessibility menu in the Settings app. Sladic/Getty Images The RTT feature on an iPhone sends text messages immediately as you type them without requiring you to hit send. RTT, or real-time text, is built into the iPhone 6 and later, and can be enabled through the Accessibility menu in your Settings app. iPhone users with RTT enabled will have the transcripts from their RTT calls saved and made available for download. Visit Insider's Tech Refe...
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