Spotify runs test in Australia, allowing users to skip ads at any time, potentially boosting targeting and revenues

“If you want to test out a feature on a large, well-known, global, platform, there’s a very simple solution: Test it in Australia.”

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Here’s a Friendly Reminder That You Can Put Your Car Key in Your Fridge to Protect It From Hackers 

“Modern car technology is like medicine. It gives you a benefit you may or may not need, in exchange for a long list of side effects and “ask so-and-so about this before doing this.”

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Do You Know This Amazon Price-Matching Trick?

“We all know Amazon’s pricing fluctuates from day-to-day, making it hard to determine if we’re always getting the best deals the website has to offer. While most other major retailers offer price-matching refunds — i.e.”

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DNS-Over-TLS Built-In & Enforced – and the GL.iNet GL-AR750S

“GL.iNet GL-AR750S in black, same form-factor as the prior white GL.iNet GL-AR750. Credit card for comparison. Back in April, I wrote about how it was possible to modify a router to encrypt DNS queries over TLS using Cloudflare’s DNS Resolver. For this, I used the GL.”

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New California Bill Restores Strong Net Neutrality Protections

“Last month, a California Assembly committee voted to remove key protections from a state-level net neutrality bill. Critics said the changes opened loopholes that would allow broadband providers to throttle some applications, or charge websites or services for “fast lane” access on their networks.”

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“Sometimes age ain’t nothing but a number. And that’s certainly the case with the NVIDIA Shield. So how is it an Android TV box that hasn’t really changed since its introduction in 2015 is able to keep up with the new hotness that is the Amazon Fire TV Cube?”

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What is WPA3, and why is it so important for Wi-Fi security?

“The Wi-Fi Alliance has a new standard for Wi-Fi security and it will bring plenty of new features that make your data safer while using public or private Wi-Fi. It’s great when anything makes our data safer and WPA3 also happens to be a pretty significant step for wireless security in general.”

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Why You Should Regularly Check Your Internet Speeds

“Little is sexier than telling a friend or loved one, “Hey, can you give me a minute? I have to finish testing my download speeds, then we can head out to the party.” But if you aren’t checking your Internet speeds on a weekly basis, you might not know when there’s a problem.”

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Are You Ready for Even More Expensive Netflix Options? [Update]

“Netflix is reportedly testing a new “Ultra” pricing tier that gives potential subscribers access to 4K “Ultra HD” and HDR streaming.”

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How to change your Apple ID and email address

“Your Apple ID is your gateway to all of Apple’s cloud services: iTunes, Apple Music, and iCloud. But what about your actual username? It’s usually an email address: Often, it’s an @icloud, @me, or @mac address — but you might also have signed up with your third-party email account, like @gmail.”

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