A tutorial on the “10 Hidden Amazon Fire Stick Features & Settings”

Here at “Tech News For You” I have been experimenting with various online TV streaming options. So far, I am stuck on the Amazon Fire Stick. I was going to write an article about some of the hidden features and settings that I have come across, but found this great video that covers all the bases. If you are interested in giving an Amazon Fire Stick a try, they are available at Amazon (click here), are reasonable in cost, and provide a great way to cut the cord from cable. What I have found is that the Fire Stick is basically Android on a stick which means you can install many Android apps.

10 Hidden Amazon Fire Stick Features & Settings

WHEN YOU WORKED in the office, you had plenty of space for multiple monitors. But now that you’re working from home, the company laptop screen leaves a little to be desired. Fortunately, it’s easy to add more screen space to most laptops, even if it doesn’t have a built-in display output…

Many laptops come with a port dedicated to connecting a second monitor built right in. In some cases, these may look like the typical ports you’re used to, such as HDMI, but more often they’re smaller versions that look unfamiliar. If there’s a port you don’t recognize, check to see if it’s something you can connect to a display.

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Learn How To Connect A Second Monitor To Your Laptop @ Wired

Here is a list of Windows Startup Paths, Folders, and Registry Settings for applications and programs when they are launched at Startup. This will help you manage or disable startup programs…

Windows holds a lot of places where a program can be placed so that it will launch as soon as you logon to the computer. If you want to access the applications which are in these Startup programs, it is an alternative way. You can also utilize these paths in applications or any custom change you plan to make in Windows 10.

Learn More @ The Windows Club

You might not even need to spend anything if you have an older laptop already lying about. Installing the equivalent of Chrome OS onto aged hardware takes less than an hour’s worth of elbow grease, and the final result often feels snappier than today’s dirt-cheap Chromebooks.

How to turn an old laptop into a Chromebook… Not only will you save money, but some older laptops have better hardware than cheap Chromebooks—making this project a double win.

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Learn More @ PCWorld

People have been selling and donating old tech for years. One security researcher decided to find out just how many people remembered to delete their personal information before handing over their old devices. You’ll be surprised at just how many did not erase them properly…

Before donating or selling a device, you need to make sure everything has been deleted properly.

If you don’t wipe your device, information can be found later on down the road. All those deleted letters, financial documents and compromising photos are still lurking on the computer. All it takes is a little know-how to recover them.

Continue Reading @ Kim Komando

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