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Window 10 tips: Disable those annoying Edge browser taskbar pop-up ads

I already like and use the Edge browser, so why is Microsoft spamming me with “tool tip pop-ups” (ads)? Here’s how you can turn off those annoying task bar notifications.

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Tutorial: How I Edit Photos For Instagram Sharing

Channeling my inner Bob Ross, to answer some recent questions I’ve gotten on how I edit photos before sharing them on Instagram. Our cameras can deliver some terrific shots, so here’ how I tweak them before uploading to a service which cuts all our shots into squares, and HEAVILY compresses the image quality!

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How to Add Storage and Move Files on Your Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung abandoned memory cards on the Galaxy S6, so while it has a fantastic camera, you can fill up that storage pretty quick with UHD video. Thankfully with USB host capabilities we have a couple options available to handle file management. Here are the two solutions I’m currently using on my GS6!

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Chrome App Tutorial: ARC Welder – Running Android Apps on Windows PC’s

There have been several ways you can run Android apps on Macs and PC’s, but now using the ARC Welder Chrome app, you can load an APK and run it through your Chrome browser just like on a Chromebook. Here’s everything you need to know!

ARC Welder in The Chrome App Store: http://goo.gl/9ykdOI
APK Mirror: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/

Video Tutorial: How to Blur the Background of Your Phone Photos Without Apps or Filters

Got a great viewer question on my Instagram feed from follower kill.the.spiders who asks:

“Do you edit your photos or are they the way they are? The focus is amazing and the blur effect is impressive, also is it possible to make similar shots with phones, like the G3 for example?”

Let’s take a quick look at cameras, sensor size, and depth of field! This video should be watched full screen for the best experience, and don’t forget to increase the quality to 4K!

Android Wear: What is Sync Loop? How to Unlock Developer Options, Take Screen Shots!

I’m just starting to find my sea legs on Android Wear, and one of the things that puzzled me was the persistent notification on my phone. What the hell does “Connected, running sync loop” mean? Here’s the answer!

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Build Your Own PC! SomeGadgetGuy’s New Video Editing Workstation for 2015!

It was time folks. My old rig was originally designed to edit audio, and moving into UHD and 60 FPS HD video, she just couldn’t keep up anymore. Say hello to my new video editing workstation. Freshly built and ready to destroy my future reviews!

The challenge was to build a tower with an OS for less than the price of a mid-range iMac (as I will be recycling my displays, speakers, keyboard, and mouse). How’d I do? Let’s take a look!

Full parts list below:
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Pro Tips: How I would fix the cameras on Nokia Smartphones (Post Cyan Update)

The cameras found on Nokia flagship phones are certainly formidable, but no gadget is perfect, and there’s ALWAYS room for improvement.

Here’s how I (and others who have commented on this blog) would tinker with Nokia’s camera software.