If you own Apple AirPods, you probably remember how easy it was to pair them with your Apple devices. You can also pair them with other devices using Bluetooth. The downside is that your non Apple devices won’t know how to pause your music, podcast or video when you take an AirPod out of your ear. It will take a few extra steps, but it still won’t take long to pair with a Windows 10 computer.
On your PC, open the Settings app and choose Devices from the main menu. At the top of the Bluetooth & other devices page, first make sure that the toggle switch for Bluetooth is on. Next, click Add Bluetooth or other device at the top above the Bluetooth toggle switch. On the Add a device window, click Bluetooth. Put your AirPods in their case and open the lid. Press and hold the button on the back of the case until you see the status light between your two AirPods start pulsing white, and then let go. Your AirPods should show up in the Add a device window. Click to pair and connect.
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Free up space on an Android phone
If you are running out of storage space on an Android phone, the best place to start to remedy this is by deleting old apps that you never use. Since there are many mobile phones using the Android operating system, the process may not be the same on every phone. However, there is one basic way that is simple and should work on every model. Long-press on the app’s icon until the app shortcut’s popup shows. You’ll see either an “i” or “App Info”. Tap it, and then choose Uninstall.
A vulnerability has been found that is a serious concern for any computer using the Google Chrome browser. If you use Chrome on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, then you need to read this. Google has confirmed that almost all of its Chrome web browser users are at risk of a serious hack attack. The vulnerability is being actively exploited by hackers and could put billions of users at risk. The tech giant stated that hackers have found a way to remotely control users’ browsers, giving them access to files stored on local hard drives and any personal information they may have entered into their browser, including banking details and passwords. Google has revealed details of a serious exploit that is being actively used to attack Chrome users. Worse still, the hack has been used to target Windows, Mac, and Linux computer users and it’s completely undetectable by anti-virus software. Click the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of Chrome ( on an iPhone or iPad, the dots may be near the bottom). Choose Help and then About Google Chrome. You will see information there as to what version you have or if there is an update for you to get.