Rick’s Tech News Favorites (FAVS)


How to Change What the Fn Keys Do in Windows 10 and 11  –  The function keys are handy, but you can truly make them your own with some customization.

12 Siri features you never knew were hiding on your iPhone  –  We’ve covered all sorts of iPhone tricks before, but today we’re going to focus exclusively on Siri. While everyone is likely familiar with standard Siri commands — like checking the weather and sports scores — there are several Siri features that have long been hiding in plain sight. So even tho…

Asus ProArt B660-Creator D4 Review: Pros on a Budget  –  Asus’ B660-Creator is an inexpensive ATX option for creative professionals. For under $200 you get three M.2 sockets, a Thunderbolt header, USB Type-C DisplayPort and a black-and-gold RGB-free appearance.

Are Pet Trackers With GPS Safe to Use?  –  Pet GPS trackers can help you get your pet back if they run away or get lost. But they come with various security risks too…

Gungrave G.O.R.E. is a bloody delightful PS2 era throwback  –  If you’re craving an over-the-top action game featuring buckets of blood, Gungrave G.O.R.E. might just be your jam.


 Google Pixel Buds Pro: My 3 favorite and 3 least favorite features

 How to turn your MacBook on

 Best online colleges in West Virginia 2022

 How to watch NASA’s Artemis I SLS megarocket launch

 The Best Mouse Pads of 2022

 You’ve got to see how fat the very fat bears already are

 Samsung’s grand vision for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4

 Birmingham’s ‘four lads in jeans’ get statues outside city bar

 Analysis of carrier data sent to FCC: 10 of the top 15 US carriers collect geolocation data and don’t let users opt out; most keep data for two years on average (Tonya Riley/CyberScoop)

 9 shows like House of the Dragon for Game of Thrones fans

 The new Netflix with ads tier could cost you $7-$9 a month

 Best SSDs 2022: From Budget SATA to Blazing-Fast NVMe

 How to get Spotify on MacBook

 6 Reasons Why Photographers Should Switch From Instagram to VSCO

 DuckDuckGo’s privacy-focused email service now open to all

 Successor to JRPG classic “Shadow Hearts” is gunning for an Xbox launch via Kickstarter

 How to download Instagram Stories with music

 Flexispot Q8 Review: Is This the Ultimate Standing Desk?

 Medieval map may have revealed the lost city of Atlantis

 How to make your Mac private and secure

 How to Keep Windows Running Smoothly

 Review: HP’s 13.5-inch Spectre x360 is a top ultralight—with flair

 14 Games That Need Nintendo Switch Ports

 Friends vs. Friends is Gamescom’s ridiculously fun show-stealer

 The Reason Motorcycles Get Stuck At Traffic Lights

 How to Maximize the Charging Speed on Your Samsung Phone With Bixby Routines

 The best USB-C chargers

 What Happens When an Electric Vehicle Battery Dies?

 Microsoft News Roundup: Galaxy Z Fold 4 ‘Windows Phone,’ Xbox responding to PS5 price hike, and more

 13 movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix, Disney Plus, and more in September 2022

 Asus Zenfone 9 review: one for the small phone superfans

 Apple’s base iPad is $20 cheaper than the previous low price

 Where to Get Free (and Cheap) Food on Labor Day Weekend

 What Happens When an Electric Vehicle Battery Dies?

 A US Propaganda Operation Hit Russia and China With Memes

 Apple’s Self-Repair Program Has a Long Way to Go

 The Best Travel Bags for Wherever You’re Headed

 Sony Pumps Up PS5 Prices

 Scientists discover colossal ocean may completely cover this planet

 The 15 best and funniest tweets of the week

 Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Lei Jun confirms a global launch for Xiaomi’s next Ultra smartphone

 The SMOROBOT Tank X11 robotic pool cleaner does the dirty work for you

 Mobile Photography Week 2022: Android Police’s celebration of smartphone cameras

 Dyson V10 vs. Dyson V11: A head-to-head breakdown of Dyson’s stick vacuums

 8 Essential Self-Hosting Projects for Your Raspberry Pi

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