LastPass is a veteran in the password management industry. It’s dependable and easy to use. But LastPass’s free plan doesn’t support cross-device sync. If you’re looking for a free LastPass alternative, Bitwarden might be the best option. Here’s why. Compared to LastPass , Bitwarden is the new kid on the block. While LastPass is flashy, Bitwarden is understated and utilitarian. That said, Bitwarden gets a lot of things right, from its feature-rich Free plan to its reasonably priced Premium and Family plans, all while offering best-in-class security. Bitwarden’s Free Plan Offers Cross-Device Support Starting on March 16, 2021, LastPass changed how its free plan works . LastPass Free plan users will no longer have access to the cross-device sync support. This means that passwords will only be available on a single device and won’t sync between your desktop and mobile clients. To get access to the cross-sync feature, users will need to upgrade to the $3/month LastPass … [Read more...] about Bitwarden Is the Best Free Alternative to LastPass
By default, Safari for iPad shows a toolbar full of browser tabs when you have more than one tab open at a time. If you’d rather simplify the look of your screen, there’s a way to hide your open tabs. Here’s how to hide the tab bar—or how to get it back. First, open Settings on your iPad by tapping the grey “gear” icon. In Settings, scroll down through the sidebar and tap “Safari.” In Safari settings, swipe upward until you locate the “Tabs” section. Tap the switch beside “Show Tab Bar” to turn it off. If you previously turned off the tab bar and want it back, tap the “Show Tab Bar” switch instead to turn it back on here. After that, launch Safari. You’ll notice that the tab toolbar is now hidden. (Or, if you’ve re-enabled it, it will appear once again.) With the tab bar disabled, you can easily switch between open tabs by tapping the “tabs” button (which looks like two overlapping squares) in the toolbar. It works just like it does on iPhone. If you change … [Read more...] about How to Hide the Tab Bar on Safari for iPad (or Show It)
There are a lot of strange terms that come with using a computer. One that you may have seen is “Human Interface Device” or “HID.” It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but what exactly does it mean? “Human Interface Device” may sound strangely alien, but the name is actually very descriptive. Simply put, an HID is a standard for computer devices that are operated by humans. The standard allows these devices to be easily used without any extra software or drivers. A Standard to Simplify Accessories “Human Interface Devices” is a standard that was created to simplify the process of installing input devices. Prior to HID, there were several specific protocols for each type of input device. That meant there was a protocol for mice, a protocol for keyboards, and so on. Devices needed to use the existing protocols or create custom drivers. People had more work to do when installing and configuring devices. In comparison, an HID-compliant device includes “data … [Read more...] about What Is a Human Interface Device (HID)?
HBO Max might not be the oldest streaming platform on the block, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking. Some of the most famous horror movies of all time can be streamed alongside recent fright-filled hits. Here are 10 of the best horror movies streaming on HBO Max . Table of Contents Day of the Dead The Exorcist Gremlins The Invisible Man It Jaws A Nightmare on Elm Street Poltergeist Scanners Us Day of the Dead The third movie in George A. Romero’s long-running zombie series, Day of the Dead , may not be as influential as Night of the Living Dead or as acclaimed as Dawn of the Dead , but it’s still an ambitious and unsettling horror movie. Romero further explores the idea of zombies gaining self-awareness, while also demonstrating that the greatest threat in any post-apocalyptic scenario is, of course, humanity itself. The Exorcist The kind of classic that is … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Horror Movies on HBO Max
With so many interesting—and free—apps in the Google Play Store , you’re sure to download some that you end up not using. Keeping unused apps on your Android device can affect performance and take up storage space. Here’s how to uninstall Android apps. Generally speaking, any app or game that you install from the Play Store can be uninstalled. Exceptions to this include some apps that come pre-loaded on your phone or tablet. Sometimes you can “disable” these apps, but not always. RELATED: What Is the Google Play Store? Uninstall Android Apps There are two ways to uninstall an Android app or game: from the Play Store or the home screen/app drawer. We’ll cover the Play Store method first, which works the same way for everyone. Open the Play Store on your Android smartphone or tablet and tap the hamburger menu icon in the top-left corner. Select “My Apps & Games” from the menu. Switch to the “Installed” tab and find the app you want to uninstall. … [Read more...] about How to Uninstall Android Apps From Your Smartphone or Tablet
When the dominant Linux distributions adopted systemd , dissenters forked distributions and started new projects. So what are your options if you’re looking for a non-systemd distribution? Let’s take a look. systemd: A Quick Recap Historically, the startup sequence in a Linux system was a replica of the initialization system that was introduced with System V Unix (SysV). The SysV init system adhered to the Unix philosophy . When people refer to the Unix philosophy, they usually reduce it to the well-known soundbite “Do one thing, and do it well.” And that thing was to start as the first process and then start other processes. It also culled zombies now and then. SysV init did its job well enough, but it didn’t do it too efficiently. It started processes serially, one after the other. There was no parallelism. The design bottle-necked the throughput. This was more or less masked by the speed gains of modern hardware, and it’s not as if booting a Linux computer took … [Read more...] about The Best Linux Distributions Without systemd