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Happy Monday! Hey, look at that: a Monday delivery. While I usually tend to aim for a weekend delivery, it’s been hard finding the time. Fall is coming, and that usually means a ton of yard work. And right now, I’m reseeding my lawn, or at least attempting to if the rain ever holds out.
Either way, I’ll try to aim for weekends, but if worse comes to worse, you’ll see some occasional Monday deliveries. I apologize in advance, but let’s face it, it’s probably not the end of the world for you either.
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Quick Tech Hack: Transform Your Headphones into a Microphone
Ever found yourself in need of a microphone but didn't have one at hand? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Here's a simple trick: Grab those headphones you have lying around and plug them into the microphone jack on your computer.
Voila! You've got yourself an instant microphone. It's not exactly a secret trick, but if you're hearing about it for the first time, it might just blow your mind!
Protect Your Eyes with Night Light Feature on Your Computer
Are you one of those night owls who loves to work or play on your computer when the sun goes down? We have a handy tip for you that can help protect your eyes and improve your sleep.
Both Windows and macOS come with a built-in feature called Night Light (or Night Shift for Mac).
Here's how to enable it:
For Windows users:
Type 'Night Light' in the search bar.
Click on the first result.
Select 'Turn on now.'
For Mac users:
Click the Apple menu in the top menu bar and select 'System Preferences.'
Go to 'Displays.'
Click on 'Night Shift.'
From here, you can turn on Night Shift, schedule it for a specific time, and adjust the color temperature.
Remember, your health is important, even when you're lost in the digital world.
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Tech enthusiasts and iPhone lovers alike have been holding their breath in anticipation of Apple’s latest offerings, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.
As the dust settles from the launch, it’s time to take a deep dive into what these devices bring to the table.
And since Apple doesn’t provide KnowTechie with early review units, we scoured the web for the most trusted voices in tech to bring you an unbiased, comprehensive review roundup of Apple’s latest flagship.
It’s clear that Apple’s latest iOS 17 update brings some exciting features to the table. From the conversational capabilities of Siri to the offline functionality of Apple Maps, there are plenty of reasons to consider downloading it.
And let’s not forget about NameDrop, a way to share contact details with just a simple phone-to-phone gesture.
Don’t miss out on these game-changing updates – download iOS 17 now and experience the future of Apple’s operating system.