💻 KnowTechie's Weekly Download: Issue #16 - Let's catch up!
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Happy Sunday! Alright, I'm just going to come out and say it. I have a confession to make. There's a product out there that has been available for the past month or two, and for some reason, I can't seem to get it out of my head.
That device? The Meta Quest 3.
I know, I know. I almost feel ashamed for writing that, but truth be told, I’ve seen some AMAZING things from Twitter and Threads users.
Here, let me show you what I'm talking about. Imagine this scenario below. We've been there thousands of times. Wait until around the 7-8 second mark, and you'll see the magic:
Pretty cool, right? Here, let me show you more.
Meta Quest 3 with Remote Display (Beta) app mirroring your computer screen
You can change screen size and location. In my case it’s a ~120 inch screen 👌
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin)
Oct 27, 2023
I mean, cmon?! Did you see that?! That alone is “take my money” territory. So yeah, this is where I’m out right now.
Future is here ✨🌐 #Meta#QUEST3#Metaverse 🔥
— 👨🚀ChrisMetaverse.eth ✨🚀 (@ChrisMetaverse)
Oct 27, 2023
Alright. That’s the last one. Now, here’s the hard part. The price.
Yeah, definitely not for those on a budget. And that's understandable. Is this a product that's priced too high, or is it worth the cost? The reviews provide some insight, but personal preference also plays a role.
I'm going to give it a try, but it's going to be on my terms. Do I need it? No. But do I want to own one and have the option of allowing another piece of technology to gather dust? Yep, you bet.
If there are any new developments on my side, I’ll let everyone know.
Here’s what we’ll be tackling today:
⚡️ Quick Tech Tips
💻 New Product Launches
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💡Quick Tech Tips💡
iPhone users: I assume most of you have switched to iOS 17, right? If you haven’t, you really should. Mainly, it would be best if you did it for the security aspect, but overall, it keeps your device running lean.
If you still need some convincing, here’s a list of some of the stuff you’re missing out on:
Automatically deleting verification codes sent via text or email: iOS 17 offers the ability to automate the deletion of verification codes for added privacy and convenience. (LEARN MORE)
Locking private tabs in Safari: With iOS 17, you can lock private tabs in Safari to protect your browsing privacy.
Using Apple Maps offline for navigation: iOS 17 introduces the capability to use Apple Maps offline, ensuring you have access to navigation even without an internet connection.
Using Visual Look Up to identify laundry codes: iOS 17 introduces Visual Look Up, a feature that enables you to remember laundry codes and gain more information about clothing care instructions.
Customizing the clock font: iOS 17 allows customization of the clock font, allowing you to personalize the appearance of the clock on your device.
Windows 11 users, don’t worry; I didn’t forget about you guys:
Windows 11 offers several hidden tweaks and user interface enhancements that can enhance your experience. Here are some of the features you can try out:
Title bar window shake: You can shake a window's title bar to minimize all other open windows. This allows for improved focus and decluttering of your workspace.
Rearrange the start button: Windows 11 allows you to customize the placement of the start button to your preferred location. This gives you more control over the layout and organization of your desktop.
Focus sessions: Windows 11 introduces focus sessions, which help you stay productive by allowing you to allocate specific time for focused work and breaks. This feature enhances your ability to manage your time effectively.
Clipboard history: Windows 11 includes a clipboard history feature that saves multiple items you've copied. This makes it easier to access and paste them later, improving your productivity.
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