What Happened to chrome://plugins in Google Chrome?

By Akemi Iwaya on April 19th, 2017 Google has made yet another change to Chrome’s “under the hood” settings with the removal of the chrome://plugins page in version 57, so how do you access the settings for plugins now? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy ... Read More »

What Does the D-Shaped Icon Next to My USB-C Port Mean?

Most of the time, it is pretty simple to figure out what the various ports and the printed symbols next to them on our computers are for, but every so often, some new or different symbol pops up. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes ... Read More »

How to Share Your iCloud Photos with Friends Who Don’t Use Apple Products

You’re busily sharing vacation photos in an iCloud Photo Stream when somebody announces they don’t have an iPhone and can’t participate. What do you do? Like just everything Apple, iCloud Photo sharing is both super simple to use when everyone is using Apple products and also propriety. That means your pals with Android phones and the like just aren’t going to tap into the ... Read More »

What Kind of Smarthome Gadgets Can I Use If I Rent an Apartment?

Upgrading to a smart home used to be exclusively the realm of homeowners. If you couldn’t run cables, replace switch boxes, or install expensive wall units, you had to live with dumb lights. With newer smart home gadgets, however, you can upgrade parts of your apartment—even without your landlord’s approval in some cases. The world of smarthome gadgets is a complicated one ... Read More »

How to (Possibly) Save a Laptop from Water Damage

It’s every laptop owner’s nightmare: a carelessly spilled cup of coffee. A sudden shower when you’re working outside. Heaven forbid, some kind of farcical bathroom tumble when you really had to get that TPS report in. Conventional wisdom says that a soaked laptop is a dead laptop, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be true, especially if you have a few tools ... Read More »

How to Change Your iCloud Profile Photo from Your iPhone or iPad

Now that your iCloud profile is front and center in iOS 10, perhaps it’s time to swap out your plain old initials for an actual photo. That way, everyone can see your smiling face when interacting with you through iCloud, iMessage, AirDrop, and other Apple services. First things first: you need a good photo. If the photo is already on your ... Read More »

What Is the Difference Between Scaling and Screen Resolution in Windows?

If you are trying to get your monitor or laptop screen set up for the best, or most comfortable viewing, you may find yourself wondering which adjustments are the best ones to make and how they can affect each other. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer ... Read More »

How to Create and Share Collaborative Albums in Google Photos

Whether you want to share family photos with distant relatives or make a shared pool of vacation or event photos with friends, it’s easy to create and share collaborative albums in Google Photos. While there is no shortage of ways to share photos among your friends, Google Photos offers some pretty enticing reasons make it your photo sharing platform of choice. ... Read More »

How Do You Monitor Requests Made by a Google Chrome Extension?

By Akemi Iwaya on April 11th, 2017 If you are just curious, or potentially worried, about what a particular Google Chrome extension is up to, how do you monitor the requests that it may be making? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision ... Read More »

How to Silence Phone Calls (But Not Text Messages and Notifications)

If you don’t want to hear your phone ring, but do want to hear text messages and other notifications, we’ve got a simple solution you can use no matter what phone you have. Whether you’re trying to train people to text you instead of gabbing your ear off or you just really hate phone calls in general, it’s easy to set ... Read More »