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Valve Designer Warns Steam Deck SSD Mod Will Shorten Its Life

Valve Designer Warns Steam Deck SSD Mod Will Shorten Its Life

Valve’s Steam Deck is a cool little handheld PC you probably don’t want to modify too much. However, if the creative juices start flowing and you feel the need to play with themValve’s UX designer Lawrence Yang at least advises against a mod that increases the literal size of the Deck’s SSD. The reason? Tampering …

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How to Use Apple Notes to Have Secret Chats With Others

How to Use Apple Notes to Have Secret Chats With Others

Photo: Ekaterina_Minaeva (Shutterstock) Apple’s Notes app might not be the first option that comes to mind when you want to keep a conversation hidden from others. But by using its collaboration features to invite others to a “chat” and then deleting the messages when you’re done, you can erase all evidence of your chat. Sure, …

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Vampire Survivors 0.7.3 Has A Secret Character (It's A Tree)

Vampire Survivors 0.7.3 Has A Secret Character (It’s A Tree)

I haven’t played much vampire survivors, but I know that moving, dodging enemies and running are key parts of the game. So it’s a bit strange that the surprise hit’s newest secret character, just added in its latest beta update, is a fruit tree that doesn’t move. But don’t be fooled: this tree is surprisingly …

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Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Businesses can now choose to self-identify on Google Maps.Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack (access point) Google has introduced a new tag in Maps and Search that allows businesses to identify themselves as LGBTQ+, adding to a series of labels already on Google Maps that are meant to help people locate and support local businesses. It also …

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How to Use Google Password Manager On-Device Encryption

How to Use Google Password Manager On-Device Encryption

Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP (fake images) Eventually, Google and other big tech companies want dispense with passwords completely, but until that day comes, a Google Password Manager feature called on-device encryption might be your best bet for protecting your precious codes. Although quietly came out before this springas you can now easily access Google Password Manager …

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KOTOR II's Switch Port Has A Bug, But You Can Cheat Around It

KOTOR II’s Switch Port Has A Bug, But You Can Cheat Around It

Screenshot: Aspir / Obsidian This week, Aspyr, the studio behind the Nintendo Switch port of knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, admitted the existence of a bug that caused the game to crash during the main quest, preventing at least some players from completing the game. Today Aspyr said Axios that the …

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Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Fall Guys Goes Free-To-Play, Servers Immediately Crash

Image: mediatonic Wow, they did it again. Fall GuysMediatonic’s bubbly royal platformer, released yesterday on Xbox and Switch as part of a great free review. The game’s servers went down immediately, with reports of connectivity issues continuing more than 24 hours later. First released for PlayStation and PC in August 2020, Fall Guys it was …

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