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Despite its prominence in American history and lore, the Pony Express (a speedy horse-based mail delivery service that linked California to the Midwest United States) operated for only a scant 18 months before it was superseded by the first transcontinental telegraph system.

 

August 22, 2019

Did You Know?

Despite its prominence in American history and lore, the Pony Express (a speedy horse-based mail delivery service that linked California to the Midwest United States) operated for only a scant 18 months before it was superseded by the first transcontinental telegraph system.

 
Want to Survive Ransomware? Here’s How to Protect Your PC

Ransomware is everything bad about humanity distilled into malware—maliciousness, greed, and casual incompetence. It encrypts your files and demands payment for a key that might not even work. But with the right backup strategy, your files can survive an infection. Read More »

 
How to Check a Microsoft Word Document for Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious violation of ethics, but that doesn’t stop people from doing it. When you receive a Word document that should be “original” material, you can run it through a plagiarism checker. Here are your options. Read More »

 
How to Find Your Apple Card Number

The Apple Card is a mobile-first credit card, but it still has a card number you can use for online purchases. The service’s physical card doesn’t have the number on it, so you’ll have to find the number within the Wallet app. Read More »

 
How to Unblock “Potentially Sensitive Content” on Twitter

Twitter blocks some tweets with a “potentially sensitive content” warning. You can disable this warning—even on an iPhone or iPad, where the option isn’t normally available. You can also disable sensitive content warnings on your own tweets. Read More »

 
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How to Hide or Unhide All Desktop Icons on Windows

If you like a clean desktop, Windows can be a little obnoxious. Many programs you install will automatically add their own desktop icon, so you’ll be constantly deleting them. Skip the hassle and hide all your desktop icons instead. Read More »

 
LIFESAVVY

Do I Need to Leave My Washing Machine Door Open?

If you’ve recently switched from a top-loading washing machine to a front-loading washing machine, here’s a new habit you might need to pick up: leaving the door ajar. Read More »

 
LIFESAVVY

Tired of the Daily Commute? Here’s How to Find a Remote Job

The average U.S. worker’s commute eats up over 200 hours of his time each year. What would you do with all that time if you could get it back? Read More »

 
REVIEW GEEK

Curved Phone Displays Make No Sense

Samsung, Oppo, and other manufacturers are making more and more phones with curved displays, and that’s a trend that should stop. Curved screens are more fragile, less compatible with cases, and don’t provide features worth the problems they introduce. Read More »

 

GEEK TRIVIA

Which Annual Event Started Out As A Wedding Reception?

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