Here comes the Android December security update. If you’re the proud owner of a Pixel phone, it’s time to check and see if you can grab the latest fixes, patches, and features for your device. But remember: Google is rolling the update out, as always, so it’s possible you might not have it yet. Which Pixels are getting the December update? As far as Pixels go, the December update applies to Google’s Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 smartphones—and the XL versions, naturally. But if you have a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL, don’t bother checking for the update today. You’ll have to wait until next week to grab it. That’s just the way it is. Advertisement And if you’re still using an original Google Pixel or Pixel XL, this is your final update, period. This shouldn’t come as surprise, however; when the devices launched, Google promised two years of Android version updates and three years of security updates. We hit the latter … [Read more...] about Get Live Captions and Pixel Themes With Google’s December Security Update
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Few things are more frustrating than having your browser freeze while you’re streaming or surfing or having your messenger app lock up mid-rant. So what to do if you’re confronted with the spinning beach ball of death on your Mac and the application you’re using isn’t responding? There’s a quick keyboard shortcut for that: just press Cmd+Opt+Shift+Escape for a few seconds to quit the application in front. You can also press Cmd+Opt+Esc to bring up the Force Quit menu and select the app you want to kill. Advertisement These steps are outlined in the video above—just keep in mind that the current Mac OS interface looks a little different than what’s shown. And as long as your mouse or trackpad is fully functional, you can also force-quit applications by clicking and holding on their dock icon (or right-click) until a menu appears with Quit as the bottom option. Think of Force Quit as “End Task” for Mac users. Shortcut of the Day … [Read more...] about Force Quit Mac Applications With the Keyboard
It seems counterintuitive for Starbucks to be shilling a new cold brew drink in December, at least in the northern hemisphere where we’re all supposed to be dreaming of a white Christmas like the ones we used to know. And yet here we are, adjusting to a harsh new reality where there is no Gingerbread Latte but instead an Irish Cream Cold Brew. Advertisement I am currently sitting at my desk with one of those Irish Cream Cold Brews, listening to Handel’s Messiah to build up my holiday spirit. And I admit, both these things and also the red lettering on the plastic cup are making me feel a little more festive. (Last night I heard “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” in the grocery store—the original Judy Garland “we’ll have to muddle through somehow” version—and nearly burst into tears in the pasta aisle.) So does the creamy topping and cocoa sprinkle, which leave a little Santa-like mustache on my upper lip. The topping, … [Read more...] about Is the Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew the holiday classic we’ve been searching for?
You survived the holidays! You’re back at work! Nothing left to do now but lose yourself in a haze of spiked cider and cookies and wake you up when it’s 2020! Should you stir any time this week, you’ve got a lot of fun awaiting you on Netflix. Let’s dive in. We’ve got Tiffany Haddish on Tuesday with her standup special that Netflix is really and truly describing as “bombastic,” Black Mitzvah. This better be good, because she’s good, and it’s not every day you get a full hour of her “raunchy reflections,” unlike some other comedians I will not name. True crime series The Confession Killer (Friday) looks like a creepy serial killer documentary destined to become a holiday classic. Advertisement Also on Friday, we’ve got Noah Baumbach’s latest, Marriage Story, in which Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson get divorced. I’ve seen this movie and I liked it, mostly because of the divorce lawyers played by … [Read more...] about What’s Coming and Going From Netflix The Week of December 2, 2019
Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 You’ll be diagnosed with a rare condition that makes it impossible for you to get started in the morning unless you have, like, three cups of coffee. Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 You won’t be immortalized upon death, specifically, but people will come from miles around to see the Tomb of the Unknown Guy Who Tried to Eat a Whole 6-Foot Sub In 30 Seconds. Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 It’s not that she no longer loves you, it’s that she never did. She is a plastic doll and cannot love. Advertisement Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20 The smell still won’t go away. It won’t. It won’t. It won’t. Aries | March 21 to April 19 Sex with you is an earth-shattering experience, especially the part where hundreds of people lose their lives. Taurus | April 20 to May 20 You should really try to live your life so that your happiness doesn’t depend so much on whether or not they found the Higgs … [Read more...] about Your Horoscopes — Week Of December 3, 2019