5 Little-Known Book Sites and Apps as Alternatives to Goodreads

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Goodreads is among the best sites for writers and readers alike. It’s a book club, a recommendation engine, a news site, a scrapbook, an organizer for what you read, and so much more. But that also makes it overwhelming. For simpler sites for book lovers, check out these little-known choices.

Between the different sites, you’ll find ways to do one or more of the things Goodreads excels at. And who knows, you might just find something better too.

1. Riffle (Web): A Social Network for Book Lovers

Riffle looks a bit like it’s Twitter for bibliophiles, but not as overwhelming. The signup process […]

Which Is Best for You?

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Picking a podcast app is serious business. With a ton of options available offering loads of features, it can be a hard choice to make.

There are three main features to consider when choosing a podcast app:

How easy is it to discover new shows?
What kind of playback options are available?
How easy is it to create playlists?

We’ve narrowed the selection down to four of the best podcast apps available for both iOS and Android users. Taking a look a the features they offer in all three of these categories, we’re going to figure out which of these apps is right for you:

The […]

Google Launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google has launched two new services: YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. Except they aren’t really new. YouTube Music is Google Play Music with a new name, and YouTube Premium is YouTube Red with a new name. Confused? Don’t worry, we’re confused as well.

Google has so many fingers in so many pies it sometimes has a hard time keeping track of them all. Just look at the assortment of messaging apps Google manages

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8 Nifty Tips for Managing Your Spotify Playlists

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Playlists are a core component of Spotify. Not only does the music streaming service have curated collections of songs to suit specific moods, you can also make playlists of your favorite songs too.

However, managing your Spotify playlists isn’t as simple or straightforward as it could be, so we’ve put together a list of tips to help. Note that most of these tips pertain mainly to Spotify’s desktop apps.

Using these tips, along with our in-depth guide to Spotify

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The Best HBO Shows of All Time and Where to Stream Them

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Home Box Office (HBO) is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service in the United States. Once known primarily for its theatrically released motion pictures and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials, the service is now the home to some of the most respected original television series ever created.

From comedies to dramas, HBO’s original series have won kudos and praise from viewers and reviewers alike. Here are 12 of the best HBO series of all time.

Each show on the list is available to stream with an HBO subscription (through HBO Go or HBO Now
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Spotify Stops Promoting “Harmful or Hateful” Artists

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Spotify has unveiled a new policy regarding what it terms “hate content and hateful conduct”. This policy will not only see Spotify removing songs and albums from the service, but affect certain artists too. And R. Kelly is the first of those affected artists.

Spotify’s New Policies on Hate

Spotify’s new policy relates to hate content and hateful conduct. Spotify regards hate content as that which “expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual”. So, songs deemed to be racist or sexist, etc.

In theory, Spotify’s new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy is […]

How to Remove a Broken Headphone Jack From a Phone or Tablet

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Holding a broken headphone jack, and wondering where the end is? Pulled the earphones too quickly from your tablet or smartphone, only to discover a bit was left behind?

Sadly, earphone jacks aren’t built for regular and repeated insertion and removal. If a piece of your earphone jack is stuck in your phone, tablet, or even MP3 player, you’ll need to remove it before you can use any replacement earphones.

These six methods should help you retrieve the lost part.

6 Ways to Remove a Broken Headphone Jack

All too often, the end of a broken headphone jack gets stuck in your phone or […]

How to Make a YouTube Intro (And 4 Free Tools to Start Using)

If you watch some of the most popular YouTube channels, you’ve probably noticed that most of them have good intros that are engaging and in line with their brands. And if you have been thinking of starting your YouTube channel, you’re going to need to make YouTube intros too.

The good news is it’s not that difficult. Even better, we have written a whole article telling you what makes a good intro. We will also introduce you to a few free tools that will help you create your own YouTube intro when it comes time to do so.

Examples of Great YouTube […]

How to Sync or Share Your Kodi Media Library on Multiple Devices

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One area where Kodi lags behind Plex is in how easy it is to share your media library on multiple devices. On Plex, the process is as simple as installing the appropriate app and entering your password. On Kodi, the process is much more convoluted. But, thankfully, convoluted doesn’t mean impossible.

There are actually two ways to sync or share your Kodi media library on multiple devices. You can either use Emby (the easy way) or MySQL (the hard way). In this article, we explain the easy way—because, well, why would you ever choose the more difficult option?

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How to Play Dreamcast Games on Raspberry Pi With RetroPie

Video game emulation of retro platforms just won’t go away. With so many different emulators available, it’s possible to play pretty much any classic game on any device now. You might like to run emulators on your phone or tablet, or even on a games console or PC.

Or even a Raspberry Pi. We’ve previously shown how RetroPie can be used to create a retro “gamestation”, and how RecalBox delivers a polished console-like retro gaming experience.

But RecalBox has a problem: it can’t currently run game ROMs for the Sega Dreamcast. So, how can you get Dreamcast games running on your Raspberry […]

The 15 Best Comedies on Netflix You Might Have Overlooked

While Netflix has done remarkably in forever changing the landscapes of TV drama and documentaries, sometimes we all just need to laugh. And thankfully, Netflix is jam-packed with awesome comedies worth watching ad infinitum.

Everyone already knows the big-name comedy shows on Netflix—The Office, Friends, Arrested Development, etc—but there’s more humor to be found if you look a little deeper. With that in mind, here are the best lesser-known comedies you may have missed.

1. Trailer Park Boys (2001)

IMDb: 8.4

Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary. It follows two ex-convicts as they return to life in a trailer park once they’re released […]