How to Play Xbox Game Pass on iPhone and iPad

Did you know that you can now use your iPhone or iPad to play Xbox Game Pass games? Microsoft has been talking to Apple about this for years. They wanted to release an app, similar to what they have on Android, where iOS users could browse through the Game Pass catalog and then stream the games they want to play. However, Apple has steadfastly refused to allow that format on the App Store. They said it was a store within a store and that all games had to be listed separately. So, Microsoft found a workaround. Here’s how it works.

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Workflowy is Wonderful!

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Workflowy is one of those apps that I tried years ago, but I never quite connected with it. At the time, I just couldn’t get my brain around how I might use it. In some ways, I still feel the same way, but I am learning a lot more about what it is capable of and I am really glad that I came back to it because it has become one of my favorite new tools for planning and note-taking. In this post, I am going to give you a rundown of what Workflowy is and how I’m using it to stay productive.

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Windows 11: Release Date, New Features & More

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Windows 11 is Microsoft’s latest vision for the operating system that powers millions of devices. At its core, it shares a lot of the same DNA as Windows 10, but a new visual design, combined with some great new features, makes Windows 11 a compelling upgrade. Here’s what you need to know.

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3 Private Search Engines for More Privacy Online

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Online privacy is increasingly a rare thing. However, that’s not to say there are not some steps you can take back some control over how much of your personal data is being collected by the online services we like to use. Search engines are a prime example. Google is the number one search engine in the world, but most people know that their business model is focused on collecting your search data so that it can better serve ads to you. Private search engines don’t work that way. In fact, they go out of their way to make sure that your internet searches are not recorded or seen by others. Here are three of the best.

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How to Use Tab Groups in Google Chrome

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The problem with tabs is that they are always just a click away. It’s simply too easy to open a new tab, regardless of how many you already have open. I mean, why not open a new tab? You probably think you are being extra productive with all these tabs, but before you know it, you are drowning in tabs. You find it hard to identify one tab from another because you have so many open that you can no longer read the tab titles and are just left with a whole row of favicons. That’s not much use to anyone, but help is at hand.

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3 Alternatives to Google Chrome

Google Chrome may well be the browser of choice for the majority of internet users, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t without its problems. Privacy concerns and performance issues are most often at the top of that list. Google will happily collect your personal information to sell you personalized ads, and it does it with a browser that is known for being a resource hog. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can get the same Chrome experience from Chromium-based browsers like Brave, Edge, or Vivaldi. They give you better battery life and more control over your privacy without sacrificing the Chrome features you love.

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Recordcast: A Great Free Online Screen Recorder

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In a world where there is apparently no shortage of free online screen recorders, the very least you can expect is a somewhat different approach when you stumble across one that you haven’t seen before. I think RecordCast meets that criteria. It doesn’t do anything revolutionary, but what it does do, it does very well. It’s also 100% free. Here’s what else you need to know.

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Should You Buy the New Apple TV 4K?

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The second-generation Apple TV 4K was unveiled by Apple on April 20, 2021. On the outside, it looks exactly the same as the previous model. However, looks can be deceiving. On the inside, there are a number of notable improvements that make this model stand apart from previous Apple TVs. So, is it time for an upgrade? Here’s what you need to know.

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Introducing CommonLit 360: Free Curriculum for English Language Arts

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CommonLit and ReadWorks are two of my go-to resources for teachers who are looking for digital reading materials for their classrooms. Both are completely free to use and both are designed to help elevate reading skills in students of all ages. Recently, CommonLit got even more compelling when it launched CommonLit 360, a comprehensive and free curriculum for secondary English Language Arts​​​​​ teachers. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s what you are missing out on.

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7 Canva Templates You Might Not Know About

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One of the biggest things that keep people coming back to Canva is the templates. They have templates for every occasion. However, as more and more templates are added to the collection, it can be hard to uncover the gems that are really going to make your day. In this post, I am going to round up some of the best Canva templates that you might not have heard of before. As a Canva for Education customer, they are free and easy to personalize so that you can make them your own.

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