For the past three or four months, Microsoft has been pushing advertisements onto the lock screens of some Windows 10 users as part of its "Windows Spotlight" feature. This feature normally shows you scenic photographs and gives you the option to learn more about them by launc ...more
How to Get Rid of Annoying Ads
YouTube makes money hand over fist every year selling ad space to companies, but unless you're reaping those benefits, they can be pretty annoying. Luckily, there is a simple way to get rid them on your rooted HTC One with Xposed and YouTube AdAway. YouTube AdAway is an Xpose ...more
This video will show various ways to get rid of blackheads. The first step in all of these various techniques involves steaming your face. This will allow your pores to open, which will enable to blackheads to come out more easily. First of all, you may use a blackhead removal ...more
How To : Get Rid of the Annoying "High Volume" Alert When Using Headphones on Your Samsung Galaxy S4
When you were younger, you probably had your parents bugging you not to have your cassette player headphones up too loud. For all you younger readers out there, it was probably a CD player. The even younger readers likely had an iPod or other MP3 player. Either way, your paren ...more
There is nothing more irritating than having a nice jam session interrupted by an ad selling B vitamins, and that's exactly what Spotify does to you if you don't pay up. Spotify is a digital music service that gives users access to millions of new and old songs, and unlike Pa ...more
In an attempt to increase advertising revenues, Snapchat introduced Discover back in January of this year, a feature that brought a handful of prominent media partners, such as CNN, ESPN, and Vice to your feed, along with their tailored news stories and videos. The brilliant ...more
You've undoubtedly used your email address to sign up for a chance to win something online or to purchase something on sale. Often, these offers are too enticing to pass up, and you reason that you'll live with the consequences of handing out your information for the chance at ...more
I have the AT&T version of the Galaxy S5, so every time I start my phone I get the pleasure of hearing AT&T's lovely jingle. Actually, that's sarcasm—I absolutely abhor this sound. I haven't had the chance to play around with a Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon variants of this pho ...more
Nobody likes ads, especially when they're tailored to your browsing history like the promoted content posts on Twitter. These deceptive advertisements are injected into your feed, trying to hijack your attention with clickbaity headlines and distracting images. You most certai ...more
I find that little annoyances are always far more irritating than their larger counterparts, especially if there's no obvious way to get rid of them. One of these "little" annoyances on my Samsung Galaxy S4 is actually quite tiny, but it's enough to drive me crazy, and most l ...more
If you use your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 consistently throughout the day, you're more than likely to encounter the low battery warning on occasion—anytime you dip below 15 percent remaining. While the low battery warning may be a convenience for some, it can also be a nuisance fo ...more
HTC thought it best to cover their own ass by placing a red warning whenever you start your device if you've unlocked your bootloader. While it may help them identify a tampered phone, it does not help you in any way. Luckily, XDA member santod040 created a modified HBOOT that ...more
I think most people can agree that advertisements are just annoying. There is only one day out of the entire year when commercials and advertisements are actually welcomed, and that's the Super Bowl. But, since it can't be the Super Bowl every day (if only), those ads that flo ...more
The beauty of free apps is that, well, they're free. But as we all know, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Sometimes these "free" applications are only feature-limited mini versions, or they're so littered with ads that opting to pay for it is the only way to actually en ...more
Unwanted advertising is everywhere. Annoying pop-up ads, overly loud late night commercials, spam...it never ends. And before spam, there was junk mail. Junk mail is even worse because unlike TV commercials and internet ads, it's physical. You can't just delete or ignore it—an ...more
I've been a diehard Chrome user since its inception, and even more so since Android was released. The ability to sync bookmarks, passwords, and web history across all of my devices made the switch a no-brainer, but what really made me fall in love was the amount of extensions ...more
Amazon is running a pre-sale deal on a few unlocked smartphones by BLU and Motorola, which will be released on July 12, 2016. The 8 GB BLU R1 HD is on sale for just $49.99, and the 16 GB version is available for $59.99, for a savings of $50 off either phone. You can also grab ...more
Ads can detract from your mobile browsing experience, especially if they appear out of nowhere as popups or large annoying banners that take up almost all of your screen. If those weren't bad enough, some ads appear as extremely loud videos that can even disrupt others around ...more
Trivia games are among the most entertaining ways to learn factoids and interesting info you may have never known about before. They're also the perfect genre to enjoy with friends and family, as they're particularly great at breaking the ice to make for a more memorable time ...more
You probably already know what you want to do when you grab your phone. More than likely, you're either going to make a call, send a text, or open an app. So why can't you just do that right from your Samsung Galaxy S3's lock screen? Instead of entering in your passcode or pa ...more
Not everything that Facebook does is in the best interest of its users. Just look at past examples such as social ads, facial recognition, and instant personalization. Users were perfectly fine without these, and they still are. And now there's another annoying problem that Fa ...more
YouTube is the third most popular website in the world, after Google and Facebook. Millions of subscriptions happen each day on YouTube, with over 800 million unique users visiting each month. In that timespan, roughly 4 billion hours of video are watched, with 72 hours of vid ...more
You saw our post on the 18 coolest new features of iOS 7, but now that you've had a chance to play around with your updated iPhone, it's time to lock it down. There are a surprising number of new privacy and security-related issues in iOS 7's default settings, from allowing A ...more
New releases of iOS are always pretty exciting. I remember the anticipation buildup of iOS 7 before it was announced at WWDC 2013, as it was expected to be a complete game changer compared to previous versions—and it was. Now, with WWDC 2016 right around the corner—starting o ...more
Rooting. As an Android user, I'm sure you've heard the word once or twice. According to Kaspersky, 7.6% of all Android users root — but for the 92.4% who don't, we wanted to talk to you. Rooting allows you to remove barriers and open Android to a level of unprecedented contro ...more
Single coil pick ups are notorious for being noisy and for having a lot of buzz. One way that you can get rid of the buzz and save yourself from sounding annoying and unprofessional on stage without messing with your volume knob or buying expensive noise gates is putting in co ...more
Want to get rid of annoying stuttering when scrolling in Firefox? This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes' time. For ...more
If you're tired of the Facebook news ticker, get rid of it for good with the Unannoying Facebook extension for Google Chrome or the FB Purity extension for Mozilla Firefox users. Get rid of that annoying status update feed in the top right corner of your Facebook page for good!
If you hear clicking noises or rattles in your headset when you brake, hit bumps, or steer, you may need to tighten your bike's headset. It only takes a minute or two, and will get rid of the annoying clicks.
In this quick clip from Lifehacker, you'll see how you can skip pre-video commercials on YouTube by hitting your web browser's Refresh button. For more information, including a complete demonstration of this simple technique, and to get started annoying skipping pre-roll ads o ...more
Learn how to rid your backyard of annoying bugs without exposing your family to chemicals and toxins.
Fruit flies are the biggest pain in the you know what. They come out of nowhere, swarm in packs and are virtually impossible to get rid of without tearing your kitchen apart. Don't you wish there was a simpler way to rid yourself of these annoying pests? Well, you're in luck! ...more
Ever get annoyed with Windows 7's Desktop Peek feature activating when you don't want it to? Give yourself a bit more time by delaying it with the help of Desktop Peek Tweak. So, check out this tutorial for easy advice on how to get rid of one of a PC's most annoying new feat ...more
If you're a Google Chrome user, you can remove the annoying Facebook news ticker recently implemented on the site with this quick trick. So if you find the news ticker annoying, this how to guide on how to hide it will clean up your Facebook just the way you want.
Using a dish, measuring cups, liquid dish soap, a towel, a lamp, and a spoon, you can get rid of fleas in your home with barely any effort. A well placed flea trap can be the answer to all of those annoying fleas your pet may be bringing inside.
In this 14th video in a series about JAVA game development, "thenewboston" (Bucky Roberts) explains how to redefine your screen to avoid annoying flickering. Flickering in JAVA games often occurs because of time lags as the viewer watches the computer draw a new screen, pixel ...more
Tired of seeing all of those ads in your browser? The flashing ones make for a terrible browsing experience, and those rollover ones are just downright annoying. If you don't want to be bothered by them again, you've got a few choices, depending on what web browser you're usin ...more
Love free streaming music but hate the annoying ads that come with it? There might just be a solution to that. Use this video to learn how to remove the ads from Spotify. Just follow along and set the Proxy to the following: 22.214.171.124 Make sure your firewall is set to ...more
Do you find Pop-up ads annoying? This video will show you how to turn on the pop-up blocker tool in Mozilla Firefox. Feel like you are missing out on the excitement of pop-up ads? You'll also know how to allow them after watching this video.
If you're wary of using Gmail but love the aesthetics of the interface, check out this video guide to learn how to make Mozilla Thunderbird look just like Google Gmail. Don't put up with annoying ads when your email can have the same look without them.
Zynga just added another game to their Zynga with Friends series called Scramble with Friends. If you've ever played Boggle, it's basically the same thing, but is dedicated to playing your buddies just like Words with Friends or Hanging with Friends. Chances are you've alread ...more
Is your pet dragging in those pesky fleas? Are you now suffering from flea bites? This video shows you an all natural remedy on how to get rid of those annoying little parasites. No more spending money on carpet sprays or anti flea shampoos. Look right in your pantry from some ...more
Are you looking to slim down and get fit? Want to get rid of your annoying love handles? Add the woodchopper to your routine and improve your core strength and overall fitness. This video provides a clear demonstration of the proper technique for this rotational exercise using ...more
A friendly woman guides us through ways to remove cooking oil stains from clothes. Equipment needed includes washing liquid, a bowl, a toothbrush and laundry detergent. Quick and easy video will help to get rid of those annoying cooking stains. Remove cooking oil stains from c ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get rid of Japanese beetles. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by filling a bucket with some water and liquid soap. Then simply shake the leaves and catch the beetles in the bucket. Another way to is attach a funn ...more
In this video, we learn how to use Spotify without any ads. First, you will need to download the program from: naspotify. Once you have this installed on your computer, open it up and open up Spotify. Now, when you are on Spotify and you see an ad come up, you just need to pre ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to remove the ads from Spotify. First, you will need a proxy, which you can get from the website: Proxylist. Just simply click on a free proxy once you get to the site, then write down the proxy and port. Next, go to edit, then preferences. After ...more
If you've ever had a check engine light or check oil light stick around, even after you've completed any maintenance, then you might have a problem with a sensor. It can become damaged and will need to be replaced, especially if you want to get rid of any annoying lights. In ...more
Facebook's new Timeline feature has been rolling out gradually since its unveiling in September, but yesterday it finally became available to Facebookers everywhere. It's even available on your mobile device, too. Those who want to upgrade to the radical new profile design can ...more
Here are Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Women's Conference a couple weeks ago. The host of the "Today" show, Matt Lauer, asked both gubernatorial candidates if they were willing to get rid of their negative ads and make positive ones instead. Brown s ...more
This guy shows us how to stop annoying junk mail FOREVER and get rid of his own junk at the same time! Great trick for getting back at snail mail spammers. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Static electricity is annoying and so hard to get rid of out of your clothes. Lucky for you there are ways you can prevent and eliminate static electricity. Learn how to by watching this video.
Having problems with your anti-virus software on Windows? Learn how to remove the fake virus protector Personal Antivirus! Personal Anti-Virus is NOT a legitimate anit-virus software and will use spyware to steal info from your computer. Personal Anti-Virus is hard to get rid ...more
Want to clear the search history from your Google account? Well follow these simple instructions and return your history to the original settings! First log into your Google History Account at google.com/history. Next scroll down and locate "Remove Items" on the left hand side ...more
Just installed the new iOS 5 on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? There's a lot of great features to check out and play around with. After messing around with it on my iPhone 4 for a few minutes, these seven additions caught my attention. Check them out below—and tell us what y ...more
Hello world! I thought it was about time that wonderhowto had its own World of Warcraft community. A place where gamers from all over the real world can come together to discuss the in and outs of the biggest and best MMORPG. Over the next few weeks you will see this world f ...more
I admit, when the new iOS 5 update for Apple devices was coming out, I had iTunes open all morning with my iPhone 4 attached... waiting... waiting... waiting until finally the new version of iOS was available for download. I stopped everything I was doing and quickly initiated ...more
Social network fatigue sets in when it starts to feel impossible to keep up with all that new content from your friends, followers, and acquaintances on a daily basis. You lose track of stuff you wanted to read more about, and you miss important news from your friends, but are ...more
One of the most annoying insects out there would be ants. Not only are they small and tiny, but when you find one you'll more than likely find a great big colony. They're annoying to deal with and when not taken care of, can live inside your home for many years to come. So in ...more
Spotify can be a really great music streaming program, but there's nothing like a loud, annoying ad to ruin your aural zen. With this video, you'll learn how to remove ads from Spotify in just a couple easy steps. When it comes to setting the Proxy, copy and paste the followin ...more