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Rick’s Daily Tech Tips Update for Monday, June 20, 2022
Topics covered in this issue…
• Just for fun: Remember Pac-Man? You can play it right now.
• How (and when) to boot your Android device into ‘Safe Mode’
• 11 ways to fool burglars into thinking you’re always at home
• Did you know ‘TV Dinners’ were invented to fix a colossal mistake?
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Today’s quick tech tip….
Just for fun: Remember Pac-Man? You can play it right now.
Every now and then we can all use a little fun, and if you grew up back in the hey-day of Pac-Man you probably know how much fun it could be.
Well here’s a little (not-so) secret…
If you’re using a laptop or desktop computer you can play Pac-Man right now without downloading and installing anything onto your computer.
What’s more, it only takes a few seconds to get started. Here’s how:
1 – Open your favorite web browser and head over to Google.com.
2 – Type the word pacman into the Google search bar, then press the Enter key. You should now see a Pac-Man game displayed right at the top of the search results.
3 – Click the Play button and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move Pac-Man (the little yellow critter that eats the dots) around the screen.
There you go. An instant Pac-Man game, courtesy of Google.
But wait…that game’s a little small, isn’t it?
Well, here’s an even better way to play:
1 – Just visit FreePacMan.org to play a much larger Pac-Man game that’s a lot easier to play.
2 – Again, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move Pac-Man around the screen.
That’s all there is to it. Enjoy!
The latest from Rick’s Daily Tips Tech Blog…
Safe Mode can really come in handy when you’re trying to track down a glitchy app or fix some other problem you’re having a device. This post explains how to boot your Android phone or tablet into Safe Mode (and when you should do it).
One of the most effective ways to prevent a burglary is to make potential burglars think you’re at home. This post offers several tips for doing just that.
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