Microsoft needs your help to shape the future of its Office suite of products. Five new default fonts are in the works for Microsoft 365 — which covers Word, Excel, and PowerPoint — and Microsoft is seeking out feedback for which one is best. The five new potential default font families are now available as a download for testing and have various themes. The list includes fonts with the unique names of Tenorite, Bierstadt, Skeena, Seaford, and Grandview. There’s a separate artist behind each one, and the designs span different geometric, human, and industrial shapes, according to Microsoft. “In typeface design, the space and shapes between letters is just as critical as the letter shapes themselves,” said the Microsoft design team. The first of the fonts, going by the name Tenorite, resembles a modern sans-serif look but is a bit warmer and inspired by Trade Gothic, according to designers Erin McLaughlin and Wei Huang. The second font, Bierstadt, is also inspired by … [Read more...] about Microsoft is phasing out the default Office font. Here’s what could replace it
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Data storage is cheaper per gigabyte than ever, so if you’re not too keen on trusting your digital goodies to an online cloud storage service (which is just someone else’s computer, if we’re being honest), then an external hard drive is what you need. Today’s external HDDs are speedy, reliable, and come in pretty much all shapes and sizes, from large desktop RAID arrays to pocket-sized portable SSDs. Whatever you’re looking for, though, we’ve got it right here in this complete roundup of the best cheap external hard drive deals of the month: Today’s best external hard drive deals PNY Elite 480GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD — $65 , was $158 LaCie Rugged Mini 1TB Portable External Hard Drive — $70 , was $80 SanDisk Extreme 500GB Portable SSD — $90 , was $150 Western Digital Elements 4TB External Hard Drive — $90 , was $100 Western Digital Easystore 4TB External Portable Hard Drive — $90 , was $150 Seagate One Touch 4TB Portable External Hard Drive … [Read more...] about Best cheap external hard drive deals for April 2021
In 2017, something miraculous happened: Almost every major carrier in the United States announced revamped, tweaked, or entirely new unlimited data plans. Since then, a number of things have changed. Sprint was bought by T-Mobile, and all the major carriers have rolled out their own versions of 5G, to name but a few. But that doesn’t mean they’ve brought all their plans together, and having “unlimited” data doesn’t mean all the plans are equal. Beyond subtle (and not-so-subtle) variations in pricing, there’s fine print to consider. Some plans slow the download speeds of subscribers who exceed a data limit. Others impose caps on certain forms of traffic. Others omit basic benefits like tethering. Thankfully, you don’t have to wade through all the offers. We’ve broken down each of the major four carriers’ best unlimited data plans to see which offers the most bang for your buck. Is an unlimited data plan not for you? We’ve also got guides to the best individual plans and the … [Read more...] about The best unlimited data plans for 2021
Amazon Prime Day 2021 isn’t set to arrive until June, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start embracing what we expect to be the retailer’s most exciting event to date with a little bit of harmless speculation. For starters, it’s safe to assume that Prime Day 2021 will see more discounts than ever before. How do we know? Because each Prime Day is bigger and better than the last — duh! So, Prime Day 2021. What’s it about? Well, it’s far too early to say with absolute certainty what we’ll see. Heck, we don’t even know for certain when it will be (though we have a pretty good idea — more on that in a bit). One thing is almost for certain, though: While Amazon will be at the heart of Prime Day 2021, other retailers will also be throwing their hats into the ring. What happened on Prime Day 2020? Before we can look forward to Prime Day 2021, we first need to look back to Prime Day 2020 — an anomaly in the history of the event. Amazon was left with no choice but to reschedule the … [Read more...] about Prime Day Deals 2021: When is it, and what can we expect?
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) ports aren’t nearly as common as they once were, but they can still be found on older displays, GPUs, and A/V equipment. If you have an older device that does have a DVI port, though, they’re still perfectly usable, as long as you have the necessary cables. If you’re working with a DVI connection, you need to make sure you have the right model for the job — especially if you need an adapter for a different port on the other end. Here are the best choices for a variety of DVI-related circumstances! Note: There are a couple of different DVI port types, denoted by the number of pins in the connector, i.e. “24+1” and “24+5.” This shows both if the connection is dual-link or single link, and if the connection is DVI-A (analog with fewer pins), DVI-D (digital with more pins), or DVI-I (integrated, supporting both analog and digital with the most pins). Make sure you are getting the right type of cable for your connection, or a cable that supports both, before … [Read more...] about The best DVI cables for 2021