Roku Customers Can Get 30 Days of Free Premium Content Right Now

We’re all spending a lot more time at home right now. If you’ve started to run out of things to watch, Roku is offering 30-day free trials of a number of different channels including Showtime, Epix, and Smithsonian.

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Source: LifeHacker – Roku Customers Can Get 30 Days of Free Premium Content Right Now

You Can Access Fender's Online Guitar Lessons For Free Right Now

If you’re using your time physical distancing to learn guitar, Fender is offering free guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons to the first 500,000 people to sign up for Fender Play. It’s a free trial, but you don’t have to handle over any payment details to get access, so you won’t run the risk of getting charged if you…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Can Access Fender’s Online Guitar Lessons For Free Right Now

You Don't Need to Sanitize Your Groceries

Even if you’re following advice to stay home as much as you can, we all have to get food somehow, which means regular grocery trips or deliveries. If the idea of letting packages of food from The Outside into your home is nerve-wracking, it’s important to remember that while the risk of picking up the coronavirus from…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Don’t Need to Sanitize Your Groceries

How Do I Access My Work Passwords From My Home Devices?

What a week we’ve had! It feels like it’s still Monday, but maybe that’s just me. We’ve helped figure out cable modems and ISP speeds; how to set up your work laptop with your monitor at home; talked about why your work laptop stinks at wireless networking; and helped troubleshoot the ever-vexing “now my primary…

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Source: LifeHacker – How Do I Access My Work Passwords From My Home Devices?

Call This Hotline for Coronavirus Questions Instead of 911

Emergency dispatchers are overwhelmed with calls right now. Between coronavirus patients and a variety of “regular” emergencies, call volumes are breaking records. New York City, for instance, reported receiving 6,500 medical emergency calls in a single day—the highest since 2001.

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Source: LifeHacker – Call This Hotline for Coronavirus Questions Instead of 911

Use Plex for Three Months of Live TV Streaming

Right now, all Plex users are eligible to receive three months of free, live TV streaming while they wait out COVID-19. This is a pretty sweet upgrade for free users, since live TV is normally locked behind the premium Plex Pass. But there are a few catches.

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Source: LifeHacker – Use Plex for Three Months of Live TV Streaming

All Your Coronavirus Relief Check Questions, Answered

When the Senate passed a gigantic coronavirus economic relief bill that includes checks of up to $1,200 for many Americans, a lot of people reacted like it was a done deal. But even though the House of Representatives approved it today, the bill isn’t a law yet, and it might be a while until you get your “recovery…

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Source: LifeHacker – All Your Coronavirus Relief Check Questions, Answered

You Need to Lock Down Your Router's Remote Management Options

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: Unless you’re using a mesh router setup, which typically ties its configuration to an easy-to-use app and/or service, there’s no need for you to enable remote management on your router. The setting sounds great on paper—who wouldn’t want to access their router’s…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Need to Lock Down Your Router’s Remote Management Options

If Your Kids Have Coronavirus Questions, The NYT's Science Reporter Has Answers

Watching the world shut down around us has been hard on everyone in lots of ways. But parents of young children have the additional challenge of trying to explain what is happening in a way that little kids can understand—without also causing them to feel fear or anxiety. Luckily, the New York Times’ podcast is here…

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Source: LifeHacker – If Your Kids Have Coronavirus Questions, The NYT’s Science Reporter Has Answers

No, You Can't 'Just Visit' a Friend

Do not go to your friend’s house this week. Please. Not even if you and your friends are all young and healthy, not even if it’s “just one friend,” not even if “it’s OK if I get sick, that’s a chance I’m willing to take,” not even if “we’ll be careful and wash our hands, promise!”

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Source: LifeHacker – No, You Can’t ‘Just Visit’ a Friend

How to 'Co-Watch' Instagram With Your Friends in a Video Chat

Since we’re all living in a video-chat world nowadays, Instagram has rolled out a new feature that makes it easy for you, and those you’re conferencing with on the service, to enjoy the best and worst of the social site together. Without breaking your video call, you’ll all be able to watch the same videos at the same…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to ‘Co-Watch’ Instagram With Your Friends in a Video Chat

You Can Get a Refurbished iPhone for $119 Today

The online reseller Woot tends to hold generous sales on refurbished Apple devices, but today’s deal on refurbished iPhone 7, 8, XR, SX, and XS Max devices might be one of the best you’ll see for a while. Almost all of the available devices are on sale for hundreds of dollars cheaper than you’d pay if you bought…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Can Get a Refurbished iPhone for 9 Today