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How to Fix Google Chrome Sign Out and Sync Bugs in Windows 10

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The Windows 10 May 2020 update made using Chrome a lot more difficult for some users—myself included. For months, people have reported unwanted sign-outs from their Google account while using Chrome on Windows 10, as well as syncing issues between their mobile device and a PC caused by deleted cookies.

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Google and Microsoft are both aware of the bugs, but there’s no official fix yet. Luckily, there are a couple of workarounds that might help you handle both. Neither is guaranteed to work, but I was able to successfully fix the Chrome issues on my desktop, and other users are reporting similar positive results.

The first fix comes from a forum post originally reported by TechDows. It involves looking up and deleting tasks from Windows 10’s Task Scheduler to stop your PC from logging out of Chrome and deleting your cookies:

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  1. Type “PowerShell” into the Windows Start Menu search bar.
  2. Right-click PowerShell in the search results and select “Run as an administrator.”
  3. Type or paste the following command in Powershell, then press the Enter key to run it. (If this doesn’t work, try copying and pasting it directly from TechDows’ site.): Get-ScheduledTask | foreach { If (([xml](Export-ScheduledTask -TaskName $_.TaskName -TaskPath $_.TaskPath)).GetElementsByTagName(“LogonType”).'#text' -eq "S4U") { $_.TaskName } }
  4. Take note of any tasks listed in PowerShell after you run the command. (If no tasks are listed, drop down to the next set of steps below to try another workaround instead).
  5. Next, open Task Scheduler by searching for “Task Scheduler” from the Start Menu.
  6. In the Task Scheduler window, look for the tasks that were listed in PowerShell.
  7. Click to highlight the task, then Right-click and select “Delete.” Repeat for all the tasks that were listed after the PowerShell command.

The Task Scheduler fix worked for me, and it should work for you. If it doesn’t, there’s an older workaround that might help:

  1. Type “Event Viewer” in the Start Menu search bar and click “Event Viewer” to run the app
  2. Go to Windows Logs > Applications and Services > Microsoft > Windows > Crypto-DPAPI > Operational
  3. If you see any errors listed, then close all Chrome browser windows.
  4. Press Windows Key + L to lock your PC.
  5. Unlock your PC then load Chrome.

If this doesn’t work either, or you don’t see any errors in the log, the next step is to try uninstalling the May 2020 update, a task we walk you through in this guide.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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Apple will replace AirPods Pro for free with faulty noise cancellation, static or crackling

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Today, exactly one year after Apple first launched the AirPods Pro — and thus the same day the very first AirPods Pro owners will see their one-year warranties expire — Apple has launched a repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for another whole year if your AirPods Pro experience issues with noise cancellation or static.

Specifically, Apple will fix:

Crackling or static sounds that increase in loud environments, with exercise or while talking on the phone

Active Noise Cancellation not working as expected, such as a loss of bass sound, or an increase in background sounds, such as street or airplane noise

Apple says only a “small percentage of AirPods Pro” are affected by the issues, but it apparently wasn’t just an early batch — Apple says affected units were manufactured “before October 2020,” meaning every AirPods Pro ever made might be eligible. That’s quite a recall if so. Apple says it will repair faulty AirPods Pro for two years after you first buy them.

We’ve heard complaints about degraded noise cancellation before, and at least one Verge editor has replaced their AirPods Pro under warranty. It’s nice to hear that Apple isn’t just cutting buyers off as soon as that warranty expires.

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This 55″ 4K TCL Smart TV Hangs on Your Wall for $200

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TCL 55″ S434 4K Smart TV | $200 | Best Buy

Best Buy has an insane deal going for a brand new 55″ 4K TCL smart TV. It’s the S434, which is pretty baseline for TCL’s lineup, but at just $200, there’s little to complain about. TCL’s panels are plenty sharp and accurate, and with this set, you’ll get HDR10 compliance for enhanced color and brightness in supported games and video content. This model has Android TV onboard for all your app needs, and with an included voice remote, all your favorite content is just a shout away with the help of Google Assistant.

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