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If Facebook's scandals and congressional hearings have got you questioning whether you should post that meme, maybe it’s time to update some of your privacy settings. We’ll show you how to control who can see your profile and what you post, as well as go over how you can improve your privacy on three of the most popular social media platforms. Facebook Facebook's privacy settings have always been...
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Running a retail business is no easy task. There’s plenty to do and too many things to worry about—especially security. With the convenience of mobile payments and paperless billing, more and more businesses have opted for tablets as their primary medium. Aside from a point-of-sales role,...
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While the focus of virtual reality has largely been on gaming and consumer use, it doesn’t mean that the medium can’t be used for business. Virtual reality has the potential to become a useful tool for training new employees, taking an in-depth look at 3D models, like those for engineering and architecture, and even as an alternative to conference calls. Forget 3D printers and visualize your...
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Laptop designs haven’t changed much from their start; however, with 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid systems, your rectangle, while still the same, can now do a little bit more. There are two types of 2-in-1s: the detachable, which has a removable keyboard, and the convertible that has a screen, which folds up to 360 degress (on select models). Depending on your needs, one might be a better fit, but...
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Do you have any dated desktops or laptops lying around that you haven’t used in a few years? Do you remember how quick and responsive they used to be when you first got them? Now it takes an hour to boot up and opening a new tab feels like you just asked it, “What do you want to eat for dinner?” It may be frustrating and mainly why we replaced them in the first place, but don’t fret, because you...
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There’s nothing like spending some quality time with your friends and family during the holiday season. Laughter fills the hallways and food fills your belly. Presents are given and received. And, of course, pictures are taken. Whether you’re using your smartphone or a DSLR camera, the pictures don’t mean much if you don’t share them with your friends and family. Here are six different ways you...
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Recently, a new wireless vulnerability known as KRACK has been the talk of the town, and its affects are far-reaching. Without getting too technical, KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) allows attackers to access data stored on the devices you have connected to your Wi-Fi network, which means everything with Wi-Fi connectivity is potentially vulnerable. Yes, that includes your smartphone, TV,...
7 months ago
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Dye-sublimation printers, like these from Mitsubishi, offer some unique advantages over the more common inkjet options you may have been using to print your photographs. They offer exceptional speed, great quality with a smudge- and...
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Have you noticed your computer being slower than usual? Before you use this as an excuse to purchase a new laptop (we know it’s tempting), you might want to opt for a more cost-effective approach, which is cleaning out the hard drive (HDD). In a few simple steps, you can analyze and clean out your HDD to free up valuable storage space. Defragging your old HDD and properly formatting newly-...
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When buying a desktop computer, how much thought do you put into its storage capacity? How much do you think you can store, and how long can get by with just a 1TB hard drive? At first, it always seems plenty, but once we start saving photos, videos, movies, games, and more, we find ourselves in a predicament. There’s still so much Internet and life we want to download and keep, but that red bar...
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Whether you’re trading stocks, playing games, or using the computer for everyday tasks, you must have felt the constraints of having only one monitor. There’s nothing wrong with using only one, and you’ve probably earned a degree in “alt-tabbing” by now, but once you get more, there’s no going back. With additional monitors, the gate to more efficient multitasking opens and that’s something we’re...
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Memory cards—like memories—come and go all the time. Most people who shop for memory cards do so for storage, but there are many other reasons to buy a memory card. Here’s a short profile of some memory card shoppers, some recommendations, and even some tips on how to shop smart.
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We spend a lot of our time online browsing Facebook, tweeting Tweets, snapping Snaps, and posting selfies on Instagram. And that’s not all. We also rely on emails, online shopping, banking, and plenty of other services and websites. What this means is that your information is hardly yours anymore. Sure, the sites you visit can claim they’re safe and protected, but how much trust do you place in...
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Data breaches and unsecure networks are serious business. When a gigantic corporation like Yahoo or Home Depot can’t prevent unwarranted access to its data, what hope does a private citizen, armed with a router and a cheap spyware program have to protect their valuable information? Last year, data breaches reached an all-time high. According to the Identity Theft Research Center, data breaches...
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Microsoft made it no secret that it wanted Windows 10 to give you a personalized experience. The company wanted you to get your local weather forecast without keying in your zip code, or have Cortana send an email or text on your behalf via voice input. Unfortunately, this means that Microsoft must collect a great deal of data on how you use your computer. If you’re uncomfortable with that, here...
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