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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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Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. It’s also a great for networking with new coworkers and people you’ve just met. However, you should always control who can see your profile and what you post. We’ll go over how you can improve your privacy on three of the most popular social media platforms. Facebook Facebook’s privacy settings can be a bit confusing....
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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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There are many reasons you may want to clear your browsing history, not all of which are X-rated (reminder: this is a family-friendly website). Maybe your browser keeps bringing up the URLs of old websites you no longer visit (sorry, MySpace). Or maybe your browser keeps auto-filling your old address instead of your current one into the shipping-address section. Sometimes, it’s good to start from...
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Springtime is all about cleaning and, while you’re busy folding clothes, organizing drawers, and dusting shelves, your computer sits there quietly collecting even more dust. It’s easy to overlook cleaning your PC, but you shouldn’t put it off for too long. If left alone, a computer will slowly build up dust, which can impede airflow, resulting in higher temperatures and possibly hardware failure...
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Spring is here, and if you haven’t done your yearly cleaning yet, we can help you out. Read through our article below on how to get started compiling all your data. What we didn’t cover last year though, were physical documents such as pictures, contracts, love letters, and so on. For most users, a smartphone is enough. Place your document on a table with ample lighting and take a top-down...
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Back in high school, I was sitting in the computer lab and looked over to see a classmate on a Santa-themed shopping website. I asked him what, exactly, he was doing there, and he waved me over. In a random fill-in box about halfway down the page, he put in a URL that was blocked by the school’s filtering system. Suddenly, the shopping site disappeared, replaced by the blocked page. Thus, I was...
6 months ago
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After watching countless gaming tournaments and matches, it still amazes me how good some of these players are at their respective games. They dedicate their lives, spending hours and hours honing their abilities, sharpening their senses, eating Doritos and drinking Mountain Dew. Jokes aside, these pros spend as much time playing games as you and I do at work, if not more. So, how exactly do they...
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Building your own computer is like piecing together Lego bricks. If you're a fan of doing it yourself, then you should have an easy time following our quick guide to get it up and running. Check your inventory and make sure you have everything because we're about to get started. Please note that the instructions for assembling a PC aren’t written in stone. Instead, here are our recommended steps...
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Once you start gaming, you’ll realize there’s a lot of jargon, slang, and acronyms floating around that you may have never heard before. You may wonder, are these actual words? Are they speaking Orcish or some other fantasy nerd language? Instead of widely known and easily digestible phrases like “Idk my bff Jill,” you’ll be tasked with deciphering sayings like “DL addons like HealBot and ElvUI...

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