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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...
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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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The phrase “SD card” is one that tends to be used, in a general sense, to describe SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards. However, there are differences between these cards, so what are they? Which card is best for you, your camera, and your style of shooting? Or, maybe you’re just looking to expand the storage of your smartphone or tablet. To help simplify some of these questions, we decided it would be a...
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When Apple rolled out its Late 2016 13.3" and 15.4" MacBook Pro update, one of its most eyebrow-raising features was the Touch Bar. Simply put, the Touch Bar is a multi-touch Retina...
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It’s been two and a half years since Sony unveiled Project Morpheus to the world. Now rebranded as PlayStation VR, the headset recently landed on store shelves, and it is, in every sense of the word, a game changer. We’ve got our hands on one and have spent the last couple of weeks playing around with it. And we imagine that there are a lot of people still on the fence who might have some...
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It has been two and a half years since Sony unveiled Project Morpheus to the world. Now rebranded as PlayStation VR, the headset recently landed on store shelves, and it is—in every sense of the word—a game changer. We’ve got our hands on one and have spent the last couple of weeks playing around with it. And we imagine that there are a lot of people still on the fence who might have some...
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When Apple redesigned the Mac Pro in 2013, the architecture of its internal components was reorganized to maximize performance and minimize heat via a unified thermal core. What resulted was a streamlined system that was leaner, lighter, and quieter. While users are now able to engage in more advanced tasks, such as 4K video editing and intensive RAW photo processing, one thing missing was the...
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In writing about various computer products, the question of storage is always at the top of one’s mind. Does this laptop, smartphone, tablet, or desktop PC have enough storage? Basically, it boils down to how much storage is enough and, inevitably, how do I get even more storage? Among the aforementioned products, another series of products, which are computers in their own right and also rely...
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Things change so quickly in the tech space that even professionals sometimes find themselves stymied by the incessant and confusing terminology surrounding certain protocols. I remember the days of 8-track tapes, but I also remember when tapes were surpassed by CDs, and CDs were surpassed by MP3s, and now how MP3s are being taken over by streaming music sources. Thinking back on those days, I was...

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