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Why Installing Software Slows Down Your PC

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Learn Photo Editing in Photoshop: Get the Basics Down in 1 Hour

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The Complete Guide to Setting Up Multiple Displays in Windows 10

When it comes to desktop PCs, one thing is for certain: two screens are better than one. That’s especially true for the tech expert who has to …

How to Remove Google Accounts From Your Phone and Reclaim Privacy

Added your Google account to your phone and don’t want it anymore? Maybe you’ve started using a different account, never use the account anymore, or …

5 Free Digital Whiteboard Alternatives to Google and Microsoft’s Whiteboard Apps

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The 5 Best VPN Routers

Everyone should be using a VPN by now. The news is consistently awash with articles detailing the abject destruction of your privacy. And once gone, …

10 Exciting iPhone Education Apps for Kids

In a little more than a decade, the combination of the iPhone and apps have transformed so many parts of our lives. From social networks and …

The 12 Best Period Dramas to Watch on Netflix

American audiences love a good period drama, especially those set in olde worlde England. The most recent example of this genre is Downton Abbey, …

5 Types of Mobile Apps You Should Stop Installing

With millions of apps available on smartphones, it’s no surprise that not all of them are beneficial. Indeed, many mobile apps exist solely to attack …

4 Popular Podcast Apps Compared: Which Is Best for You?

Picking a podcast app is serious business. With a ton of options available offering loads of features, it can be a hard choice to make.There are …

How to Recover a Lost Partition in Windows

We’ve all experienced that feeling of dread when an important file or folder isn’t where you expect it to be. Normally, the problems are caused by …

The 10 Best Open-Source Web Browsers

We all know about the best mainstream web browsers. The usual suspects—Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.—will always be in the conversation.<b>But what about</b> …

How to Make Windows Speak the Time Out Loud Every Hour

It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re working at your computer. Using time-tracking apps can help you figure out where the hours went, but for …

20 Free Resume Templates for Word That’ll Help You Land a Job

An impressive resume can be the difference between landing your dream job and someone else getting it instead of you. The details you include on your …

How to Install Windows Programs and Games on Chromebooks

Now that all new Chromebooks run Android apps, let’s turn our gaze to running PC programs. And with a new app called CrossOver for Chrome OS, you can …

5 Google News Alternatives That’ll Change How You Read News

The news is more broken than ever before. It’s difficult to believe what you read from news sites, and you know you can’t trust social media. The …

5 New Privacy Protecting Apps You Should Install Immediately

It is harder than ever to figure out which companies are collecting and selling your data. To counter this assault on your privacy, you need to …

10 Simple Design Rules to Make Word Documents Look Professional and Beautiful

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It’s Time to Stop Using SMS and 2FA Apps for Two-Factor Authentication

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How to Add a Brightness Slider to the Taskbar in Windows 10

While Windows 10 provides quick methods to adjust almost every common setting, there’s no quick way to adjust screen brightness unless you have …

How to Save Adobe Illustrator Files in Other Formats: JPEG, PNG, SVG, Etc.

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What Are Decentralized Apps and What Can They Do?

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10 Useful Telegram Features You Should Be Using

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8 Ways Linux Is Taking Over the World

Linux doesn’t only run on home computers. You will also find it in some much more exciting pieces of kit. It’s particularly common where the …

Why Smartphone Batteries Explode and How to Prevent It

Yes, that little smartphone you keep in your pocket has the potential to burst—and it’s not limited to exploding Samsung batteries. A lithium-ion …

3 Blockchain Credit Agencies Changing Our Relationship With Money

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How to Use Time Machine to Back Up Your Mac

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Apeman M4 Mini DLP Projector: Stylish, Compact and Easy to Use

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How to Convert CDs, Cassettes, and MiniDiscs to MP3

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