Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

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windows 10 lock screen

I’ve been using Windows 10 for over 6 months now and it’s way better than Windows 8. I use it on my main computer and have been fairly happy with it overall. Just having the Start Menu back was probably the best thing Microsoft did. Nowadays, I’m trying to become more of a power user, […]

How to Assign a Static IP Address in Windows and OS X

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ip address

By default, most computers and devices on the network get their IP addresses via DHCP. DHCP is basically a system whereby a host, like a router or server, gives out IP addresses to devices so that they can communicate with the host and with each other over the network. Each device on the network has […]

Download All Pictures and Videos from Google Photos

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creating archive

Looking for a quick and easy way to download all your pictures and videos from Google Photos? Maybe you want to create a backup locally or want to create a personal movie and need all the content locally stored for editing purposes? Whatever the case, there’s a simple way to get all your content downloaded […]

Access BIOS & Change Boot Order for Any Version of Windows

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boot up bios

So you need to change the boot order on your Windows machine so that you can boot from USB in order to run an offline virus scanner? Or maybe you need to change the boot sequence so that you can boot from a Windows DVD to run a system repair? Whatever the reason for changing […]

MacBook vs MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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mac laptops

Considering buying a MacBook over a Windows laptop, but not sure which one to get or when? Well, even though you have only a handful of choices when it comes to Macs compared to the plethora of Windows options, it’s still not necessarily an easy decision, especially considering you have to shell out a lot […]

41 Essential Skills for Windows Users

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windows 10 laptop

Recently upgraded to Windows 10? Or still using the all-time favorite Windows 7 on your PC? Whichever version of Windows you are using, there are certain tasks every Windows user should know how to do. The tasks range from knowing how to restart your computer in safe mode to being able to change the name […]

The Best Utilities to Customize Windows 10

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new desktop

By itself, Windows 10 doesn’t look so bad. It’s got a modern interface where everything is mostly flat and colorful. The Start Menu is a mix of Windows 7 and Windows 8. The taskbar is simple and straight-forward. The desktop consists of your icons and a wallpaper. For most people, the default settings are just […]

Monitor Hidden Website and Internet Connections

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resource monitor processes

You can be pretty sure that your computer is connected to the server hosting my website as you read this article, but in addition to the obvious connections to the sites open in your web browser, your computer may be connecting to a whole host of other servers that are not visible. Most of the […]

How to Copy/Transfer Files to iPad

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icloud drive app

Even though I love using my iPad, mostly for watching videos, I still find the process of transferring files to the iPad quite unintuitive. Firstly, Apple is so picky about the format for everything and they don’t even have an official tool for converting your files to iPad format. Instead, you have to convert everything […]

Setup an Additional Phone Number on an Android Smartphone or iPhone

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burner app

If you currently use your main phone number for everything under the sun, you might have noticed that those annoying telemarketing calls have started appearing on your cell phone. If you have a home phone, you will be bombarded with marketing calls no matter what, but cell phones have been mostly immune to this problem until […]