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Mac vs. PC Pros and Cons List

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Can’t decide if you should buy a Mac or PC? It’s a tough decision because both platforms have different advantages and disadvantages. It really also depends a lot on external factors like what other devices you own and what kind of software you use. For example, if you own an Xbox One, a Windows Phone, […]

Hide One Friend From Another on Facebook

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On Facebook, once you friend someone, they normally can see all of your friends by default. This is not very helpful if you want to friend someone, but don’t want that friend to know about another friend that you may have. Maybe you’re friends with two people who were together, but are now split up and hate each […]

USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0 vs. eSATA vs. Thunderbolt vs. Firewire vs. Ethernet Speed

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Your desktop or laptop computer has a wide variety of ports and connection types, but what are they all for and how do they differ? USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, Thunderbolt, Firewire, and Ethernet are some of the technologies that are built into many of the computers sold today. So, what’s the fastest connection type? What […]

Edit the Windows Hosts File to Block or Redirect Websites

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The Windows Hosts file is a file that Windows uses to control and map IP addresses. By editing the Hosts file, Windows can be customized to block or redirect specific websites and even protocols that are used by programs and applications. To get started editing the Windows Hosts file, you first need to locate it. […]

Top Ways to Boost WiFi Signals & Improve Performance

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Equipped with a wireless router from your ISP, most WiFi networks are usually fairly efficient. For at-home setups, a quality router will usually be more than enough to run a decent network. After all, even your close neighbors can normally see your wireless network. Of course, there are some exceptions. If you live in a very […]

How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Windows 7, 8, & 10

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Are you still using the WiFi password that is written on the back of the router your ISP gave you? If so, it’s probably some really long combination of letters, numbers and symbols that you can never remember. Most people try to write the password down somewhere or simply check on the router every time […]

How to View Mac Files on a Windows PC

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Even though OS X can read Windows formatted hard drives just fine, the opposite is still not true, even with Windows 10. Granted, OS X can’t write to a Windows formatted disk, but at least it can read the contents of the drive and you can copy the data to your Mac computer. Windows has absolutely […]

How to Switch or Transfer Data to a New iPhone

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Pretty much every spring Apple releases a new version of the iPhone and that means it’s time for everyone to decide if they can spare enough money for the latest model. If you have stuck with Apple over the years, you’ve probably upgraded your phone at least 2 or 3 times, even with those two […]

How to Fix Upside Down Videos

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Ever record a video with your smartphone, then play it on your computer and find that the video is upside down or 90 degrees off? I’ve had that happen on several occasions and I ended up having to manually fix the videos using various third party software. In this post, I’m going to talk about two […]

How to Make Audio Files Louder

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Low volume audio files can be close to useless and also very frustrating, especially if you can’t rerecord the original audio. Whether it be an MP3 song that you are trying to listen to on your laptop or a recorded audio file that isn’t quite loud enough, increasing the volume on nearly any audio file […]