How to Calibrate Your Monitor in Windows and OS X

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Most people don’t ever really bother calibrating their monitors because everything looks fine when they first set it up and so they just stick with that. I’ve also done this myself many times, but recently, I tried calibrating my monitor and found that it looked much better than what I had been used to. Windows […]

How to Create and Mount a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows

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In Windows 7, Microsoft introduced a new way to backup your computer called Backup and Restore. Basically, it let you backup all your data to another location and gave you the option to create a system image also. If you chose to create the system image file, you would end up with a large VHD […]

How to Share an Internet Connection with Other Computers

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Looking for a quick way to share your Internet connection with others around you? These days, this is only useful in a handful of situations. I’ve personally only used a shared Internet connection when in a car with a friend who had a laptop tethered to his smartphone. My iPad was Wi-Fi only, so I […]

Convert a Windows PC into a Virtual Machine using Hyper-V

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A great way to save yourself from viruses, malware and spyware is to use a virtual machine to browse the Internet instead of your regular Windows PC. So what is a virtual machine? It’s basically a full copy of Windows that runs inside another copy of Windows called the host. The virtual version of Windows […]

How to Setup Dual Monitors in Windows

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Setting up dual monitors used to be an expensive and complicated task back in the days, but thanks to cheap graphics cards and cheap monitors, pretty much any modern computer can support dual monitors nowadays. In addition, the latest versions of Windows support a lot of features natively that you previously could only get using […]

Customize Taskbar, Notification Area and Action Center in Windows 10

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In Windows 10, there is a new icon in the notification area of the taskbar called Action Center, which basically fixes the problems with notifications in Windows 8. Action Center stores all the notifications from the operating system and from your installed apps. It also has action buttons that allow you to perform certain tasks quickly […]

Does Your Windows Computer Display Turn Off Every 15 Minutes?

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A recent issue I’ve seen on a few Windows 7 machines has been the display turning off after only 15 minutes, even though I set the Turn off the Display option to Never. Weird! You’re probably reading this because you’ve tried changing the power plan settings to Never for everything and your monitor still turns […]

Guide to Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7, 8, 10

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The Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7, 8 and 10 is one of the more important and useful Control Panel apps that lets you see information about your network and lets you make changes that can affect how you access resources on the network. Unfortunately, most people never mess around with network settings because […]

How to Watch TV on Your iPhone or Android Device

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Looking to catch up on the latest news, sports, and entertainment on your iPhone? What better way than to watch TV on your iPhone! When I say watch TV, I mean either watching prerecorded shows or watching live TV. There are a whole slew of ways you can get content on your iPhone these days […]

How to Find a Wireless Access Point IP Address

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Ever had to figure out the IP address of your or someone else’s wireless network so that you could change its settings? Most people setup their wireless networks right out of the box without any configuration and therefore have no idea what the IP address is. However, these days you need to login and at […]