4 Free/Cheaper Rosetta Stone Alternatives

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If you’re trying to learn a new language, you have most likely heard about the popular language learning software Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone comes in a wide variety of different languages, allowing you to learn another language via specialized training software on your computer or mobile device. However, the software is a bit on the […]

Automatically Refresh Web Pages in Your Web Browser

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Are you one of those people that will keep refreshing a webpage in order to be the first to buy something during Black Friday? I know I am! It’s not very often, but there are these crucial times every year when you have to become a page refreshing pro in order to get the best deal. […]

Prevent a Mouse or USB Device from Waking Windows from Sleep Mode

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One of the best power management features in Windows is sleep mode, a convenient way to save power and reduce the wear and tear on your PC hardware while it isn’t being used. Normally, your mouse and keyboard are set by default to wake up Windows from sleep mode. This isn’t a problem for most people, […]

How to Stop an LCD Monitor from Flickering

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Compared to older displays, LCD monitors are an excellent low-cost, low-power solution to our need for a computer display. Unfortunately, some monitor settings can make an LCD screen appear to flicker. A flickering LCD monitor is more than just an annoyance. It can cause eye strain, headaches, and a host of other ailments, especially if […]

How to Subtract Dates in Excel

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If you have an Excel sheet with a lot of dates, chances are you will eventually need to calculate the differences between some of those dates. Maybe you want to see how many months it took you to pay off your debt or how many days it took you to lose a certain amount of […]

Ultimate Guide to Running Windows on a Mac

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Even though I use my Mac as my main working machine for everyday use, I still need Windows occasionally for certain programs or for certain websites that only work in Internet Explorer. Instead of having to use a second computer, it’s much easier to just run Windows on my Mac. In this article, I’m going […]

How to Turn on Private Browsing in Firefox

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All web browsers now have a privacy feature called private browsing that lets you browse websites without your history being tracked locally on your computer. I’ve already written about how to enable private browsing on IE 11 and Microsoft Edge and in this article we’ll talk about Firefox. Note that in Firefox, private browsing works […]

Troubleshoot Windows 10 Does Not Go to Sleep

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I’ve already written about how to fix issues with Windows 7 not going to sleep and Windows 8 not going to sleep, but I haven’t talked about sleep issues in Windows 10. Due to the wide number of machines and huge variety of hardware that Windows can run on, every single version of Windows will […]

External Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows or OS X?

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Mac or Windows computer not recognizing your external hard drive or flash drive? This is a common problem, especially when connecting hard drives between Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It can also happen on a single system where it was working just fine for a long time and then suddenly stops being recognized by the operating […]

How to Color Splash Photos on iOS, Android and PC

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The color splash effect is a cool photo effect where a picture is first converted to black and white, then color is added back to certain parts of the image. This works really well in images with a lot of bright color because it looks much more dramatic when the rest of the image is […]