What is Hyperthreading and Why Should You Care?

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Let’s say you’re looking at buying a new processor and suddenly you have to decide between two products that are both just about the same on paper, but one of them has a feature called hyperthreading and the other doesn’t. Clearly hyperthreading is a good thing because you have to pay extra for it, but […]

The 12 Best Bookmarklets Every Browser Should Have

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Bookmarklets are small pieces of JavaScript that run in your web browser. They appear to be bookmarks/favorites, and are just as clickable, but instead of opening a webpage when selected, they execute the JavaScript code they’re programmed to run. JavaScript snippets like you’ll see below expand the functionality of your browser without requiring any additional […]

How To Use a Public Computer Safely

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In the bad old days, before everyone had a small supercomputer in their pockets, the only way for many people to get internet access was through an internet cafe. You’d show up, pay a few dollars and then get a computer all to yourself for a set amount of time. These days, the use of […]

Use Excel Mobile’s New “Insert Data From Picture” Function

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Microsoft have been doing a lot of work when it comes to their mobile Office applications. What started out as apps that basically only worked as document viewers now feel like the real thing. If you have an Office 365 subscription, then the mobile version of Word or Excel unlocks onto real productivity powerhouses. Microsoft […]

Start PS4 Game Downloads Remotely From a Browser

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This console generation has certainly tipped in favor of Sony and the PS4. While the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation ended up as a close-run thing, this time it’s not even a competition. However, the Playstation Store App is still a little awkward to use on the PS4 itself. It can be sluggish, unintuitive to […]

The Best Snapchat Privacy Tips

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Snapchat is hugely popular. Its prevalence means that if you’re not careful, you’re bound to get Snaps from random people, invites from folks you don’t know, chat requests, users spamming you to increase their Snapchat score, and maybe even the occasional call. That is, unless you protect your privacy on Snapchat. There are several settings […]

How To Use Voice Dictation In Google Docs

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Since the late 90s, it has been possible to type text documents on your computer using nothing but your voice. Who can forget the fanfare of Dragon Naturally Speaking’s release in 1997? With just a microphone, you could talk at your PC and it would do its best to recognize and write down what you […]

5 Great App Docks For Windows 10

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There’s always been a rivalry between Apple’s MacOS and Microsoft Windows. Over the years MacOS has held the reputation for the most user-friendly interface, with Windows considered the more utilitarian system. Modern Windows has come a long way from those early days and really is on par now with what Apple has to offer. However, […]

How to Block Camera and Mic Access in Every Major Browser

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Every web browser needs specific permissions enabled to allow the program to access your microphone and webcam. You can deny access to your mic and camera to prevent your browser from listening or watching you. Each internet browser does this a little differently, but they all provide you with the necessary tools to stop websites […]

6 Tools You Can Use to Make Your Own Games

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As a form of entertainment, video games are set to overtake both film and music combined as the world’s favorite pastime. These days everyone’s a gamer. Whether they only play the odd casual mobile game or spend hundreds of hours in hardcore AAA gaming experiences. The video game titles that get the most publicity are […]