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How to Determine if BIOS Update is Needed

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Do you need to update the BIOS on your computer? Probably not, but in this article I’ll walk you through the process of determining whether or not there is an update for your BIOS or UEFI firmware and whether or not you need to install it. Just because there is an update for your BIOS […]

How to Specify a Starting Point for YouTube Videos

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Have you ever wanted to share a YouTube video with someone, but wished it did not have to start at the very beginning? For example, if you want someone to see something that happens 6 minutes and 23 seconds into the video, you either have to let them watch it from the beginning or tell them […]

How to Make a Desktop or Laptop Act Like a Router

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Looking for a way to convert your laptop or desktop into a wireless router? You may find yourself in a situation where there isn’t a wireless router around for everyone to connect to. If only one computer is connected to a cable or DSL modem, you can convert that computer into a router or wireless router, […]

What is a Checksum and How to Calculate a Checksum

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Are you wondering what a checksum is? You may have noticed that when you download files from certain websites, they have a very long string of numbers and letters called a checksum or MD5 checksum or SHA-1, etc. These really long strings basically act as fingerprints for that particular file, whether it be an EXE, […]

How to Move Your Mouse Cursor without a Mouse

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Recently I wrote an article on how to right-click using your keyboard and many people found it useful. However, I kept getting more questions asking me how they could control the mouse cursor using the keyboard. If your touchpad dies on your laptop or your mouse stops working on your desktop, it’s worth knowing how to […]

Best Free Public DNS Servers

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Looking to switch from your ISP DNS to another provider? I was surprised to find out that using a free public DNS server from a reputable company was far better than using my local ISP DNS, especially when travelling in foreign countries. I was recently in India and was getting very frustrated with the constant […]

10 Best Programs to Replace Notepad

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Notepad is one of my favorite programs in Windows and that’s why Microsoft has always included it in every version of Windows shipped since Windows 1.0, which was almost 30 years ago. Not only does it have a long history, but it also has maintained its clean and simple interface. Notepad is a simple text […]

How to Use MSCONFIG in Windows

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Windows has all sorts of hidden little utilities that let you configure and modify system settings not normally visible in areas like the Control Panel. One of my favorite tools that has been around since Windows 98 is MSCONFIG. It basically stands for Microsoft System Configuration and is obviously used to configure various settings. In […]

How to Boost and Increase Your Internet Speed

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Looking for a way to increase your Internet speed without upgrading your ISP Internet plan? Well, Internet speed can depend on a several factors, both internal to the network and external. Starting from the operating system, you have the network card, network cable, wireless router, broadband modem, and possibly other devices before you even get […]

How to Find Out Who Owns a Website or Domain

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know who owned a certain website? Previously, I wrote about how you can find out who is hosting a website, but that only tells you where the server is located. If you want to verify the owner of a domain name or see when one expires (so that you can purchase […]