Should You Shutdown Your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad at Night?

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Should you shutdown your electronic devices at night? I get this question asked all the time and the answer varies depending on the device and the person. There are times when you would not want to shutdown your computer or smartphone because there is something running in the background. On the other hand, shutting down […]

Show File Extensions and Hidden Files in Windows 10

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Microsoft has learned a few things in the last couple of years and one of those is that it was always a pain to view file extensions and hidden files in previous versions of Windows. You had to go to Folder and search options and check off a few boxes there. Then when you were […]

Create Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 8/10

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Yesterday, I wrote about how you could boot into the system recovery options in Windows using various methods. Two methods involved loading Windows and the other method is when Windows will automatically load the recovery options if it finds that Windows is unable to load properly. This is great, but there will be cases when […]

How to Boot to Windows 8 System Recovery Options

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Windows 8 has drastically redesigned the boot menu to not only look more modern, but also to be a lot easier to use. I have to say they have done a good job. All older versions of Windows used the basic DOS text interface to choose options like Safe Mode or Advanced Boot Options. Most people […]

Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 8

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As with other versions of Windows prior to Windows 8, you can run a program in compatibility mode in order to run older programs that were written for older versions of Windows in Windows 8. In Windows 8, there is also a new tool called the Compatibility Troubleshooter, which walks you through getting an older […]

How to Check Your Hard Drive for Errors

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Do you think your hard drive is about to fail? Can you hear strange clicking sounds coming from your hard drive? Has your computer been randomly freezing and you’re pretty sure you don’t have a virus or other hardware problem? It’s definitely not fun to suspect your hard drive might be failing soon, but it […]

Share Amazon Prime Benefits with Friends and Family

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Amazon Prime is one of those incredibly useful features of Amazon that makes it so easy to keep buying stuff from their site. I realized after using Amazon for years to buy stuff that I would recoup the $99 cost in no time. Of all the stuff that I buy, 80% is ordered online and […]

View Your Google Maps Search History

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I recently discovered something cool about Google Maps that I didn’t know existed. A few weeks back, I had searched for a local restaurant that a friend told me about and now that I had some free time to go check it out, I could not remember the name of the place! Since I didn’t […]

Remotely Access a PC or Mac from a Smartphone or Tablet

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Being able to access the files on your PC or Mac from your smartphone is ultra convenient, as you likely store significantly more files and data on your computer, than you do your phone. Your computer is likely the main hub for your photos, videos, media, business data and more. One of the more popular […]

How to Read and Open POT .PO .MO Extension Files

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Trying to open, view or edit certain file extensions in Windows isn’t always the smoothest process. Windows, by default, supports numerous extensions including all of the MS Office formats. However, there may be some additional steps required to open other file types, such as POT .PO and .MO. POT, .PO and .MO files are common […]