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Your Life Before Computers

Your Life Before Computers

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some people say computers enhance our lives, and some will adamantly explain to you in a ten-thousand page handwritten manifesto just how computers have ruined family, communities and the gosh-darn entire planet. Those digital nay-sayers are just barely old enough to have missed the technological explosion, yet still young enough not to look like an […]

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Tips For Your New Computer

Tips For Your New Computer

| May 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

You purchased a new computer. Congratulations! Now what? Do you just go along your merry way surfing the web, creating spreadsheets, playing Solitaire or changing your desktop background to a picture showing three furry kittens in a basket? No. There are several essential things you must do when you boot up your computer for the very […]

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Use Windows Troubleshooting To Fix Your Computer

Use Windows Troubleshooting To Fix Your Computer

| April 25, 2015

Windows has come a long way since the days of the mysterious BSODs–when your OS would crash and vomit a trail of meaningless code for the end user to try and decipher. Windows actually has a robust troubleshooting utility built right into it that can diagnose and repair many common problems with your hardware or software. […]

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5 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home to a Smart Home

5 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home to a Smart Home

| April 24, 2015

It’s safe to say that the “smart home” trend has gone mainstream and homeowners are adopting new smart home technology like crazy. This should come as no surprise considering the availability of affordable gear and the benefits that certain gadgets can bring with them. If you’re looking to smarten up your home, here are five […]

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Eight Ways To Save Your Computing Butt

Eight Ways To Save Your Computing Butt

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

It goes without saying we all need to have current Microsoft Windows updates and virus protection running on our systems. But what else do we need to do to keep our computers running at optimal performance levels, while maintaing security and protecting our valuable data? Below are several things you should be doing that could […]

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Universal Hard Drive Docking Station

Universal Hard Drive Docking Station

| April 18, 2015

Having a universal docking station is essential if you want to backup files from one drive to another, image a drive or clone your existing system. This type of dock should be an essential part of any professional’s or computer enthusiast’s tool box. The Startech Universal Hard Drive Dock allows you to interface with 2.5 […]

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Use WinDirStat To Visualize Your Hard Drive

Use WinDirStat To Visualize Your Hard Drive

| April 18, 2015

Sometimes finding the programs and files that are taking up space on your hard drive is close to impossible. These files can be hidden several directories deep and require some skill to hunt them down. WinDirStat is a free utility that uses large, color-coded blocks to show you these files so you can choose whether […]

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How to Educate Your Kids on Computer Safety

How to Educate Your Kids on Computer Safety

| April 13, 2015

As a parent, one of the most important jobs that you will ever have involves keeping your kids safe and secure at all times. This is difficult enough when they leave the house each day, and exponentially harder when they have access to the Internet. From the moment your kids start using the computer, it […]

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How To Run Windows 10 In A Virtual Machine

How To Run Windows 10 In A Virtual Machine

| April 4, 2015

If you’re not quite ready to commit to Windows 10, you can run the latest version of Microsoft’s Operating System in a virtual machine. In this case, we will be using the Windows 10 Technical Preview and VirtualBox as our virtual environment. Both are free. At the time of this article, Windows 10 is only available […]

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Eight Simple Ways To Break Your Computer

Eight Simple Ways To Break Your Computer

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve had a lot of very interesting posts in our forums over the years so we decided to list some of the most common ways people have broken their computers in hopes of preventing others from making some of these mistakes. So here are some of ways to break your PC, just in case you […]

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