4 Myths About Computer Monitors You Might Believe

4 Myths About Computer Monitors You Might Believe

When buying a computer monitor, the truth is that most people have no idea how they’re being duped into buying displays that throw fancy numbers at them. For this reason, I’ll point out the biggest myths revolving around these displays.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Smartphone Camera

The Beginner’s Guide to Smartphone Camera

If you plan to use your phone to take pictures and video, you’ll need a phone from a manufacturer that prioritizes the camera. Unless you get this, you’ll be missing out completely on features that can make your pictures look professional.

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Understanding Your Firewall Setting

Understanding Your Firewall Setting

If asked what firewalls do, most people would answer that they keep you safe. You might have noticed that the firewall you’re using has two sets of “rules”: inbound and outbound. Do you really need both of them? We’ll discuss this and discover what you should know about these concepts.

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Why You Need A Third-Party Uninstaller

Why You Need A Third-Party Uninstaller

Windows comes with its own uninstaller, but it is mostly useless in removing all the files. To prevent this problem from happening, you need an uninstaller that looks through every crack and crevice of your computer for signs of life that the program doesn’t let Windows Installer see. Third-party uninstallers are exceedingly good at doing this.

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For Beginners: What You Need to Know About Encryption on The Internet

For Beginners: What You Need to Know About Encryption on The Internet

You probably have noticed that encryption is popping up literally everywhere on the internet. However, as an end-user, do you really understand about encryption on the Internet? All your questions will be addressed as we explore the subject of cryptography in computer sciences.

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3 Things You Wanted To Know But Never Asked About MAC Addresses

3 Things You Wanted To Know But Never Asked About MAC Addresses

If you’ve ever looked at the details on your network card, you might have noticed an awkward-looking series of alphanumeric characters. As you gaze upon this sequence of characters, a question may pop up in your head: “What in the name of Torvalds is a MAC address?!” And the answer is here.

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3 SSD Optimization Techniques That Are Useless or Harmful

3 SSD Optimization Techniques That Are Useless or Harmful

Most people think that they can use the same hard drive optimization techniques on a SSD, and achieve even better result. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Here are several SSD optimization techniques you should avoid at all costs.

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Top 6 Free Collaboration Tools for Freelancers

Top 6 Free Collaboration Tools for Freelancers

Freelancers are always running their business on a budget, yet still have to be able to handle the high workloads and stresses of keeping up with multiple clients. Luckily there are many free collaboration tools that you can use to get your groove on!

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How to Tell if Your Android Phone Was Infected

How to Tell if Your Android Phone Was Infected

With the growing number of malware for Android, it is getting easier for anyone’s phone to get infected. But how can you find out if your Android phone was infected?

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Everything You Need to Know About Email Headers

Everything You Need to Know About Email Headers

When you look at an email, all you usually see is the message body, subject line, sender, and recipient. When you dig into the header, you see a large amount of enigmatic text that can be very confusing. Learn how to decipher the email headers and prevent yourself from falling into trouble.

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4 Ways Hackers Steal Your Passwords

4 Ways Hackers Steal Your Passwords

There are tons of ways that a hacker can steal your passwords. Here are the 4 commonly used methods. We will also show you ways to help prevent this from happening to you.

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Things About Mobile Device Batteries You Probably Didn’t Know

Things About Mobile Device Batteries You Probably Didn’t Know

Most people expect their mobile batteries to last long hours, but the fact is they don’t. And the worst thing is that people are taking wrong advices to “take care” of their batteries. Here are some facts that you really need to know about battery care.

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What Is “UTM_Source” And Should You Be Worried?

What Is “UTM_Source” And Should You Be Worried?

You may have seen URLs with a long string attached to the end of the link that looks something like this: “utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage.” Should you be worried about the implications of this? We’ll have a look at what UTM is and answer any question you might have on this subject.

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4 Popular Bitcoin Alternatives and How They Compare to Bitcoin

4 Popular Bitcoin Alternatives and How They Compare to Bitcoin

The cryptocurrencies is here to stay. Bitcoin may be receiving the most attention at the moment, but it is definitely not the only one around. There are tons of Bitcoin alternatives. Here we will take a look at the 4 popular Bitcoin alternatives and see how they compare to Bitcoin.

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4 Reasons Why A Third Party DNS Server Is Better Than What Your ISP Gives You

4 Reasons Why A Third Party DNS Server Is Better Than What Your ISP Gives You

You’ve probably heard of alternate DNS servers and how they could probably help you in some way or another. You may also wonder why you need to switch over. I’m going to give you some reasons why you probably should be using third party DNS server. You will end up wondering why you haven’t done it yet.

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Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Getting A Surge Protector

Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Getting A Surge Protector

You wanted to get a surge protector to protect your equipment, but no one tells you how and what kind of surge protector you should buy. It’s time we addressed questions consumers frequently ask about these enigmatic pieces of hardware.

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Why You Should Have Local Backups Of Your Cloud Backup

Why You Should Have Local Backups Of Your Cloud Backup

When it comes to cloud storage, one of the things you shouldn’t do is to place all your eggs in one basket. You should also take the precaution to backup the data to somewhere you can physically access. Allow me to explain why.

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Internet Speeds Inconsistent With Your Plan? Read This!

Internet Speeds Inconsistent With Your Plan? Read This!

Have you ever wondered why your Internet speed is always not as fast as your service provider said it would be? It never hurts to examine the most common causes of slower-than-advertised Internet speeds and determine whether one of these is happening to you so that you can determine how to remedy the situation.

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How Running 64-Bit Windows Protects You From Malware

How Running 64-Bit Windows Protects You From Malware

Who would’ve ever known that running 64-bit Windows makes your computer more secure? Tell this to any so-called computer wiz and they’ll laugh. However, there are some things you have to understand about Windows that will probably make you think twice about ever settling for a 32-bit version ever again.

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MTE Explains: How Progress Bars Work And Why They Are Inaccurate Most of the Time

MTE Explains: How Progress Bars Work And Why They Are Inaccurate Most of the Time

The progress bar is supposed to make your life better by informing you how much more time it requires to finish the job. However, most of the time, it is inaccurate and it could show 99% for the last 5 minutes. We understand your frustration, which is why I’m going to explain exactly why these things happen.

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How to Add Shortcuts to “My Computer” in Windows

How to Add Shortcuts to “My Computer” in Windows

It is disappointing that Microsoft didn’t make it easier to add shortcuts in “My Computer” area. There’s so much real estate there that’s not being used. It’s natural to be able to add program shortcuts there. Here is a workaround to create a shortcut in “My Computer” that works with today’s most popular operating systems!

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MTE Explains: How BitTorrent DHT Peer Discovery Works

MTE Explains: How BitTorrent DHT Peer Discovery Works

Peer discovery is an essential part of the BitTorrent protocol. It’s how its downloads happen so quickly: You connect to multiple people, and each of them upload a little piece of the file to you. This article explains how the whole BitTorrent DHT peer discovery process works.

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How to Get Passive 3D Movies to Play Right in Windows

How to Get Passive 3D Movies to Play Right in Windows

After some months of buying my own passive polarized display, I’ve realized that anyone new to this kind of hardware is probably going to have a hard time figuring it out. The learning curve isn’t incredibly steep, but there’s not much information on how to get passive 3D movies to play just how you want them.

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Google Drive vs. MS Office Web Apps

Google Drive vs. MS Office Web Apps

Google Drive vs Office Web apps: You probably have heard of both of them. We’re going to put them head-to-head and see which one takes home the trophy.

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What You Don’t Know About Third-Party Cookies Can Hurt You

What You Don’t Know About Third-Party Cookies Can Hurt You

Cookies are a major part of what makes websites work. However, there are certain aspects about them that could be used maliciously, particularly in the case of third-party cookies. We will dive into the differences between first- and third-party cookies and examine how they act maliciously on some websites.

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3 Questions About Bitcoin Everyone Should Ask (And Their Answers)

3 Questions About Bitcoin Everyone Should Ask (And Their Answers)

A lot of the people who have been exposed to Bitcoin already know a lot about the currency, but haven’t really done a whole lot of research on certain questions regarding the online currency and its fate. Today, we are here to ask those questions for you and then answer them.

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MTE Explains: What Is DDoS and How Can You Protect Yourself

MTE Explains: What Is DDoS and How Can You Protect Yourself

You’ve probably seen the words “DoS” and “DDoS” pop up. In case you’ve been wondering what they are and how they affect you, we’ll delve into that and also mention a little bit on the the possibilities of protecting yourself from such an attack.

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How To Make Sure Your Antivirus Software Is Working

How To Make Sure Your Antivirus Software Is Working

You probably have invested money in a good antivirus software, but how do you know that your anitvirus software is working, without actually infecting your computer intentionally?

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Adding Dropbox and Google Drive to Microsoft Office 2013

Adding Dropbox and Google Drive to Microsoft Office 2013

By default, Office gives you the option to store your data on SkyDrive. But what if you have an account on Dropbox that you use a lot? This article will explain how to add the third-party cloud storage services Dropbox and Google Drive to Office.

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MTE Explains: How 3D Technology Works

MTE Explains: How 3D Technology Works

For those who are planning to buy a 3D capable device, this article shows you what you need to know about 3D technology and help you make a better decision.

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How to Safeguard Your Windows Computer from a Browser Hijack

How to Safeguard Your Windows Computer from a Browser Hijack

A browser hijacking is the practice of taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the browser to compromise the user’s computer in a manner that would serve the interests of the hijacker. There are a few ways a hijacker can achieve this, and we will detail each of them as well as discuss how to prevent them from happening.

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Migrate Windows Data, Files And Settings Easily with Zinstall WinWin 2013 + Giveaway

Migrate Windows Data, Files And Settings Easily with Zinstall WinWin 2013 + Giveaway

If you just bought a new PC, you will know that transferring data and settings from the old PC to the new machine can be a hassle. When you find yourself in this scenario, there’s one application that can answer your call to migrate data and files: Zinstall WinWin. We have a giveaway for this event. Read on for more detail.

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