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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Browser extensions are useful as they allow you to do things not provided by the browser. But that doesn’t mean you should install extensions without precaution. Instead, you should employ safety when using extensions.
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.
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.
The Internet has entered a new era in which people can start trading in currencies that are not run by governments, called cryptocurrencies. If you have heard all the hype and wanted to get involved, it’s best that you find out more before investing in digital cryptocurrencies.
There are many new features in Windows 8.1, but Microsoft has also removed some features for good. Here are 4 things Windows 8.1 has done away with for good.
Solid-states drives are often praised for their speed, but to enjoy it, you often have to pay a high price for it. This article explains why solid-state drives are so expensive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When the news that the NSA are keeping records of your phone calls and web data transfers broke out, people start to worry if they are really safe online and some of them switched to Tor to protect their privacy online. The question is, is Tor really safe? Does it really protect you from the NSA’s clutches?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other than exe files, there are a few different file types that viruses can be present in. In this article, we will show you the different file types and discuss them in detail.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a 3D monitor, this article will answer many of the more popular questions about them.
Ever get caught up in activity, grow tired and forgetful, and wish there were a way to recover passwords for Windows apps? Here is a great Password recovery tool and we have a giveaway for it.
There are no lack of communication apps for Windows 8. In this article, we will focus on the top 3 new communication apps for Windows 8.
Have you ever wondered why your smartphone battery life is much worst than the old dumb phone? In this article, we will explain the cause for poor battery life and the solutions to extend it.
Page File in Windows can help to share the load with the memory, but will increasing the page file make the computer run faster? Read on to find out the answer.
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.
Many people who use Windows probably wonder why viruses and Trojans plague this operating system so much compared to other operating systems. We’ll explore it in detail in this article. Hopefully, by the end, you’ll have understood why Microsoft has to constantly step up security.
Microsoft has decided to make a significant update to Windows 8’s interface, dubbed Windows 8 Blue. let’s see what new features you will have in this new update.
In this article, we will simplify the technology behind digital camera and explain why some cameras perform better than others!
When your PC malfunctions, it is difficult to pinpoint which hardware is failing. This PC troubleshooting guide list the symptoms related to each hardware so you can fix it easily.
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.
Bing is the default search provider in Internet Explorer 10 and it’s very difficult to configure another search provider. In fact, it almost looks impossible. We’ll explain how you can change the search provider in Internet Explorer 10, effectively ending the frantic search for that darned setting.
While Windows includes a character map application, it can be annoying to look through all of the characters and still can’t find what you want. Here are some character map alternatives that will make your life much better.
If you have not been checking out the Windows store, here are some useful Windows 8 apps that have appeared lately!
In Windows 8, you can right-click the bottom left-hand corner of your screen to get a context menu that takes you to places such as your task manager and control panel. In this tutorial, we will show you a way to add the shutdown and restart options to the taskbar context menu.
Decades have passed since the first home computer was introduced, yet this device still remains a mystery to some. Today, we’re going to clear up some common computer misconceptions and empower people to make wise decisions that will help them get on their way to solving problems.
In most situations, you will want to have as little apps running during startup as possible, but what if you want to do it the other way – force a particular app to run during startup? Here is how you can do it in Windows 8.
If you ever find yourself in a situation in which your Windows computer doesn’t start, and you’ve already tried more means to repair it and it still doesn’t work, what else can you do? Easy Recovery Essentials (EasyRE) is a great software that allows you to repair your Windows and backup your files even if you can’t boot into Windows.
One thing missing from Windows 8 is the Windows Media Center, If you are looking to turn your computer into a home theater, the following are a few applications that transform your computer into a multimedia center
If you are having issue with your computer, check out this PC troubleshooting guide and find out what cause your PC to stop working and the possible solution to fix your PC.