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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Why Are Solid-State Drives So Expensive?

Why Are Solid-State Drives So Expensive?

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.

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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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How to Change Internet Explorer 10’s Default Search Engine

How to Change Internet Explorer 10’s Default Search Engine

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.

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3 Character Map Alternatives For Windows

3 Character Map Alternatives For Windows

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.

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5 Common Computer Misconceptions

5 Common Computer Misconceptions

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.

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How to Make Applications Run at Startup in Windows 8

How to Make Applications Run at Startup in Windows 8

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.

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EasyRE System Recovery Disc Review + Giveaway (Contest Closed)

EasyRE System Recovery Disc Review + Giveaway (Contest Closed)

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.

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Transform Your Windows 8 Into a Multimedia Center

Transform Your Windows 8 Into a Multimedia Center

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

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