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How to maximize accuracy, experience with dropped pins on Google Maps

Here are a few tips for maximizing your experience and accuracy with dropped pins on Google Maps in any part of the world.
1 day ago
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Here are tips for switching your email from Cox to Gmail

If you're a user interested in switching your email from Cox to Gmail, here are a few tips to make the conversion easy and organized.
8 days ago
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What you need to know about the upcoming 3G shutdown

It’s hard to remember what a game changer 3G was when it first rolled out in the early 2000s, but all of the major carriers plan on shutting down those networks in 2022.
15 days ago
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Comparing private search engines and understanding its benefits

Google’s search engine is considered the most powerful but the trade-off is that you give up privacy through their expansive tracking technologies. If you want to avoid the tracking but still get excellent search results, a private search engine does just that.
22 days ago
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The Log4j threat: What everyone should do

In what is considered one of the most widespread and dangerous vulnerabilities to be discovered in a very long time, the Log4j problem is going to be a threat that will likely linger for a long time -- here's what you can do.
29 days ago
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Here’s how to navigate computer shortcuts between Mac and Windows

Q: I’ve been a Mac user for a long time, but have to use Windows for my new job, which makes it confusing when I try to use shortcuts. A: Operating on both the Windows and Mac platforms on a regular basis has become a lot more common and for those that use a lot […]
1 month ago
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Here’s what computer monitoring system SMART does for your device

If your computer takes forever to startup, freezes during startup or randomly crashes while in use, running a diagnostic program can help quickly determine if the problem is a failing hard drive.
1 month ago
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In need of Gmail storage space cleanup tips? Here are a few to get you started

If you haven’t done much in the past to keep the clutter from building up in your Gmail account, there are a number of places where you can free up valuable storage space.
2 months ago
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Here are the latest online shopping tips for 2021

As the holiday seasons drives up purchase volumes, here are the latest online shopping safety tips.
2 months ago
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Column: Does Windows 11 Need Anti-Virus Software?

With all of the new security features in Windows 11, here's why you should consider security software packages.
2 months ago
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What to consider when deciding whether to buy or rent Internet router, modem

There are pros and cons to both sides of the buy-versus-rent an internet modem/router question and there is no single answer for everyone.
2 months ago
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Column: Why computer extended warranties are a waste

When it comes to computers, there are a variety of reasons that buying ‘extra protection’ up front can be a waste of money.
3 months ago
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Yes, you can take presentable astronomy photos on phone camera

While serious astrophotography requires a pile of expensive DSLR camera equipment, you can actually get decent images from your smartphone with a little work.
3 months ago
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This is what you need to know about security for Windows 11

Here's what you need to know about Windows 11 security on your device.
3 months ago
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Take your time choosing the right wireless earbuds for you

When you start shopping around for wireless earbuds, start by thinking about when and where you’ll most likely be using them - the features you’ll want may be quite different for each use.
3 months ago
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When to reply ‘stop’ to an automated text messages

Be careful when you reply "STOP" to unwanted text messages. Pick the wrong ones and scammers will know that your phone number is both active and responsive.
4 months ago
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Here’s how to get into geocaching, an outdoor and virtual treasure hunt

If you love the outdoors and treasure hunting or want a high-tech way to get the kids outside, geocaching is worth checking out.
4 months ago
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Ways to find out if your smartphone has malware

Malicious software (aka malware) and malicious apps, are the biggest threat to both iOS and Android devices.
4 months ago
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A variety of tech makes deleting internet cookies a waste of time

The most common way your behavior is tracked is through the use of cookies, which are small text files that are placed in your computer with information about your online activities. Now there's fingerprinting.
4 months ago
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Here are things to consider when buying a USB turntable

Here are a few things to look for if you're in the market for a record player.
4 months ago
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Are cashback websites safe to use or are they a scam?

A good dose of skepticism will serve you well as it pertains to rewards-based websites but the good news is that there are many very legitimate resources that you can use when you make online purchases using cashback sites.
5 months ago
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Explaining the ins and outs of shooting digital pictures in RAW format

The RAW format for digital photos is generally preferred by professional photographers because it provides a much larger palette to work with when it comes to editing the image.
5 months ago
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Here are some things to consider before using a QR code

Here are a few things to consider before snapping a picture of any QR code.
5 months ago
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Windows or Mac laptop for student’s first year of college?

It goes without saying that a computer is an essential tool for anyone going into college, but which one is best for your student will depend upon a number of variables.
5 months ago