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Tips to understanding full virus scan information

Depending upon your setup, there are a few things you can check for to help you understand what and where files are stored on your computer.
16 hours ago
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A handful of free and easy video editors for beginners

For those looking to get into video editing, here are a few options that work directly on smartphones, computers and tablets.
8 days ago
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Here are tips for speeding up your Chrome browser

If you love using your Google Chrome browser, but it seems to be boggling down, here are a few tricks to speed things up.
15 days ago
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Using your VPN to get around local sports blackouts

For those that have cut the cable and gone to streaming services, one challenge has always been accessing live sporting events.
29 days ago
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How to help stop the junk text messages from coming in

If it seems like you’re getting more junk text messages recently, you aren’t alone.
1 month ago
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Here is how Starlink satellite internet has been evolving for users

Despite all of the updates to the network and equipment, it’s still not an option for those that live in densely populated areas. Starlink is focused on underserved rural areas that typically don’t have good internet service options, so it’s not likely ever going to be an alternative to cable and DSL services in big cities.
1 month ago
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Protect your printer by keeping the firmware up to date

A variety of common hardware devices such as printers, scanners, cameras, routers, smart home devices, streaming media players and smart TVs offer firmware updates. Make sure your devices' firmware are current.
2 months ago
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Here are the realities of paying ransomware thieves

The question of whether you should pay ransomware thieves or not has more to do with whether you have a secured backup to restore from or not. However, paying the ransom doesn’t guarantee every file will be returned intact.
2 months ago
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The Microsoft Office productivity tool used in some ransomware attacks: Macros

Macros in Microsoft Office can be beneficial for some users, but for some, it can create harmful results.
2 months ago
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Are Facebook Protect emails a scam or legit?

Facebook is now alerting anyone that they deem to be capable of reaching a large audience that they too should update their security settings. Here's the best way to do so.
2 months ago
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Be sure you’re in control, and have ownership, of your company website

Just because you’re paying for a domain doesn’t mean you actually own it, so be proactive and make sure you are in complete control of this incredibly important business asset.
3 months ago
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Apps that’ll make you pull away from your desktop scanner

Here are a few apps that can help you pull away from your desktop scanner.
3 months ago
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Determining if a laser or inkjet printer is for you

When it comes to choosing the right printer, understanding what you are most likely to print on a regular basis is helpful.
3 months ago
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How to handle ‘unknown accessory near you’ notifications

If you get a notification that an unknown accessory is detected near you, here are a few things you could do.
3 months ago
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Manage Windows memory space with Disk Cleanup or Storage Sense

Maintaining a computer isn’t something most users think about, but it’s just as important as it is for your car. Disk Cleanup and Storage Sense help with that.
4 months ago
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Comparing Wi-Fi range extenders with mesh networks

There are several variables that may be causing weaker Wi-Fi signals in various locations in your home, but before you spend any money trying to improve the signal, there are a few things you can try.
4 months ago
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When shopping for a Wi-Fi router, here’s what to consider

When shopping for a new Wi-Fi router, here are a few things to consider and look for.
4 months ago
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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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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 […]
5 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 months ago