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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.
3 days 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.
10 days 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.
17 days 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.
24 days 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
2 months ago
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Here are 5 ways to improve your smartphone pictures

Here are five simple ways anyone can improve their smartphone photography skills.
2 months ago
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Milky Way is a wonder and you’ve got about a week for best viewing

The center of our Milky Way galaxy is located some 26,000 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. That is very far, even on a galactic scale.
2 months ago
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Here are a few tips on how to keep your pictures in Google Photos organized

Here are a few tips on how to keep photos organized in Google Photos.
2 months ago
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Preventing website pop-up notifications in most browsers

You’ve probably noticed that a large number of websites you visit pop up a request to send you notifications with the option to allow or cancel. That's something you can control.
3 months ago
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Microsoft has made improvements to Edge browser

In the most recent performance tests, Microsoft's new Edge browser fared well in memory usage, speed and compatibility.
3 months ago
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Windows 11 is on the way preloaded with Microsoft Teams

It may seem like Windows 10 isn’t that old, but believe or not, it’s almost six years old. That’s one of the longest stretches that Microsoft has gone between major operating system upgrades. But an update is on the way.
3 months ago
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Explaining the difference between DSL and cable internet connections

Getting a solid Internet connection has become a vital resource for us all, so doing your homework on DSL or cable options should be on everyone’s checklist.
3 months ago
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Firewalls are the first line of defense for internet users

Consider a computer's firewall as the first layer of protection against unauthorized access from the outside world.
4 months ago
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Facebook doesn’t need to ‘listen’ to you to target ads

Facebook has so many ways to predict which ads might resonate with you that are more efficient than figuring out how to listen to everyone’s conversations.
4 months ago
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Here’s how Google Assistant and Siri compare in voice commands

Q: How does Google Assistant compare to Siri when it comes to using voice commands? More information here.
4 months ago
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Here’s how to tell if someone hacked your iPhone

Is there a way to tell if someone has hacked my iPhone and is spying on me? Here are some answers.
4 months ago
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Here’s why Google Trends is a useful business tool

Here's why Google Trends is a useful tool for anyone involved in business development or marketing.
5 months ago
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What to do about frustrating latency issues with Wi-Fi calling

There are some excellent uses for Wi-Fi calling, especially when the cellular signal is very weak or nonexistent. But if connection isn't solid, there will be problems.
5 months ago
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Understanding Windows 10 laptop battery reports

Battery life continues to be one of the most common complaints for all of our electronic devices, but understanding some basics can help extend what is a finite usable life of all batteries.
5 months ago
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Ways to password-protect sensitive emailed documents

The best way to protect any document you have to send by email is to create a password to control both access and in some cases, ensuring the document can’t be changed.
5 months ago
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Options for what to do with your old smartphones

If you have a drawerful of old cellphones, unless you sell them outright, you basically have four choices to choose from - repurpose, donate, trade in or recycle.
5 months ago
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Addressing common concerns about password managers

Understand that cybersecurity is never about achieving 100% security as it’s just not possible, so protecting how you manage your passwords is one of the most important things to focus on.
6 months ago
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Preventing malicious drive-by downloading

The only action it takes to become victimized in the "drive-by download" scenario is to simply visit a booby-trapped website.
6 months ago
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Understanding Windows 10 search indexing

If you work with and modify lots of files on a regular basis or transfer large quantities of new files to your computer, indexing can cause some slowing.
6 months ago
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Settings tips for new users of Android phones

Although it can seem like iPhone and Android smartphones generally work the same, getting used to the differences is one of the first things you’ll need to work through.
6 months ago
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Changes are coming this year that should curb robocalls

Today’s scammers hide behind fake caller ID numbers to place those billions of robocalls because the current technology doesn’t have a way to sniff them out. But that's changing.
7 months ago