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How to Increase Streaming Speed on Your Computer

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Here are some ways you can improve your streaming speed so your favorite movie never buffers the fun suspense of your favorite thriller into an interminable wait.

While the internet puts a veritably endless selection of movies from every genre and time period at your fingertips, you will not reap all of the benefits of this if your streaming speed is not up to snuff. Nothing is worse than getting excited to watch a movie only for it to freeze and buffer so badly you can’t even enjoy it. Here are some ways you can improve your streaming speed so your favorite movie never buffers the fun suspense of your favorite thriller into an interminable wait.  

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How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Laptop

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Often laptops only last so long, after undergoing damage. However, many undamaged laptops in perfect working order end up being thrown out prematurely for easily fixable problems.

Laptops are often replaced every few years, as people seek better and faster and newer technology. Often laptops only last so long, after undergoing damage. However, many undamaged laptops in perfect working order end up being thrown out prematurely for easily fixable problems. Unless you are a total tech junkie who always wants the newest thing to come out, you’ll be happy to know that there are actually numerous ways to increase the lifespan of your laptop.  

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5 Ways to Protect Your Online Security

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The world is only a click away. However, this ultimate accessibility and convenience does not come without its drawbacks.

In today’s high tech world, we have access to more information and products and media than ever before. The world is only a click away. However, this ultimate accessibility and convenience does not come without its drawbacks. When it comes to online security, it can be difficult to protect yourself. From malware to hackers to spyware, there are numerous threats to our own cyber security lurking in all corners of the web. Read on to learn more about how to protect yourself in the digital age.

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How to Backup Files on Your Computer

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You never know when disaster can strike; a virus, a power outage, or personal mistakes can lead to deletion of necessary files.

It’s always a good thing to protect your files.  You never know when disaster can strike; a virus, a power outage, or personal mistakes can lead to deletion of necessary files.  So, when you’ve got them all backed up, you can rest assured that everything will stay perfectly safe, even when something terrible happens to your computer.  You can always replace a computer or download new programs, but files such as pictures, videos, and similar personal content can’t be replaced.  Read on to figure out how you can backup the files on your computer safely and efficiently.

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3 Things You Should Consider Before Buying a Graphics Card

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If you are considering updating your computer, there are few investments you can ultimately make that will serve you and your machine better than a high quality graphics card.

If you are considering updating your computer, there are few investments you can ultimately make that will serve you and your machine better than a high quality graphics card. If you are a gamer or a professional or hobby video editor, it is an incredibly good idea. However, buying a new graphics card is not always a one and done process. Here are three things to help you choose the perfect graphics card for your needs.

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Why Are Windows 10 Updates Coming So Slowly?

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Windows 10 updates are mandatory and forced, whether you want them to happen or not. And they’re happening more infrequently.

Windows 10 owners know by now that updates to the OS are being released much slower than Microsoft has done so in the past.  Remember when a tiny popup would show at the bottom of your screen, asking you to update, and you always selected for it to update in four hours?  That’s gone, now.  Updates are mandatory and forced, whether you want them to happen or not.  And they’re happening more infrequently.  Read on to find out why.

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What to Do if Your Computer Doesn’t Connect to Wi-Fi

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It can be stressful and annoying, but knowing how to fix the problem can help make it a little less of both. Here are some steps to take if you lose your internet connection or your computer won’t connect to Wi-Fi.

We have all been there—right as you are about to send an important email or finish a document online (okay, or watch the season finale of a show on Netflix), your computer suddenly won’t connect to the Wi-Fi. It can be stressful and annoying, but knowing how to fix the problem can help make it a little less of both. Here are some steps to take if you lose your internet connection or your computer won’t connect to Wi-Fi.

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How You Can Save Energy While Using Your Computer

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This is the time of year when you keep the thermostat down, while you freeze and wish there were better ways to save on your energy bill. A PC in particular is one of those electronics thought to eat up energy.

Energy is particularly hard to save during the winter months, when temperatures are at an all time low.  This is the time of year when you keep the thermostat down, while you freeze and wish there were better ways to save on your energy bill.  A PC in particular is one of those electronics thought to eat up energy, and it’s not an incorrect thought; computers do, in fact, eat up a lot of energy.  So, how can you save?  Read on to find out.

How to Know if Your Motherboard is Dead

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The motherboard is one of the central parts of your computer, so replacement should be put off unless it is completely necessary.

If your computer has been acting up, you might be concerned that your motherboard is malfunctioning or completely dead. The motherboard is one of the central parts of your computer, so replacement should be put off unless it is completely necessary. So, how can you tell if your motherboard is dead or just malfunctioning?

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Common Computer Monitor Problems and Solutions

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LCD screens rely on millions and millions of electrical signals being sent using light, and they must all work perfectly at once. So, naturally, there are going to be a few hiccups.

LCD monitors are the norm on the computer market, these days.  While they are faster and have many advantages over classic cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors (you know, those boxy things we used to use), they still have their problems.  LCD screens rely on millions and millions of electrical signals being sent using light, and they must all work perfectly at once.  So, naturally, there are going to be a few hiccups.  But most of them are easily fixable.  Here’s a list of some common monitor problems and their solutions.