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Are USB Flash Drives Still Useful?

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USB flash drives are everyone’s favorite promotional gift, desk drawer pile, and junk drawer staple-but they are so popular because they are incredibly useful!

USB flash drives are everyone’s favorite promotional gift, desk drawer pile, and junk drawer staple-but they are so popular because they are incredibly useful! Even if you are suffering from total USB flash drive overload, don’t discount their importance to your technology life. Here are some of the best reasons why they are still incredibly useful and powerful tools.

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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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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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How to Boost Your Network Security for the New Year

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One of the best resolutions that you can make this year is to boost your network security for the new year!

The new year means a lot of things to everyone, whether it’s the chance to finally get in shape and use that gym membership, finally get to the bottom of your Netflix queue, or finally start flossing twice a day. The new year also means a lot of things for your network security! One of the best resolutions that you can make this year is to boost your network security for the new year!

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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.

Microsoft Introduces New Surface Studio

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Are you a budding artist? The new Surface Studio may be the right machine for you. Microsoft has announced their new version of the Surface, which is moving computer technology into the future.

Are you a budding artist?  The new Surface Studio may be the right machine for you.  Microsoft has announced their new version of the Surface, which has been referred to as moving computer technology into the future.  The Studio seems to be aimed at those who draw and design, and has many draws for the conventional customer, as well.  The original Microsoft Surface has been incredibly successful and raved as extremely functional; so, it stands to reason that the Studio should follow.  Read on to learn more about the Surface Studio.

Why You Should Never Ignore a Software Update

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Computers, phones, and even game systems all go through frequent software updates that interrupt our time or our work. It’s incredibly inconvenient–but also entirely necessary.

With almost every device, software updates are a nuisance for many people.  Computers, phones, and even game systems all go through frequent software updates that interrupt our time or our work.  It’s incredibly inconvenient–but also entirely necessary.  If you’ve been ignoring that software update for your phone or computer, now’s the time to get it started.  Not convinced that software updates are important?  Read on.

How Does Temperature Affect the Performance of Your Computer?

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Now that our temperatures are fluctuating frequently in the Autumn weather, you may be wondering if the frigid air of an October night will affect your computer’s performance.

Now that our temperatures are fluctuating frequently in the Autumn weather, you may be wondering if the frigid air of an October night will affect your computer’s performance.  During the Autumn days, temperatures can get much higher than they are during the night, so the difference probably concerns you.  Well, in this blog, we’re going to learn all about how temperature affects the performance of your computer.  Read on!

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How to Prepare Your Computer For a Power Disturbance

With hurricanes comes vicious and persistent power outages.  Computers, particularly desktops, can be vulnerable to many power hiccups.

With hurricanes comes vicious and persistent power outages. Computers, particularly desktops, can be vulnerable to many power hiccups.

It’s hurricane season!  While autumn usually brings cold weather and falling leaves, it can also leave us vulnerable to the vicious hurricanes that often sweep up and down the east coast.  Even as Hurricane Matthew dissipates up north, we are now currently in the most active hurricane season since 2012, and the deadliest since 2005.  And with hurricanes comes vicious and persistent power outages.  Computers, particularly desktops, can be vulnerable to many power hiccups.  Here’s how you can protect them.

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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Computer

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Could your computer benefit from a little spring cleaning? Out with the old and in with the new – let go of those old files!

Spring has come, which means warmer weather, inviting sun, and that it’s time to clean and organize. Everyone takes the time to spring clean their living spaces, but did you know that spring cleaning your computer can also be just as beneficial? The average laptop or personal computer  has a lifespan of about 2-3 years, but with proper care, including regularly cleaning your computer, it can be extended. Here are some important tips from IT experts to help you when it comes time for spring cleaning your computer.   [Read more…]