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The do’s and don’ts of video conferencing etiquette

The do’s and don’ts of video conferencing etiquette

Nervous about your first video call meeting? Then check out our guide to the do's and dont's of video conferencing etiquette so you know exactly what to do.
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How to instal Photoshop brushes (and where to find them for free)

How to instal Photoshop brushes (and where to find them for free)

Photoshop's built-in brushes are the tip of the iceberg. Open up creative possibilities by working with new brushes, including free brush packs from Adobe.
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How to store files on OneDrive on Windows 10

How to store files on OneDrive on Windows 10

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage system is built right in to Windows 10. Here's how to store files on OneDrive on Windows 10 so you can keep your data safe.
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Five of the best antivirus solutions for your small business

Five of the best antivirus solutions for your small business

Businesses need strong protection from viruses, malware and security breaches. We've rounded up some of the best antivirus solutions from the best brands like Norton, McAfee and Bitdefender.
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Where to buy the 2015 MacBook Pro

Where to buy the 2015 MacBook Pro

You can save a lot of money buying a second-hand Mac. Here are some great buying tips for when and where.
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What is Project Catalyst? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Project Catalyst? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Project Catalyst? Formerly known as Project Marzipan, this is Apple's big plan to create universal apps that can work on iOS or MacOS interchangeably. This multi-year project will provide developers tools to create universal apps, and move Apple's ecosystem to a state where switching between devices is easy.
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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Everything you need to know

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Everything you need to know

While still under a beta testing period with Windows Insiders, the next version of Windows 10 -- confirmed as the May 2019 update -- is getting closer to release. Though not a massive overhaul, there are a few changes that tweak the nearly four-year-old operating system to make it fresher.
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Everything new about the 2020 Dell XPS 13: Thin bezels, new keyboard, and more

Everything new about the 2020 Dell XPS 13: Thin bezels, new keyboard, and more

We have also long called the XPS 13 the nearly perfect laptop, but at CES 2020 Dell is back with a much better XPS 13. The almost perfect laptop is now even more perfect. From its even slimmer bezels, improved keyboard, and Intel Ice Lake chips, here's a look at everything that is new compared to the previous version.
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How to fix the “Update Apple ID Settings” bug in MacOS Catalina

How to fix the “Update Apple ID Settings” bug in MacOS Catalina

There’s a bug in MacOS Catalina that persistently pesters you to update your Apple ID settings. Any attempt to do this seems to fail, with the alert bugging you over and over again. Luckily, there’s a fix -- we’ve got all the details on how to fix this bug right here, so read on to end the frustration.
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Windows 10 November 2019 Update: Everything you need to know

Windows 10 November 2019 Update: Everything you need to know

The next major 2019 update to Windows 10, the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, is here. While it will not bring a major overhaul to Windows, there are still a few changes coming with it. From the start Menu, File Explorer, Action Center, and Lock Screen, Here's everything we currently know about it.
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How to import music without iTunes in MacOS Catalina

How to import music without iTunes in MacOS Catalina

Apple has killed iTunes in MacOS Catalina, so how do you sync your music with your Mac now? The answer is with Finder, which lets you import music quickly and easily in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how it’s done so you can get your music onto your iOS device or your Mac.
How to zoom in on a Mac

Here’s how to zoom in on a Mac, no matter what app you’re using

Here’s how to zoom in on a Mac, no matter what app you’re using

Sometimes, zooming in is the only way to make things easier to read on your Mac's screen. Luckily there are a few quick and easy steps to fix this. Want to know how to zoom in on a Mac? Here's how to instantly zoom and control how it all works. You can even use the Touch Bar.
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How to install a motherboard

How to install a motherboard

Installing a motherboard might be fiddly, but it's relatively simple. With a screwdriver, an anti-static wrist band, and good lighting, you can have any motherboard installed in minutes. To learn how to install a motherboard properly and safely, just follow these steps.
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Apple October 2019 event: Has it been canceled?

Apple October 2019 event: Has it been canceled?

It seemed likely that Apple would host a huge event in October 2019, with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, and AirPods Pro were all expected to have made an appearance. Here is all the speculation on if the event will happen and what we would expect to see Apple announce there.
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How to install an Intel processor

How to install an Intel processor

Learning how to install an Intel CPU is the first step in building your new PC and it's going to be great. Don't sweat touching the heart of your system. CPUs are more robust than you think and with a few tips and tricks, the installation process can be smoother than you might think.
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Useful MacOS Catalina tips and tricks to take your Mac to the next level

Useful MacOS Catalina tips and tricks to take your Mac to the next level

MacOS Catalina is Apple’s latest Mac operating system, and it introduces a raft of new apps and features to give your computer a serious upgrade. Follow these useful tips and tricks and you’ll get an even better experience with MacOS Catalina, helping to take your experience to the next level.
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How to use Windows 10: Useful tips and tricks you need to know

How to use Windows 10: Useful tips and tricks you need to know

While it might seem like a new and daunting operating system, Windows 10 actually features an intuitive user interface and some familiar features from older versions of Windows that will make you feel right at home.  We've put together a nifty little guide, helping you learn how to use --- and ease your way into Windows 10.
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How to install an AMD processor

How to install an AMD processor

Learning how to install an AMD processor is little different from any other desktop chip, but there are a couple of additional considerations to take in the process. But it needn't be difficult. Just follow this step by step guide and your new AMD CPU will be powering your system in now time.
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How to enable dark mode in MacOS Mojave

How to enable dark mode in MacOS Mojave

The new MacOS Mojave update allows you to switch your Mac to a black color theme at last! Here's our guide on just how to enable dark mode in MacOS Mojave and what to expect from the theme change. Don't worry - it's also easy to switch back if you decide you don't need it!
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What is quantum computing? The next era of computational evolution, explained

What is quantum computing? The next era of computational evolution, explained

Quantum computing is becoming an increasingly important topic in the world of computing. But what is it really? Will it someday replace normal computers? Here is a guide on how quantum computers use quantum mechanics in their qubit hardware to revolutionize technology.
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Apple Mac mini buying guide

Apple Mac mini buying guide

After years of neglecting the Mac mini, Apple gave its compact desktop a powerful upgrade to Intel's 8th-Generation processors and ample of configuration options. Along with the better performance, the Mac mini also comes with a higher $799 price and tops out at $3,199 before any peripherals are added.
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The best personal finance software

The best personal finance software

With plenty of applications and tools helping you manage your money, keeping tracking of it is easier today than it's ever been. But the myriad of options can be overwhelming. So in this guide, we break down the best personal finance software to help you stay on top of your cash.
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How to set up Windows Hello

How to set up Windows Hello

From FaceID or the fingerprint and face scanners found on Android devices, physical text passwords are a thing of the past. But did you know that you can log in to your Windows 10 device the same way? With just a few simple steps you can log in to your computer or laptop using just your face or your finger. Here's how.

MacBook airline ban: Everything you need to know

MacBook airline ban: Everything you need to know

Following Apple's battery recall on a wide range of MacBooks, U.S. regulators have moved to ban these certain models from flying. But that doesn't necessarily mean you have to leave your MacBook Pro at home on your next flight. Here's everything you need to know.
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Microsoft’s open-source Chromium Edge browser has entered beta. Here’s how to get it

Microsoft’s open-source Chromium Edge browser has entered beta. Here’s how to get it

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser has been downloaded over 1 million times, and with the launch of the Beta channel, it's really easy for you to join in. In this guide, we'll explain how you can download and install Microsoft Edge Chromium on your PC in just a few quick and simple steps.
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Here’s how to manage your kids’ Mac usage with Screen Time

Here’s how to manage your kids’ Mac usage with Screen Time

MacOS Catalina brings Screen Time to the Mac, and it’s a great tool for managing your kids’ Mac usage. It’s got loads of useful settings, letting you limit app usage, set time limits, block content and bar communications. Our guide shows you how to set it up and put it to good use.
How to use Siri on a Mac

How to use Siri on a Mac

How to use Siri on a Mac

Siri is Apple’s built-in assistant on MacOS. It can help you with a whole heap of tasks, from finding files and changing settings to launching apps and getting the latest sports results. We’ll guide you through setting Siri up, plus some great timesavers to help you get the most out of Siri on you Mac.
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Listen up Apple: Here’s how to fix the Touch Bar once and for all

Listen up Apple: Here’s how to fix the Touch Bar once and for all

The MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is divisive, and it’s never really found its purpose in the three years since its debut, with many people questioning why it even exists. But it could be so much better -- and we have a few ideas on how to improve it.
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What is Libra? Here’s what you need to know about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency

What is Libra? Here’s what you need to know about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency

Facebook released a white paper announcing its new cryptocurrency, Libra, which it intends as a way to enable more people around the world to process online payments. Here's how the new blockchain technology works.
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Is your Mac compatible with MacOS Catalina? Here’s how you can find out

Is your Mac compatible with MacOS Catalina? Here’s how you can find out

Check every device compatible with MacOS Catalina to make sure you are ready for the new download later this year. MacOS Catalina is bringing massive changes to the Mac and many new apps from Apple: Is your Mac compatible with the software update? Here's the cutoff date for all Mac models and what you need to know.
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What is augmented reality?

What is augmented reality?

Augmented reality might often play second fiddle to virtual reality, but it's its own technology with its own exciting potential. What is augmented reality? It's the blending of the virtual and the real world in a mixed reality that could one day become the way we interact with digital entertainment.
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How to change the time in Windows 10

How to change the time in Windows 10

Do you need to change the time on your Windows computer? Sometimes travel, time zones or other issues can keep giving you the incorrect time on Windows 10. But there's an easy fix. Here's how to change the time in Windows 10 to anything that you like, and how to keep it from changing on its own.
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How to protect your family videos on YouTube

How to protect your family videos on YouTube

Not everyone has good intentions when it comes to viewing videos of kids online, so keep your family videos private and away from YouTube's algorithm
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XDR vs. HDR: Why Apple’s new 6K monitor is such a big deal

XDR vs. HDR: Why Apple’s new 6K monitor is such a big deal

Apple’s marketing engine may have made the HDR standard just a little bit more confusing by launching the Pro Display XDR. So is Apple’s XDR just hype, or does is it really a game-changer for the future of the HDR standard?