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How to annotate a PDF on a Mac

How to annotate a PDF on a Mac

Learn how to annotate a PDF on a Mac quickly and easily with our guide! We'll talk about how to easily open PDF and add notes or comments in a specific area, or for a certain text. We cover annotating PDFs with the native Preview app, as well as with the popular Adobe Acrobat DC. Read on to learn more!
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How to transfer your iTunes library to a new computer

How to transfer your iTunes library to a new computer

Ready to upgrade to a different computer? Make sure that your music comes with you! Here's how to transfer iTunes library to a new computer without the need to download extra software or go through hours of repetitive tasks. Take a look to learn about the best ways to transfer your iTunes library and what you need.
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Microsoft reveals details of Surface Hub 2S, coming in June at $8,999

Microsoft reveals details of Surface Hub 2S, coming in June at $8,999

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 isn't far from release but what will it actually be like? The first iteration, the Surface Hub 2S, will be a major upgrade in terms of software and hardware. But its sequel, the 2X, could be even more so, with the ability to connect several displays together for even more space.
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YouTube Music is replacing Google Play Music: Here’s where, when, and why

YouTube Music is replacing Google Play Music: Here’s where, when, and why

Google has announced a major revamp of YouTube Music, with an ad-free paid version called YouTube Music Premium, and it seems to be positioning the new service as its premier music streaming app. So what happens to Google Play Music? It's confusing, but this guide will help clear things up.
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Magic Leap One: Everything you need to know

Magic Leap One: Everything you need to know

The Magic Leap One AR headset is about to become available for a rather hefty price. Here's everything you need to know about the device including the price, where it can be purchased, the hardware powering Magic Leap's goggles, and more. The consumer version of the headset will cost $2,295.
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Which iMac should you buy? Here’s our guide to picking a new Apple all-in-one

Which iMac should you buy? Here’s our guide to picking a new Apple all-in-one

Apple powered up its new iMacs with an update to internal specs and components. With new processors and graphics cards for both the 4K and 5K models, the iMac feels like a good option for creatives again. But which should you buy? Here's our guide to choosing the right Apple all-in-one for your needs.
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Budget gaming PC build for under $500

Budget gaming PC build for under $500

PC gaming doesn't have to be expensive. In this guide, we'll look at some of the best components you can buy to build a decent gaming PC for under $500. It will be able to play all the great esports games and plenty more at 1080p with decent framerates. You will need to build it yourself though.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 vs. Dell XPS 13

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 vs. Dell XPS 13

The premium 13-inch notebook market is chock full of excellent options, with nearly every manufacturer offering at least one solid contender. For Dell, that's the XPS 13, and it's been one our favorites for quite some time. Microsoft has updated its own to the Surface Laptop 2, but can it compete?
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What is phishing? Here’s everything you need to know

What is phishing? Here’s everything you need to know

What is Phishing? It's something that almost every web user has dealth with at some point while online, but sometimes the attacks are so subtle and well executed you may still not know that you were being targeted. Whether through email spam, faked webpages, or classic social engineering, phishing is commonplace.
HTC Vive Pro review

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro

The new top-tier VR headset from HTC is impressive, but how does it fare when you pit the HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro? It's a tough matchup as the Vive Pro has better specs, but it's so much more expensive it needs to do a lot to justify the costly upgrade. Can more pixels and better audio do enough to sway us?
2019 Dell XPS 13 review

Everything new with the 2019 Dell XPS 13

Everything new with the 2019 Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 slim bezels, luxurious modern look, attractive display options, and strong performance have been hard for other laptop makers to beat. But for the new year and at CES, Dell is one-upping itself and is making important changes that make a great laptop even better. Here’s everything that is new with the 2019 XPS 13.
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Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs: Everything you need to know

Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs: Everything you need to know

Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 20-series represent a major advancement in graphics technology. It introduces real-time ray tracing, huge improvements to A.I. and deep learning and new and cooler designs for Nvidia's own reference Founders Edition cards. But it does all come at a price. Here's everything you need to know.
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What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

Curious about this strange new breed of AI called an artificial neural network? We've got all the info you need right here.
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How to fix the critical software update problem on Macs

How to fix the critical software update problem on Macs

Learn everything you need to know about fixing the critical software update problem for Macs. This update warning can keep your Mac from working properly, but you can usually solve the problem. We'll cover the best solutions, and what to do if nothing is working.
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What is WordPress?

What is WordPress?

Just what is Wordpress? It's a content management system that powers millions of websites, from small scale bloggers, to monstrous tech publications like Digital Trends itself. It runs the front end pretty facade and handles the back end blogging. It manages adverts, store products, comment systems, and more.
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Which Macs are compatible with MacOS Mojave?

Which Macs are compatible with MacOS Mojave?

If you want to download the latest MacOS update, Mojave, and get the excellent new features like a built-in dark mode, then you need to make sure your Mac is ready. Here's your guide to MacOS Mojave compatibility, what Mac computers qualify, and what you need to successfully download.
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Nvidia Titan RTX: Everything you need to know

Nvidia Titan RTX: Everything you need to know

Nvidia's Turing-generation of RTX graphics cards is the most capable collection of GPUs ever made, but the Titan RTX goes one better. It has higher clock speeds, more memory, extra cores, and needs more power too. It's not really designed with gaming in mind, but it should do a good job at it anyway.
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Intel’s 9th-gen chips: Everything you need to know

Intel’s 9th-gen chips: Everything you need to know

Intel finally took the wraps off their 9th generation processors today. The Intel Core i9-9900K processor was the star of the show for consumers, but a powerful 28-core Xeon processor also led announcements. Here's a look at everything which you need to know about the latest Intel chipsets.
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How to turn off Safari website notifications

How to turn off Safari website notifications

Are website notifications on Safari ruining your MacOS experience? Don't worry, it's not too late to change them! We will show you where to go and how to turn off Safari website notifications, or control your notifications so you only see the ones that you want to keep.
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What to avoid when buying a laptop for Black Friday

What to avoid when buying a laptop for Black Friday

If you're buying a laptop for Black Friday, then you need to be careful not to make a purchase mistake! We're going over the top mistakes people make when picking Black Friday laptops, how to avoid them, and why you should always do a little online research before settling on a deal.
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MacBook Air (2018): Everything you need to know

MacBook Air (2018): Everything you need to know

Rumors have been swirling about a new MacBook Air for months ahead of Apple's October Mac event, and now we know what's true and what's myth. Fortunately, Apple didn't kill off its most beloved Mac, opting to refresh the Air with more powerful internals and a higher price tag to boot.
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Microsoft Surface Buying Guide: Which is for you?

Microsoft Surface Buying Guide: Which is for you?

Microsoft's Surface lineup is now complete, with a desktop, a traditional clamshell notebook, two tablets, and a hybrid. Each one is well-built and most perform solid performance, with one device that competes more on price than speed. Each of these machines is competitive, but which one is for you?
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How to protect your iCloud account

How to protect your iCloud account

Worried about tales of iCloud identify theft and hacking? Here's how to protect your iCloud account with several additional security measures that everyone should enable. We'll help you know where to go and fill you in on why these steps are so important.

How to recover Google contacts

How to recover Google contacts

Trimming your Google contacts list every now and then is a prudent decision, but what if your hand slips, deleting an important contact? As it turns out, you can recover lost Google contacts, although you may need to be quick about it. Here's how to recover Google Contacts, and save them for posterity.
Intel Optane review

Intel Optane memory: Everything you need to know

Intel Optane memory: Everything you need to know

Intel's new Optane technology powers the fastest drives we've ever seen and can even enhance older drives to give them the performance of much faster modern storage devices. But what's happening under the hood to make that happen? And does Optane memory turn traditional storage dynamics on their head?
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Oculus Quest vs. Oculus Go

Oculus Quest vs. Oculus Go

Since the original Oculus Rift debuted, Oculus VR has spent much of its efforts in making the technology more accessible. The Oculus Go and Oculus Quest improve ergonomics, reduce the price, and cut out the need for additional hardware. But which offers the better entry-level VR experience for new users?
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How to sign up for Amazon Prime

How to sign up for Amazon Prime

There are all sorts of benefits to being an Amazon Prime member, from free audiobooks, to free access to exclusive TV shows, music, and deals on the retail website itself. But in order to take advantage of all of that, you need to know how to sign up for Amazon Prime. We're here to help. Just follow these short steps.
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Is your PC safe? Foreshadow is the security flaw Intel should have predicted

Is your PC safe? Foreshadow is the security flaw Intel should have predicted

Three new processor vulnerabilities have appeared under the 'Foreshadow' banner. They're similar in nature to Meltdown and Spectre, only they steal data from different memory spaces. Here's everything you need to know about this dangerous new security flaw that just might exist on the computer you're using right now.
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Best Gear VR apps and games

Best Gear VR apps and games

Whether you're looking for action games or immersive experiences, these are the best Gear VR apps and games you can download. If you own Samsung's Gear VR, you'll want to check these titles out for immersive action, puzzles, adventures, scares, and more. These virtual reality hits are sure to entertain.
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How to turn off targeted ads in Google

How to turn off targeted ads in Google

Ever wonder why you see ads that seem to know you too well? Google tailors ads that are specifically for you. It knows your age, gender, interests and sends you pop-ups that you are more likely to click on. Now you can turn off those personalized ads from Google. Here's how to do it.
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What is Ethereum?

What is Ethereum?

New cryptocurrencies are sprouting out of thin air all of the time, but only a few have had a lasting impact. Ethereum is one such cryptocurrency, despite only being a couple of years old. It's one of the most valuable and has enabled the creation of many others. What is Ethereum? It's one of the most exciting cryptocurrencies.
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Oculus Go vs. Lenovo Mirage Solo

Oculus Go vs. Lenovo Mirage Solo

Lenovo is one of the newest competitors on the virtual reality scene and its standalone Daydream headset holds a lot of exciting potential. But how does it measure up against an industry giant like Oculus and its latest efforts? Here we pit the Oculus Go vs. Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream to see which is best.
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People are reading your email. Here’s how to make them stop

People are reading your email. Here’s how to make them stop

The contents of your email are no private, at least not to third party applications that connect to Gmail. Considering what happened with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, that should worry you. Follow these instructions to see exactly who is reading your email and how to turn them away.
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What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin? It's a question that many recent investors might struggle to answer effectively because cryptocurrencies are a whole world unto themselves. Getting your head around the basics is important if you want to know what you're getting into before buying buying into the latest crypto-craze.