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Kevin Parrish

Kevin Parrish

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Kevin started taking PCs apart in the 90s when Quake was on the way and his PC lacked the required components. Since then, he’s loved all things PC-related and cool gadgets ranging from the New Nintendo 3DS to Android tablets. At Digital Trends, he's written everything about computers, from how-to content on Windows and Macs to reviews of the latest laptops from HP, Dell, Lenovo, and more. He began his online writing career cranking out news, reviews, and previews based on the Sega Dreamcast console.

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How to send a text message from a computer

Texting is a vital part of everyday life. But what if you don't have your phone? Here's how to send a text message from a computer, whether it's a Mac or a PC.
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The best HP laptops to buy in 2023

Looking for a new replacement laptop? We selected the best HP laptops you can purchase, featuring the latest processors, best screens, and most useful specs.
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How to recall an email in Gmail if you accidentally sent it

Have you ever sent an email you instantly regretted? Our guide shows you how to recall an email in Gmail and offers tips on adjusting the Undo Send feature.
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These are the best Wi-Fi routers for 2023

Routers are the beating heart of your wireless network. Picking the right one can be difficult. Here are the best Wi-Fi routers for the home or office.
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How to resize an image

Resizing an image is easy, and you have the tools right on your desktop or laptop. We'll show you how to resize an image on Windows PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks.
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How to take a screenshot on your Mac: the best methods in 2023

Taking a screenshot in MacOS is easier than you think. Our guide walks you through the process using various keyboard shortcuts and native capture tools.
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How to use the hidden Nintendo Switch browser

The Nintendo Switch is a gaming-first console. It wasn't designed to surf the internet. Just for fun, here's how to use the hidden Nintendo Switch browser.

How to transfer files from Android to your PC

Knowing how to transfer files from your Android device to a Windows PC, MacBook, or Chromebook can save you a lot of hassle. Here's how to do it.
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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

It's easy to learn how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook. The process is basically a matter of learning some quick keyboard shortcuts on a laptop or tablet.
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How to make Windows look like Windows 7

We provide step-by-step instructions on how you can use tools and tweaks to bring the Windows 7 experience to Windows 10 and get back features you may want.
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How to download shows and movies from Hulu for offline viewing

Can't get online? Hulu lets you download a huge amount of on-demand content. Here's how to download your favorite movie or show on your mobile device.
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How to delete contacts on an iPhone: Easy and quick methods

Over time, your contact list can get extensive, especially when you add multiple accounts to your phone. We show you how to delete contacts on an iPhone.
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The best monitors under $100

If you are willing to sacrifice resolution and refresh rate, you can still get an excellent monitor for under $100. These are our favorite models for 2022.
How to Make Potions in Minecraft

How to make potions in Minecraft

If you're playing Minecraft in Survival Mode, potions can come in handy. We show you how to make potions in Minecraft so you can throw poison, heal, and more.
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How to talk to Samuel L. Jackson using Alexa

The Samuel L. Jackson voice is a fun skill for your Alexa-enabled devices. We show you how to get this skill on your Echo device and customize the options.
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How to use your iPad as a second monitor

If you want to boost your productivity and don't have a second monitor, here's how you can use an iPad as a second monitor for both MacOS and Windows computers.
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How to set a photo as your Windows desktop background

Your desktop background doesn't need to be the Windows logo or a stock photo. Here's how to set a personal photo as your desktop background in Windows 10.

How to set up Xbox Game Streaming and play games on your phone

Want to play your Xbox One and Series X/S games on your phone or PC no matter where you are? Now you can thanks to Xbox Remote Play. Here's how to get started.
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How to sync your Outlook Calendar with your Google Calendar

If you enter appointments into Google Calendar, there's a way to sync that data to Outlook. Here's how, plus we provide steps to sync Outlook with Google.
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How to make a map in Minecraft

For a digital realm, Minecraft can be a big place. Use the infinite world type and the terrain stretches on forever. Here's how to make a map in Minecraft.
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How to redeem an Xbox One code

Redeeming a code on your Xbox One is easy thanks to an array of different options for doing so. Here's how, whether you want to use an app or your browser.
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How to make a Portal in Minecraft

As you marvel at all the virtual beauty, there's a sinister dark side that awaits. Here's how to make a portal in Minecraft so you can answer the dark's call.
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Mac Mini vs. MacBook Air

Should you buy a MacBook Air or a Mac Mini? It depends on what you want to do with them. Here's our take on which is best, the Mac Mini or MacBook Air.

How to master the start menu in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Start Menu is a functional mix of old and new. Here's how to use and customize the Start Menu to make your Windows 10 PC feel more personal.
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The best laptops for high school students

Looking for a versatile, durable laptop for school? These are the best laptops with a range of power and prices.
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The best CPU coolers

You need best CPU coolers to keep your system as cool and fast as it can be. Our roundup includes something for everyone, from RBG AIOs to tower coolers.
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Modem vs. router: What’s the difference?

Puzzled at the mystery of your Wi-Fi? Learn the difference between a router and modem, and things will become much easier. Here's everything you need to know!
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The best desktops for video editing

The best desktops for video editing will keep your timeline smooth and your renders fast. Here are the best options for Apple, Dell, HP, and more.
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How to speed up your graphics card

When gaming, the GPU is your best friend. It does most of the heavy lifting, making games look pretty and run fast. Here's how to speed up your graphics card.

The best chat clients

Chat clients are far from dead -- they merely evolved for modern times. We examine the best chat clients for Windows and MacOS designed for gamers and more.
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How to password protect a PDF

Need to learn how to password protect a PDF from prying eyes? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do just that in both Windows and MacOS using various tools.
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How to fix a broken keyboard

Diagnosing keyboard issues can be frustrating, but our full guide shows you how to fix a broken keyboard to help resolve your typing woes on Windows and MacOS.
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Can you play the Nintendo Switch Lite on a TV?

Can Nintendo Switch Lite play on a TV? That's a question we're here to answer. The new model certainly doesn't fit within the traditional Nintendo Switch dock!
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How to free up space on your iPhone

It’s alarming how quickly your iPhone can fill up, no matter how large its storage capacity. Apps and videos can be storage hogs. Here's how to free up space.