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What Allocation Unit Size Is Best for Drive Formatting

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When you format a hard drive, one of the choices you can make is what size the allocation unit is. Most people just leave it on the recommended default value […]

Microsoft Store Not Downloading Apps? 11 Ways to Fix

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The Microsoft Store is the go-to platform to download all Windows apps, games, and other third-party applications. Although the Microsoft Store has a great interface and collection of apps, downloading […]

How to Use a Chromecast Without WiFi

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If you don’t have a smart TV, Google Chromecast offers an alternative way for you to access online content on a TV. The handy little device hooks up to your […]

How to Play Android Games on PC

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Have you ever wished you could use a mouse and keyboard to play Android games? Or perhaps you just want to play Android games on a bigger screen while you’re […]

Wireless Mouse Not Working? 17 Things to Check

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Is your wireless mouse failing to connect to your Windows 10 computer? Does it disconnect after some time? Or is the cursor behaving weirdly? Hardware-related issues, incorrectly configured settings, and […]

DOOGEE S40 Pro Review: Rugged Android Smartphone

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Rugged smartphones have limited appeal, but that’s the point—they’re not for everyone. If you’re working in a hard-hitting environment like construction, or you like to work out or travel to […]

How to Fix a Bad System Config Info BSOD Error in Windows 10

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A Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error can seem catastrophic, especially if you’re working on something important. Unfortunately, BSODs are typically hard to decipher, with error names like “unexpected […]

Best WiFi Encryption for Speed and Why

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WiFi is actually a collection of different technologies working together to get bits of data wirelessly from one device to another. You have quite a few options when it comes […]

How to Access Files on an Old Hard Drive with Windows 10

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You’ve found an old hard drive from another computer and desperately want to know what’s on it. It can be fun to take a trip down memory lane and find […]

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

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Sitting through a monotonous PowerPoint presentation can be pretty miserable. As a presenter, you want your audience to stay focused and enjoy your slides instead of making them yawn. One […]