Restore Lost Files in Windows with Shadow Explorer

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These days it’s pretty hard to lose data with ubiquitous cloud storage and extra-reliable storage media. However, sometimes things do go very, very wrong. Perhaps it’s a ransomware attack or an purposeful deletion by an angry relative. Regardless of why your files are now gone, there’s a clever feature in Windows (since Vista) that might […]

When to Use Index-Match Instead of VLOOKUP in Excel

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For those of you who are well-versed in Excel, you are most likely very familiar with the VLOOKUP function. The VLOOKUP function is used to find a value in a different cell based on some matching text within the same row. If you are still new to VLOOKUP function, you can check out my previous […]

Use Focus Assist to Control Notifications in Windows 10

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One of the most important things a person needs in order to do high-level creative work is a lack of interruption. Whether you are creating a masterpiece in PhotoShop, studying for a test or coding the latest app, you need focus. Buried under all the other unsung features of Windows 10, Microsoft has actually included […]

How to Customize the Command Prompt in Windows 10

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Many of us got our start in the era of DOS or even earlier, before the advent of graphical user interfaces. Since the early days of Macs and Windows machines, there has been a consistent drive to hide the “ugly” and arcane command prompt from the average user. In a modern operating system like Windows […]

5 Great Affordable 3D Printers to Buy for Starters

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3D Printing is defined as any process in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object. This process was incepted in 1981 by Hideo Kodama, who invented two additive methods for fabricating three-dimensional plastic models. Now, the big question is, do you even need a 3D printer? The initial […]

4 Great Online Image Compressors and Optimizers

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With Full HD screens now a working minimum standard and even cheap smartphones packing at least five megapixel cameras, it’s easy to forget how much image size matters on the web. When someone creates a website, it’s incredibly important to take bandwidth into account. While one large, high-resolution image might not pose a problem to […]

How to Improve Windows 10 Display Quality

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Whether you edit graphics, play video games, or watch movies on your Windows 10 PC, spending time to improve your display quality can go a long way to improving your overall experience. In this article, we want to explain to you how you can improve your color accuracy, brightness and contrast straight from within Windows […]

Use a Seedbox and WinSCP for Fast, Private Torrents

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There’s a common misconception that BitTorrent technology is illegal. It’s been associated with media piracy for such a long time that many people who have never used it can’t separate what people do with BitTorrent  and the technology itself. In case you didn’t know, BitTorrent is a file sharing protocol that stores files on the […]

Enable Game Mode to Smooth Out Performance in Windows 10

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For gamers, the latest version of Windows has been a mixed bag. You don’t have to search far on the net to find complaints from gamers that Windows 10 game performance isn’t what it should be. This isn’t true for everyone, but it seems common enough to warrant some concern. Every update to Windows seems […]

Make Quick Digital Photocopies With Google Drive and Your Phone

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We’ve been promised a paperless future for decades now and yet, despite smartphones being everywhere, there’s still a ton of paper around. To make things worse, at some point you are going to want digital copies of paper documents. Usually this means trying to find someplace with a scanner, which is becoming a harder thing […]