99 of the Best Windows Freeware Programs You May Not Know Of

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Due to the popularity of my previous article on Help Desk Geek entitled 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, I’ve decided to write another list post with 99 items, but this time on Windows freeware programs that you may have not heard of. If you search for “best freeware programs” or “top freeware […]

DVRs You Can Use Without Needing a Cable Subscription

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I stopped paying for cable about 6 months back and I have to say that I’m really happy. I’ve always been one of those people who thought cable was absolutely necessary and always ponied up the $100 or so to have about 300 or so channels. However, over time I realized I only watch a […]

2 Tools to Perform Reverse Image Searches Online

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Ever found an image on Instagram or Facebook and wanted to see if that picture shows up anywhere else on the Internet? Or maybe you want to see if an image of yours was stolen by someone else who published it without authorization? In any of these cases, you need to perform a reverse image […]

Capture, Save or Record Screenshots in Mac OS X

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Looking for an easy way to take screenshots, screen captures, or even screen recordings in Mac OS X? There are some convenient keyboard shortcuts and built-in OS X tools that make taking screenshots on a Mac easier than ever. To get daily tips on Apple related products, such as Macs, iPhone, iPad, etc, check out […]

CPU Processor Comparison – Intel Core i9 vs i7 vs i5 vs i3

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Although they’ve been out for more than a decade now, Intel’s Core lineup, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 processors, still feels relatively young. Here, we will review the processors, explain the technologies behind them, look at Intel’s philosophy, and help you decide which processor to buy. Rather than taking the traditional processor comparison […]

Router vs Switch vs Hub vs Modem vs Access Point vs Gateway

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With all of today’s modern devices, some of the terminology can be quite confusing. Pretty much everyone has heard of the term router, but what does it actually mean? Is your router just a router or can it also be a switch, an access point and a gateway? Back in the days, each term above […]

How to Create an FTP Server using FileZilla

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FileZilla is a popular FTP application that you can use to connect to other computers using file transfer protocol (FTP). With FTP you don’t need to worry about compatibility since the protocol is standard and supported by any OS that can handle an FTP client. Previously, I wrote how to setup your own FTP server […]

HDG Ultimate Guide to Taking Screenshots in Windows 10

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Taking screenshots has always been fun in Windows, especially with Windows Vista and 7, which included the new Snipping Tool. Basically, since Vista, there have been two ways to take screenshots in Windows without third-party software: using keyboard shortcuts or using the Snipping Tool. Before Windows 7, it was very complicated to take screenshots of […]

Create Custom Environment Variables in Windows

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By default, Windows uses certain environment variables to allow users to quickly access certain paths and directories within the operating system. This helps to make Windows easier to navigate. By defining and setting up your own custom environment variables, you can create direct paths and shortcuts to apps, directories, URLs and more. Environment variables in […]

8 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

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Previously, I had written about 10 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 on Online Tech Tips and today I’m here to write about a few more! With the new multiple desktops feature in Windows 10, keyboard shortcuts are pretty useful! Previously, I had never used keyboard shortcuts with any prior version of Windows because clicking for me […]