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Fix Resolution When Using Your HDTV as a Monitor

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There’s no doubt that having a second monitor can make using your PC much more convenient. For both work and play, there’s nothing better than being able to keep social media or Reddit up on your second screen – or even to watch Netflix while you work. But what if you don’t have a second […]

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 […]

Best Ways To Play Games Smoothly On An Old PC

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One of the worst feelings is finding out a new game you’re excited to play can’t run on your old PC. The most immediate solution would be to purchase an upgrade to your hardware, but when budget is a concern, you can use these tips to get the very most out of an old machine […]

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 […]

How to Fix a Water Damaged Keyboard

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Have you spilled water on your laptop or desktop keyboard and need help getting it fixed? In this article, we take a look at the best solution for getting yourself out of such a frustrating situation. It’s common knowledge that water and electronics do not mix well. In many cases, water can completely fry electronic […]

How to Use OpenPGP to Secure Email

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In 1991, Phil Zimmermann created Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), a cryptographic program that, for the first time, gave the average individual near military-grade encryption. Over the years, PGP’s source code was released and an open standard—OpenPGP—was eventually born. This opened the way for a myriad of open source products that continue to offer some of […]

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 […]

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 […]