Why Most New Phones are Ditching the Headphone Jack

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The 3.5mm stereo TRS (tip, ring, sleeve) jack has been around for a very long time. The original 6.35mm version hails from the late 1800s where it was used in telephone switchboards. The 3.5mm version came about in the 1950s and is still widely in use today. This means you could take a pair of […]

Black, White & Gray Hat Hacking Defined

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Hackers. The news loves to report on them and the public just loves to completely misunderstand what they actually do. The word “hacker” has become associated with malicious computer criminals, largely thanks to how it’s used in the media and film. Originally the malicious type of computer wizard was known as a “cracker”, but it […]

5 YouTube Channels Every Serious Tech Fan Should Subscribe To

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Lots of people are “into technology” these days, but most people don’t really care about the technical details of the tech they espouse so much love for. There’s nothing wrong with that, you can love fast cars without knowing exactly how they work under the hood, but there will always be curious tech fans who […]

How to Fix ‘RPC Server is Unavailable’ Error in Windows

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Those of you who have been using Windows for some time may have already bore witness to the “RPC Server is Unavailable” error. This is one of the more common errors you can run into while using the Windows OS and often causes confusion to more inexperienced Windows users as to why it popped up […]

How to Change the Slide Size in PowerPoint for Better Presentations

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Powerpoint presentations are supposed to be engaging. But that’s another story if the audience can’t see what’s in front of them. So, in this article, we’ll discuss how to change the default slide size in Powerpoint. This will come in handy so you can maximize your slides to the size of the projector or monitor […]

What Is a CDN & Why Is One Essential If You Own a Domain?

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A content delivery network (CDN) is a collection of servers distributed across the world that deliver pieces of your website to site visitors located near those servers. The most common use of a CDN is for the delivery of images from a website. This is because images are usually the slowest-loading component of a web […]

How to Edit the Hosts File in Windows

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The hosts file is a text-based file located in the same place in all modern Windows versions. Most people don’t ever need to get into it, but if you do, you’ll need to know how to open and edit the hosts file. However, in some versions of Windows, editing the hosts file directly isn’t allowed. […]

Why Microsoft Edge May Be The Best Browser For Your Smartphone

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The Edge app is a free web browser from Microsoft that runs on Android and iOS. It’s speedy, shares a lot of the features you’d expect in a browser app, and is fairly easy to use. However, there are also some really unique features that you won’t find in other smartphone browser apps. Is Edge […]

7 Best Programs to Immediately Install on Your New Computer

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How long does it take you to get a new computer set up just the way you like it? We’re talking Windows here. Yes, we know Macs come with pretty much everything you need and not too much that you don’t. It’s a different story with Windows, figuring out what you need and what you […]

How To Fix VPN 800 errors

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Active internet users who value their privacy should invest in the use of a VPN. A good VPN service can help secure your connection and keep all online activity anonymous to shady websites seeking to sell your private information to the highest bidder. They can also allow you to circumvent some region-locked websites and services […]