How to Use an Elgato HD60S with a Laptop to Record or Stream Console Gameplay

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The Elgato HD60S is an external capture card that can be used to record or stream console gameplay via a PC. Whilst many capture cards slot into the PCI-E slot of your PC, the HD60S is external, which means you can use your laptop. In this guide, we’ll explain how you can use an Elgato […]

How To Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays Effortlessly With MakeMKV

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Whatever the dubious legality surrounding it is all about, I would argue that you have every right to make a digital backup (“rip”) of your legally bought DVDs and Blu-Rays. Discs do not last forever so you need to have a digital backup sitting on your hard-drive just in case. As long as you don’t […]

How to Change Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows

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Having full control over a user account on your system means you can make changes to that account owner’s files. But before you can have that control, there’s no shortcut: you need to own it. Don’t know how to go about this? Don’t worry. We’ll walk through the process. In this post, you’ll learn how […]

Everything You Need to Know About External GPU Enclosures

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Modern laptops have solved almost all of the compromises that have been inherent to the form factor from the first ever clamshell machines to enter the market. In the past, owning a laptop meant being happy with technology a generation behind what the desktop market was enjoying. It means using a compromised display, cramped input […]

How to Check the Performance of Your PC and Speed It Up

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So your PC is running slower than usual. What can you do about it? You’d be surprised by the number of factors that contribute to a computer’s sluggishness. To really dial in on the cause, you’re going to need to run diagnostics. This is the only way you’ll get to the root of the problem. […]

How To Restore Accidentally Deleted Digital Files

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We’ve all done it. We’ve sat there deleting files on our computer and our finger forgot to stop tapping the mouse. Pretty soon, we’ve discovered that we’ve deleted more than we meant to and those important work files or family pictures are now gone. Is it time to cry? Time for a stiff drink? Well […]

9 Tips for Better Privacy on Facebook

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Staying private on Facebook is important. It’s the biggest social media site around, and billions of people worldwide have access to your information if it’s public. If you’re not sure how to navigate the privacy settings or what they all mean, accidentally posting something you wanted to remain hidden, or sharing the wrong item, becomes […]

The Easiest Way To Back Up Your Windows Computer

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Computers break down and die all the time. It’s a fact of life. In fact, the Windows computer I am currently writing this on is groaning and flailing, and will likely give up its fight for life fairly soon. After 7 years, it’s time. This is why you must always back up everything on your […]

USB 3.0 Ports Aren’t Working? Here’s How to Fix Them

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In this troubleshooting guide, we are going to offer a number of tips for when your USB 3.0 ports aren’t working. Usually, there are only a few different causes for a faulty USB slot – we hope that these tips will help you to fix it by trying to solve each of these causes step […]

How to Use Handbrake to Convert MKV to MP4

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If you frequently download videos, then you’re probably no stranger to the MKV file format. It also means you’re familiar with its quirks. As much as a blessing MKV is to some users, there are those who just can’t seem to play their videos after opening the file. This results in users converting their MKV […]