How To Use Google Forms As An Expense Tracker

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An expense tracker is vital if you’re budgeting or you need to know where your money is going. Google Forms is a free form builder that works great as an expense tracker. Google Forms is heavily customizable, so while it can also be used as a survey, RSVP tool, contact form, product signup sheet, or […]

Fix Background Intelligent Transfer Service Will Not Start Error

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The Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is an essential component that helps programs download data and files from the internet. Nowadays, programs need the latest updates, new content, or configurations, and BITS intelligently handles network interruptions even after a reboot by pausing and resuming transfers. The ‘intelligent’ in BITS also increases or decreases the […]

PowerToys For Windows 10 & How To Use Them

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Besides having the coolest name for system utilities ever, PowerToys have a long history with Windows. PowerToys for Windows made their debut back in Windows 95 to aid in the optimization and customization of your Windows operating system (OS). Back then, these features were high-tech wizardry. You may have used TweakUI to help you customize […]

How To Connect a Computer To a Mobile Hotspot

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WiFi is almost as basic a need as electricity – you tend to notice its existence when it’s not working – and then panic sets in. If you’re stuck in such a situation, probably because the WiFi connection keeps dropping, no device can connect, or the network disappears entirely, you don’t need to worry. There […]

How To Fix The “DNS Server Unavailable” Error

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The Domain Name System (DNS) server is where all of the domain names for the sites you’ve visited are stored. When searching a domain name in a web browser, it is forwarded by your router to a DNS server. If the particular site’s domain name has been saved, it then returns the corresponding IP address. […]

Block Websites From Your Router or Using DNS

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The internet is chock full of content, but not all of it is wholesome for general consumption by all. Thankfully, you can block certain websites to ensure no one accesses them on your home network, especially the kids. It may seem unfair to restrict internet usage at home, but it also protects your network from […]

View Word Documents in Full-Screen Mode

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Full screen mode used to exist in the really old versions of Microsoft Word. It allowed you to use up the entire screen of your computer to view your documents. However, in the newer versions of Word, the feature is missing and you won’t find the option to make Word full screen.  The question is, […]

How to See/Find All Your Likes on Facebook

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If you’re an avid Facebook user, you probably like dozens of posts each day from your profile on the site. By liking a post, you’re actually telling the author of that post that you acknowledge their work. In the background, you’re also actually creating a list of curated items that you like on Facebook. What […]

How To Sort Gmail By Sender, Subject, Or Label

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If you have an active email account, you most likely receive hundreds of messages from people vying for your attention in your inbox. Consequently, sifting through each new email to pick out the important ones becomes a daunting task. Fortunately, if you use Gmail, you have dozens of features and ways to sort, customize, and […]

Can A Tablet Truly Replace a Desktop Computer Or Laptop?

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It’s not a stretch to say that laptops have virtually killed off desktop computers. Thanks to big price drops and performance on-par with non-mobile computers, for most people it makes more sense to get these all-in-one PCs than a big, noisy desktop machine.  Ultrabooks in particular are popular because they are small, light and usually […]