How To Create a Windows 10 Installation USB Stick

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Back in March, I wrote about making a MacOS installer on a USB stick. But you may not be aware that it is entirely possible to do the same with Windows 10 (or whatever the current version of Windows is). Windows comes pre-installed with every PC but there are times when a USB version becomes […]

How To Set Up a YubiKey As a Two-Step Authentication Method

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To secure your online accounts, a process called two-step authentication is absolutely necessary. But out of sheer laziness or apathy, not many people bother. Most likely, they think “nobody will ever hack my account”. But that is a risk you never want to take. If you would like a safe and effortless way to use […]

How To Make & Run An ISO File On Windows

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Among the many things that Windows is known for are its many file formats. Whereas MacOS only has a few file formats, Windows has a huge amount more. One of them, which is actually one of the most useful ones, is also not the most well-known. That file format is known as .ISO. What is […]

How To Use Powerful Photo Search Tools Available on Google Photos

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With Google behind their very own Google Photos app, you have access to a number of powerful photo search tools that many people aren’t aware of. Let’s take a look at what tools are available. From searching text in photos to searching by face and location, Google Photos does an excellent job at gathering information […]

Windows 10 Checking for Updates Taking Forever?

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Windows Updates are either a godsend or a curse. While the program does help keep your computer up-to-date and protected, the endless updates can be annoying. Work can be disrupted because updates can hog your internet consumption. And the fear that your computer can restart at a crucial point can be disruptive. Even worse, sometimes […]

A Breakdown of File Transfer Speeds

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In the modern world, large files are more common than ever before. In the early days of computing, programmers and developers did what they could to compress file sizes out of absolute necessity. In 2019, when NAS devices are readily available and petabyte drives are just around the corner, file sizes do not have to […]

How to Reset a Laptop Keyboard to its Default Settings

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Is your laptop keyboard not functioning like it used to? Is it taking too long to respond to your keystrokes? Does nothing happen when you press some of the keys? Did the keyboard stop working? In this post, you’ll learn how to reset your keyboard settings to make those pesky keyboard issues go away by. […]

What Is a Gravatar & How Do You Set One Up?

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When you see a forum post or a comment on a website, the picture of you next to it is likely something known as a “gravatar”. But how do you set one up? In my test forum on my website, this is a gravatar (indicated by the red arrows). Gravatars are most commonly used on […]

How to Troubleshoot Common Printer Problems

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In the cult-classic film Office Space, there’s an iconic scene where a group of office workers take their lamentable printer/copier into a field and proceed to destroy it with a vengeance while an explicit rap song plays in the background. For many people that scene is a form of wish fulfilment. If only we could […]

How to Make a GIF from a Video the Easy Way

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Aren’t GIFs great? They make responding to online comments way more fun. If you want to be part of the conversation but couldn’t find the appropriate GIF to use, why not create one? In this post, we’ll show you how to make GIFs you can share with friends. Find a Video Making GIFs starts with […]