What Is Localhost and How Can You Use It?

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The localhost – also referred to as ‘the loopback address’ – is used to establish an IP connection or call, to your own computer or machine. The loopback address is typically used in the context of networking and provides a computer the capability to validate the IP stack. Anyone with a background or interest in […]

Understanding Types Of RAM Memory & How It’s Used

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RAM or Random Access Memory is an incredibly important part of any modern computer. The CPU (central processing unit) of a computer needs data and instructions in order to perform work. That information has to be stored somewhere. The “somewhere” is referred to as computer memory.  There are various types of RAM memory, each with […]

How To Change Your Router SSID & Why You Should

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SSID stands for Service Set Identifier and is the primary name of your WiFi network. If you tap on the WiFi icon on your phone or computer, it’ll pull up a list of available networks within a range that have different names consisting of letters and/or numbers. For example, you may see simple names like […]

4 Ways To Find Large Files In Windows 10

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If you quickly want to free-up memory space on your Windows machine, the best way to do that is to find large files on your Windows 10 PC and get rid of them if they’re no longer useful. The question though is how do you go about searching for large files on your computer? Windows […]

How To Extract Files From Corrupted Zip Folders

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The best option for transferring multiple files together has to be through the use of zip file compression. Doing it in this way offers hassle free, lossless file compression when relocating files from one storage area to another.  There are plenty of ‘packing’ programs available that allow zip file compression. Gather a few files together, […]

How To Fix Windows Keyboard Keys Which Stop Working

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A keyboard without working keys may seem like a blow to productivity, but it’s possible to repair. If you’ve been working on your PC and suddenly some or no characters appear on your computer screen, we’re going to show you how to fix it. If you have a desktop PC, it’s easy to just swap […]

10 Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts To Speed Up Your Workflow

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Keyboard shortcuts are great time savers – provided you know they are there. Ubuntu is packed with quick keyboard features that make transitioning between tasks and interacting with any window a breeze. As with any keyboard or hotkey shortcuts, they take time to learn. But they will typically make your workflow more efficient and enjoyable. […]

How To Update an Old Word Document to Latest Word Format

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If you want to use the modern features of Word 2019 or Office 365, you will need to upgrade your Word documents if they are based on an older version of the Word software. Upgrading ensures that your documents are compatible with the newer versions of Word and that you are able to use the […]

How to Use the Windows 10 Sandbox

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A raft of new features was added to Windows 10 with Microsoft’s May 2019 update, but the Windows Sandbox was one of the most important. It’s designed to give Windows users a separate testing environment to try out new or untrusted software as an alternative to using a virtual machine. The Windows 10 sandbox requires […]

Switching from Mac to Windows? What You Need to Know

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For a long time, Apple users and Windows users kept to their respective sides of the aisle. There was little overlap between the two user bases, but that has started to change.  Many people recognize the ease of use and simple productivity that Apple provides (and many people love the status and image that comes […]