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  Windows 10 quick tips: 6 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? We've got help. Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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  How to Uninstall Java on a Mac

Many Mac users don’t need Java on their computer, but if you happen to have Java installed and want to remove it from a Mac then you can uninstall Java and JRE with a little effort.

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  Control Windows 10 Privacy with WPD

WPD is a handy program for Windows 10 users who want more control over privacy related settings of the operating system. The program is easy to use and portable.

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  8 tips for a faster Internet experience

f you’re like most people, you probably wish you had a faster Internet connection. After all, there’s nothing worse than having to wait for what seems like forever while your favorite website loads or a download completes.

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  How to Get to the Windows 10 Advanced Startup Opti...

Whether you need to repair Windows 10, reset the OS, restore from a backup file or boot into safe mode, you have to navigate to the Advanced Startup Options menu. There are several different ways to navigate to Advanced Startup Options, depending on whether you can boot up or not.

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  Get the MacOS High Sierra Default Wallpaper

The default wallpaper in MacOS High Sierra is a beautiful autumn lakeside scene featuring mountains frosted with a light snow, it looks fantastic but you don’t need to wait until the final High Sierra release is available to use this great wallpaper right now.

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  Kaspersky VirusDesk: online file and link scanner

Kaspersky VirusDesk is a free service by Russian security firm Kaspersky that enables you to scan files or links for viruses and other threats.

While most computer users would probably agree that having a resident antivirus solution installed is a must in these days and age, especially on Windows... Show More
  Finally! WPS Office Has A New Release for Linux

A new version of WPS Office has been announced for Linux today.

Kingsoft Software has released an enhanced version of WPS Office productivity software, WPS Office 2016 for Linux. The latest update for WPS Office for Linux comes with many new features like remote file sharing, improved IO operatio... Show More
  Tails OS 3.0 Released! Now Uses Debian 9

One of the most popular privacy focused Linux distributions, Tails has released version 3.0, based on Debian 9. The release comes three days before the official release of Debian 9.

This is the first time a new version of Tails is released almost at the same time as the new version of Debian whic... Show More
  May's Windows numbers: Windows 7 digs in

Windows 7 last month dug in its heels, and retained control over a majority of all Windows PCs, an analytics company reported this week.

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  Windows 10 blunder

Windows 10 blunder - If you receive this update from Microsoft DO NOT install it

Microsoft has apologised to users after it released an update to its popular Windows 10 operating system by mistake.

The US technology giant said the Windows 10 build was accidentally released to members enlisted ... Show More
  Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya is just around the corner

The Cinnamon and MATE editions are currently in QA (functional testing) and we should be able to release them as BETA early this month.

Cinnamon was upgraded to version 3.4 and MATE to version 1.18.

The switch to LightDM was confirmed, with out of the box support for guest sessions and a beaut... Show More

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Why does my "Streaming" keep buffering? I am running W-10 w/ 50GHZ Ram.

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Most often times, issues with streaming stem for your internet provider and/or too many programs running on your PC at one time. Run an internet speed test and see if you internet connection is fast enough. https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ CHoose a server close to your location.

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Need a hard drive for HP KY888AV-ABA IQ506t. Can anyone Help me?

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Make sure to find the correct size, but any WD Blue drive that fits would be fine. https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Descripti... I would recommend an upgrade to a SSD. Make sure to check where the drive is located before purchase. It may be difficult to open the laptop/computer.

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