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How to make your SSD last longer

Solid state drives are common in desktops and laptops across all performance levels. These drives are popular due to their superior read and write speeds, and physical durability, compared to hard disk drives. However, using NAND flash memory as a storage solution does have disadvantages. Every time you write data to an SSD, its lifespan [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:40+00:00 March 29th, 2017|How To|Comments Off on How to make your SSD last longer

5 reasons why your laptop is slow

If your old laptop is starting to show its age, there can be any number of issues affecting its performance. Here are five likely culprits for why your laptop is running so frustratingly slow and five solutions to return it to its former glory. 1. Spinning hard drive I speak from experience when I say [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:44+00:00 February 10th, 2017|How To|Comments Off on 5 reasons why your laptop is slow

How to close all tabs in Safari, Chrome and Google on your iPhone

With the holiday shopping season upon us, it's time to start covering your tracks online lest you spoil a holiday surprise. If you are like me, then you shop or at least research potential gift ideas on your phone. And if you have kids like mine, then they are constantly borrowing your phone. To preserve [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:46+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|How To|Comments Off on How to close all tabs in Safari, Chrome and Google on your iPhone

How to shop online and stay secure

It's that time of year again: Soon we'll begin scouring the internet to find the lowest prices for holiday gifts. As a savvy online shopper, you'll visit multiple websites to find the perfect deal, usually creating accounts with your credit card and other personal information. But when it's time for checkout, don't make the same [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:25:46+00:00 December 20th, 2016|How To|Comments Off on How to shop online and stay secure

How to: Stop or roll back a Windows 10 upgrade

Windows 10 has been installing itself on PCs with Windows 7 or 8.1. If you want to stick with a previous version of Windows, you can in a few easy steps. On July 29, 2016, Microsoft will stop offering free upgrades to Windows 10. The company's attempts to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users onboard [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:08+00:00 August 16th, 2016|How To|Comments Off on How to: Stop or roll back a Windows 10 upgrade

Find out if your iPhone 6S is eligible for a free battery replacement

If your iPhone 6S keeps dropping dead on you, it may have a faulty battery. According to Apple, this problem affects "a very small number" of iPhone 6S handsets manufactured in September and October of 2015. Customers with an iPhone 6S from this period may be eligible for a free battery replacement from Apple. Find [...]

By | 2016-12-19T12:39:24+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|How To|Comments Off on Find out if your iPhone 6S is eligible for a free battery replacement

How to download, manage Netflix shows on your phone or tablet

The day has finally arrived! It's now possible to download shows and movies using the Netflix app to watch when you're on a plane, or without an internet connection. Heck, downloading Netflix content is a super easy way to save on your mobile data plan while on the go. Before you get too excited, the [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:16+00:00 January 12th, 2016|How To|Comments Off on How to download, manage Netflix shows on your phone or tablet

How to pair AirPods with an Android device

Apple made it easy to pair AirPods across all of its devices in a matter of seconds. But just because AirPods are made by Apple and integrated with Apple products, that doesn't mean you can't use them as Bluetooth earbuds with non-Apple devices. You can pair AirPods to an Android phone, a PC, or your [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:18+00:00 January 5th, 2016|How To|Comments Off on How to pair AirPods with an Android device