People always say you should upgrade your RAM. But what is it, anyways? Random access memory, or RAM, is one of the most important components of not only desktop PCs, but laptops, tablets, smartphones, and gaming consoles. Without it, doing just about anything on any system would be much, much slower. But what is RAM really?!
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But are you charging your smartphone properly? According to research, you are probably making charging mistakes that are shortening your battery's lifespan.
Here are a few dos and don'ts of battery charging you may not know about.
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I recently installed PlayOn.tv on my Windows 10 Pro laptop and love it. It allows you to watch live TV on your laptop in HD. Best of all, it's FREE!
One of the coolest features is that it can also function as a DVR on your PC (you can even record most Netflix movies in standard .mp4 format for playback on most devices). So if you know you're going to be flying and want to watch a game or movie you missed, now you can ... even in HD!
PlayOn also enables users to access and organize many online video streaming sites, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Comedy Central, ESPN, MLB, and a lot more (over 100 in total). It has a ton of features!
Best of all, the streaming version is free and the DVR option is just a one-time charge of $39.99 (lifetime). Check out this great Windows Plug-in here! As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help with installation and configuration.
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Computer peripheral cables are hard enough to keep track of without people throwing around words like “Thunderbolt” and “USB Type C.” Thunderbolt may be particularly confusing, since this connection technology has gone through several different phases, and is making the jump from Apple to laptops and PCs in general.
But knowing the difference between these different ports is important, especially when you’re thinking about which computer is right for you. These days, don’t be surprised if you look at a new laptop and see nothing but “USB-C” and “Thunderbolt.”
So, what exactly is it? Let’s take a look.
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The latest generation and type of USB cable, known as USB-C, is much faster than all prior versions, such as USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0. It does away with micro-USB cables, mini-USB cables and a lot of confusion that goes with them because it's one-size fits all. USB-C can also functions as a power cable. But if you don't buy the correct type of USB-C cable, your connected device may be under powered, or worse, over powered. Read here for all the in's and out's. As always, The GoTo Tech Guru is here to help!
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These secret features are easy to use. They can help you make your computer run faster, stream media to multiple devices, share content with your family, turn a regular old letter into a professional-looking document and much more. Get them here!
But these aren't features that Microsoft doesn't want you to know about. These are helpful tricks that you probably forgot are there. Check them out!
Free software isn’t advertised as widely as paid software, so you may never have heard of the brand that could radically improve your digital life. Still, they’re out there, waiting to be discovered. From cybersecurity to photography to screen-sharing, the perks of these programs can’t be overstated. Check some them out here!
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Part of the popularity of Windows may be that its super helpful in every day life, like alerting you to head to the airport 30 minutes earlier because traffic is heavy. And how does it know? Windows 10 accesses your calendar, emails and location, combines it with online traffic news and there you have it! There's a lot of private info you're giving up, and not everyone is comfortable with that, so what can you do about it? Read this article and find out how to protect yourself!
Here the five most annoying Windows problems and how to fix them.
One of the most popular new trends hackers are using is to steal access to a user's webcam and spy on the user for potentially ransom-worthy footage. If the camera on your computer has been compromised, hackers may have an open window into your life and you may never know. So how do you know if hackers have infiltrated your device and what can you do about it? Find out here!
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Check out these 10 handy, fun and downright helpful ways to use USB thumb drives.
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These secret features are easy to use. They can help you make your computer run faster, stream media to multiple devices, share content with your family, turn a regular old letter into a professional-looking document and much more. Click here for the load-down!
Here are some everyday Windows 10 tips to help you organize and maximize your productivity to get you back into the (work)-flow of things.
Apple and Microsoft haven't always played nicely with each other, but these days it's a lot easier to live with one foot in Windows 10 and another in iOS. These apps aren't just types of software that are made by Microsoft and available on iOS. These are apps or services that bring your devices closer together. If you want to know about the best Microsoft apps available on iOS, you can check out this guide.
Microsoft is releasing a new Photos Companion app for iOS and Android, designed to make it much quicker to get photos from a phone to a PC. The app works by temporarily linking (via QR code) to the Windows 10 photos app. You can send multiple photos over the same Wi-Fi network, and they appear immediately in the photos app. The app doesn’t permanently link to a Windows 10 PC and is useful if you don’t automatically back up your photos to a cloud service. Check it out here!
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There are probably a lot of apps in Windows 10 that you don't need or use. They are actually not difficult to remove. But be careful, some are not meant to be removed and if you do, Windows may not operate properly. See here for tips on how to get rid of these and what not to.
Did you know you can turn your Windows 10 computer into a mobile hotspot for other devices to use? It's one of the latest functions Microsoft has added! Check out how to enable this feature here!
Getting rid of unwanted programs can help your computer's performance and your organization, but you can run into all kinds of trouble if you accidentally delete a file that's essential for your Windows operating system. Find out the ins-n-outs here.
Windows is so commonplace, many of us don’t realize that it has special features that boost your computer’s speed, stream media to multiple devices, share content with your family, and customizations to make it your own. Windows has come a long way in the past 30 years, and the number of handy tricks may surprise you. Click here for a few of the most interesting tools in the Windows 10 arsenal.
Google could soon move ahead with plans to launch a cloud-based game-streaming service, competing directly against Microsoft and Sony. Get the latest scoop here!
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Windows 10 S users that will allow them to use the Authenticator app on their iPhone to approve log-ins on their computer. Get the inside scoop here!
Fujitsu said it teamed up with Microsoft to bring its PalmSecure technology to Windows 10 Pro. It scans the unique pattern of veins in the palm of your hand and requires flowing blood. So if you watch too many TV shows and movies, where villains use extracted eyeballs as well as detached fingers and hands to bypass security measures, those days area gone. Read the full story.
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with gaming, privacy, graphics, Eye Control, and Bluetooth improvements
Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with gaming, privacy, graphics, Eye Control, security, Bluetooth, Edge, and input improvements. This build is part of the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship soon). Read the full story.
Microsoft is planning to release the next version of its standalone Office Suite 2019, sometime in the second half of 2018, with preview versions coming in the second quarter. But if you want to install it, you're going to need a computer running the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 10. This only applies to the standalone single-purchase version of MS Office, not the ongoing monthly or annual subscription service, called Office 365. Get the details here.
The Microsoft Surface Book is a wonderful device, a great crossover between a tablet and PC. There are many similarities from its CPU chip and high-end graphics to storage and even Windows 10. But there are also many gaps that need to be improved upon before it can truely be your one and only PC. Read here for the scoop!
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!