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Podcasts and audiobooks are two of the most popular forms of audio entertainment. Both are readily available on your smartphone or computer, but you might not be familiar with the differences between them. In this article, we’ll walk you through the differences between podcasts and audiobooks. We’ll look at format, pricing, availability, and how to
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Acronyms are not uncommon in the world of computer hardware. CPU, GPU, RAID, SSD… the list goes on. Many of these acronyms have entered the common geek vocabulary. Most people know what a CPU is (at least they think they know), but others are more obscure. One example is TDP, which stands for Thermal Design
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Maybe you’ve noticed a feature on your phone called NFC, and wondered what it is. Or maybe you’re using NFC for contactless payments from your Android or other device, and you’re concerned about how secure it is. NFC is a common feature on phones, but something that many people aren’t aware of is that there
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Unstable Wi-Fi is often caused by wireless congestion. Congestion problems are common in apartment complexes or densely packed neighborhoods. The more people using the internet, the greater the instability. When many people in the same area are working from home, connectivity suffers. For those of you wondering how to fix Wi-Fi that sucks or is
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You’ve probably heard the term “virtual machine” before, but do you actually know what that is? Furthermore, why use a virtual machine anyway? Let’s look at what virtual machines are used for so you can better understand these important tools. Maybe you’ll even get some ideas for your own usage! What Is a Virtual Machine?
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Whether you want to get more exercise, lose some weight, or build some muscle, mobile fitness apps are ideal. Some of the most popular apps offer a whole range of functions, such as tracking your workouts and even what you eat. If you want to lose fat, you need to reduce calorie intake; to build
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Most people don’t think much about the keyboard of their computer. But as something you use every day it can really make a difference to how your computer feels when you interact with it. Many serious tech geeks love mechanical keyboards. This type of keyboard is more expensive than a regular keyboard, but gamers and
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Computer monitors are an oft-underestimated part of the computing experience. People who don’t flinch at spending $1,500+ on a laptop computer will often buy a monitor based exclusively on price. Advertisement That’s a shame; the monitor influences everything you do on your PC. It can make games more impressive, movies sharper, and documents clearer. The
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With video conferencing, vlogging, and even appearing on TV via remote link on the rise, looking good on webcam is increasingly important. But so many people get it wrong. Experts, politicians, YouTubers, even models and style experts can end up looking terrible on webcams. So, how does one look good for a webcam? Simply, make
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Engaging in self-isolation or national lockdown is not easy. If you have children, things are even tougher. Fortunately various tech companies are here to help. Christian Cawley and Gavin Philips look at the latest developments, from free Amazon Prime and Audible to top YouTube channels for 24/7 entertainment. We also have some thoughts on enforced
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Popcorn Time is a revolution in the world of torrents. An app that presents movies beautifully, just like Netflix, but with one crucial difference: they’re all streamed illegally using torrent technology. Popcorn Time is just a really pretty torrent streaming client. I’m not here to preach though. It’s obvious that streaming or downloading movies without
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Websites that offer formerly paid software for free do so with little to no illusion of legality. However you feel about torrents and warez sites offering paid software and media, it is clear that they are illegal in most countries. There is one type of site that manages to avoid most scorn. Abandonware sites, like
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Quite honestly, not enough people consider which file system to use for their computers. Windows and macOS users have little reason to look, since they really have only one choice for their system—NTFS and HFS+, respectively. Linux, on the other hand, has plenty of different file system options, with the current default being the Fourth
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Poor router security puts your network at risk. While we know that running a tight ship starts with router security, what you may not know is some security settings may slow down your entire network. The primary choices for router-based encryption are WPA2-AES and WPA2-TKIP. Let’s look at which security protocol is more secure, and which option allows a
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Stuck at home in self-isolation? Restricted to remote working as a precaution? Whatever your situation, we’ve pulled together a collection of the best tips and tricks to help you maximise production and make the most of your time locked up at home. Really Useful Podcast Season 5 Episode 7 Shownotes We take a look at
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