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Intel Core i9 vs. Core i7 vs. Core i5: Which CPU Should You Buy?

Drilling Down to the Cores For many consumers who are on the hunt for a new desktop or laptop PC, one of the biggest considerations is the type of processor. Two of the CPUs most often in contention are the Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7. Discounting Core i3 and m3 (mainly found in budget systems), Core i9 (powerful CPUs for gaming and performance PCs), and AMD processors (another story entirely...
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Save Your Hard Drive With These Laptop Computer Temperature Monitor Apps

Heat wreaks havoc on computers, especially laptops. Tight cases and dust buildup can lead to poor air circulation, and without circulation, the heat generated inside has nowhere to go. Indeed, ignoring heat problems is the surest way to destroy a laptop. You thought it slowed down because it’s old and contains outdated hardware? That’s partly true, but not the whole story. Heat can severely impa...
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What Does “Dual Core” & “Quad Core” Mean?

When you are purchasing a new laptop or building a computer, the processor is the most important decision. But there’s a lot of jargon, especially the cores. Do you need a dual-core, a quad-core, a hexa-core, an octo-core… Let’s cut the geek talk and understand what it really means. Note: This article deals with dual-core vs. quad-core processors for computers, not for smartphones. We have a sepa...
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Rip an Entire DVD to Your Hard Drive With These 5 Simple Steps

With the growth of streaming services like Netflix, DVD sales are slipping. It’s safe to assume that before too long they’ll have gone the same way as VHS and audio cassettes. Once that happens, DVD players themselves won’t be far behind. Before we reach that point, it would be prudent to rip all your DVDs onto your hard drive. By doing so, you’ll be saving them for posterity; you’ll be able to...
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Complete Guide : What Is A CPU and What Does It Do?

Acronyms are the tech world’s favourite way to make interesting technology sound incredibly confusing. When hunting out a new PC or Laptop, the specifications will mention the type of CPU you can expect to find in the shiny new device. Frustratingly, they almost always fail to tell you why that’s so important. When faced with decisions between AMD and Intel, dual or quad-core, or i3 vs. i7, it ...
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Tech Tool Kit: How to Use a USB Jump Drive Like a Super Geek

Don’t let your spare USB drives go to waste! Use them to prepare for disaster and turn them into toolkits that might one day save your neck. USB jump drives are a dying breed. As the process of transferring data becomes increasingly wireless, many are left with underutilized USB drives crammed into drawers. That is, until disaster strikes. Thumb drives — when prepared — can prevent users fro...
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Everything You Need to Know About Kodi from A to Z

At first glance, Kodi is a simple app. When you run it for the first time, nothing looks too complicated or seems too confusing. And if you’re happy just to use the software at a very basic level, that’s all good. It is easy to set up and use. But once you scratch below the surface and delve into some of Kodi’s most powerful features, you’re entering a confusing world of acronyms, jargon, and lon...
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How to Choose the Right Kodi Box for Your Needs

Kodi is one of the most popular streaming apps right now, but you need hardware of some sort in order to get it on your TV. Are you looking for a way to stream your locally-saved media directly to your TV? Does the idea of an open-source set-top box with customizable third-party add-ons interest you? If you answered Yes to either of these questions it sounds like you’re in the market for a Kodi b...
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How to Connect a USB Keyboard to Your Android Phone

Android phone devices have come such a long way that they’ve all but replaced the laptop and desktop for everyday tasks like taking notes. But even after all this time, with improvement after improvement, they still lack in one critical area: typing. Android supports mice, keyboards, and even gamepads. On many Android devices, you can connect USB peripherals to your device. On other Android...
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How to Recover Lost Space on a USB Drive

Why USB drive lose space? When trying to use your USB drive, you plug it in your computer and open My Computer, only to find that much space on the USB drive is lost, leaving only a few megabytes available free space. Then you open Disk Management, which is a Windows built-in utility, to see what really happens to your USB drive. You will find out that the lost space is shown as unallocated. Befo...
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