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October 24, 2016

Battlefield 1 PC Performance Analysis

At long last the latest and heavily anticipated Battlefield game has been released. Showcasing the grim atmosphere of World War 1 the game takes us from the trenches in France, to the Ottoman Empire in modern day Turkey.

The Battlefield series has always been one of the quintessential PC titles since the original Battlefield 1942 way back in 2002 and its developer DICE has been known for going the extra mile for PC gamers, with fantastic hardware optimization and being at the forefront of AMD’s mantle back in Battlefield 4, though Battlefield games have always been plagued with glitches and bugs at launch the worst of which was Battlefield 4 and while having [...]

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October 21, 2016

How to Disable Chrome Notifications in Windows 10

As a part of the Google Chrome 42 update, Google enabled its notifications API which allows apps, websites, etc. to push notifications to users. While many users such as myself find these very helpful when it comes to staying on top of my news, emails, and reminders, some find these notifications very annoying and simply want to turn it all off.

Here’s how to do it.


Turn off notifications for select websites

Say you have some notifications you enjoy having such as your favorite mail or online news service, but given you already have the Facebook app which already does notifications, having more notifications on your PC is just way [...]

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October 13, 2016

10 Easy Tips to Boost Your Android Phone’s Battery Life

If you’ve been using your phone for a while, chances are its battery life isn’t what it used to be. On day one you probably got a solid day of use on a single charge yet you sit here today with just a meager 2 hours on a charge. What happened? Here are 10 some simple tips you can do to boost your Android smartphone’s battery life.


1. Checkout your power flow, close battery draining apps

For those trying to optimize power usage, the first thing to do is check out Android’s built-in battery monitor in the settings menu. Not only does it tell you how much time your phone has been on, it also gives you an [...]

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October 12, 2016

10 Easy Tips to Speed Up a Slow Windows 10 Computer

In the latest of our how to tutorials and guides, we try to answer one of the questions we get asked about almost on a day to day basis both here as well as in our daily personal lives. The question of course being “How do I speed up my PC that used to be fast, but is now very slow?”

Well that’s a good question and without any additional rambling on my part, let’s take a look at the top 10 things you can do to speed up your PC.


1. Clean Your System

When we use our computers, junk starts to accumulate in different areas of our system. Browsers for example store history, cached data, cookies, [...]

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October 10, 2016

6 Reasons Why You Should Buy a SSD If You Don’t Own One Already

When we first started covering the world of SSDs back in 2012, the industry was still in its infancy. At the time, the performance benefits of SSD technology were clearly greater than HDDs, but due to high prices, low capacities, and incomplete OS support, it just simply wasn’t the time.

However, fast forward to 2016 and today the SSD landscape is a much different place than it was almost 5 years ago. Prices are much less expensive, capacities now reach up to 4TB in a single drive, and modern operating systems such as Windows 10 fully support SSDs right out of the box.

As such, here are 6 of the top reasons why you should buy a SSD [...]

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October 4, 2016

Best PC Monitors [October 2016]: Samsung, LG, Viewsonic, Acer, and More!

Several years ago, picking out a monitor was relatively easy. Those who needed high end monitors generally purchased an IPS, MVA, or PLS panel while those who didn’t need a high end monitor purchased a TN panel. That was it. There was no curved display, no FreeSync, and no affordable IPS panel either.

After my colleague Tom Li published his 6 Reasons Why Your Next Upgrade Should Be a Second Monitor article, I figured I’d do some research and present you with some of the best monitors available on the market today. In this buying guide, I tried to make recommendations for some of the most common segments, but as there’s so many different monitors [...]

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October 1, 2016

How to Uninstall Programs in Windows 10 in Three Easy Steps

If you think about it, in older versions of Windows, it was a bit difficult to uninstall programs especially if you’re a newcomer to the operating system. In Windows 10, Microsoft has made it a lot easier thanks to the new search function.

Here’s an easy 3-step process that doesn’t even require you to go into the settings menu!


1. Click on the “Ask me anything” prompt in the taskbar.

2. Type in “change or remove a program” and the first result should be “Change or remove a program” app in Windows. Click on that. For the ultimate in laziness, in the first part of this step, you may [...]

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September 28, 2016

6 Reasons Why Your Next Upgrade Should Be a Second Monitor

If you’re deciding which new keyboard or mouse you should splurge on next, forget it. Your next investment should be a new monitor. What’s magical about a new monitor is that anyone – not just the power users, can benefit from a secondary display.

Screen estate is precious for the most of us. A single screen can quickly get cluttered with innumerable tabs, documents, videos, virtual machines, settings panes, development environments…you get the idea. You can mitigate the problem somewhat by creating virtual workspaces in Linux or Virtual Desktops in Windows 10, but it’s still frustrating to hop back and forth between screens when [...]

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September 28, 2016

Samsung Expects 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD to Reach Price Parity in 2020, 236% PCIe SSD Growth by 2018 – Samsung SSD Global Summit 2016 Keynote

At the Samsung SSD Global Summit 2016 event in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung not only introduced two of the most highly anticipated SSDs of this year, but they also shared a number of insights into the rapidly growing industry.

Kicking off the keynote was Willow You, Director of Branded Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor who discussed a number of current SSD industry trends. Among the first is the growth of the SSD market. According to Willow You, the SSD market has grown by 54% over the past 5 years which is significantly larger than the growth of the smartphone market which has grown just 19.1% over the same period. Samsung expects this trend to [...]

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September 21, 2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 Drivers for Forza Horizon 3

Earlier today, we reported on NVIDIA releasing their Game Ready drivers for GeForce graphics cards in time for the release of Forza Horizon 3: Ultimate Edition, which launches tomorrow (pre-loads available now). AMD has answered back with their own driver updates in the form of the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 19.9.2 which are tailored for Forza Horizon 3.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2

Along with support for the new title, the latest drivers also include a number of fixes for issues which users may have faced with previous version, these include the following:

Fixed Issues

Intermittent mouse cursor corruption may be experienced on some Radeon RX [...]
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