For those new to buying or building PCs, one of the most common questions is “How much RAM do I need?“. While the best answer to this question really depends on what you plan on doing with your PC, there are some general guidelines you can follow in order to get a good estimate on how much RAM is optimal.
How is RAM Used in Computers
Before we decide how much RAM is needed for your new PC, it’s important to first understand how RAM is actually used in it. RAM, which is often also referred to as system memory, is an acronym for Random Access Memory. While it would take quite a long time to fully explain all the cases of how RAM is used in [...]
We all know that Spotify is easily one of the best music streaming services on the market today. It has one of the best music discovery capabilities for music streaming services and its unique social features such as song, album, and playlist sharing are unparalleled by others.
One not-so-heavily advertised features for Spotify is the existence of the Web Player. If you just go to Spotify’s website, it directs you to download the desktop application, which is awesome in its own right, but if you’re at school or at work and don’t have the ability to install additional software yet you still want access to your favorite playlist, Spotify still has a [...]
The Pirate Bay is one of the oldest and one of the most popular torrent websites out there with its roots dating back all the way to 2003. In its lifetime, the popular torrents site has experienced quite a bit of turmoil including its founders being arrested and thrown in jail, its servers confiscated and quite a bit more, but its incredible resiliency and the community’s ability to bring it back has really made it the most iconic torrent website in existence. However, given that The Pirate Bay does operate in a legal grey area, its services aren’t guaranteed and the site does go down from time to time. Further, some users aren’t pleased with some of the [...]
An estimated 19 million households will cut the cord by 2019 and despite saving quite a bit of money cutting out cable TV services, the fees will likely be turning into paying for streaming video websites such as Netflix, Amazon, YouTube Red/YouTube TV, Hulu, and more.
For those who simply can’t afford to pay for all the different streaming sites out there, luckily there are plenty of sites out there that will allow you to watch TV shows online for free thanks to advertising support. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best free TV show streaming sites.
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One of the newer gamer-centric features of Windows 10 is the Game Bar and Game DVR, which is a feature designed to allow gamers to record gameplay in the background so if something amazing happens, you have proof to show all your friends. Since you don’t really know when you’ll pull off that amazing quadruple melee kill, Game DVR can automatically record all gaming video in the background so when that amazing moment happens, you can simply save it to show all your friends.
Of course, if you already have another service such as Nvidia ShadowPlay or have a dedicated capture card recording footage for you, you may not need to have Game Bar or Game DVR. [...]
On July 20th 2016, the highly popular torrents website, Kickass Torrents, was shut down after an investigation into the website by US authorities. The alleged founder of Kickass Torrents, Artem Vaulin, was arrested and the website was shut down immediately. At the time, Kickass Torrents was the biggest torrent site in the world, so this was a huge shock to those who regularly used its services.
If you’re one of those users, you might be looking for an alternative to Kickass Torrents. While nothing is going to be as great as Kickass Torrents Once was, there are still quality torrents websites out there that will serve your needs just fine. Here’s the best [...]
So you’re setting up your brand new desktop, laptop or smartphone and you come across the option to choose the type of account or protocol to use and you have zero idea what any of it actually does. Don’t worry. We’ve been there before which is why today we’ll be comparing three of the most common e-mail protocols in use today.
POP3, or Post Office Protocol Version 3, is one of the e-mail protocols quickly losing popularity today thanks to the rise of broadband and mobile broadband internet.
The way POP3 works is once it’s setup on an e-mail client (Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.), POP3 [...]
YouTube is easily the best online video streaming service on the internet with an array of video content ranging from amateur home videos to professionally produced shows. While it’s nice to watch the content online, it’s sometimes not feasible to do so. For example, if you’re out for a jog and you simply want to listen to a podcast, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to load up an MP3 file?
Yes it is, and today we’ll be showing you how using a service called Peggo. Peggo is a web service that easily converts Youtube videos to MP3 so you can use it on your PC, Mac, smartphones, smartwatches, MP3 players and other devices hassle [...]
Windows 10’s search function is one of the most powerful tools in the operating system. Users can easily search for files, programs, and settings straight from the desktop. To speed up searches, Windows has an Index file that keeps track of what’s in the system and where. Unfortunately, not all the things you need are automatically indexed and sometimes residual program entries will still appear after they’ve been uninstalled.
To fix this issue and to include additional locations, you’ll need to rebuild the index file. Here’s how.
Rebuild the Search Index File Step 1
Hit the Windows Key and immediately type [...]
Internet filters suck. Period. Whether you’re at school trying to access a website that could potentially contain essential information for a research project you’re working on or you’re at work trying to access a how to video on YouTube, schools, workplaces and even governments are all too often way overzealous in their attempts to restrict internet access.
For those affected by ridiculous internet filters, here are a few ways to to bypass the filters to access the blocked websites.
Unblock Blocked Websites 1. Use HTTPS
HTTPS stands for Hyperlink Text Transport Protocol Secured. Unlike regular old HTTP, HTTPS is encrypted, so many basic [...]