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January 7, 2019

Microsoft Adds Update Pausing Feature on Windows 10 Home

Generally speaking, always being up to date on the latest Windows patches is a pretty good thing. Updating your system will not only fix bugs and add new features, it also includes security patches that prevent hackers from having their way with your system.

While there are plenty of benefits to having the latest updates, sometimes updates do cause issues. As Microsoft doesn’t have the capability of internally testing each update with billions of computers on the planet before they release it, updates sometimes causes issues which get fixed in a later update. For those who can’t afford to have any issues with their systems, it’s important to be [...]

 
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September 14, 2017

Eero Review (2nd Gen, 2017)

The Next Generation

When Eero launched last year, it helped drive a revolutionary shift in the WiFi router market. Unlike the traditional WiFi router which was complicated to configure and manage for the average user, Eero wanted to create something that was easy to setup, easy to manage and could provide reliable whole home WiFi coverage no matter the size of the home. For the most part, Eero achieved its goal.

Now that it’s a bit more than year later, Eero has revealed the 2nd Generation Eero. Rather than a major redesign, the 2nd Generation Eero focuses on improving on the first generation product while simultaneously launching lower powered wall [...]

 
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July 25, 2017

How to Update to Windows 10 Creators Update (Build 15063) Immediately

Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update back in April of this year, but many still haven’t received the update yet. The reason for this is because Microsoft is pushing the update in a staggered approach first to newer OEM systems followed by everyone else later in the year.

However, if you’re one of those who want access to all the new features the Windows 10 Creators Update without having to wait in line for Microsoft to push it to you, Microsoft has also provided an alternate way for you to get the Creators Update immediately.

Today we’ll show you how to update to the Windows 10 Creators Update using Microsoft’s Update Assistant [...]

 
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July 25, 2017

How to Delete the Windows.old Folder

If you recently upgraded to Windows 10 or you recently downloaded a major update for Windows 10, you may have a massive space sucking folder called Windows.old. As the name suggests, this folder contains information about the old operating system or the pre-update operating system before you updated it. This is useful in the event that the new update causes issues as the contents in the folder will allow you to roll back the upgrades if necessary.

However, if the upgrade isn’t causing any issues and you could use the 25GB+ of disk space back, you can delete the folder. Here’s how.

 

Delete Your Windows.old Folder

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May 8, 2017

Handbrake Download Server Infected With Malware

Developers of popular transcoding tool, Handbrake, issued an urgent message on Saturday warning its users that one of its download servers have been compromised. The original installation file has been replaced with one that may be laced with a malware.

The notice is directed towards users who have downloaded Handbrake on Mac between May 2 and May 6. If you fall within the specified group, then there’s a 50% chance of having a malware installed on your Mac. The developers urge its users to verify the installation file’s checksum, a number generated to ensure the integrity of the file, before running it. For those who have already installed the [...]

 
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March 24, 2017

Samsung to Disable Charging on Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones

For those of you still holding onto Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s, Samsung recently announced that an upcoming update next month will completely disable charging for the recalled flagship smartphone. Previously, Samsung has already released software updates to limit Galaxy Note 7 charging capacity and has worked with carriers to disable Galaxy Note 7’s from being used on networks. This latest update effectively disables the smartphone.

For those of you living under a rock, the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 was met with a string of incidents where the internal battery caught on fire. In response, Samsung recalled all Note Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and replaced [...]

 
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July 7, 2017

How to Speed Up Your Slow PC

There’re no two ways about it: all PCs slow down without proper maintenance. Before you decide to recycle your machine, try following this simple guide to see if you can squeeze out an extra bit of performance.

 

1. Run Windows Update

Windows tries its best to let you know when new updates with crucial bug fixes and stability improvements get released. However, sometimes the updates don’t automatically apply. If you’re experiencing a slow system, it may be that you need to update your system. This is especially important for newly purchased machines.

 

2. Identify Rogue Programs With Task Manager

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July 28, 2017

PSA: You Can Still Download Windows 10 Upgrade Free, Here’s How

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade period technically ended on July 29th, 2016, but for those who still haven’t had the chance to upgrade yet, you can still do so thanks to a loophole at Microsoft’s accessibility website.

 

Download Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Microsoft began offering free upgrades for customers who use assistive technologies after the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to entice users who use assistive technologies to try some of the new features in Windows 10. However, despite the fact that the Windows 10 free upgrade offer has ended, the free upgrade utility at the Assistive Technologies website is still [...]

 
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February 21, 2017

Synology Releases DSM 6.1: Btrfs, Active Directory, Improved Encrypted Shared Folders, Seagate IronWolf Health Management

Synology DS213+ Running DSM 6.1

According to a recent announcement, Synology has released the DSM 6.1 update for their DiskStation, RackStation, FlashStation, and Embedded DataStation lineup.

The latest update brings several new major features including a new next generation Btrfs file system, Windows Active Directory server support, improved shared folder encryption capabilities which allows pre-existing shared folders to be encrypted, and Seagate IronWolf Health Management which provides a wealth of statistics for those who utilize Seagate IronWolf NAS HDDs. A full list of new features and improvements is available on the Synology website [...]

 
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January 30, 2017

Razer Acquires Nextbit Systems, Prepares Possible Entry into the Smartphone Market

Razer has been doing some serious shopping lately first acquiring famous audio company THX in late 2016 and according to a recent announcement, they’ve also picked up yet another company, Nextbit Systems Inc.

Nextbit, the company behind the popular cloud connected Robin smartphone, quickly saw a lot of success with the Robin which was a decent mid-range smartphone with a pricetag of just $299 and could be regularly found during the holidays for under $200.

As a part of the acquisition, Nextbit will halt all sales of its Robin smartphone however, will continue honoring warranties for 6 more months, and will continue offering software updates [...]

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