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My Computer Is Slow Like a Glacier. Here Are Some Reasons Why

One of the best feelings in the world of tech is getting a new laptop, booting it up, setting up your preferred environment on the device, and then enjoying its lightning fast speeds. Every program runs like a dream. No task takes more than a few seconds. Fast forward a few years, though, and suddenly every task is laborious. Your ...

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When a Hardware Manufacturer Stops Supporting Your Hardware…

We’ve all had the experience: a favorite device is chugging along, getting a little slower with new updates, maybe getting a little glitchy, but still largely reliable and familiar. We keep putting off getting a replacement, because we’re managing just fine, but then all of a sudden – the device’s manufacturer decides not to support maintenance for it anymore. This ...

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Understanding Computer Hardware

Here at ComputerCare it’s our job to think about the physical pieces and parts that make up computer hardware. We talk in terms of RAM and cards and drives, but even while we’re spouting that jargon, we do realize that not everyone is quite as well versed in the anatomy of computers. That’s why we’re providing this handy guide to ...

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When Rebooting Isn’t Enough: Issues to Take to the Experts

Admit it: your heart sinks a little bit every time you see it—the legendary blue screen of death. After all, it involves the word ‘death,’ which is never reassuring. The most pressing question in the moment, however, is not what funeral arrangements are called for, but what you should do with your device. Rebooting always seems like a good call, ...

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How To: Dropbox Link / Unlink Devices

Do you use Dropbox for online cloud storage? If you do, then you probably access your Dropbox from your phone, PC, laptop, tablet, among many other devices. Today’s post will go over how to check what devices are linked to your Dropbox account. This is especially important for those who use the free version of Dropbox. How To: Dropbox Link / Unlink ...

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So You Broke Your Phone Screen: How to Repair It

Touch screen devices like phones and tablets are much tougher than they used to be. Phone screens are more durable, cases are more advanced, and there are many products you can use to add protection to your screens. But the worst still happens: you drop your phone just right and crunch! Your screen cracks. What do you do next? Assess ...

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Ways to Waterproof Your Devices (and some pros and cons)

As the weather warms up, and people emerge from their Netflix-bingeing hibernations, it’s time to go outside! That means your devices will be going outside as well, exposing them to a variety of potential hazards, including water. Whether it’s rain, the ocean, your favorite fishing hole, or that cold beer you’re enjoying on a patio, keeping your device from exposure ...

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Please, Get a Password Manager Already!

These days everyone should have a healthy fear of having their identity hacked, their credit ruined, and subsequently, becoming the object of shame from the technically-proficient in their lives. To avoid the heartache and ridicule, tech experts have been doling out the same advice for years now: “Get a password manager already!” If you’re not one of the 3% of ...

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Keep Your Data Safe

Internet privacy is a big topic these days. As more and more companies and services conduct business exclusively online, the more we expose our personal data to the web. Protecting your data can be a daunting task, but here are some tips to get you started down the path of digital safety. 1. Passwords, passwords, passwords One of the best ...

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