Category: Computer

PC, Mac & Computer-Related Gift Guide – Holiday 2016 Edition

Purchasing a new PC, Mac or various computer-related accessory as a gift this season can be an intimidating task. In the following article, I listed out the best computer-related gifts this holiday season including the hottest PC and Mac models currently on the market. Whether your intended recipient has a PC or Mac (or needs a new computer altogether), there is bound to be something on this list that can cater to your needs or budget. The list is in descending order by price, and I’ve included the current sales price (as of the time this guide was written)...

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5 Reasons To Switch Your Office Phone System To The Cloud

This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you RingCentral for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from RingCentral, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Implementing a traditional PBX phone system is both an expensive and time-consuming operation. Once the system is up and running, the costs can grow exponentially as business scales and more employees need to be added to the system. Another complex situation that should be taken under consideration are the complications that a traditional PBX system faces when multiple locations all need to be...

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Popular Image Optimization & Compression Services Compared

If you plan to post images on a personal or company website, it is crucial that you optimize these photos before uploading to ensure ideal page speed performance as well as to save on bandwidth costs. While you can manually compress images in an expensive program like Adobe's Photoshop CC, there are dozens of services and standalone programs out there designed with one goal in mind: to compress or optimize your images for the web without compromising a big hit in quality. There are two kinds of image compression. Lossless is the type of compression that removes metadata and...

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How To Receive Email Updates For Newly Added eBay Listings

While sites like Amazon often offer great discounts on items from your traditional brick-and-mortar retailer, the significant savings that you can score on eBay for slightly used items is always an appealing avenue especially for those on a budget. The trouble with eBay is that often times these auctions can only be running as short at a 24-hour period meaning that you have to run a search regularly for your desired item to try and score a deal while the auction is still in progress which can be time-consuming and obnoxious to try to keep up with. Fortunately, thanks...

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A Simple Tip To Save Up $120 Per Year On Your Internet Service Bill

In today's high-tech world, a monthly Internet service plan has quickly become a necessity in the average household and is often warranted by work or school obligations. The unfortunate side of this Internet adoption is the added monthly expense of supplying this service. In my case, I'm paying for high-speed Internet that is paired with my Time Warner Cable TV subscription so the cost is partially subsidized as a bundled plan although my monthly bill is still in excess of $165 every month. SEE ALSO: Ditch Your Expensive Cable Bill – Read Our Review Of The Sling TV Streaming...

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Five Of The Best 4K UHD Monitors Priced Under $600

As you likely already know, 4K is quickly approaching the new standard for video world in regards of TV, film, and the web. While we are likely years away from a mass adoption of the higher resolution, there are many display manufacturers already selling 4K UHD monitors and televisions to early adopters. In the following article, I'll offer five different 4K display options that are relatively affordable (priced under $600) while maintaining high performance and value for the dollar. Keep in mind, the prices shown next to each model were taken from Amazon at the time this article was...

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Five Of The Best Sit/Stand Desks Priced Under $1500

Ikea Bekant Sit/Stand Desk ($489-$599) The most affordable option within this list comes from none other than Ikea. They have been selling the standard Bekant desks for quite some time yet the Sit/Stand version has only been on the market as of recent. Mechanically, the sit/stand adjustments are done electronically which saves you the hassle of manual adjustments. At $489, the base model follows a typical rectangular table top although you can pay an additional amount for a corner desk variant. When purchasing you can choose from four different top finishes and either black or white legs. What's the...

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How To Fix Windows 8.1 Issue Where It Doesn’t Recognize All Installed RAM

I just recently upgraded from a 27″ iMac to a new custom build PC of which I installed Windows 8.1. The build process was smoother than expected although I ran into a frustrating issue where my motherboard was recognizing all four RAM sticks which totaled 32GB of RAM yet Windows 8.1 would only recognize 24GB of RAM when under the “System” window. After fiddling around through the settings, I finally was able to pinpoint the cause of the issue which was directly related to a hidden Windows 8.1 setting. While it may not fix this RAM issue for everyone,...

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4 Of The Best Photo Editing Software For Beginners

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Adobe is known for producing likely the most popular photo editing tools on the planet, their professional-grade Photoshop software. However, they also cater to the beginner crowd with a simplified version called Photoshop Elements 12. Elements 12 offers all the basic photo editing and manipulation tools along with many of the advanced tools you'd find in it's older sibling. What I like best about the Elements 12 software is that it offers three different user interfaces which cater to users of all skill types. For most of you reading this article, the ‘Quick' and ‘Guided' modes...

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How To Play A YouTube Video On Repeat (Loop)

Recently, I had a friend recommend a particular YouTube video to me to play for my dog during thunderstorms or other stressful situations. The video is called “DOGTV Relaxation” and is meant to promote relaxation for canines by utilizing a soothing soundtrack made up of familiar sounds.The only problem with this video is that is only 1 minute and 25 seconds long so this limited time span is not practical for a real-world use. Due to this issue, I decided to find a viable option for “looping” the YouTube video thus giving me the ability to leave it on repeat...

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