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11 Free Apps for Fixing Annoying Problems on Windows 10 and macOS

No matter how careful you are, problems tend to crop up on Windows and macOS anyway—from little annoyances you can’t get rid of to full-blown system-wide issues that make it hard to use your computer normally. We’ve got some good news for you though: You can find plenty of free apps to help at least ameliorate some of the problems, if not outright fix them. Read More >>

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10 Phone and Laptop Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you own a phone or a computer (and we’re assuming you do) there are bugs and annoyances that you just have to learn to live with. On the flip side, there are also problems that hint at something much more serious going on with your device—issues you shouldn’t learn to live with, but should address at the earliest opportunity. Read More >>

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How to Bring Back Any Device From The Dead

Computer, tablet, or phone not starting, or seemingly frozen in time? Before you take it down to the local repair shop, or send it off to the professionals, here are the cheat codes to use to try and get your device back on its feet—it might be you can save yourself a hefty repair bill by fixing the issue yourself. Read More >>

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How to Get on the Internet When Your Internet is Down

It could be vandalism down at the local green box,  bad weather taking out important infrastructure, a power cut, or your ISP happens to decide you don't deserve internet for a few days. Any way you look at it, when the internet is down your life is effectively on hold until it’s back up again. Read More >>

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How to Figure Out What’s Slowing Your Computer Down

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Inevitably your computer slows down. You try to open a website and it grinds to a halt, or read an email and it churns along sluggishly. A slow computer, in many ways, is worse than a broken one—or at least infinitely more frustrating. Read More >>

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How to Troubleshoot Internet Connection Problems

It’s a heart-wrenching moment when your web browser reports that it’s no longer connected to the internet. But there’s no reason to panic: we’ve distilled the troubleshooting process into five easy steps. Keep this list close by in case your internet suddenly breaks (or pass it on to friends and family the next time they call on your assistance). Read More >>

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Access Android’s Hidden Safe Mode to Troubleshoot Problems

Just like Windows, Android has a special Safe Mode you can use if your device isn’t behaving as it should. With it, all third-party apps are disabled, enabling you to see if your woes are being caused by one of those apps or something more fundamental that’s going on with your system. Here’s how to find it. Read More >>

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An Inside Peek at How Apple Will Scramble to Fix Early iPhone 6 Bugs

Every new piece of technology has a few bugs. The iPhone 6, when it comes out, will be no different. Apple has a stake in every step of its distribution chain, right up to the retail store. So when customers start returning faulty iPhone 6s, they'll set off a complex chain of forensic troubleshooters. Read More >>

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Apple Just Can’t Keep iCloud In the Air

Today, iTunes Match went down. Yesterday, it was iMessage and FaceTime. Since launching iCloud to the public on October 12th, 2011, Apple just hasn't been able to keep its cloud-based services airborne. Read More >>