Matt Klein

Born and brainwashed an Ohio State Buckeye, Matt now lives a warm, snow-free life just north of the Texas/Mexico border. He fancies himself a modern-day jack-of-all-trades; favorite conversation starters include operating systems, Android, BBQ, quantum physics, and roller skating.

Windows 8 introduced privacy settings and Windows 10 adds a bunch more. If you are interested in protecting your privacy while using Windows 10, you’re going to want to read further.

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When you first set up Windows 10, Microsoft is going to want to rush you through the process with “Express Settings”. We recommend taking a little time and stepping through the customized setup instead.

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The Start menu in Windows 10 is a blend of the old menu found in Windows 7 and the oft-reviled Start screen in Windows 8. The result is something more useful to desktop and tablet users alike. Here’s a basic primer on what you need to know.

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For the longest time, notifications in the Windows operating system have been something of a joke. In Windows 10, however, users are finally treated to a notification center they can use.

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Upon unpacking your new wireless router, you’re puzzled about why there are two networks, a 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. Is the 5Ghz network more powerful? Does it make any difference?

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Windows sync settings have been a part of the operating system since Windows 8 but in Windows 10 they get a makeover and some much-needed consolidation. Today we’ll discuss these new sync settings, and briefly compare how they differ from the previous version.

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One of the biggest things that annoys users about Windows 8 is its all-or-nothing Start screen. Windows 10 tries to fix that problem with a separate full-screen tablet mode that it hopes will soothe angry desktop users.

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Windows 10 includes a whole bunch of new privacy settings, all are important in their own right, but perhaps none so much as the location settings. If you’re privacy-conscious, you will definitely want to investigate them further.

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Apple Music launched recently with a ton of fanfare and hype. Thus far the reviews are fairly positive, and the 3-month free trial is a great selling point, but at some point you may decide you don’t want to pay for it and need to cancel.

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Have you ever wanted to try virtual reality out for yourself but can’t afford any of that cool Oculus Rift gear? That’s okay, neither can we, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to approximate a (cheap) VR experience with Google Cardboard.

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Much is changing in Windows 10. Chief among these is a driven move from the old Control Panel that we all know so well, to the new-look, touch-friendly Settings. Today, we want to discuss what is changing from Windows 8.1 to 10.

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When Microsoft began detailing new features of its upcoming Windows 10 operating system, one of those features it talked about is DirectX 12. Gamers will immediately know what this is but they may not perhaps realize just how important an update it will be.

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Cortana is the latest digital personal assistant to make its way into a market already dominated by Apple and Google. Cortana officially arrives for the desktop in Windows 10. That’s largely a good thing, though it’s still important to know how to reduce Cortana’s presence.

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Stacked folders are a particularly useful feature on OS X that can give you instant access to important files and apps. They are similar in some ways to Windows’ “Jump Lists” feature, only OS X’s take is much more versatile and configurable.

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You might have noticed when you send an email from your iPhone or iPad, your messages are appended with a “Sent from” signature. You’re not stuck with this however; here is how to change it to something else, or nothing at all.

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If you listen to music on your phone or tablet as you fall asleep, you might appreciate being able to set a sleep timer so it doesn’t play all night and wear your battery down.

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Photos is Apple’s way of allowing users to consolidate their photos and videos into basically the same app on OS X and iOS, which then syncs across your devices via iCloud. If you ever delete a photo in Photos, you can still get it back.

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We love building our own computers but it takes quite a bit of time. If you love to build but find you don’t have the time, a custom-built PC still gives you control over your components, while leaving the actual assembly up to someone else.

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If you already have a lot of music and home videos in your iTunes library, you can easily stream it all to your Apple TV, and thus whatever output sources to which it is connected.

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OS X seems like it has a keyboard shortcut for just about everything, and you can change most of them if they don’t suit your tastes. If you want to launch an application using the keyboard, however, you have to use add-on software.

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If you’re an English speaker, then you may be puzzled sometimes by how to input special or accented characters in non-English words. There’s a way to do this on pretty much every operating system and device, but today we want to focus on OS X.

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Ready or not, Microsoft is propelling its userbase to the next big version of its flagship operating system: Windows 10. While it shows great promise, it’s still pretty ragged around the edges, and there are tons of little annoyances, such as notification sounds.

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It seems like everyone is tracking our location now. Not surprisingly, Facebook Messenger can also transmit a significant amount of information on your location activity. If you use Messenger, here’s how to make sure it’s not reporting your location to others.

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Apple’s recent announcement that the upcoming OS X release (El Capitan or 10.11) will finally, at long last, come with the ability to snap windows to your screen edges. A feature Windows users have enjoyed since 2009.

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OS X has a reputation for being secure. It is, and to its credit it provides quite a few options for making it even more secure, such as the option to securely delete files so they’re much harder, if not impossible, to recover.

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