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.

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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We love Slack, and chances are if you use Slack for your business or organization, then you love it too. Slack is super easy to use, and maybe you’ve already figured out many of its tricks but you could always know more.

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SSDs are fast, reliable, and have no mechanical parts – which can break and cause drive failure – making them a logical choice as your primary system drive. If you’re thinking of buying a high-capacity SSD to archive data, however, you may want to reconsider.

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The trackpad on Apple’s Macbooks is a fantastic, multi-talented piece of computer hardware engineering. Best of all, with a few routine adjustments in the Trackpad preferences, you can adjust it to fit your personal computing needs and style.

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Windows 7 and Windows 8 users might have noticed a new Windows icon in their system trays that when clicked, will open a dialog that introduces Windows 10 and determines if you’re eligible for a free upgrade. Here is how to remove that icon and dialog permanently.

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When you first use your Apple TV, you’ll notice there are a lot of channel tiles on its main menu. If you want to change things up however, you can rearrange, add, and even remove them to better suit your tastes.

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If you use OS X, you probably have perused its security preferences on several occasions. These preferences are fairly straightforward, but there are some notable features about them that merit further exploration.

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With Apple TV, you have ability to log into iCloud so you can view your photos stored there. It’s easy then to use these photos as your screen saver or a slideshow, which you can then proudly display on your TV.

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The one thing Mac owners probably take for granted is its customizability. True, Apple does impose strict rules on how the interface looks and acts, but in between all that, there are countless potential lost hours just adorning your system with new wallpaper and icons.

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Autocorrect never ceases to humor us. Entire websites have been built upon so-called autocorrect fails. Funny as they are, for those of us who tend to be really good spellers, it’s aggravating when the computer thinks it knows better.

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