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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.

If you use a Mac, it will sleep after a certain duration, which you can change in the Energy Saver settings. You may not always want your Mac to sleep under certain circumstances, which is why you should use Caffeine to prevent that from happening.

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We know how hard it is to remember passwords and other sensitive information. The temptation to write it down is great, but that is never recommended. Luckily, if you use OS X, you can create secure notes, and you only need to remember one password.

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We’ve been talking about the camera on the iPhone lately and it’s widely agreed it is one of the best, if not the best camera on a mobile phone. Today, we want to explain how to lock the camera’s exposure and auto-focus.

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The alarm app on the iPhone and iPad doesn’t allow much wiggle room when it comes to making it louder. There are some ways, however, that you can better assure you won’t sleep through your alarm.

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Windows 10 includes the ability to stream your Xbox One games to the Xbox app on your PC. It’s a pretty cool feature that we’ll talk more about today.

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We’re sure you’ve tried to capture that perfect moment with your camera and you’re just a tad too late or too early and you miss it. If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can use burst mode and never miss that perfect shot again.

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Apple’s Touch ID is good. The ability to unlock your iPhone or iPad with your fingerprint is a a killer feature that doesn’t work as well on other devices. That said, it can always be better and improved very easily.

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OS X has the built-in ability to handle ZIP archives, but for other archive types like RAR, Stuffit, and especially 7-Zip, you’ll need add-on software. Luckily, there’s a free alternative in the App Store you can download that will do the trick just fine.

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The camera on the iPhone is acknowledged as one of the best cameras you can get on a phone. In fact, it’s comparable to cameras on many higher-end point-and-shoots. It has several amazing features, including the ability to create time-lapse videos.

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Your kids are the most important people in the world to you, and the Internet is a scary place that requires constant vigilance. Luckily, you can set up a child’s account in Windows 10 to make your job as a parent that much easier.

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Out of the box, Office 2013 is designed to integrate seamlessly with the cloud – just as long as it’s Microsoft’s SkyDrive service.

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The Windows Store has always had its fair share of growing pains, and since its debut in Windows 8, it has been dwarfed by Google and Apple’s offerings. In Windows 10, however, it finally looks like the Windows Store has turned the corner.

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Slack is How-To Geek’s go-to method for sharing ideas, collaborating, and just shooting the breeze. That said, during the course of time, messages can quickly become lost, and knowing how to search Slack can make your life substantially easier.

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Windows 10 includes bunch of new personalization settings that let you change your desktop background, windows colors, lock screen background, and more. Here is what you need to know to get your computer looking exactly how you want it.

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Windows 10 has seemingly removed the ability to set screen savers on your computer. Fret not however, they’re not gone, rather they’ve simply been relegated to a small, hard-to-find control panel.

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If you use Android or iOS, then you’ve probably grown accustomed to being able to set alarms, timers, and use your device as a stopwatch. For the longest time, Windows didn’t have this ability until now.

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Windows 10 is out, so we’re going from our Macs to PCs with daily regularity. While there are quite a few differences between them, nothing trips us up more than cut/copy/paste. Here is how to remap cut/copy/paste so they’re the same on both platforms.

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Windows 10 introduces quite a few improvements over its predecessor and of these is the new Storage settings, which gives users detailed analyses of what and how much is using up their disk space.

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For as long we can remember, the go-to music app on Windows has been Windows Media Player (WMP). Sadly, WMP hasn’t been updated since Windows 7, which doesn’t mean it doesn’t work, but it’s not exactly the latest nor greatest app for playing your MP3s.

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We love our cloud storage, and we use Dropbox or OneDrive for almost all our cloud storage needs. Both these have a problem however, they’ve got a hankering for system memory and if left unattended, can bring even the beefiest systems to their knees.

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Windows 8 introduced Microsoft accounts, which are essentially roaming accounts that allow you to sync settings and files from computer to computer. Today we want to discuss what Windows 10 brings to user account management, and the options available to you.

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While Windows 10 is getting a lot of press for its “new” Start menu, beyond that there’s still a lot of stuff most users who skipped Windows 8 probably don’t know about. Today we want to talk about Windows 10’s power and battery settings.

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Cortana is billed as more than a simple search feature. It’s supposed to be a full-fledged personal assistant much like Siri is on Apple iOS devices. Here are the basics of setting up Cortana and using it on your new Windows 10 computer.

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Many things have changed with the Start menu from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If you skipped Windows 8, you may be in for a quite an adjustment, particularly when it comes to Start menu “tiles”. We want to talk about how to add, remove, and customize them.

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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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