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How Does the YouTube Algorithm Work?

With over a billion users and billions of hours of video, the fact that YouTube’s algorithm manages to deliver what you want to watch when you visit the site is a testament to software engineering. So, how does it work?...

How to Live Stream Games on YouTube

YouTube’s live streaming support has gotten much better and is now a solid competitor to Twitch. If you’re an aspiring content creator with an audience on YouTube, you might want to live stream on a platform where...

The Best Power User Tips for Discord

Discord rocks a sleek, minimalist design, at least compared to alternatives like Teamspeak and Skype. Many of the most useful features aren’t apparent until you dig into the settings and turn them on....

How to Convert MKV Videos to MP4

Video formats can be confusing, and some might not work in your video player of choice, especially more obscure formats like MKV. It’s often easier or even necessary to convert them to something more usable, like MP4. L...

What is a tar.gz File, and How Do I Open It?

A tar file, often called a tarball, is a collection of files wrapped up in one single file for easy storage. Rather than keep track of a whole folder of files, you only need to keep track of one. Tar files are often compres...

What is a DMG File (And How Do I Use One)?

DMG files are containers for apps in macOS. You open them, drag the app to your Applications folder, and then eject them, saving you the hassle of the dreaded “Install Wizard” of most Windows apps. So if all they ...

How to Recover Deleted Files on Your Mac

Nearly everyone has accidentally deleted a file before. Whether it’s family pictures or important documents, all files are just data on your hard drive, and that data doesn’t exactly go away after you delete it. T...
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