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How to Wipe a Drive on Windows 10 or Windows 11

Windows has built-in tools that will let you write zeros to a drive, securely erasing its contents. This ensures deleted files on the drive can’t be recovered. Whether you want to wipe an internal drive or an external USB dri…

Why You Should Use Multiple Web Browsers

If you think you just need a single web browser, think again. We recommend using multiple web browsers on your computer, especially if you work and perform personal tasks on the same system. Here’s why you should consider add…

How to Get Offline Maps and Navigation on iPhone

Going for a long drive? Whether you’re deep in a national park or you’re just on a highway in the middle of nowhere, you might not have a cellular signal. Here’s how your iPhone can keep giving you directions while you’re off…

Windows 11 Is Now Available as a Beta

Microsoft is moving full steam ahead on Windows 11. A month after its first “dev” release, Windows 11 is now available in beta form as of July 29, 2021. If you want to try Windows 11 but were intimidated by the dev channel wa…

What Is Windows 365, and Is It Secure?

Microsoft’s Windows 365 offers a remote Windows desktop you can access in a web browser. Businesses can offer Windows desktop software their employees can access on any device, from Macs, Chromebooks, and iPads to iPhones and…

The Best Laptops of 2022

Phones and tablets are great, but laptops are the original portable computers. A laptop can serve you well at a desk, too, transforming into a desktop PC when you dock it with an external monitor and peripherals. Here’s the …

Why Doesn’t Windows 11 Support My CPU?

Move over TPM 2.0: Windows 11’s CPU generation requirements are even more confusing. Windows 11 requires at least an 8th-generation Intel CPU or AMD Ryzen 2000 processor. Microsoft can’t seem to clearly explain why, and the c…

Why Does Windows 11 Need TPM 2.0?

Windows 11 requires a PC with TPM 2.0. So does your PC have TPM 2.0, TPM 1.2, or none of the above? Did your PC come with TPM disabled in its BIOS? Do you need to buy a TPM hardware module? And why does Windows even need a TP…
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