How Does File Compression Work?

Software engineers have always developed new ways of fitting a lot of data into a small space. It was true when our hard drives were tiny, and the advent of the internet has just made it more critical. File compression plays a big part in connecting us, letting us send less data down the line so we can have faster downloads and fit more connections onto busy networks.

How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to Date

We know, updating your PC is a hassle–but it’s essential. New security flaws are discovered on a regular basis, and most companies are pretty good about issuing fixes for those flaws as they crop up. Plugging those holes, however, depends primarily upon you making sure things are appropriately updated.

5 macOS Features That Microsoft Should Ruthlessly Steal

Here at How-to Geek, we think the best operating system is whatever works for you, which is why we try to cover every platform. But there are always features I miss when I jump from macOS to Windows 10. I’d like to propose that Microsoft shamelessly steal the following ideas… as any great artist would.

What is an Operating System?

An operating system is the primary software that manages all the hardware and other software on a computer. The operating system, also known as an “OS,” interfaces with the computer’s hardware and provides services that applications can use.

How to Learn Photoshop

Photoshop is the biggest name in image editing, but it has a reputation as a complicated and difficult app to use. While it’s certainly feature packed, it’s nowhere near as difficult to get the hang of as it first appears. Let’s look at how to learn Photoshop without getting stuck in the weeds.

Why Does My Camera Slow Down or Stop Shooting Bursts?

Every camera has a burst mode: it’s where you hold down the shutter button and it keeps taking photos until you lift your finger. It’s great for shooting sports, wildlife, or any other situation where you’re trying to capture a fleeting moment. The thing is, you can’t use burst mode indefinitely; after a few moments, it slows down or stops entirely. Let’s find out why, and some of the things you can do to potentially increase the length of the bursts you can shoot.