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How to Clean Dust Out of Your MacBook

If your MacBook is performing hotter than usual, the cooling fans and other areas might be blocked by dust, and that can prevent them from keeping the whole machine cool. Here’s how to clean out your MacBook so you can get ba…

How to Speed Up Your Chromebook

When you first cracked the box for your Chromebook, it was new and snappy. But over time, it’s gotten sluggish and frustrating. If you’re looking to get more pep out of your Chromebook, here are some things you can do….

What Is A Windows System File?

Technically speaking, a Windows system file is any file with the hidden system attribute turned on. In practice, system files are those files that Windows depends upon to operate properly. These range from hardware drivers to…

How to View the System Log on a Mac

Your Mac keeps system logs, which can help diagnose and troubleshoot problems with macOS and your installed applications. These logs are stored as plain-text log files on your Mac’s system drive, and macOS also includes an ap…

What is PunkBuster, and Can I Uninstall It?

PunkBuster is an anti-cheat program installed by some PC games. It includes two processes—PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe—that run in the background on your computer. PunkBuster monitors your system for evidence of cheating…

How to Use the Ping Command to Test Your Network

The ping command sends packets of data to a specific IP address on a network, and then lets you know how long it took to transmit that data and get a response. It’s a handy tool that you can use to quickly test various points…

How to Fix All of Windows 10’s Annoyances

Windows 10 starts as a very annoying operating system. The Start menu is full of games like Candy Crush, advertisements are all over the place, and useless icons like People litter the taskbar. Here’s how to eliminate all tho…
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