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Really Learn JavaScript with 5 Top Udemy Courses

A language that runs on any computer in the world. A language that does not need any special software to run. A language ranked among the top in the world. Why wouldn’t you learn JavaScript? There are close to 300 programming languages in the world, but JavaScript is almost essential education for any coding career. Show More Summary

7 Innovative Retro Apple Games You Can Play for Free

Today, Macs aren’t generally considered to be very good computers for gaming. They’re difficult to upgrade, more expensive than equivalent Windows machines, and don’t have nearly the number of games published for Windows. But that hasn’t always been the case. Show More Summary

Why They Keep Ringing: How Cold Calling Telephone Scams Work

The humble landline is a very old piece of technology that’s used in a very high-tech scam. I’m sure you know which one I’m referring to. Someone will phone you up, purporting to be from Microsoft tech support. They’ll say that you’re in trouble. Show More Summary

How to Benchmark Your Linux PC’s Performance

A benchmark is a test, or a series of tests, that determines how well a certain piece of computer hardware runs — and in a lot of cases, “benchmarking” is essentially synonymous with “stress testing”. By pushing your hardware to its limits, you can then compare its measurements against the measurements of other hardware. Show More Summary

Is Apple’s macOS Rebrand More Than Just a Name Change?

OS X is dead, long live macOS. We’ve had iOS, tvOS, and watchOS for a while, so now it’s time for Apple’s desktop operating system to step into line with macOS 10.12 Sierra. There’s no denying Apple’s last few desktop upgrades have introduced some pretty major changes, but the pace of change has been gradual. Show More Summary

PlayStation Now on PC: Is It Worth It?

Sony recently made a big announcement for PC gamers everywhere. For the first time, anyone with a Windows computer will be able to play PlayStation 3 games — and in the future, PlayStation 4 games as well. This news comes as part of Sony extending its PlayStation Now service to the Windows platform. Show More Summary

Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe to Use?

The world of smart technology continues to expand across multiple industries. Case in point is the rise of robotic lawn mowers. Here, we examine how the technology works and what safeguards are in place to keep them safe around your loved ones. Show More Summary

5 Quick Tips for Taking Good Care of Device Chargers

We tend to fret over battery life as if it were the most important aspect of our devices (phones, tablets, laptops, etc), and while battery life is important, we often forget — or take for granted — that these batteries are essentially useless without their respective chargers. Show More Summary

Windows Insiders: How to Check When a Build Expires

With Windows 10, Microsoft made it quite easy for interested users to receive beta versions of the operating system. This works out in its favor, as it lets those on the cutting edge get new features as soon as they’re released. In return, Microsoft gets to test new developments with a big group of guinea pigs. Show More Summary

How to Use Google Play Discover to Find Your Next Book

Reading a book can be quite a large time commitment. And digging in and finding out a book sucks can end up being quite a waste of time. Do you keep going because you’ve come so far, or do you cut your losses and bail out while you still can? Google is hoping to help you avoid this terrible fate with Google Play Discover. Show More Summary

How to Restore Tap-to-Unlock on iOS 10

As you discover all the exciting and shiny new things iOS 10 has to offer, you’re bound to discover things you aren’t happy about. One of the first complaints you might have about iOS 10 is the fact that tapping your finger on the home button no longer unlocks the phone. Show More Summary

Tuesday Deals: Amazon Echo Comes to the UK! Plus Savings on Wi-Fi Scales and Chromebooks [UK]

After almost two years since its initial release, Amazon is finally bringing the Echo to the UK! Pre-orders for the Echo and its miniature sibling the Echo Dot are open now for delivery on 28th September and 20th October respectively. Show More Summary

5 Incredible Instagram Tools (Windows & Mac Desktop Clients Too)

Photo-based social network Instagram keeps getting better and better. But there is still room for improvement. Its lack of desktop apps is annoying, and the search function is unusable, to put it mildly. But like with any popular app, fans and third-party developers come up with solutions to work around these problems. Show More Summary

11 Compelling Reasons to Try Dropbox Paper

The much-awaited Dropbox Paper is here — well, the public beta anyway. We have to admit that it seems great on the surface. But is it? Let’s dig deeper and find out what’s likable about Paper and what isn’t. 1. Unobtrusive Interface and Markdown Support Paper is super white and super clean. Show More Summary

How to Make Someone Float Using Photoshop

Everyone dreams of flying and, with Photoshop, you can make it happen. Creating a levitation image is almost a rite of passage for anyone learning to use Photoshop’s powerful tools. You have to combine some clever photography with all your Photoshop knowledge to create a final image that works. Show More Summary

Save Big on Home Networking Products (And Other Great Deals) [US]

If you’re looking for a new router, modem, powerline kit, or even a copy of Deus Ex for your favorite console, these deals are for you! TP Link Networking Deals Right now, Amazon is going crazy with TP Link stuff. Check out this page...Show More Summary

The Best Places Find Your Next iPhone Wallpaper

One of the small pleasures of owning a smartphone is being able to install a wallpaper on the home screen and lock screen. With this small act, it makes the phone my own, firmly marking my personality onto it. You only have to see my current lock screen to see that I am into art, but also that I have a big sense of humor. Show More Summary

Protect Your Data From Ransomware With These 5 Steps

You’re concerned about ransomware, but don’t know how to protect yourself. Don’t worry, just follow these five steps to avoid your data being hijacked and put to ransom. Just in case you’ve somehow ignored (or are unaware of) the threat from ransomware, it’s time to get up to speed. Show More Summary

5 Back-to-School Stress Busters for Worried Parents

The first day of school pictures have been posted. The school supplies have been purchased. Now, your child is settling into their new routine. All the worrying should be over, right? The beginning of school is just the start of a whole new set of worries for any parent of a school-aged child. Show More Summary

How Much House Can You Afford? These Mortgage Calculators Will Tell You

So you’ve decided to buy a house! Maybe you’ve found the house of your dreams, or want to invest in property, or just think a mortgage will be cheaper than renting. But now you’ll need to know how much you can afford to pay. Figuring out that number isn’t always easy, but there are a number of useful tools you can use to start the process. Show More Summary

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