How to Speed Up Your Next Virus Scan

120511virusscan.jpgDepending on how much data is on your drive(s) and how old your computer is, running a deep virus scan can take between “Zzzzz” and “forever”. But over the years, we’ve learned a few tricks to help speed up the process of scanning for viruses…

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One Headphone to Rule All Headphones: Or 3?

No matter how you look at it, headphones are needed. Some people own a pair, while others have a dozen. This doesn’t even start to consider the ones that are currently broken. So what kind of headphones should you look for, a pair that does everything, or a few pairs that will take care of business?

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Laptop Prerequisites: Stuff You Need, Want & Love

I’m currently gearing myself up for my next laptop. It’s been a while and I definitely need to upgrade. I’ve managed to use my desktop and older laptop for as long as possible. Now that I’m checking out the different stuff that’s available, what is the stuff that you need, want, and love about your laptop?

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Tech Desires: What Should You Buy & Save For?

Even though most of us live on a budget, it doesn’t stop us from wanting to get more tech. If money would be no object, I’d probably be sporting an iPhone, iPad, and a few other gizmos that I don’t currently own. With that being said, what’s the tech you should save for and buy?

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What to Look For In A Laptop Purchase

If you don’t own a laptop, you’re probably going to be looking to get one at some point or the other. The problem is that there are so many different options and choices. What are the most important ones? Read on to find out more.

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Computer Maintenance: Backup Every Few Months

With ever expanding storage, it’s hard to fathom why people keep going on about backups until your own hard disk dies and you lose all of your files. Take it from someone to whom this has happened a few times, it’s not fun to go through. That is why you need to backup your files periodically, once every few months is optimal. Are there any other ways of doing this? Read on to find out more.

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Tech Tips & Tricks For Living As An Expat For A While

Back in 2006, my wife and I took the decision to go to Taiwan to teach for a few years. We didn’t really know how long we’d stay, but we knew that we needed a change of scenery. Leaving your home to live in Asia is one of the best things that we’ve done. It’s been a few years, and we’re actually in the process of moving back. Here are some of the tips and tricks that we’ve discovered.

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Back to School Tips: Cutting Costs Where It’s Needed

A lot of students have just started a new semester or are just about to. Students need to save pennies everywhere that they can. This is why it’s important to make sure that you stay on budget when school starts. Here are a few tips to keep things in balance.

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Grump & Grouch: Optimizing Morning Routines

Most mornings, I just wish that I could switch off the alarm and go right back to sleep. Unlike my wife, who jumps out of bed, ready to take on the day, it takes me a while to really wake up and start things going. Like most people, I have to get up and go to work, which is why wasting time is such a big issue in the mornings. Here are some tips to optimize your mornings.

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Latte Factor: Ways On Saving Money On Your Cup of Coffee

Like many people, I enjoy drinking a hot cup of coffee, even when it’s scalding hot outside. There’s nothing like hot coffee to wake you up. But buying a latte or a cappuccino every day, or 2-3 times a day, can end up costing you a lot of money. How can you save on this expense and what tech could you use?

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