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  • In this article I review and compare the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 4GB graphics card to the MSI GTX 1080 Duke 8GB graphics card. I have included a review of specs, benchmarks, and my recommendation.

    Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 vs the MSI GTX 1080 Duke

    Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 vs the MSI GTX 1080 Duke

    by William Cobb0

  • Regular computer maintenance is a must for anyone spending time on a computer and the Internet. This articles presents tips on what you should be scanning for and resolving on a daily basis.

    Essential Computer Maintenance Tips

    Essential Computer Maintenance Tips

    by Paul Richard Kuehn8

  • When working with a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel, you may have to end up merging and unmergin cells a lot. This article covers multiple easy ways to unmerge cells in Microsoft Excel.

    How to Unmerge Cells in Microsoft Excel

    How to Unmerge Cells in Microsoft Excel

    by David Livermore6

  • While analog systems process and represent data in continuous infinite values, digital computers manipulate data in binary digits. Meanwhile, hybrid devices represent both analog and digital signals.

    Classification of Computers by Processing Signals

    Classification of Computers by Processing Signals

    by Alfred Amuno3

  • Text Boxes may contain the written word but they are really a graphic tool. Used properly, they can add polish and professionalism to any written presentation. This is my first installment in a series of tutorials on the graphic capabilities of Microsoft Word.

    Using  Word Text Boxes Effectively

    Using Word Text Boxes Effectively

    by Bruce8

  • Browser extensions for Microsoft Edge are now available. Learn how to add the ones you need to super charge your favorite Windows web browser.

    How to Add Extensions to Microsoft Edge

    How to Add Extensions to Microsoft Edge

    by Jonathan Wylie2

  • If you use Windows operating system, DirectX is, by chance, a term that is not unfamiliar to you. Especially if you are quite fond of playing games developed for Windows platform, chances are you hear about the term day in day out. Yes, you may have...

    What Is DirectX?

    What Is DirectX?

    by RichBest1

  • Learn how to fix your laptop's CD drive if you are getting read/write problems with your optical drive or cannot find the DVD drive icon on your PC.

    Troubleshooting a Laptop CD Drive

    Troubleshooting a Laptop CD Drive

    by Anurag Ghosh4

  • If you currently use Mailpoet for your email subscription list, you've probably seen that they have a new version available. Is it worth making the switch?

    Should You Upgrade to Mailpoet 3?

    Should You Upgrade to Mailpoet 3?

    by Emily Schultz0

  • The view menu is important when working with Microsoft Office Word 2003. It contains commands that are used when editing and formatting word documents. This tutorial is specifically designed for you.

    View Menu in Ms Word 2003

    View Menu in Ms Word 2003

    by Patrick Kamau14

  • A Pentium G4560 budget build for my daughter for Christmas 2017. The build includes the Pentium G4560, GTX470, 8GB dual channel Ballistix LT 2400MHz DDR4 RAM, and purple theme.

    Pentium G4560 Budget Build for Christmas

    Pentium G4560 Budget Build for Christmas

    by William Cobb2

  • This tutorial will go through the steps of installing Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager 2012R2 ( also known as Microsoft SCOM 2012R2 ).

    How to Install Microsoft SCOM 2012 R2

    How to Install Microsoft SCOM 2012 R2

    by sengstar20050

  • The linux terminal blocks (waits) when programs are run in the foreground. When you close the terminal you often kill the process. See here how to launch and continue other tasks.

    Run Process in Background Linux Terminal

    Run Process in Background Linux Terminal

    by Sam Shepards0

  • The Home Tab of Microsoft Excel 2007 with its seven groups has very important commands necessary for formatting your document. The commands are discussed here in details.

    The Home Tab of Microsoft Excel 2007

    The Home Tab of Microsoft Excel 2007

    by Patrick Kamau10

  • You might be surprised to discover how many germs actually live on your laptop. This hub helps you fight back by giving you easy ways to keep your laptop clean and germ free.

    Best Ways to Clean a Laptop

    Best Ways to Clean a Laptop

    by JulieStrier40

  • Computers are arguably one of the most important inventions in modern history but their invention actually dates back further than most would expect. Here is a quick look at their evolution.

    The Evolution of the Computer

    The Evolution of the Computer

    by Ashley Doyle JMBG0

  • Technology changes and old PCs and laptops become obsolete. It seems a waste to throw them out with the trash. Here are some ideas to make good use of your old computers.

    What to Do With Old Broken PCs and Laptops

    What to Do With Old Broken PCs and Laptops

    by Beth Eaglescliffe1

  • PfSense can easily be customized to meet your needs by installing packages. This hub contains a list of the best pfSense packages that are available and descriptions of what they do.

    The Best pfSense Packages

    The Best pfSense Packages

    by Sam Kear7

  • Finding a laptop that is good for editing photos can be challenging. But the advent of notebooks with excellent IPS screens and powerful processors and GPUs makes it possible to find some.

    Best Laptop for Photo Editing in 2015

    Best Laptop for Photo Editing in 2015

    by aa lite10

  • People are storing and copying data more then ever. And while its easy to focus on physical hardware to boost performance, using XCOPY is one of easiest ways to speed up file transfers.

    Start Using XCOPY to Speed up Transferring Files

    Start Using XCOPY to Speed up Transferring Files

    by Jeff Boettner5

  • Koobface is the latest virus that has attacked the social networking phenomenon. Top social networking websites like facebook and myspace are the places where this thing has done nothing but mischief. The virus originated in early December and is...

    How To Remove Koobface Virus

    How To Remove Koobface Virus

    by hassam36

  • Buy Motorola SB6141 or SBG6580? This is like asking - buy apple or orange? Arris Motorola SBG6580 is a gateway while Motorola SB6141 is a cable modem. Find out which gives you better value and why.

    Arris Motorola SB6141 vs SBG6580: Which Is Better?

    Arris Motorola SB6141 vs SBG6580: Which Is Better?

    by James Causian6

  • In this article, I am comparing the Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini against the Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56. I have benchmarked 7 games, all relatively new within the last 3 months. Here are the results.

    Zotac GTX 1070 Ti vs Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56

    Zotac GTX 1070 Ti vs Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56

    by William Cobb0

  • Google Sheets can solve a lot of server-side problems and data handling issues because of its huge add-on store and many other features. Know how you can integrate Google Sheets and MySQL.

    How to Use Google Sheets to Insert Data Into MySQL

    How to Use Google Sheets to Insert Data Into MySQL

    by ronny20050

  • This a tutorial that will introduce you to windows, the desktop and how to use the mouse. It is a user friendly, step by step guide good for beginners.

    Introduction to Windows

    Introduction to Windows

    by Patrick Kamau2

  • IPS panels produce more vibrant and accurate images and wider viewing angles than TN screens, but have slower response times. Read on to find the best gaming IPS monitor for you in 2014.

    Best IPS Monitor for Gaming in 2015

    Best IPS Monitor for Gaming in 2015

    by aa lite6

  • Microsoft Excel is a very powerful tool that allows you to produce professional line graphs quickly and easily. It's possible to create professional and relevant graphs with the click of some buttons!

    How to Make a Line Graph in Microsoft Excel

    How to Make a Line Graph in Microsoft Excel

    by Simon Cook2

  • If you’ve ever forgotten a password and none of the usual tricks work to get you back into your Windows box, then a boot CD like Hiren is a must. Of all the things that you can do with this boot disc none is as useful as making admin accounts. What this means is that if you have physical access to a machine then there is nothing to prevent you from gaining administrative access.

    Using Hiren's Boot CD to Create Admin User Accounts

    Using Hiren's Boot CD to Create Admin User Accounts

    by romesitguy18

  • As someone who suffers from chronic wrist pain I know just how important it is to find a good ergonomic keyboard. This, along with placing it in the correct spot, can limit some of the daily pain.

    5 Good and Comfortable Ergonomic Keyboards 2018

    5 Good and Comfortable Ergonomic Keyboards 2018

    by Brandon2

  • Microsoft OneNote 2007 can wrap text around an image, sort of. OneNote is not a full fledged word processing nor layout and design software. Microsoft Word and Publisher were designed for those purposes. Unfortunately, that means the programers...

    How to Wrap Text Around an Image in OneNote

    How to Wrap Text Around an Image in OneNote

    by Cheryl Hartzman4

  • With SmartArt, anyone can add professional looking graphic elements to their presentation without leaving Microsoft Word. These elements are great for lists, process diagrams, hierarchy charts and other “relationship” graphics. This is the second installment in a series of tutorials on the graphic capabilities of Microsoft Word.

    Spice Up Your Word Document With SmartArt

    Spice Up Your Word Document With SmartArt

    by Bruce7

  • Today, I review the Ryzen 3 1200 CPU I used in a budget PC. It included the MSI B350 Mortar, 8gb of ADATA XPG RAM, and a AMD R7 360 GPU, though I did main testing with a MSI GTX 1080 Duke GPU.

    Ryzen 3 1200 Review and Benchmarks

    Ryzen 3 1200 Review and Benchmarks

    by William Cobb0

  • If you are searching for the proper platform on which to play classic computer games, take a close look at Itronic’s GoBook III. This metal-clad monster meets stringent military standards.

    Anatomy of a Rugged Laptop:  The Itronix GoBook III

    Anatomy of a Rugged Laptop: The Itronix GoBook III

    by Walter Shillington0

  • Traffic shaping (QoS) is no longer something only expensive commercial routers can do. An inexpensive home router with custom firmware like Tomato can prioritize certain types of traffic quite well.

    Bandwidth Management for Home Networks

    Bandwidth Management for Home Networks

    by carny48

  • Windows Task Manager can help users end unresponsive programs and applications, as well as adjust performance priorities. Learn how to open and use Task Manager today!

    How to Open and Use Task Manager on a PC

    How to Open and Use Task Manager on a PC

    by Jessica Marello0

  • This tutorial will go through the installation of Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 was released for general availability by Microsoft on 12th October 2016.

    How to Install Windows Server 2016

    How to Install Windows Server 2016

    by sengstar20050

  • I bring you three different gaming PC builds from budget to top end. All three of these builds are Intel based because the performance vs price doesn't compare to AMD's offering at the same price.

    November 2017 Gaming PC Builds

    November 2017 Gaming PC Builds

    by William Cobb0

  • The Windows 10 lock screen is mainly intended for touchscreen-enabled PCs and laptops. If you are thinking of permanently disabling the lock screen in Windows 10, this article will teach you how.

    How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10

    How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10

    by Kent Maureen0

  • This article introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Paint Program. It will enable you work with paint efficiently and easily. MS Paint can be used to create simple and detailed drawings.

    Introduction to MS Paint

    Introduction to MS Paint

    by Patrick Kamau5

  • You have a proposal to show to others and want to share information to others. You can do it simply by creating a PowerPoint presentation. It allows you to create powerful presentations.

    Working With Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003

    Working With Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003

    by Patrick Kamau4

  • This hub looks at troublesome number formats in excel. A common and frustrating problem with many Excel spreadsheets is where numbers are in a format that Excel does not recognise. This hub explains how to fix this problem and put these numbers into a format that Excel will recognise.

    Excel Number Format Problem

    Excel Number Format Problem

    by Theeyeballkid2

  • In this article, I present a parts list for an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 gaming and productivity PC build. This system packs quite a punch in both aspects but will not break the bank to purchase.

    November 2017 AMD Ryzen Gaming PC Build

    November 2017 AMD Ryzen Gaming PC Build

    by William Cobb0

  • Plex Cloud lets you connect your Microsoft OneDrive account, choose content from your OneDrive account to make available in your Plex Cloud library, and then stream that content through Plex apps.

    How to Set Up Plex Cloud With OneDrive

    How to Set Up Plex Cloud With OneDrive

    by Max Dalton7

  • A computer is an electronic device that accepts data, processes it, stores and produces the expected output. It is a device meant to make work easier.

    Introduction to Computers

    Introduction to Computers

    by Patrick Kamau3

  • Skype is a computer communications program that enables free voice/video calls between two computers with an Internet connection. You can also make international calls at the cost of a local call.

    3 Easy Steps to Setting Up Skype on a Computer

    3 Easy Steps to Setting Up Skype on a Computer

    by Eugene Brennan0

  • A budget Ryzen 3 1200 gaming PC build. Includes a Ryzen 3 1200 CPU, MSI Mortar mATX, 8GB of ADATA XPG RAM, Radeon R7 370 GPU, Corsair CX550 PSU, and housed inside of the Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 case.

    AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Budget Gaming PC

    AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Budget Gaming PC

    by William Cobb0

  • Administrator rights are necessary to install programs and edit system preferences. This tutorial will help you reset your Windows administrator password, in case your forgot yours.

    How to Reset Administrator Password in Windows

    How to Reset Administrator Password in Windows

    by Ryth Lukas0

  • TightVNC is one of the better free VNC apps. Among the features is the ability to hide the icon in the notification area making it hard for employees to know when the boss is peeking in. In this article I'll show you how to install TightVNC, hide the icon, and prevent the wallpaper from disappearing from the users desktop when you remote in. Basically you'll be able to remote in without the user knowing youre logged in.

    How to Install and Configure TightVNC

    How to Install and Configure TightVNC

    by romesitguy7

  • A beginners guide to the free Notepad++ code editor, with everything you need to know to get started as a programmer!

    A Beginners Guide to Notepad++

    A Beginners Guide to Notepad++

    by Dean Walsh16

  • In this article, I review the MSI GTX 1080 Duke. It is overall a great card with great performance for the retail price of around $510. In this article, I also share some benchmarks.

    MSI GTX 1080 Duke Review and Benchmarks

    MSI GTX 1080 Duke Review and Benchmarks

    by William Cobb0

  • Whether you want to use, design, or improve a database application, understanding a few key ideas such as data types, indexes, and normalization can help you identify and share system requirements.

    Relational Databases and Information Systems

    Relational Databases and Information Systems

    by charles griffiths0

  • If you've done some reading about VPN, you probably already know that it stands for Virtual Private Network and it's a popular way for businesses to provide a secure way for employees to remote into their servers. But did you know that there are...

    Advantages and Disadvantages of PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, and OpenVPN

    Advantages and Disadvantages of PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, and OpenVPN

    by TheVPNAdmin0

  • This Intel Core i7-7700K gaming and productivity PC began as a Pentium G4560 budget PC and is now a beast of a PC. I call it, "The Superman."

    Intel Core i7-7700K Gaming PC Build

    Intel Core i7-7700K Gaming PC Build

    by William Cobb0

  • In this article, I review the MSI Z370 Gaming Plus motherboard. At a budget price for Coffee Lake processors, you get a board that doesn't feel like a budget motherboard.

    MSI Z370 Gaming Plus Motherboard Review

    MSI Z370 Gaming Plus Motherboard Review

    by William Cobb0

  • How-to guide on using shapes in Excel 2007. I illustrate how to create a button in Excel 2007 using a rounded rectangle and a hyperlink.

    Using Shapes in Excel 2007

    Using Shapes in Excel 2007

    by Robbie C Wilson0

  • The 1st computer generation was characterized by current flowing through vacuum tubes. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th via transistors, ICs, and microchips. The 5th is based on creating smart AI systems.

    Classification of Computers by Generation

    Classification of Computers by Generation

    by Alfred Amuno0

  • Travel a lot? Here's a few good graphic design and photo editing laptops that are lightweight, have good performance, and a long battery life.

    Best Graphic Design Laptops of 2018

    Best Graphic Design Laptops of 2018

    by MyFiveKids0

  • Upgrading FreeNAS to the latest version allows you to take advantage of bug fixes and new features. This hub explains how to upgrade FreeNAS 8 using three different methods.

    How to Upgrade FreeNAS

    How to Upgrade FreeNAS

    by Sam Kear0

  • There are a few different options when printing your presentation in PowerPoint 2007. You can print handouts with notes for your audience as well slides with notes for your personal use. This article describes the print options and how to use them.

    How to Print Handouts with Notes Using PowerPoint 2007

    How to Print Handouts with Notes Using PowerPoint 2007

    by Jenna Estefan3

  • FontBundles.net is a great website providing amazing premium fonts and font bundles at affordable prices. Their carefully collated bundles are actually dream come true for crafters and designers.

    Website Review: FontBundles.net

    Website Review: FontBundles.net

    by Anusha Jain2

  • Learning how to use nested IF statements in Excel will save you time and help you to be more efficient. They look challenging, but with the help of this tutorial, you can be using them in no time.

    How to Do Nested IF Statements in Excel

    How to Do Nested IF Statements in Excel

    by Eric Cramer2

  • When you are almost done with your document, it is important to do some reviewing like checking spelling and grammar. This and other useful commands are found on the Review Tab of Microsoft Word 2007

    Using the Review Tab of Microsoft Office Word 2007

    Using the Review Tab of Microsoft Office Word 2007

    by Patrick Kamau9

  • The Dell Latitude D430 is still a decent ultra portable notebook for basic web browsing, email and word processing needs for someone on the go, and upgrading the RAM in it can boost performance.

    Upgrading the RAM in a Dell Latitude D430

    Upgrading the RAM in a Dell Latitude D430

    by jesimpki6

  • An easy way to improve the quality of your economic or financial graphs is to add recession bars; they enhance both the professional look and usefulness of your graph. The common way people add recession bars is simply drawing colored rectangles...

    How to Add in Recession Bars to Your Line Graphs Using Excel

    How to Add in Recession Bars to Your Line Graphs Using Excel

    by Zazuzu10

  • In this article, I go over the components of the entry level gaming PC I was challenged to build recently. I was quite surprised I could build a Coffee Lake i3 for under $500.

    $500 Intel Core i3-8100 Gaming PC Challenge

    $500 Intel Core i3-8100 Gaming PC Challenge

    by William Cobb0

  • In this article, I give you a parts list for the December 2017 gaming PC build for enthusiasts. I discuss all components of this beastly gaming and productivity system on the Ryzen 7 platform.

    December 2017 Gaming PC Build for Enthusiasts

    December 2017 Gaming PC Build for Enthusiasts

    by William Cobb0

  • Edit menu in Ms Word 2003 is very important. It helps us to edit the documents that we type. Knowing how to use it is much more important to you. This article introduces you to the edit menu.

    Using The Edit Menu in Microsoft Word 2003

    Using The Edit Menu in Microsoft Word 2003

    by Patrick Kamau7

  • The motherboard form factor describes its general shape, the type of case and power supply it can use, and its physical organization. There are a number of motherboard form factors as described here.

    Motherboard Form Factors

    Motherboard Form Factors

    by Patrick Kamau9

  • Get your video onto your PC easily with a good USB TV Tuner. Learn about what they do, how they work, and what to look for when you go shopping for one.

    Tech Answers: What is a USB TV Tuner?

    Tech Answers: What is a USB TV Tuner?

    by Ben Martin12

  • The role of the processor is to fetch, decode, and execute program instructions. This is made possible because the processor has a number of internal components that help it function effectively.

    Computer Processor and its Internal Components

    Computer Processor and its Internal Components

    by Patrick Kamau10

  • In this article, I am reviewing AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56. This 8 GB gaming video card is AMD's newest offering to compete with nVidia's GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. But how does it stack up?

    AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Review

    AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Review

    by William Cobb0

  • TorrentFreak ran a series of interview to uncover the VPN providers that truly care about your privacy. However, what they say may not actually be happening and so this article attempts to dig deeper.

    VPNs With the Best Bet of Protecting Your Privacy

    VPNs With the Best Bet of Protecting Your Privacy

    by Theo0

  • The view tab is important as it will be used to check the status of the completed document. There are important commands such as the documents view, the show or hide, and zoom command among others.

    Using the View Tab of Microsoft Office Word 2007

    Using the View Tab of Microsoft Office Word 2007

    by Patrick Kamau4

  • Computers are used widely and are an important part of our lives. Yet there are people who don't know how to use them and that's why I've prepared this introduction to computer basics.

    Introduction to Computer Basics

    Introduction to Computer Basics

    by Patrick Kamau4

  • This article lays out a part list to a budget PC build with AMD Ryzen at the heart. This build can be had for under $500 and can compete with modern gaming consoles.

    November 2017 AMD Budget PC Build

    November 2017 AMD Budget PC Build

    by William Cobb2

  • A number of mouse connectors have been developed, largely due to changing technology where we end up with faster and more powerful devices. Here are some of the types of mouse connectors.

    Types of Mouse and Mouse Connectors

    Types of Mouse and Mouse Connectors

    by Patrick Kamau5

  • For beginners, it is important to know how to make use of the format menu of Microsoft Office Word 2003. It helps us to format documents we type in MS Word to achieve the desired effects.

    Using The Format Menu Of Microsoft Office Word 2003

    Using The Format Menu Of Microsoft Office Word 2003

    by Patrick Kamau6

  • Windows update provides security and feature patches for your computer's operating system. Sometimes, however, updates go wrong or do things you don't want them to. Here's how to remove a bad update.

    How to Remove Broken Windows Updates

    How to Remove Broken Windows Updates

    by MMA Life0

  • In this article I am comparing the performance of the new nVidia GeForce GTX 1070Ti to the older nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. Both are fully capable of 1080p gaming but how do they compare?

    GTX 1070 vs GTX 1070 Ti and Gaming Benchmarks

    GTX 1070 vs GTX 1070 Ti and Gaming Benchmarks

    by William Cobb0

  • If you are a designer working with a development team who is building a piece of stand-alone software, chances are you’ve experienced the need to provide them with 4-bit graphics and icons. It’s not something that is entirely intuitive to do in...

    Saving 4-Bit images in Adobe Photoshop

    Saving 4-Bit images in Adobe Photoshop

    by Mark J Wilson1

  • Using a good ergonomic mouse is important in preventing long-term nerve damage. Here's a look at 5 models that are a good option in 2018.

    Best Ergonomic PC / Mac Mouse 2018

    Best Ergonomic PC / Mac Mouse 2018

    by MyFiveKids4

  • Capturing packets is one of the best ways to troubleshoot network problems. This hub explains how you can capture packets directly on a pfsense router. The capture files can be downloaded to your PC for analysis in Wireshark.

    How to Capture Packets Using pfSense

    How to Capture Packets Using pfSense

    by Sam Kear4

  • Dell P2414H turned out to be a surprisingly good monitor for gaming thanks to low latency and very small input lag. It is also cheaper than similar "UltraSharp" class monitors from Dell.

    Dell P2414H: A Great Monitor for Gaming

    Dell P2414H: A Great Monitor for Gaming

    by carny1

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