iPad Pro or MacBook? The best Apple gear for college

You worked incredibly hard to get yourself (or your child) into college. Now when it’s time to pack up your bags and head off to campus, you’ll want to bring along all the right technology … [Read More...]

This Guy Made a Replica of The Computer That Helped the Robinson Family 50 Years Ago

If you’re a fan of 1960s sci-fi shows, then you probably recognize the computer in the video above. Everybody from the Robinson family to Bruce Wayne had one and to viewers, it looked like the … [Read More...]

What Is the Microsoft Office Upload Center, and Should You Disable It?

The Office Upload Center is part of Microsoft Office. Install Office on your computer, and this tool will appear in your system tray. Sure, you can hide this icon, but should you? What … [Read More...]

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IDG Contributor Network: My two cents on Deep copy vs Shallow copy in .Net

Microsoft .Net provides support for cloning objects -- an ability to create an exact copy of an object (also known as a clone). Cloning can be of two types: shallow copy and deep copy. While the former can be implemented by making a call to the MemberwiseClone method of the System.Object class, implementing the latter is a bit tricky as you don't have support for it in the framework by default. In … [Read More...]

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Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which 2-in-1 device to get?

The 2-in-1 market is taking off, as more and more people are being persuaded to replace laptops and tablets with a device that can be both. Microsoft and Apple are about to go head-to-head in this space with the Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro. If you want the... … [Read More...]

How a keyboard case can turn your 8-inch tablet into a productivity machine

What's up with 8-inch tablets? Microsoft reportedly canceled the Surface Mini at the last minute. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 is long overdue for a refresh. Even the current class leader, the iPad mini, only came about after years of procrastination at... … [Read More...]

Home Networking Articles

5 Easy Router Tweaks for Faster, More Secure Wifi

Your router might look like an impenetrable black box of internet mystery, but tweaking a few settings under the hood is easier than you might think. Here are some of the options you can reconfigure to get a faster wireless connection and keep unwelcome visitors off your network.Read more... … [Read More...]

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Opera 10 Web Browser

If you want to mix things up a bit and experiment with a new Web Browser, Opera 10 has now been released and can be downloaded at www.opera.com. Opera 10's biggest feature is "Opera Turbo" which speeds up page loads on slower connections. /doc … [Read More...]

The Future of USB – It’s 3.0

There's a new USB coming and it's 10 times faster.  USB (Universal Serial Bus) has been around since 1996.  The original specification was 1.0 and it allowed for data transmission speeds of up to 12 Mbits/second.  This new technology played a big part in eliminating Parallel and Serial devices from your PC.  USB 2.0 was introduced in 2006 and it allowed for transmission speeds up to 480 Mbits/s … [Read More...]

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A Freeware PC?

For the last several months, I've been using a PC that does not have any commercial off-the-shelf applications. Other than the Windows XP operating system, everything else loaded on the PC is freeware. I didn't originally intend to do this, but after I loaded the OpenOffice suite, I thought what … [Read More...]

Best Free Antivirus Programs

Having quality, current antivirus software is essential for online safety, and you don't need to spend a lot for a good antivirus product.  In fact, these 3 choices are free and have performance and features to match some of the better commercial products. AVG (free.avg.com) … [Read More...]

What Is the Microsoft Office Upload Center, and Should You Disable It?

The Office Upload Center is part of Microsoft Office. Install Office on your computer, and this tool will appear in your system tray. Sure, you can hide this icon, but should you? What exactly does it do, anyway?Click Here to Continue Reading … [Read More...]

How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Your iPhone or iPad

By default, iOS devices remember the Wi-Fi networks that you’ve joined in the past, and will attempt to automatically reconnect in the future. This feature is pretty handy most of the time, but on occasion can be a nuisance. Fortunately, it’s easy to have iOS forget specific … [Read More...]