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How to Customize the Windows Start Menu: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

How to Customize the Windows Start Menu: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

It is essential to easily navigate your computer to find that one program, document, file or image within a few seconds, and is paramount to your productivity. Fortunately, you can customize the Windows 10 START menu to your liking, so that it will serve your workflow, making even more productive.

How To Set Up Apple Cash & Apple Pay – A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Set Up Apple Cash & Apple Pay – A Step-by-Step Guide

Apple Cash allows you to send and receive money via the Messages app, allowing you to instantly send money to your kids at college, or split a bill at a restaurant. Apple Pay, however, allows you to purchase items from a retail store or a meal from Burger King, just like you would use a credit card.

Zoom Tips For College Students

Zoom Tips For College Students

There are three main things that you need to focus on in order to get the most out of an online Zoom class for school. 1) Make certain that your attitude is right. 2) Make it a point to participate. 3) Ensure that you practice good etiquette while online.

MS Home vs. Business: What’s The Difference?

MS Home vs. Business: What’s The Difference?

Both the Home and Business versions of Microsoft Office share the following programs and services: Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Skype and OneDrive. The Business version does not include Publisher, but does include Exchange, Sharepoint and Teams, while Office for Home does not.

Are External SSD’s Worth It?

Are External SSD’s Worth It?

If speed, flexibility, durability, gaming, or if multi-tasking is important too you, then purchasing an external SSD (Solid State Drive), is absolutely worth it. It will save you a lot of time, and in the long run, it will save you money, given how long solid-state drives last.

How To Make Your Computer Boot Faster

How To Make Your Computer Boot Faster

There are 3 things you can do right now to make your computer boot up faster. You can remove startup programs, add RAM, and an SSD hard drive which will drastically decrease your boot time to less than 20 seconds, while at the same time, significantly increasing how fast your programs will start and run.

How To Download And Add Fonts To Word: A Complete Step by Step Guide

How To Download And Add Fonts To Word: A Complete Step by Step Guide

To install one or more fonts onto your Windows computer, follow these steps. 1) Download the font from a reputable website. 2) Extract the contents of the zipped file to C:WindowsFonts. 3) Open Microsoft Word and select the font from the font drop-down menu.

The Best iPad for Kids in 2020

The Best iPad for Kids in 2020

The best iPad for your child is probably the entry level iPad offered by Apple for only $329. You could spend $1,649 for the top-of-the-line iPad with 1 terabyte of storage, but that's almost certainly not necessary because you can do the same things on both devices.

26 Tips To Use E-mail Effectively

26 Tips To Use E-mail Effectively

How you communicate when composing an email leaves an impression on the reader, and like it or not, you determined that impression, not the recipient. The words you use determines the tone that the reader hears. The tips offered here will help you communicate effectively.

When Is It Time To Buy A New Printer?

When Is It Time To Buy A New Printer?

You can definitively know when it's time to buy a new printer by answering these 3 questions: 1) Does my printer meet my needs? 2) Is my printer performing like it did when I first bought it? 3) Can I afford to maintain my printer?

How To Train Your Kids To Use The Internet Responsibly

How To Train Your Kids To Use The Internet Responsibly

In order to train your kids to use the Internet responsibly, you need to think long term. This is not something you simply teach your children, its a journey you take with them as you train them, holding them accountable, and at the same time, allowing them to hold you accountable at the same time.

Can You Use Wipes On Computer Screen?

Can You Use Wipes On Computer Screen?

CRT monitors can be cleaned using Windex, but LCD display panels should never be cleaned with alcohol or ammonia-based cleaning fluids. You should only use a microfiber cloth, soap and distilled water, or a mixture of distilled water and white vinegar, but Apple uses iKlear for all of their displays.

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