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General knowledge- The Best AirPlay Receivers Cheaper Than Apple TV

If you want to stream content from your macOS or iOS device to a television, second monitor, or speaker, you need an AirPlay receiver. Apple’s own solution is the Apple TV box—but they’re expensive. You don’t need to spend that much. Here are the best Apple AirPlay receivers as alternatives to an Apple TV box. …

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General knowledge- The 5 Best Audio Merger and Splitter Tools for MP3 Files

If you’ve never done it before, you should consider learning how to merge, join, combine, and split MP3 audio files. There are some nifty benefits to this, especially if you download your music. I love Spotify and Pandora for streaming music, but there are good reasons to stick to downloading music. For example, you don’t …

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General knowledge- What Are Supercookies? Here’s How to Remove Them Properly

In March 2016, the FCC hit Verizon with a $1.35 million fine for tracking customers with a unique identifier header (UIDH), also known as a “supercookie.” It was big news when the FCC forced Verizon to allow customers to opt-out of the tracking. But what is a supercookie? Why is a supercookie worse than a …

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General knowledge- 6 Most Popular Email Providers Better Than Gmail and Yahoo Mail

In 2012, Gmail overtook Hotmail to become the most popular email provider in the world. Since claiming the crown, it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Today, the service boasts more than one billion users. The other go-to free email provider is Yahoo Mail. Sure, its user numbers pale into insignificance compared with Gmail (it …

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General knowledge- 5 of the Fastest and Best USB 3.0 Flash Drives

USB flash drives come in all shapes and sizes. But sometimes, all you need is sheer speed—and if that’s the case, what’s the fastest USB flash drive today? A quick glance at Amazon will show that there are plenty of brands claiming to be the fastest USB stick, whether it’s USB 3.0 or USB 3.1. …

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General knowledge- 8 Lightweight Linux Distros Ideal for Intel Atom Processor PCs

Intel’s Atom processor is a line of low-voltage microprocessors that first appeared in 2008. They power many ultra-portable devices, like netbooks, net-tops, and tablets. But the power efficient Atom quickly showed its limits in keeping up with current software. That doesn’t mean you should let your Atom-powered device collect dust in a closet! You can …

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General knowledge- The 7 Best Online FPS Browser Games

The first-person shooter (FPS) genre is probably the most popular genre in the world. Games like Call of Duty, Halo, and Counter-Strike are among the best tactical shooters you can play. However, if you don’t want to spend money on these games, you might want to try browser-based FPS games instead. Unfortunately, a lot of …

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General knowledge- 10 eBay Scams to Be Aware Of

eBay is a great idea on paper, and I’ve had good experiences using the site, but the growing prevalence of eBay scammers has turned it into a shady marketplace. I don’t feel safe on eBay anymore. But sometimes you don’t have a choice. As a buyer, some items can only be found on eBay, and …

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General knowledge- CPU Socket Types Explained: Socket 5 to BGA

Your computer processor has a home: the socket. The CPU socket is rarely mentioned because it doesn’t help or hinder performance. Rather, it provides a standardized shape for a specific generation of CPUs. Why, then, should you care about CPU sockets? Well, if you want to upgrade your CPU, you need to know the socket …

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General knowledge- The 6 Best Free Linux Antivirus Programs

There’s a misconception that Linux users don’t need antivirus software. Linux is more secure than Windows, that’s for sure. However, antivirus is vital for any computer, Windows, Linux, or Mac. Furthermore, with the prevalence of malware and ransomware, and the increase in malware targeting Linux systems, it is essential to install a Linux antivirus suite. …

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