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General knowledge- The Basic Parts of a Computer and How to Upgrade Them

You know how to use a computer, but how familiar are you with what’s inside? As complicated as the inner workings of computers may seem, they’re only made up of a few key pieces. But what are they? What are the different parts of a PC? We’re going to show you how to identify your …

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General knowledge- How Do Emulators Work? The Difference Between Emulator and Simulator

Emulation software allows you to use a different operating system to your host. For instance, you could run a Windows 7 emulator on your Windows 10 machine. You can still use Windows 10, but you can also dip into Windows 7 as you want. Many people use emulators every day, to test software, try out …

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General knowledge- A Newbie’s Guide to Uber’s Different Ride Types and Options

Uber is one of the world’s largest ride-hailing apps, but it wasn’t always this way. When it first started, the company only offered a single type of ride. As it has grown, so, too, has the Uber offering. Now, when you open the app, you’re presented with several different ride options. So, let’s look at …

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General knowledge- What’s an IP Conflict and How Do You Resolve It?

If you’ve ever seen the “Windows has detected an IP address conflict” message, you might wonder what this message means. While IP conflict issues aren’t usually difficult to fix, they are confusing, especially for those new to networking. Let’s look at what an IP address conflict is, how they happen, and the steps to fix …

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General knowledge- Which VR Headset Do You Need?

While not the only VR headset manufacturer on the market, Oculus leads with a selection of affordable devices to suit every niche. Each of these is served by an integrated software store. Let’s briefly look at the defining characteristics of each, before helping you decide which is right for you. Oculus Go The Oculus Go …

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General knowledge- Redbox Free TV, Download Movies Legally, Windows 7 Ends—What Next?

You can now enjoy live TV on the Redbox app—totally free! But what if you want to download movies legally? Well, you can! But it’s not all good news: if you use Windows 7, your time is up. So what can you do about it? Christian Cawley and Ben Stegner discuss these and other tips …

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General knowledge- What’s the Difference Between 4K and Ultra HD (UHD)?

If you’re in the market for a new TV, you’re probably thinking about getting a 4K or Ultra HD model. Is there a difference, and what exactly should you be looking for when you buy? Here’s what you need to know before diving in. What Do the “Ultra HD” and “4K” Labels Mean? Let’s start …

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General knowledge- Nvidia GeForce Now vs. Google Stadia: Which Is Best?

Google Stadia is Google’s cloud gaming service. It hit the headlines after its launch, as the service struggled with performance issues, a lack of content, and poor initial sales. Adding to Google’s woe, graphics card manufacturing behemoth Nvidia is chasing Google Stadia down with the announcement that its GeForce Now streaming service is ready for …

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General knowledge- How to Fix the “SIM Not Provisioned MM 2” Error

Swapping SIM cards and getting an error message on your phone? The “SIM not provisioned MM2” error is easy enough to fix, but what does it mean? In this article, we explain how to fix this SIM card error and ensure you can avoid it happening again in future. What Does “SIM Not Provisioned” Mean? …

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