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[How To] Reset Your Phone Right

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Have you noticed recently your phone just doesn’t feel like your phone anymore? It’s acting a little slow. Apps start closing unexpectedly. There are delays when you try to text, or answer a phone call. Its frustrating. It makes you want to throw your phone against the room, but you can’t because you still have a few more months on ... Read More »

NVidia Unveils the Titan-Z Card, A $3,000 Graphics Juggernaut

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In case you weren’t satisfied with how much your current graphics card can make a fool out of modern games, NVidia has your back with an insane new product. The Titan-Z Graphics Card improves upon the current Titan, and sports 12GB of VRAM. Hoping to be the card of choice for those who want an unmatched experience, the Titan-Z houses ... Read More »

Reduce Eye Strain From Your Computer Screen With f.lux

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If you’re anything like me, your eyes spend a lot of time baking in front of some sort of brightly lit screen. While “frying your eyes”  isn’t an actual thing that can happen, the strain I feel after a long night of computer activity feels real enough. A program called f.lux works to alleviate that. The premise is simple enough. ... Read More »

Bring back the Start Menu to Windows 8/8.1

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With Windows 8 receiving massive backlash from customers and PC manufacturers, it is safe to assume this is due to ‘Metro’, sorry Modern UI. Unfortunately due to the lack of touch screen use by most computers, Modern UI’s main appeal fails, and it quickly becomes unintuitive and I personally found myself searching through every menu for things I would find ... Read More »

Error when attempting to download or install Office 2013 – “Your product is busy doing something else”

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Are you trying to install or update Office 2013 (or Office 365) on your computer, but are unable to due to the error: “Something went wrong. Office can’t do that right now because your product is busy with another task. Please wait for this task to complete and try again.” or “Windows cannot find ‘C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office 15clientX64integratedOffice.exe’. Make sure ... Read More »

Multi-Monitor settings lost after reboot

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Do you have a multi-monitor configuration with two or more monitors? Are your monitor settings lost after reboot, reverting back to a single monitor, making your completely reconfigure your settings? If so, the issue could stem from having Windows Live Mesh (A Microsoft LogMeIn Competitor that has since been discontinued) currently or previously installed on your machine. Here’s the fix: Read More »

FYI: Windows 8.1 is out today

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Heads up everyone! Windows 8.1 just landed in the Microsoft Store for download. There are a bunch of improvements, most notable is the addition of the missing start button that was missing from Windows 8. Keep a lookout for a review from us later in the week. To download, you should see it in the Microsoft Store as a tile. ... Read More »

Set Outlook as the default mail client in Windows 8

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Windows 8 is still very new, and flashy, and somewhat annoying (even with the Windows 8.1 Update!) with some of  its quirks! Recently, I installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my new laptop, and ran into an issue where clicking on email addresses open the native Mail app instead of Outlook. If you’re having the same issue…here’s how to fix it! Read More »

Can W3SVC1 log files be deleted? Yes.

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I recently came across an issue with a few of our servers where they were running out of space, with no real apparent reason. I performed a disc scan, and found about 30 GIGAGBYTES in W3SVC1 log files on the server, and not knowing what they were really used for, looked into them. I was wondering, can W3SVC1 log files ... Read More »