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Buying a Computer? Don’t Do These Six Things

There are plenty of us who don’t know that much about computers, other than how to use them. With some luck, maybe the last computer you purchased (or was purchased for you) is still working. However, once it’s time to go shopping for a new computer, it can get a little nerve-racking if you haven’t…

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Top 4 VPNs for Watching Netflix

4 VPNs for Watching Netflix

Netflix has become a household name for the digital natives and nomads of today because there are few creature comforts — like a library of your favorite movies and TV shows – that you can bring with you and have access to anywhere in the world with a click of a mouse. If you go…

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What is Network Address Translation (NAT)?

What is Network Address Translation?

Network Address Translation (NAT) is the process where a network device, usually a firewall, assigns a public address to a computer (or group of computers) inside a private network. The main use of NAT is to limit the number of public IP addresses an organization or company must use, for both economy and security purposes.…

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How’s Your Memory? (And How Much Do You Need?)

Your desktop computer died and you realize that it’s time to get a new one, maybe even a laptop, because of all the traveling you do. So you go into a computer store to see what’s available—and it’s then you realize that you have some key decisions to make. What brand, what model, whether it…

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What Should You Buy? A Mac or PC? – Part 3

Part 3 of a three-part article. << BACK TO PART 2 << By now, if you’ve read parts 1 and 2 of this series, you should know that most people are usually devoted to PCs or to Macs, and that not too many are both. Why is that? One reason is that most of us…

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What Should You Buy? A Mac or PC? – Part 2

Part 2 of a three-part article. << BACK TO PART 1 << What’s the difference between a PC and a Mac? First, let’s throw some confusion into the mix: A Mac is technically a PC, a personal computer. But people who own a Mac will never call it a PC. And people who have only…

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What Should You Buy? A Mac or PC? – Part 1

Part 1 of a three-part article. If you’ve only been on one side of the computer fence most of your life—that is, you’ve only used a Mac or (more likely) only used a PC—then maybe it’s time you opened your mind to exploring the other side. At the very least, you should know what the…

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What is an Internet Service Provider?

What is an Internet Service Provider?

An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is the industry term for the company that is able to provide you with access to the Internet, typically from a computer. If you hear someone talking about the Internet and they mention their “provider,” they’re usually talking about their ISP. Your ISP makes the Internet a possibility. In other…

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