Windows 10 Tutorial

How to access Windows 10’s secret Start Menu

By on August 26, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

How to access Windows 10’s secret Start Menu

Did you just wake up from a month-long nap? News flash: Windows 10 is here! Microsoft’s hotly anticipated next-generation desktop and tablet operating system was released to the public nearly one month ago, and the response so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Sure there have been a few speed bumps on the road (here are 5 common problems people are having with Windows 10 and how to fix them) and sure the launch has had a scandal or two (Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do, but here’s how to stop it) but by and large, people love Windows 10… because it’s not Windows 8.

One of the most talked about new features in Windows 10 is the Start Menu, which is actually an old Windows feature that was sorely missed in Windows 8. But did you know that there’s a special “secret” Start Menu in Windows 10 that you’ve probably never even seen before? More →

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Politicians Twitter Gaffes

Twitter just made it more difficult to hold politicians accountable

By on August 25, 2015 at 8:20 PM.

Twitter just made it more difficult to hold politicians accountable

Nothing ever really disappears on the Internet. It’s both terrifying and fantastic, depending on the circumstances — and on which end of the stick you’re on. Once an article is published… once a photo is leaked… once a tweet is tweeted… it’s out there forever.

In the case of politicians who have a tendency to tweet without stopping to think first and consider the ramifications of what they’re about to post, the permanency of the Internet can help the public see these elected officials’ true colors. Interestingly, however, Twitter just made it slightly more difficult for us to hold politicians accountable — and the company used the worst possible logic in doing so. More →

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HTC Aero Photos

Just in time for the iPhone 6s, leaked photos appear to show HTC’s blatant iPhone 6 ripoff

By on August 25, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

Just in time for the iPhone 6s, leaked photos appear to show HTC’s blatant iPhone 6 ripoff

If you thought companies like Samsung and Xiaomi were shameless with their iPhone ripoffs, wait until you see what HTC has been cooking up behind closed doors. Nothing has been confirmed just yet, but newly leaked photos appear to HTC’s new flagship smartphone for the second half of 2015… and by the looks of things, it’s basically an iPhone 6 that runs Android.

And once again, we have to ask… why does every Android phone company think it can be Apple?
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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time

By on August 25, 2015 at 10:25 AM.

10 awesome paid apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a solid one indeed, and you can still find a few great freebies in that post if you hurry back. Today might only be Tuesday, but we’ve already got a massive list for you: 10 paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. As always, these sales could be over at any minute, so be sure to grab anything that looks appealing right away. More →

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3D Printer

Major technological advancement yields a printer that could change the face of 3D printing

By on August 25, 2015 at 8:35 AM.

Major technological advancement yields a printer that could change the face of 3D printing

While the technology has certainly generated plenty of buzz over the past few years, 3D printing is still quite a young space. Advancements in 3D printing are coming hot and heavy — just think about how affordable this technology is now, for example. Nearly anyone with a need for a 3D printer can now purchase one for just a few hundred dollars.

But affordability is hardly the only area where huge advancements are being made in 3D printing. More →

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Review
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

By on August 20, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Twice a year each and every year, just like clockwork, smartphone reviewers like myself used to look forward to finding new ways to phrase the same exact complaint. The [INSERT NEW GALAXY S OR NOTE MODEL NAME HERE] is a great phone with a stunning display, but the plasticky case looks bland and feels cheap. Users had the same complaint as well, of course. Can you imagine paying $640 for a phone made out of plastic that’s this thin and cheap feeling?

But Samsung’s sales kept climbing higher and higher… until they didn’t.

Following several consecutive quarters of declining sales, Samsung finally decided to step up its game. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were the first Samsung phones ever to be constructed out of premium materials to match their premium price tags. But in the new flagship phones’ launch quarter, Samsung’s operating profit in its mobile division plummeted 38%.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge simply don’t have what it takes to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6. Now, it’s time to see if the exact same strategy will fare any better against the upcoming new iPhone 6s Plus.

Meet Samsung’s new flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. More →

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Google Facts 2015

7 surprising things you never knew about Google

By on August 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

7 surprising things you never knew about Google

“Things you never knew” headlines are almost always a big letdown. In a few rare instances, however, these listicles really do offer some surprising facts that the overwhelming majority of readers will not have known previously. Such is the case here, in a list of truly surprising facts about Google that will, without question, teach you a few things you didn’t know before about one of the world’s most important companies. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free today only

By on August 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

8 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free today only

If you missed out on the nine paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free we showed you yesterday, don’t despair: we’ve got eight more great paid apps on sale for free to share with you today. Wednesday’s list includes a wide range of apps spanning all different categories, so there should be something for everyone. There are also still a few freebies to be found in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check that one out if you missed it on Tuesday. More →

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Windows 10 Update

Microsoft just released an emergency fix for a critical bug – here’s how to get it right away

By on August 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Microsoft just released an emergency fix for a critical bug – here’s how to get it right away

For some people, it doesn’t get any more annoying than Windows Update, which always seems to begin downloading huge files that slow down your computer every time you need to do something important. On the flip side of the coin, however, the Windows Update mechanism often updates your machine with critical security fixes that are needed in order to ensure your private data is safe. Well, if you have Windows 10 your private data might not be safe anyway, but that’s an entirely different story.

Microsoft on Wednesday pushed out a major security update that fixes a critical security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, so all versions of Windows are affected, not just Windows 10 and not just older versions of Windows. In other words, you absolutely need to download it right now — here’s how. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 Vs iPhone 6 Plus

Galaxy Note 5 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Showdown between the world’s two best camera phones

By on August 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Galaxy Note 5 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Showdown between the world’s two best camera phones

Most things are subjective when it comes to comparing smartphones, and people rarely agree when it comes to “the best” this and “the best” that. In a few rare cases, however, the majority of smartphone fans out there actually come to an agreement. Such is the case with the shared title of “best camera phone in the world,” which most people agree was shared by the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy note 4 in 2014.

Now, the guard is changing and it’s time to see if these two companies can make the world’s top camera phones even better. More →

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Android Marshmallow Download

Pretend you already have Android 6.0 by downloading all of Marshmallow’s wallpapers right here

By on August 18, 2015 at 1:28 PM.

Pretend you already have Android 6.0 by downloading all of Marshmallow’s wallpapers right here

Android M has a name, and it’s even tastier than Android L. Google gave its latest Android build an official name on Monday, and it released the final developer preview of Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well — you can download it right here. The new Android 6.0 build is only available for Nexus devices though, so most Android fans won’t be able to get their hands on Marshmallow for quite some time.

Don’t worry though, because you can already pretend you have Marshmallow. More →

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Review
OnePlus 2 Review

OnePlus 2 review: There can be only one

By on August 18, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

OnePlus 2 review: There can be only one

Call them Android fanboys, enthusiasts, geeks or whatever else you want, but the fact remains: avid Android fans tend to have great taste in smartphones. They don’t want to deal with cumbersome user interfaces from smartphone makers, and they always have a zero-tolerance policy for carrier bloatware. “Pure Android” that is free of clutter is always preferential, and that’s why Nexus phones are so popular among hardcore Android fans.

But in 2014, a new player emerged and blew Android fans away. The OnePlus One had style, power, a shockingly affordable price and CyanogenMod software, which is often heralded by fans as an even better option than pure Android. For many savvy Android users, it was the perfect phone.

If you thought the OnePlus One was great, just wait until you see the OnePlus 2. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on August 18, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is going to be a tough act to follow, but we think we may have pulled it off. Today’s list of paid iOS apps on sale for free includes nine solid apps, and there’s something for everyone on Tuesday. Of course, if nine free apps aren’t enough, you can still grab a couple of the apps in yesterday’s post for free if you hurry. More →

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