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4 Components To Protect Your Windows PC

Modern day criminals know that the internet is where the money is and which is where they spend their time. Which means that us honest people have to be twice as careful. It should be obvious that protecting your information online is far more complex than keeping your bag close or even locking your door. Here are 4 important components of protecting your Windows PC: 1: Antivirus Make sure whenever Windows in running, it should run an up-to-date antivirus program. This program will run in the background and block not only viruses but all types of malware too. You...

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How to Add Tabs to File Explorer in Windows

Even if adding tabs to Windows Explorer has been one of the most popular features that have been requested for, Microsoft still hasn’t delivered. But you don’t have to wait for them to deliver – you can use the Clover 3 extension which works on all versions of Windows. Yes, even Windows 10 too. Why tabs, you might ask? If you need to open another File Explorer window, you don’t have to open a new window altogether. Best part: If you do want a second window, then all you have to do is open a tab and separate the...

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How to open Google Drive files in Office directly

When Office 2013 was rolled out by Microsoft, there was a promise made that it would be deeply integrated with the cloud. Of course, this only applied to Microsoft services such as OneDrive but not for Google Drive or even Dropbox. So, Google, in seeking to fix this problem, released its plugin that works with literally every version of Office and as far back as 2007. This includes the upcoming Office 2016 too. With this plugin, you can open Google Drive in Office just as you would OneDrive. Here’s how the plugin works with Office 2013: Download and install...

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How to Use Dropbox’s New Bookmarks Feature

Accessing your bookmarks can be a serious problem especially if you switch between Chrome, Safari and even Internet Explorer. Of course, there are alternatives such as Delicious and Evernote but now there’s a new one. Yes, you can drag-and-drop bookmarks into the DropBox web app. Or even drop them into File Explorer on your desktop. Here’s how you use DropBox to create a wealth of bookmarks that you can use in the future. Of course, you can drop URLs anywhere in your Dropbox account but let’s focus on adding them into one folder. First, you create a folder in...

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3 Tips to Upgrade to Windows 10 Seamlessly

It won’t be long before Windows 7 or 8.1 users will be able receive a free upgrade of the latest Windows 10. Of course, if you’ve already made a reservation, your turn will come to download the new operating system at no cost whatsoever. Just in case you’re wondering, there’s a lot to love about Windows 10 since there’s not only an interface revamp but also under-the-hood tweaks that are worth upgrading for. Still, it’s best to take precautions before you do so in order to ensure a seamless transition between the two. Here are 3 tips that will help you do so quite easily: 1: Backup Your Data Before you upgrade, get a local backup done if your data is already uploaded to OneDrive or another cloud service. Of course, it’s good to have three copies: offsite and local backup and one backup on your system. 2: Acquaint Yourself With Windows 10 Those who begin using Windows 10 will see that there are a lot of features that resemble Windows 7. Of course, one familiar one is the Start screen. However, there are new ones such as Task View, the Edge browser, the Cortana personal assistant, modern Office, windowed modern UI apps. Last but not the least, Windows Hello, if you’ve got the right hardware. 3: Learn the Shortcuts At first glance, the new shortcuts on Windows 10...

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