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Tech Tips and Troubleshooting

Help guides for people who are overwhelmed with technical issues.

Things to Remember when Setting Up a Home Network

When setting up a home network, it is important to plan out everything and decide what devices you really need and require, and what type of network you want to set up. So before you proceed, consider the following aspects in a home network setup: Determine the Network Technology The variety of options for home networking can make some buying decisions difficult.

Importance of Having a Data Recovery Backup Plan

We all know that we rely and use data as part of our daily lives ever since the computer age began. It doesn't matter if the data is as simple as a personal note or a To- do task or as important as a company record. At one point in time, we always hav...

How to Recover Unsaved Documents in Microsoft Word 2013

Have you ever experienced working on a very gruesome book report or a ridiculously lengthy speech when suddenly Microsoft Word encountered a serious error and then closes without a sign? I'm sure each one of us did at one point in our tech-dependent lives. That's like all horror characters rolled into one movie.

What to do First When You Get a New Smartphone

Getting a fresh, new phone always creates a different exhilaration. From the moment you open and take it out of the box to customizing its ringtone and wallpaper, we all had that moment at least once in our tech-driven lives. But how do you really make a new phone your own and get to know it?

5 Amazing Ways to Tweak Windows 8 " SUPPORTrix Blog
You probably know by now the ins and outs of Windows 8. Although there may still be some great ways to tweak this system in order to improve its functionality, especially when you want your computer to run faster or turn into a more convenient OS for you.
Here’s a simple guide to help you fix the battery problems you’re experiencing with your laptop

Have you ever been in a situation wherein your laptop shows that you still have some battery power left (say 45 percent), but then it suddenly died on you? Your laptop's battery capacity will eventually diminish no matter how you take good care of it.

Tips to Help You Decide Which Tablet-Laptop Hybrid is Right for You

Is a hybrid one of your next must-have gadgets? For those who are not yet in the know, a hybrid is a combination of a laptop computer and a tablet, both physical and functionality-wise. How?

Mac OS X Helps Optimize Your Home Wi-Fi Network

This weekend I visited my parents. As these things tend to go, they had a list of things that bothered them about their computers. I like helping them and ended up moving my mother's blog to a new host, and optimizing their Wi-Fi network.

How to Manage the Automatic Application Updates on Your Google Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5 has an automatic update feature that keeps your apps up-to-date. It automatically downloads available updates without you having to visit the Play Store, which is a great time saver. Unfortunately, it is a huge battery drainer since it requires each app to regularly check for updates.

5 Ways to Enhance Netflix Playback on Your Computer

Netflix is one of the leading streaming services around. Depending on how you watch Netflix on your computer, there's a chance you'll have performance issues. Everything from whether you use a wireless connection to your Internet speeds to your window size can make a difference in having the best picture quality possible when streaming.