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How to format a hard drive for use on a PC or Mac computer

To format a hard drive before you start using it in Windows, use the Disk Management utility; on a …

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How to wipe a hard drive and data drives on a PC or Mac computer and reduce the chance of someone accessing your files

You can wipe a hard drive and data drives through your Windows 10 Settings, the DBAN utility, and t…

Dave Johnson   


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How to partition a hard drive on a computer and create multiple drive locations

You can partition a hard drive with Windows' Disk Management utility by shrinking the existing part…

Dave Johnson   


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How to clear an SD card and erase all of its data, including the hidden junk files you can't usually delete

The best way to clear an SD card is to format it, which is like hitting a factory reset button; it'…

Dave Johnson   


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How to check your Mac computer's storage space in 2 different ways

3. Click "Storage." You should see a stacked bar graph depicting how much of your total storage is …

Christina Liao   


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How to reset a Mac computer to its factory default settings

At this point, there's a few different steps you can take. You can try resetting your Mac through I…

William Antonelli   


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Here's how you can increase the speed of your laptop

Your laptop will accumulate a lot of data and files over a period of time. Hence when the computer…

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How to password protect any folder on a Mac computer to keep your files private

The more levels of security you have on your Mac, the safer your files will be. This is particularl…

Laura McCamy   


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How to restore your Mac computer from a Time Machine backup

4. Select your Time Machine backup and click "Continue" (Note: If your backup disk is encrypted, yo…

Devon Delfino   


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How to delete 'Windows.old' - the folder keeping your old version of Windows - to free up more than 20 GB of space on your PC

If you've recently upgraded to a new version of Windows, the Windows.old folder contains your previ…

Dave Johnson   


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What is an optical drive? A guide to how your computer reads CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs

Optical drives let your computer read and interact with discs like CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. However…

Dave Johnson   


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How to format an SD card and erase all of its data

You can format an SD card using Windows, Mac, and Android devices, and likely your digital camera t…

Chrissy Montelli   


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How to make a zip file on your Mac computer, to save some storage space and clear digital clutter

If you have a desktop or folders cluttered up with files that you seldom access yet you don't want …

Steven John   


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What is overclocking? How to boost your PC's speed and power by changing its CPU settings

Overclocking is the process of forcing your computer to run faster than it's intended to go, which …

Dave Johnson   


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Rocket Lab just launched its first spacecraft, transforming a leftover piece of its rocket into a satellite that can carry missions to the moon or Venus

This first launch is just a demo, but NASA has already contracted a Photon spacecraft to fly a moon…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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'Why won't my Mac turn on?': Troubleshooting tips for any Mac computer that won't start properly

If that doesn't work for your T2 chip MacBook, shut down your Mac and press Shift + left Option + l…

Devon Delfino   


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A 'mind-boggling' telescope observation has revealed the point of no return for our galaxy's monster black hole

On big scales, it's a window into the history and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy, which rotates …

Dave Mosher   


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Google’s best kept secret ‘Borg’ is out. Here’s how it works

Borg ran pretty much everything inside the company, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Go…

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Facebook reportedly plans to make it impossible for law enforcement to read your messages

Apple was one of the earlier big tech companies to bring strong encryption to consumers. Its iMessa…

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After my hard drive crashed and lost 3 months of work, I devised a foolproof backup system to protect myself in the future

Finally, I use Google Photos to backup all my photos, which, as a photographer, I have a boatload o…

Harrison Jacobs