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USB Explained: All the Different Types (and What They’re Used for)

dhehaivan/Shutterstock.com USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is a common type of computer port that makes it easy to charge a device or transfer data…

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How to Monitor Network Usage on Your Mac’s Dock

Whether you’re troubleshooting network issues or just trying to conserve bandwidth, it’s handy to watch your Mac’s network usage over time. With Activity Monitor, Apple…

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How to Set Up Your Own Cloud PC

If you want a PC that you can access from anywhere, you should give cloud PCs a shot. You can get one to have access…

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Which Old Components Can You Reuse When Building a New PC?

Building a new PC is fun, exciting, and . . . expensive. After you’ve built a few desktops, all those new boxes of Corsair, NVIDIA,…

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AMD Finally Proves Its Laptop Prowess With the Incredible Lenovo Slim 7

There’s a lot to love about Lenovo’s laptops. They’re designed well. They’re reasonably priced for the specs. They’re reliable. I’ve tested a few and owned…

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How to Monitor CPU Usage on Your Mac’s Dock

If you often run processor-intensive apps, it’s good to keep an eye on your Mac’s CPU usage. Luckily, Apple makes it easy to get a…

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How to Control When Your Mac Automatically Goes to Sleep

It’s often a good idea to let your Mac sleep after a period of time when you’re not using it, but the way recent versions…

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The Best Affordable Windows Laptops (That Don’t Suck)

Acer You can get a good laptop, or you can get a cheap laptop. That’s the general wisdom, at least when it comes to something…

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Why Are Some Mac App Icons Crossed Out?

If you’re seeing application icons on your Mac with a crossed-out symbol on top of them, it means that macOS can’t run the application. While…

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External PC Drive Bays Are Dying, And That Sucks

bump Michael Crider Even now that PC gaming is a bigger market than ever, those who build their own desktops are niche customers. So when…

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How to See Which Program Is Using All Your CPU on Windows

Sometimes your Windows 10 PC slows to a crawl, perhaps accompanied by a whirring fan and programs that barely respond. Often the problem is an…

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Make Your Mac Feel Faster by Turning Off Bouncing Dock Icons

By default, every time you open a Mac application by clicking it on your Dock, the app icon will briefly “hop” in an animated sequence…

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How to Quickly Switch Between Virtual Desktops on Windows 10

Virtual desktops are a handy way to juggle multiple workspaces in Windows 10. There are several ways to quickly switch between virtual desktops, including several…

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The Ultimate Defense: What Is an Air Gapped Computer?

When reading about cyber-security, you’ll probably see talk about “air-gapped” computer systems. It’s a technical name for a simple concept: A computer system that’s physically…

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Why I Loved Microsoft Bob, Microsoft’s Strangest Creation

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Windows 95, and people have a lot to say about it. My favorite part of Windows 95 was…

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Where’s the ‘Task Manager’ on a Mac?

If you’re a veteran of Windows, you’re probably familiar with using Task Manager to deal with applications that freeze or checking memory usage. On a…

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Why DOS Was (and Is) a Thing

In late 1980, someone at IBM had a pretty neat idea. Responding to the popularity of “personal computers” like the Apple II and the TRS-80,…

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How to See Which Program Is Using All Your CPU on Mac

If your Mac is suddenly feeling very sluggish and unresponsive, it’s possible that a runaway application is consuming a large percentage of your CPU’s processing…

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How to Launch a Terminal Window on Ubuntu Linux

If you’re using Ubuntu Linux, you’ll often see articles recommend you run commands. To do this, you need to type these commands into a Terminal…

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10 Ways to Lock Your Windows 10 PC

Locking your Windows 10 PC is the best way to secure your computer when you step away. This won’t quit or interrupt any running applications,…

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Lenovo’s latest flagship Yoga laptops are clad in leather

Around this time most years, we generally see an influx of news around this time as the world convenes in Berlin for the IFA electronics…

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