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Intel Core i5 vs. i7: Which CPU is right for you in 2023?

Intel offers the Core i5 and i7 ranges for the mainstream market, but which should you choose? Our Intel Core i5 versus i7 guide breaks down the differences.
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This powerhouse laptop gives the MacBook Pro an honest run for its money

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How to pick the best PC case for your needs in 2023

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How to move the taskbar in Windows 11

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Why is Twitter called X now? Here’s everything you need to know

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The best dual-monitor wallpapers you can download

A man using a PC to view an Excel spreadsheet.

How to create a drop-down list in Excel

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How to take a screenshot on your Mac: the best methods in 2023

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The best Mac keyboard shortcuts for 2023

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How we test desktop PCs

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This Windows laptop costs under $1,000 and handily beats the MacBook Air

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How to install Minecraft mods

Thermal paste application on CPU.

How to apply and clean off thermal paste

If you're building a PC, you'll need to apply thermal paste to keep your CPU running cool. Here's how to apply new and clean off old thermal paste from your PC.
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How to download macOS 14 Sonoma

The latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system, macOS 14 Sonoma, is out now in public beta. Here’s how to download and install it on your computer.
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The one other Windows laptop that could dethrone the Dell XPS 15

The Dell XPS 15 is a better overall laptop than the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i, but the latter is less expensive. If pure performance is the measure, either works.
Outlook in Firefox on an iMac.

How to change a signature in Outlook

Update your name, add a quote, or simply make sure you close your emails properly. Here’s how to change a signature in Outlook on Windows, Mac, and the web.
A Gigabyte Aorus Extreme motherboard.

Motherboards are confusing. Here’s how to choose the right one in 2023

The motherboard is a crucial part of your PC. In this guide, we'll tell you everything you need to know.
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How to convert HEIC to JPG on Windows 11

Converting a HEIC file to JPG only takes a few steps on Windows 11 and you can do it via the operating system's native apps or via a free web app. Here's how.
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These are the Diablo 4 settings to tweak for the best performance

If you want to play Diablo 4, it's best experienced on a PC. Here's the best settings we've found for the game, as well as how well it runs on PC.
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How your boss can spy on you with Slack, Zoom, and Teams

Worried about your boss spying on you through remote work apps like Slack, Zoom, or Teams? Here's what your company can see through popular apps like these.
ChatGPT app running on an iPhone.

ChatGPT: the latest news, controversies, and tips you need to know

The ChatGPT chatbot by OpenAI is taking the world by storm. Here's how to use it and everything you need to know about AI text generation with GPT.
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GPT-4: how to use the AI chatbot that puts ChatGPT to shame

ChatGPT-4 has officially arrived and now includes the ability to interact with images and longer text.
A laptop screen shows the home page for ChatGPT, OpenAI's artificial intelligence chatbot.

What is a DAN prompt for ChatGPT?

You can jailbreak ChatGPT with the right prompt. One that sometimes works is called a DAN, or Do Anything Now Prompt. Here's what you need to know to use it.
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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file legally and install Windows 10 from it

You can download the Windows 10 ISO files straight from Microsoft's website, letting you quickly and easily install Windows 10 on your PC. Here's how to do it.
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You can play almost any Windows game on Mac — here’s how

With tools like CrossOver and the new Game Porting Toolkit, it's now possible play almost any Windows game on Mac. Here's how.
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How to add fonts to Google Slides: step by step guide

Wondering how to add fonts to Google Slides so you have a bigger selection? Here are a couple of ways to make more fonts available for your slideshows.
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What is Li-Fi? A faster, more secure wireless internet is just around the corner

Li-Fi technology has the potential to make our wireless networks faster and more secure, but it has its own pros and cons. Here's what you need to know.
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How to print from a Chromebook — the easy way

Our complete guide shows how to print and scan from your Chromebook wirelessly or via USB, including setting up your printer and print options.
A USB-C hub hanging out of the Steam Deck.

How to install Windows 11 or Windows 10 on the Steam Deck

You can run Windows on the Steam Deck, but the process is a little involved. Here's how to install Windows 11 or 10 on your Steam Deck.
KateFrames Studio AI editor.

The best AI video editing tools

AI video editors can take the work out of cutting together clips, or re-editing for social media. Here are some of the best AI video editing tools you can use.
Close up on the USB-C ports on a Macbook Pro.

USB-C charging laptops: Here’s what you need to know

Charging your laptop with a USB-C connection is convenient and easy. Here's everything you need to know to charge your laptop over USB-C.
A man sits at his couch using the M2 Macbook Air.

How to combine PDF files on Windows, macOS, or the web

No matter your operating system, knowing how to combine PDF files is a good skill. We'll teach you the best ways to do so for Windows, MacOS, or via the web.
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The most common multi-monitor problems and how to fix them

Multiple monitors can improve productivity and multitasking, but the setup doesn't always work as expected. Here are fixes for many common multi-display issues.
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Here’s everything to consider about buying a CPU in 2023

Your CPU is at the center of your computer, handling the underlying math that makes your machine tick. In this guide, we show you how to choose a CPU.

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