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    Printers are everywhere; we find them in our homes, at our work location, or even in a local coffee shop. As printers have now evolved into all-in-one devices capable of printing, scanning, faxing, and copying, they are essential to any user. Even in an age where we are moving to a digital...
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    We have moved into a mobile society, we are always on the move and our devices are following us. Mobile or not, they will require a source of power and sooner or later that power is going to run out. The new Galaxy S5 has options for Ultra Battery Saver mode, and the new HTC M8 may have a large...
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    With many major businesses making the transition into the newest editions of Windows and Office, they need the hardware and performance to match. As there are hundreds of options for different professional grade notebooks, it becomes a challenge to find the right one. These notebooks need to...
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    The most popular type of camera is the typical point and shoot camera. It is excellent for quick, easy, and pleasing photos that people can share with friends and family. In fact this is the type of camera that I personally prefer and use. With smartphones including better quality cameras, we...
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    To everyone’s surprise, the Canadian smartphone manufacturer has produced a quarterly profit. With the company previously losing millions of dollars a year, they may not be hitting top financial charts but at least they are stabilizing. With their new CEO, John Chen, adding in drastic...
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    Throughout my usage of computers, I have always used those standard keyboards with the ten finger number pad and QWERTY layout. Never had I thought about using or even trying a keyboard with illuminated keys. I find keyboards to be similar to mice, once you find one you like it’s hard to move on...
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    My reviews with RAVPower have always been a pleasure to write and I find myself using their battery chargers almost every day. The chargers, however, are typically one time chargers meaning they can charge one device to full power then need to be charged themselves. The chargers also typically...
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    Being a member of the Tech Support Forum Hardware team, as well as maintaining the TSF Build Guide , I make sure to only recommend the highest spec computer components that I have found. My recommendations are based on what I personally would use in my system along with known quality brands...
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    After major data breaches in the United States to companies such as Target and Neiman Marcus, Congress is pushing down on businesses to adopt a new type of smart card. When you look at your credit card, you will notice the black magnetic strip on the back of the card. This strip is how we use...
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    When you break down a computer piece by piece, you notice just how well each and every part works together and see how important every single component is. Some of us may say that the power supply is the most important component as it maintains constant power, or that the processor is the most...
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    Computers enjoy working in a stable environment that is not too hot. To do this, PC components have precautions installed to prevent them from overheating. Your processor and video card can monitor the amount of heat being generated while in use, and will throttle the amount of power used to...
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    Whether a forum helper asks you to post your system specs or you are simply curious about what components are inside your PC, Speccy is a tool that allows to you to do just that. Speccy is a third party program that can read your PC hardware IDs to determine what components are inside your PC...
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    A NAS, or Network-Attached Storage, is a computer based system that stores large files across multiple hard drives that can be shared across a local network. If you are a computer enthusiast you may have a home NAS that stores your personal backups and/or files. You may have noticed that NASs...
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    Since 2012 avid tecno-geeks have been patiently waiting for the release of the Oculus Rift, the Virtual Reality head mounted display for use in video games, and the wait is almost over. The device is rumored to be released late this year, and has sparked many conversations about its uses and...
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    Google has just recently announced that they will be partnering with smartphone manufacturers, HTC, LG, Samsung and others to expand the Android OS into smart wearables. As the next tech phase seems to be moving into the “smartwatch”, Google is following the concept and has set its Android team...
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    Chances are that you have either read or heard that technology is moving to the mobile market and that tablets and smartphones are the next big thing. That may not be wrong as mobile devices are easier and more functional than desktop PCs or laptops, but it’s hard to predict the future of...
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    Welcome to the 2014 Recommended Build Guide Custom Intel and AMD PC Builds Outstanding Quality, Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Value Revised 1/1/14 and updated regularly! ** Read Here First! ** ** This build is now outdated! View the latest build guide here ! ** Here at TSF our...
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