The Complete Beginner’s Guide To IFTTT

Now, more than ever before, technology is cropping up left and right that promises to make our lives more convenient. From the widely recognizable Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, to more niche offerings like smart sprinklers and garage door openers,…

Use a Seedbox and WinSCP for Fast, Private Torrents

There’s a common misconception that BitTorrent technology is illegal. It’s been associated with media piracy for such a long time that many people who have never used it can’t separate what people do with BitTorrent  and the technology itself. In…

Use Dynamic Range Names in Excel for Flexible Dropdowns

Excel spreadsheets often include cell dropdowns to simplify and/or standardize data entry.  These dropdowns are created using the data validation feature to specify a list of allowable entries. To set up a simple dropdown list, select the cell where data…

Use Focus Assist to Control Notifications in Windows 10

One of the most important things a person needs in order to do high-level creative work is a lack of interruption. Whether you are creating a masterpiece in PhotoShop, studying for a test or coding the latest app, you need…

Use This Script to Rename Multiple Files at Once in Windows

Do you need to rename several files at once inWindows? It can be quite the task to do it manually, but Windows supportsscripts that you can run to automate the renaming process, saving you loads oftime. As an example, consider…

What to Do If Your Windows 10 Start Menu Doesn’t Work?

Long-time Windows users know the importance of the Start button. So what if that beloved icon suddenly stops responding? What do you do when the Windows 10 Start menu vanishes from your desktop? There’s no needto worry. We’ve compiled a…

When to Use Index-Match Instead of VLOOKUP in Excel

For those of you who are well-versed in Excel, you are most likely very familiar with the VLOOKUP function. The VLOOKUP function is used to find a value in a different cell based on some matching text within the same…

Why You Should Be Using Named Ranges in Excel

Named ranges are a useful, but often underutilized, feature of Microsoft Excel.  Named ranges can make formulas easier to understand (and debug), simplify the creation of complicated spreadsheets, and simplify your macros. A named range is just a range (either…

Why You Shouldn’t Download CCleaner for Windows Anymore

Often, when you talk to any computer-savvy technician (orfamily member) about how to protect your computer from viruses or malware,they’ll tell you that you should install a collection of apps to keep your PCsafe. These apps usually include antivirus software,…

WiFi Extenders vs Powerline Adapters – Which is the Best?

When running an Ethernet cable from your router to your PC isn’t an option, you’re left picking between the lesser of two evils – WiFi extenders or powerline adapters. But which of these is the best? Both technologies have their…