• Technology

    Help! My Laptop Won’t Turn On

    Most of us have already experienced it at one time during our tech lives: the heart-stopping moment when your laptop suddenly won’t turn on. It gives us nightmares, both at work and home. You’d probably want to know why as soon as possible. However, you might want to consider what you need to and don’t need to do first. Here are some good starting pointers: Don’t use the battery (for a while) The most common problem with unresponsive laptops usually comes from dead batteries. You can try the traditional method of removing the battery first, then holding the power button for 30 seconds (or a minute). Then, connect the AC…

  • EdTech

    How to make a GIF

    The use of GIFs is a great way to share funny and candid thoughts to internet users. But, how do you make a GIF? Here is a basic and simple guide to help you to get started: Choose your preferred method There many ways of creating a GIF, but it always boils down to the two simplest methods: using a set of images or using a very short video clip. If you want to use a set of images for your GIF, you may opt to use various online tools instead, which can be easier and faster. You can simply search on the web, using the correct keywords, and the instructions will follow. A good example would be Jiffy, a Chrome…

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    Hacks to Keep you Battery Life Longer

    Battery life, as simple as it seems, is something that we all know is one of the most significant factors in device usage. Specs don’t matter when you always need to juice up your laptop or phone. So, it is natural for us to search for ways to maximize device use. Here are a few battery saving hacks that can help get every bit of energy for your gadget or device. Stopping the Wi-Fi Locator Function You can turn off your Wi-Fi connection, but that doesn’t mean that your mobile device is no longer searching for Wi-Fi signals. To save the battery from this automated feature, you can access the advanced options of…

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    Tech Essentials For Your Dorm Room

    College life in the modern era requires a lot of things. Finding the right balance between study and enjoyment is always a standard pursuit. From the tech side of things, that would probably require the ever trusty phone, the standard laptop, or the classic PC. But aside from those, here are a few more gadgets and devices that might just be essential for your college dorm room. Handheld Gaming Console Okay, we get it. Your smartphone has more games that could ever fill your free time, and your tablet’s graphics power might even make a PS Vita pant. But the fact is, games for dedicated consoles are just designed differently.…

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    Is Your Latest Update Slowing You Down?

    That is the question. For many years, the debate regarding whether an older version of your iPhone should get an update has raged many times. Opinions vary wildly, and each preference is usually sufficiently backed up by statistical data or, at least, by a solid user experience. But instead of the decision itself, let’s briefly try to look into what, exactly, causes users to make these decisions, the bugs/fixes, and the version’s advertised features, and see if the update fares well overall. Bugs/Fixes Any software update is accompanied by bugs along with the fixes a previous version might require. For iPhones, however, this can either mean a simple annoyance or a major inconvenience.  This was what displeased so many users as persistent Wi-Fi…