The Origins of Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+X, and Ctrl+Z Explained – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
We use them dozens of times a day: The Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+V shortcuts that trigger Undo, Cut, Copy, and Paste. But where did they come from, and why does Windows use those particular keys for those functions? We’ll explain.
Multi-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up – by PCMag
Don’t let scammers get their hands on your sensitive information. Here’s how to secure your online accounts with multi-factor authentication
The 2014 Heartbleed bug exposed millions of internet logins to scammers thanks to one itty-bitty piece of code, and our security nightmares have only gotten progressively worse in the years since.
What Is an Ethernet Cable? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
If you’ve ever shopped for home networking, there is an excellent chance you have heard about Ethernet cables. But what are they for, why would you want to use them, and how do they differ?
Why Unlimited Mobile Data Isn’t Actually Unlimited – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
“Unlimited” is a big word in the mobile world. Everyone wants a data plan with no limitations. That’s why carriers love to use the word, but “Unlimited” rarely means truly unlimited. There are a few reasons for that.
Google’s Pixel 6a And Pixel 7 Look Like Its Best Phones Yet – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Google had its yearly I/O event on Wednesday, where the company showed off a bunch of new hardware products and software features. Perhaps the most exciting reveals were the Google Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 series, which are coming later this year.
What Is 5G, and How Fast Will It Be? – By Chris Hoffman How-To Geek
Once again, you can’t escape the 5G hype at CES. It’s been building since CES 2018. Everyone—from Samsung and Intel to cellular carriers and smartphone companies—wants you to know how amazing 5G will be. Samsung called it “wireless fiber”, promising super-fast low latency internet everywhere. 5G is supposed to be faster than a typical home cable internet connection today…and it’s wireless, too.
The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Crypto – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
The world of crypto is complex and sometimes overwhelming. You may encounter a variety of differing arguments and opinions which can make it challenging to sort out the signal from the noise. Let’s sort out the five biggest misunderstandings when it comes to cryptocurrency.
Is Charging Your Phone All Night Bad For the Battery? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Smartphones have advanced a lot over the years, but they still basically last about a day on a charge. That means most of us are juicing up the battery all night while we sleep. Is that good for the battery?
What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
You’ve heard of two-factor authentication (2FA) and its many benefits, but what about multi-factor authentication (MFA)? MFA can go beyond a simple text or authentication app, and might even happen without you knowing it.
What Is a Mobile Hotspot? – By How-To Geek How-To Geek
Mobile hotspots offer a convenient way to share internet access with multiple devices. But how do they work, and do you need to pay for them? Here’s everything you need to know about a mobile hotspot.
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Are Coming Soon – By Colin Brightfield How-To Geek
They are coming for you and your bank sooner than you think. And they have the potential to upend the way you transact and the future of cash as we know it. Meet “Central Bank Digital Currencies,” or CBDCs.
New Chromebook user? Learn to use Chrome OS with this simulator – By Kevin C. Tofel aboutchromebooks.com
Long-time Chromebook owner? Then you probably know the basics of Chrome OS. If you’re a new Chromebook user though, Google’s desktop operating system might be a bit of a mystery at times. Thankfully, you can learn to use Chrome OS, even without a Chromebook by using this simulator.
What Internet Speed Do I Need for Streaming Services? – By Jason Fitzpatrick How-To Geek
If your primary internet activity is streaming video it makes sense to ensure you have enough bandwidth to enjoy it. Here’s a breakdown of how much bandwidth various streaming services and resolutions require.
Why Is a PC Called a PC? – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
If you buy a computer that runs Windows, it’s usually called a “PC.” But sometimes a Mac is called a PC, too. What’s going on here, and why is a PC called a “PC” anyway? We’ll explain.
The 4 Different Types of Podcasts – By Blog Author Page voices.com
When podcasting first came on the scene, there was a flurry of speculation concerning the future of radio and if podcasting would remain as a viable method of consuming audio content.