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SSD vs HDD

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SSD vs HDD

What is a SSD?

We’ll make no assumptions here and keep this article on a level that anyone can understand.

You might be shopping for a computer and simply wondering what the heck SSD actually means? To begin, SSD stands for Solid State Drive. You’re probably familiar with USB memory sticks, SSD can be thought of as an oversized and more sophisticated version of the humble USB memory stick. Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD, information ...

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Windows 8 Tips & Tricks (Part 3)

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Windows 8 Tips & Tricks (Part 3)

Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts and hot corners you should know.

Working faster usually involves some kind of shortcut. Windows 8 provides a bunch of shortcuts using the Windows key (which means you need a physical keyboard to enter them), as well as hot corners you can click with a mouse that make other features available.

Here are the essential shortcuts:

  • Windows: Pressing just this key toggles among the Metro Start screen, the last-run Metro app, and the Windows 7 Desktop.
  • Windows-C: Displays the charms ...
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Windows 8 Tips & Tricks (Part 2)

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Windows 8 Tips & Tricks (Part 2)

1. Start screen search:

Do you need to find a file or an app fast? Head over to the Metro Start screen and begin typing. Windows will automatically search for what you type and show you the results quickly. There’s no need to open a search box.

2. “Power user” menu:

Place the cursor in the lower left of the Windows Desktop screen (a hot corner) — to the left and below any application tiles — and right-click the ...

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Windows 8 Tips & Tricks (Part 1)

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Windows 8 Tips & Tricks (Part 1)

1. The charms bar:

I’m finding the charms bar (which appears on the right side of the screen if you click or swipe there) to be much more helpful than I’d originally thought. For example, click or tap Settings, then Power to put the computer to sleep. The charms bar has icons for setting preferences, searching, sharing, and switching between the Metro environment and the Windows 7 desktop.

2. Windows Reader:

With this built-in app, I can open a PDF and highlight ...

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