Monday, May 25, 2015

Should You Pay More For a Faster Internet Connection?

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How-To Geek Newsletter
Did You Know?

The model on the iconic cover of 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass album Whipped Cream & Other Delights is not in fact sitting in a pile of whipped cream but shaving cream (the heat of the studio lights made it impossible to work with whipped cream).

Geek Trivia

The World's Largest Wayfinding "You Are Here" Map Is Located In?
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Thoughts from the Geek
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Today's Tech Term

ADE

ADE (short for Application Development Environment) refers to the hardware, software, and/or computing resources required for the various stages of software application development.

What We're Reading from Around the Web

How to View Multiple Time Zones on the System Tray Clock in Windows 8.1

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HTG Explains: Should You Pay More For a Faster Internet Connection?

Your Internet service provider probably wants to sell you a faster Internet connection. Pay more money every month and you'll get faster Internet speeds — sounds simple. But do you even need those speeds, and when would you notice them?

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How to Get a Chrome OS-like Operating System on Any PC

Want to turn any old computer into a Chromebook? Google doesn't provide official builds of Chrome OS for any old computer, but there are ways you can install the open-source Chromium OS software or a similar operating system.

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If there's something everything seems to agree on, it's that Google's Android is more "open" and Apple's iOS is a more "closed" operating system. Here's what that actually means to you.

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What To Do When Your iPhone or iPad Runs Out of Space

Run out of space and your iPhone will inform you your storage is almost full. You won't be able to install new apps, take photos, sync media files, install operating system updates, or do anything else that requires space until you make some.

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Ask HTG: Can I Add the Hiss and Pop of a Vinyl Record to My MP3 Files?

While the crisp and clean recording that digital music allows for is great for perfect reproduction, there's something to be said for the snaps, crackles, and pops of an old record in play. Read on as we show you how to mimic the sound of an old record with your digital music collection.

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