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What is difference between micro SD, and micro SDHC and micro SDXC cards?

I've been looking at Micro SD memory cards and had no idea what the difference was between them. I thought I'd post up some details for anyone looking at purchasing their first, or next Micro SD card, hope it helps.
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Yes, Google Tracks Most Everything You Do.

Whether you like it or not, Google, Facebook, and Bing track everything that you do on their sites. Google is particularly far-reaching because it also captures what you do on Gmail, YouTube, and the millions of partner websites who use Google Analytics software.
Article by Paul Gil   (Lifewire:  03Nov16)
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What Is HTTPS, and Why Should I Care?

HTTPS, the lock icon in the address bar, an encrypted website connection-it's known as many things. While it was once reserved primarily for passwords and other sensitive data, the entire web is gradually leaving HTTP behind and switching to HTTPS.
Article by Chris Hoffman   (How-To Geek:  21Mar17)
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What Does a PC's BIOS Do, and When Should I Use It?

Your computer's BIOS is the first thing that loads when you start your computer. It initializes your hardware before booting an operating system from your hard drive or another device. Many low-level system settings are only available in your BIOS.
Article by Chris Hoffman   (How-To Geek:  18Feb17)
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How to Run Android on Your Computer.

Android isn't largely thought of as a desktop operating system, but if you're curious about how Google's mobile OS works, running it on a device you already have isn't a bad idea. This will give you an idea of what to expect on a phone or tablet, all without making a single change to your laptop or desktop since you can easily do this from a flash drive or memory card.
Article by Cameron Summerson   (How-To Geek:  07Feb17)
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Terabytes, Gigabytes, & Petabytes: How Big are They?

An Understandable Guide to Everything from Bytes to Yottabytes.
Without a doubt, one of the more common technology questions we get asked about surround those data storage metrics, like terabytes, gigabytes, petabytes, megabytes, etc.
Article by Tim Fisher   (Lifewire:  23Jan17)
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How Do I Automatically Repair Windows Problems?

Depending on the version of Windows you're using, there are several different ways to automatically repair major Windows operating system problems without resorting to a destructive process, like a Reset Your PC or a Windows Clean Install.
Article by Tim Fisher  (Tech Today - by Lifewire:  09Nov16)
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Pin the Control Panel to Your Taskbar for Quicker Access to Your Most-Used Windows Tools.

If there are Control Panel apps you use all the time, why not make accessing them quicker? Just pin the Control Panel to your taskbar or Start menu and then pin individual apps to its jump list.
Article by Walter Glenn  (How-To Geek:  21Nov16)
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How to Use the Snipping Tool in Windows to Take Screenshots.

There are lots of tools out there for taking screenshots in Windows. However, you may not need to install a third party app. Snipping Tool, included in Windows Vista and later, allows you to take screenshots, as well as edit and annotate them.
Article by Walter Glenn  (How-To Geek:  10Nov16)
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How To Clean a Flat Screen TV or Computer Monitor.

Cleaning Techniques to Prevent Damage. Flat screen monitors and televisions, most of which are LCD (including LED-backlit LCD) displays, as well as touchscreen devices of all kinds, require special attention when cleaning.
Article by Tim Fisher   (Tech Today/Lifewire:  28Sep16)
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Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files.

System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. This article describes how to run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files. If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. For example, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash.
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Tech Today - The 20 Best Sites to Find Free Ebooks.

Ever thought of creating a library with thousands of books, and never spending a dime? Sounds impossible, but it's not! Freely available books in nearly any subject you can think of abound on the Web, ready to be read, downloaded, and shared. Here are the top twenty sites where you can find a wide variety of completely free books, anything from romance novels to computer technology manuals.
Article by Wendy Boswell    (About Tech :  28Aug16)
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What's the Difference Between "Image" and "Clone"?

The difference between image and clone is both simple and confusing, because the terms are used interchangeably to mean different things.
I always seem to become confused when the discussion turns to image and clone. I thought I understand the basic difference, but … maybe not?
Article by Leo A. Notenboom   (Ask Leo! Newsletter:  05Oct16)
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How to Change the Size and Color of the Mouse Pointer in Windows.

"Where the heck is my mouse pointer?" If you've asked yourself that question too many times, you can change the size and color of your mouse pointer to make it easier to find on the screen.
You can use either PC Settings or the Control Panel to change the mouse pointer size and color, and we'll show you both ways. The PC Settings method can be used in Windows 10 and 8, and the Control Panel method can be used in Windows 10, 8, and 7.
Article by Lori Kaufman   (How-To Geek:  03Aug16)
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System Restore - A Layman's Guide.

System Restore is a feature in Microsoft Windows that allows the user to revert their computer's state (including system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings) to that of a previous point in time ~ Wikipedia
Article by Jim Hillier   (Daves Computer Tips:  12Sep16)
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Everything You Need to Know About "Reset This PC" in Windows 8 and 10.

Windows 10 includes a "Reset your PC" option that quickly restores Windows to its factory default configuration. It's faster and more convenient than reinstalling Windows from scratch or using your manufacturer's recovery partition.
Article by Chris Hoffman  (How-To Geek:  26Aug16)
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Tech Term Confusion: "Memory" Means RAM, Not Storage.

Some people say they have "a smartphone with 64 GB of memory", but they don't. Those people might have smartphones with 64 GB of disk space, or storage, but that's different than memory. It's time to clear up this tech term misconception.
Article by Chris Hoffman  (How-To Geek:  22Aug16)
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Where to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally.

You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you'll have to find installation media yourself. Microsoft offers free ISO files for downloading; you just have to know where to look.
   There are a few ways to do this, but they're all on the straight and narrow-you won't have to visit a shady BitTorrent site to download ISOs that may be filled with malware. Instead, you get official installation media straight from Microsoft.
Article by Walter Glenn  (How-To Geek: 18Jul16)
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Microsoft Is Giving Away Tons Of eBooks, Again!

Microsoft's Director of Sales, Eric Ligman, is once again sponsoring a mega-giveaway of extremely useful eBooks to the masses. It is absolutely a free, no-catch giveaway that you should definitely explore.
   Included are multitudes of subjects from Windows to Office to Azure to SQL and Servers, too. You won't be disappointed. The sheer number of offerings makes it impossible for me to cover the entire scope, so I'll just have to settle with teasing your taste buds.
Article by Richard Pedersen  (Daves Computer Tips: 14Jul16)
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Is Linux Finally Good Enough to Replace Windows?

Linux has reached a point where it can replace Windows and Mac OS X for the average user?
Article by Bertel King, Jr.  (MakeUseOf: 15Jul16)
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Geek Uninstaller now Removes Windows Apps.

The latest version of Geek Uninstaller, a popular third-party program for removing installed software, now also supports removing Windows Store apps.
Geek Uninstaller is a portable program which not only uninstalls software but also scans for and removes leftover traces, in much the same way as Revo Uninstaller. However, Geek Uninstaller's free version includes full support for the removal of both 32-bit and 64-bit applications whereas Revo Uninstaller's free version only supports removing 32-bit applications (full support for 64-bit applications is available only in Revo Pro).
Article by Jim Hillier  (Daves Computer Tips: 28Jun16)
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Is ATA the Same as IDE/PATA or SATA?

When you are shopping for a new hard drive, it can sometimes be a bit confusing when similar, or not so similar terminology is all mixed together in the product's description. With that in mind, today's SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader's question.
Article by Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel)  (How-To Geek: 02Jun16)
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How to Download Official Windows ISO Files Free from Microsoft.

You can download Windows installation files free from Microsoft. We'll show you a hack that allows you to download ISO files for any edition of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 from Microsoft's Tech Bench.
Article by Tina Sieber  (MakeUseOf: 29Apr16.)
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What Is the Microsoft .NET Framework, and Why Is It Installed on My PC?

If you've been using Windows for very long at all, you've probably heard of Microsoft's .NET, probably because an application asked you to install it, or you noticed it in your list of installed programs. Unless you're a developer, you don't need a lot of knowledge to make use of it. You just need it to work. But, since we geeks like knowing things, join us as we explore just what .NET is and why so many applications need it.
Article by Walter Glenn  (How-To Geek: 10May16.)
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Tech Today - Don't You Hate Getting a Computer File You Can't Open?!

Computer file formats can be downright confusing, and sometimes impossible to open. Have no fear, we've got a simple guide that'll help open any format you'll encounter!
Article by Tim Fisher  (About Tech: Updated 12Apr16.)
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Spreadsheeto - Addition to our Useful Website Page - Tutorials.

Spreadsheeto - Excel Tutorials. Each topic is thoroughly explained, in an easy-to-understand manner. All contents are free and up to date. So if you're not an "Excel-nerd" you'll learn to do some pretty amazing things (e.g. Create a drop-down menu in your spreadsheet).
By Langmann & Mikkel Sciegienny Kasper
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How to Create a List of Your Installed Programs on Windows.

Reinstalling Windows is a good way to fix serious problems with your computer, or just to get a fresh slate. But before you reinstall Windows, you should make a list of programs you currently have installed on your PC so you know what you want to reinstall on the new system.
Article by Lori Kaufman  (How-To Geek 12Apr16)
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How to Create a List of Your Installed Programs on Windows

Here is an announcement from Microsoft Build you probably didn't see coming: Microsoft today announced that it is bringing the GNU project's Bash shell to Windows. Bash (Bourne Again SHell) has long been a standard on OS X and many Linux distribution systems, while the default terminal for developers on Windows is Microsoft's own PowerShell.
Article by Frederic Lardinois  (TechCrunch 30Mar16)
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How to Create Windows 10 Installation Media.

Regardless of how you arrived at Windows 10, there's a way to create your own installation media. Sooner or later you might need it. Let us show you how to be prepared.
Article by Gavin Phillips  (MakeUseOf 10Mar16)
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The Ultimate Guide to MS Windows 10 Troubleshooting.

The Ultimate Guide to MS Windows 10 Troubleshooting is the most extensive and comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and solving common problems in Windows 10. From simple issues like customizing your Start menu to complex solutions for fixing the Blue Screen of Death - we have you covered! The guides are thorough, proven, easy-to-follow and supported with helpful screenshots that will guide you through every step of the process.
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Watch Out: How to Buy a USB Type-C Cable That Won't Damage Your Devices.

USB Type-C brings a new universal connector to laptops and smartphones, and many device are already starting to use it. But beware: many USB-C cables aren't designed properly and could potentially damage your hardware.
Article by Chris Hoffman  (How-To Geek 02Feb16)
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TeraCopy enables you to copy and/or move files within Windows in a much faster way - an improvement you'll be especially grateful for when dealing with several gigabytes of data.
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What's RAM?  Does Your PC Have Enough?

Selecting the Proper Type and Amount of RAM for a Desktop PC.  Most computer system specifications tend to list the system memory or RAM immediately following the CPU. In this guide, we will take a look at the two primary aspects of RAM to look at in computer specifications: amount and type.
Article by Mark Kyrnin  (About Tech 17Dec15)
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What's the Difference Between FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS?

Whether you're formatting an internal drive, external drive, USB flash drive, or SD card, Windows will give you the choice of NTFS, FAT32, and exFAT. The Format dialog in Windows doesn't explain the difference, so we will.
   FAT32 is an older file system that's largely relegated to USB flash drives and other external drives. Windows uses NTFS for its system drive, and it's also ideal for other internal drives. exFAT is a modern replacement for FAT32, and more devices support it than do NTFS - although it's not as widespread as FAT32
Article by Chris Hoffman  (How-To Geek 09Dec15)
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Wipe vs Shred vs Delete vs Erase: What's the Difference?

Wiping, Shredding, Deleting, and Erasing Files are Actually Different Things.   You can delete a file without erasing it, erase a drive without wiping it, shred a file without deleting it, and wipe hundreds of files at once that were already deleted.
   Confused? I'm not surprised! These four terms - wipe, shred, delete, and erase - might sometimes be used interchangeably but they shouldn't be.
   Each word implies something different being done to a file, folder, or even space that looks empty, on a hard drive, flash drive, or some other storage device.
Here's how these concepts differ and why it's important that you understand exactly what they do.
Article by Tim Fisher  (About Tech 20Nov15)
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2 minute tech: BIOS.

A friend of mine who works as a computer teacher refers to the "BIOS threshold" when asked to judge the competence of his students. Those who know about BIOS ("basic input/output system") have already had deeper experience in dealing with PCs. Since a BIOS is an integral part of most computers yet unknown to many users, here's a short introduction for you.
Article by Sven Krumrey  (Ashampoo BLOG 27Nov15)
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Why is Linux So Great? Because It's Open Source!

What can't Linux do? Nowadays you hear Linux powering just about any device imaginable - all the way from dime-sized computers via the Raspberry Pi all the way to most of the top 100 supercomputers in the world. We interact with it daily, whether it be on our personal computers, Android devices, Steam boxes (gaming), flight entertainment systems, web servers that power behemoths such as Google, Facebook, and Wikipedia, or more.
But what makes Linux such a great choice that it's used in all those devices? It's because it's open source software, which has various implications.
Article by Danny Stieben (MakeUseOf 24Aug15)
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Google gives birth to a new parent - Alphabet

Google is Now Part of a New Company Alphabet - Google has decided to restructure itself under a new company called Alphabet Inc. and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be Alphabet's CEO and president respectively.
Article by Adarsh Verma (fossBytes 11Aug15)
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New Standard for USB Connectors, "USB Type-C"

USB Type-C is smaller in size than current USB connectors, roughly the same size as existing Micro-USB connectors at the bottom of smartphones, but it's reversible, meaning no more upside down.  Set to be available next year, the new 18 Pin Type-C USB will support USB 3.1 with the top speed of 10Gbps and has much high power output of up to 20V(100W) and 5A.
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   Jim Hillier (Daves Computer Tips) August 18, 2014.
   Sebastian Anthony (ExtremeTech) August 12, 2014.
   Dong Ngo (CNET) 23 August 2014.
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