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Fusion Drive or hybrid drive: Which one should you use?

Solid-state drives (SSDs) are expensive, especially if want a capacity above 1TB. That’s why hard drives still rule the roost, even though they don’t offer the speed of an SSD. Apple’s software-based Fusion Drive provides a compromise: it uses a small amount of high-performance SSD alongside a higher-capacity HDD. macOS caches frequently used drive-based data in the SSD, boosting performance. When deciding on a drive for an iMac I purchased earlier this year, I felt that the performance I’d get…

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How to Secure Android – Tech Advisor

Securing your Android phone or Android tablet is more involved than adding a PIN lock (although you should certainly do that). We run through 14 ways you can keep Android secure, from dealing with app permissions to locking down apps, banishing Android viruses and tracking down a stolen phone. 1. Avoid dodgy public Wi-Fi networks Smartphones and tablets are mobile devices, which means we are as likely to use them in a cafe or pub as we are our own homes. Provided…

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Dropbox or iCloud Drive: Which is better for file sharing?

iCloud Drive isn’t quite like Google Drive or Dropbox. As with most Apple digital and cloud services, it’s tied to a single identity without much in the way of sharing. iCloud Drive’s sharing features seem a bit tacked on. Macworld reader Howard writes in asking about an aspect of this. “I was hoping also to have my wife’s iCloud drive show up on my Mac’s Finder the way I do with Dropbox. I haven’t been able to get this to…

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How to set up surround sound speakers to TV

Dolby says that audio accounts for 50 percent of the cinema experience so you’ll want to get a nice surround sound system set up in your home to get the most out of all the films and TVs you’re watching. Here’s how to set up surround sound in your living room. Assuming that you’ve bought a surround sound system or you’re thinking of buying one and want to know how it fits into your room, our guide will give you…

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Watch Game of Thrones free online: Game Of Thrones Season 8 rumours

Game of Thrones Season 7 is the latest available, released earlier this year. You can catch up completely free, even if you don’t have a Sky subscription. We’ll explain how to do just that, as well as outline rumours on the Game of Thrones Season 8 release date. How to watch Game of Thrones free The best way to catch up with GoT without paying a penny is with a free 14-day free trial for NowTV, which offers cheaper access to content…

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Is it legal to download YouTube video?

Google, which owns YouTube, makes its money through advertising. It provides ‘free’ video content for you to enjoy, and you return the favour by viewing some ads (or by paying for a YouTube Red subscription, assuming it is available in your country). Download the YouTube video to watch it offline and you’re no longer keeping up your part of the deal, so why should it want to scratch your back? It’s pretty obvious that Google would want to avoid you downloading its…

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How to Add a Virtual Home Button to iPhone X

Revive the home button with a virtual one and enjoy a few benefits over the real thing. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Do you miss the home button on your iPhone X? Apple jettisoned the old, reliable home button on its new phone to make way for an edge-to-edge display. But all is not lost. You may not be able to bring back a physical home…

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How To Set Up An Xbox One: Quickly Set Up Your One S Or One X

Hurrah! You have an Xbox One, Xbox One S or 4K-enabled Xbox One X. You have a great games console and entertainment centre, and you are about to enter a world of great digital entertainment. Now you need to set up your Xbox One. It is a pretty simple process, but our Xbox One setup guide is here to make it even simpler.  If you’re new to the world of Xbox, be sure to take a look at our Xbox…

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How To Use PS4 Remote Play

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is undoubtedly the most popular console on the market on the moment with over 50m units sold since its release back in 2013. Since it was announced, the PS4 has seen a number of changes – both in terms of hardware and software – but one feature that has remain unchanged is Remote Play, a feature that allows you to play your favourite PS4 games from anywhere with a high-speed internet connection. But despite being available on…

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How to allow remote access to your Mac

Computers are ubiquitous, and you’ve probably had an instance where you are using a computer in one place and you need to access a computer in another location. For example, you’re at a coffee shop with a laptop, and you need something from the desktop computer in your home office. You might even want to give people you know the ability to access a computer when they are away. This ability is called remote access. Macworld reader Sandy has three…

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