The Future of Gaming PCs

PC gaming, while welcoming new players every single day, has suffered a huge loss of popularity compared to consoles and mobile gaming in recent years. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s the end for gaming PCs.{creative}&keyword={keyword}&placement={placement}&adposition={adposition}test 2: the last decade, high-performance PCs have been the pinnacle of gaming platforms. Even run-of-the-mill gaming PCs … Read more

MacBook Pro 15″ 2015 Review: this time they got it right

It took Apple three product generations to correct the problems with the newest version of its MacBook Pro. Three long years during which even the most committed macOS users were reticent to continue updating their hardware. Fortunately, the 2018 version of the MacBook Pro more than makes up for its predecessors’ shortcomings.

Building a good product is within the reach of most manufacturers these days. In 2018, most of the technological tools at the disposal of the general public (computers, smartphones, tablets) are both affordable and of good quality. However, there is a difference between making a good-quality product and a desirable product – an object that has been so well conceived, that is so enjoyable to use, and that is so efficient, that it cries out “use me!” every time you see it. An object that you long for when you are not using it and that you always enjoy using – regardless of the task you are performing.

I have only come across such a device a few times in my life, but, since every time was special, I remember each one… a SteelSeries mousepad, my first SSD drive, my first iPhone (and all of my following iPhones), Apple’s Magic TrackPad, Logitech’s MX series mice (which became the G series), my Bose QC 35 headphones, and, of course, my MacBook Air. Despite the fact that it is getting on in years, that its display is almost prehistoric, that its configuration is far from being modern, that it lacks up-to-date ports, that it has a small trackpad, and that it is rather thick (compared to more modern devices), the MacBook Air still remains my favorite portable computer because of its durability, versatility, and keyboard – which is neither too old nor too modern.

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Gaming monitors will feature Mini LED technology in 2018

AU Optronics is working really hard on a new backlighting system for its panels. This new system is supposed to replace the one being used in current displays, producing better results in terms of color. This technology is dubbed Mini LED, and it might come to gaming monitors this year.

AU Optronics has its Mini LED panels ready for our gaming monitors

This technology is really simple, consisting of small LEDs connected together. Given the definition of Mini LED, we could think it is similar to the Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) technology. However, the Mini LED technology is the next step, and it is based on many small LEDs behind a panel. We cannot confuse Mini LEDs with Micro LEDs, as the latter type of LEDs are even smaller and more difficult to work with. With the Mini LED technology, we can have hundreds and even thousands of small LEDs to light up specific areas behind a single panel. This method of local dimming would be good for more accurate HDR reproduction and higher contrasts. Several companies are using Mini LEDs because they are “cheaper” than Micro LEDs, but this is expected to be a transition phase only.

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Turn your TV into a Smart TV: step by step

Turn your TV into a Smart TVYou just bought a new TV or are simply happy with the one you bought a while ago, but the thing is that you want to squeeze more joy out of it. Maybe you already know what a Smart TV is. Besides providing a better quality in terms of image and sound, a Smart TV let us browse the web, share what we like on social media and get access to exclusive content.

The truth is that most TVs currently have smart features, but there are still some basic models without them, not to mention the really old models. We will tell you what to do to make your TV a smart one.

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RAM Test: How to test a PC’s RAM for Problems

RAMRAM, or random access memory is an essential component in any computer unit. It is used primarily to load instructions from the CPU along with the cache memory which the processor itself incorporates, as well as to manage system data and applications while they are being performed by the computer.

The fundamental difference between the RAM and the storage unit (hard drive or SSD) lies in the temporary storage of instructions and data. Once the task is finished or the computer is turned off, it is eliminated, as opposed to long-term storage of data on the storage unit.

RAM is much faster than the storage unit and at the same time much smaller. When it is used up, systems like Windows use a “virtual memory,” which is slower because it uses the actual storage unit. That is why it is necessary to have a sufficient capacity according to the level of the device, as we saw in one of our guides in which we also reviewed the type of memory, its clock speed, latency and other aspects of this important component.

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Protect your PC against ransomware with this security program

This year it looks like cryptocurrency mining is taking the lead in the lists of malware, but the truth is that one of the most frequent threats is that of ransomware. It is a type of malware that consists of capturing the files in a remote form, and once the victim’s computer is affected, demanding a monetary ransom. This type of attack is very frequent, and to avoid its consequences, the key is to protect your computer. For this, AppCheck Anti-Ransomware is an excellent ally.

AppCheck Anti-Ransomware is a security application that allows you to detect any type of ransomware threat and block it. It is free software that includes a detection system specifically for this type of threat; and at the same time, if some ransomware does come to affect our files, it also adds a decoding system to recover them. The key function in AppCheck Anti-Ransomware is in its proactive defense that uses the CARB engine to detect ransomware before it infects the computer; but also in the periodic security copies to avoid the consequences of ransomware.

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MSI OPTIX MPG27CQ : WQHD, 144Hz, 1800R, VA with a pinch of ASUS ROG DNA

Display manufacturers must not be very happy at the moment since they haven’t had very many innovations to offer consumers as of late. It seems that they have been waiting impatiently for the day when they are able to release G-Sync HDR and FreeSync 2 onto the market (but we haven’t had any updates about these systems in a while). Maybe one day they will get around to releasing these technologies! In the mean time, these manufacturers need to keep the wheels of their business machines turning; that is what MSI is doing by releasing its OPTIX MPG27CQ.


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Virtual PBX vs physical PBX, which one is better?

Maybe many of you have previously heard about virtual PBX or cloud PBX, which is a technology that allows to interconnect phones in companies, or even homes, in order to cut their overall costs and keep maintenance to a minimum, allowing the integration of technologies such as Skype at the same time. In this article, we are going to see the differences between a physical and virtual PBX to determine which one is better in each case.

The physical PBX

This was the type of PBX that was everywhere until a few years ago. Every phone was connected to a single device that physically distributed the phone lines (in the case of an office, for example). This means that we will necessarily have the physical PBX with its own power consumption, maintenance and all the necessary wiring to connect every phone that we want with a trunk line.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Bloatware Free: a clean and lightweight Windows

Windows 10 Fall Creators

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Bloatware Free is now available and it may draw the interest of users looking for a ‘clean’ and lightweight system built on Windows 10’s new version.

It is an unofficial custom version built using the MSMG Toolkit v7.7 and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update’s Build 16299.15 that Microsoft has rolled out to the Insider Program. This build is considered to be the RTM version of Windows’ new update, while the final version will hit the market next week.

Like any other unofficial edition on the Internet, this one is not officially supported nor is it authorized by Microsoft, so users should use it on their own responsibility. It is not recommended to install it in production computers for the same reasons. Having that in mind, I must say that I have been testing it for some time and it works perfectly, as we saw with the edition based on Creators Update.

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