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How to Change Your Mac’s MAC Address (and Why)
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A MAC address is a serial number that ships with every hardware device connected to the internet. It’s the building block of networking because it enables unique identification of a hardware device over a network. This makes sure that the packets are sent to the right place. Earlier we covered how to change MAC address […]

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Amazon Echo Now Supports Multi-Room Music Streaming
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Amazon is introducing multi-room music streaming. This means you can now stream music to multiple Echo speakers positioned in different rooms of your house. This is great news for those who host raucous house parties, but bad news for your neighbors. And my neighbors too for that matter. The Amazon Echo can do lots of […]

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The Best SMS App for Android is made by Microsoft
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Looking for good SMS app for Android? The Google Play Store lists a gazillion texting apps that can do SMS, MMS, and so much more. The most popular options include Facebook Messenger that has texting as a side feature, TrueCaller that can identify senders and then there’s Android Messages, Google’s own SMS app that also includes […]

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How to Control Windows 10’s Data and Bandwidth Usage
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Are you unhappy with the amount of data Windows 10 eats through? You’re not alone. One of the biggest gripes people have with the operating system is the amount of bandwidth it consumes. These days, it seems every app wants to make use of your web connection. There’s “anonymous” diagnostics, near-daily updates, live tiles, streaming […]

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How to Back Up Your Windows Computer to the Cloud
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If you aren’t backing up your data, you need to start right now. With data loss horror stories as common as they are, the no-data-backups lifestyle just isn’t worth the risk. Don’t wait until you lose an entire thesis paper or promotion-worthy work presentation — start backing up today. There are many ways to back […]

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Why You Need a PS4 VPN — And How to Set One Up
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If you’re a regular MakeUseOf reader, you already know we recommend virtual private networks (VPNs) all the time. It makes your internet traffic more secure. Prevents specific types of monitoring and targeting. Helps you bypass georestrictions. And it can even improve your online gaming speed. The same is true of using a VPN for your PS4. […]

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How Binge-Watching Is Damaging Your Health
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Are you feeling proud about watching a whole season of House of Cards or Ozark in record time? Seeing who can get through an entire season of the newest hit show the quickest is almost a contest these days. Binge-watching has become a very popular activity. Unfortunately, a British study has revealed that binge-watching has […]

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5 Settings All Plex Users Need to Know About
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If you have an extensive collection of locally-saved media, you’ve probably heard of Plex. Along with Kodi, it’s one of the best apps for managing, watching, casting, and exploring all of your content. The app can support video, music, and pictures, and works with a dizzying array of formats within each category. It also lets […]

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How to Back Up and Restore Your Mac’s iTunes & Photos Library
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Creating regular backups of your media should be an important aspect of basic computing hygiene for everyone. Oddly, for many people, backing up data isn’t something they take seriously until they’re the victim of a failed hard drive. Chances are if you’ve lost all your music, photos, and videos once, you’ll make sure it never […]

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