Entries by Marco Horn

9 Simple Computer Hacks That Are Legitimately Useful

By Marco Horn / Paul Petrone / Sanchit Jain / Pratik Shah / Kunal Bodke / Max Galka / Mahek Pavagadhi / Ishan Khedkarr 9 Simple Computer Hacks That Are Legitimately Useful The Internet is full of “life hacks” that allegedly make this world easier to navigate. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t terribly useful, or […]

Reboot vs. Reset: What’s the Difference?

By Marco Horn /  Tim Fisher How reboot and reset differ and why it matters What does it mean to reboot? Is rebooting the same as restarting? What about resetting a computer, router, phone, etc.? It might seem silly to distinguish them from each other but among these three terms are actually two entirely separate […]

How to Wipe a Hard Drive

By Marco Horn /  Tim Fisher How to Wipe a Hard Drive To wipe a hard drive means to completely erase the drive of all its information. Deleting everything does not wipe a hard drive and formatting does not usually wipe a hard drive. You’ll need to take an extra step to wipe the hard […]

Why Your Laptop Is Running so Slow?

By Marco Horn /  Tim Fisher Why Your Laptop Is Running so Slow? Tips to speed up your laptop so it runs like new again Is your laptop running slow? No matter whether it’s old or new, a Windows PC or a MacBook, using a slow laptop isn’t an enjoyable experience.  If you’re looking for […]

11 Ways to Keep Your Computer Cool

By Marco Horn /  Tim Fisher Your computer contains a lot of parts, almost all of which create heat when your computer is on. Some parts, like the CPU and graphics card, can get so hot you could cook on them. In a properly configured desktop or laptop computer, much of this heat is moved […]