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How to Mass Rename Files in macOS

By Emile Greyling | Hongkiat Lim

Hidden within Mac OS is a feature for batch renaming or bulk find-and-replace in filenames.

Renaming a single file in macOS is straightforward, but when it comes to bulk renaming multiple files, whether it’s 10 or 100, you certainly don’t want to do it one by one. Hidden within macOS is a feature that allows you to do just that, and it’s quite simple.

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How to create a summary slide in PowerPoint

By Emile Greyling | updated from Susan Harkins

 

Learn how to create a summary slide that you can add to the end of a presentation to support a Q&A session with your audience using older stand-alone versions of PowerPoint and Microsoft 365.

Adding a summary slide to the end of a PowerPoint presentation is a good idea. That way, you can review items with your audience at the end of the presentation. The presenter controls what items make it to the summary slide and can even use each item on the slide to quickly return to the previous slide(s).

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Key Computer tips and tricks for Efficiency and Performance

By Emile Greyling

Computers are vital in our lives for work, communication, and entertainment. To optimize your experience learn these essential tricks for a better computing Experience, whether you’re a novice or a pro.

 

  • Master Shortcuts:

    Learning common keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V for copying/pasting and Ctrl+Z for undoing will save allot time on repetitive tasks.

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What is the importance of a firewall?

By Emile Greyling

 

 


With practically everything on the internet today, it’s crucial to protect our digital activities and personal data. Firewalls play a significant role in cybersecurity. Let’s explore the key benefits of firewalls.

  • Enhanced Security:

    Firewalls act as barriers between your devices and the internet, safeguarding against unauthorized access, viruses, and malware. They protect your sensitive data and personal information.

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Advantages of Mesh Wi-Fi over Traditional Wi-Fi Networks?

By Emile Greyling

 


In today’s fast-paced world, a reliable and high-speed internet connection has become a necessity. Traditional Wi-Fi networks have served us well over the years, but they do have limitations. However, a new solution has emerged in the form of mesh Wi-Fi systems. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of mesh Wi-Fi and why it may be a superior choice compared to traditional Wi-Fi networks. 



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Can too much Screen time damage your eyesight?

By Francois Jacobs

 

In today’s digital age, screen time has become an inevitable part of our daily lives. From work to entertainment, we spend hours staring at screens, whether it be on our computers, smartphones, or tablets. However, the impact of excessive screen time on our eyesight has become a growing concern among healthcare professionals.



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Free vs Paid antivirus, What’s the difference?

By Francois Jacobs

In the era of the internet, the need for antivirus software has become more important than ever before. With the growing number of online threats such as viruses, malware, spyware, and phishing scams, antivirus software has become a necessity to keep your computer and personal data safe. However, the question that arises is whether to go for a free antivirus or a paid antivirus.



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4 Common Computer Problems you can fix yourself

By Emile Greyling /  Kim Komando

Computers always act up at the worst times. You’re in the middle of a major report or playing your best game ever …

 

Often, users get so frustrated that they needlessly go out and buy a new computer.

With a cool head and a little know-how, however, it’s easy to fix the most common computer problems.


1. The Blue Screen of Death

Thankfully, Windows’ dreaded “Blue Screen of Death” is getting to be a rare event, but it still occurs. When it does, it isn’t very helpful in helping you hunt down the problem.

The problem can often be traced to bad memory modules. Memory is cheap and buying extra RAM capacity is usually worth it for the performance boost. 

It’s not difficult to remove and install memory modules. You’ll find video tutorials at all the major online memory stores.

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How to Use Google Translate Offline

By Emile Greyling.

 

How to Set Up Google Translate for Offline Use.

When you’re trying to understand or communicate in a different language, Google Translate is an excellent resource. To use the app when offline, you need to download the languages you want to translate.

 

Download here
>Play Store (Android)< >App Store (iOS)<

 

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Extend Your iPad Battery Life

Apple has a specific time duration that each iPad Battery should last based on regular usage, but actually reaching that value is quite a task. In this article we are going to explore a few popular methods to accomplice that.

 

The reason behind the disconnect is the software. Even though Apple creates great hardware, their software is a bit lacking. It’s common for us to see a 64 GB iPhone running out of space even when using iCloud for storing everything.

 

In addition, there are a whole bunch of iPad models out there right now all with different versions of iOS installed, which is problematic. An iPad Air 2 can be updated to iOS 10, but an iPad 2 can only be updated to iOS 9 currently.

 

In this post, We'll list out as many ways we know possible to improve the battery life of your iPad by adjusting settings in iOS. we'll try to make a note if the feature is not available in an older version of iOS.

 

Method 1 – Adjust Auto Brightness


Obviously, while you are using your iPad, the screen itself will be the biggest drain on the battery. The screen itself uses about 90%+ of the battery, unless you need maximum brightness consider dialing it down a bit.

 

Firstly, it just hurts our eyes to have the screen so bright in a indoor / dimly lit area. By default, the screen should adjust automatically, but we have found that many times it’s brighter than we need. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen and you’ll see the brightness slider at the top right.

 


Method 2 – Disable Bluetooth & Cellular

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