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Whitson Gordon


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Past articles by Whitson:

How to Trim Your SSD and Defrag Your Hard Drive in Windows

Having computer problems? Here is how to defragment a hard drive or trim an SSD in Windows so you can get your PC back in working order. → Read More

No PS5? How to Upgrade Your PS4 Hard Drive to an SSD for Faster Load Times

Your PS4 probably takes too long to load, but if you can't afford a new PlayStation 5, all is not lost. Install an SSD into your gaming console and start playing quicker. → Read More

Buggy Computer Hardware? How to Update Your Drivers in Windows

If you're dealing with a glitchy peripheral, you may need to replace its drivers. Here's how to update device drivers in Windows 10 and Windows 11. → Read More

How to Stream PC Games on Android and iOS

The Steam Link app and an open-source alternative called Moonlight let you stream PC games to your Android or iPhone. Here's how to use them. → Read More

How to Play Games on Your Chromebook

Chromebooks are far less powerful than traditional gaming PCs, but there are ways to game on Chrome OS machines. Here are some of your options. → Read More

Power-Hungry PC? Here's How Much Electricity Your Computer Consumes

How much does it cost to run your PC? It's not a one-size-fits-all answer, but here's how to measure how much electricity your home computer eats up. → Read More

Sluggish Browser? Here's How to Speed Up Google Chrome

Does your Chrome browser feel like it's running a bit slower than usual? These tips and tricks can help you give Google Chrome a speed boost. → Read More

5 Bad Habits Destroying Your Smartphone

Has your smartphone not been lasting as long as you think it should? Here are five things you are probably doing wrong, and how to fix your bad habits. → Read More

How to Turn on Your Computer From Across the House With Wake-on-LAN

Need to quickly turn on your PC from another room in your house? With Wake-on-LAN, you can. Here's how to set it up and why you would want to use it. → Read More

8 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your PC

We all want our computers to last forever, but if yours seem to die before its time, your habits could be to blame. Here's some behavior that you should avoid. → Read More

How to Set Up Your Wi-Fi for Guests

Can you survive the holidays without Wi-Fi? Probably not. Here's how to prepare your network for guests and safely share your password with them. → Read More

Modem, Router, and Access Point: What's the Difference?

Do you know the difference between, say, a switch and a hub? Keeping straight the devices that help you access the internet is no small feat. This guide explains it all. → Read More

How to Install Linux on Your Chromebook

If you want to go beyond the extensions and Android apps Chrome OS offers, there are a few ways to get Linux up and running to make your Chromebook more versatile. → Read More

What to Do When Your Printer Won't Print

Having printer problems? Whether it's a software or hardware issue, here's how to troubleshoot your printer. → Read More

How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive

Google Drive may not let you encrypt individual Google Docs, but there are still ways to protect your security and privacy. Here's how to keep your Docs from prying eyes. → Read More

What to Do If Your Phone Won't Turn On

Has your phone stopped turning on? Here are some troubleshooting tips that can help you get your iPhone or Android device running again. → Read More

How to Stop Your Computer From Randomly Waking Up From Sleep Mode

If your computer keeps waking up from sleep mode, there may be a few settings you can tweak to fix the problem. Here's how to make sure your computer stays asleep. → Read More

What to Do if Your Laptop Has No Sound

Is the audio not working on your laptop, and you can't figure out why? Here's how to fix those sound problems. → Read More

How to Remap Your Keyboard

If you're looking to change key functions on your computer's keyboard in Windows, these three methods can help. → Read More

What to Do When Your External Hard Drive Won't Show Up

External hard drives back up your most important files, but what happens when they malfunction? Here's what to do if your device is not detected in Windows and Mac. → Read More