Review: ChargeCard Offers On the Go Charging from Your Wallet

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It's happened to every one of us. We've been out and about, enjoying life, when our phone dies. We want to take photos, we want to update our social media and we want to stay connected. What do we do?

With the Nomad ChargeCard, you can keep a handy charger in your wallet no bigger than your credit card. Let's take a look at whether the ChargeCard is a good investment to keep you charged on the go.

How to Use Your Laptop as a Second Monitor

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You never know when you'll need a larger viewing area or simply find your current screen not big enough for everything you'd like to do. When this happens, more and more people are using a second monitor as their solution.

With a second monitor hooked up to your main PC, you're able to double your viewing area, simultaneously viewing anything your heart desires from a movie going on one screen while you're working on the other to doubling the canvas area for graphic designers. There are a handful of ways this can be done as well.

Our guide will outline the best two ways to use your laptop as a second monitor.

Changes to the Win + X Menu, Taskbar & Start Screen Bring More Functionality

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The Windows 8.1 Update 1 changes have brought user functionality back to the forefront of Microsoft's mind. With consumer confidence in Windows 8.1 falling, Microsoft knew it had to make some changes to start placating to those concerns. The addition of the Start Menu in a future Windows 8.1 patch will alleviate the frustration consumers have had with the Windows 8 OS.

The Windows 8.1 Update 1 added some new functionality to the Win + X Menu and taskbar. Let's look at those changes and how they help you.

How to Sync Any Two Folders in Real-Time in Windows 7 and 8

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When organizing data in Windows, one of the easiest ways to do this, whether it's a .jpeg file or a Word doc, is with folders. Individual folders work great, but what if some of your folders were connected and you'd like them to be synched?

If so, this is now possible with DSynchronize, software created by the well-known developer Dimio that lets you synchronize two or more folders on your computer. It offers real-time syncing as well as scheduled synching, and the best part, it's absolutely free.

Our guide will outline how to sync two folders in real-time in Windows 7.

Our Guide to Windows 8.1 Update 1 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Windows 8 on a desktop is best used with shortcuts. The sooner you learn them, the easier the OS becomes. Some keyboard shortcuts have been modified to work more smoothly, coupled with the changes to how the Modern interface, have made the Windows 8.1 Update 1 keyboard shortcuts better than ever. If you haven't used keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8 or 8.1 so far, you're missing out.

We'll give you a breakdown of the Windows 8.1 Update 1 keyboard shortcuts and how you can use them to take advantage of everything Windows 8.1 has to offer. Let's look at the keyboard shortcuts and touch gestures in Windows 8.1.

How to View Websites in a Custom Font in Firefox and Chrome

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It's always nice to have versatility when using the web, and this is especially true when it comes to fonts. Sometimes a website can have a font that is nearly unreadable, or is so annoying it may just give you a headache. Other times, web-masters just have bad font-taste.

Whatever the reason, it's completely possible to customize the font when viewing websites in both Firefox and Chrome. No longer do you have to suffer through a terrible font, especially on a website with a lot of reading material. Customizing fonts in these browsers is completely easy to do as well, and can often times be done with a click of a button.

Our guide will outline how to view websites in a custom font in both Firefox and Chrome.

CCleaner for Android Released to Beta Testers. Here’s How to Get It

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CCleaner, one of the most popular and trusted, PC cleaner is now available for Android in beta testing. Piriform, the company behind CCleaner, has been hearing user feedback for years about bringing its popular file cleaning software to the mobile platform. That time is here.

Let's take a look at CCleaner as it works on Android and see if it's worth your time beta testing it now.

A Mac User’s Experience of Using Linux (Ubuntu)

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I loaded up Ubuntu Linux recently to get a taste of what it would be like to live on the other side, to try an operating system that does things very differently than my MacBook Air does. Open-source and free operating systems fascinate me. I had to know if I could use them.

So I installed Ubuntu in a virtual machine (not enough storage to dual-boot) and gave it a shot. I tried to use Ubuntu for as much as humanly possible, relying on OS X for the bare minimum. The results and experience surprised me. Going from OS X to Linux was an experience worth sharing with our readers.

How to Manually Install Windows 8.1 Update 1

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For some users, no matter what troubleshooting steps they take, the Windows 8.1 Update 1 upgrade option will not show up in the Windows Update Tool or PC settings. If you're one of these users, there is a way to manually upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update 1.

>e'll show you the steps to follow to get the upgrade and start using the new and improved Windows 8.1

First Impressions: Windows 8.1 Update 1

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 was released on April 8, 2014. For most users, Microsoft has made subtle improvements and settings changes which will make the overall functionality OS feel more natural. However, for others, this upgrade still won't be enough.

Take a look at our first impressions of the upgrade and whether or not this is a step in the right direction for Microsoft.

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