Is your Windows 10 operating system running slow? Are you wanting to fix this issue without having to spend money on expensive software and hardware? Put your mind at ease because you do not need to download any software or purchase any new hardware, you can improve your slow system for free.
TechGumbo wants to help your computer get back up to speed with these 12 quick ways to easily speed up your Windows 10 operating system. Some of these tips may be really beneficial to you if you are running a lower-end to mid-range system and increase boot time and performance. Learn how to scan your system, how to get rid of programs you no longer need, adjust your special effects, and much more. Help your Windows 10 desktop or laptop PC catch up today!
With a great amount of us working long hours, drinking coffee is definitely something the average office worker looks forward to every morning. Coffee is a major benefit to many due to its primary active ingredient, caffeine. Countless offices rely on caffeine to fuel their day but did you know that there is a wrong and right way to consume caffeine?
This video from Med School Insiders shows us the various ways in which caffeine impacts our bodies, and what you can do to successfully lower your caffeine intake if your daily “Cup O’ Joe” has turned into a few cups too many. Learn how to prevent abuse, and properly use caffeine!
With a growing list of technology terms to remember, it can be difficult to use them all correctly. We have all misused one or two tech terms throughout our careers, but which terms are popularly misused today? This (rather geeky) video from Techquickie shows us some of the most commonly misused tech terms.
Learn when to use a variation of tech terms properly such as: disc and disk, or GPU and graphics card. Understanding these terms might just help you win your next internet argument. Make sure that you never misuse another one of these tech terms again!
New scientific evidence claims that there is a link between language and time. Did you know that each language has its own way of measuring time with either distance or volume? In a recent study, bilingual individuals were asked to describe different scenarios that portrayed time (ie. watching a line grow, or a container be filled) in different languages. Based off the results, it was then discovered that the language you think in can actually have an influence on the way you perceive time.
This episode of Seeker will fill you all you need to know about bilingual brains and time. No matter where you are in Canada, you are probably working on a team with other contractors who are bilingual. This video may help you understand some communication breakdowns.
With the quick rise in technology users worldwide, the current 4G networks have just about reached their limit. Holding a lot of promise is the next generation of wireless networks, 5G. We posted in early June about how 5G will change your life because this next generation will allow for much faster data speeds, and will be able to handle much more traffic.
In this video, IEE Spectrum gives us some insight on the five new technologies that are working together as the foundation of the upcoming 5G networks. There is still a lot of work needing to be done since 5G is currently still in the early planning stages. No one knows exactly what 5G is or what it will become of it as of yet, however, if everything goes according to plan you should be using 5G in the next 5 years!
Sleep is a crucial component of our everyday lives as it has an impact on our health, cognitive, and physical functions. Not getting enough sleep can affect these functions leaving us much more prone to illness with slower cognitive processing and poor physical performance.
Now, do we all get enough sleep every night? Probably not, however, there are things we can do to increase the quality our sleep. This video from Med School Insiders gets into the science of sleep, and gives us some tips to get the most of our sleep to wake up feeling more energetic. Start feeling refreshed instead of drained after sleeping, and learn some interesting new ways to get energy boosts during your day.
Linux is one of the top operating systems used today, and you use it more than you may realize. Android phones, Smart TVs, super computers, social networks and the majority of financial trades are all powered by Linux. Even more interesting, Linux is considered the largest collaborative development projects in the history of computing!
Depending on your specialty in IT, you may already know about Linux and everything this video from The Linux Foundation is talking about. If you’re new to the topic and want to know more, this video is a great start. Have more questions? Leave them in the comments below so our readers who are experts at Linux can help you out.
Do you know how to navigate around the internet? Obviously you do. But do you know all of the tricks for doing so efficiently? There are probably millions of little things that can make your life easier and there’s no way we can list them all here (mostly because we don’t know them all). What we can do is share this video from TechGumbo.
The video is packed with 10 cool tricks for browsing the Internet and you’re guaranteed to learn something. From tabbed browsing functions to YouTube tips to keyboard shortcuts. If you already know all of these, then we challenge you to share one more item with us in the comments below.
There are a number of reasons you should always be learning new skills. First, the IT contracting world is overwhelmingly competitive, especially in fast-paced markets like Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. There are hundreds of other people applying to the same jobs as you are, and you need to stand out. Even if you’re competitive in your current position, if you never learn new skills, you’ll never be able to move into more senior roles and earn more money.
We don’t need to work too hard to sell this concept to IT professionals. Most of our readers are already well aware of the importance of professional development. They’re also swamped for time and resources, making it difficult to begin learning that new skill. So how can you fit it in? This quick video from Dice has some answers!
You have to set goals and form a plan if you want to succeed at anything significant. That is a fact. Unfortunately, not everybody goes through this exercise when setting out to accomplish something new and, therefore, don’t make it too far. If you do organize yourself and set personal development goals, then you also know that you can’t complete 100% of them. Why is that?
Independent contractors set out to achieve new goals every day — learning new programming skills, reading more books, applying to more jobs — but unfortunately failure still happens. Sometimes it has to do with lack of time or extenuating circumstances, but other times, it’s pure laziness. This video from Bright Side shares a Japanese technique to help you get over the laziness hurdle. As far as time goes, that’s a post for another day.
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