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What to do when your PC and laptop become loud and slow

Often the joy of having a new PC or laptop doesn’t last long. Suddenly you have a slow computer on your hands. It becomes unusually loud and programs take a long time to start up or they crash regularly. There are many reasons for this: from useless programs that start automatically and devour resources, through to virus attacks or simply overheating.

Read on to find out what you can do when your computer starts working at a snail’s pace. (more…)

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Which voice assistant is the best?
Alexa, Siri etc. at a glance

“Hello voice assistant, what can you do to help me?” The voice assistants Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana and Bixby certainly have lots of answers ready. They are the mouthpiece for the smart home and are getting more users engaged because of their simple operation. And of course they are fun to use.

Find out how voice-controlled systems and components can make your everyday life easier. Also which language assistant is the right one for you. (more…)

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Amazon Fire TV jailbreak
Beware of rip-off

Amazon Fire TV jailbreak – this exact term or something similar has been Googled by thousands of users because of the viewing opportunities that are presented. Every Premier league game, all Champions League matches and of course the latest episodes of The Walking Dead, House of Cards and Game of Thrones.

But what happens when you jailbreak an Amazon Fire TV stick or box? Does it actually work? Is this straying into illegal territory? And the most important thing: Is this just another type of rip-off? Read on to find out. (more…)

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Closing iPhone X Apps
Swipe gestures replace the home button

The new iPhone X is not only the most expensive smartphone on the market, but also the only one without a home button. But how do you close apps on the iPhone X?

You are unable to simply click the home button – because it’s no longer there! Instead, there are special swipe gestures. Read on to find out how exactly how these work. (more…)

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Fake Microsoft Movie Maker
Scam download threat

Have you heard of Microsoft Movie Maker? The free Microsoft program is no longer up to date, but is still extremely popular. Now there is a fake version which has shot to the top of the search engines.

Read on to find out what the problem is and what happens when you start the fake download. (more…)

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Black laptop screen? Tips for when your notebook screen stays dark

If the screen of your notebook or PC suddenly turns black leaving you with a black laptop screen, you could try to fix it yourself before contacting our TrustATec technicians. We’ll show you a few ways to get the picture back on your screen within seconds.

It usually happens without warning or apparent reason: your PC or laptop screen suddenly goes black and nothing works anymore. Sometimes the computer is still working, but there is nothing displayed and the screen stays dark. Try the following tips before seeking advice from your local TrustATec partner. (more…)

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Burn-in on iPhone X screen
New Apple iPhone X reviewed

The iPhone X is anything but cheap. You will have to fork out at least £999 for the new super smartphone from Apple. It is remarkable that it is not meeting expectations and the OLED display suffers with burn-in – this is when an image is permanently burned on the screen.

The Stiftung Warentest has now taken the iPhone X under the microscope. What the testers complain about and what they praise, you will learn with us.

A superlative smartphone wanted to present Apple with the new iPhone X. That’s partly succeeded, because it’s definitely the most expensive smartphone available on the market right now, and is currently using the best camera on the market. But there are also negative records. (more…)

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Harry Potter Go game
Pokemon’s successor Wizards Unite is due in 2018

For true fans, the hunt for the little pocket monsters of Pokemon Go never stops. But soon there will be a magical successor. The Harry Potter Go game is expected to hit the market in 2018.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the official name of the game. It is being rumoured around the web under the name Harry Potter Go. Read on to learn all about the Harry Potter Go game. (more…)

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Mobile phone water damage
If your smartphone falls into water

Oh no! Your mobile has just fallen into the water. And it’s not water resistant!  You weren’t paying attention and now your phone is ruined. Maybe you tipped a glass of water over your phone – or dropped it into the bathtub. Now you have mobile phone water damage. What do you do now?

How can you dry your mobile phone properly? We’ll explain what to do when your phone gets wet.

These things happen so fast. Your attention is elsewhere and then your new smartphone slips out of your pocket. And with a splash, your shiny iPhone has fallen into the toilet or the bath. Make sure you get it out as soon as possible. Soapy water does a lot of damage to a smartphone. And unfortunately you will not be covered by the warranty. (more…)

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Update Netflix? Fake email is phishing attempt

Once again, scammers are targeting Netflix customers. This time, you will receive an email saying you should update Netflix, or your Netflix payment information.

Read on to find out what this is all about and what you should do if you receive this email.

It’s clear that the streaming service Netflix has nothing to do with this fake e-mail. Scammers use the name of the company for their own purposes. We’ve reported several times on Netflix fraud. Take a look at our previous blog posts Beware of Netflix Email and Bogus Netflix App . (more…)

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