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Q: PDF headache! I work at a large law firm office where we work with PDF documents everyday. In many cases there's a requirement to modify a PDF or convert a PDF to a Word doc. Can you suggest a good tool that we can use to easily make and save these changes?
– Gabby L. Dallas, TX

A: Check out PDF Pro 2. This powerful yet easy to use app is the complete solution to manage and edit your PDF documents. PDF Pro 2 has everything you need to create, convert, edit, merge and protect your PDFs. Create perfectly sized documents that are readable on any device and use encryption to protect your property when needed. Your PDFs are now as easily editable as Word documents!

Q: After my wife's iPhone recently died forcing me to go to the Apple store for help. The cause turned out to be that she had 4300+ photos and videos eating up her memory. I determined she had many duplicates and similar photos. I'm looking for the best way to clean up her phone and find all of the duplicate photos from her phone these days. Any suggestions for such a process or tool? Thanks...
– H. Sutherland, London

A: This is a very common problem. Many users don't realize how many duplicate or similar photos they have on their phone until it's too late. We recommend Duplicate Photo Cleaner. This useful tool is the only app for managing duplicate and similar photos you'll ever need. The latest version of Duplicate Photo Cleaner now works with your iPhone or Android phone. Just connect your phone to your PC and you're ready to instantly find and remove duplicates that eat up your valuable memory and cause performance issues. It looks for similarities in your images and easily finds duplicate photos. Duplicate Photo Cleaner also detects photos of the same subject, resized pictures, and edited images. You can try it for free too

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Driver Tip: Why You Should Always Keep Drivers Up To Date

D rivers are simply a piece of software that allows higher level computer programs like Windows to interact with a hardware device. In other words, a driver allows Windows to recognize and work with the hardware in your computer. Windows itself incorporates some basic drivers for things like mice and keyboards but most drivers are created by the manufacturer of the specific hardware device.

Drivers are required for integral devices like graphics cards, sound cards, wireless adapters and network (wired/LAN) adapters but are also needed for external hardware like printers, webcams and scanners.

Updating a driver is often a useful first step in troubleshooting any hardware related issue in Windows. Also, driver updates are often released to fix an issue with how Windows works with a piece of hardware or to enable new features for it. Therefore, even if your hardware appears to be working fine now, we normally recommend updating drivers as a preemptive measure. This helps ensure that you don’t have issues in the future, especially if the date of your existing driver is already more than a year old.

» Run a Driver Scan Today

PC Security Tip: Permanently Delete Your Private Documents

We all have some personal and private documents on their PC. For example, tax returns, bank statements, photos and videos. Do you really want someone sniffing around your PC and seeing your personal and private stuff? You may believe that you deleted these files. Well think again. These files are still on your PC and can be recovered and seen within minutes. Take 5 minutes and try Easy File Shredder . Simply download Easy File Shredder and safely and quickly shred these files forever.

» Try Easy File Shredder Today

BIOS Tip – Overclocking Assistant

We are constantly asked about overclocking features and many new Intel BIOS contain a new feature called Overclocking Assistant. Intel's overclocking assistant in the BIOS makes Overclocking even easier if tweaking for performance and the BIOS options are a little much. By contrast, those who do tweak can use the tool to find some good baseline starting points for overclocking based on the data that Intel has acquired through its testing of the platform. When set to Manual, the User must manually configure Performance questions. When set to Automatic, all Performance questions (including those in subscreens) are grayed out except for Processor Speed (GHz), Internal Graphics Speed (GHz), Memory Speed (MHz); the following questions are set as follows:

  • Failsafe Watchdog - Enable
  • Host Clock Frequency (MHz) - 100
  • Processor Voltage Override Type - None
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology - Enable
  • Sustained Mode Time (Seconds) - 1
  • IGD Current Limit (Amps) - 64
  • Active Core-Based Ratio Limits - Disable

Found in the performance section it allows you to quickly and simply choose processor speed and memory speed.

» Perform a BIOS check now!

Tech Tip

Search In Windows 10 Quickly and Easily

The search feature in Windows 10 is absolutely the most useful tool on the entire OS. No longer just meant to help you find a misplaced file, the search is integrated into systems menus as well. Click the search icon at the bottom left of your screen to get started. By default, the search window shows the top apps you use, as well as recent activities, so you can easily click on the programs and files you use most.

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