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What is a cache? Uses, types and what happens when you clear it

“Have you tried clearing the cache?” If you’ve ever been frustrated by glitches when using a website or app or needed more storage space on your device, you may have heard this question. If a website is not displaying correctly, sometimes clearing your browser cache can help. Today our blog explains what a cache is and why it may need to be cleared. more
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How to compress a file to ZIP: Step by step

Photos, videos, presentations – some computer files are so large they are hard to send as attachments. And if you have limited storage space on your computer, large files can cause problems. mail.com shows you how to zip files to make them smaller and gives you some recommendations for (free!) software you can use. more
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Birthday reminders: How to never forget a birthday again

Everybody likes to be remembered on their birthdays – in many cultures, it is an important celebration that makes the birthday boy or girl feel special and appreciated. So it can also be very embarrassing to forget a birthday. But with so many friends, relatives and coworkers to keep track of, it’s easy to drop the ball. more
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How to rotate your computer screen – and why you should try it

How do you have your screen real estate set up? The trend now is to optimize your computer screen usage by rotating the screen vertically. It’s been found to ease the tasks of writing documents, editing photos, and coding. Switching from a horizontal orientation to a vertical one could just be the thing that makes your life easier. more
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Leaving Twitter: How to deactivate a Twitter account and archive data

Have you thought about deactivating your Twitter account? No matter if you are sure you want to leave Twitter, want to delete that old Twitter account you never use, or are just curious about your options – including how to archive your data – we have put together a handy explainer to help you make this important decision. more
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How to create a GIF: Five easy step-by-step methods

Ever saw one of those cute little moving photos that just seems to capture the expressions perfectly? Those, my friend, are GIFs and they are so fun to create and use! Whether you’re trying to relate to the grandkids, become a GIF connoisseur, or just want to learn a new skill, we will give you the inside scoop on how to create a GIF for those moments that words alone cannot express. more
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How to deactivate or delete your Facebook account

I don’t know about you, but I know when Facebook first came out, I immediately made an account to take part in the newest internet social phenomenon. I guess one could say I was so excited that I made an account for which I would soon forget the password. Who knew, right? Well, that old profile is still on Facebook, can be found, and I want to delete it. more
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How to wipe a hard drive so your data is truly erased

You’ve just purchased a shiny new laptop, and now you’d like to donate your old computer, give it to a family member, or recycle the hardware. We applaud your sustainable choices! But wait – have you deleted all the data on your hard drive? Is it really, truly gone? Or can whomever gets your old device recover any of it? more
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Scan documents on your iPhone in just a few taps

If you need to scan a document, your smartphone is often the most convenient option – after all, most of us have our phone close at hand most of the time. Taking a usable snapshot of a document with your camera can be tricky, so you may think you need to install a special scanning app on your iPhone. But we’ll show you otherwise! more
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How to digitize photos: From mobile apps to scanning services

Are you thinking of digitizing old photos? Creating a digital copy of your precious memories is a great idea – it ensures you’ll always have a backup if the originals should be damaged or lost. Digitized photos can also be edited; depending on your skills and software, you can enlarge, crop and correct flaws in your photos. more
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