In the old days of technology, the screen resolution or display resolution was not much of an issue. Windows came with a few preset options and, to get higher resolution, more colors or both, you would install a driver for your video card. As time went on, you could choose better video cards and better monitors as well. Today we have lots of options when it comes to displays, their quality, and the supported resolutions. In this article, we take you through a bit of history and explain all the essential concepts, including common acronyms for screen resolutions, like 1080p, 2K, QHD or 4K.
All wireless routers have AC in their name, followed by a number. For example, you have routers that are called: Tenda AC9 AC1200, TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750, NETGEAR Nighthawk XR500 AC2500, or ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100. What does this AC followed by a number mean? Does the number following AC tell you how fast the router is? Is an AC1900 router faster than an AC1200 router? In theory, manufacturers say that it is. In reality, the truth is different.
You might ask yourself: how does Microsoft make money from Windows 10? Although some means are obvious, such as selling licenses, others are not, and the company's revenue generation sources from Windows 10 may be quite surprising. With Windows 10, Microsoft delivered not only a new operating system, but also a different business model. Here are the ways in which Microsoft makes money from Windows 10:
On May 21st, 2019, Microsoft released the next major update to Windows 10, called Windows May 2019 Update. It is a significant upgrade bringing several improvements to Windows 10, specifically to the user interface and the security features of the operating system. If you want to know what is new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update, and whether it is worth updating sooner rather than later, read this article:
Just as Facebook knows a lot about its users, Google does too. Sometimes even more than Facebook. Do you have an Android smartphone? Do you visit YouTube a lot? Do you use Google Maps or Waze? Is Google Chrome your main web browser? Do you use Gmail? What about your primary search engine: Is it Google? While you are using their services, Google slowly builds an advertising profile about you, so that it displays ads that are tailored to you, and you click on them more frequently. Do you want to see what data Google has about you and your interests? We bet that it is more than you think:
Security is a big issue for all networks, including home networks, that are often unmanaged and lack any protection from outside threats. If you have an ASUS wireless router or an ASUS Lyra mesh WiFi system, or you plan to buy one, you get access to lots of advanced security tools that can protect your entire network and all the devices that are connected to it. Here is how to maximize the security of your network, when using a wireless router or mesh WiFi from ASUS:
Many smartphones offer support for fast charging technologies. By using them, our smartphones can charge a lot quicker than older smartphones could. That can only be a good thing considering how fast modern processors have become and how much energy our smartphones need. Unfortunately, there are a lot of different fast charging standards used by hardware manufacturers and, while some are compatible with others, others are not. If you want to know more about fast charging standards and how are they different from one another, read on:
Google has announced on March 19th, through a blog post by their SVP of global affairs Kent Walker, that they intend to "do more to ensure that Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available." This probably means they are going to present users with a browser-ballot, similar to the one the European Commission imposed on Microsoft in 2009. The similarities with Microsoft do not stop there. Here is what to expect:
There are many gaming keyboards available, from lots of brands. On one side, you have lesser known brands that come with affordable options, like Trust and Redragon, and then you have brands that are famous for their premium gaming accessories, like ASUS, Corsair, Logitech, Razer, ROCCAT, or SteelSeries. To get a good overview of the market, we analyzed the specs of 27 keyboards, from the most important brands, with prices that start at $39.99 and go to $199.99. Here is what we have learned:
Gaming keyboards are highly popular and for good reason. We use them at Digital Citizen both for work and play because they bundle everything that makes a keyboard great. However, gaming keyboards vary in terms of price and quality, and some of them are inferior products that everyone should avoid. To make things even more confusing, manufacturers brag about highly technical features that people do not understand, or about features that have no meaningful impact in improving the user experience.