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Do you use a headphone to listen to music, or make/receive calls when driving? I'm considering to purchase two headphones, one for on the go, and one for listening to music at home. However, I don't really know which I should buy.


Here are a few options I'm considering:
  • Bose QuietComfort 35
  • Sony MDR-1A
  • Sennheiser Momentum 2.0
  • Bose SoundSport Wireless
  • BeastX
  • Beats Studio Wireless
I'm using an iPhone 6S right now. What do you think about Apple AirPods?

The red color would be perfect for me.

http://www.colorware.com/p-743-apple-airpods.aspx

Are there any other suggestions for me? Feel free to contribute by dropping a comment below.
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Along with the Linode and Vultr, DigitalOcean is also a good cloud hosting service with affordable prices. With only $5 per month, you can run a virtual cloud-based private server that has 1 CPU core, 512MB of RAM, 20GB SSD storage and 1TB bandwidth.

However, if you want to try DigitalOcean before making your decision to switch to this cloud hosting provider fully, here is how you can obtain a $35 free DigitalOcean credit, valid for 12 months.

1. Go to CodeAnywhere.com and sign up for a free account.

Code:
https://codeanywhere.com/signup
2. Once complete, there would be a connection wizard that allows you to connect with DigitalOcean. Click on and press "GET COUPON" button to grab your free $35 DigitalOcean promote code.


3. In the next step, sign up for a Digital Ocean account with the following link below.

Code:
https://www.digitalocean.com/
4. Then add the "ACTIVATE10" promote code to get $10 more.

Well, now your...
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Someone shared this method a Facebook group, and I think this might be helpful for someone who actually needs. So here is the detailed instruction that you can use to obtain a Microsoft OneDrive account with 200GB of free storage for two years. One thing that good is that it's completely free.

You need to know that this is a partnership program between Seagate and Microsoft. By that, Microsoft will offer 200GB OneDrive for free to users that are using Seagate products.

Therefore, you need to visit the following link below to registry your product with Seagate first.

https://myportal.seagate.com/consumer-identity/product-reg/product-reg-optional.jsp

It asked for a serial number of Seagate product?

Don't worry! You can generate it yourself with the following structure:

NA96RXYZ

In that, X, Y, and Z are random letters. For example, NA96RABC, or NA96RUUU.

If you can't sign up, try a different one.

After completing the registration, there would be a SPECIAL OFFERS...
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If you have used Mac OS before, you will know that this operating system from Apple has a feature called Gatekeeper. It used to prevent users from installing apps outside the Mac App Store. Now, Microsoft released a similar feature for Windows 10 and we will see it soon enough.

In the latest Insider Preview build, a user discovered a feature that allows you to prevent installing all Win32 apps outside Windows Store. However, you don't need to worry about this upcoming feature. It can be disabled.

In the setting of this feature, you can choose from three options:

- Allow installing apps from anywhere.
- Prefer apps from Windows Store, but allow installing apps from anywhere.
- Allow apps from Windows Store only.



If you choose the third option, Windows 10 will prevent you from installing apps that you download from a particular website. By that, you can only go to Windows Store, search for...
There were some issues with my Windows 10 PC and now I'm unable to access it with my password. I've entered wrong password several times and the hint was displayed. However, I still can't guess my password from that hint.

What do I supposed to do in order to reset or recover my administrator password on my Windows 10 computer?

If possible, can you give me some video link that I can follow up. It's easier to do.
I've upgraded to Windows 10 for months and have tried several antivirus software. However, most of them are too heavy and slow down my computer.

Currently, I'm using Avira Free, a free antivirus software. It's lightweight and can protect my computer from most threats.

Code:
https://www.avira.com/
Which antivirus software you are using on your Windows 10 PC? Which one is the best in your opinion?

I heard some friends say Windows Defender is good and that's the only program you will need. But from my point of view, I don't trust a built-in antivirus will help me to protect my PC at all, especially threats from ransomware.

Code:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-defender
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Did you know that after taking the free upgrade to Windows 10, your license will tie to the hardware of your PC? By that, when you change your hardware, such as motherboard or processor and do a clean installation, there is no way to activate your Windows 10 again, with the free digital license that Microsoft gave when you upgrade.

However, there still a trick that you can use. The method is that you have to link your free Windows 10 license to your Microsoft account.

To do that, navigate to "Settings" -> "Update & Security" -> "Activation" and then choose "Add an account" to link your free Windows 10 license to your Microsoft account.


In the future when you need to change your hardware, just do it and then perform a clean installation of Windows 10. If you have just changed a few peripherals, Windows 10 may activate itself, automatically.

But if you have changed a lot of components, including motherboard, Windows 10 may not activate...
What do you think? Which is the best browser for PC? I often use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera.

What about you?
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If you have missed the whole year (from July 2015 to July 29, 2016) to upgrade to Windows 10, then there is another change to take the free upgrade. Officially, Microsoft has stopped the free upgrade to Windows 10 for regular users.

However, they are still offering the free upgrade for who use assistive technologies. Of course, this offer will also end soon, but I don't know when and Microsoft has not announced the time-frame.

So, if you have missed the previous offer, take this one as soon as it's available.

How To Upgrade To Windows 10 From Microsoft's Accessibility Page

To take this free upgrade from Microsoft, go to this page and then download the upgrade tool. That's it!


Like the previous offer, you have to run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to eligible to upgrade to Windows 10. Otherwise, you have to pay around $120 for a Windows license.
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In the past, I have used Windows 8.1, but because the free upgrade deadline was coming. So I had to upgrade to Windows 10 to take a free slot.

However, since I have upgraded to Windows 10, my PC does not shut down properly. It always stuck at the shutdown loading screen and it keeps loading forever.


The only way I can shut it down is to press and hold the Power button on the case until it shut down. When I power it up in the next time, it always shows me a message that the previous shutdown didn't work properly.

Did anyone get this error before? Any suggestions to me?