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“Game Dev Tycoon” Developers Trick Pirates Into Playing Insanely Difficult Game

May 10th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Normally, ‘Tycoon’ games are a fun way to experience a day in the life of someone in a career way cooler than yours. Many gamers have fond memories of Roller Coaster Tycoon growing up, and I was such a tycoon fiend that I even somehow ended up playing Mall Tycoon – and no, it wasn’t that good. I haven’t tried out Game Dev Tycoon yet, but I do like the sneaky approach the devs have tak

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How to Find Out Who Just Unfollowed You on Twitter

Apr 24th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

How to Find Out Who Just Unfollowed You on Twitter

Unfollowing someone on Twitter is the equivalent of slapping them in the face and then strutting in the opposite direction during the middle of a conversation. Okay, maybe it’s not that intense, but a Twitter unfollow is a pretty clear signal that someone didn’t like something you just said. Sometimes, knowing who just unfollowed you can be useful. If, for example, you want to hunt that per

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How to Reduce Memory Usage and Clutter With a Chrome Extension Called OneTab

Apr 20th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

How to Reduce Memory Usage and Clutter With a Chrome Extension Called OneTab

I have something to admit: I’m a tab-whore. When I’m on my computer, I usually have 2 to 3 Chrome windows open, and each one of those windows can have anywhere from 5 to 20 tabs. Yes, this slows down my computer’s performance, and yes, it makes my computer look messy. I’m no psychologist, but it can also make my brain feel disorganized from time to time. What I’m trying to say is t

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How to Make your Caps Lock Key Do Something More Useful – Like Open a Google Search

Apr 9th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

How to Make your Caps Lock Key Do Something More Useful – Like Open a Google Search

The average internet user sees the caps lock key as a last resort. In the online world, turning on the caps lock key is equivalent to pulling out a gun when you’re having an argument with your friends – it’s big, unnecessary, and just generally a bad idea. So why do you need the caps lock key at all? Why don’t you just hold down the shift key when you need to type loudly and instead tur

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5 Mac Features That Would Actually Look Pretty Good on PCs

Apr 8th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

The Mac is the PC’s biggest rival. But like all good rivals, there’s some mutual respect between the two operating systems. And even the most diehard PC fans admit there are some Mac features that they would like to see on PC. Here are our 5 favorite Mac features that we would love to see on PCs anytime in the near future: 5) The Retina display on laptops It’s hard not to admire the Ret

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The 5 Best PC Games Currently Available on Mac

Mar 27th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

The 5 Best PC Games Currently Available on Mac

Yes, we know that Fix My PC Free is, first and foremost, and PC blog. But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about our friend the Mac from time to time, right? Today, we’re going to debunk the long-standing notion that Macs can’t play computer games. Sure, this notion may be largely true, but there are quite a few popular PC games that have been ported to Mac in order to show the other hal

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7 Signs Your Computer Has Malware

Mar 26th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

7 Signs Your Computer Has Malware

Malware infections are becoming more and more common every day among PC users. Despite the fact that today’s PC users are more protected than ever before, malware continues to find cracks in the system to exploit. Is your computer infected with malware? Read through this list of 7 telltale signs of a malware infection: 7) You see pop-up advertisements even when you’re not browsing the inte

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Using Ninite to Easily Install All the Software You Need on a New PC

Jan 12th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Using Ninite to Easily Install All the Software You Need on a New PC

If you recently purchased a new PC, then you’re probably ready to fill it with your favorite software. But you probably don’t want to spend hours navigating to every program’s website and manually install each and every program, right? Of course not! That’s why a website called Ninite.com is changing the way PC users approach a free OS install. Instead of taking an hour to install dozen

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Should You Buy an Extended Warranty When Purchasing a New Computer?

Jan 7th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Should You Buy an Extended Warranty When Purchasing a New Computer?

If you have ever purchased a computer from a retailer like Best Buy, then you’ve undoubtedly been asked if you need an extended warranty. The thrift-savvy side of you may think “No, I’m not going to pay $100 extra today for something I’ll never use.” But another side of you might think, “Wait a minute, this might be worth it.” Both sides of your brain have a point. However, there

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iPad 5 Rumors Emerge, Could Be Announced in March 2013

Dec 27th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

iPad 5 Rumors Emerge, Could Be Announced in March 2013

Today’s tech media live off Apple rumors. From iPhones to iPads to “revolutionary new devices” that we’ve never even heard of, tech websites need Apple rumors like humans need oxygen. And so here we are reporting another round of iPad rumors. This time, it’s for the fifth-generation iPad, making it the iPad 5. As usual, these rumors come from “supply chain sources” in China and in

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