Author Archives: Colins Place

About Colins Place

Originally from the UK, now living and working amongst the corn and beans in small town Midwest USA

How to See the First iPhone App You Ever Installed

The iPhone has been around since 2007, and the App Store nearly as long. Even if you haven’t used an iPhone that long, you’ve probably racked up tons of app downloads. Which one was the first? Read More

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Every Game Microsoft Ever Included in Windows, Ranked

Over the past 36 years, Microsoft has included over a dozen different games with its Windows releases (depending on how you count.) We took a look through history and ranked them, worst-to-best. Which game would you rank as number one? … Continue reading

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How To Check Your iPhone’s IMEI Number

An iPhone’s IMEI number is a 15-17 digit identifier that distinguishes it from all other iPhones, and it can sometimes be helpful to find out what it is. Here’s why—and how to do it. What Is an IMEI Number? Cellular … Continue reading

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Why Do Alkaline Batteries Leak?

It happens to the best of us: You open a gadget and see crusty white powder and sometimes metal corrosion inside. Your alkaline batteries have leaked! But why does it always happen? We’ll get to the bottom of it. Under … Continue reading

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4 Ways You’re Damaging Your Laptop Battery

Are you taking proper care of the battery in your laptop? While chips are getting more efficient and battery life is increasing, avoiding a few mistakes can help extend your laptop battery health in the long term. Charging It Constantly … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) decision to retire its Internet Explorer web browser marked the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship with the technology. To commemorate its demise, he … Continue reading

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Why Unlimited Mobile Data Isn’t Actually Unlimited

“Unlimited” is a big word in the mobile world. Everyone wants a data plan with no limitations. That’s why carriers love to use the word, but “Unlimited” rarely means truly unlimited. There are a few reasons for that. There was a … Continue reading

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What Is An Ethernet Cable?

If you’ve ever shopped for home networking, there is an excellent chance you have heard about Ethernet cables. But what are they for, why would you want to use them, and how do they differ? A Reliable Network Connection An … Continue reading

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Why Do I See “FBI Surveillance Van” in My Wi-Fi List?

If you’re trying to connect to a Wi-Fi access point and you see “FBI Surveillance Van” in your SSID list, should you be worried? Is there an FBI van outside your door? We’ll get to the bottom of this surprisingly … Continue reading

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Which iPhones Have Touch ID?

Phones with Touch ID look different than iPhones with Face ID, and it can also change how you use certain features on your device. Here’s how to spot a phone with Touch ID—and a list of models that support the feature. What … Continue reading

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