What Is an RTF File (And How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .RTF file extension is a Rich Text Format file. While a normal text file stores only plain text, RTF files can include extra information about font style, formatting, images, and more. They are great for cross-platform document sharing because they are supported by lots of apps.

What Is A Local Area Network (LAN)?

Put simply, a Local Area Network (LAN) is a group of computers and other devices that are connected together over a network and are all in the same location—typically within a single building like an office or home. But, let’s take a closer look.

How to Not Lose Your Stuff

Some people seem unable to go ten minutes without losing something, whether it’s their phone, their keys, their wallet, or just their self-respect. While we can’t help you with the self-respect, we can give you some tips on how to stop losing your stuff.

What Is A Windows System File?

Technically speaking, a Windows system file is any file with the hidden system attribute turned on. In practice, system files are those files that Windows depends upon to operate properly. These range from hardware drivers to configuration and DLL files and even the various hive files that make up the Windows Registry.

What You Should Know Before Insuring Your Tech Gear

It’s amazing how it’s become almost unthinkable to go about your day to day life without a fragile chunk of glass and expensive electronics in your pocket. A single drop, one stumble, a careless spill, and you’re out hundreds of dollars. This is why gadget insurance is such a big industry. But is it worth it to insure your gear?

What Is A 7Z File (And How Do I Open One)?

You have almost certainly encountered archived files at some point—ZIP, RAR, and so on. They look like a single file, but act a lot more like a package, letting people bundle and compress multiple files and folders into a single, smaller file. 7Z files work the same way, and are particular to the popular 7-Zip compression tool.

What is PunkBuster, and Can I Uninstall It?

PunkBuster is an anti-cheat program installed by some PC games. It includes two processes—PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe—that run in the background on your computer. PunkBuster monitors your system for evidence of cheating in online games.

How to Travel With Your Camera Gear

Travelling with your camera gear can be a difficult time for photographers; just ask Michelle Frankfurter, who recently lost $13,000 worth of gear after her carry on was gate checked on an American Airlines flight. There are just so many ways your gear can get broken or go missing. Let’s look at how to travel with your gear as safely as possible.

What is a 502 Bad Gateway Error (And How Can I Fix It)?

A 502 Bad Gateway Error occurs when you try to visit a web page, but one web server gets an invalid response from another web server. Most of the time, the problem is on the website itself, and there’s not much you can do. But sometimes, this error can occur because of a problem on your computer or networking equipment. Here are some things you can try.

How to Get Started with a Standing Desk

Standing desks are great. They’re arguably better for your health than sitting, have been known to increase productivity, and can improve focus. But you can’t just jump right into using one—there’s both a learning curve and a physical adjustment to go through.