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5 Ways to Clean Your PC for Improved Performance

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Spring Clean your PC for National Clean Out Your Computer Day

We’re nearing the point in the year when it’s time to start thinking about up around the house. But while you’re making plans to clean out the garage and downsize your belongings, consider doing some virtual cleaning as well. Today is National Clean Out Your Computer Day, a reminder to be proactive with the organization of your computer. Keeping your computer “clean” can help it run more efficiently, making it quicker, safer, and more enjoyable to use. In recognition of the day, here are 5 easy ways to clean up your computer.

Run an antivirus program

Computer viruses and malware get more and more sophisticated every day. Recent stats suggest nearly a half-million new malicious programs are recognized every day. Thankfully, antivirus software is better than ever as well. PC users with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 have access to a built-in antivirus program—Windows Defender—that’s better than any Windows anitvirus programs before. It runs automatically, keeping you defended against attacks you may never realize are happening. Still, it’s never a bad idea to be more proactive with your virus protection, which you can do without spending a cent. There are plenty of great free antivirus programs that are just a download away. PC Mag recently reviewed a dozen options, and their top pick was Avast Free Antivirus. Regardless of what program you choose, make sure to keep its virus library updated, and remember to scan your PC regularly.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Valentine’s Day Edition

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and if you’re looking for a gift that’s a little more thoughtful (and budget-friendly) than more jewelry or another tie, might we suggest some delicious homemade breakfast? This recipe combines two favorites: the crispy Belgian waffle and fluffy red velvet cake. They’re made with just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen, with one surprise addition—greek yogurt—that adds an extra level of moisture and healthiness to the recipe. The only specialized appliance you’ll need is, you guessed it, a waffle maker. (more…)

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Save Now, During the Abt Customer Appreciation Sale

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

It’s hard to believe we’re already a week into February, but that just means it’s time for the first Abt Customer Appreciation Sale of the year! As usual, you’ll find savings throughout the site, on top of our already low prices. The sale officially kicks off in-store this Saturday, but you can beat the crowds—and still get the same savings and service—by shopping online. Click through below to begin saving:

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from the Abt Time Boutique

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Looking for a luxurious Valentine’s Day gift for the special someone in your life? We sat down with our Time Boutique‘s resident watch expert, Tony, to get some recommendations for timepieces that are sure to make an impression.

Baume & Mercier Clifton 
The Baume & Mercier Clifton is built with an automatic self-winding movement featuring small seconds, chronograph function, day/month/date, moon phase and a 24 hour indicator, in a 43mm case.  This watch is a chronograph complete complication, combining elegant design with fine watch-making functions. Available in a variety of bands, including stainless steel band as pictured here.

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WCIU Visits Abt for Some Pregame Tips

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

We love going to the WCIU Studios to visit our friends at You & Me This Morning, but this week we changed things up and had them come to us. Ever-exuberant Melissa Forman stopped by Abt this morning to celebrate WCIU’s Chef Week and to get some tech help before the big game this weekend. She spent some time with Jolanes’ Chef Jose as he whipped up some game day treats in the Abt Inspiration Studio.

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Gearing Up for the Big Game

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The Big Game is just a few days away, but there’s still time to make sure you’re set up with all the gear that will make Sunday as super as possible. Our resident tech expert, Josh, paid a visit to our friends at WGN News to talk about some must-have products that will make the most out of your gameday.

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Quick Bites for the Big Game

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The most super of Sundays is less than a week away, so we hope you’ve got a snacking strategy that includes heaps of hearty treats. If your idea of gameday goodies usually consists of a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of store-brand salsa, it’s time to step up your game, and we’re here to help. We searched through our collection of culinary creations and picked these recipes for your Sunday party. They’re all easy to make, don’t take much time, and are guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers. Enjoy!

Game Day Nachos

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Enter to Win an LG TV for the Big Game!

Monday, January 30th, 2017

This Sunday is the biggest game in football, and we all know that means a night full of snacks and TV. No other day revolves more around your TV than the Big Game, which is why this time of year is among the most popular for buying a new TV. But if a new TV isn’t in your budget, we might have a solution for you. We’ve teamed up with LG to give away a new 43″ 1080p LED Smart TV to one lucky winner. All you have to do is click through the image below and fill out the form. No purchase necessary, and the best part is that the TV will ship out in time to get to you before the Big Game. Enter now for your chance to win!

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Save $100 on a Sleep6 Mattress

Friday, January 27th, 2017

The start of a new year is a time when everyone’s focused on making positive changes in their lives. One thing many people don’t consider in their quest for betterment is the quality of their sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis is integral to maintaining physical and mental health. A new mattress can work wonders, and Sleep6 mattresses promise to give you the best sleep of your life. Right now, you can instantly save $100 on your purchase of any Sleep6 mattress by using the promo code BETTERSLEEP at checkout.

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Whirlpool Zera Food Recycler Makes Home Composting a Cinch

Friday, January 27th, 2017

According to the USDA, between 30-40 percent of our food supply gets wasted, ending up in the trash. Discarded food takes up more space in our landfills than any other category of waste. One alternative for homeowners, especially those with gardens, is to compost food waste instead of throwing it in the trash. But that’s usually a slow process, requiring a kitchen bin that tends to attract fruit flies or a backyard bin that needs to be mixed on a regular basis, and usable compost takes weeks or longer to form. Whirlpool aims to change all of that with the Zera Food Recycler.

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