How To Encrypt Zip Files

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You’ll want to encrypt a Zip file if you don’t want just anyone to be able to open it. A normal, unencrypted Zip file can be viewed in seconds on most operating systems with a simple double-click, revealing all the files inside. A password protected, encrypted Zip file prevents this, locking down the archive so […]

Everything You Should Know About Power Banks

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Is there anything worse than battery anxiety? We’re all becoming dependent on wonderful mobile technologies such as smartphones to make our lives easier and more pleasant. While these devices have become incredibly power-efficient, we’re still pretty far away from only having to recharge once every few days. Modern smartphones barely manage 24 hours of charge […]

How To Get Faster Internet Without Paying for It

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Faster Internet for free? Sounds wild, but what’s the catch? Can you really get faster Internet without paying extra? Absolutely but maybe not how you think. Technically, you can’t get faster Internet than what you’re paying for because that’s simply not how that works. If you pay for 30 Mbps download speeds, that’s the absolute […]

5 Ways To Secure Your WiFi

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WiFi, or Wireless Network Connection, has simplified networking and Internet access in our homes. It has enabled wireless music and video streaming, file and printer sharing, and Internet access and sharing among WiFi-enabled laptops, computers, tablets, phones, smart TVs, streaming devices and more. LAN cables are no longer needed as the same functions are now […]

What You Need to Know About the Raspberry Pi 4

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The original Raspberry Pi was a fascinating little machine. It was originally created as an affordable system young people could learn to code on. Completely accessible and posing no risks, compared to messing around with the family computer. You can’t create a new generation of coders without instilling the urge to play and tinker. However, […]

Check For Outdated Or Missing Windows Drivers With Driver Booster

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Driver Booster is a free program you can install in Windows to check for outdated or missing drivers. If you’ve plugged something new into your computer only to have Windows not recognize it, or you’re getting network access errors or some other problem with another piece of hardware, a driver updater tool like Driver Booster […]

Quickly Remove Background Noise in Your Recordings with Audacity

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The secret to making great audio recordings isn’t all that secret after all. All you have to do is record in a good acoustic environment, use a decent microphone, adjust recording levels properly and set up the mic at the right distance and angle. Sure, you have to do some research on what the right […]

Everything You Need to Know About External GPU Enclosures

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Modern laptops have solved almost all of the compromises that have been inherent to the form factor from the first ever clamshell machines to enter the market. In the past, owning a laptop meant being happy with technology a generation behind what the desktop market was enjoying. It means using a compromised display, cramped input […]

9 Tips for Better Privacy on Facebook

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Staying private on Facebook is important. It’s the biggest social media site around, and billions of people worldwide have access to your information if it’s public. If you’re not sure how to navigate the privacy settings or what they all mean, accidentally posting something you wanted to remain hidden, or sharing the wrong item, becomes […]

What’s the Difference Between a VPN and Smart DNS?

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In this day and age, who still uses a vanilla internet connection? You do? Well, don’t feel too bad about it. Most people are blissfully unaware of their options when it comes to modifying their internet connections for better safety, privacy or expanded capabilities. However, if you do want to hide your internet activities or […]