6 Privacy Search Engines to Browse the Web Safely

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Before Google, discovering websites and services or finding information was tricky. The same can be said for internet users now if they had to do anything on the web using URLs only, and no search engines. Today though, Google is more than just a search engine; it’s become a verb that we use every day, […]

How To Fix Windows Hello Fingerprint Not Working In Windows 10

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Windows Hello is a more secure way of logging into your Windows 10 device without struggling to remember your password. The futuristic login technology uses biometric authentication that’s faster, more secure and easier to access your computer using fingerprint or facial recognition, with enterprise-grade security to boot. These biometric markers allow you to sign into […]

How To Know If Your School-Issued Laptop Has Spyware Installed

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Schools aren’t legally allowed to spy on their students through school-issued laptops or webcams for that matter. However, there have been several reported cases where schools or colleges install spyware, or require parents to put spyware on their children’s devices. Remember the “WebcamGate” scandal that led to the Robbins v. Lower Merion School District federal […]

Troubleshooting Tips When Bluetooth Doesn’t Work On Your Computer Or Smartphone

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Most modern computers, smartphones, smart gadgets and wireless devices have Bluetooth wireless technology, which helps you connect them together. While it’s an indispensable part of such devices, it isn’t perfect, so it may malfunction at any time. Among the reasons Bluetooth doesn’t work when trying to pair your devices, include the proximity between devices, device […]

How To Get Around Your School Or Workplace Firewall

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It’s becoming increasingly common today for schools or educational institutions, workplaces, and governments to block websites. One of the most popular examples of such restrictions is the Great Firewall of China, which enforces internet censorship in the country to slow down cross-border internet traffic, and block access to certain foreign websites. If you’ve come across […]

Fix Background Intelligent Transfer Service Will Not Start Error

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The Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is an essential component that helps programs download data and files from the internet. Nowadays, programs need the latest updates, new content, or configurations, and BITS intelligently handles network interruptions even after a reboot by pausing and resuming transfers. The ‘intelligent’ in BITS also increases or decreases the […]

How To Connect a Computer To a Mobile Hotspot

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WiFi is almost as basic a need as electricity – you tend to notice its existence when it’s not working – and then panic sets in. If you’re stuck in such a situation, probably because the WiFi connection keeps dropping, no device can connect, or the network disappears entirely, you don’t need to worry. There […]

Block Websites From Your Router or Using DNS

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The internet is chock full of content, but not all of it is wholesome for general consumption by all. Thankfully, you can block certain websites to ensure no one accesses them on your home network, especially the kids. It may seem unfair to restrict internet usage at home, but it also protects your network from […]

How To Sort Gmail By Sender, Subject, Or Label

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If you have an active email account, you most likely receive hundreds of messages from people vying for your attention in your inbox. Consequently, sifting through each new email to pick out the important ones becomes a daunting task. Fortunately, if you use Gmail, you have dozens of features and ways to sort, customize, and […]

How to Bypass Copy Protection on Old iTunes Music Files

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In 2009, Apple dropped the annoyingly restrictive FairPlay DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection from the iTunes music library. The anti-piracy technology was put in place to curb illegal sharing of music files, which meant you could only play songs on Windows PCs and Macs, as well as Apple devices like your iPhone, iPad or iPod. […]