How To Fix The “DNS Server Unavailable” Error

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The Domain Name System (DNS) server is where all of the domain names for the sites you’ve visited are stored. When searching a domain name in a web browser, it is forwarded by your router to a DNS server. If the particular site’s domain name has been saved, it then returns the corresponding IP address. […]

How To Convert a Dynamic Disk Into a Basic Disk

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For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, the basic disk is used for primary logic drives and partitions, and serves as the storage disk type most often used with the Windows operating system. The basic disk provides a simple storage solution, and allows for the creation and deletion of primary and extended partitions, the […]

How to Set Up the Windows 10 Built-In VPN Service

by File in: Windows 10

We’ve seen a rise in Virtual Private Network (VPN) usage over the last few years and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. More and more folks are wanting to get around region blocks, remote securely into their office network from the comfort of home, and play online games with servers located in different countries. […]

The Best Free & Paid Remote Desktop Connection Managers For Windows

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Remote desktop connection managers (RDM) are an incredibly useful tool, especially in the IT career field. Not to be confused with screen sharing software, a RDM allows you to log into a computer remotely when you cannot access it directly.  So if Nana, who lives in Florida, is having issues with her computer, with a […]

How To Turn Your Computer Into a DVR

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Long gone are the days of dealing with videotapes in order to record your favorite television programs (80s kids know what I’m talking about). You can now buy a device that will do the same task in just a few clicks of a remote control. Yet, even in today’s digital climate, there are complications that […]

Best 5 Proxy Servers To Help You Web Surf Anonymously

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A web proxy server alters a user’s IP address without the need for online traffic encryption. This enables the user to privately surf the web making it difficult for malicious forces to infiltrate and acquire your browsing data information. Using a web proxy will also allow a user to access sites that are otherwise inaccessible. […]

How To Refurbish a Computer

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That old computer taking up space and collecting dust has become an eyesore. You’ve long since moved on to a bigger, better, more technologically advanced computer and no longer have any use for such a relic. Programs run smoother, games look more vibrant, what possible reason could you have for keeping it around any longer? […]

What Is Localhost and How Can You Use It?

by File in: Networking

The localhost – also referred to as ‘the loopback address’ – is used to establish an IP connection or call, to your own computer or machine. The loopback address is typically used in the context of networking and provides a computer the capability to validate the IP stack. Anyone with a background or interest in […]

How To Extract Files From Corrupted Zip Folders

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The best option for transferring multiple files together has to be through the use of zip file compression. Doing it in this way offers hassle free, lossless file compression when relocating files from one storage area to another.  There are plenty of ‘packing’ programs available that allow zip file compression. Gather a few files together, […]

Tor vs VPN – Should You Use One or Both?

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The thought of protecting yourself from hackers, spies, and malicious attacks should be at the forefront of your mind anytime you connect to the internet. This is the prime purpose of both Tor and a VPN. But, when talking about Tor vs VPN, how much do you really know?  When it comes to ensuring that […]