Tools Review

6 Best Screen Sharing Apps to Remote Connect to Any PC

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Screen sharing apps are very useful for helping people with computer issues, no matter where you or they are located. This may include helping family members with computer problems or helping work colleagues with issues from anywhere in the world. Some screen sharing apps are simple cloud-based apps that let you launch a video conference […]

5 Portable Apps You Definitely Want To Have On Your USB Stick

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I have a bit of a soft spot for portable apps. They require no installation on your computer and can be run on a USB stick. This means your computer can stay free of all the dross files which gradually accumulates from installed software. But the downside is that portable apps are only for Windows […]

How To Rip Your DVDs & Blu-Rays Effortlessly With MakeMKV

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Whatever the dubious legality surrounding it is all about, I would argue that you have every right to make a digital backup (“rip”) of your legally bought DVDs and Blu-Rays. Discs do not last forever so you need to have a digital backup sitting on your hard-drive just in case. As long as you don’t […]

The Easiest Way To Back Up Your Windows Computer

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Computers break down and die all the time. It’s a fact of life. In fact, the Windows computer I am currently writing this on is groaning and flailing, and will likely give up its fight for life fairly soon. After 7 years, it’s time. This is why you must always back up everything on your […]

How To Weed Out Duplicate Digital Photos On Your Windows Computer

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Here’s irony for you. One of the many upsides of owning a smartphone is that you can take lots of photos with the built-in camera. One of the many downsides is being able to take lots of photos with the built-in camera. Why is owning a smartphone camera both good and bad? Because anyone can […]

LastPass vs 1Password vs Dashlane

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Lugging around a notebook full of important passwords and information can be both time consuming and inconvenient. The days of remembering dozens of complex passwords is over when you have a good password manager. The programs listed below will not only remember your list of passwords for you — all you have to know is […]

Give Yourself a Privacy Makeover and Secure Your Digital Life

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Cybersecurity has taken a central focus in many of our lives. The FBI even has a “Cyber Most Wanted” list that details 42 of the most dangerous cyber criminals and groups. The types of cyber crime have expanded from the simple phishing attempts of the early-2000s to far more sophisticated and insidious attacks. With this […]

The Best FTP Tools to Transfer Files to Your Website Domain

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You know about the cloud and how that’s basically your files on a server somewhere else. But how do those files get there? One way is through something called the File Transfer Protocol or FTP. If you’re running a website on a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, SquareSpace, or Wix, you’ve probably uploaded images […]

4 Excellent Online Alternatives to PowerPoint

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Microsoft Powerpoint has become such a ubiquitous part of presentation culture that people speak of “making a PowerPoint” rather than “making a presentation”. It makes sense that this software is so popular. It’s part of the core Office package and it’s a powerful, comprehensive piece of software. That’s also PowerPoint’s biggest downfall. If you’re a […]

Differences Between the Many Archive Compressed File Formats

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If you’re a file hoarder, file compression is something you absolutely must know about. Although storage technology continues to improve at a rapid rate, efficiency is never a bad thing. Not to mention, many of our file standards today dwarf those of the past—the 128 kbps MP3s we used to download on Napster have now […]