How-To

How to Find an RSS Feed URL for Any Website

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Before the age of Twitter and microblogging, RSS feeds were in competition for being the most efficient way of delivering breaking news to web surfers. Although RSS isn’t as popular today, web services like Feedly do a great job of refreshing the look and feel of RSS feeds for the evolving internet. As a writer […]

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 […]

How to Reset Your Computer Password If You Lock Yourself Out

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Being the administrator of a computer or computer network is important. You’re the person whom everyone goes to when they lock themselves out of their computer or need a new piece of software added to their accounts.  But what can you do if you get locked out yourself? Although a little embarrassing, it can happen […]

How to Protect Your Smart Home From Hackers

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Smart home devices fall in a strange gray area between computers and home appliances. No one thinks of cybersecurity when they look at their coffee pot, but in this brave new world it might be time to consider the security of your home Wi-Fi network while you brew your morning cup of joe.  It seems […]

How To Preserve & Extend Your Device’s Battery Life

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Technology is continually enhancing the way we communicate and make our lives easier to manage. You have your laptop for completing projects. Your tablet for surfing the net, and your smartphone for staying connected to it all.  Although it presents many possibilities for managing your life, it also comes with some shortcomings. One example is […]

How to Hide Other WiFi Networks When Connecting with Your Computer

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If there are multiple WiFi networks in your area, you’ll see all of them when you try connecting to your own. A list of unnecessary networks—especially ones that are secured and that you’ll never connect to anyway—can quickly become cluttered and annoying to see. Fortunately, you can hide other WiFi networks so that you don’t […]

How To Schedule an Email To Go Out At a Set Time

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Sometimes, when you have the time to write an email it may not be the best time to send it. Maybe you want to wait for an event to occur or for news to break before your email goes out. Regardless of the reason, the ability to schedule sending your email at a set time […]

Create a Portable Version of Any Application in Windows

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These days, most of us have multiple computers that we take with us, but what if you wanted to turn any computer into your computer? That’s where the idea of “portable” apps come into the picture.  By loading up a flash drive or external hard drive with these apps, you simply have to plug the […]

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 […]

Using the Transmission Web Interface

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When you talk about downloading a torrent file, it’s normally assumed that you’re looking to download some illegal and copyright protected content from the Internet. This belief is so popular that many companies have simply blocked access to torrents from their internal networks.  The question is, how do you download legal torrents while in your […]