How-To

How to Create an XML Sitemap for Your Site

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If you run a website of any kind, you should probably have an XML sitemap. It will help your search engine optimization (SEO). But you might be wondering what an XML sitemap is, and even if you knew, how would you create an XML sitemap?  The good news is that creating an XML sitemap is […]

How To Download a Video From Any Website

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Downloading videos is easy when you see a download button. Unfortunately, most video sharing sites obviously don’t allow downloads, usually to protect copyrights or because there’s not a large demand to download their videos. But there are tools and tricks you can use to download videos even when there isn’t a download button. Maybe you […]

How to Tunnel VNC over SSH

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If you’re connecting to a remote desktop using the Virtual Network Computing (VNC) protocol, your connection might not be secure. Some VNC clients, like the popular TightVNC, don’t encrypt your connection beyond the initial sign-in stage. To get around the problem, you can tunnel a VNC connection over a Secure Shell (SSH) tunnel. Not only […]

What Is Windows PE & How To Make a PE Rescue Disk

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Windows PE (or Windows Preinstallation Environment) is a scaled-down version of Windows. This custom environment is useful in an emergency, letting you run Windows commands or custom, third-party tools to resolve issues with your Windows installation or, in a worst-case scenario, to recover your files. There are several third-party Windows PE rescue disks that you […]

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 See/Find All Your Likes on Facebook

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If you’re an avid Facebook user, you probably like dozens of posts each day from your profile on the site. By liking a post, you’re actually telling the author of that post that you acknowledge their work. In the background, you’re also actually creating a list of curated items that you like on Facebook. What […]

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. […]