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How To Speed Up Any WordPress Site Using .HTACCESS

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Is your WordPress website taking too long to load? Do you know that a slow site will affect your SEO and user experience? There are several different ways to speed up your site besides using plugins. One way is to leverage browser cache and another way is to compress your files.  Both can be accomplished […]

How To Identify a DDoS Attack On Your Server & Stop It

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A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can happen to anyone, at any time. If you have a website that’s running on a dedicated web server, it’s important to understand what a DDoS attack is, how to identify it, and what to do to stop and prevent it. What Is a DDoS Attack? A distributed […]

How To Capture Full Page Screenshots In Chrome & Firefox

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Thanks to the built-in screen capture utilities, you can take screenshots on both Windows and Mac machines without the need to install a third-party app. These built-in utilities also offer custom options so you can capture your screenshots the way you want. There are a few areas though where these utilities fall short. One of […]

How To Fix Your Computer Without Calling In Geeksquad

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Most of the folks who write for this site know their way around a computer intimately. From the early days of IBM compatibles running DOS all the way to modern gaming PCs and laptops, collectively we’ve done and seen nearly all of it. Which makes it easy to forget that the average PC user is […]

How To Remove EXIF Data From Your Photos

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If you make photos with any of the modern devices available out there, it is likely the device also adds extra information to those photos when they are captured and saved. This extra information, called EXIF data, usually includes the camera model, the date when the photo was taken, your geolocation data, and so on. […]

How To Check Your Router For Malware

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Your router is a prime target for hackers who want to freeload off your WiFi connection or infiltrate your network. If it’s compromised, they can redirect your personal or business internet requests to malware-infected servers. However, most people don’t realize the magnitude of the problems that come with a router that has been hacked. Manufacturers […]

How To Cut Out An Object In An Image In Photoshop CC

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The best way to quickly cut out an object in an image in Photoshop CC is to use the new Select and Mask feature. I will explain how you can use this effectively and cut out images as fast as possible. If you are regularly editing images, you’ll want to know how to cut out […]

10 Ways To Boost a Weak WiFi Signal

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WiFi has completely transformed the way we live and done away with (most) of the wires that were run everywhere in the old days. That doesn’t mean WiFi can’t also be incredibly frustrating. Sometimes it’s simply a question of not having enough bars on the signal meter. At other times, it seems like the signal […]

How To Change Your Wifi Password

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If you kept the default username and password for your WiFi network, it’s probably just because the mangled collection of letters seemed more secure than anything you could imagine. The fact is, it’s better to have a unique name and password for your WiFi. There are more connected devices today than ever before, and entering […]

How To Protect Yourself From Threatening “We Have Your Password” Emails

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Have you received a threatening email with your password in the subject line? Your password has leaked but usually it’s an automated scam with no immediate threat. Here’s how to keep safe. Usually this automated email scam asks for a large ransom in dollars or bitcoin. It may demand that if you don’t respond, your […]