How To Use Firefox Private Network To Protect Yourself Online

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Firefox Private Network is an extension for the Firefox browser that aims to protect you from hackers and trackers. You can use it on your home computer but it’s especially useful on a laptop that uses public Wi-Fi networks. Most web browsers don’t include built-in protection from hackers; you normally have to rely on third-party […]

How to Tell If Your Computer is Being Monitored

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Knowing that someone is monitoring your computer is pretty scary, but it’s perhaps even scarier not knowing how to tell if it’s even happening. But it does happen, and could very well happen to you too if you’re not actively blocking it. If someone is monitoring your computer, they might have been doing so for […]

How To Whitelist Specific Devices On Your Home Network To Stop Hackers

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The way a home network usually works is that anyone with your network passphrase can connect to your home network. However, it’s possible to add another layer of security where only specific devices are allowed to connect. This is called MAC address filtering. Keep in mind however that Mac address filtering isn’t a single security […]

How to Find Out What App is Using Your Webcam on Windows 10

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I will explain a very effective method to find out what app is using your webcam. This way, you can stop it from being used without your permission, or simply close an app to free up your webcam to use in another application. For some reason, Windows 10 struggles to let you use your webcam […]

BSD vs Linux: The Basic Differences

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Both Linux and the varying BSDs (Berkeley Software Distributions) are free and open-source, with more things in common than differences. With this in mind, you may ask yourself, “If they’re so similar, then why do they exist at all? Wouldn’t it be better to have a singular operating system from which to choose?” I can […]

Why Most New Phones are Ditching the Headphone Jack

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The 3.5mm stereo TRS (tip, ring, sleeve) jack has been around for a very long time. The original 6.35mm version hails from the late 1800s where it was used in telephone switchboards. The 3.5mm version came about in the 1950s and is still widely in use today. This means you could take a pair of […]

Black, White & Gray Hat Hacking Defined

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Hackers. The news loves to report on them and the public just loves to completely misunderstand what they actually do. The word “hacker” has become associated with malicious computer criminals, largely thanks to how it’s used in the media and film. Originally the malicious type of computer wizard was known as a “cracker”, but it […]

5 YouTube Channels Every Serious Tech Fan Should Subscribe To

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Lots of people are “into technology” these days, but most people don’t really care about the technical details of the tech they espouse so much love for. There’s nothing wrong with that, you can love fast cars without knowing exactly how they work under the hood, but there will always be curious tech fans who […]

How to Fix ‘RPC Server is Unavailable’ Error in Windows

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Those of you who have been using Windows for some time may have already bore witness to the “RPC Server is Unavailable” error. This is one of the more common errors you can run into while using the Windows OS and often causes confusion to more inexperienced Windows users as to why it popped up […]

How to Change the Slide Size in PowerPoint for Better Presentations

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Powerpoint presentations are supposed to be engaging. But that’s another story if the audience can’t see what’s in front of them. So, in this article, we’ll discuss how to change the default slide size in Powerpoint. This will come in handy so you can maximize your slides to the size of the projector or monitor […]