How to Block Access to Windows 10 Settings and Control Panel

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When you are running a network of computers, for example, at a school or in an enterprise setting, it’s important to know how to block access to the Windows 10 settings menu and control panel. If you keep access to these pages available, it becomes easier for users to uninstall programs, mess with system settings, […]

Find Out If Your Email Has Been Compromised in a Data Breach

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Nearly 668 million user accounts were compromised in data breaches that took place in 2018, and an astounding 1.578 billion accounts were compromised in 2017. One of the most recent breaches was BlankMediaGames, creators of the popular Town of Salem title. Over 7.6 million accounts were compromised in that breach alone. When a website you’ve […]

Miss Hotmail? Microsoft Outlook Email Services Explained

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Do you remember using Microsoft’s Hotmail email service? Throughout the years, Microsoft has offered a variety of cloud email services that it has rebranded several times. These rebrands become even more confusing when you follow Microsoft’s transition from Microsoft Hotmail, to Live Mail, and finally to the Outlook web app. MSN Hotmail – What Happened? […]

Replace Command Prompt with PowerShell and Vice Versa in Windows 10

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PowerShell and Command Prompt are command line tools built into Windows, and both are accessible from the Power User Menu in Windows 10 and Windows 8. However, you can use that menu to access only one of them at a time depending on how your computer is set up. If you’re like most computer users […]

15 Windows Diagnostics Tools to Improve Your PC’s Health

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Diagnosing Windows is not only something IT analysts need to worry about. Anyone who owns a computer should be comfortable using Windows diagnostics tools to do basic troubleshooting. Believe it or not, you can fix most problems yourself if you have the right tools available and know how to use them. Diagnosing Windows problems doesn’t […]

Memory Sizes: Gigabytes, Terabytes, and Petabytes Explained

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If you’re new to computers (or even if you’re not), the names that get applied to different memory sizes can seem strange. Whether you’re talking about an 8-megabyte memory card, a 500-gigabyte hard drive, or a 1 terabyte SSD drive, the terms always seem abstract and random. How exactly do you gauge just how much […]

How To Make It Harder For Someone To Hack Into Your WordPress Site

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If you have a WordPress site, the chances are your site is being attacked by hackers all the time. They are constantly looking for weaknesses that will let them in, whether it’s an out-of-date plugin or theme or an easy-to-figure out password. Once they are in, they can obviously wreak havoc. Just to prove what […]

Advanced Google Searching Using Search Operators

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Since discovering Google Search operators, our efficiency with the world’s biggest search engine has gone through the roof. Most searchers will lazily type in a word or phrase, hit Enter, and expect Google to do the rest for them. In some cases, it works out. In others, something as simple as a symbol or extra […]

4 Great Anonymous and Private Email Services

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Email is a wonderful invention, but it’s also become a bit of a burden. Sometimes you may want to send a message without revealing who you are. At other times, you might want to sign up for something online, without having to endure the subsequent barrage of spam messages. The good news is that there […]

How to Create a Simple Pivot Table in Excel

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If you are in the field of finance or accounting, you already know that most of the job opportunities require intermediate or advanced Excel skills. Some of the most common Excel functions in these roles are Pivot Table and VLOOKUP. This article will outline the basics of a pivot table. Go here if you want […]