How to Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually Encrypted

April 25th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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I recently subscribed to a VPN service for my personal use so that my Internet connection from home is completely encrypted. With all the spying and hacking revelations going on these days, I don’t mind having a little bit of extra security on my side just in case. Once I had installed the software on […]

How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8.1

March 28th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 8

Today’s article is a quick tip on how to troubleshoot problems in Windows 8.1, which you will most definitely run into using Microsoft’s shiny new OS. However, most problems don’t require booting into safe mode or following a 10 step guide to fixing WiFi problems. Microsoft has also gotten smarter and included a lot of […]

The Best Free Apps for a New iPhone

March 25th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Smartphones

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When I first got up new iPhone 5S (thanks to my parents), I instantly went to the app store and starting downloading apps! Having a smartphone and not using apps is like having a computer and only using it to browse the Internet. If you have an iPhone, you’re also lucky because the Apple app […]

View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

March 22nd, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Mac OS X

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Just about everybody who has a laptop has probably connected to several different wireless networks over the course of time. I tend to travel a lot and take my laptop with me everywhere I go, so I literally have over a hundred wireless networks stored on my Mac. This is great because I can easily […]

Best Tools for Copying a Large Number of Files in Windows

March 20th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Software Reviews

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If you’ve been using Windows 8 as your main PC, you have probably noticed the vastly upgraded performance and user interface when copying files. Finally, Microsoft decided to revamp some of the core functions of the OS, which makes using Windows 8 so much better than Windows 7…sometimes. Unfortunately, even with all the great new […]

5 Handy Windows 8/8.1 Registry Tweaks

March 17th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 8

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Windows 8 and 8.1 are controversial because they changed the way Windows fundamentally worked and with every subsequent release, they backtrack halfway. For example, Windows 8.1 allowed users to boot directly to the desktop, but you had to manually change this setting yourself. In the next update coming soon called Windows 8.1 Update 1, any […]

Monitor a Folder for Changes Using Directory Monitor

March 14th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Software Reviews

If you’re looking for an advanced tool to monitor changes that occur to a folder or directory, look no further than DirectoryMonitor. The program comes in many forms, one being completely free. The free version can handle the monitoring tasks for most people, but if you need more features, you can either purchase them a […]

Setup Different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 7

March 8th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 7

If you’re still using Windows 7 because you hate Windows 8 and you use more than one monitor, you’ve probably run into the limitation of not being able to use a different wallpaper for each monitor. Windows 8 actually has quite a few awesome features for dual or more monitor setups, but until they fix […]

Fix “Cannot Delete Folder. You Need Permission To Perform This Action”

March 7th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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You can always count on Windows to throw massively annoying errors at you when trying to do the simplest of things. For example, deleting a folder! I tried to delete a folder on my Windows 7 machine and I ended up getting the following error message: Cannot delete folder. You need permission to perform this […]

How to Pass All iPhone Traffic through an Encrypted VPN

March 4th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Today, we use our smartphones for everything from reading news to checking bank accounts to ordering food to texting family and friends. You always read about being careful when using a laptop on a public WiFi network because of hackers and snooping, but what about your smartphone? A hacker could probably gain more information about […]