Computer Tips

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 […]

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 […]

OTT Guide to Securing Your Digital Life After Death

January 30th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

When it comes to the digital world, I’m the only one in my family that knows much about it. Unfortunately, my wife uses only her iPhone for email, Facebook, chatting, and games. That’s about it. I, on the other hand, manage EVERYTHING else related to the Internet or computers. I manage our online banking, investments, […]

OTT Explains – Why Your iPhone Charges Fast First and Then Slows Down

January 28th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod, you may have noticed something a little odd about the way it charges: fast up to a certain percentage and then slower and slower as it gets closer to 100%. I noticed this a few weeks back and since I know practically nothing about current, electricity, volts, […]

Why You Should No Longer Be Using Windows XP

December 24th, 2013 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Even though Windows XP was released way back in 2001, it’s still a pretty great operating system. It’s stable, has a Start button and gets the job done. That’s why there are literally hundreds of millions of computers that still have it installed. It’s so popular, in fact, that it’s the second most installed operating […]

How to Create Animated GIFs from Images using Photoshop CS6

November 1st, 2013 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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I recently took some funny pictures of my cousin and wanted to create my own animated GIF instead of using the “Auto Awesome” one created automatically by Google+. Since I have Photoshop CS6 installed, I figured I would give it a shot and see what happens. At first, I thought it would be fairly straight-forward: […]

OTT Guide to Giving Guests Access to Your Local Network

September 25th, 2013 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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You have probably run into the situation many times where a family member or friend visits your house and needs to access something on your network. Maybe they need a computer to work on a Word doc, maybe they need to print, maybe to scan a document or to Skype or FaceTime with someone. I […]

Transfer Data to Amazon S3 Quickly using AWS Import Export

August 5th, 2013 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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If you have hundreds of gigabytes or even terabytes of data on your local network at home, you probably have it all stored on a computer, an external hard drive or a NAS (network attached storage) device. Having backups of your data is extremely important, but having them all in one place is never a […]

How to Move Amazon S3 Data to Glacier

July 30th, 2013 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Amazon S3 is a cloud storage solution from Amazon that provides infinite storage capacity for relatively-low prices. I currently use it to keep a backup of my local NAS (network attached storage) device. However, Amazon S3 isn’t the best option for storing a large amount of data that you won’t access very often. Amazon Glacier […]