Use an iPad as a Second Monitor for PC or Mac

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Do you happen to have an extra iPad laying around the house that you no longer use? I kept my iPad 2 for years before finally upgrading to the iPad Air 2, which meant the iPad 2 just sat in a desk drawer. But why waste a perfectly good iPad, right? I previously wrote about […]

How to Browse and Search Instagram from a PC

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Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is one of the most popular photo sharing services. The app is available on multiple platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Unfortunately, there is no official desktop client for Windows or Mac, even after all these years. There are many third-party programs out there with funny names that try […]

[Guide] How to Secure Windows 10

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If you’ve recently bought a Windows 10 machine or upgraded your PC to Windows 10, you might be wondering how secure the operating system is. Luckily, by default, Windows 10 is more secure than Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. It has a lot of new security features that help block viruses and malware infections. This is […]

How to Setup Your Own Personal Cloud Storage

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For those folks who don’t trust their data in the cloud, the best storage solution is usually local, meaning either an external hard drive or a computer. The advantage to this solution is that you don’t have to pay any money to store your data (other than purchasing the drives) and you don’t have to […]

Capture Screenshots at Defined Time Intervals Automatically in Windows

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Screenshots are a great way to capture whatever is on your screen and store it for later use. Sometimes you need to capture a screenshot to remember a password or capture some other pertinent information that you can’t save otherwise. Other times you need to capture a screenshot and send it to someone else so that […]

The Best Way to Stream from Android to PS4

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If you have an Android device and a PlayStation 4, you might be wondering what’s the best way to stream your photos and videos from your phone or tablet to the PS4?  If you do a Google search, you’ll get all kinds of results with a whole bunch of different possible solutions. I tried out […]

Setup Chrome Remote Desktop to Access Any PC Remotely

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Looking for a quick and easy way to access your Windows, Mac or Linux machine from an Apple device, an Android device or even from another Windows, Mac or Linux machine? If so, then there is one solution that works really, really well: Chrome Remote Desktop. In order to use it, all you need is […]

How to Tell if an Email is Fake, Spoofed or Spam

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So a friend recently told me that they got a verification email from Apple stating that a new email address had been added to their Apple ID. The person knew that they didn’t add any email address and when they logged into their Apple account, no other email other than their own was showing up. […]

How to Export WeMo Energy Usage Data to Excel

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Yesterday, I wrote about controlling a WeMo switch using Alexa and today I wanted to write about how you can export the energy usage data from a WeMo Insight switch to Excel. The WeMo Insight switch generates a lot of detailed information that is really useful if you’re trying to figure out how much energy […]

How to Control a WeMo Insight Switch using Alexa & Echo

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So I recently bought an Amazon Echo and a Belkin WeMo switch and I heard that the two could be used together. After playing around with the two devices for a bit, I managed to figure out how to control my WeMo switch by talking to Alexa on the Echo. The great thing about using […]