How to View & Take Photos in Widescreen (16:9) on iPhone

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If you have any of the newer iPhones, you have probably noticed that when you take a picture with the camera, it always has black bars on either side of the image. The iPhone screen has different aspect ratio than the photo and therefore the image doesn’t fill up the entire screen. For someone like me, […]

Safari Running Slow on Your Mac?

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Apple touts Safari as the fastest browser out there, which may be true on iOS, but I regularly use Chrome on my Mac because Safari is just too slow. Sometimes a webpage won’t load or I won’t be able to navigate back and forth between pages or I can’t scroll without lagging. It’s extremely frustrating […]

How to Update a Nexus Device OTA to Android N (7.0) Beta

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If you have a Nexus device and love playing around with the latest versions of Android, then you might be happy to learn that you can update your device to the beta version of Android N over-the-air (OTA). The only devices you can do this for are the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus […]

How to Enable Two Factor Authentication for iCloud on iOS

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With the latest release of iOS, Apple has enabled a new feature called Two Factor Authentication. They previously had enabled a feature called Two-Step Verification, but that isn’t as robust or as secure as the new authentication method. In order to use the stronger two factor authentication with your iCloud account, you first have to […]

Edit the Windows Hosts File to Block or Redirect Websites

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The Windows Hosts file is a file that Windows uses to control and map IP addresses. By editing the Hosts file, Windows can be customized to block or redirect specific websites and even protocols that are used by programs and applications. To get started editing the Windows Hosts file, you first need to locate it. […]

How to Create an Encrypted Disk Image in OS X

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Looking for a way to encrypt a folder of sensitive data on your Mac? You could encrypt your entire hard drive using File Vault, but this may be overkill for most people. Luckily, OS X has a built-in feature that allows you to create an encrypted disk image containing whatever data you want inside the […]

Top Ways to Boost WiFi Signals & Improve Performance

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Equipped with a wireless router from your ISP, most WiFi networks are usually fairly efficient. For at-home setups, a quality router will usually be more than enough to run a decent network. After all, even your close neighbors can normally see your wireless network. Of course, there are some exceptions. If you live in a very […]

How to Create Fillable Forms in Word

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Did you know that you can create forms in Word that people can fill out? When you hear about fillable forms, it is almost always related to Adobe and PDF documents because that’s the most popular format. However, Word is also quite a powerful tool and you can use it to quickly create forms that […]

How to Use Compare & Combine Documents in Word

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Word has two really useful features that almost no one ever uses: Compare Documents and Combine Documents. As their names imply, the features let you either compare two Word docs against each other or combine two together. So when would you ever need to use this? Well, if you’re like me, you probably have 20 […]

Install, Boot, and Run Mac OS X From an External Hard Drive

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Looking for a way to install and run OS X on an external hard drive? This can be useful for a couple of different reasons. Firstly, it allows you to run another copy of OS X without needing any additional Mac computer. Also, since you can run a full copy of OS X on the […]