February 2019

Can You Bypass the Android Lock Screen?

by File in: Smartphones

So, you’ve forgotten your smartphone passcode and you’re locked out of your device? Not to worry, this happens way more often than you might think. There are several ways you can get locked out of your smartphone. Perhaps you’ve discovered an old handset among some clutter and upon trying to log in, realize you’ve forgotten […]

How to Know If Your Password Has Leaked Online

by File in: Computer Tips

It doesn’t matter if your password is 32 characters long, alphanumeric, and would take several quintillion years to crack—it’s not secure. As a matter of fact, anything that touches the Internet isn’t secure! This is because password security does not only come at the discretion of the user who has created it but also the […]

Top 10 Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

by File in: Software Reviews

Many companies are allowing their employees to work from remote locations. Organization, coordination, and communication are paramount when it comes to managing a team of employees, especially those working in different time zones. Traditional workers and teams benefit from the body language and non-verbal cues facilitated by face-to-face interactions. Advancing cloud technologies and screen-sharing applications […]

Android Pie (version 9) Review – The “Techie” Smartphone OS Gets Smarter and Friendlier

by File in: Smartphones

Google released Android Pie to its own phones, namely the Pixel brand, in August of last year. Since then, the various manufacturers of Android phones, including Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, Sony, Nokia, Honor, LG, and others, have been adapting the latest version of Android (ver. 9) to their phones. Some, such as Essential Phone and OnePlus, […]

The Best Chrome Extensions for Productivity

by File in: Google Software/Tips

We all want to get more done in the limited time we have. Procrastinations, distractions, and a host of other obstacles must be climbed and surmounted day by day in order to complete the tasks you set out to do. There are plenty of tools for productivity that we’ve covered before (like the Pomodoro Technique), […]

How to Be the Next Hemingway: Three Editing Tools for Writers

by File in: Software Reviews

Ernest Hemingway, the author of classics like The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea, is famous for his terse and direct writing style. But as influential and compelling the storyteller he was, his grammar wasn’t always on par. When it came to present participles, Hemingway loved to leave his e’s, as […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

by File in: Smartphones

More and more users are in to big phones with big beautiful high-resolution displays, such as Google’s Pixel, OnePlus 6, or Apple’s iPhone X, but Samsung’s flagship Note brand (now up to version 9) has led the way in big and beautiful since the Note 1 several years ago. It’s called the “Note,” of course, […]

How To Set Up & Use The KeePass Password Manager

by File in: Software Reviews

I’m sure you’ve heard this many times before until you’re sick and tired of hearing it. You need strong unique passwords for each of your accounts. Don’t use the same password more than once. Don’t use personally identifying information and make the passwords as long as possible. This means no passwords such as 12345 or […]

How to Monitor Your Home Electricity Usage

by File in: Smart Home

Monitoring your electricity usage can help you keep track of how much you are spending on your energy. With this information, you can learn what appliances should be used less often to save on your energy bill. There are many different methods available that can be used to track your electricity usage, but we will […]

The State of Smart Home Printer Technology – Convenient, But Not All That Smart

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It took a while, but Smart Home voice-activation technology finally extended to printers and all-in-one (AIO), print, copy, scan, and sometimes fax, printers. Considering what it takes to make a device, especially a device that already has wireless tech built-in, smart, it should have happened a long time ago. Also, given how long voice activation […]