Guy McDowell

Do You Really Need to Eject a USB Drive Before Removing?

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Short answer? Yes. Wait…but why? You’ve just yanked it out like a bad tooth so many times and nothing has ever gone wrong. Why should you start caring now? What’s the worst that could happen? There’s plenty of bad that could happen and it’s only a matter of time. Let’s see what’s in store for […]

How to Completely Delete Personal Metadata from Microsoft Office Documents

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Everything you do generates data somewhere. That data, when collected and analyzed, becomes information. That information can tell someone more about you than you probably want them to know. The information collected over time can tell someone everything about you and can be used to help or harm you. This data is known as metadata. […]

How to Retrieve Windows Files Using a Linux Live CD

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Sometimes Windows just won’t start. That’s alright, you’ve been making regular backups or syncing your hard drive with a cloud service like Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive. You haven’t been making backups? You don’t have a cloud storage service? Oh. That’s okay, we’ve got this. Let’s use a Linux Live CD to get in to […]

Anyone Can Build an App with Glide Apps

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Have you ever wished you could create your own app? But you thought learning programming was just too much effort or beyond your capabilities? The people at Glide Apps have something for you! What is Glide Apps? Glide Apps is a website, glideapps.com, that enables you to create your own app, from a Google Sheet, […]

What is Cryptojacking and How Do I Stop It?

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You know about malware and ransomware. You know what a computer virus is and probably had one. But do you know about cryptojacking? Cryptojacking is a bit like ransomware, but stealthy and potentially worth more money to the criminals that use it. While ransomware takes your data hostage until you pay the ransom, cryptojacking uses […]

What is WiFi 6 and Is It Worth Waiting For?

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The new Samsung S10 was just released and there was something in the specifications that you may have missed. It’s WiFi 6 ready! What is WiFi 6, you ask? Did you even know that there were different types of WiFi? If you did know there were different types of WiFi, you probably knew them as […]

Cool New Features in Google Chrome v73

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Google’s most recent stable version of Chrome, version 73, has some fun new features that make it worth talking about. Really, who ever talks about the newest version of a web browser? Yet these features are unique and useful for just about anyone. While you’re at it, learn about some great Chrome features you should […]

What are Portable Apps and Why Should You Care?

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Have you ever tried to do real work on your phone or tablet? Your everyday, pay the bills, kind of work? It can be done, but with just a touchscreen, it’s a real pain isn’t it? There are some things for which you just need a real keyboard and mouse. But if you must start […]