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How To Find Reliable Wi-Fi Hotspots When You’re Out & About

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In the modern world, any restaurant or convenience store that doesn’t offer free Wi-Fi feels a bit dated. After all, shouldn’t every place offer Wi-Fi? The truth is, while popular chains and larger places provide customers with Wi-Fi, not everywhere does—and it can be particularly hard to find Wi-Fi in rural areas. If you travel […]

How To Create Music & Video Playlists On Various Platforms

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With millions of songs and videos available on various online platforms, it sometimes becomes difficult to separate your favorite ones from the others. I used to spend a lot of time trying to find the same content again and again as I had to manually find my favorite music or video in a long list […]

What Type of Data Do Websites Collect About You?

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When the web first became mainstream in the mid 90s or so, one of its key characteristics was anonymity. No one used their real names and you could live a second life online, at a blazing 33 kbps. The web of today is very different. Not only is there a strong push to deanonymize people, […]

How To Convert Pictures Into a Movie The Easy Way

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You don’t need to hire a professional video maker to whip up your own movie. You can do it on your own and if you think you need to spend a dime for this project, you’re mistaken. Today, you’ll learn how to make pictures into a movie the easy way. With this approach, you can […]

How To Sign a PDF File Online

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Printing out a PDF file, signing it, and then scanning it to send it back online is easy, and it takes just a couple of minutes. But there’s a better way than printing out needless paper. How about if you didn’t have to print it out at all? Today, let’s go through the process on […]

5 Tips To Keep Your Family Safe On The Internet

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The internet is quite possibly the greatest human invention in history, but like most things we’ve come up with, it’s not all good news. While the world is largely a better place thanks to the web, it can be a pretty dangerous place for the uninitiated. As our social and professional lives become ever more […]

How Browser Fingerprinting Hurts Online Privacy & What To Do About It

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The literal meaning of fingerprint is the impression your fingertip leaves when you touch something. The whorls and ridges that can be clearly seen under a magnifying glass. As far as we know, each person’s whole fingerprint is unique. Which means if your fingerprints match those at the scene of a crime, you’d better have […]

How To Download Videos From Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

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Have you ever wanted to save videos from social media websites? Maybe there’s a Twitter video you want to download, or videos from Facebook or Instagram that you’d like to save? There isn’t a download button on these sites, but there are third-party tools that let you save videos from Instagram and other social networks. […]

How To Password-Protect Word & PDF Documents

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Have you got a private document or important work presentation you don’t want people to see? You can protect private and sensitive information in a Word or PDF document by password-protecting the file. This encrypts the file’s contents so it can’t be accessed by anyone, or read by any program without entering the password first. […]

How To Write & Publish An eBook On a Budget

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In the pre-Internet days (“The Dark Ages”), if you wanted your book published, you would type out your manuscript, post copies to various publishers and hope they would deign to read it. If they did, you would then have to be excited at the thought of earning 5% royalties on every copy sold (if you […]