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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 […]

How to Monitor When a Website Gets Updated

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Knowing when a website updates lets you stay on top of their new content. Fortunately, there are several ways to do this aside from manually checking on a whim whenever you wonder whether the site has changed. Depending on the site you’re monitoring for updates, you can be alerted about anything — breaking news stories, […]

6 Signs That You’ve Been Hacked (And What To Do About It)

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“I’ve been hacked” is a common thing to hear these days. Whether it’s someone mistakenly referring to a random malware infection or a person trying to walk back a regrettable social media post, it’s a term that gets thrown around a lot. Getting hacked is, however, a real danger for modern day users of devices […]

What is Hyperthreading and Why Should You Care?

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Let’s say you’re looking at buying a new processor and suddenly you have to decide between two products that are both just about the same on paper, but one of them has a feature called hyperthreading and the other doesn’t. Clearly hyperthreading is a good thing because you have to pay extra for it, but […]

How To Use a Public Computer Safely

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In the bad old days, before everyone had a small supercomputer in their pockets, the only way for many people to get internet access was through an internet cafe. You’d show up, pay a few dollars and then get a computer all to yourself for a set amount of time. These days, the use of […]

How To Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts

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It’s quite common for people to have multiple social media accounts. Perhaps they have a personal profile for friends and family, and one for business? In an era where private life and work life frequently threaten to overlap with one another online, it is sensible to separate the two wherever possible. Or maybe you are […]