Software Reviews

How To Set Up & Use The KeePass Password Manager

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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 […]

Encrypted Chat Applications You Can Use to Chat Privately

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With numerous news reports released every year about computers and mobile phones getting hacked, the demand for safe and secure ways to have private conversations continues to increase. Unfortunately, any chat conversation that gets stored on a server anywhere on the internet, encrypted or not, is susceptible to hacking. Therefore, the gold standard in chat […]

Best Windows Explorer Replacements for Windows 10 (Updated 2019)

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Windows Explorer for Windows 10 does a decent job. It’s certainly an improvement over what Windows Explorer used to be 10 years ago. But there are still a lot of features that could make it truly great. Thankfully, there are a few developers who’ve built Windows Explorer alternatives. A few of them aren’t much of […]

5 Great VPN Apps You Can Actually Trust

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With all the recent talk of privacy violations from companies using platforms like Facebook, there’s never been a more important time to protect your privacy online. For many people, the first line of thought for protecting your privacy is to use a VPN. Using a virtual private network can be a great way to mask […]

5 Hard Drive Formatting and Partitioning Utilities

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Formatting hard drives and external hard drives is usually a fairly straightforward process. The two most popular operating systems, Windows and Mac OS both have formatting utilities built-in, which makes formatting external drives even more convenient. However, with all of the different drive manufacturers, interfaces and other compatibility and formatting issues that hard drives can […]

Use Deep Freeze to Restore Your PC on Boot

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Ever wish you could undo all the changes your kids have made to your PC at home? Or maybe you would like to install some software on your system to test it before purchasing, but you don’t know exactly what it will do to your system? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just restart […]

3 Ways to Change Bitrate on MP3 Files

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Want to change the bitrate on your MP3 files? This can be useful if you need to reduce the size of your MP3 files, for example. A MP3 file at 320 kbps, the highest bitrate allowed for MP3 files, could be reduced to 192 kbps in order to significantly reduce the size of the MP3 […]

7-Zip vs WinZip vs WinRAR vs Windows Compression

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Need to compress a bunch of files and want to know which compression format is the best? Which program will give you the smallest file? Well, the answer is a bit more complicated than that. Yes, for any set of data, one program will always give you the best compression and the smallest file, but […]

How to Automatically Delete Files in Windows

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Earlier I wrote about a program called DropIt that automatically moves or copies files for you when new files appear inside a folder. This can be useful, for example, if you have limited space on a local hard drive and want to move all your downloads off to an external storage device. If you want to automatically […]

How to Scan Your Network for Devices and Open Ports

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Earlier I had written a post on how to detect WiFi leechers on your network and mentioned a couple of smartphone apps you could use to scan your home network. The apps do a pretty good job of scanning your network automatically and giving you some details on each device. I didn’t go into much […]