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Top 10 Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]