How To Download Offline Google Maps For When You Have No Internet

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I’m going to let you into a little secret which may shock you. Not everywhere in the world has Internet coverage. I know, shocking right? Sometimes when you are out in the armpit of beyond, admiring the sheep and the cows, you look at your phone and realise with shock that your mobile phone provider’s […]

6 Tools You Can Use to Make Your Own Games

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As a form of entertainment, video games are set to overtake both film and music combined as the world’s favorite pastime. These days everyone’s a gamer. Whether they only play the odd casual mobile game or spend hundreds of hours in hardcore AAA gaming experiences. The video game titles that get the most publicity are […]

4 Ways To Minimize Data Use in the YouTube App

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YouTube is undoubtedly the world’s favorite video streaming platform, but it sure can be a data hog if you let it. While using DSL or Fibre internet at home might make you care very little for bandwidth use, mobile users often have to count every megabyte. So if you want to enjoy YouTube content while […]

4 Ways To Make Facebook Messenger a Standalone App

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There’s a big misconception that if you want to use Facebook Messenger, you must be signed into Facebook itself and access the chat interface from the Facebook website or the mobile version. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact you don’t even need a Facebook account anymore to use Messenger. Even if you […]

How to Automatically Update Free Software with Chocolatey

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You’ve got apps on your computer like Spotify, Adobe Reader, Chrome, Firefox, 7-Zip, VLC Media Player…the list goes on and they’re all free. What would we do without freeware? Yet, these apps require frequent updates to fix security holes and introduce new and useful features. Updates never happen at a convenient time. That’s where Chocolatey […]

Find the Perfect Time to Buy Digital Games on Sale

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With the Steam Summer Sale just recently coming to a close, the internet’s largest digital video game sale is behind us. However, that doesn’t mean that the rest of the year won’t be filled with discounts that savvy gamers can take advantage of. The digital distribution of video games has become an increasingly popular way […]

How To Encrypt Your Windows Hard-Drive With VeraCrypt

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In this final part of a three part series, we are now going to look at how to encrypt your Windows hard-drive using VeraCrypt. In part one, we showed how to make an ordinary encrypted folder and in part two, how to make a hidden folder within an encrypted folder. But now we’re going to […]

Extracting Features from Android Apps for Faster Access

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Sometimes, getting to a specific feature or function, such as, say, locking my car remotely from the myBuick app or getting to the Selling section on eBay to check my auctions, in an Android app entails drilling down several layers deep to get to the desired setting. Wouldn’t it be so much more easier if […]

6 Ways to Send Large Files as Email Attachments

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All the popular email clients have size limits on the files that you can email to recipients. However, there are ways to send large files as email attachments despite those limitations. File size limits vary depending on the email service. For example, Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL have a limit of 25 Mb per email. […]

How To Extract Files From a Dead Hard Drive

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What scares you more than losing everything that’s on your computer right now? If your hard disk drive (HDD) died right now, this second, would your heart sink into your stomach or launch it straight up into your throat? You’ve been making sure your files are backed up to a cloud service or that your […]