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Encryption Tools – Encryption Explained

Five Best File Encryption Tools – by Alan Henry

Keeping your personal data safe doesn't have to be difficult—as long as you keep the sensitive stuff encrypted and under your control. That's why this week we're looking at the five best file encryption tools you can use to encrypt your data locally so only you have the key.

A Beginner's Guide to Encryption: What It Is and How to Set it Up by Whitson Gordon

You’ve probably heard the word “encryption” a million times before, but if you still aren’t exactly sure what it is, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a basic introduction to encryption, when you should use it, and how to set it up.

Encryption Explained for the Less Tech Savvy by Thorin Klosowski

Encryption and how you control data your is a hot topic right now, but understanding encryption and how it relates to your personal data is confusing. YouTuber CGP Grey explains encryption, as well as some of the issues up for debate right now, as simply as possible.

Windows Encryption Showdown: VeraCrypt vs Bitlocker by Alan Henry

When you really need to keep your files safe and secure, you need encryption. We’ve covered the basics before, and even rounded up your favorite encryption tools, but today we’re putting two of the most popular options for Windows head to head to see which one is the best at keeping your sensitive data safe.

Freeware Download Sites

The Freeware Download Sites That Don’t Force Crapware On You by How-To Geek

It’s been more than a year since we drew attention to the crapware regularly foisted upon unsuspecting users by pretty much every big freeware site, including the venerable SourceForge. Since then, a few sites–including SourceForge themselves–have started cleaning up their act.

Most freeware download sites still use shady tactics, unfortunately, cramming their own installers full of unwanted software and misleading advertisements…

Enable Pasting Text on Sites That Block It

How to Enable Pasting Text on Sites That Block It by How-To-Geek

Some companies think they’re increasing security by disabling your ability to paste into form fields, such as the password field. But in reality, all they’re doing is frustrating users–andprobably decreasing security by blocking password managers. Here’s how to solve this annoyance in Chrome and Firefox.

Uses for Private Browsing Mode

Five Worthwhile Uses for Private Browsing Mode (Besides Porn) by How-To Geek

People snicker about private browsing mode, but it isn’t just for pornography. In fact, it’s not even just for browsing privately–it has other uses. It’s named Incognito Mode in Chrome, Private Browsing in Firefox and Safari, and InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer–but it’s essentially the same feature in all these browsers.

Access Your Home Network With Dynamic DNS

How To Easily Access Your Home Network From Anywhere With Dynamic DNS by How-To Geek 

We all have things on our home network we want to access from the outside: music collections, game servers, file stores, and more. Dynamic DNS makes it easy to give your home network a memorable and easy to use address.

What’s Dynamic DNS And Why Would I Want It?

Turn Your Home Router Into a Super-Powered Router with DD-WRT

Wireless is everywhere and routers are the force that makes it happen, so why not supercharge yours to take proper advantage of it? DD-WRT will let you boost your router’s range, add features, and more.

DD-WRT has a ton of feature

Google Now voice commands

Huge cheat sheet tells you everything you can do with Google Now voice commands – By Chris Smith on Apr 1, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Google Now is arguably one of the best features Google invented. The voice-enabled virtual assistant will completely change your mobile experience, should you choose to trust Google with even more personal data than you already do. And Google keeps updating Google Now to add more and more features with each year that goes by. In fact, chances are that novice Google Now users aren’t even aware of all the marvelous things Google Now can do.

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

There's a lot you can tell your Android phone to do. Yes, even "take a selfie."

Print a List of Google commands


Get The Most Out of Google Hangouts

15 Creative Ways to Get The Most Out of Google Hangouts – Written by Briallyn Smith

Google Hangouts is just one of many programs available that allows you toconnect with friends and family through video chat.

Unlike many other video chatting services, Google Hangouts (available on Android, iOS, or as a web app) offers features, communities, and the option for public accessibility that make it useful for creative conversations not only with your existing…

Speed Up a Windows Folder Loads

How to Speed Up a Windows Folder that Loads Very Slowly by How-To Geek

There is a curious phenomenon many of you have likely come across: even with a fast computer, there are some folders Windows loads with agonizing slowness. Fortunately the fix is simple and the results are immediate.

Why Your Folders Load So Slowly

There is a long standing Windows Explorer feature that dates all the way back to Windows Vista…

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