Five Best File Encryption Tools – lifehacker.com 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.
If you’re running your own router alongside the modem/router combo your ISP gave you, there’s a good chance you’re inadvertently giving yourself a huge headache and a host of difficult-to-pin-down network problems. Let’s look at why these issues arise, how to detect them, and how to fix them.
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…
7 great Google features you probably don't use By Kim Komando
The Google internet homepage is displayed on a product at a store in London, Britain January 23, 2016. ( REUTERS/Neil Hall) According to a recent report, Google handles an average of 2.3 million searches every second. No doubt, Google is our go-to resource.
Android battery problems and solutions by AndroidPIT
Battery drain, slow charging and system-hogging apps are just some of the problems Android phones have with poor battery performance. But we're here to help. In this guide, we run you through some of the worst battery problems you might be having and provide solutions to help you through them.
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.
Google introduced a sweet hidden menu in Android Marshmallow called the System UI Tuner. It packs a ton of neat little tweaks like hiding status bar icons or showing your battery percentage.
Windows 10’s next big update, dubbed the “Anniversary Update”, comes out this summer, and we’re starting to see some features in the Insider Preview builds today.
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.
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?
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
Gmail is one of the most popular email services on Earth, and the iPhone is the most popular phone. If you have all your email, contacts, and calendars stored in your Gmail account, you can easily add it to iOS and get the best of both worlds.
Having multiple Amazon accounts can get pricey, if you pay for Prime multiple times, buy the same movies, and so on. Thankfully, Amazon Household makes it dead simple to share free shipping, purchases, and other benefits across multiple accounts in your household.
Six Ways to Master the Google Play Store by Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
Learning the ins and outs of the Google Play Store will help you discover apps that you didn’t know you needed and streamline the process for those all-important updates
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.
There's a lot you can tell your Android phone to do. Yes, even "take a selfie."
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…
How to Fix Windows Update When it Gets Stuck by How-To Geek
For the most part, Windows Update works silently in the background. It downloads updates automatically, installs the ones it can, and saves others to install when you restart Windows. Sometimes, though, an update installation fails and that can prevent other updates from being installed, too.
The best hidden features on your Android smartphone by The Telegraph
Google Android's latest iteration Marshmallow is in the process of being rolled out across different makes and carriers. The new
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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…