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10 Ways to Protect Your Home Network from Hackers
Protecting your family's digital assets used to be easy. You just turned on your PC's built-in firewall settings and turned on an antivirus program. As long as you didn't install strange software or do anything stupid, you were usually OK. Times...
Know These Five Tips for Word 2013
Microsoft Word is the standard when it comes to digital text documents. Here’s a look at some tips that will help you make your documents the best they can be.   Office 2013 is set to upload your documents to OneDrive by default, but you...
Do You Really Need An iPhone 6?
We know iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now available for preorder, and we know you want it. But, do you need it? Do you deserve it? Does it deserve you? We combed through the benefits, thought all the thoughts, and asked all the questions to determine...
Five of the Best File Managers for Android
Android has a major benefit over iOS and Windows Phone because of its open OS, and allows users to access the phone as a mass storage device. This makes transferring files a lot easier, and rooted users even get access to core system files. But...
Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 August Update
Microsoft released the next set of updates for its controversial (to say the least) desktop operating system  Windows 8.1 . Microsoft released  Windows 8.1 update 1  earlier this year, and now instead of continuing with a consistent naming...
Print a Selected Area of An Excel Spreadsheet
At the office or home office, there will be many times when you need to print out Excel spreadsheets. But often times you don't need to print out the entire report, which wastes paper, ink, and time. Here's how to print out only the specific...
"Windows Could Not Search for New Updates" Error
Windows Update sometimes doesn't work and an error messages pops up, like the one seen below. When clicking on "Learn More," the suggestion doesn't say much. Have you ran into this situation? This seems to happen even more since the Windows 8.1...
Microsoft Doubles Free OneDrive Storage to 15 GB and Beyond
Microsoft has announced it’s increasing the storage space of OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), from 7 GB to 15 GB for free. And that’s not all. The company also announced that all Office 365 subscribers will receive a whopping 1 TB of...
Stop Facebook from Using Your Browsing History to Target Ads
Facebook has announced that it’s going to start using all of your app and website history and serve up more targeted ads. Of course since this if Facebook, you’ll automatically be opted in to this new service, and will have to take...
Privacy Online: Chrome Extensions to Keep Your Browsing Safer
Maintaining your privacy online is part of an overall computing security strategy. If you don't want to go as far as using a Tor network or configure a VPN, here's some Chrome extensions that will help stay private and protect your data while...
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