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How To Avoid Being Watched Through Your Own Computer

Am I being watched through my Computer webcam? Is this a question that is troubling you? Well, most offices, IT people keep on sniffing the data packets on the network to see what is going on in the network. Some […]

Best Short URL generator and expander services

Sharing long links over Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and other social sites can be a pain if the sites develop a technical slag. The best practice, therefore is to shorten the URL that never expires. That said, there are dozens […]

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Use of Surface Pro 3 for Business

Surface Pro 3 is a convertible tablet-laptop from Microsoft that currently runs Windows 8.1 and can be upgraded to Windows 10 when the latter hits markets. Though most experts made it look like a product for mobility only, Microsoft puts forward […]

Public Cloud vs Private Cloud computing difference explained

You probably already know the difference between Public clouds and Private clouds. There is one Hybrid cloud too. The article takes a quick look at the definitions and differences before these types of cloud computing going on to explain what kind […]

Peer to Peer Networks (P2P): Explanation and File Sharing

Computer networks are of two types. One is the Client server model where all computers are connected to a server computer that facilitates file sharing. The other type of computer network is Peer to Peer. Peer to peer means absence […]

Halloween themes for Firefox browser

It’s less than a week left for Halloween, so how about getting into the mood with some spooky Halloween themes on our Windows computer system? An Active desktop Halloween wallpaper and theme or the browser is something that can make […]

Bring Your Own Network (BYON) … Seriously?

We are living in an era where the IT departments of businesses are still trying to fit in the Bring your Own Device or BYOD model in a secure arena. In our article on BYOD implementations, we talked of two […]

Firefox Hello feature allows users to make video calls

The latest build of popular Firefox browser, Firefox 34 allows users to make video calls right from the browser without having to download any sort of plugins or third-party apps. The capability is rolled out as Firefox Hello feature built […]

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Sookasa: Secure HIPAA compliant Dropbox file encryption tool

Sookasa lets you secure your Dropbox files with HIPAA and FERPA compliant transparent on-device encryption. It is a transparent layer of file encryption for cloud services like Dropbox. It’s intended for consumers, professionals and businesses that want to continue using […]

Customize Surface Pen with Surface Hub App

Last weekend, Microsoft released an app that looks to bring customization to the Surface Pro 3 pen. In preparation of this app, the company rolled out a firmware update first. This made the device ready for a forthcoming app and […]

HP Stream 14-inch Notebook Review

HP Stream 14-inch Notebook specifications have become a talking point for many. The machines is already being branded as Chromebook killer. The launch is indicative of the fact that Microsoft is taking the threat from Google Chromebook seriously. HP Stream […]

How to see and manage saved passwords in Opera

Opera web browser includes a built-in password manager that will save your username, paswword and online forms which may be required for logging into websites. We  have already seen how we can manage Passwords in Internet Explorer using Credentials Manager– […]

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Fix: Firefox couldn’t load XPCOM in Windows

If when running your Mozilla Firefox web browser on Windows 10/8.1, you receive a Couldn’t load XPCOM error message, every time you run it, here are a few things you may want to try to troubleshoot and fix the issue. […]

What is ShellShock or Bash Vulnerability?

Bash is the basic shell of UNIX, a language that is used on many platforms: from different web hosting servers to modems, toys etc. If you are a Windows user, you need not fear ShellShock vulnerability as the chances of […]

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What are Torrent files? Are Torrented files legal, illegal, safe?

Torrent files are small files that contain information on how to download a larger file using BitTorrent protocol. The protocol, unlike HTTP/HTTPS, needs a torrent client for downloading the client. We’ll take a quick look at how BitTorrent works and […]

How to Securely and Safely dispose of old Computers

Over time, you store plenty of data on your computers. If you wish to sell them, you should never sell them as such. There are dangers of data theft and misuse. At least, you will have people know about you […]