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LastPass: Password Management Simplified

Are you tired of having to memorize dozens of passwords for all the different online accounts and services you use each day? You’re not alone. Most people struggle with remembering even 3-4 alphanumeric (a combination of letters and numbers) passwords, and as a result, they end up using weak/simple passwords to make the task or …

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Dropbox: Cloud Storage Made Easy

You’ve probably heard of Dropbox by now; they’re one of the biggest names in cloud storage. Basically, having a Dropbox account allows you to synchronize files in your Dropbox folder, across all your devices, completely automatically. That means if you upload some pictures into your Dropbox folder (you can also create subfolders inside your main …

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Making Phone Calls with Skype

If you’ve ever used Skype, you know that it’s primarily used for making free audio/video calls between Skype users via their computers/mobile devices. However, did you know that Skype can also be used to make calls to landlines/cell phones? It’s true! All you need is to purchase either Skype credit, or a Skype subscription. The only catch …

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The Google Chromecast

“Smart TVs” are all the rage these days. What’s a Smart TV you ask? Well, it’s basically a TV that has ‘apps’ built in, much like your smartphone/tablet. These apps often include YouTube, Netflix, and similar media streaming apps that allow you to watch web content on your TV set. But, what about those of …

Encrypting Ransomware – An Emerging Threat

Computer viruses: the bane of computer systems everywhere. They covertly infect your PC, often causing lots of problems in the process. Thankfully though, computer viruses are usually removable, and rarely permanently damage/corrupt your personal files. However, this trend is changing. A new, and especially harmful, type of computer virus is becoming increasingly prevalent: ransomware. Wikipedia …

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How to Print a Multi-Page Poster/Banner Using LibreOffice (OpenOffice) and Adobe Reader

Recently, I was tasked with creating a multi-page poster/banner for a non-profit organization. Armed only with LibreOffice and Adobe Reader, I was able to create a rather professional-looking result. Here’s how I did it: Open LibreOffice (or OpenOffice) Writer. Click the ‘Format’ button on the top menu bar and select ‘Page’. Adjust your page width/height …

Time-Lapse Photography Volume II

A while ago, I did a blog post on time-lapse photography (also known as ‘stop-motion’ photography). Anyway, I was browsing YouTube this week and came across a few more (awesome) time-lapse photography videos. Enjoy!          

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How to Reduce Eye Strain While Using Your Computer

If you’re like me, and have to stare at computer screens for several hours a day, you probably experience some level of eye fatigue on a regular basis. Today, I want to talk about some ways to make your computer monitor/screen easier on your eyes. Software A few months ago, I came across a totally …

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Easily Sign Documents Online Using SignNow

It’s late afternoon, you’re in a taxi, and you have to get an important contract signed before an upcoming deadline. Two problems: the deadline is 2 hours away, and the required signatory (the person who needs to sign the document) is 3,000 KM from your nearest office. It’s not exactly an ideal situation, right? Cue …

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Convert Documents (and More) to PDF Files for Free

Within the past decade, PDF files have become one of the de-facto standards for digital documents. This versatile file format offers such benefits as: Standardized formatting of text/images/other content Compact file sizes (high compression); easy to email/share with others The ability to create/use fillable PDF forms Advanced encryption/security features to protect critical documents and set file restrictions …