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    Why MajorGeeks is THE Best Download Site

    Much has been written about download sites and their bad practices – forcing adware wrappers, unfettered bundling, not filtering out malicious software, etc. – seems many of these sites are more interested in generating income rather than providing a safe download environment for users. So much so that the list of bad download sites now […]

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    Quickly Check that your Router Hasn’t Been Hijacked

    DNS, yet another of those infernal acronyms. Domain Name System is an essential component of everyone’s connection to the internet and is used to translate readily identifiable domain names, such as, into the numerical IP (Internet Protocol) addresses required to access websites – sort of like a phone book for the internet. When you […]

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    Learning Computers: Phishing

    Links to all articles included in this series: The Beginning: Opening introduction to the series Browsers: What are they? How to make them a safer door to Web. Search Engines: The Good, Bad and Ugly. Understanding search results. Malware and Virus: What is Malware? – What is a Virus? What is the difference in their types? How […]

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    Where do you get your Weather Forecast?

    The Shipping Forecast Ever since I was pressed-ganged by my father to crew for him in the early ’70s and spliced the mainbrace across the English Channel to France, I’ve had a fascination for weather. Of course, when you’re sailing a small boat across a stretch of sea, the weather forecast is more of a […]

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    Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web!

    According to research from Distil Networks, last year was the first time in history that bots actually outnumbered people on the web. Bots are computer programs that have been coded to either automate a task or pretend to be a person and have probably been on the Internet longer than many of us. Bots can […]

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    YouTube’s All-Time Top 5 Most Popular Ads (videos)

    Ad of the decade! As part of YouTube’s 10th anniversary celebrations the online video site recently asked its users to vote for their favorite ad over the past decade – and the verdict is in. Voters submitted their preferences in droves and competition was fierce but, in the end, Turkish Airline’s “Kobe vs. Messi: The […]

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    FotoJet: Create Professional Collages & Cards Online for FREE

    PearlMountain, established graphics software developer and creator of the excellent Picture Collage Maker software, has recently made a new free online service available called “FotoJet“. FotoJet has been specifically designed to help users create collages, posters, and photo cards quickly and easily for free. With more than 190 templates to get you started, it really […]

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    Learning Computers: “Browsers”

    In this and all subsequent articles, I will include a Terminology section at the end of each article. If a word, acronym, or term is italicized, there will be a very brief definition listed at the end. Links to all articles included in this series: The Beginning: Opening introduction to the series Browsers: What are they? How […]

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    What Are You #Looking at #Bitch?

    Comments – pleasure or pain? Do you post them, do you read them? Come on, when was the last time you made a comment on YouTube? In fact, when was the last time you made a comment on anything at all on the internet, the hallowed portals of DCT excepted of course. Here’s some of […]