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    Firefox Trashes SSDs With Constant Writes

    Constant SSD Writes It is a well-known fact that Solid State Drives (SSD) have a singular number of available write operations before they “die”. Firefox compounds that problem with its restore option. Firefox has a feature allowing it to recover from crashes. This is a good thing, but it accomplishes this by constantly writing/updating a […]

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    Nuke The Nasty Servers – HOSTS File Blocking

    Nuke The Servers In a perfect world, all content on the Web would be free. But in case you didn’t get the memo, it’s not a perfect world. Someone, somewhere, somehow, has to pay for the bandwidth and content you are consuming every time your Web browser retrieves a Web page. Due to this unfortunate […]

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    DDoS Attack: How To Identify Vulnerable Devices

    DDoS Attacks On October 21st, a massive Cyber-Attack impacted major websites such as Airbnb, Etsy, Netflix, Reddit, Spotify and Twitter. The nature of the attack is part of a growing trend of Dedicated Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that utilize infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Examples of IoT devices are security cameras and DVRs. For […]

  • Install & Manage Extensions in Edge

    Yes folks, with the advent of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has finally fulfilled its earlier promise to provide an extensions platform for the new default Edge browser. So, if you’ve installed the Anniversary Update, you can now install extensions for Edge. If you’re unsure of your Windows 10 version, open the Start Menu […]

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    The Internet is Officially Dead!

    And what killed the internet? The Internet Of Things. I may be exaggerating a bit as the Internet isn’t truly dead, but there are forces at work that may significantly affect our use of the internet -and not in a good way- and those forces are items you most likely have in your home right […]

  • Create Customized Word Cloud Art for Free

    Word clouds are a fun and innovative way to transform a collection of ordinary words into an illustration. It works by using combinations of font sizes and colors to arrange a group of words into an image which can then be used to illustrate a website, letterhead, signature, logo, homework, whatever. *No specialized software required […]

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    YouTube Hotkeys And Shortcuts

    YouTube Usage YouTube has over a billion users — almost one-third of all people on the Internet — and every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views. YouTube overall, and even YouTube on mobile alone, reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the […]

  • Find Out What Google Knows About You

    It doesn’t seem all that long ago when concerns over Google’s tracking habits and subsequent privacy issues were at the forefront. At the time, I remember plenty of users railing about Google’s data collection practices and swearing to never use Google for anything again. My, how things change! Gmail is now probably the most popular […]