Category Archives: Tricks

Trusting Yourself, rather than Random Programs

The truth is, with the default settings of your Windows computer, it is trivial for any program on your system to connect to the Internet. Even someone without very great hacking skills can easily steal all of your personal information … Continue reading

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wikimapia

I don’t remember how I found out about wikimapia but I thought it was cool at first when I randomly found it about a year ago. It’s sort of like wikipedia except that it’s a satellite map (or a regular … Continue reading

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Google Searching – not so easy, perhaps?

I search on Google. I almost never find what I want easily, when what I’m looking for isn’t so simple and “obvious.” It’s not easy, but there are actually ways to go beyond the initial search, especially about something that … Continue reading

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Making Videos – it’s about the codec, not the extension

Ever wonder why your stupid program won’t open your video file? Oops, maybe I have to convert my .mp4 to an .avi. You cannot make such a conversion, actually – because note that your mp4 and your avi could be … Continue reading

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Going beyond erasure – Malware that persists HD formatting

Just the title of this post might be scary. Suppose you have caught computer malware, and it has shown evidence. You do a clean install of your system. You formatted your whole hard drive, and did a clean install of … Continue reading

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Proactively protect yourself from malware

Did you know that you could get malware on your computer that cannot be detected by any antivirus software? I’m not talking about those simple viruses that just slow down your computer, and that antivirus software removes. Such “viruses” can … Continue reading

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Useful Windows Tools

Sometimes your Windows computer might have some weird problems that seem like they would be easy to resolve, if only you had the right tools. Fortunately, there are some cool, free software tools that can help you do just that. … Continue reading

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