How to Securely Store Passwords in Windows

by Ross McKillop on May 5, 2014

Security Windows

This is part 1 of a “3 part series” on how to easily manage and access all of your passwords across all your computers, phones and tablets.

In light of the recent Heartbleed Bug and several other major website hacks (one of which involved 40 million credit cards being stolen) – it’s time to take your passwords seriously. Long gone are the days of thinking that a word with the vowels replaced by numbers (l1k3 th1s) can be considered ‘secure’. If you use the same password on more than one site or service, you’re asking for trouble. To keep yourself safe, you have to use a different password for every single service or site that you use, and those passwords have to be impossible to guess. Trying to commit dozens of secure passwords, like “#dOzu3!pDD”, to memory – not likely. So what’s the solution? To use a password manager. [click to continue…]

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iPhone

This tutorial will take you through the steps to delete a single SMS (text) message from a “conversation history” on your iPhone. [click to continue…]

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How to Power Off Your Pebble Smartwatch

by Ross McKillop on January 24, 2014

This very short tutorial will explain how to turn your Pebble off. [click to continue…]

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How to View File Extensions in OS X

by Ross McKillop on January 23, 2014

Mac

This very short tutorial will show you how to determine the extension of any file on your Mac, and show you how to permantely have file extensions displayed in Finder, on your Desktop etc. [click to continue…]

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How to Completely Mute Your iPad

by Ross McKillop on December 19, 2013

iPad

Have you ever noticed that even when you turn the volume all the way down on your iPad, and it shows you the ‘Mute’ image (see below) – you still hear notification sounds? This very brief tutorial will show you how to truly mute your iPad.

mute logo on the ipad
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This tutorial will show you how to record a program on any channel at any time or date, regardless as to whether it’s listed in the guide itself. [click to continue…]

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How to Flush the DNS Cache in Windows Vista, 7 and 8

by Ross McKillop on November 4, 2013

Windows

This very brief tutorial will show you how to flush your DNS cache on a Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC. [click to continue…]

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How to 3-Finger Swipe Between Screens in OS X

by Ross McKillop on October 14, 2013

Mac

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to re-enable “three finger swipe” on your Macs Trackpad so that you can switch bank and forth between Spaces (desktops).

trackpad preferences in os x mountain lion
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How to Disable Location Information in Your iPhone Photos

by Ross McKillop on October 8, 2013

iPhone Security

This very brief tutorial will show you how to disable the GPS information that’s attached to the photos you take on your iPhone, and why you may want to. [click to continue…]

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How to Remove EXIF Data From Your Photos

by Ross McKillop on October 7, 2013

Multimedia Security Windows

In addition to explaining how to remove the EXIF data from your photos, we’ll explain why you would want to do so. [click to continue…]

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iPad iPhone

This very brief tutorial will show you how to remove cities from the Weather App that comes included with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. [click to continue…]

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How to Trim and Edit Videos on your iPhone or iPad

by Ross McKillop on September 21, 2013

iPad iPhone Multimedia

This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to trim (cut) a video you’ve taken with your iPhone or iPad, directly ON your iPhone or iPad, without downloading any additional software or Apps. [click to continue…]

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How to Turn Off Passcode Lock on Your iPhone or iPad

by Ross McKillop on September 20, 2013

iPad iPhone

This very brief tutorial will show you how to disable the Passcode Lock on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7 (and higher). [click to continue…]

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How to Compress PNG Files Using Windows or OS X

by Ross McKillop on July 18, 2013

Mac Web Design & Dev Windows

These guides (one for Windows, one for OS X) will show you how to compress .PNG images so the files are smaller in size but no quality is lost to the image itself. [click to continue…]

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How to Tag FLAC Files in Windows

by Ross McKillop on July 16, 2013

Multimedia Windows

This tutorial will explain how to tag .flac files on your Windows PC. [click to continue…]

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