This step by step guide will walk you through adding and configuring a PPTP VPN in Ubuntu. It uses the steps and screenshots for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr – which is the current LTS) but are very, very similar to previous versions of Ubuntu. If you’re running something prior to 14.04.2, such as 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin) – you’ll have no trouble following along. [click to continue…]

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How to Set Up a VPN on Your iPhone

by Ross McKillop on July 27, 2015

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to required to configure and use a VPN service on your iPhone (or iPad).

the VPN symbol for the iPhone

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How to Properly Delete a Partition in OS X Yosemite

by Ross McKillop on July 21, 2015

By properly, we mean deleting the unwanted partition and returning that disk space back to your primary partition, without any data loss. [click to continue…]

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How to Play DVDs in Ubuntu Linux

by Ross McKillop on July 20, 2015

This very brief guide will take you through every step required to play DVDs in Ubuntu Linux, right up to and including version 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) [click to continue…]

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In the latest version of Android (5.x, named “Lollipop”) Google has added the ability to “Pin” an App – which means only that App is accessible until it’s “Unpinned” – and that requires a 4-16 digit numerical code or password. This guide will show you how to enable “Pinning” on your Android device, and then how to use it. Finally you can hand your child a phone or tablet with Angry Birds open and know that when you get your device back, your email will still be there :) [click to continue…]

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This very short tutorial will show you how to figure out which “version” of Android your phone or tablet is using, and why it matters. [click to continue…]

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How to Reorder the Menu Bar Icons on Your Mac

by Ross McKillop on July 15, 2015

This quick tip shows you how to rearrange the icons on your Mac’s “Menu Bar”.

rearranging icons in the mac menu bar
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How to Tag FLAC Files in OS X

by Ross McKillop on July 9, 2015

This guide will take you through every step required to “tag” .FLAC files, using your Mac.

Note: this tutorial could just as easily have been called “How to tag FLAC, WAV and OGG Files” – as the process is the same for all of them. [click to continue…]

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How to Add Music to Your Apple Watch

by Ross McKillop on July 6, 2015

This guide will take you each step of the way through ‘uploading’ music to directly to your Apple Watch, so you can listen to something even when your iPhone isn’t around (or charged!) [click to continue…]

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How to Block Facebook Game Requests

by Ross McKillop on June 21, 2015

You either love them or you… don’t. If you don’t, this quick overview will explain how to Block requests for Facebook Games (and/or Apps).

screenshot of a Facebook Game request
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How to Create a Playlist on Your iPhone or iPad

by Ross McKillop on June 18, 2015

This tutorial will take you through the steps required to create a Playlist directly on your iPhone or iPad, without having to use iTunes or other software on your Mac or PC. [click to continue…]

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How to Enable USB Debugging in Android 5.x (Lollipop)

by Ross McKillop on June 16, 2015

It’s a fairly easy two step process – first you have to enable Developer mode, then enable USB Debugging. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be ready to go in about 45 seconds. [click to continue…]

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How to Resolve Keychain Error 25320

by Ross McKillop on June 15, 2015

This very brief tutorial will show you how to fix the error: Access to this item is restricted. (-25320) you may receive when trying to access secure information in Keychain on your Mac.

error 25320 in keychain

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How to Install Ubuntu on Your Mac Using VirtualBox

by Ross McKillop on June 9, 2015

This in depth guide will take you every step of the way through installing Ubuntu Linux on your Mac, by way of VirtualBox – a free and outstanding program . Using this method you’ll be able to run Ubuntu and OS X at the same time! [click to continue…]

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Every. Single. Day. If you don’t stop it, OneDrive will send you Notifications on a daily basis asking you to sign up for its service (Back Up Your Photos to OneDrive). If you try uninstalling OneDrive from your Samsung tablet or phone (probably a Galaxy), it will often re-install itself, and the Notifications return. Here are the (very few) steps to get OneDrive to stop asking you to sign up and/or send you Notifications.

OneDrive nagging to be installed on Android
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