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Most computer users that take advantage of what a proxy server has to offer, either configure it manually through their browser or use a software. With Windows 8.1, you can do it from the confines of the new PC settings app without the help of a third-party software. Proxy servers allow you to mask your actions online by acting as an intermediary between two connections. Let’s say you want to go to web site A. If you’re not using a proxy server, your computer simply connects to website A and away you go. If you opt to use a proxy
A cloud within a cloud is the essence of Backupify, a slick backup system that protects your Gmail account from the inevitable sabotage we all encounter – human error. While Google keeps your Gmail data safe in the cloud, it can’t protect your data if it’s deleted, whether it is malicious or accidental. Backupify is awesome for one very significant thing – it doesn’t recognize deletions. While Backupify has been quite popular with businesses for all kinds of data, personal users are beginning to see the benefits of this service for Gmail too. For anyone who wants to be triple
You never know when you might need to reset your Windows password. With a Windows password reset disk, you can reset Windows password in a couple of clicks. We’ll show you how to recover your Windows account with a password reset disk. There aren’t many ways to recover passwords when you forget one. Windows’ built-in password reset disk wizard allows you to save your password to a removable drive, then use that to reset Windows password during login. As long as you have access to the removable drive, you can get into your Windows account. The steps outlined below will
When Microsoft chose to develop SkyDrive to compete with other cloud services, many users thought upgrading to Windows 8 would bring them closer to SkyDrive integration. This couldn’t have been further from the truth until now. Windows 8.1 brings true SkyDrive integration to the latest Windows OS. As the Web becomes increasingly cloud-centric, Windows 8 seemed to fall behind compared to other brands that seamlessly integrated the cloud into their products and services. Windows 8 merely let users take advantage of SkyDrive; Windows 8.1 fully integrates SkyDrive the way it should’ve been when users first upgraded or bought Windows 8.
When recording audio on the PC, most people reach for Audacity, and that’s a solid choice. However, sometimes you don’t want to open a dedicated program to record or edit audio. Sometimes…it’d be nice to be able to record audio while still in your browser. TwistedWave is the audio app for Chrome that does just that. It’s been an esteemed audio software made for the Mac for years, and now they’re offering a toned-down online version for everyone. TwistedWave for Chrome however is still loaded with some cool features. It provides dozens of special effects, an easy-to-use interface, and it can
For whatever reason, Windows 8 failed to let users truly take advantage of removable media as a way to save data from apps. With the push towards a Modern environment and a more mobile experience, this seemed backwards. Now, in Windows 8.1, you can use removable media in ways that let you take Windows with you. SD and Micro SD cards have become an important part to the mobile world. Most cell phones and tablet users would die without the ability to take information with them. These cards make that possible. Windows 8.1 introduces new ways to use SD and
Instagram has been one of the most popular social networks for photosharing since it debuted in 2010. Celebrities to teens are in love with ease of use of this service, not to mention the cool filters. And now Instagram is making it just as easy to share your Instagram photos and videos on your website or blog by finally releasing an “embed” option. That’s right. Instead of just sharing Instagram photos that you like via the “Share” button, spreading it out on your favorite social networks, you can now share them with the entire web by embedding them onto a
Since the announcement that Google Reader will be shut down, people started piling on about the death of RSS. RSS feeds were and always will be a fairly popular way to get updates from your favorite sites. Although most people have moved to Twitter to get instant updates. But RSS feeds are still popular with media and tech enthusiasts who are comfortable with scanning through hundreds of headlines to stay update about their areas of interest. Some websites, however, don’t provide an option to subscribe via RSS. Feed43 offers the ability to examine and extract posts from these sites and create an RSS feed
Google Music hit the scene to compete with the likes of Spotify and other music streaming services. However, most of these services don’t offer ways to import playlists from one to the other. Portify is an easy way to import Spotify playlists into Google Music, we’ll show you how to get started. Whenever you try out a new music service, like Google Music, it can be frustrating to have to seek out all the music you’ve compiled through other services. Spotify offers some of the best ways to create, import and export playlists around, and Google Music is just getting
More than your basic search engine, Wolfram Alpha is a “computational search engine” that does computations on the fly using its own amazing algorithms. Unlike Google, Wolfram answers factual queries in real-time from its own information-rich database that took 20 years to create. Wolfram Alpha debuted much to the excitement of researchers, students, journalists and geeks everywhere. While Google can find the same results, it doesn’t do it in the intelligent way Wolfram can – through its own database; a much more reliable and reputable way. For newbies to Wolfram, our guide will outline how to use Wolfram Alpha from
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