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Posted October 26, 2014 by

How Do I Reduce the Transparency Level of Windows on OS X Yosemite?

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After you upgrade your Mac to OS X Yosemite, you will find the visuals of the system to be one of the biggest and most noticeable changes. Every part of the system has been transformed to a more modern, flat look. Besides the new system program icons, windows are now semi-transparent, which means the background is changed based on the color of the element below it. This change, however, may make text or visual elements on-screen harder to see. If you find it more of a nuisance than a help, follow the steps in this tutorial to turn it off in apps and increase legibility.

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Posted October 25, 2014 by

How Do I Use Swype for iOS8?

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With iOS8,  Apple has allowed the wildly-popular Android Swype keyboard onto the iPhone and iPad.  Swype lets you drag your finger across the keyboard keys to write instead of typing.  You can write much faster this way. This feature has long been available on Android and supports many languages there including difficult-to-type languages, like Hindi.  Swype on iOS8 only supports English, French, Germany, Italian, and Spanish, so far.

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Category Apple iPhone

Posted October 23, 2014 by

How Do I Stop Hackers from Hacking My Google Accounts?

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If everyone used-two factor authentication, hackers would have to find honest work.  They would not have been able to download Jennifer’s Lawrence’s nude photos from the Apple iCloud, because to login they would have needed to physically have Jennifer’s cell phone in their possession.  All those emails and passwords stolen from JP Morgan, Target, Best Buy, LinkedIn, and eBay would be worthless, since without the token generated by the authenticator, the hackers cannot login.

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Posted October 19, 2014 by

How Do I Free Up Space on My C Drive?

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If your C drive is getting full, follow the steps in this tutorial to erase unnecessary files, and free up drive space.

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Posted October 13, 2014 by

How Do I Block or Unblock Someone from Calling or Sending Messages to My iPhone or iPad?

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Receiving repetitive messages or calls from strangers on your phone can be frustrating. If this has become a frequent annoyance to you, consider blocking those spamming numbers. The steps provided in this tutorial will show you how to do it on an iPhone or iPad, without any third-party software.

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Category Apple iPhone

Posted October 11, 2014 by

How Do I Allow Only Specific Devices to Connect to the Hotspot on My Samsung?

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The hotspot feature on your phone is a convenient way to let other devices such as your laptop or tablet share your 3G connection to access the Internet. When you use your phone as a hotspot, especially in public places, you probably only want the devices that you allow to be able to use the connection. While a password can be used to prevent unauthorized access, it can still be cracked. A better solution is to have a list of known devices which exclusively have permission to use the hotspot. Here is how to do it on a Samsung smartphone.

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Category Android, Internet

Posted October 10, 2014 by

Microsoft Outlook: Do Not Set Selection as Read Automatically in Email

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While quickly scrolling through daily email messages, I found that Outlook automatically marks them as read. This is probably the most annoying aspect of Outlook that selected emails are marked as read by default. Fortunately, you can stop this from occurring. Keep reading to find out how.

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Posted October 8, 2014 by

How Do I Customize the Start Menu on Windows 10?

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With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to bring back the Start menu that many users complained about missing in Windows 8. However, the new Start menu also includes an area for live tiles which work similarly to the ones in the old release of Windows. Using the steps in this tutorial, you can customize the Start menu to suit your needs and workflow.

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Posted October 8, 2014 by

How Do I Share Purchases on My iPhone or iPad with Family Members?

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Since the release of iOS 8, Apple has added a way to allow up to six members of your family to share digital purchases such as music, apps, movies, books, and TV shows without sharing an Apple ID and password.  This feature is especially cost-effective because you do not need to make the same purchases numerous times. Whatever you download from the App Store, iBooks, or iTunes is available instantly for other members of the family. Here is how to activate and use the feature.

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Posted October 6, 2014 by

How Do I Group Related Programs Together on Windows 10?

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When you are on your computer at work, it is normal to have several programs running at once, some for work and some for personal use. Unfortunately, as you know, having unrelated programs running on your desktop may easily cause a distraction and reduce your productivity. Ideally, you could group the programs together according to type and use only one group while the other remains hidden. That way, you can increase the chances of your finishing your work on time because the working desktop environment is distraction-free. This idea can be achieved using the Task Viewer feature in Windows 10, which allows you to create multiple desktop environments for different purposes.

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Category Windows, Windows 10