Thursday, March 26, 2015

Why (and When) You Need to Replace Your Surge Protector

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Surge protectors aren’t like diamonds. They have a definite lifespan. At some point, your surge protector will stop protecting your gear from power surges and become a dumb power strip.
It’s difficult to tell exactly when a surge protector loses those protective powers and just functions as a power strip. But, if you’re still using an old surge protector you purchased ten years ago, it’s probably long past time to replace it.

Why You Need a Surge Protector

Do you have your PC, television, or other expensive electronics plugged directly into a power outlet? You shouldn’t. You should plug your gadgets into a surge protector, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as a power strip.
Sure, we all might forget about surge protection because everything seems to be going fine, but it only takes one power surge or spike and your expensive electronics could become useless.

How to Open Zip Files on an iPhone or iPad

If you use an iOS device then you know it’s a pretty complete system and works very well. But, you may have had problems opening compressed zip files, so we’ll talk today about how to best handle zip files on your iPhone or iPad.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Recover Missing Or Unallocated Space on USB Drive Using Windows Diskpart Commands

If you’ve ever tried to burn an ISO image on your USB drive, you might end up with some missing or unallocated space on your removable USB drive.
Some other day, I was preparing a Linux Live USB disk from the Linux terminal. I burnt the image on my USB and converted it into a live USB disk successfully. That is not what I am going to discuss here. However, when I checked the remaining volume of my 4 GB pen drive, I was stunned – only 752 MB out of 753 was free.

How to Enable Face Recognition Login With Windows

The face recognition is a good authentication system which makes your confidential files or folders more secured. Having the face recognition login system with the Windows computerensures that no one can break into your system without you as there is no chance of stealing your log-in password. In the earlier of this decade, this was a myth for the general computer users since the use of webcams or any security camera with compute was rare.

How to Check if Your Facebook or Gmail Account is Hacked

We often read about someone’s Gmail account or Facebook account getting hacked and think this cannot happen to us as we access these accounts only on our personal laptop or smartphone. This assumption is wrong and you will be surprised to know that your information on such accounts is pretty vulnerable to attacks from hackers. It is easy to be over-confident if you weren’t one of the many whose Ebay account got hacked or whose Yahoo mail account was infected in recent years. If your information has been safe so far without any precautionary measures taken, then, it doesn’t mean that it will remain so forever.

How to Remove Passwords From PDF Files

Adding password to PDF files makes it secure and prevents any unauthorized access. Many organizations like national banks send the monthly statements in the form of password protected PDF files to your registered email account. If you want to save them for later reading, you need to enter the password every time you re-open the locked PDF file. It is better you disable the password lock from the PDF file before saving and avoid putting the password again-and-again. Here is how to remove passwords from PDF files.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Best Voice Changers for Android and iOS

Want to call your boyfriend pretending to be Sarah the girl next door or your mum disguised as Jim Iyke? Meet the best voice-altering apps for Android and iOS

Doesn't it seem boring to be stuck with the same old voice? Or doesn't it unnerve you to hear a recording of yourself speaking? I bet it does. Still, there's no reason you can't change it, even for a little while. Whether you want to call your boyfriend pretending to be Sarah the girl next door or your mum disguised as Jim Iyke – there are tons of voice-altering apps available for both Android and iOS. Some of them record your voice first and send it to a recipient afterwards. Others can transform your voice in real time, while you're speaking. So, go through the list of voice changers I've rounded up for you and pick up the one you'll like the most.

Find Out What's Taking Up Space On Your Disk

Find Out What's Taking Up Space On Your Disk



Today's hard-disks are pretty huge, especially when you compare them to the ones that were available just five or ten years ago. But somehow, no matter how big they are, we always find all kinds of stuff filling them to the top and then wonder why we have no more room to store things that we actually need. If you are looking for the best ways to find out what's occupying so much space on your drive, here are some of the best solutions that I know of.