How to Integrate a Remote SFTP Directory into Windows Explorer
How to Integrate a Remote SFTP Directory into Windows Explorer

If you frequently access a remote SFTP directory, you know all too well what a hassle it is to work only via stand-alone SFTP client. Read on to see how easy it is to integrate the remote directory into Windows Explorer.

Why Do I Want to Do This?

Opening up a dedicated SFTP client for the occasional file transfer isn’t much of a hassle, but if you’re frequently accessing a remote directory for purposes such as uploading torrent or NZB files to a watch directory, making frequent changes to [Read More…]

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Coming Soon: Build Your Own Smartwatch with Blocks
Coming Soon: Build Your Own Smartwatch with Blocks

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Inspired by Google’s Project Ara, Blocks wants to bring the same modular concept to wearable technology devices.

The idea is simple. Pick the “Blocks” you want — a GPS tracker, a heart-rate monitor, a double battery — and clip them together to make a bracelet. Then clip on a screen and the result is a smartwatch that contains only the features you want.

And of course, as those needs change, there’s no need to dump the watch in favor of a new device; just add or remove blocks to c [Read More…]

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Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers
Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers

 

A good Wi-Fi router is essential for any solid home network. The best ones get great range and can serve all of the computers in your home, offer tons of management features so you can control your network, focus on speedy communication, and others even have advanced features like NAS support, printer sharing, traffic shaping, and more. This week, we’re looking at five of the best on the market right now.

ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit RouterP

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Desktop Fun: Rainbows Wallpaper Collection Series 2
Desktop Fun: Rainbows Wallpaper Collection Series 2

The somewhat spontaneous appearance of rainbows make for a wonderful surprise on the occasions when we get to see them. Add some all-natural color to your desktop with the second in our series of Rainbows Wallpaper collections.

 

Rainbows Series 2

 

Note: Click on the picture to see the full-size image—these wallpapers vary in size so you may need to crop, stretch, or place them on a colored background in order to best match them to your screen’s resolution.

 

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Are PCs Dying? Of Course Not, Here’s Why
Are PCs Dying? Of Course Not, Here’s Why

Reports of the PC’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. We’ve all heard that everyone’s just buying tablets and throwing out their keyboards and mice. But if you live in the real world, you see people using PCs every day.

The statistics show that PCs are still selling in large numbers and are used much more than tablets. But we don’t need statistics to see this — we all know that huge amounts of people still use and need PCs.

 

 

Raw Statistics

PC sales are declining fas [Read More…]

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No, It’s Not Always Recording: What You Need to Know About Google Glass
No, It’s Not Always Recording: What You Need to Know About Google Glass

Yet again, someone wearing Google Glass was assaulted and had the gadget ripped off their face. People are upset they’re being recorded by Google. But that’s not how Google Glass works — it’s not always recording you and it’s not always on.

You’ll probably run into someone wearing Google Glass one of these days. You don’t have to like Google Glass, but you should know how it works because it will only become more widespread.

It’s Not Always Recording

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How to Import Multiple Contacts into Outlook 2013 From a Single vCard (.vcf) File
How to Import Multiple Contacts into Outlook 2013 From a Single vCard (.vcf) File

If you have multiple contacts stored in a single .vcf file, and you try to import that file into Outlook, only the first contact will be imported. There is a way around this limitation that allows you to import all contacts from a single .vcf file.

First, you must convert the .vcf file to a .csv file that can be imported into Outlook. This can be done using the Windows Contacts folder that has been available since Windows Vista. You can import the .vcf file into the Contacts folder and then ex [Read More…]

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How to Remove The Hidden Personal Information Microsoft Office Adds to Your Documents
How to Remove The Hidden Personal Information Microsoft Office Adds to Your Documents

Microsoft Office saves hidden metadata in your Office documents, including how long you’ve been working on them, the name of everyone who’s worked on the document, when the document was created, and even previous versions of the document.

Before you publish Office documents publicly or send them to someone, you’ll probably want to check what hidden information the document contains and remove the sensitive data. This metadata can infringe on your privacy or be potentially embarrassing.

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OneDrive is Now Officially Live and Available Worldwide
OneDrive is Now Officially Live and Available Worldwide

Microsoft recently announced their intention to change SkyDrive’s name to OneDrive and add new features in the process. Well, today is the day when it has all gone live. Now you can tuck into all the new OneDrive goodness and even earn extra storage for free!

Image courtesy of the Microsoft OneDrive Blog.

If you already have an account, then everything will be switched over automatically for you. All you have to do is enjoy an even better OneDrive experience.

One of the awesome new perks w [Read More…]

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How Can I Tame The Windows Key While Gaming?
How Can I Tame The Windows Key While Gaming?

Full screen video gaming on Windows has some hazards: tapping the Window key, using any sort of Windows shortcuts like ALT+TAB, or even clicking the mouse in the wrong spot if you’re using multiple monitors can crash your game. Read on as we highlight solutions for each of those problems.

There’s nothing worse than being completely immersed in your game only to have an errant key press rip you out of the moment and dump you unceremoniously back on the desktop. You would think that we’d have a [Read More…]

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