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What Determines If a PC Is Able to Be a Web Server or Not?

If you are thinking about setting up a web server, do you need a computer specifically built with that purpose in mind or can you use a more common type of computer? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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How to Create a Virtual Dash Button for Almost Anything Amazon Sells

Amazon Dash buttons are a quick and easy way to reorder products that you use often, but they only exist for certain brands and products. The good news, though, is that if you’re a Prime member, you can take advantage of virtual Dash buttons and quickly reorder almost anything that Amazon sells with Prime.

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by Craig Lloyd #HowToGeek
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How to Make Google Home Pronounce Your Name Correctly

The voice on Google Assistant has gotten better over the years, but it still stumbles sometimes when it comes to names. If Google frequently mispronounces your name, you can correct this in the Google Home app.

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Exclusive: Wikileaks reveals CIA’s MacOS and iPhone Hacking Techniques

As part of its “Vault 7” series, Wikileaks has just released another batch of classified information that focused on exploits, hacking tools and techniques CIA created to hack Apple MacBook and iOS devices. Dubbed “Dark Matter,” this second batch of CIA revelation contains five documents on Mac and iPhone hacks developed by the CIA. The hacking tools and techniques were developed by the

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Which Version of Chrome Do I Have?

Chrome is Chrome, right? You download Google’s browser—now the most popular in the world—and you’d think you have the same experience as everyone else. But like most large software vendors, Google releases Chrome in differing “channels,” testing out features in more unstable versions before they get to the release build that hundreds of millions of people use every day.

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by Michael Crider #HowToGeek
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How to Set Up Google Cardboard on iOS

Want to see what this VR thing is about, but don’t want to plop down a bunch of cash? Google Cardboard is an insanely cheap way to try it out. And, despite being a Google product, it works on iOS as well as Android. Google is fair, y’all.

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by Cameron Summerson #HowToGeek
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How to Take Better Instagram Photos

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks in the world. It’s a place where you can share photos you’ve taken, pictures from the lifestyle you (want people to think you) lead, and much more. While a lot of people are happy to share any old meme on Facebook and other social networks, they’re often far more careful with what posts make it to their Instagram account. With this in mind, let’s look at how to take great photos for Instagram.

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by Harry Guinness #HowToGeek
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How to Turn a Raspberry Pi into an Always-On BitTorrent Box

It’s ideal to have a dedicated machine for your BitTorrent client, so you can seed 24/7. But it’s energy intensive to leave a full rig powered up and online that often. Enter the Raspberry Pi.

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by Jason Fitzpatrick #HowToGeek
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Russian Hacker Pleads Guilty to Developing and Distributing Citadel Trojan

A Russian man accused of developing and distributing the Citadel malware, which infected nearly 11 Million computers globally and caused over $500 Million in losses, has finally pleaded guilty to charges of computer fraud. Mark Vartanyan, 29, who was very well known as “Kolypto,” pleaded guilty in an Atlanta courtroom on Monday to charges related to computer fraud and is now co-operating with

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How to Create and Use Symbolic Links (aka Symlinks) on a Mac

Symbolic links, also known as symlinks, are special files that point to files or directories in other locations on your system. You can think of them like advanced aliases and here’s how to use them in MacOS.

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How to Use Smarthome Door Sensors Around Metal

Open/close sensors, like those included with the Samsung SmartThings kit, are great for automating certain actions whenever doors or windows are opened. But if you’re having trouble getting them to work well, it might be because the metal on the door or window is causing issues with the magnet system that’s used on the sensors. Here’s how you can get around that.

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by Craig Lloyd #HowToGeek
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