• Lastpass – the ultimate password solution

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    If you are an internet user, you should know that using the same password for every website is dangerous, because if someone gains access to one of your accounts then they will have access to all of your accounts. The problem we now face is that we have so many accounts, we forget the passwords for some […]

  • Getting started with Yenka for electronics

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    For those electronics hobbyists out there, you may have heard of a wonderful simulation program called Yenka. Although it costs to use in Schools and Businesses, it is free for home use which is really nice. Maybe you want to simulate your project before you solder it all together, or maybe you want to build […]

  • Symmetric and Asymmetric encryption – what’s the difference?

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    Introduction Encryption has been used for thousands of years by governments and the military. Now that the internet has become so central to so many people’s lives, it is important that we secure our communications, and there are many ways to do this. In this essay, I will explore the differences between Symmetric and Asymmetric […]

  • Phil’s software review #4 – Acronis Disk Director 12

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    Managing partitions usually makes me squirm. I use windows, so I’ve never bothered to learn how to use GParted or any other linux software. Accidentally formatting a hard drive is so easy, and trying to clone one by copying and pasting all the files is a massive pain. Acronis disk director solves all of these […]

  • VyprVPN Review

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    Introduction Firstly, I’d like to point out that I’m not a privacy freak. I understand that the NSA and GCHQ can spy on me when they want, and at any point it is possible that a hacker can gain access to all of my files, pictures and emails. Frankly, I don’t do anything dodgy, so […]

  • WordPress themes – where do I start?

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    Millions of websites now use WordPress. Why? Because it is easy to use, easy to set up and easy to customize. One of the main things that you need to download/ buy is a theme for your site. As you can see from geekbraindump.com, the default theme isn’t particularly appetizing, but does an OK job […]

  • Phil’s software review #4 – iolo System Mechanic

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    When I was given a licence of iolo system mechanic to review, I was intrigued. “How could any pc tune-up software be worth any money?”, I thought to myself. I am sure that most of you have used software like ccleaner to “tune up” your pc. Before I found out about iola, I used a […]

  • Phil’s Software review #3 – Ninite UPDATER for easy updates

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    Updating software is a must – out of date programs are one of the main sources of security holes in systems, whether they are home users’ computers or giant business networks. Now, software updates can be a pain, especially for users who can’t write scripts – even then, finding the APIs of the different programs […]

  • Phil’s software review #1 – AllMyTube

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    Thanks to GeekBrainDump, I am now receiving a bit of swag to review. My first gift was a license of Wondershare’s AllMyTube video downloader and converter. I was particularly intrigued by this program because I had been trying to use some of Wondershare’s other software to convert video. If you are from Wondershare and you […]

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