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The Ultimate Guide To Landing Your FIRST Web Design Job. How to Build Your Smart Home: A Beginner's Guide. What if all the devices in your life could connect to the Internet?

How to Build Your Smart Home: A Beginner's Guide

Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, garage doors, speakers, lights, doors, windows, window blinds, door bells, hot water heaters, appliances, you name it. Network-attached storage: The smart person's guide. Network-attached storage (NAS) provides file-level access, meaning that users and applications see NAS the same as any other drive.

Network-attached storage: The smart person's guide

NAS became feasible in the 1980s and commercially available in the 1990s. It can be purchased in configurations from consumer-grade (for PC backups or media storage) to enterprise clusters. This guide is an entry-level summary of enterprise options. Executive summary What it is: Traditionally, NAS is a networked box without the complexity or overhead of a file server but with far more storage capacity. What is a VPN: A beginner’s guide. The Beginner's Guide to PC Backup. We all know we're supposed to back up our data.

The Beginner's Guide to PC Backup

We could go so far as to say that a backup of digital data is essential to a person's well-being and peace of mind. (One copy of a file on your computer does not a backup make. Redundancy, people, redundancy.) Why, then, do so many people still not bother to back up? Even after losing an important document, irreplaceable photo, or entire sets of financial records, some still don't take the time. A Beginners Guide to Android Rooting. Android operating system is the most versatile and customizable mobile operating system in the market as of now.

A Beginners Guide to Android Rooting

The real beauty of Android is its open source nature which will give access to the source code and other key information which helps to modify the system to our requirements. Since Android is a Linux-based mobile operating system, developers has found a way to access the root permissions on Android which gives the supreme access to the user. In tinkering terminology, this exploit on the system is termed as Android Rooting. Any Android user with a pinch of curiosity might have come across the word Rooting at least once in a while. Many Android apps requires root permissions on your device to perform advanced tasks. Beginner’s Guide to Regular Expression (Regex) - Hongkiat. A regular expression is a set of characters forming a pattern that can be searched in a string.

Beginner’s Guide to Regular Expression (Regex) - Hongkiat

Regex can be used for validation such as to validate credit card numbers, for search i.e. via complex text matches, and for replacing matched text with another string. It also has great multiple language support – learn it once and you can use it across many programming languages. I've seen few people take a first look at regex, and ignore it completely. I don’t blame them; regex's syntax is complex and will make many cringe just like those command line languages, only worse. But then every new thing is scary and seem impossible to learn at first. About Regex Regex had its roots in neuroscience and mathematics and was only implemented in programming in 1968 by Ken Thompson in QED text editor for text search. How to set up two-step verification for your Apple ID. Microsoft's super-soldier Master Chief, from the venerable Halo game series, will have a busy schedule on Monday.

How to set up two-step verification for your Apple ID

That's because the software company and video game console maker will kick off Electronic Entertainment Expo, the game industry's largest annual trade show, with a press conference dedicated to Xbox. The company will devote much of the show to Halo 5: Guardians, one of the most anticipated games of the year. It launches in October. E3 serves as one of the best opportunities for Microsoft to grab gamer's attention for the next Halo game, as well as set the tone for its Xbox One game console. The Xbox One has finally found its footing with consumers over the last year thanks to aggressive price cuts and a more robust game lineup.

Staying safe on public Wi-Fi. Apple finally started singing a new tune.

Staying safe on public Wi-Fi

The maker of iPhones and iPad tablets on Monday unveiled its first subscription-streaming service, dubbed Apple Music, as its revamped way of presenting songs on its devices. How to Configure Your Router to Make Your Home Network Really Secure. Default router settings put your network at risk.

How to Configure Your Router to Make Your Home Network Really Secure

Not only could strangers in your vicinity use your Wi-Fi without your permission, their freeloading could subsequently reduce your bandwidth, and exhaust your data allowance. More worryingly, their actions even get you in trouble if they used your network for illegal activities, whether downloading copyrighted material or hacking into your devices. Default settings could also invite wannabe hackers to log into your network’s admin panel and hijack your settings. We have summarized the standard router settings that can prevent leeching and unauthorized access to your network. Basic Router Security Settings The following are the bare minimum security-related settings. How To Safely Share Passwords With Others Who Need Them - ReadWrite.

It’s easy to poke fun at companies that treat sensitive information recklessly, sending or receiving plaintext passwords via unencrypted email or chat, or storing customer information in ways that are far from secure.

How To Safely Share Passwords With Others Who Need Them - ReadWrite

Got A New Windows Phone? Get Up To Speed With These Tutorials. Suddenly found that you’re the owner of a new Windows Phone?

Got A New Windows Phone? Get Up To Speed With These Tutorials

Perhaps you made the jump after being convinced by our strong argument for switching. How To Create Your Own Infograph Using Canva. Have you ever tried to create an infograph? I'm sure you've seen many in the wild, amazingly and dynamically delivering statistics and information... and getting incredible amounts of social signals from an increasingly visual online landscape. But if you're like me, lacking the ability to so much as draw a circle in PhotoShop, you might have dismissed the idea of creating infographs yourself as a bad job and moved on. Yet the allure is still there, is it not? Log into Pinterest for just 5 minutes a day and see graphic after graphic, delivering a wealth of information, each one cleverly branded and anointed by your peers and competitors. - Learn Words - English Dictionary. How To Use Skype On Android For Beginners.

Your Android smartphone makes phone calls. This much is obvious. But did you know that your Android tablet can make calls too, with the right app installed? We’re talking, of course, about Microsoft’s messaging and VOIP app, Skype, an app that can revolutionise the way you make calls and connect with people. Widely used over the past 10 years, Skype is a very useful addition to any Android device. So, You Want to See Some Strong Passwords? The (Latecomer) Beginner's Guide To Minecraft. Minecraft first came out in 2009; but just a few weeks ago it debuted on the current console generation.

What makes this game endure, 5 years later – with over 15 million licensed players on the PC/Mac alone? The Beginner's Guide to Skype. Skype, the popular Internet calling app, has been around for quite some time. The (mostly) free service launched in 2003, and has become one of the easiest and cheapest ways to stay in touch with others across the world. Whether you're traveling internationally or want to save money when calling others, Skype has become a great option because it's accessible through computers, phones, tablets, home phones, TVs and even devices like your Xbox One.

Ready to plunge into the Skype action? Here's a quick go-to guide for newbies. 1. Getting started is as easy as any other app. Image: Screenshot Kyli Singh. The Nutshell: A beginners' guide to APIs. Another week, another announcement about an application platform. This week it was Bebo's turn. But if the words 'application' and 'platform' made your eyes glaze over, here's a few pointers: An introduction Websites are built using code. How to easily delete your online accounts.