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ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos: The α and Ω of Creating Obscure Passwords

ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos: The α and Ω of Creating Obscure Passwords
ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos: The α and Ω of Creating Obscure Passwords As some Microsoft Operating System geeks know, you can type many more characters than are on a standard keyboard by using the ALT+NUMPAD combination technique. For example, by holding down the ALT key, typing 234 on the number pad, then releasing ALT gives you the Ω character. I'm writing this article mostly because when I search around for information on the topic of ALT+Number key combos I find pages that are lacking in details. 1. 2. I'll cover the 2nd point more in an upcoming article. 1. 2. Microsoft has the following to say on the subject of ALT+NUM key codes: Shortly I'll explain explain the first two methods further. First, make sure you are using the number pad and not the top roll number keys, only the number pad works for this. The chart below shows the relevant key codes to get various symbols. Links: ASCII and Unicode and other character encodings

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How to hide files in JPEG pictures If you’re looking to hide files on your PC hard drive, you may have read about ways to encrypt folders or change the attributes on a file so that they cannot be accessed by prying eyes. However, a lot of times hiding files or folders in that way requires that you install some sort of software on your computer, which could then be spotted by someone else. I’ve actually written quite a few articles on how you can hide files and folders in Windows XP and Vista before, but here I’m going to show you a new way to hide files that is very counter-intuitive and therefore pretty safe! Using a simple trick in Windows, you can actually hide a file inside of the JPG picture file! You can actually hide any type of file inside of an image file, including txt, exe, mp3, avi, or whatever else. Hide File in Picture In order to accomplish this task, you will need to have either WinZip or WinRAR installed on your computer. Create a folder on your hard drive, i.e. Now here’s the fun part! And that’s it!

The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide Dropbox, the app we all (at least many of us) know and love, has a plethora of advanced uses to make life so much easier in managing data between multiple computers and online. We’ve posted several roundups of tips and tricks for Dropbox and now we present our ultimate toolkit and guide. We’ve pulled all our tips and tricks together and added quite a few more. Additionally, share your Dropbox tips and tricks and we’ll update the list to share the fun with everyone. Dropbox? Not familiar with Dropbox? Is Dropbox a web app? Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers. Dropbox Tour The secondary component of Dropbox is the web app. So what else can you do with Dropbox? Tips & Tricks Dropbox seems to have an ever growing list of fun things you can do with the app, so instead of scrolling through one massive list to find something that interests you, use the list below to skip straight to the section you’d like to read. Basic Tips List Advanced Tips List Basic Tips Mac