Black Friday 2019: Best VPN Deals this Year

A commercial VPN is your best bet to enjoy desired privacy from ISPs and the government, tracking websites, and digital spam companies. It can help you access blocked content, overcome geo-restrictions for streaming sites, and even provide faster online speeds if are worried about your bandwidth being throttled. It’s time to get yourself an amazing Black Friday deal on some of the best VPN products in the market. 1. CyberGhost With over 5500 servers across more than 90 countries, CyberGhost offers some of the widest range of IP addresses to choose from. This Romania-based VPN provider firmly lies outside the scope of “14 eyes” and… Read more

7 of the Best Hacking Apps on Android

Android has an app for everything. If you are a network administrator, professional pen tester, or someone who is aspiring to be a white hat hacker, you can use your Android device to perform basic to comprehensive scanning and testing to gather information and find vulnerabilities. Here are some of the best Android hacking apps you can try. 1. DroidSheep Unlike the similar app FaceNiff, which is limited to a set list of websites on which it can hijack web session activity, DroidSheep is capable of sniffing out web activity profiles on pretty much any website. It works by monitoring activity on a Wi-Fi network… Read more

Take Your Walk Indoors with WalkingPad A1 Foldable Treadmill

I dread the arrival of fall every year. Not that I don’t find beauty in the autumn colors, but it’s what fall represents. It means cold and snow are on the way and means an end to walking outside. I love a good brisk walk, but I’m not a fan of the cold and won’t do it once the temperature drops too much, leaving me to rely on my indoor workout routines. Treadmills can be great, but we’ve resisted getting one because they just take up so much room. That’s why I was intrigued to learn about the Kingsmith WalkingPad A1 Foldable Treadmill. I was… Read more

How to Prevent VLC from Resizing Its Window to Fit Video Resolution

If you have ever used VLC to play videos, you might have noticed that every time you select a video with a different screen resolution, the size of the VLC window changes dimensions depending on the resolution of the new file being played. A low-resolution file would play in a tiny window, and the next high-resolution file you play expands the window until it blocks everything else from view. It can be quite annoying having to constantly change the window dimensions of the VLC player when you are playing several files one after another with different screen resolutions. Here’s how to stop it from happening…. Read more

Black Friday Deals: 4 Cheap Gaming PCs Under $500

Black Friday 2019 is here, and that means we’ve tracked down the best deals on the internet for a budget gaming PC. There are a lot of things to think about when looking at a cheap gaming PC under the $500 mark, with the most important being the graphics card (or GPU), followed by an SSD and a decent processor. These deals we’ve tracked down aren’t going to last forever, and the next time you’re likely to find comparable prices will be in the January sales. The below PCs will by and large play all the latest games at decent frame-rates, so if you want… Read more

10 Tips and Tricks for Using Google Drive

If you’re only treating Google Drive as a file dump, you may be vastly underusing its potential. Its current version offers everything from a complete office suite to advanced collaboration features and syncing with diverse applications. The following tips and tricks for using Google Drive will help you achieve more simplicity and efficiency for day-to-day work. Related: Can’t Upload Files to Google Drive? Here are a Few Fixes 1. Pull Out Text from Images Google Drive lets you pull out text from images using its optical character recognition (OCR) feature. Just right-click on any PDF or JPEG/PNG image file, and open it with Google Docs…. Read more

How to Easily Open Multiple Files with SpaceFM in Linux

If you work with many types of graphics files each day, you probably also use different graphics apps to open and edit them. And you’re probably wasting a lot of time without even realizing it. Theoretically, you can select multiple files, right-click on them and select the program you want from the “Open with” option in the context menu. This doesn’t work every time, as the application you want to use doesn’t always show up as the “default” programs. If you’re using a customizable file manager like SpaceFM, you can add a menu to its toolbar that allows you to quickly open multiple files with the application… Read more

Your 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Top Tech Gifts Under $99

The holiday season is just getting started, and that means you’re probably beginning to get presents for the people on your list. Here’s a handy 2019 holiday gift guide for shoppers on a budget who want to purchase tech gadgets. 1. Fitbit Inspire Fitbit Inspire is the perfect gadget for any health nut you know who wants to track their fitness level and other aspects of well-being. It’s an entry-level Fitbit that doesn’t skimp on features. The wearable keeps tabs on activities all day and automatically recognizes when the wearer does something fitness-related. There are sleep-tracking and food-logging components on this wearable, too. ($49.95)… Read more

How the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) Could Decentralize the Web

Let’s imagine that you are downloading the latest memes, and you waited patiently for the download to finish. The meme, of course, is fire, so you send your friends a link. They get the file from your phone, then start sharing with their friends. At this point, the meme is living on a few dozen devices, so when someone new gets the link, they actually end up connecting to several other people and getting a few pieces from each of them, making the download pretty much instantaneous. Thanks to the Interplanetary File System, the very real, surprisingly easy-to-use system just might be our key to… Read more

4 Free Alternatives to Daemon Tools

Daemon Tools remains the most renowned tool for the creation of virtual discs out there. Simply put, if you have an ISO, VHD, FLAC, or any number of disc image files types, you can run them on your PC without having to burn them using a physical disc drive. But the full-featured version of Daemon Tools doesn’t come free, which isn’t ideal if all you’re looking to do is just some simple image mounting. Also, the Daemon Tools installer tries to foist extra third-party software onto your PC, which is a big no-no for us. There are several… Read more