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    • 10 Ways a “Dumb” Phone is Better Than a Smartphone

      10 Ways a “Dumb” Phone is Better Than a Smartphone

      When we shop for a mobile phone these days most of us will probably look for a smartphone with a big shiny touch screen, and a bazillion apps ready to go from the app store. Carriers and mobile shops as well as the tech media are certainly helping this trend. Everybody talks about smartphones and

    • 5 Online Schools That Make Learning Programming Superfun

      5 Online Schools That Make Learning Programming Superfun

      Photo by HackNY With Codecademy launching the Code Year project, and the subsequent launch of Code.org non-profit, there has been a growing movement of people saying that everybody should learn how to program, and even that programming should be included in the new definition of literacy for the 21st century. Considering how much we depend

    • 15 Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

      15 Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

      Since the first commercial operating system (OS) was released featuring a GUI, computer owners have been searching for ways to improve their computer’s performance. Despite the continued and rapid improvement in computer hardware speed, end users continue to look for ways to improve performance. This is especially true for users of the popular Windows OS

    • 5 Gadgets For Parents That Will Help You Stay Focused On The Workplace

      5 Gadgets For Parents That Will Help You Stay Focused On The Workplace

      Nobody told you that it’s impossible to be all things to all people, so you bungee-jumped into the richness of your life and committed to becoming a both a super-professional and a cool parent. Welcome to the world of leaning in, leaning out and doing what it takes to stay focused on workplace responsibilities while

    • Technologies That Can Help Protect Your Privacy

      Technologies That Can Help Protect Your Privacy

      In a previous article on privacy we’ve established what it is, how does digitally networking our world affect it, and in a nutshell, why should we care. We established that the best way to ensure your privacy is through technological means, and in this article I offer an overview of what such technologies are. What

    • 15 Tools That Make Encryption Easy to Use

      15 Tools That Make Encryption Easy to Use

      In addition to simply exercising common sense when posting things about yourself online encryption is the most powerful tool we have for protecting our privacy and security. It doesn’t rely on rules and regulations to protect your privacy, or any other form of trust in third parties to take up the cause for you. Instead

    • Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      I am pleased to announce a new feature here at The Tech-FAQ: practice exams for IT certifications. We have released our first practice exam, 70-410 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012. This practice exam will help our site visitors achieve the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSM certifications from Microsoft. Each time you take the practice

    • Earn Money for Your Favorite Charities by Switching from Google to Goodsearch

      Earn Money for Your Favorite Charities by Switching from Google to Goodsearch

      If you search using GoodSearch, the company will donate 50% of the revenue they earn from your searches to the charity of your choice. You can choose from over one hundred thousand charitable organizations, including the National Constitution Center, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, and FreedomWorks. Each time you perform a web search using

    • 10 Ways Facebook Subtly Changes Your Behavior

      10 Ways Facebook Subtly Changes Your Behavior

      Facebook continues to be the most popular social network, and has basically become as ubiquitous as telephones and televisions once were, almost as if a basic utility. Some actually find it strange when they find someone who isn’t on Facebook. But all that’s pretty obvious. What might not be as immediately obvious is just how

    • When Fantasy Worlds Become Real?

      When Fantasy Worlds Become Real?

      According to some religious myths it is the “word of god” that created “the heaven and the earth”. Ironically, there may be some truth to the idea that “words” have so much power. There is a source code to the universe. Science is the process we use to reverse engineer it. Every new piece of

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