Don’t be a victim – what to do when you receive a call from “Microsoft tech support” offering to fix your PC

Microsoft phone scam: how it works The scammer calls you, and asks for you by name. They say they are a computer security expert from Microsoft (or another legitimate tech company or a Microsoft 'partner'). The 'security expert' is plausible and polite, but officious. They say that your PC or laptop has been infected with... Continue Reading →

You Can Use Facebook To Check When Your Friends Wake Up

In an interesting article on Medium, Søren Louv-Jansen has revealed how one can use a little snippet of code on Facebook’s Messenger site to track a friend’s sleeping habits. While Facebook keeps track of every time you visit the website, the Facebook app, or the Messenger app, it’s creepy to find out that your friends can easily get access to this... Continue Reading →

What is a File Extension?

What are file extensions A file extension, or file name extension, is the letters immediately shown after the last period in a file name. For example, the file extension.txt has an extension of .txt. This extension allows the operating system to know what type of file it is and what program to run when you... Continue Reading →

Most Brilliant Hacks You Need To Know

If you think you've seen all the hacks at tricks? think again. lets start: 1 – Need to note down something quickly? Open a temporary notepad in your browser by typing “data:text/html, <html contenteditable>” into the address bar. (Remember to bookmark and rename it as Notepad.) 2 – Ambient music to boost your productivity: Believe me,... Continue Reading →

YouTube tips and tricks + bonus

YouTube is the third most visited page on the Internet which means you have probably visited the page in the past. These tips and tricks help make your experience more enjoyable and if possible, productive. Play and pause a video Press the spacebar or the 'k' key on your keyboard to play and pause a... Continue Reading →

comm command and diff command

Compare Contents of Two Directories from the Command Line  To compare and list the different contents of two directories without the extra output you get through commands like diff, you can use the comm command instead. To get started, launch Terminal and type the following command, adjusting the directory paths as appropriate: comm -3 <(ls... Continue Reading →

Use ditto to Copy Files & Directories Intelligently from the Mac Terminal

Most longtime command line users rely on the cp command to copy files and directories, but Mac OS X offers another solution with the ‘ditto’ command. Ditto is slightly more advanced but can be advantageous to ‘cp’ for several reasons, as it not only preserves ownership attributes and permissions but also file resource forks and... Continue Reading →

Use Windows shortcuts on your Apple keyboard

Here's how keyboard functions are mapped to Apple keyboards by the Apple Keyboard Support driver in Windows. All keyboards Use these keys on your Apple keyboard for these Windows functions. Windows logo: press Command (⌘) Backspace or Delete: press Delete Enter or ⏎: press Return Alt (left): press Option Alt GR (right): press Option + Control Pause/Break: press fn + Esc Applications: This... Continue Reading →

Startup key combinations for Mac

Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup. Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs. These combinations work with Intel-based Mac computers. Hold during startup Description Shift ⇧ Start up in Safe Mode. Option ⌥ Start up... Continue Reading →

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