How to Share Files and Printers in Windows

You want to share your Windows documents, photos, videos, and printers with other people or with other computers. In Windows 7 and 8.1, you could create and manage a homegroup to share these items with other computers on your home network. Unfortunately, Microsoft retired the homegroup …

VPN Protocols: What they are, How they work

Even plain-language discussions of VPN protocols can seem confusing to the average user. After all, there are a lot of acronyms, statistics, and underlying networking concepts to parse. Luckily for you, we’ve written this brief (but comprehensive) rundown of everything you need to know to choose …

How to encrypt files with FinalCrypt on Linux

Need to encrypt and secure your files on Linux? Want an easier to understand encryption tool? Try FinalCrypt! It uses symmetric one-time-pad file encryption to increase security. Install FinalCrypt FinalCrypt is an excellent piece of encryption software, but sadly mainstream Linux distributions are not carrying it …

How to access Google Drive on Linux with Open Drive

Google doesn’t plan to support its Drive Service on the Linux desktop. Thankfully, over the years, many third-party sync clients have come on to the scene to bridge the gap. Open Drive is yet another great way to access Google Drive on Linux. Open Drive isn’t …

How to play/pause background Chrome windows

Controlling media, especially on Windows 10, is still a bit of a clumsy process. If you have the right drivers installed, and you’re using a compatible app, you can play/pause media from the dedicated keys or the Function keys on your keyboard. Unfortunately, not all apps …

How to enable closed-display mode on a MacBook

Laptops, whether they’re branded MacBooks or generic ones running either Linux or Windows, are powerful. In many cases, they are as powerful as desktop computers and can be used in their place. A laptop has the added benefit of running on a battery and being portable …

How to get Google Photos on Linux

Google has an excellent online photo service. It is unrivaled, and nobody in the tech world offers up something quite as easy to use, or as packed with features. Unfortunately, the Photos tool doesn’t have a native desktop application for Linux users, which means if you …