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Udemy Responds To ‘Pirated’ Course Content Criticisms
Udemy, one of the largest sites for online learning, and that also raised $65m in investment back in June, has come under fire for selling courses that contain pirated content from other courses. The site allows people to upload training materials and then charge Udemy users, of which there... Read more
McAfee Labs: Dark Web Sells Credit Card Numbers For 55 Cents
So it turns out you can now buy stolen passwords for the princely sum of just 55 cents. That is according to a new report by Intel Security group, McAfee Labs who claim to have found login credentials and passwords on a video streaming website. That’s right, for less... Read more
Ex Google Employee Owns For One Minute
A former Google employee by the name of Sanmay Ved managed to become the new owner of for the bargain basement price of just $12. On the 29th September, Mr Ved was idly browsing Google domains when he noticed that itself was available to buy. While Ved... Read more
Need To Capture Your Screen in High Definition? Check Out liteCam HD
Have you ever wanted to record your computer screen but don’t know how? All you need is liteCam HD. liteCam HD is really simple-to-use computer screen recorder, which helps you create professional-looking HD videos with ease. liteCam HD lets you record anything on your PC screen. You can record with... Read more
8 Life Hacks Using Your Old Legos
There’s not much that isn’t awesome about Legos, even if you’re solidly anti-pink ones. But unless you’ve got a secret stash of bricks that you pull out to play with in times of mental distress, you’ve probably outgrown them by now. They cost too much to just get rid... Read more
How To Fix Your iOS 8.2 Battery Issues
As was expected this week, as soon as the ‘Spring Forward’ Apple event was over, there was a new update to iOS owing to the Apple Watch. But since the update there have been numerous complaints of poor battery performance across a range of iOS devices. I for one have... Read more
How To Create Fish Eye Lens Effect in Photoshop
When a fish looks up from under the water, it is generally thought that they would see an ultra-wide angle hemispherical image. This is caused by the refraction of light through the water and is known as the Snell’s Window effect. That’s why any ultra-wide camera lens is known... Read more
How To Create Clouds in Photoshop
What does nearly every photo taken outside have in common? No, it’s not an annoying bystander photobombing, we’re talking about the sky here. It’s nature’s canvas and forms the backdrop of most outdoor photos. If it’s a daytime photo then you may have a lovely photograph foreground, but with... Read more
Want to Remove Superfish From Your Device? Good Luck
Once news broke about the months-long intentional consumer activity tracking by device manufacturer Lenovo, it wasn’t long before experts began to look for ways to remove it. Despite early warnings that the only surefire way was going to involve a hammer and the hard drive, that doesn’t appear to... Read more
How To Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop
Introduced in Photoshop CS5, the Content Aware Fill tool is a handy way to remove objects from an image without resorting to fiddling around with the clone stamp tool. With Content Aware Fill, Adobe Photoshop will try its very best to fill any selected area with a best guess at... Read more
Facebook Video Autoplay: How To Stop It
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like autoplay videos on the web or in apps for that matter.  If something catches my eye and I am intrigued about the topic, then I’ll click on it at my leisure, not when forced to. There are some websites that... Read more
How to use Puppet Warp in Photoshop
Introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS5, the Puppet Warp tool is just one of the many ways you can transform an object, but it’s probably the quickest and easiest path to a slick end result. Unlike the tools that allow you to play with the edges and aspects of an... Read more
How To Use Chromecast Guest Mode
One of the many joys of owning a Chromecast is the ability for multiple devices to connect to it. This means if you have several people in front of your television, any of them with a smartphone or tablet can cast content to the screen, add videos to a... Read more
You Can Build Your Own Millennium Falcon Drone
I haven’t purchased a drone yet, but someday I hope to own one. Having written several stories about them, I like to think I have some kind of an idea of what to do vs. what not to do with one of the small flying machines. For instance –... Read more
How To Bypass the Logon Screen on Windows 10
Microsoft Windows, as an operating system, is ok. I say ok, because I like some features of it and others I don’t. In every version of Windows that Microsoft has released, there have been some features that really standout. Windows 10 is no exception. Obviously it is still in... Read more
How To Get The Most From Your Smartphone Battery
Most of us use our smartphones so much that they will use up all of their juice by the end of the day. Likely you will plug your smartphone in at night and then forget about it and fall asleep, knowing that you will wake up to a fully... Read more
Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone
As smartphones get increasingly smarter, it makes sense that we should be able to control more things from just one place. So here are some cool products that you can pair with your smartphone, which will hopefully make your life a bit easier. ICEdot's Crash Sensor Image 1 of... Read more
How To Send Your Parents A Tech Support Package
If you’ve ever made the mistake of offering to help your parents out with their computer, only to realise later that this is a lifelong commitment to offer 24 hour technical support, then Google may have the answer to your prayers. There exists a place online where Google will... Read more