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2 huge reasons you need a VPN

While in Syria, Nouhran ran a blog under a hidden identity through which he examined the country’s situation from a liberal point of view and aimed to provide a voice for the millions of ethnic and religious minorities. Nouran used a VPN daily to unblock social media websites and stay anonymous …

5 Best Free Anti-Malware and Anti-Spyware Tools for Windows 10/ Windows 8.1

We all know that there are hundreds of viruses, malwares, spywares and other Trojans waiting on the Internet to attack your PC and steal information. …

Malware

bettina rheims photographs the complex worlds of prostitutes, prisoners, and celebrities

A new retrospective of the French photographer's work displays portraits of Madonna and Mila Jovovich, female inmates and transgender youth.<p>French photographer Bettina Rheims was a disciple of Helmut Newton, and his influence is visible in her work. Many of her series echo the sexually charged …

Wells Fargo Conversations

Connecting with your past can help you plan for your future.<p>Are you sandwiched between raising kids and caring for an aging parent? Here are tips for …

Finance

Paranoid Android is pretty much over

Paranoid Android has long been considered one of the most popular custom ROMs available on Android. Unfortunately, it looks like the development team might be throwing in the towel sometime soon.<p>It’s no secret that the team has been slowing down as of late. After OnePlus hired a handful of key …

Nature-Inspired Tattoos Combine Vintage-Style Etchings of Fauna and Flora

Pony Reinhardt‘s naturalistic monochromatic tattoo pieces reflect deep artistic flair and amazing talent. Her intrinsic tattoos are rich in detail and visual texture, and often feature elements of the natural world with a modern twist. She tattoos using vegan ink with plant-based glycerin, and is …

Body Art

A Return To Native Roots, Traced In Ink

In a small tattoo parlor in Anchorage, Alaska, Greenlandic artist Maya Sialuk Jacobsen uses a thin needle to pull an inky thread through the skin of her friend's wrist.<p>"It's loose," says her friend, Iñupiaq artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum. "I put on a few pounds so she'd have something to work …

22 Stupid Easy Tips That'll Make Windows 10 So Much Better

YASSS THE START MENU HAS RETURNED.<p>In <b>Settings</b> > <b>Privacy</b>, scroll down to <b>Feedback & diagnostics</b>. Then under <b>Diagnostic and usage data,</b> select <b>Basic</b>. This doesn't fully turn off the feature, but with this option, your device will only send <i>limited</i> health and performance feedback to Microsoft.

These Were the Devices Used for Camera Moves Back in 1993

Here’s an interesting little video showing the various camera rigs that were used to shoot movie scenes back in 1993, from steadicams to RC …

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

The 6 Posing Tricks Celebrities Use To Photograph Better

Kick your selfie game up a notch.<p>We don't know about you, but we're untagging far too many Instagram photos to feel totally confident in our candid-taking abilities. And considering that Hollywood stars are virtual masters, we're studying up on the super-sneaky ways they elongate their limbs, cinch …

Microsoft's new Edge browser: Boon, bust or both?

A growing portion of Windows 10 users last month ran the new Edge browser, according to one analytics firm. But another metrics vendor claimed the …

These are the 5 apps you’ll want to download this week

App stores are crowded places these days, and because storage space on your phone is often at a premium, you’ll want to fill it with not only the …

Fun and Easy Ways To Sync Your Android To Windows 10

Continually plugging in your phone to your computer in order to move files can be daunting and time-consuming, to say the least.<p>However, if you use …

John McAfee: How no one got laid on Ashley Madison

<i>John McAfee is one of the most influential commentators on cybersecurity anywhere in the world. His new venture — Future Tense Central — focuses on</i> …

Infinite mailboxes: How to add accounts to Windows 10 Mail

Windows 10 is a big step forward for Microsoft devotees, if not everyone. The new operating system is packed full of forward-thinking features and …

Windows 10

TechSpot: Top 10 Hidden Windows 10 Features

Anyone that’s been using Windows 10 for a few weeks now will realize just how massive of an update the operating system is. Microsoft has made a …

Windows 10 Shortcuts: That Windows Key Does More Than You Think

Down at the lower left of most standard Windows PC keyboards there is a key with the Windows logo on it. It sits between the Ctrl an Alt keys to the left of the space bar. Most people know that pushing it brings up the Start menu (or toggles to the Start screen depending on your version of …

Windows 10 Tip: Use Your Google Account with Mail, Calendar and People

While Gmail and Google Calendar users were shut out in Windows 8.1, that’s no longer true in Windows 10, where the Mail, Calendar and People apps …

6 Coolest Things You Can Control with Cortana in Windows 10

Advertisement<p>Working with Windows 10? How Do You Rate Windows 10? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Do You Rate Windows 10? [MakeUseOf Poll] Microsoft needs …

Windows 10: Microsoft's 'evil spy services' can be disabled with this simple trick, hackers claim

Microsoft users were furious when they learned that Windows 10 was watching them.<p>Now they have been urged to fight back by a anonymous hacker who has …

How to access Windows 10’s secret Start Menu

Did you just wake up from a month-long nap? News flash: Windows 10 is here! Microsoft’s hotly anticipated next-generation desktop and tablet …

Microsoft Snip finally brings a better way to screenshot on Windows

A new beta app from Microsoft aims to make taking screenshots on touch-enabled Windows 10 computers <i>a lot</i> easier.<p>Microsoft Snip offers an easier way to take screenshots, annotate them and even add audio to them. Once installed, the app floats at the top of the screen so you can quickly take a …

Software

It’s not just Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8 are also tracking you – here’s how to stop them

Windows 10’s warm reception has been sullied by concerns over data collection, usage tracking and spying, which is enabled in the new operating …

Windows 10 One Month Anniversary: 10 Things You Should Know

It doesn't feel like it, but somehow it's already been a month since the release of Windows 10, and we've seen over 75 million users already jumping …

This app will improve your Windows 10 experience and it’s completely free

It can be difficult to separate the successes of Windows 10 from its failures in regards to user privacy, but the latest operating system from …

David Cameron: captain of the starship Enterprise | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Alan Dyer/Alan Dyer/Stocktrek Images/Corbis<p>Space, the final frontier...<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/17/1439851313513/3eeef9cb-f393-4475-96cd-eab228c4b567-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alan Dyer/Alan Dyer/Stocktrek Images/Corbis<p>Space, the …

14 Essential Sources for Getting Up to Speed in Science

There are seminal books, movies, articles, and more that you’ve been meaning to get to but just haven’t made the time for. Well, the time is now, so …

This Ultra-Thin Solar Charger Can Power Up Your iPhone On The Go

That’s changing. A powerful new charger called Solar Paper, thinner and lighter than an iPhone 6, can fully charge a phone almost as quickly as an …