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Friday, February 17, 2017

What Are MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-256 Hashes, and How Do I Check Them?

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Jaggies

Jaggies (a.k.a. Stair-Stepping and Aliasing) refers to the stair-like appearance of lines when there are not enough pixels in an image to realistically represent it or the output device (monitor or printer) does not have enough resolution to properly portray smooth lines.

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How to Take a Screenshot on Android Wear

Android Wear is a useful and worthy counterpart to your mobile phone, putting notifications and Google Now right on your wrist. The thing is, sometimes you want to capture something that’s on the screen to show someone, or even document a bug. Taking screenshots on Wear isn’t as straightforward as it could be, however.

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How to Delete a Facebook Message

There are plenty of good reasons to delete the occasional Facebook message. Perhaps you're planning a surprise birthday party for your partner or sharing an important password. We're not here to judge the reasons why, just to show you how. So, here's how to delete a message in Facebook Messenger.

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What Are MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-256 Hashes, and How Do I Check Them?

You’ll sometimes see MD5, SHA-1, or SHA-256 hashes displayed alongside downloads during your internet travels, but not really known what they are. These seemingly random strings of text allow you to verify files you download aren’t corrupted or tampered with. You can do this with the commands built into Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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What Are the Eight White Squares Surrounding Resizable Objects Called?

It is the kind of question that if you ask ten different people, you will likely get ten different answers, so what are those eight white squares actually called? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some answers for a frustrated reader who wants to use the correct term in his article.

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How to Create Activity Zones for Your Nest Cam’s Motion Alerts

If you only want a small section of your Nest Cam’s field of view to be subject to motion alerts, you create “activity zones.” That way, you’ll only receive notifications when motion has been detected only in a certain area—like your driveway, for instance.

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How to Automatically Hide the Windows Taskbar

Every bit of monitor space is precious, particularly vertical space. But in Windows 10, the fairly large taskbar takes up real estate even when you don’t need it.

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How to Use macOS’ Built-In “Kill and Yank” as an Alternative Cut and Paste

Everyone knows about cutting and pasting by now. But did you know that your Mac sort of has a second clipboard known as kill and yank?

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How to Configure a Proxy Server on a Mac

When you configure a proxy server on your Mac, applications will send their network traffic through the proxy server before going to their destination. This may be required by your employer to bypass a firewall, or you may want to use a proxy to bypass geoblocking and access websites that aren’t available in your country.

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How to Set Up an Out of Office Reply in Apple Mail for Mac

If you're going to be out of the office for a while, whether for a vacation or a business trip, you can automatically let people know you won't be reading or answering emails during that time using an out of office reply.

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How to Restrict Background Data for Metered Wi-Fi Networks on Android

We’ve talked a lot about how to manage mobile data on Android, but what if your home internet has a data cap too? That can be an issue, especially if your phone starts chewing through your cap with background tasks. The good news is there’s an easy way to get Android to treat specific WI-Fi networks as if they were cellular networks.

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How to Block Someone from Calling, Messaging, and FaceTiming You on an iPhone or Mac

There are few things more annoying than unwanted calls and texts. Even seemingly decent companies sometimes turn to scammy tactics; or perhaps you have a former friend who keeps trying to contact you against your wishes.

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How to Customize Your Icons in Windows

Personalizing your icons is a great way to make a PC uniquely yours. Let’s take a look at the different ways Windows lets you customize your icons.

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