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  • How to Send Email to Any Cell Phone (for Free)

    You’re at your computer, and your friend is out with their phone. You want to send them a message, and your phone is dead. What do you do? Okay, this scenario isn’t that big a deal. Sure, ten years ago it may have required some pondering, but now there are any number of answers. You could send an email, fire off a Facebook message, or hit them up on Twitter. They use iMessage, right? All of these methods are available on a desktop. But if you’re talking to someone who isn’t carrying around a smartphone, these options don’t work. Why wouldn’t someone have a smartphone? Well, they may...

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  • The 7 Most Common Tactics Used To Hack Passwords

    When you hear “security breach,” what springs to mind? A malevolent hacker sitting in front of screens with Matrix digital text streaming down? Or a basement dwelling teenager who hasn’t seen daylight in three weeks? How about a powerful supercomputer attempting to hack the entire world? The reality is that all of those situations can come down to one simple facet: the humble — but vital — password. If someone has your password, it is essentially game over. If your password is too short, or easily guessed, it is game over. And when there is a security breach, you can guess...

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  • 5 Best Sites for Photo Essays and News in Pictures
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    You know that you can read the news in a paper, listen to it on the radio, or watch it on TV. But not many know that you can also see what’s happening around the world as photos or slideshows. Journalistic photo essays have been around for some time now. Life magazine revolutionized this new style of consuming news and information. But now that Life has stopped, where should you go to see the news in an interesting new way? 1. Time’s LightBox for News, Life for Archives Before we go further, you should know that all the archives of...

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