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How to Change the Windows Firewall's List of Allowed & Blocked Apps

Windows FirewallWindows Firewall is a security feature built into Windows that helps block unauthorized access to your computer while permitting authorized communications to and from your computer. It has been improved in each new version of Windows. With Windows 8.1, this tool can filter both inbound and outbound traffic or set rules and exceptions, depending on the type of network to which you're connected. In this article we will show how to edit the list of allowed apps and features. You will learn to edit existing connection rules, add new apps to the list of exceptions or remove them from it.

How to Use the OneDrive Troubleshooter to Fix Your Problems

OneDriveIf you have problems with OneDrive and your files are not synchronizing correctly, you may want to consider trying the official OneDrive Troubleshooter that's offered by Microsoft. It is a small troubleshooting wizard that you can download and run in order to fix your problems. Here's where to find it and how it works:

The Benefits and Shortcomings of Using Windows Phone's Wallet App

Wallet appThe Wallet app from Windows Phone is a convenient way to store financial data and use it to make purchases. This all sounds fine and dandy but why should you use this app to store your data? What are the benefits for doing so? And what are the possible problems you might expose yourself to? In this article we will get a bit philosophical and share our arguments for each side of the coin. Enough "how-to" articles, don't you think? :)

How to Secure the Data Stored by Your Windows Phone's Wallet App

Wallet appThe Wallet app is great for adding your financial information and then using it to make all kinds of payments on your Windows Phone. But, if someone gains access to your smartphone, he or she can make purchases that you might not approve of. For example, what if your child figures out your Windows Phone password, sneaks up on you and buys the first game that attracts his attention? That's why Microsoft has added the possibility to set a separate PIN, specifically for the Wallet app. Once that is set, nobody can make purchases on your Windows Phone without knowing and typing the PIN you set.

Simple Questions: What is the Windows Firewall & How to Turn It On or Off?

Windows FirewallThe Windows Firewall has been included in each version of Windows for the last decade and it is a silent tool that keeps our systems safe from all kinds of network threats. Because it is a silent ally, doing most of its work in the background, few users interact with it on a regular basis and even fewer know what this tool is and how it works. That's why, in this article, we will explain what the Windows Firewall is, what it does, how to find it and how to enable it or disable it, depending on whether you want to use it or not.

How to Purchase Windows Phone Apps & Games Using the Wallet

Wallet appThe Wallet app in Windows Phone is the place where you can store information about your debit or credit cards, Microsoft gift cards, PayPal accounts, boarding passes and even event tickets. But how do you use all the data stored by this app? In this guide we will see how to use the data stored by the Wallet app to purchase apps and games on your Windows Phone smartphone.

How to Use Bitdefender Parental Control to Restrict Your Child's Activity?

BitdefenderIn a time when online privacy is a highly debated topic, those of you who have children are likely thinking about how to protect them from inappropriate websites, games and all kinds of information that's not suitable for them. That's why many security companies offer parental control features, including Bitdefender. In today's article we will take an in-depth look at the Parental Control features included in Bitdefender security products, explain what they do and how they work. Let's get started:

How to Manage Your Downloads in the Internet Explorer 11 App

Internet ExplorerWeb browsers are usually the most used software when it comes to downloading files. This is why managing downloads has to be simple and intuitive, so users can find their way easily through the files they downloaded in the past. Because Internet Explorer 11 app for Windows 8.1 is a relatively new web browser, we will share with you everything you need to know about downloading and managing downloaded files in this browser.

Simple Questions: What Is Telnet & What Can It Still Be Used For?

Telnet ClientWhile surfing the Internet you may have stumbled on the term Telnet. Some people might have made fun of it, others may have had fun with it while others may still use it because they are nostalgic and the love the good-old-days. For those of you who don't know what Telnet is and its "relevance" in the modern Internet, read this article. We share a bit of Telnet history, the security implication of using it and some modern-day uses for this old-timer of the Internet.

5 Fun & Geeky Things You Can Do With the Telnet Client

Telnet ClientIt is 2014 and Telnet is not exactly the world's most popular protocol. Very few people know about it and you can say without being contradicted that this protocol is almost dead. However, there's a small but active community out there that is still using it for several reasons, including for having fun. We've done a bit of research and here are five fun things you can do with the Telnet Client in Windows:

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