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How to Share Files and Folders Using the OneDrive Website

OneDriveWe all know that OneDrive is great for storing files online, granting you access to your data from any device with an Internet connection. While that certainly is enough to make the service worthwhile, it isn't the only feature worth getting excited about. OneDrive doesn't only make it easy for you to access your own files, it also makes it easy to give others access as well. Want to show your entire family a collection of photos of your child on Christmas but don't want to snail mail discs? Want to collaborate on a paper but can stand emailing it back and forth? Do you want to transfer a file to a friend that's too large to email? Well stop wondering how to do it and read on to learn how to share your files and folders using OneDrive.

How to Edit or Remove Your Recent Messages When Chatting on Skype

SkypeSurely, when chatting online with someone, there were times when you have brought "disgrace upon yourself" by misspelling words or saying things without thinking. And there was no way for you to undo the harm done. Before choosing the wrong messaging client for daily use, we suggest that you take a look at Skype. It is one of the few chat services that allows you to edit or delete recent messages, before they are forever stored in your chat history and cause more harm than good. Here's how this hidden feature works when using both the desktop client and the touch app for Windows 8.1.

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.

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 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.

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