Move over, Space Camp: Coding is quickly growing as a popular activity for kids, and not just for those who dream of being programmers when they grow up. The logical thinking required to code can help kids succeed in school and other day-to-day activities--it's no wonder why big companies are getting behind the effort to help students learn the needed critical thinking skills.
Virtual private networks are already easy to use thanks to the simple desktop apps many services offer. But if you live most of your computing life in the browser even a desktop app might be overkill.
The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. It's a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comes-with-your-PC vision of Windows.
Stoqn Tochev asked about securely erasing sensitive files without destroying everything on his hard drive. I'll discuss SSDs, as well.
When it comes to retouching portraits, whitening teeth is one of the most common edits you'll ever make. In this column you'll learn how to whiten teeth without messing up your original image and without having to make a single selection. As a bonus, this technique works in nearly any version of Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. (For the curious, you can't do this in iPhoto or Photos, but you can do it in Aperture, Lightroom, and Pixelmator.)
The problem of identity is a deep one: how do we know who we are? Apple's problems with identity stem from its superannuated Apple ID system, which carries with it the detritus of generations of past technological choices that it wears around its figurative neck like an albatross.
Rich Wynne wants an easy and automated way to remove broken bookmarks from his browser.
Your PC may not be as essential to you as your smartphone, but chances are it's still pretty damn important. So it's completely understandable if your first reaction is to freeze and freak out when you run into a PC emergency, such as a broken screen, accidentally-deleted important file, or a virus. But panicking is counter-productive, because time is often of the essence.
PCs can be confusing, even scary at times, but the truth is they shouldn't be. That's especially true when it comes to simple hardware upgrades, repairs, or software fixes.