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Protecting your accounts with something you know (your password) and something you have (an authentication code) ensures that even if your password is compromised, your data is still protected. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up two-step verification on your Dropbox account.

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9 Ways to Improve Wireless Connectivity for Your Computer

Posted by Guest Post On November - 12 - 2012

Wi-Fi is Broken

Everyone knows how frustrating a sketchy Wi-Fi signal can be. You’re about to send an important file. You’re about to Skype with your sister who lives in Australia. And then the signal goes dead, and your wireless internet goes down without warning. You may even work from home, and the sketchy Wi-Fi means a consistently frustrating day with constant interruptions and less productivity.

Here are nine things that you need to check and fix to make your Wi-Fi work for and not against you.

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HTTPS SecurityThis is a guest post written by David Ritchie.

As the World Wide Web takes on more and more enormous importance in our modern life, the security issues become of the most immediate interest now. The risk of personal information pilfering is constantly increasing. In this regard, such terms as antiviruses and brandmauers are no more strange being widely used. Most people realize that private data such as personal correspondence, account details, passport and phone numbers should be transmitted via secured connection to eliminate or, at least, reduce the loss of valuable information. This article is concerned with HTTPS constituting one of the most popular protocols for ensuring data transmission security.

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Do You Have an iPad or iPhone?

Posted by Rich On August - 28 - 2012

I spend a lot of time out and about and am finding it increasingly difficult to get everything I want to done in my digital world when I get home in the evening. I got my first iPhone in 2008 and and am now on my third. The App Store works really well and I enjoy purchasing good quality, well supported, and frequently updated apps that help me get more done. I’ve considered purchasing an iPad ever since its launch but had a perfectly good laptop I could use. Now, my laptop battery life is just under 10 minutes and, rather than purchase a battery that costs about as much as the laptop is worth (or a little more), I bought a 16GB Wifi iPad.

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[Ended] Giveaway: Wondershare Fantashow [ends July 20th]

Posted by Thomas On July - 13 - 2012

[UPDATE]  Winners have been picked. We received a total of 153 entries for far too few licenses. Winners will receive their license by email. Congratulations to you all. If you didn’t win this time, please try our next giveaway – coming to you soon!

Have you ever wanted to transfer your holiday photos and videos to a DVD or a social website? No need to look any further than to Wondershare Fantashow.

Wondershare Fantashow is a great product for creating videos from still images, combined with movie and music clips. Drag and drop your files into the wizard and press the button. In matter of minutes you have your own video file ready to burn to disk or upload to YouTube. The program is very easy to use, and works right out of the box.

Wondershare is now offering 5 full licenses to the readers of Mintywhite. Read on to find out how you may get your own copy.

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Jabra: One Headset for Your Mobile, Desk, and Soft Phone

Posted by Harry On July - 13 - 2012

At Windows Guides, we usually review software, however after discovering this Jabra system and its integration abilities with a different range of devices and their PC Suite, I was so impressed that I decided to blog about it!

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Jabra Pro 9465 DuoPROS: Intuitive touch screen, headset is lightweight and has a great wireless range, easy to set up, useful updates, add-ons can easily be added.CONS: The price is quite substantial (even though it is worth every penny/cent as it’s so useful!)

VERDICT: An intuitive product with great sound quality, range and brilliant software.

PRICE: £240 (UK) / $260 (US) – for the 9465 Duo (Bluetooth is included)

MODEL REVIEWED: Jabra 9465 Duo with Jabra PC Suite 2.8

PRODUCT: Jabra Pro/Go

DOWNLOAD PC SUITEJabra PC Suite

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