Pay as you go broadband Internet services are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to costly monthly contract costs for services you may or may not actually use. You do pay a bit more of a premium for the bandwidth you use under these services, but …continue reading
Not long ago, Chris Pirillo mentioned that he no longer uses Google Calendar because of all the spam invites that he gets via Google+. Whether or not Chris has figured out this workaround by now (quite likely), I figured I’d pass it along to those …continue reading
Plagiarism is a serious problem for content creators online. It happens on social networks, blogs, and even traditional static websites. There is so much content online that people seem to believe they can rip someone’s writing off, put their name on it, and no one …continue reading
As computer users these days, we have been bombarded by companies that claim to be able to keep our computers free from malware. However, this may not be the case.
The majority of anti-malware software uses traditional, signature-based techniques in order to detect malware. It …continue reading
We are all keenly aware that Wi-Fi connections — from our home network or place of business — leave us vulnerable to hackers compromising our Internet connections. The unfortunate reality is that some of our neighbors may not be aware of this vulnerability and, as …continue reading
It seems like we hear about a new security breach every few weeks. You don’t have to stay that on top of the news to hear that some company is announcing that it’s been hacked, that customer passwords were compromised, and what the company is …continue reading
Google Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular browsers used today. Due in part to the popularity of Google as a search engine, it’s almost impossible to browse the Web today without knowing what Google Chrome is.
Because of this, it comes as …continue reading
On LockerGnome we’ve got many articles about passwords ranging from how to make your life easier by remembering them to how ludicrous it will become for passwords to remain secure — if it hasn’t already gotten that far. Today I wanted to share a few …continue reading
Earlier this week, LockerGnome was hit with a Denial of Service (DoS) attack and was forced to shutter its doors for quite some time. Readers couldn’t read articles, and writers couldn’t write them. It is truly a terrible thing to happen to any website, and …continue reading
Keyloggers, viruses, and malware are a common threat to Windows users, particularly to computers connected to the Internet. These threats have gradually become more dangerous, and as a result having an anti-virus program installed on your computer is a necessity, not an option. The most …continue reading
Teens these days are incredibly tech savvy, especially when compared to generations past. It can seem incredibly difficult to keep up with the tips and tricks kids are learning today. With every wall you build, you’re creating a challenge for a teen to overcome.
Starting a business is no small task, regardless of what it is your business does. Whether you provide a service, product, or a mixture of the two, your business will depend on tools to help you and your team get more done. Google has evolved …continue reading
It’s not often that LockerGnome gets the opportunity to see things from the perspective of the United Kingdom. I know and completely understand that LockerGnome is based in the United States and can only report on what happens “at home,” but I am extremely pleased …continue reading
Fellow LockerGnome writer Craighton came to me early on Sunday with a problem. Craighton runs a little URL shortening service called ou.gd, and needed some help adding a blacklist checker to the service. This was a major issue, as his Web host …continue reading
A week or so ago, I received an email from Facebook with something quite out of the ordinary: my Facebook account had been accessed from an unknown location. I have encountered this message in the past, of course, but I was usually on vacation, so …continue reading
You might think that you know everything, and that’s fair enough. You’re a savvy LockerGnome reader, after all, and you’ve been around the block a few times. But for every level of expertise you’ve acquired over the years, there’s got to be some question you’re …continue reading
The Web is evolving rapidly these days. In what seems like the blink of an eye, more and more Web applications spring up to catch our fancy and intrigue. However, many people are neglecting to switch to Web-based solutions for their routines, creating stagnation for …continue reading
There is nothing more annoying than trying to browse the Web and having a popup appear every time you navigate to a new webpage. This usually happens with ads, and sometimes with plugins or extensions like LastPass when there is an option to log in …continue reading
Today’s economy is rough. Almost everyone lives paycheck to paycheck, and even then it’s hard to make ends meet. Sometimes, though, you need a little something for yourself, but you still might find yourself without even enough funds to pay for your purchase. Enter …continue reading
Ashley, a member of the LockerGnome community, asks on YouTube:
“What are your views on Web-based CMS compared to hand-coding a Web site? Do you feel that a smaller (lesser known) CMS is as good or better than the more popular products?”
The debate …continue reading