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The 30 Best Torrent Download Sites of 2014
The world of P2P file sharing is changing. Bittorrent file sharing is progressively becoming more restricted by both governments and by civil litigation pressure of distributors seeking to protect their copyright interests. Good torrent sites are being torn down weekly, but a select few continue to survive and provide excellent service to their users. Here are several of those noteworthy sites.
The 30 Best Torrent Download Sites, 2014
October, 2013: several torrent sites have managed to stay on the legal side of the P2P war for now. Here is your visual guide to The Top Torrent Download Sites of 2013...
The Best VPN Service Providers, 2014
The Best VPN Service Providers, 2013
10 Easy-to-Use Search Engines You Should Try
With hundreds of search engines available, 10 really stand out as providing the best overall service, speed, and relevant hits. Here they are: the 10 Most Useful Search Engines of 2013...
What Exactly Does 'Keep Calm and Chive On' Mean?
KCCO is a relatively new pop culture reference on the Web. It has spawned from the cult following of readers at TheChive blog site. About.com explains KCCO here...
Everything You Need to Know to Start Using...
Torrent sharing is the contemporary way to download music and movie files from the Internet. More popular than Kazaa and eDonkey, bittorrent sharing is actually quite easy to learn. Here is a 10-minute tutorial on using bittorrents.
Emoticons and Smileys 101
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FTW: What Does This Common Internet Expression...
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5 Steps to a Good Password
Has no one ever explained to you the secrets to a strong password? These 5 steps will dramatically improve your password strength. It works like this...
What Does the Online Term FLBP Mean?
FLBP is a pop culture expression used to describe chesty women. It is an expression made popular by The Chive community online. About.com explains FLBP here...
Wondering What HMU means? Find Out Now
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Have You Ever Heard of a 'Meme'? What are They?
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DVD+R and DVD-R 101: An Explanation for Beginners
There is a difference between DVD+R and DVD-R media, and this article explains how. Brought to you by your About Guide to Internet for Beginners.
Why the Internet Can Sometimes Be Slow
Your ISP claims that you will get 8 megabits per second Internet download speed. But your computer seems really slow to open Web pages. Why is that? Are there some technical problems that can be fixed by a casual user? About.com explains common Internet speed problems here...
The Best Memes of the Last 15 Years
Here they are: the Greatest Internet Memes, distinguished by popularity over the last 15 years on the Web...
Don't Get Fooled - Simple Ways to Spot a Fake...
There are always bad people who will abuse and deceive others in any system. In the case of P2P file sharing, abusive users will try to spread viruses or attempt to bilk others of cash by spreading fake torrents. Here are some tips on how to spot these fake torrent files before you download them and their embedded viruses.
The Best Hacker Movies
While none of these movies depict what hacking truly involves, each of these stories is memorable in some way as good escapist fiction. Here they are: The 30 Best Hacker Movies, as voted on by a panel of opinionated judges...
A Quick Beginner's Guide to Using Paypal Features
A beginner's tutorial explaining PayPal.com, how it works, and why millions of people use PayPal to make online purchases.
What Is 'NSFW'? What Does NSFW Mean?
You've seen the odd acronym 'NSFW' in emails. Some people even have it on their t-shirts at work. But what exactly does NSFW mean? About.com explains here...
Where to Find the Best Internet Radio of 2014
If you have highspeed internet, then definitely consider these reader favorite radio stations online. About.com lists the top Internet radio stations of 2013 here...
Best VPNs for Torrents and P2P File Sharing, 2014
If you are a torrent downloader, then you will want to consider cloaking yourself with an extra layer of privacy to dissuade agencies from monitoring your file sharing. Virtual private networks are the single strongest means to conceal your torrent downloads and uploads. Here are multiple VPN providers who deliver excellent privacy and speed benefits to torrent users...
The Most Common Tricks that Digital Con Men Use
The 10 nastiest Internet scams and con games of 2014. See examples and explanations here...
What Does 'OP' Stand for in Discussion Forums?
You've seen the expression 'OP' used in an online forum? What exactly does OP stand for? About.com explains this curious OP abbreviation here...
Torrent Download Guide: a Beginner's Intro to...
Torrent downloading is the most popular form of internet use in 2012 (as measured by sheer volume of data). If you want to try torrent downloading, here are the essentials of getting started as a torrent P2P user...
A Quick Guide to Port Forwarding and How to Use...
You hear about 'port forwarding' as a way to improve your download and game speeds, but what exactly is port forwarding? About.com explains how port forwards work, and where you can get information on configuring your own computer ports...
The 31 Most Addictive Websites of 2013
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...
What Is a 'Domain Name'?
Web addressing can be so confusing. There are domain names vs. ip addresses vs. URL's, and no one has explained them to you. Don't fear, friends, About.com is here to help you understand this topic...
How Do You Download YouTube Movies?
Do you want to save a good YouTube movie? You will need to use special websites to save YouTube videos. About.com explains how here...
What Highspeed Internet Choices Are Available...
What Broadband Internet Choices Are Available in 2013?
DVD+R versus DVD-R: The Functional Differences
There is a difference between DVD+R and DVD-R media, and this article explains how. Brought to you by your About Guide to Internet for Beginners. Page 3.
The Top 30 Internet Terms for Beginners, 2014
Whether you are brand new to using the Web and the Internet, or you've been using both for years: here are 30 important terms that are absolutely worth learning.
10 Reasons to Use a VPN for Private Web Browsing
Reasons to Use a VPN for Private Web Browsing
A Beginner's Guide to Torrent File Sharing
Torrent downloading is the most popular form of internet use today (as measured by sheer volume of data). If you want to try torrent downloading, here are the essentials of getting started as a torrent P2P user...
The Biggest Mistakes of a Newbie eBayer
Are you still new to the eBay universe? Are you self-taught, and still working on getting your feedback into the triple digits? If so, perhaps you have committed one of these 10 tragic mistakes. About.com tells us more about the Top Mistakes of eBay Beginners...
What Is 'TTYL'? What Does TTYL Mean?
You see the expression 'TTYL' in online conversations. But what exactly does TTYLmean? About.com explains...
Groupon: What Is 'Groupon'? How Does Groupon...
Groupon is a new, and very popular, deal-of-the-day service. Groupon represents thousands of restaurants, stores, and services in North American cities, and offers discounts to subscribers. About.com explains more about Groupon here...
What Is a Megabit? Is It the Same as a Megabyte?
You will often hear the expression 'megabits-per-second' when talking internet connections. But what exactly is a 'megabit'? About.com explains megabits and megabits-per-second here...
What Is 'ROFL'? What Does ROFL Mean?
You see the expression 'ROFL ' in online conversations. But what exactly does ROFL mean? About.com explains...
What Is 'LOL'? What Does LOL Mean?
You see the expression 'LOL' in online conversations. But what exactly does LOL mean? About.com explains...
How Proper Online Research Works
10 seconds with Google is NOT proper research. Nor is quoting wikipedia when you claim that oil spills cause cancer. True Internet research involves research techniques and a critical thinking mindset. Here is how intelligent people research online...
What Exactly Is 'Codec'? Why Would I Ever Need...
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What Is 'SSL'? What Is 'SSH'?
: What Is 'SSL'? What Is 'SSH'? You see these odd technical expressions around the Net. Techie guys say
What Is the Difference Between the Internet and...
: What Is the Difference Between the Internet and the Web? People commonly use the words "Internet" and
Want to Know What "TDLR" Means? Here's the Answer
: What Is 'TLDR'? "TLDR" stands for "Too Long, Didn't Read". : While participating in an online discussion
What is 'KK'? Is it an online swear word?
You see this peculiar expression in online games or in instant messages. But what exactly does it mean?
Make Firefox Faster with this Easy Tweak
If you can follow some simple hacking instructions, here are three tips to get Firefox 1.0.x performing faster for you, regardless of your bandwidth...
Definition: "Cache" in Computers
: "Cache" is a specialized form of computer memory. In the case of Internet, "cache" is commonly used
Examples of What Good Passwords Look Like
Has no one ever explained to you the secrets to a strong password? Here are several examples of strong passwords, and how you can create your own...
The Stickiest, Clickiest, Most Addictive Sites...
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2014. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...
What Is 'PMSL'? What Does PMSL Mean?
You see this peculiar expression in online games or in instant messages. But what exactly does it mean?
What Is the 'Internet'? Is It the Same as the...
What Is the 'Internet'? Internet for Beginners.
The Top 5 Anti-Spyware Programs
Here they are: The Best Anti Spyware Tools! There are some old friends here, but a couple of new players have joined the fray and set a new standard in the War on Malware. Read more here...
What Is 'Trolling'?
You've seen this expression in online discussion forums, but you are uncertain what it means. What exactly is 'trolling'?
Bitcoins: What's the Big Deal?
Bitcoin digital currency has been around since late 2008. In 2014, this currency is getting more and more respect from the masses as it has proven itself as a viable form of personal wealth. About.com explains more on bitcoins and how they work...
Glossary of Modern Internet Jargon and...
The world of internet conversation and text abbreviations: HMU, ROFLMAO, BISLY, RTFM, IMHO... what does it all mean? About.com has an exhaustive glossary of internet jargon and abbreviation terms here.
Internet Trolls: How They Effect You and Tips...
You've seen this expression in online discussion forums, but you are uncertain what it means. What exactly is a forum 'troll'?
What Is 'DAR'? What Does DAR Stand For?
DAR is an acronym for 'Daily Afternoon Randomness', a term popularized by TheChive photo blog site. While there are other meanings for this phrase, DAR is commonly used to describe collections of interesting photos and curious news. About.com explains more about DAR here...
Text Talk: the World of Texting Abbreviations,...
Mobile internet and 'bite-sized' messaging are the new normal. Since smartphones now travel with people more than their computers do, people now prefer to send texts instead of leaving voicemail or conventional email. Love it or hate it, texting is the new cultural norm. And part of this new norm is the new language of thumb-typed abbreviations. About.com explains the most common texting abbreviations of 2013...
How Do I Avoid Getting Tracked While I am Online?
The RIAA and other digital investigators can trace people's computers. Even worse, outside of North America, oppressive non-democratic countries will eavesdrop on web surfers. This eavesdropping affects anyone online who desires privacy: people in government-oppressed countries, people who participate in chats on abuse or political conscience, whistleblowers and their journalistic contacts, and workers in politcally volatile countries. Here is one way you can maintain your privacy...
What Exactly Is 'Twitter'? What Is 'Tweeting'?
Is 'tweeting' a form of instant messaging? Is it news reporting? Is it advertising? Why is Twitter so popular with celebrities and businesses? About.com answers these questions and explains Twitter here...
RSS - What is 'RSS'?
: RSS - What is 'RSS'? If you are an "Information Junkie", then RSS is perfect for you. : "RSS" is about
Nasty People on the Internet
Here are the nasty individuals who will grief you on the Web: trolls, phishermen, cyberstalkers, scammers, spammers, hackers and more. Don't let your online experiences get tainted by these digital bad guys: know your enemy with this helpful guide from About.com
Definition of Props: What Is 'Props'? What Does...
You see the expression 'props' in online conversations. But what exactly does props mean? About.com explains...
What Is 'TBH'?
You see the curious expression 'TBH' in an instant message. What exactly does TBH stand for? About.com explains here...
What Is '1337' Leet?
What exactly does '1337 leet mean?
Spyware - Malware 101: Understanding the Secret...
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How Do Spammers Get My Email Address?
Have you ever wondered how spam solicitors find your email address? About.com explains how...
What Is an 'IP Address'? Is It the Same as...
: What Is an 'IP Address'? Is It the Same as 'Domain Name'? You see this "IP address" expression more
What Is 'AFK'? What Does AFK Mean?
You see the expression 'AFK' in online conversations. But what exactly does AFK mean? About.com explains...
What Is 'Telnet'? What Does Telnet Do?
You've heard the expression 'telnet' in conversation at the office. You've even seen it mentioned on the Web. But what exactly is telnet, and what does it do? About.com explains telnet here...
What Is 'BRT'? What Does BRT Stand For?
BRT is an expression that often occurs amongst users who regularly chat online. About.com explains BRT here...
What Is 'LOLZ'? What Does LOLZ Mean?
You see the expression 'LOLZ' in online conversations. But what exactly does LOLZ mean? About.com explains...
What Is 'SaaS' (Software as a Service)?
You will hear the expression, 'SaaS', more and more. As the 21st Century marches on, there are going to be fundamental changes to how people use their computers, and SaaS/cloud computing is destined to be part of that. About.com explains more here...
Step-by-Step: How to Configure Your Computer to...
Gamers and Teamspeak 3 Users: here is the visual step-by-step instructions on how to play music in Teamspeak 3 using a single Windows 7 / Vista / XP computer. Page 6.
What Is 'YOLO'? What Does '#YOLO' Mean?
You've likely seen 'YOLO' or '#YOLO' on Facebook pages, Reddit links, and meme photos. This modern expression is the new way to say 'carpe diem!' About.com explains more about YOLO here...
What's an IP Address?
You hear the expression 'IP address' more and more on television and in movies. Yes, your computer has an IP address, your phone has an IP address. Even Coke machines have IP addresses. But what exactly is an 'IP address'? About.com explains here...
What Is 'Jumping the Shark'? What Does It Mean...
What is 'Jump the Shark'? What does it mean to have 'jumped the shark'?
What Is the Difference Between Email, IM,...
Has no one explained the difference to you? Try this short but informative explanation: Email vs. Instant Messaging vs. Discussion Forums vs. Chat
What Is 'Proc'? What Is 'Proccing'?
The term 'proc' is both a gamer noun and a gamer verb. It describes random events in computer gaming. While it's exact meaning is debated, many computer programmers believe that 'proc' stands for 'Programmed Random OCcurrence'. About.com explains proc here...
How to Protect Your Identity on a P2P network
PeerBlock is a powerful firewall product designed for P2P users to protect their computers from unauthorized searches by private agencies and corporations like the RIAA, MPAA, or MediaDefender.
What Is an 'Email Spoof'? Is It a Type of...
: What Is an 'Email Spoof'? Is It a Type of Phishing Attack? : Email spoofing is email fraud and deception.
What Does 'Ermahgerd' Mean'?
You've likely seen 'ermahgerd', or its abbreviated 'gerd' on Facebook pages, Reddit links, or lolcat photos. This modern derogatory expression has come about as both a meme and a verbal expression of 'stupdity'. About.com explains ermahgerd here...
Internet 101: Beginners Quick Reference Guide
Welcome to the exciting world of the Internet and World Wide Web! While there's no owner's manual available for Internet beginners, there is this Quick Reference 'Cheat Sheet' for learning the Net and the Web. If you want to participate online with more confidence, then pull up a chair and join us here at About.com...
Why Does My Internet Disconnect?
You have a fancy highspeed connection, but you keep going offline suddenly. Why does this happen? About.com helps to explain and troubleshoot Internet disconnection problems here...
Cyberstalking: Now More Common Than In-Person...
Cyberstalking is now more common than physical harassment. Using smartphones, text messages, sexting, Facebook, and online forums, cyberstalkers will find you, surveil you, harass you, and seek to victimize you criminally. About.com explains how cyberstalking works, and what you can do about it...
Examples of Good Passwords
Has no one ever explained to you the secrets to a strong password? Here are examples of passwords, ranging from weaker to stronger. Perhaps these examples will help spur your creativity to create your own strong passwords.
What Is 'WTF'? What Does WTF Stand For?
You see the expression 'WTF' used in instant messaging, chat, and even email. But what exactly does WTF stand for? About.com explains.
What Is the 'Invisible Web'?
90% of the Internet is 'invisible' to search engines. As of August 2013, over 450 billion estimated web pages are hidden from Google and Yahoo and Ask.com. Oddly, this invisible content is the most interesting part of the Internet. Here is the explanation...
Wondering What "TMI" Means? Here's the Answer
: What Is 'TMI'? What Does It Mean? While conversing online in a chat room or in an Internet game, you
What is 'pwned'?
: What is 'pwned'? September, 2013 You have seen this peculiar term online, with expressions like "I
Reasons Why Your Highspeed Internet Can Become...
Your ISP claims that you will get 8 megabits per second Internet download speed. But your computer seems really slow to open Web pages. Why is that? Are there some technical problems that can be fixed by a casual user? About.com explains common Internet speed problems here...
What Is a Computer 'Protocol'? How Do Protocols...
You see 'http://' and 'ftp://' in Web page addresses. What are these 'protocols'? How do they affect me? About.com answers these questions here...
What Is 'WBU'? What Does WBU Mean?
You see the expression 'wbu' in online conversations. But what exactly does wbu mean? About.com explains...
The Anatomy of Internet URL's
Tutorial: Anatomy of an Internet URL, an explanation for beginning users.
What Is IPv4? IPv6? Why Is This Important?
Perhaps you've read the IPv4 is 'running out of addresses', and that something called 'IPv6' is going to solve the problem. This is indeed the case, and About.com explains why here...
Tip: How to Fast-Switch to Your Windows Desktop
Have you ever wanted to switch to your Windows desktop quickly? Minimize all those windows at once so you can get to My Computer or the Recycle Bin? About.com explains how you can do that in one keystroke...
Android Tablet Web Surfing: A Quickstart Guide...
Congratulations on your new Android tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? There is much ahead to learn, but the basics won't take very long. About.com has assembled a quick reference guide to getting started with your new Android tablet. Click here for more... Page 5.
Tixati MP3 Music Sharing Software Review
Tixati is still a young product (releases are still in the 1.x version range). But this bittorrent client is an excellent alternative to Vuze and uTorrent. About.com reviews Tixati here...
Review: Why Gmail Is Good and Bad
Gmail has arguably been the king of free webmail. But is it losing its crown to the new Microsoft Outlook.com service? About.com reviews Gmail here, and describes how it stacks up as a modern webmail service.
DVD Discs: +R Versus -R
A semi-technical explanation of DVD media, and how these special cousins to compact discs are changing how we store music and video.
Why Most People's Passwords Are Dumb
Did you know: most people use absurdly simple passwords for their email and online accounts? Yes, indeed, and this was proven in a harsh way when the LulzSec hacker group broke into the Sony Playstation and Sony Pictures networks and revealed the data they discovered. About.com has more on what 37,000 outed passwords reveals for unfortunate patterns...
What Is 'TIL'? What Does TIL Stand for at Reddit?
'TIL' is an expression that has become very popular at the social searching website, Reddit.com. TIL is used to say 'today, I learned', which prefaces a user posting.
Definition: Antivirus
: "antivirus" is protective software designed to defend your computer against malicious software. Malicious
Outlook.com Review
Since 2004, Gmail has arguably been the King of Webmail. But that throne is now being contested by the next evolution of Hotmail: Outlook.com. In a head-to-head evaluation, About.com has identified 15 features that make Outlook.com a standout new offering...
Torrent Sites of the Week:
The world of P2P file sharing changes every day. Private programmers are constantly shifting their torrent offerings, and new torrent sites offer new features every week. Here is a spotlight on two of the torrent search sites available in 2010...
IE8 User Tip: Opening a Link in a New Window or...
Here is a tip that is guaranteed to be useful to all users: how to view multiple web pages side-by-side on your single or double monitor. Using IE8 and some simple keystrokes, multiple browsing windows are very easy to do!
What Is 'W/E? What Does W/E Mean?
: What Is 'W/E? What Does W/E Mean? : "W/E" is "whatever". You will see the same expression spelled as
What Is 'Cloud Computing'?
: What Is 'Cloud Computing'? : January, 2013 'Cloud Computing' is a somewhat nebulous term to describe
GroupMe: Text Messaging for Groups - a Review...
While it's not very sophisticated, GroupMe text messaging is extremely useful. Like a high-velocity discussion forum, GroupMe connects friends, sports clubs, and small organizations through shared text messaging. About.com reviews GroupMe here...
What Is 'DRM'? Why Is DRM So Controversial with...
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Internet 101, Lesson 1: Equipment Checklist
Internet 101: Lesson 1 -- Equipment Needed
What Is 'Zip' and 'WinZip'?: Understanding...
Are you new to zip files and Winzip software? About.com explains how zip files work, and how to send and receive these compressed archives...
What Is a ‘Web Widget’?
Web widgets are small programs embedded directly into web pages. They are quite useful, and some users build entire home pages with them. About.com explains more about web widgets here...
What Is 'BFF'? What Does BFF Stand For?
: What Is 'BFF'? What Does BFF Stand For? : BFF commonly stands for " Best Friends Forever ", a form
eBay Auctions: What do 'NWT' and 'NWOT' Stand...
'NWT' is 'new with tags'. 'NWOT' is 'new without tags'. These are common abbreviation for eBay sellers. About.com explains NWT and NWOT here...
Websites That Will Make You Smarter
The Web is good for at least one thing: a vehicle for transferring useful knowledge between people. If you are interested in improving your knowledge of the world and yourself, then you'll enjoy this list. Here are websites that are guaranteed to make you smarter...
How Plug-Ins Work, and Where to Get Them
A plain web browser just doesn't cut it. In order to fully participate in web culture, you'll need plug-ins to view pdf files, run online animation, view movies at YouTube, play online games, and play music. About.com lists the Top 12 Plug-Ins for modern web users...
The Best Free HD/Widescreen Wallpaper Sites
The Best Free Wallpaper Sites, 2012: Widescreen and High-Definition Wallpapers for Your Landscape Monitor
DJ Music to Your Guildmates in Mumble!
Gamers and Ventrilo users: here is Step 7 of the visual instructions on how to play music in Ventrilo using one Windows 7 / Vista / XP computer. Page 7.
Speed Up Your Dial-Up Connection!
Are you stuck with a slow dial-up internet connection? Short of getting high-speed bandwidth, here is a compression-proxy solution that will get you six- to ten-times regular modem speed while still using your modem connection.
eBay 101: a Primer and Beginner's Guide to eBay...
The world of eBay is both very useful and very vibrant: the range of new and used consumer products is absolutely staggering. To help you navigate the eBay landscape, About.com has developed a quick reference eBay guide. Here is your primer on becoming a new buyer or seller on eBay...
Glossary of Internet Abbreviations, Part 2
The world of Internet conversation abbreviations: BRB, ROFLMAO, TTYL, RTFM, IMHO... what does it all mean? Page 2.
The 5 Best Ways to Block Popup Advertising
Here are the 5 best techniques for blocking and stopping pop-up windows on the Internet.
Zip Files: How to Unzip Them With the Right...
Zip Files: How to Unzip Them With the Right Software. A beginner's explanation of Zip file archives, WinZip software, and how it all works.
What Is 'ASL'? What Does the Expression ASL Mean?
You see the expression 'A/S/L' and 'a/s/l' in online conversations. But what exactly does A/S/L mean? About.com explains...
Try Google Earth: a Magnificent Satellite View...
An introduction to one of the most impressive Google products today: searchable satellite photos of the planet.
What Does 'Yahoo' Stand For?
: What Does 'Yahoo' Stand For? : Yahoo! (spelled with an exclamation mark) is short for "Yet Another
What is 'DD'? What Does DD Stand For?
People regularly use the strange abbreviation 'DD' in forum discussions online. But what exactly does DD mean? About.com explains...
What Is 'ROFLMAO'? What Does ROFLMAO Mean?
You see the expression 'ROFLMAO' in online conversations. But what exactly does ROFLMAO mean? About.com explains...
The Subtle Differences
A semi-technical explanation of DVD media, and how these special cousins to compact discs are changing how we store music and video. Page 2.
What is 'leet' or '1337'?
What exactly does 'leet' or '1337' mean?
What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
February, 2014 Here they are, revealed: the phishing con games of the Internet. They prey on ignorance,
The Best VPN Services for File Sharers, 2014
The Best VPN Services for File Sharers, 2013
How Do You Save YouTube Movies?
Do you want to save a good YouTube movie? You will need to use special websites to save YouTube videos. About.com explains how here...
What Is a 'CAPTCHA' Test? How Do CAPTCHAs Work?
All of us have to deal with CAPTCHA tests online at some time. This is when the web page tries to test that you are a person and not a computer, filling out the online form. CAPTCHAs use scrambled letter photos that require you to type the characters. About.com explains CATCHAs here...
Why Gmail Is Good and Bad
Gmail has arguably been the king of free webmail. But is it losing its crown to the new Microsoft Outlook.com service? About.com reviews Gmail here, and describes how it stacks up as a modern webmail service. Page 2.
What Is 'MT'? What Does it Mean?
You see this peculiar expression in online games or in instant messages. But what exactly does it mean?
What Is 'IMHO'? What Does IMHO Mean?
: What Is 'IMHO'? What Does IMHO Mean? : "IMHO" is "In My Humble Opinion". This expression is used to
What Is 'Haters Gonna Hate'? What Does This...
'Haters gonna hate' is a popular online expression to show individuality and resolve in the face of other people's hateful comments. It is a common caption for memes of people and animals performing strutting and other publicly-contentious stunts.
What Are 'Hyperlinks'? How Do Hyperlinks Work?
If you are new to the Web and the Internet, then hyperlinks are definitely a must-know. Hyperlinks are the heart of the World Wide Web, and work by 'jumping' you to other web pages. About.com explains hyperlinks here...
What Is 'WRT'? What Does WRT Mean?
You see the expression 'WRT' in online conversations. But what exactly does WRT mean? About.com explains...
How Do I Play .Daa Files?
: How Do I Play .Daa Files? : .daa files are movies stored in a special format for downloading, so they
How Do I Remove My Browser Internet Cookies?
: How Do I Remove My Browser Internet Cookies? (continued from related article, What Are Browser Cookies?
The Best Keystrokes for Internet Beginners
Computers are all about automating the repetitive. As an Internet beginner, you'll definitely want to try some of these keyboard shortcuts... these commands will make regular web browsing smoother and faster!
Outlook.com Review, Part 2
Since 2004, Gmail has arguably been the King of Webmail. But that throne is now being contested by the next evolution of Hotmail: Outlook.com. In a head-to-head evaluation, About.com has identified 15 features that make Outlook.com a standout new offering... Page 2.
What Is 'I.M.' and Instant Messaging?
IM and instant messaging are the modern evolution of computer chat. But much more sophisticated than chat rooms of the 1990's, today's IM is about high-velocity communications, file transfers, video conferencing, and virtual meetings. About.com explains IM here...
Cyberlocker: What Is a Cyberlocker? Why Are...
Cyberlockers are 3rd party file-sharing services. While they are completely legal and innocent themselves, they are a big threat to movie and music copyright because of their ability to share files invisibly. About.com explains cyberlockers more here...
What is 'Flash'? Is that the same as 'Adobe...
: What is 'Flash'? Is that the same as 'Adobe Flash'? : Flash was formerly called "Macromedia Flash",
What Is 'DNS'? (What Is Internet Domain Name...
Internet 'Domain Name System' rules can be confusing at first, but the root concept is very simple: establish clear rules on how to name website addresses. About.com explains DNS and domain names here...

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