Guy McDowell

Joined December 2008

With 20+ years of experience in IT, training, and technical trades, it is my desire to share what I've learned with anyone else willing to learn. I strive to do the best job possible in the best manner possible, and with a little humour. Keep in touch: Twitter - Facebook - Google+.

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6 Awesome YouTube Videos To Help You Learn Android Development

30th June, 2014

Want to learn how to develop Android apps? Then these YouTube videos are perfect for you.


10 Easy & Quick Online Mockup Tools That Help You Imagine Anything

27th June, 2014

Make the best use of instant-creation technologies, with your own mock-up designs. Mock-ups help evaluate, fix flaws, and tweak designs before creating them. Design just about anything with these tools.


DIY Droid: 6 Apps To Help With Your Next Home Improvement Project

6th June, 2014

Imagining your summer home renovation project? Get started with some Android apps to help you every step of the way, from inspiration to planning to building.


Keep Up With The Latest Data Leaks – Follow These 5 Services & Feeds

5th June, 2014

Oh eBay! How could you let this happen!? All of those passwords lost, all of us scrambling to change our passwords. Why doesn’t this happen to anyone else? It does. Daily. And it will continue to happen if companies and governments continue to ignore the security of your data. For you, Joe Sixpack and Joan […]


How To Securely Delete Files From Your HDD Or SSD In Windows

3rd June, 2014

Did you know files never actually get deleted? That’s why they can be recovered; by you or someone else. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, learn how to securely delete files.


9 Proven, Tested Tips To Extend Your Android’s Battery Life

30th May, 2014

No matter how long your phone’s battery life lasts, there are ways that you can definitely make it last longer. Let’s take a look at some different ways.


Is Your Android Leaking Information? Check With ViaProtect

8th May, 2014

Ever wonder just who your Android communicates with in the background? Perhaps you’re not as inquisitive (or paranoid) as I am, yet you should give this app a try anyway. What your Android device tells others, and who those others are, just might surprise or shock you! The primary goal of the viaProtect app, developed by […]


3 Dash Cam Apps For Android, Compared: Which One Can Protect You Best?

2nd May, 2014

Should you spend a few hundred dollars on a stand-alone dash cam or should you use the camera and GPS device you already have – your Android smartphone? Let’s find out.


Buying A Paper Shredder For Your Home Office

16th April, 2014

Not concerned about identity theft? How about cyberstalking? Are you sure that no one is going through your garbage? How about your paper recycling? Sure, no one is parking beside your house and going through the bags, but what about after it’s picked up? Dumps aren’t renowned for their security. You should consider getting a […]


How To Format A Write Protected USB Flash Drive

2nd April, 2014

32GB of sweet USB flash drive storage space just sits in your office drawer, ironically taking up space. Why? Because it’s write protected and you can’t format the stupid thing! Or can you?


Don’t Fall Foul of the Scammers: A Guide To Ransomware & Other Threats

1st April, 2014

There are people making millions from meddling with your computer. Every click and e-mail can bring you within reach of them. How do you protect yourself? By learning what techniques they use and what you can do about them. Here’s your guide to ransomware and the other threats that you might encounter. Ransomware Ransomware is […]


How Microsoft’s Windows Could Win Its Users Back

18th March, 2014

Can Microsoft afford to lose 30% of its market share? That’s how many people are still using Windows XP today. Time to re-invest into a new Windows, one that works, is lean, and open.


LOCKiosk – Make Your Kid’s Android Tablet or Phone Safer

14th February, 2014

Talking with your kids and teaching them better ways to use their Android is a great start, yet there are many ways they can make mistakes and get into trouble with a phone or tablet.

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Turn Windows Into A WiFi Hotspot & Share Your Internet Connection

13th February, 2014

You’ve got an Internet connection via a network cable. Can you wirelessly share that connection with other devices? Can you make your Windows computer run like a WiFi router? In short: Yes!


Now Is The Time: Tips To Go Online & Plan For Your Retirement

5th February, 2014

Now is the time to start planning for your retirement. Now is the time to take control of it, and put the responsibility back into your hands. Work at it with some web tools.