Matt Klein

Born and brainwashed an Ohio State Buckeye, Matt now lives a warm, snow-free life just north of the Texas/Mexico border. He fancies himself a modern-day jack-of-all-trades; favorite conversation starters include operating systems, Android, BBQ, quantum physics, and roller skating.

It seems like some days, our devices rule our lives and the distractions never end. Fortunately, you can manage interruptions with Android Lollipop so you don’t have to turn off your phone or tablet for it to leave you alone.

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EXIF contains a ton of information about your camera, and potentially where the picture was taken (GPS coordinates). That means, if you’re sharing images, there’s a lot of details others can glean from them.

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Don’t you hate it whenever you’re safely at home, and there’s no one else around to access your phone, and yet you still have have to unlock it whenever you want to use it? Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Smart Locks solves that.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop is still trickling to Android users but we’ve already found a stream of great new features we want to talk about. Pinning a screen is nifty little security feature that lets you put your device into a glorified kiosk mode so the user can only use one app.

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Doing stuff on a Mac is supposed to be so easy and intuitive, that it’s surprising when something isn’t. There are several ways to “hide” stuff on a Mac, but only one of them really works well enough for us to recommend.

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Windows has quite a few special folders, and if you add cloud storage, then you probably have more. Regardless, all of them make sense except the Contacts folder. What is the Contacts folder? Does it serve a purpose?

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Android has always done notifications consistently well over its various iterations. In Android 5.0 Lollipop, notifications have gotten even better, giving users specific, granular control over notifications for every application installed on your device.

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Outlook and Gmail have separate address books. They don’t sync, which means that if you change your contacts in one or the other, then you have one address book that remains unchanged. Here’s how to keep your address books synced with free, open-source software.

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As a parent, you have plenty to worry about; what your kids are doing on their computers shouldn’t be one of them. Today, well show you how to lock down your curiosity-prone kids and really take control of your home network with Microsoft Family Safety.

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You can use Microsoft Outlook with just about any e-mail account. If you use something like Gmail or Yahoo! Mail, you’ve probably amassed quite a few contacts, which will need to be imported into Outlook to make it immediately useful.

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Have you ever shot a video on your phone that’s too long because of extra filler? Here’s how to trim videos on your Android device using the default video player, so you only share the good parts.

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Without some layer of protection, your kids are exposed to all kinds of risks and dangers online. Even using the basic security features offered on your router, you probably aren’t doing as much as you could, which is where Windows parental controls come into play.

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Have you ever wished you could just drag and drop a couple files from your computer to your tablet, phone, or laptop? With Filedrop you can, and best of all it’s really easy to use.

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Most home networks rarely have one single type of client connecting to it. Usually, there’s a blend of Windows, Android, iOS, and maybe even Macs. How do you keep all these clients connected while keeping younger users out of trouble?

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Facebook users may have noticed a recent change to its mobile app. When you click on a link, it now opens in Facebook, instead of your preferred, default browser. This is really annoying; here’s how to change it back on Android.

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Most people probably don’t think of themselves as an “administrator” but if you have computers all using the same access point, then that’s what you are. It’s important to understand how to ensure the safety of children using computers on your network.

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Spotlight is Apple’s search feature in OS X and more recently, iOS. In the latest version of OS X, Spotlight has received a beautiful makeover and merits another look.

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OS X has excellent visual clarity and is pretty kind on the eyes right out of the box. But, if you have trouble making out the small typefaces or simply want to make stuff bigger, then there are a few things you can do.

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Do you fill your phone or tablet with stuff to watch before a big trip? If you do, then you know your device can fill up quickly. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do batch conversions of your favorite videos to the ideal size?

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Ever hear a quote or piece of dialog in a movie or favorite TV show and wish you could set it as a ringtone or notification on your smartphone? You can actually, with the free, open-source application Avidemux.

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Storage space on your phone or tablet comes at a premium, and you can’t fill it up with a bunch of big video files. Fortunately, with Handbrake, you can shrink big video files down to smaller ones; more will fit, and you binge watch longer!

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If you’ve ever wished you could create an MP3 from a favorite video file, then today is your lucky day. With simple, open source software, you can strip the audio and convert it to your favorite format in a matter of minutes!

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If you’ve ever wanted to convert a video file, but weren’t sure what to use, then Handbrake might be the program for you. Today we’ll show you how to use it to convert video files into different formats.

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The “Send to” menu has been around since Windows 95; so long a lot of users might have forgotten about it. You may not know it, but you can use “Send to” to smartly transfer files to your Android device.

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There’s a lot you can do with the Google Chromecast but did you know you can cast your screen from your Android phone or tablet to any Chromecast-equipped display? It’s easy, and we’re going to tell you how to do it.

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