Entries by Tony Patarini

How to Uninstall the Ask Toolbar

Once upon a time, Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves) was primarily a search engine and was even competitive with the likes of Google and Yahoo. Sadly, in the years since then, Ask hasn’t aged so well. In 2005 Ask was acquired by a company named InterActiveCorp, an umbrella organization that owns many other popular websites like […]

How to Uninstall iTunes

I was a little surprised when I found out iTunes was one of the programs people most often search for help uninstalling. But after I thought about it for a minute, it made a little sense. iTunes is installed on millions of computers and one of the first and easiest troubleshooting steps when working on […]

The 3 Most Private Search Engines

I was going to write a big long introduction about why you would want your search results to be private, but I honestly don’t think I need to anymore. We’re all aware that the NSA and probably other government agencies are in the habit of collecting both private and public conversations. And we know that […]

How to Secure Your Computer using Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

Today I’m going to show you how downloading a single program and spending 2 minutes configuring it can substantially improve the security of your computer. With this software installed, your PC will be almost completely hacker-proof. First, you’ll need to download the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) from Microsoft and install it. It’s best to […]

How to Try a New Operating System for Free

The operating system is the most important piece of software on your computer. Every other program on your computer relies on the operating system in order to run. Most people know Windows is an operating system, and many also know Macs have their own operating system that is not based on Windows. But did you […]

How to Find the Source of An Image

Let’s say you have a friend on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or whatever that always posts horrible hilarious pictures. These pictures are so horrible hilarious, in fact, that you’d like to find out where your friend is getting them from. A couple years ago this meant you’d have to randomly surf the internet looking […]

How to Stop Being Tracked Online

Online advertising is a trillion dollar industry. It is arguably the life blood of the internet and the fuel for almost all of the web’s most popular destinations. Google alone is valued at nearly $400 billion and the vast majority of that is from online advertising through its AdWords platform. Facebook, Twitter, and most other […]

How to Search the Web Using Your Voice with Google Chrome

We truly are living in the future. Google has working self-driving cars, Microsoft is testing software that does automatic instant voice translation, and NASA’s Voyager spacecraft has left our solar system and entered interstellar space. All of these developments were merely science fiction 20 years ago. And now you can even search the web without […]

How to Download YouTube Videos

According to YouTube, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute and more than 6 billion hours of video are watched each month. That’s more than 680,000 YEARS of video watched every single month on YouTube. While I’m sure most of those views are from people who only watch a video […]