Ryan D. Lang, Author at gHacks Technology News

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A Better Way to Use Ninite

Ninite is a great way to easily install many essential programs. It takes the work out of loading a new computer with the software you need. While there is one thing that […]

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The Details of Amazon's Free Music Storing

Amazon's Cloud Drive service now lets you store previously purchased music for free and any music for free with a paid subscription. Anyone who signed up via buying an album (a promotion […]

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Watch Out for Hardware Keyloggers

Keyloggers are either hardware devices or software which can record the key strokes of a user. Both are legal to own in the US and other countries despite their ability to be […]

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How to Customize Extra Mouse Buttons in Linux

If you are using a mouse, trackball, or touchpad with extra buttons in Windows, chances are the manufacturer has created software to configure the buttons. Rarely do they create such software for […]

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Free MP3 Music for Gamers

Over Clocked Remix is a community driven website that provides a place for anyone to upload remixes of their favorite video game music. Music can be downloaded for free from a number […]

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4 Handy Uses for IrfanView (Besides Image Viewing)

IrfanView is a popular image viewer capable of opening a wide array of common and rare file types. It has an array of features that make it useful in this function, but […]

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Make a Hidden Windows Dropbox Folder

Ever since the days of DOS, every directory has a special folder in it named "nul". You can use this to create a folder that will sync in Linux but not in […]

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The 10 Advantages of Xplorer2

The default file manager in Windows has improved immensely over the years, but there is still room for improvement. A few years ago I switched to Xplorer2 (lite), associating folders and drives […]

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Trimming the Fat in Notepad++

Notepad++ is a great text editor for Windows. It has a lot of features and is very customizable. The downside to the program is that the load times can be noticeable. The […]

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The Lesser Way to Disable Spell-Checking in Google Docs

Have you ever used the word processor in Google Docs and noticed unregistered misspellings? The first thing you should do is check in the View menu to see if Show spelling suggestions […]

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Use Google Docs Like an Admin

Google Docs is a great way to share documents (such as this article), but keeping track of shares can be tricky. That can be remedied with some thought-out collections (folders) and by […]

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An Introduction to IPv6

Right now, most of the world is using IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). The problem is that it does not allow for enough addresses. The world is just too big of a […]

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Network Troubleshooting Basics: Some Simple Steps

This article is the fourth and final part of a series on the basics of network troubleshooting. The tools covered in the previous articles (ping, ipconfig, tracert and pathping) will be combined […]

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Network Troubleshooting Basics: Tracert & Pathping

This article is the third in a series of the basics of network troubleshooting. So far ping and ipconfig have been covered. Now tracert and pathping, which are similar commands, will be […]

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Network Troubleshooting Basics: The Ipconfig Command

This article is the second in a series of the basics of network troubleshooting. Last time, the ping command was demonstrated. Now the ipconfig command will be covered (the Linux/Mac ifconfig & […]

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Network Troubleshooting Basics: The Ping Command

This article is the first in a series delving into the basics of network troubleshooting. It covers what tools to use and how to use them. While this is a basic tutorial, […]

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Why Websites Never Need Your Password

It is common knowledge that a website, such as PayPal or eBay, will never ask for your password. They do not need it, but rarely do we hear about why that is […]

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Why Your Home Router is 192.168.1.1

These days, there is one piece of networking equipment that has become much more common: the router. Many of them actually have the same IP (Internet Protocol) number, 192.168.1.1, and for an […]