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How To: Detect all computers connected to your wi-fi network

In this tutorial, we learn how to detect all computers connected to your Wi-Fi network. To begin, go to the website, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/netframework/aa569263.aspx. Once you are on this site, download and install the program. Once it's installed, open the program and then look for the MAC address. Once you find this, go back to the website and enter this into the MAC address line. After you do this, you will be able to see what computers are listed on your network. If you see any ...

iOS Security: How to Untrust Computers Your iPhone Previously Connected To So They Can't Access Your Private Data

If you've ever connected your iPhone to a computer before, you know iOS prompts you to "Trust" the computer and enter your passcode to confirm. According to Apple, trusted computers can "sync with your iOS device, create backups, and access your device's photos, videos, contacts, and other content." That's a lot of permissions to hand off, especially if the computer's not your main laptop or desktop.

How To: Use Social Engineering to Hack Computers

Today I am going to teach the various ways that you can use social engineering to hack a system. For those of you that have followed my past tutorials, you know that social engineering can unlock a world of possibilities. This is because no matter how many firewalls, no matter how many patches there are on a server, the password is kept in the minds of people...and people, are not as smart as computers.

How To: Unauthorize other computers from within the Apple iTunes store

Need help figuring out how to remotely unauthorize a computer from accessing a file you've downloaded from iTunes? This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Deauthorize all computers in iTunes

You may not realize it but when you buy music or movies from iTunes, you have to authorize it to be used on a computer and you can only authorize five computers. It's pretty easy to buy and replace computers and if you don't de-authorize the old ones, one day you will download a song and it will tell you that you have reached your five computer limit. At that point, what do you do if you don't have any of those computers anymore? Now Apple has put a fix in iTunes itself. Go to the iTunes stor...

How To: Authorize and deauthorize computers in iTunes

Authorization allows you to copy your music store purchases to other computers and burn them to CD and protects the artists. Each computer you use to play your purchase must be authorized using your music store account. You can authorize up to 5 computers; yours is automatically authorized.

How To: Transfer music files between computers in iTunes 9

How to use Home Sharing in iTunes 9 to transfer music files to another computer. First make sure both computers have iTunes version 9 installed. To check this go to the iTunes 9 menu next to file in upper left and select the about item. On windows machines this will be in the help menu. In the computer with the music files we need to make sure the iTunes library is nicely organized. Again go to iTunes menu, this time open the preferences menu, and advanced icon. Check mark both sections "Keep...

How To: Clone computers across the LAN

In this video the instructor shows how to clone computers across the Local Area Network using BartPE and Selfimage. To do this first we will have an original computer. Now create the image of the hard drive of the computer and share it on the network drive. Now, using that image from the shared folder you can start the clones of other computers by overriding their hard drive using this image of the main hard drive. Using this technique you can clone multiple computers which are the exact dupl...

How To: Sync iTunes on multiple computers with Home Sharing

In this video tutorial, we learn how to share content from an iTunes library with multiple computers with the Home Sharing feature. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including a complete demonstration detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Access blocked websites on school computers

In this video you will learn how to get past website blocks on your school network. Some school computers have command prompts blocked. If this is the case then you will want to open a notepad. In the notepad type command, then save as something school related, making sure the file name ends with .bat. Do not save it on the desktop, but rather in a folder deeper on the unit. Once you've saved it, make sure no one is looking, then open the file. It will bring up a blank black window. In the bl...

How To: Defrag your computers hard drive to increase its speed

This video will show you how to defrag your computer's hard drive to increase its speed. To defrag your hard drive, do the following: Go to 'Start', 'All Programs', 'Accessories', 'System Tools', 'Disk Defragmenter'. Select the hard drive that you wish to defragment, and select 'Defragment'. Depending on the size of your hard drive, this process could take between one and two hours to complete. After the process is complete, your computer will be uncluttered and will hopefully run a little fa...

How To: Transfer your iTunes library between two computers

In this video, we learn how to transfer your iTunes library between two computers. Now, open up your computer drive and go to the backup menu and find your music. Clear all the music you have in there currently, then add your current music library to your backup file. After you copy this to a backup CD, install iTunes on the other computer you will be using. After you do this, close iTunes and then insert the backup CD into the computer. Once this loads, you will be able to transfer the music...

How To: Use three apps to sync your home and work computers

In this installment of her Work Smart series, Gina Trapani returns to explain how to use three diverse applications to better synchronize the contents of your home, office, and whatever other computers you might have. They are Googledocs, Dropbox, and Evernote, and each one can help your files become easier to access from wherever you might be computing.

How To: Find out IP addresses and shut down computers

In this video we learn how find out IP addresses of websites and shut down the computers with those IP addresses. To do this click "start", then "run" then type command prompt. In the command prompt type "tracert website" (example tracrt Google.com) then hit enter. Various IP addresses should be returned. Then in the command prompt type "shutdown-i" and hit enter, this opens the remote shutdown dialogue. In this dialogue you can add the IP addresses and adjust the various other options then c...

News: Polish Artist Recycles 300 Dead Computers into Giant Installation

Electronic waste (or e-waste) is becoming a bigger and bigger problem thanks to the rapid growth of technology. In 2009, the United States produced 3.19 million tons of e-waste in the form of cell phones and computers. It's estimated that 2.59 million tons went into landfills and incinerators with only 600,000 tons actually being recycled or exported. Recycling programs just aren't cutting it, so what's the next best thing? Art.

How To: Remotely Control Computers Over VNC Securely with SSH

VNC is a great protocol that you can use on Windows and Linux machines to remotely control computers. This is useful if you need to control your computer when away from home, help your grandma check her email, or help a client with a disk cleanup. VNC is secure in the sense that it requires authentication in order to make the connection, but after that, the data is sent over the internet unencrypted. This means that an attacker could sniff your traffic and snoop everything that's going on. Th...

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