e-Why, What & How

Your guide to Web & mobile tools, products, apps & services, & how to use ’em.

7 Siri alternatives for Android: Google Now, Cortana, & more

Our phones aren’t merely devices we use to call the people we like (and some folks that we don’t). They’ve become friends. No, they’re now life partners. We take them with us everywhere, even places we would never take the people we love, like the toilet. We cuddle up with them at night and start our day with their company. But this relationship isn’t one of pure affection. Our phones serve us. They’re personal assistants. No matter how many times you ask your phone the same question, it doesn’t get annoyed. Even when it doesn’t know the answer, it will try.

5 popular apps that will enrich your Instagram experience

As Instagram users, we all look for apps that will add to the charm of pictures we share. There are so many apps out there that help enhance that image you took before uploading it on Instagram that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to zero in on the right ones. But fret not. We bring you 5 apps that you can use to promote your images, give them a vintage look, or even send them off as pretty holiday postcards.

How to pin Websites from any browser to the Windows taskbar

The Windows taskbar is extremely customizable, and it’s worth setting up just right so all of your favorite programs are a click away. However, you’re not limited to just desktop software on your taskbar. Using Chrome or Internet Explorer, you can easily pin any Website to your taskbar for one-click access.

Quick tips you can use to make a better LinkedIn profile

It can be hard to think of social media as something useful. But it actually can be a very valuable tool in many situations. There’s no site where this is more true than LinkedIn. It takes all the familiar trappings of a social networking site & switches the premise from connecting with friends to connecting with current & potential business partners.

You can be tracked when in private browsing

Private browsing is private, right? It’s in the name. Private browsing. Well, in 99% of cases, it is. You open a special window in your chosen Web browser, & use it for stuff you’d much rather wasn’t stored in your browsing history. When you’re finished, simply close it, & everything will be forgotten. Except, that isn’t always the case. There are severals ways in which private browsing can be defeated. Some of them don’t even need all that much work.

8 plugins to extend & secure your KeePass password database

It took me a long time to be persuaded to use a password manager. I was always a notebook & pen type of guy when remembering passwords, & the paranoid part of me thought there was probably a backdoor in these apps that sends the passwords back to the developers. Yes, I wear a tinfoil hat.

Backing up your Microsoft Outlook emails made simple

For a lot of people, archiving & backing up old emails seems complicated & insurmountable, but it really doesn’t have to be very complicated, especially if you’re an Outlook user. Microsoft Outlook stores emails to a data file called either a PST or OST file. PST stands for Personal Storage Table, & OST stands for Offline Storage Table. In both cases, these files contain all of the emails you’ve sent or received from the accounts loaded into your Outlook client. Archiving & backing up emails is simply a matter of setting up Outlook to archive old emails to a special file, & then setting up a schedule to archive those files to some safe location for long-term storage. In this article you’ll see just how simple this process is.

YouTube’s new viral feature lets you see trending videos

It seems nearly everyone these days is obsessed with viral Online Content. From the never-ending stream of “fails” to the latest political gaffe, there’s always something new being uncovered on the Internet. YouTube has rolled out a new page that will give you yet another way to see what’s hot at the moment. The new YouTube Trending Page collects recent videos that are surging in popularity based on their view count, number of comments, & other sites linking to them.

How Instagram filters work, & can you tell the difference?

As Instagram continues to add new & interesting filters for its users, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get a handle on which filter works best with what kind of image. So we figured we’d do something about it. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about what each filter does, what it’s best used for, & we’ve got some examples for you to look at.