e-Why, What & How

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


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.


Li-Fi Is 100x faster than WiFi, but what’s the catch?

Li-Fi, or Light Fidelity, is suddenly in the news these days because an Estonian company called Velmenni conducted a real-world test where it was able to transfer data between devices at 1 Gbps, which is roughly 100 times faster than Wi-Fi in the real world. In lab tests, the fastest recorded speed was 224 Gbps!


How to quickly find out who owns any Website

There are many reasons why you might want to find the owner of a given Website. Maybe they don’t have a contacts page & you want to propose some kind of business. Maybe your favorite Website is stagnant or dead.


Developing mobile Web apps: When, Why, & How

There are 6.8 billion people on the planet, 5.1 billion of whom own a cell phone (source). And today, an ever-growing percentage of these devices are smartphones. According to a recent Pew Research Center Study, the number of users accessing the Internet on their smartphones has more than doubled in the past 5 years, as has the number of users downloading & using mobile apps. Of those who use the Internet or email on their phones, more than a third go Online primarily through their handheld devices. Indeed, mobile computing is becoming increasingly ubiquitous… & it’s awesome.


How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1511 now

You may have heard that a major Windows 10 update has arrived. The Windows 10 “Fall Update” or “Version 1511″ needs 20 GB of disk space to be installed. It’s worth updating as there are some nice features, but as usual, not everything has gone according to plan. It wouldn’t be the Microsoft we know & love, if there wasn’t some kind of screw-up somewhere along the line.