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Techmantium is a technology blog covering a wide range of technology topics and life hacks, including desktop PC, smartphones, tablets, Raspberry Pi, software, security, operating systems, mobile, storage, servers, gadget hacks and technology companies such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

Here you will find my tutorials on everything from making the switch from Windows to Linux, building your own cloud server, working with a Raspberry Pi. You can also find my tech gadget reviews, privacy and security articles and some hardware hacks.

 

Have You Tried Turning if Off and On Again?
12th December 2013Hardware
If you have ever asked your IT support department to fix a problem you've been having with your computer, chances are they'll ask "Have you tried turning if off and on?"
Why Privacy Matters
30th November 2013Privacy & Security
Privacy Matters. It's a hot topic at the moment with the Edward Snowdon leaks, conspiracy after conspiracy over mass government surveillance in the name of freedom. Apparently, if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear, but what does privacy mean to you?
Living Online Without Javascript
1st November 2013Privacy & Security
Javascript used to be a tool for enhancing a web page through the actions of client side scripting (running in your browser, not on the server). In recent years, Javascript has become more of an annoyance than an enhancement and is increasingly used to bypass privacy and security settings, tracking your actions and analysing you every movement online.
iTunes - Still the Worst Software Ever Made!
30th October 2013Windows
A new stereo in my Defender for music and running out of options to make the thing work, I contemplate dusting off my iPod and installing iTunes for Windows again. Let's see how things compare to my last experience with it and if anything has changed.
Disabling Zip Files Integration in Windows 7
17th October 2013Windows
Improve performance of Windows 7 by disabling indexing and integration with ZIP and CAB archives.
Installing MCrypt and cURL on Ubuntu Server
16th July 2013Linux
For some unknown reason, the default installation of PHP on Ubuntu Server does not install two popular (and often required) extensions - MCrypt and cURL. This guide shows you how to install and configure these two extensions.
Introduction to Hacking
10th July 2013Privacy & Security
An essential guide on how websites get hacked through software exploits and bad programming practices. The guide shows you the tools hackers use, what they look for and how to protect your code from vulnerabilities, exploits and eavesdropping.
12 Fantastic OneNote Productivity Tips
7th July 2013Windows
As a recent convert to the awesomeness that is Microsoft's OneNote, I thought I take a few minutes to share some of OneNotes top productivity tips that actually work!