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The World Wide Web is full of gadgets, apps, software and more, making it hard to keep up with it all! Luckily, we are on top of digital news and have the low-down on everything in the technical world without the techy jargon. Start with overviews on web development, mobile, and SEO to get familiar with or refresh yourself on the tech basics. Check out our Troubleshooting section to get to the bottom of the problem that is bugging you. Then dive deeper into subjects like learning the Best Hosting Companies and Best Online Backup services or which Activity Tracker to use. And, that’s just the start. We’ve got everything from 101 articles, to in-depth reviews and comparison tables on all things web.

Best External Hard Drive: LaCie vs WD vs Seagate vs Toshiba vs HGST

Hard drive on table: Best External Hard Drive

You went to your computer and moved the cursor around. Nothing happened. Panic has set in. All your pictures, documents and files are on that computer. Your family pictures from the past 10 years, vacation pictures from last summer, tax files, grad school papers and more are saved to that computer. And now, it’s all lost. If you had purchased an external hard drive and backed up your computer you would still have all of those files. But you didn’t, so now they’re all gone. Hopefully you’ve never found yourself in this situation but, just in case, we’ve done a megaton of research to make our recommendations for the best in various categories so you can pick which will work most effectively for you. Because, now you know just how important it is to backup your data…

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Stop Spoof Email In A Poof!

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We recently had a problem where the root email address associated with a few domains was being spoofed to death. That is, spam messages were arriving and being processed as bounce messages but not being deleted. As a result, our inbox would fill rapidly, putting our disk quota at risk of being exceeded. How to solve this problem? Read on…

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Best WordPress Security Plugin: Wordfence vs Sucuri vs Sitelock vs JetPack & More

Server up close (caption: Best WordPress Security Plugin)

Every web platform has security vulnerabilities. WordPress, however, is by far the most popular content management system (CMS) around the world, making it an especially attractive target for hackers. These cyber criminals spend a ton of time and energy identifying WordPress vulnerabilities. So how can you protect your site? See which products we’ve uncovered in our best WordPress security solution reviews. We’ve included several options for your specific needs, including WP plugins, cloud-based services, and more…

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SMTP E-Mail Server Settings For Gmail, Office 365, Yahoo, And Hundreds More

Notebook with outgoing mail servers

If you’ve tried setting up your mail client and are struggling getting it to send your emails, you’re most likely dealing with what’s called an SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), or outgoing mail server. The mail client will ask you for your “smtp server” but we continually get messages from readers that they’re left scratching their heads as to what that is. We are continually updating the list of outgoing mail servers below based on user requests. The table includes outgoing mail servers from around the globe. We’ll also show you how you can skip the need for an outgoing server altogether, which is especially useful if you’re on the road…

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SEMrush Review: The Best All-Encompassing SEO Tool?

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SEMrush is one of the most popular all-in-one SEO solutions on the market, because it includes a lot of functionality that you have to pay for separately in other tools, all in one package. It is updated very frequently and new features are added all the time. And while it’s not the least expensive tool on the market, it stacks up well vs the competition. How well exactly? Our experts dive in to find out in our comprehensive SEMrush review…

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