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April 10, 2019

How to Unblock Live TV Streaming When You’re Abroad

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We can all understand why TV channels like the BBC and Comedy Central are blocked when you’re abroad, but that doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to unblock streaming services. As an expat for more than a decade, unblocking streaming services has been an ongoing battle for me. I’ve tried various VPNs, smart DNS providers, and (to my discredit) endless other not-necessarily-legal approaches. Recently, I’ve settled on CyberGhost. The VPN makes it super easy to access international versions of Netflix, BBC live streams outside the U.K., and any other geo-restricted service you want to watch. Here’s how…

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April 5, 2019

How to Create Textures in Photoshop CC

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Adobe Photoshop CC has many tools that can help you design a better image. One of which is the Filter Gallery, where you can create textures to your heart’s content. We’ve all seen textures before—ranging from digital snake scales to tree bark—but how do you create textures using Photoshop? In this article we’ll show you how to create a texture in Photoshop CC. And then explain how to apply that texture to another image. Step 1: Set Up Your Document As always, the first thing you need to do is set up your file. There are no specific dimensions required…

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April 4, 2019

8 Ways to Make Traveling With Your Mac Secure and Simple

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Though you may be tempted to leave your laptop at home when you travel and make do with just your phone or tablet, sometimes you can’t get around it. When you have to bring your MacBook on a trip, use these tips to make it easier and more secure. Why You Need Your Mac When You Travel Your Mac is more than just a touchless iPad with a keyboard. While a tablet is great for quick usage, having a proper laptop is much better for tasks like blogging and photo editing. If you plan to cover your travels on your…

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