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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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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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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How to Host a WordPress Site on Raspberry Pi

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If you want the most hassle-free WordPress experience, a managed WordPress host like WP Engine handles all the setup and support so you can focus on your content. It’s what we use to run our own sister sites. But if you don’t have any funds, or just want to flex your DIY skills, then you can use a Raspberry Pi for your WordPress site. Here’s how to set up Apache, MySQL, and PHP on your Raspberry Pi and host websites, both locally and on the web. Why Use WordPress? If you’re looking for a way to host a website with…

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The Best WordPress Hosting Providers

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WordPress is the world’s most popular web-based content management system (CMS). It powers more than 30 percent of the internet’s top 10 million sites. The WordPress software (which you shouldn’t confuse with WordPress.com hosting) is open source, incredibly easy to set up, and entirely free to use. All you need is a domain name and a web hosting plan. Here are the best WordPress hosting providers. 1. WP Engine If you have no web administration experience, you should look into managed WordPress Hosting rather than setting up WordPress yourself on shared web hosting. Typically, managed WordPress hosting is more expensive…

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The Best Smartphone Camera: Google Pixel, Apple iPhone, OnePlus, and More

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These days, high-quality photography is no longer the preserve of those with expensive DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. With a combination of smart software and the latest hardware, smartphones can now give the traditional cameras a run for their money. If you love taking pictures, here are the best smartphones with great cameras that you can buy right now. 1. Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 3 Buy Now On Amazon $699.00 Since their initial launch, it has been widely acknowledged that Google’s Pixel range of Android smartphones has some of the best cameras around. The Google Pixel 3…

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