ITworld How-to http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/18/all en Unix: Better network connection insights with mtr http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/433991/unix-better-network-connection-insights-mtr Traceroute is still a great tool, but mtr (&quot;my traceroute&quot;) provides even more insights when you&#039;re looking into network routing problems.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/433991/unix-better-network-connection-insights-mtr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/433991/unix-better-network-connection-insights-mtr#comments Networking Operating Systems How-to opensource mtr Ping round trip Sandra Henry-Stocker traceroute troubleshooting TTL Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:08:17 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 433991 at http://www.itworld.com 4 free mobile apps for finding parking http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433837/four-free-mobile-apps-finding-parking Frustrated by spending too much time searching for parking? I&#039;ve got four free apps to help cut the frustration and find you a spot fast.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433837/four-free-mobile-apps-finding-parking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433837/four-free-mobile-apps-finding-parking#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech How-to free Haystack MonkeyParking parking apps Spot SpotHero Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:22:12 +0000 Preston Gralla 433837 at http://www.itworld.com How to enable shortcodes in Wordpress widgets http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets Shortcodes in Wordpress are small snippets of text that you can enter into a post or page body which trigger a larger function to run at that position. It’s the equivalent of inserting a program inline with your content and it’s useful in many scenarios. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this power in sidebar widgets as well?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets#comments Development Open Source Software How-to plugins wordpress Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:28:38 +0000 mombrea 433763 at http://www.itworld.com How to get top trade-in dollar for your old iPhone while waiting for the new one http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433421/get-top-trade-dollar-your-old-iphone-while-waiting-new-one Planning on selling your old iPhone so you can buy the iPhone 6 when it launches in several weeks? Here&#039;s how to make sure that you get your top trade-in dollar.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433421/get-top-trade-dollar-your-old-iphone-while-waiting-new-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433421/get-top-trade-dollar-your-old-iphone-while-waiting-new-one#comments Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech How-to Gazell Guzu iPhone iPhone 5 iPhone 6 iPhone launch NextWorth trade-in uSell Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:24:05 +0000 Preston Gralla 433421 at http://www.itworld.com 5 great Siri tips http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433111/5-great-siri-tips Want to get more out of iOS&#039;s digital assistant Siri? I&#039;ve got five great tips for you.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433111/5-great-siri-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/433111/5-great-siri-tips#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Software How-to IOS secrets Siri Tips Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:42:11 +0000 Preston Gralla 433111 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Cozying up to ethtool http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432943/unix-cozying-ethtool If you&#039;d like to know a lot more about your ethernet interfaces than ifconfig will ever tell you, it&#039;s time you take a look at ethtool.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432943/unix-cozying-ethtool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432943/unix-cozying-ethtool#comments Networking Operating Systems applications How-to ethtool interface NIC query statistics Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:39:42 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 432943 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Viewing your processes through the eyes of /proc http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432024/unix-viewing-your-processes-through-eyes-proc The /proc file system brings the processes on your Unix systems into view in some very useful ways, but only if you take the time to cd over to /proc and see all it can tell you.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432024/unix-viewing-your-processes-through-eyes-proc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432024/unix-viewing-your-processes-through-eyes-proc#comments IT Management Operating Systems How-to operatingsystems /proc kernel processes settings statistics Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:31:12 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 432024 at http://www.itworld.com 5 free ways to get faster Wi-Fi away from your office and home http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/431764/5-free-ways-get-faster-wi-fi-away-your-office-and-home Find yourself at public Wi-Fi hot spots that don&#039;t seem so hot? I&#039;ve got five foolproof ways to speed up you connection.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/431764/5-free-ways-get-faster-wi-fi-away-your-office-and-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/431764/5-free-ways-get-faster-wi-fi-away-your-office-and-home#comments Mobile & Wireless Networking How-to adblock plus Ookla Speedtest speed test speedspot.org speedup travel wi-fi Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:43:32 +0000 Preston Gralla 431764 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Gaining network insights with tcpdump http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/431128/unix-gaining-network-insights-tcpdump Think you know what&#039;s happening on your network? Pull out tcpdump and you might be surprised how much it can tell you.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/431128/unix-gaining-network-insights-tcpdump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/431128/unix-gaining-network-insights-tcpdump#comments IT Management Operating Systems How-to security capture frames packets sniffer tcpdump Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:22:44 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 431128 at http://www.itworld.com Russian hacker breach: Five ways to better protect your passwords http://www.itworld.com/security/430802/russian-hacker-breach-five-ways-better-protect-your-passwords It&#039;s still unclear exactly what passwords were stolen by Russian hackers, and how dangerous the breech might be. But whether or not you&#039;re affected, here are five ways to keep your passwords safe.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/430802/russian-hacker-breach-five-ways-better-protect-your-passwords" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/430802/russian-hacker-breach-five-ways-better-protect-your-passwords#comments Data Protection Security How-to hackers passwords Russian hacker breach security strong passwords Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:45:11 +0000 Preston Gralla 430802 at http://www.itworld.com 5 great free addons to boost Chrome and Firefox security http://www.itworld.com/security/430389/5-great-free-addons-boost-chrome-and-firefox-security If you want to protect yourself against snoopers, hackers and more when browsing the Web, you need these five great security addons for Chrome and Firefox. They&#039;re all free, and they&#039;ll all help increase your online security.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/430389/5-great-free-addons-boost-chrome-and-firefox-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/430389/5-great-free-addons-boost-chrome-and-firefox-security#comments Data Protection Security Software How-to adblock plus Disconnect free HTTPS Everywhere LastPass privacy Privacy Badger security snoopers web browsing Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:58:55 +0000 Preston Gralla 430389 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Top networking commands and what they tell you http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/430210/unix-top-networking-commands-and-what-they-tell-you If you find your thrill delving into the networking side of Unix, you&#039;ll find that there are lots of commands to give you all the insights you might want.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/430210/unix-top-networking-commands-and-what-they-tell-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/430210/unix-top-networking-commands-and-what-they-tell-you#comments Networking Operating Systems How-to itcareers ifconfig netstat network nslookup Ping tcpdump traceroute Whois Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:55:44 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 430210 at http://www.itworld.com 5 great free VPNs for Chrome, Firefox, mobile, and beyond http://www.itworld.com/security/430007/5-great-free-vpns-chrome-firefox-mobile-and-beyond If you&#039;re worried about your privacy online, check out these five great free VPNs. They&#039;ll keep you safe from prying eyes and are a cinch to use.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/430007/5-great-free-vpns-chrome-firefox-mobile-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/430007/5-great-free-vpns-chrome-firefox-mobile-and-beyond#comments Mobile & Wireless Networking Security How-to CyberGhost VPN Hola Unblocker Hotspot Shield VPN privacy snooping Virtual Private Network VPN VPNBook ZenMate Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:43:08 +0000 Preston Gralla 430007 at http://www.itworld.com How to move your domain and Outlook mail to Google Apps and Gmail http://www.itworld.com/demand-software/429532/how-move-your-domain-and-outlook-mail-google-apps-and-gmail Do you have a domain with email that you want to move over to Gmail and Google Apps? We&#039;ve got help. Preston Gralla recently made the move himself. Here&#039;s how to move the domain and email, complete with &quot;gotchas&quot; you should watch out for, based on Preston&#039;s hands-on experience. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/demand-software/429532/how-move-your-domain-and-outlook-mail-google-apps-and-gmail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/demand-software/429532/how-move-your-domain-and-outlook-mail-google-apps-and-gmail#comments On-demand Software How-to email gmail Google Apps insider Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:13:47 +0000 abennett 429532 at http://www.itworld.com Don't rejoice about the law unlocking your phone. You still may not be able to do it. http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428934/dont-rejoice-about-law-unlocking-your-phone-you-still-may-not-be-able-do-it Congress just passed a law letting cellphone owners unlock their phones so they can jump from carrier to carrier. But don&#039;t rejoice yet. There&#039;s a big &quot;gotcha&quot; that may not allow you to do it.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428934/dont-rejoice-about-law-unlocking-your-phone-you-still-may-not-be-able-do-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428934/dont-rejoice-about-law-unlocking-your-phone-you-still-may-not-be-able-do-it#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech How-to cellphone unlock unlocking Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:40 +0000 Preston Gralla 428934 at http://www.itworld.com