ITworld How-to http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/18/all en 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 Going on a trip? Here's how to choose a hotel with the best Wi-Fi. http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428505/going-trip-heres-how-choose-hotel-best-wi-fi Don&#039;t want to be stuck in hotel with Wi-Fi speeds as slow as an ancient 9,600 bps modems? Here&#039;s how to check out hotel Wi-Fi speeds before you book so that you&#039;ll be able to travel in the fast lane.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428505/going-trip-heres-how-choose-hotel-best-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428505/going-trip-heres-how-choose-hotel-best-wi-fi#comments Internet Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech How-to hotels speed test speedspot.org travel wi-fi Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:39 +0000 Preston Gralla 428505 at http://www.itworld.com Poetry for sysadmins on their special day http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428488/poetry-sysadmins-their-special-day Don&#039;t forget that tomorrow is Sysadmins Day -- a good day to show love to the folks who save your butt again and again when you mess up your computer. Here are some poems, tailored just for them.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428488/poetry-sysadmins-their-special-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428488/poetry-sysadmins-their-special-day#comments IT Management Operating Systems How-to itcareers appreciation love poetry sysadmin sysadmin day system administrator Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:41:46 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 428488 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Knowing your memory commands http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/427911/unix-knowing-your-memory-commands Memory is one of the most important parts of your Unix system for performance. Let&#039;s look at some commands that will tell you what you need to know about the memory on the systems you manage is being used.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/427911/unix-knowing-your-memory-commands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/427911/unix-knowing-your-memory-commands#comments Open Source Operating Systems How-to software free meminfo memory pagesize prtconf sar Top vmstat Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:44:14 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 427911 at http://www.itworld.com How to create nested comments in Java / Android http://www.itworld.com/development/427131/how-create-nested-comments-java-android Comments, for better or worse, are everywhere. There is a lot to dislike with comments (don’t get me started on the actual things being said) but they can be effective for conversation, especially with the addition of threaded / nested comments.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/427131/how-create-nested-comments-java-android" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/427131/how-create-nested-comments-java-android#comments Development Open Source Software Unified Communications How-to Android java Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 427131 at http://www.itworld.com 5 great free powerups for Gmail http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/426751/5-great-free-powerups-gmail Want to get more out of Gmail? Then try these five free Gmail add-ins, each of which will make you instantly more productive.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/426751/5-great-free-powerups-gmail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/426751/5-great-free-powerups-gmail#comments Cloud Computing Software How-to add-ins best Boomerang for Gmail Cloudy for Gmail Find Big Mail free gmail Gmail Labs Gmelius powerups Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:46:43 +0000 Preston Gralla 426751 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Never go topless http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/426129/unix-never-go-topless The top command is one of the most commonly used tools for getting a quick glimpse at performance, but it&#039;s rarely used to capture performance in the middle of the night. With just a little effort, however, it could become one of your favorite tools for off-hours capture of performance data.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/426129/unix-never-go-topless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/426129/unix-never-go-topless#comments Open Source Operating Systems datacenter How-to batch cron iterations performance Top Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:38:02 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 426129 at http://www.itworld.com