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If you live in Canada like I do, and you’ve read over the internet laws, you will know that it is perfectly legal to download copyright material for your own personal use (for example, back ups, demos, etc). However, it is not legal to upload copyright material in Canada so how do you go about using peer-to-peer software like BitTorrent without uploading it to others?

Before we get started with the download process, I suggest you get yourself protected. I prefer to use a service like BTGuard that anonymizes your internet connection so it appears that you are located in a different area. My top two picks are BTGuard and Private Internet Access VPN. BTGuard is easy to use and gives you a couple different options, but it’s a little more expensive. Private Internet Access VPN, on the other hand, only has one option to choose from, it’s quite simple to use and it is actually a bit cheaper.

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[intense_icon_list_item type=”check-sign” size=”2″ color=”#029f62″ rtl=”0″]Search for your song or artist. I like to search by artist and find the discography so that I can get ALL necessary songs at one time.

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In the search results, you want to choose the most relevant option that has the most “Seeds”. Seeders are people that are sharing the file(s) from their computer and usually the more seeders, the better that torrent is. For this example, I am going to choose the Discography because I want to be able to maximize my efficiency (more songs per download).

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Note: You can also see the number of files in the torrent – this is good to pay attention to when searching less popular items in order to avoid downloading viruses. For example, if you are downloading a discography but there are only 3 files contained – it might be a fake. So beware![/intense_icon_list_item]

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Ok , so now you’re on the download page. PLEASE VIEW THE IMAGE BELOW. These guys have ads all over their website and the giant “Download” button is one of them. So take a quick peek at the image below to see the real download button you should click. You can also favorite (click the heart) or download the magnet.

If you SIGN IN to kick ass torrents, ads will be removed and you will only see the REAL download link.

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Once the torrent file is downloaded, you need to click it to open it in BitTorrent. The image provided here is for Chrome users (please comment below if you would like an image for other browsers).

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When the torrent opens in BitTorrent it will show you the following window;

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Now go ahead and select the songs that you would like from this artist. Keep in mind, most discographies will be sorted into album folders so you may need to click the drop arrow to open the album and select songs.

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Congratulations on completing this tutorial on how to download free music from the internet! Please keep in mind that you should check with your local authorities about the legislation in your for downloading copyright material from the internet.

Most governments are now trying to spy on citizens through the internet and there is a big movement against this happening all over the world. As stated earlier, if you would like to privatize your internet connection so that those guys don’t know what you’re doing, please consider a private VPN.

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5 Easy Steps to Remove Saved Passwords in Firefox

So now that I’ve shown everyone how to remove their saved passwords in Google Chrome, I’ve had a few people asking me about how to do the same thing in FireFox Browser. Well luckily for you, I run both browsers (and about 3 others) so I can show you!
Note: If you know how to do the following and just want to get more out of FireFox, perhaps you should check out
Firefox Hacks
.

First off, I’m going to assume that you know a little bit on how to navigate your computer to find these menus … the photos you see below are for the Mac version of Firefox, so if you’re running Windows and you really cannot figure out how to get the menus you see below, please do not hesitate to contact me.

1. Click on FireFox menu in the top right corner of your screen (or of your browser if you’re a Windows user).

2. Click Preferences menu option. If you want to become really awesome and impress people, you can learn the shortcut key combination which is Control + , (at the same time), then you don’t even need to go through this menu! Cool!

the Firefox menu on a mac with Preferences option highlighted

3. Click on the Security Tab … or in other words, click on padlock (seriously, some people need me to explain it to them this way – it’s ok, I’m not judging you <3 ).

4. Click on the Saved Passwords… button in the bottom right corner.

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5. Select the password account that you want to remove and click the Remove Button.

 

So you want to edit your password? Sorry, I hate to break it to you, but you’ll have to delete the associate password first, go to the website to login and save the password.

I use this screen quite often simply because I have way too many passwords to remember them all and sometimes I need to “Show Passwords” so that I can login on another computer.

So now that you’re on your way to becoming a guru of all things web browser related, if I’ve missed something please let me know. Otherwise, Follow me on Twitter @SillyTechie and keep up with all of the other tips and tricks I throw out there.

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If you still don’t know what’s going on, perhaps you need to check out
Firefox For Dummies
. But if you are the opposite and just want to know a lot more about how to get the most out of FireFox, you may want to check out
Firefox Hacks
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6 Simple Steps to Remove Saved Passwords In Chrome

Recently I have had many people asking me: “How do I delete or edit a saved password in my web browser?” Well, it’s really quite simple, if you know where to look. This particular walk-through is for Google Chrome web browser, but almost all other web browsers keep their saved passwords in similar locations. Alright, enough chit chat, let’s get to it!

Step one is to click on your settings menu in Google Chrome. You can see in the image below that it is located in the top-right corner of your browser and looks like 3 white bars stacked on top of each other… sort of like an icon for a list, I suppose.

the drop down menu that contains the settings options

 

Next, you want to choose the “Settings” option from the drop down menu to open up the settings page in Google Chrome. This will open up in a new tab in your web browser so no need to worry about ┬ánavigating away from your current web page (probably this one haha).

Great! Now you’ve got the settings tab open and by default, Google Chrome hides the advanced settings so please make sure that you have the “Settings” tab selected on the left-hand side of the window. It should open into this tab by default when you click on the Settings option from the Menu.

a blue link at the bottom of the screen that says Show additional settings...

Now, you must scroll down below the Default Browser section until you see “Show Advanced Settings…” link at the very bottom. It is a link as shown in the image above, so you can go ahead and click on it to show additional settings options on the same page.

Now that the additional settings have been loaded, you will need to scroll down to the section labeled Passwords and Forms. In this section you will see another link with the words “Manage Saved Passwords” as seen in the image below.

a blue link in the passwords and forms section that says Manage Saved Passwords

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You’re almost there! Click the link to open the passwords window as shown in the image below. This window allows you to show and delete the saved passwords. The first column shown is the website or url that has saved your username & password. The second column is the username associated with the website and password, and the third column is the password. By default Google Chrome hides the passwords for security reasons, but if you hover over the password you will see an ‘X’ appear to the right of the password. This is the delete option.

a dialog window that open up and lists all of the browsers saved website, username, password and delete X on the right of each list item and a done button in the bottom right corner of the dialog box

Likewise, if you click on the row associated with the password, you will see an option to “Show” that password. Depending on your security settings, you may be asked for administrative rights on your computer to show the passwords. On my computer, for example, Mac OS X asks me for my administrative password before Google Chrome will show my password. How considerate!

If you want to “edit” your password, you will have to delete the password from this list and then go the website again, enter your login information and hit “save” when Google Chrome asks you if you want to save your password. Done!

 

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