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Three Important Things To Know About Password Security

Three Important Things To Know About Password Security

Even with all the powerful technology today’s hackers have access to, breaking into someone’s account often comes down to guessing a password. Or at least that’s often the easiest way to gain access to an account. So how can you make a hacker’s life tougher while protecting your identity and security? Keep reading to find the top 3 most important things to know about password security:

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Microsoft Already Developing Next Operating System - Windows Blue

Microsoft Already Developing Next Operating System – Windows Blue

Windows 8 was released on October 26. That wasn’t long ago, but Microsoft is already reportedly starting development on its next operating system. According to rumors, that new operating system is called Code Blue, Rumors of Windows Blue’s existence first appeared back in August 2012 – well before Windows 8 was released. According to those rumors, Windows Blue would be a subscription-base

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6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Windows 8

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Windows 8

Windows 8 is here and it’s already been activated on millions of PCs around the world. Sure, it might not have the skyrocketing sales figures that Microsoft wanted, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t using the operating system. If you want a faster, smoother, and more optimized version of Windows 8, then keep reading. Today, we’re going to list the best ways to squeeze extra performanc

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Microsoft Surface Pro Will Be Released In January 2013 for $899

Microsoft Surface Pro Will Be Released In January 2013 for $899

In October 2012, Microsoft released the Surface RT to a fair degree of fanfare. The Surface RT was the first major hardware project undertaken by Microsoft since the Xbox 360. It was also billed as the company’s flagship Windows RT device. Windows RT looks like Windows 8, but it’s not quite the full version of Microsoft’s new operating system. So the Surface RT isn’t a genuine Windows 8

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The Fastest Graphics Cards You Can Buy for Your PC Today

The Fastest Graphics Cards You Can Buy for Your PC Today

If you’re a PC gamer, then you know how important it is to have the latest and greatest video card technology. With major releases like Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, and Black Ops 2 pushing your hardware to the limit, you’ll want to spend a few hundred dollars on a good video card that can keep up with the demand. Today, we’re going to highlight some of the best video cards that mone

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How to Get Windows 8 for free direct from Microsoft

How to Get Windows 8 for free direct from Microsoft

The tech world has been abuzz about Windows 8 lately. But many users still haven’t made the upgrade. Even though the upgrade costs only $40 for existing Windows users, that seems like a steep price to pay for a user experience that seems only marginally better. But what if you could get Windows 8 for free without downloading it from shady torrent websites? A new loophole on Microsoft’s webs

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How to fix slow Verizon internet speeds and mask BitTorrent downloads

How to fix slow Verizon internet speeds and mask BitTorrent downloads

If you’re a Verizon customer, then you may have noticed slow internet speeds over the last few weeks. Why is Verizon internet suddenly slowing down? And what can you do to fix it? Well, Verizon recently implemented a policy that throttles the internet speed of pirates who torrent files online. Verizon is one of a number of ISPs that has agreed to a new policy by the Center for Copyright Infor

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3 Things to Like and Dislike About the Microsoft Surface

3 Things to Like and Dislike About the Microsoft Surface

If you’re thinking about buying a Microsoft Surface, then you’re probably poring over reviews trying to determine if it’s the right choice for you. Instead of reading several thousand words of elegant prose about the resolution, performance, and app choices on the Microsoft Surface, we’ve decided to make the decision easier for you. Here are three things we like about the Microsoft Surf

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How to get DirectX11.1 on Windows 7

How to get DirectX11.1 on Windows 7

A few weeks ago, Microsoft revealed that DirectX11.1 would be exclusive to Windows 8. Windows 7 users wouldn’t be able to access any of the shiny new features of the latest version of the runtime environment. But it looks like planes have changed. Just like DirectX11 was initially only available on Windows 7 before being made available to previous versions, it looks like DirectX11.1 will foll

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How to buy a cheap, fast, and powerful SSD

How to buy a cheap, fast, and powerful SSD

For the past few years, we at the Speed Up My PC Free blog have been trumpeting the benefits of SSDs. Like most tech enthusiasts, we always want to make our computers run as fast as possible. And SSDs are simply the best way to do that. If you don’t already have an SSD in your PC, then you’re missing out on a major performance boost. SSDs are often more than twice as fast as traditional har

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