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4 Windows Programs that Will Instantly Improve your Productivity

Computers are supposed to have made our lives more productive, right? So why do we spend most of the day on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and a bunch of other time-wasting websites? I can’t answer that question, but I can show you a number of ways to be more productive while using your computer. Check out these free Windows programs that will instantly improve your productivity: 4) PasteBin Deskto

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Twitter Hacked and a Quarter Million Users Must Reset Their Passwords – Are You One of Them?

Twitter Hacked and a Quarter Million Users Must Reset Their Passwords – Are You One of Them?

Security breaches are an unfortunate part of living a digital lifestyle. We depend on our online accounts for almost everything, and when the security of our online accounts gets breached, “almost everything” we care about gets placed at-risk. On that note, Twitter’s databases were recently hacked, revealing the passwords of 250,000 users. That’s a quarter of a million, which is still a

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What is the Best Linux Distro Available Today?

What is the Best Linux Distro Available Today?

Linux is becoming more popular every year. Originally a haven for tech geeks and computer programmers, Linux is now becoming accessible for average Joe and Jane computer users. That’s right: even if you don’t know a single programming command, you can unlock the free functionality and lightweight performance of Linux. Sounds great, right? Well, before you start using Linux, you’ll firs

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President Obama Now Has Ability to Launch Pre-Emptive Cyber Attacks

President Obama Now Has Ability to Launch Pre-Emptive Cyber Attacks

As the world’s technology becomes more and more advanced, it looks like the battlefields of the future will be virtual, not physical. After all, we’ve already created technology that can destroy the world thousands of times over, and what’s the point of that when you can take away somebody’s internet? Virtual battlefields might not be far away from becoming a reality, so to speak. Accor

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New Report Suggests Moving to Cloud Computing Is Harder than Many People Think

New Report Suggests Moving to Cloud Computing Is Harder than Many People Think

If you’ve visited any cloud computing service websites lately, then you’ve probably marveled at how fast and easy it was to switch your business to cloud computing. And did you hear about how much money you could save? But the truth is – moving to cloud computing might be slightly harder than you think. A consultancy firm named KPMG International published a report called Cloud Survey whi

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Microsoft And Other Antivirus Developers Fail Major Antivirus Test

Microsoft And Other Antivirus Developers Fail Major Antivirus Test

When you buy antivirus software from a major brand, you expect that software to protect your computer better than free software you could download online. Unfortunately for PC users, it looks like we’ve all been duped. Recent antivirus software testing performed by a German security company called AV-Test resulted in fail grades for a number of so-called ‘top’ antivirus programs. Who fai

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How to Shop for the Perfect New PC Case

How to Shop for the Perfect New PC Case

Building your own computer has a number of powerful benefits. Those benefits include saving money, choosing the exact parts you need, and learning a lot about computers in the process. But before you build a PC, you’ll need to choose the right case. And if you have ever shopped around for PC cases before, then you know there are an overwhelming number of options and designs available on the m

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Microsoft Urgently Patches Windows Explorer Flaw – Or Why You Shouldn’t Use Internet Explorer If You Care About PC Security

Microsoft Urgently Patches Windows Explorer Flaw – Or Why You Shouldn’t Use Internet Explorer If You Care About PC Security

As far as internet browsers go, Internet Explorer has a bad reputation. Some might think this bad reputation is undeserved. After all, what did poor Windows do to deserve such hatred? But any time we start feeling bad for Internet Explorer, we’re reminded why it earned the title of “world’s worst major internet browser.” We were reminded once again today as Microsoft urgently patched a

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How to Charge Your Tablet Using Your Laptop

How to Charge Your Tablet Using Your Laptop

It’s happened to most tablet owners: you’re on a vacation and you can’t find your tablet charging cable. “It’s okay,” you think. “I can just plug my USB cord into my laptop and charge it that way.” Excited, you pull out your USB cord, attach it to your laptop and your tablet, and wait for the charging icon to appear. Tragically, it never does. And you’re forced to watch your t

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How to Add Traditional Windows Functions to Your Windows RT Tablet By 'Jailbreaking' It

How to Add Traditional Windows Functions to Your Windows RT Tablet By ‘Jailbreaking’ It

If you recently purchased a Windows RT tablet, then you may be a bit shocked at how limited its functionality can seem. Sure, you have access to the colorful Metro interface and all of the apps in the Windows App Store. But where are your old favorite desktop programs? Where’s the Start button? How do you run an app that hasn’t been specifically authorized by Windows? These are all good

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