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  Linux secrets most users don't know about

Linux secrets most users don't know about...

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  How to easily convert your videos on Linux

There are many ways to convert a video file on a Linux system, but using a tool with a graphical user interface is imperative for those who want to do it easily and in a more user friendly way.

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  How to Adjust Mail Drop Minimum File Size Threshol...

Using Mail Drop allows you to send larger files over email than typically allowed by uploading the sent file to iCloud from Mail app in OS X, and then passing the link to download that file onto the recipient.

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  How To Use Google DNS Servers On Your Chromebook

Here is a cool tip for those who like it “all Google” on their Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. It is now possible on the development channel of Chrome OS to set Google DNS servers.

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  Three Tricks to Make Windows 8 Much Easier and Qui...

Windows 8 can be frustrating because nothing seems to be where it used to be. Here are three tricks that help you find things. They will make ordinary tasks much easier to carry out.

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  How to Cancel Printing & Print Jobs in Mac OS X

If you’ve ever printed anything from a computer, you’ve inevitably wound up trying to print something that you soon discovered wasn’t needed. Regardless, rather than letting the print job continue and waste ink and paper, the best thing to do is cancel the printers print job or jobs.

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  Windows Update error 0x80246017 continues to plagu...

If you have set up a test system with a preview build of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have encountered the update error 0x80246017 before.

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  Coming soon to Firefox: More ads!

Mozilla today announced an expansion and rebranding of its in-browser advertisements, now dubbed "Suggested Tiles," that will by default show in the new tab page of all Firefox users.

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  First software update for Apple Watch includes sec...

Apple's first update for Watch OS includes 14 security patches, and they're not trivial.

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  Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes mi...

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers say.

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  How to convert users to Linux

There are two ways of converting users to Linux: My way or the hard way

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  New Logjam Browser Flaw Puts Web Surfers' Data at ...

Nobody likes a logjam. But in the computer world it can be downright dangerous. A new encryption flaw called Logjam could put Web users' data Relevant Products/Services at risk.

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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 - Is it safe and simple to use the restore in windows XP?


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