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  Move and Relocate the Spotlight Search Window in M...

The Spotlight search window can be moved around screen in modern versions of Mac OS X, which is great if you want to move the Spotlight window away from something that it’s obstructing, or perhaps because you’d rather it be in the corner of the display then in the middle of the Mac screen.

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Microsoft's Refresh Windows tool can rid your Windows 10 PC of junkware and return it to a clean, pristine state.

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The Action Centre had a big makeover in Windows 10, and the Anniversary Update sees some welcome refinements that make it even more configurable, customisable and useful. One particularly clever new feature is the ability to sync notifications between your Windows-powered devices.

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A life saving USB stick. An emergency USB toolkit of portable apps gives you everything you need to fix the damage and save the day.

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OS X and macOS Sierra includes Mac shortcuts for just about everything, so people who develop dexterous digits can make windows pop open and fly around the screen like they're hacking the Matrix or something. So your mission is clear: master the shortcuts below to save humanity from the robots.

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  Broken iPhone 7 home button? There is a fix for th...

If you break the home button on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, there’s a work around to ensure you can keep using your phone while you wait to get it fixed.

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Older Chromebooks will lose support after five years, if Google€™s Chromebook End of Life Policy has its way. Here€™s what to expect as the dreaded date nears.

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  Apple issues iOS, macOS updates

iOS 10.1 includes a host of enhancements and bug fixes, but the signature addition is Portrait Camera, a feature previously touted by Apple for the iPhone 7 Plus only.

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  Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in ...

Microsoft has rolled out plenty of new things in 2016, including the latest edition of Windows Server, additions to its Azure cloud platform and increased availability of its futuristic HoloLens mixed reality technology. But as always, the company has had to make room for the new by ditching so... Show More
  The future of Windows: We vet the rumors of what M...

Microsoft€™s press event on October 26 should reveal that all is not quiet on the Microsoft front. For months we've watched rumors fly about new or updated hardware, Windows upgrades, and more€"some likely, others not. Here€™s what we€™re hearing, and h... Show More
  The most secure home computer ever built

In this era of information, the security is paramount. Nobody would possibly want their important data to fall into wrong hands. But even though unsecured hardware possesses no lesser threat, most of the time people take security measures only on the software end. ORWL is here to change that.

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  On the occasion of Ubuntus 12th birthday, - 10 unk...

12 years back, Linux was a geeks only domain. It was back in the year 2004 when a South African astronaut Mark Shuttleworth started this project to make €Linux for human being€. And since then, the world of Linux has changed forever.

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