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  How to Crop Video on Mac with iMovie

If you have ever recorded a video or movie and found that some of the surrounding frame is unnecessary or irrelevant, you can use an editing function to crop down the video to focus on what should be the focus of the movie. This tutorial will show you how to quickly crop a video on the Mac by using ... Show More
  Does Windows 10 Freeze Your Computer? Try This!

For many the move to the Windows 10 Anniversary update has gone smoothly, but some users are experiencing constant freezing, with either the entire system locking up or specific elements like the Taskbar not responding.

Microsoft has acknowledged the problem and is actively working on a patch, bu... Show More
  Install the NVIDIA driver 352.30 on Linux Mint

NVIDIA has presented an update of the NVIDIA proprietary driver 352 for Linux, version Nvidia 352.30.

This is a small update for the stable version of NVIDIA 352, which added support for GeForce 910M and several bug fixes.

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  How to Disable Hot Corners in Mac OS X

Hot Corners are a feature of Mac OS that allows a user to point the cursor into one of the far corners of the display to summon a set feature, like triggering Mission Control, Launchpad, Dashboard, Notification Center, revealing the desktop, start or disable a screen saver, or put the display to sle... Show More
  Here's how to get rid of that annoying browser red...

Even if you’ve never heard of a “hijacked browser” before, you’d probably recognize the symptoms. They usually come in the form of an annoying webpage or pop-up that keeps endlessly replicating or redirecting you, and won’t let you navigate away no matter what you do.

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  Google Chrome Tips and Tricks for Windows Users

Google Chrome web browser is one of the popular browsers for Windows PC. Rather than just visiting a website, you can do a lot more using Chrome browser on your device. It might be working with tabs, saving the web page as PDF, pinning the tabs and much more can be done in Google Chrome.

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  Parents, beware of this SMS scam

We€™ve recently been alerted to a scam circulating within the UK and causing distress to parents or adults who knows someone by the name of €Sarah€.

The scam comes in the form of an SMS, which contains a message stating that €Sarah€, the purported sender, h... Show More
  10 easy ways to prevent malware infection

Yes, it€™s possible to clean up an infected computer and fully remove malware from your system. But the damage from some forms of malware, like ransomware, cannot be undone. If they€™ve encrypted your files and you haven€™t backed them up, the jig is up. So your b... Show More
  16 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues & How to F...

With the Windows 10 free upgrade offer now expired, Microsoft has released the latest major update for the operating system (OS). Since Windows 10 is constantly evolving, this release brings many new features and fixes to issues that people had with prior versions.

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  The FreeBSD Project

FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the... Show More
  Web Literacy and a framework for entry-level web l...

Mozilla's framework for students and teachers responsible for developing 21st Century Technology Skills

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  The one big reason to switch to Windows 10: Securi...

Security is a mess. Windows 10 offers promising solutions -- with features based on Hyper-V that will fundamentally change enterprise security

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should I leave my computer on 24/7 or turn it off


It's entirely up to the user. If one thinks he/she has a legitimate need to leave the computer on [e.g. runs a server] and doesn't mind the increased electric bill and wear/tear on the computer hardware, leave it on. Others prefer to give the computer a rest and save electricity. No right or wrong.


What is your opinion of Bit Defender as computer protection?


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