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  How to open Control Panel in Windows 10

While Microsoft is taking steps to move most of the Windows settings to the Settings app, many users still feel the need to access the classic Control Panel, as most of the useful settings are still housed there. While there may many ways to open the Control panel, I will list below some of the conv... Show More
  Windows 10: Add Safe Mode to Boot Options in Windo...

If you have a problem with your PC, you can troubleshoot by starting it in safe mode. Safe mode starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start your PC in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers and services a... Show More
  Google Chrome Themes

How can a browser be complete without themes? Themes make Chrome look beautiful, sometimes jazzy, and sometimes crazy.

The Chrome Web Store hosts tonnes of themes that you can browse through and download for free. Find a Google Chrome theme of your choice here.

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  How to add the Control Panel to the Start Menu in ...

It’s quite easy to add a tile for the Control Panel right to the Start Menu itself so you can quickly launch it whenever you need it. Here’s how:

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  How to Clean Caches and Temporary Files from Mac O...

Some Mac users may want to clear caches and clean out temporary files from Mac OS. Caches and temporary files can include things like web browser cache and history, messaging cache, app specific temp files and caches, partially completed downloads, and much more.

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  Is that empty ink cartridge really empty?

If you use an inkjet printer you’re probably well aware of just how expensive it is to replace your empty ink cartridges. It’s absolutely ridiculous how much they cost these days!

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  Ubuntu 12.04 Reaching End of Life This Week

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is reaching the end of life on 28th April 2017. If you or your organization is using Ubuntu 12.04, it is time to plan your upgrade.

You might already be aware that there are two types of release with Ubuntu: long-term support (LTS) and regular release. A regular release is suppor... Show More
  Microsoft Security Updates April 2017 release

Microsoft released security updates, and non security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on 4/11/2017.

The April 2017 Patch Tuesday is special. First, because it marks the end of Windows Vista's extended support phase. Microsoft won't release securi... Show More
  Linux vs Windows: should you take the plunge?

Many people believe that if you don't want to use the Windows operating system, the only other option is to fork out extra cash for a Mac. There is, however, another option.

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  Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7...

Microsoft this week began blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced but did not implement last year.

But the company also refused to provide security fixes to Windows 7 systems that were powered by... Show More
  Microsoft ends support for Windows Vista, here are...

Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Vista, leaving many organizations with the choice to move to another version of Windows or make the switch to open source.

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  Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spr...

If you are a regular reader of The Hacker News, you might be aware of an ongoing cyber attack €" detected in the wild by McAfee and FireEye €" that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability in all current versio... Show More

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 - Why does my laptop save a scanned document to my pictures?

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That is the default "save" location for Windows. You can tell the program to save them somewhere else if you so desire.

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Right click on Desktop; scroll to New; choose Folder. one can then cut/paste the Folder to a different location. Likewise, it is possible to create a Folder within a Folder or create a new Folder anywhere with a right click, new, Folder.

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What are the best DNS servers Google or Open DNS

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There are infinitely more choices--it's not an either/or question. If one signs up for an account at OpenDNS, many options become available for stopping trashnet. Two tools for DNS work = DNS Jumper and Simple Dnscrypt [http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v2-1/] [https://www.dnscrypt.org/] Take some time to learn how to use each one.

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