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  Changing the User Account Control

If you want to change the User Account Control setting for when to be notified about changes to your computer:

1. Go to the Control Panel / Action Center.

2. On the left side, click on Change User Account Control settings.

3. The default setting for User Account Control is to Notify me only... Show More
  Printing to a PDF File in Windows 10

In order to create a PDF file in older versions of Windows, you needed to install a special printer driver or a third-party utility that handled the PDF file creation for you. While you can still take that route with Windows 10, it is interesting to note that Microsoft has finally included a built-i... Show More
  How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

Most major cellular carrier networks support a feature known as Wi-Fi Calling, and now you can enable wi-fi calling on the iPhone as well.

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  Create Multiple Desktops

Start by clicking the task view button next to the search bar (or icon) in your taskbar, which will bring up a button in the bottom-right corner of your screen labeled "+ New desktop." Just click this button to create a second desktop, then click it again to create a third, and so on.
  Boost Game Performance on Retina Macs with a Simpl...

Mac users with Retina displays may have noticed that gaming performance is sometimes reduced on these machines. The reason is quite simple; if you’re running the game at native resolution, then the Mac has to drive the game at full resolution of the display at 2880 x 1440 or greater.

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  9 settings every new iPhone owner should change

Whether you're a newcomer to iOS or just upgrading to a newer model, consider tweaking these settings to improve performance and battery life.

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  Patching Windows 7 can be painfully slow

Two tech writers suggest four patches to Windows Update.

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  Google Patches 9 Security Flaws in New Chrome Brow...

Google updated its browser Thursday patching nine security bugs, labeling four as “high” and two as a “medium” risk to computer users. The update was tied to a new Chrome browser build (50.0.2661.94) that fixes the flaws.

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  LXLE Gives Aging Hardware a New Lease on Life

LXLE is an ideal distro for out-of-the-box functionality to handle your everyday computing needs.

It's a well-oiled lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu's long-term support releases for Debian and Lubuntu Linux from a community originating in the U.S. The latest version is 14.04.4, released l... Show More
  Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration w...

Microsoft is tightening control over Cortana. Only its Microsoft Edge browser and Bing search engine will work with searches initiated through Windows 10’s digital assistant, the company said Thursday.

Microsoft isn’t prohibiting third-party browsers like Opera and Chrome from working with W... Show More
  CCleaner v5.17, for best-ever browser cleaning!

In this latest release CCleaner is brought right up to date with the latest version of Firefox to make sure it cleans every last bit of your browser history and cookies.
If you're a Chrome user you'll benefit from improved extension management so you're in complete control of what starts with your ... Show More
  Five of the Best Productivity Tools for Linux

Operating systems exist so that you can communicate with computer hardware to get things done. On top of the operating system are live applications that make the process of getting things done efficient. That’s where productivity tools come in. What are productivity tools? Naturally, the definitio... Show More

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Tue, 31 May 2011 - How can I get my mic to work on my laptop it was working before?

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Better to rip dvd to harddrive then external OR dvd to external?

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Usg a good ripping program the results will be the same.

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What do you think about the Vivaldi browser ?

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This browser is still in Beta. As a rule we do not recommend Beta software. As to what we think of it, that is a personal decision, It seems safe and configurable. I would say..once it is in production release Try it. You may like it.

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