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  Change Your Wi-Fi Router Channel...

If you live in an apartment complex you’ve probably noticed more than just the passive-aggressive network IDs that your neighbors use—very likely you’ve had problems with your wireless connections dropping out, or just not being as fast as you’d like. Here’s a quick fix.

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  Hide all open windows on your Ma...

As we work, sometimes we end up with many open windows. I am guilty of this and sometimes end up with as many as twenty or more open windows, cluttering up my screen.

You can however, minimize every open application window and Finder window by using a keyboard shortcut: Command Option H M (⌘ ... Show More
  How to use Windows 8.1: Beginner...

Just as you got used to the changes in Windows 8 from Windows 7, along came Windows 8.1 and confused things further. Here we point you in the direction of some useful tutorials that explain how to use Windows 8.1.

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  Safe from Shellshock: How to pro...

The 'Shellshock' Bash shell bug is a big deal, but it's relatively easy to keep your home PC safe.

Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/naafrod
  Understanding Hidden Threats: Ro...

What are rootkits and botnets?

A rootkit is a piece of software that can be installed and hidden on your computer without your knowledge. It may be included in a larger software package or installed by an attacker who has been able to take advantage of a vulnerability on your computer or has conv... Show More
  How to Access the Volume Control...

The volume control for the Windows 8 desktop is still in its familiar spot in the System Tray, but the volume control in the Start screen and Windows 8 environment is not in plain view, so it’s hard to find the first time around.

In those environments, getting to the volume control now requires... Show More
  Creating a Desktop Shortcut for ...

Windows provides a variety of ways to let you work more efficiently. One way is through shortcuts. You can create shortcuts to run programs, open files, go to Web pages, etc. In addition, you can place these shortcuts on the desktop or the Taskbar so that they're easily accessible whenever you need ... Show More
  Sign your documents

In OS X 10.7, Preview gained the ability to add your signature to documents. To get started, go to the Signatures tab in Preview's preferences and then click the +. Now, sign your name in black ink on a small piece of white paper and hold it up to your Mac's webcam. Line it up and click Accept (maki... Show More
  When Do You Need to Update Your ...

Talk to any tech person, read any forum, and at some point you’re sure to be told to update your drivers… but what does that really mean? And is it necessary to compulsively update your drivers?

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  Five Security Tips

1. If you don't understand the warning message, say no and consult IT support. It's easier to go back and say yes if you need to than be sorry and have to rebuild your machine.

2. Certificates: If you don't understand a website certificate message, say no and consult IT support. It is easier to g... Show More
  Fast Way to Troubleshoot Problem...

Windows 8.x has a troubleshooting feature for system maintenance and repair that everybody should know about. A previous tip showed one quick way to access this very useful set of utilities. Here is another way that uses a single command.

In windows 8.x, a new switch has been added to the “shut... Show More
  Control a Mac remotely

There are dozens of ways of controlling a Mac across the internet, which you might want to do to schedule a recording, start a download and so on. You could try LogMeIn, or share a desktop using Google Hangouts and Skype; you could try port forwarding the built-in VNC client in OS X, but our favouri... Show More
  Don't Trust Links Sent in Email ...

A common fraud, called "phishing", sends messages that appear to be from a bank, shop or auction, giving a link to a fake website and asking you to follow that link and confirm your account details. The fraudsters then use your account details to buy stuff or transfer money out of the account. These... Show More
  How To Prevent Your Computer Fro...

If you find your Windows computer waking from sleep for no apparent reason, your computer is either being woken up by a hardware device – such as your mouse — or scheduled task set to wake your computer.

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  How to Change Your Display Setti...

In Windows 8.1, you can still adjust your screen settings from the Control Panel, but you may find it quicker and easier to tweak them from a new location, in the PC Settings screen. (This assumes you're not already relying on a separate graphics utility from AMD or Nvidia to tweak the settings on a... Show More

 

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  How To Purge Your Near-Capacity ...

It's an all too common scenario. Your inbox is suddenly full and your boss is asking why her emails keep bouncing back. You need to make space, and fast.

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  Hands-on with Microsoft's new Wi...

My first experience with Windows 8 inspired bafflement and frustration. But I walked away from my first few minutes with Windows 10 with a sense of jealousy. It looks like a significant improvement, and I want it on my PC right now.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1owopat
  Why the next version of Windows ...

Microsoft revealed information about the next version of Windows today and one of the big surprises is that the next version of Windows will be Windows 10 and not Windows 9.

Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 to be precise, is the current version of Windows which succeeded Windows 7. It felt natural to ma... Show More
  Apple patches Bash vulnerability...

All of Apple's recent Mac computers are now safe from a security flaw that could potentially allow hackers to take over an operating system.

Read more at: http://cnet.co/YDYBCB
  Malvertising campaign delivers d...

The cybercriminals behind the CryptoWall ransomware threat have stepped up their game and are digitally signing new samples before using them in attacks in an attempt to bypass antivirus detection.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/YDVpa6
  With Windows 9, Microsoft will t...

After spending the past two years in damage control mode over Windows 8, Microsoft will officially begin a new era for its OS on Tuesday, when it’s expected to unveil a preview of Windows’ next major version during an event focused on enterprise customers.

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  Use TestCrypt to recover corrupt...

One of the worst things that can happen when it comes to encryption is data corruption. The problem here is that corruption may prevent you from accessing the data at all.

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  Manage autostart entries with Qu...

Startup programs can delay the system startup significantly. While that is less of a problem on fast systems that use Solid State Drives or Raid configurations, it is still recommended to only start programs that need to be available this way.

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  No, Microsoft isn't killing Wind...

Despite what many will have you believe, nothing bad is going to happen to your computer on October 31st. Your Windows 7 machine will boot just fine and continue to receive timely updates from Microsoft. So what exactly is this October 31st hoopla all about?

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  Latest Firefox and Thunderbird u...

Mozilla Firefox needs patching urgently following the discovery that the open source browser is vulnerable to SSL man-in-the-middle attacks.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/YvZugu
  10 things to know about Ello, th...

By now, you've probably heard of Ello, the invite-only social network garnering attention for its radical approach to social networking. Find out why the site is seeing 35,000 hourly sign-ups, and why people are so willing to join yet another social network.

Read more at: http://cnet.co/102GcAj
  Credit card breach that hit Jimm...

Signature Systems says the breach of its point-of-sales system that hit 216 Jimmy John’s sandwich shops is actually 50 percent larger than originally thought.

The company said Friday that an additional 108 restaurants that use its payment terminals were also hit. The additional locations are in... Show More
  Apple quickly replaces bungled i...

Apple yesterday released iOS 8.0.2, a replacement for the botched update that shipped the day before but crippled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices by knocking them off their mobile carriers.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/102DXNv
  Yahoo will ring in the new year ...

Yahoo will shut down its Directory service on Dec. 31, the company said Friday in a blog post. As for why, the company did not say much beyond this: "While we are still committed to connecting users with the information they're passionate about, our business has evolved and at the end of 2014, we wi... Show More
  Apple says most Mac users safe f...

Yes, recent versions of Mac OS X are vulnerable to the critical "Shellshock" Bash bug revealed earlier this week, including OS X Mavericks -- but don't sweat it unless you're doing ninja-level Unix tricks with shell commands already.

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IE is Internet Explorer, a web browser like Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc. Browsers allow you to explore the web. To disable it check out: http://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Internet-Explorer-in-Windo...

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