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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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Whether you’re moving a file over to iCloud Drive or copying a file to iCloud Drive from the Mac, you may want to know the upload progress as the file is transferred to iCloud.

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  Windows 10 quick tips: 6 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? We've got help. Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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  How to Uninstall Java on a Mac

Many Mac users don’t need Java on their computer, but if you happen to have Java installed and want to remove it from a Mac then you can uninstall Java and JRE with a little effort.

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  You Can Now Remove Medical Records From Google Sea...

Google will now accept requests to remove personal medical records from its search results, adding to a very short list of types of sensitive personal information that the web search giant will not display.

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  All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 is out

All In One System Rescue Toolkit 2017 improves the technician's toolkit in a meaningful way. It is still relatively lightweight compared to other solutions -- GeGeek Toolkit has a size of more than 1.6 Gigabytes for instance -- but that is largely because of a concentration on a limited number of re... Show More
  Kaspersky VirusDesk: online file and link scanner

Kaspersky VirusDesk is a free service by Russian security firm Kaspersky that enables you to scan files or links for viruses and other threats.

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  Finally! WPS Office Has A New Release for Linux

A new version of WPS Office has been announced for Linux today.

Kingsoft Software has released an enhanced version of WPS Office productivity software, WPS Office 2016 for Linux. The latest update for WPS Office for Linux comes with many new features like remote file sharing, improved IO operatio... Show More
  Tails OS 3.0 Released! Now Uses Debian 9

One of the most popular privacy focused Linux distributions, Tails has released version 3.0, based on Debian 9. The release comes three days before the official release of Debian 9.

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  May's Windows numbers: Windows 7 digs in

Windows 7 last month dug in its heels, and retained control over a majority of all Windows PCs, an analytics company reported this week.

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Mon, 12 Sep 2011 - I have Avast free and Comodo firewall installed.Am i safe as home user?

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Why does my "Streaming" keep buffering? I am running W-10 w/ 50GHZ Ram.

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Need a hard drive for HP KY888AV-ABA IQ506t. Can anyone Help me?

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Make sure to find the correct size, but any WD Blue drive that fits would be fine. https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Descripti... I would recommend an upgrade to a SSD. Make sure to check where the drive is located before purchase. It may be difficult to open the laptop/computer.

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