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  How to Clear Your Browser Histor...

Web browsers you use on your mobile phone or tablet remember your browsing history, just like browsers on your PC or Mac. Anyone who borrows your phone or gets access to it somehow can see which webpages you’ve visited. However, it’s easy to protect yourself.

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  How to Check for Compatibility I...

According to Microsoft, any program or device that runs under Windows 7 should work in Windows 8, though you may need to update or reinstall certain software after you upgrade. But you can make sure that certain software or hardware is compatible by checking Microsoft’s Windows 8 Compatibility Cen... Show More
  Instantly Find Space Hogs on You...

We've covered programs dedicated to analyzing what files are taking up the most space on your Mac, but if you want a quick and instant way to find those large files, Apple's Spotlight is the answer.

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  What’s the Difference Between ...

Windows provides several options for conserving power when you are not using your PC. These options include Sleep, Hibernate, and Hybrid Sleep and are very useful if you are using a laptop. Here’s the difference between them.

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  How to Customize the Look and Fu...

People often write of OS X as a restricted, un-customizable operating system. But if you know where to look, you can change a lot about how your Mac looks and works. Here's how to do it.

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  Set Up Apple Pay on iPhone

Apple Pay is a contactless payment platform that is newly available to iPhone 6 users. It works well and is incredibly simple; once you’ve added a card to Apple Pay, you just need to wave your iPhone over an Apple Pay compatible NFC payment terminal to pay for whatever you’re buying.

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  How to Select Your Default Apps

Just as in previous versions of Windows, Windows 8.1 lets you set your default apps to determine which specific apps open which specific file types. But the option to control your default apps is now part of the PC Settings screen, so you no longer need to navigate your way through the Control Panel... Show More
  Understanding Processes in the T...

The Task Manager is a nice utility that gives you a bird's-eye view of what's going on with your system. It runs at a higher priority than normal applications, and it has sufficient privilege to view and control the system's running processes.

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  Why You Shouldn’t Use a Task K...

Some people think that task killers are important on Android. By closing apps running in the background, you’ll get improved performance and battery life – that’s the idea, anyway. In reality, task killers can reduce your performance and battery life.

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  Shut Down Faster

Here's something else you can do from the Quick Access menu: shut down your computer. In Windows 8, the shutdown command was hidden somewhere in the Charms bar, which most people never figured out. In Windows 8.1, however, you can shut down your PC by right-clicking the Start button to display the Q... Show More
  Create a Shortcut for Locking Yo...

The quickest way to lock your computer screen is to just use the Win+L keyboard shortcut. Some people prefer to use the mouse to lock the workstation, however, or would just like to have both options.

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  2 Possible Fixes for Mail SMTP S...

Some Mac users who updated OS X to Yosemite have found Mail app to experience errors or problems when trying to send email.

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  Why You Don’t Need an Antiviru...

Believe it or not, there are antivirus programs targeted at desktop Linux users. If you have just switched to Linux and started looking for an antivirus solution, don’t bother – you do not need an antivirus program on Linux.

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  Personalize Your Android Homescr...

Widgets are wonderfully versatile additions to your Android home screen. They can provide access to various features of the apps you have installed, make it easier to access settings, display information about your device, and much more.

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  Use Reading View in Internet Exp...

Windows 8.1 includes the latest version of Internet Explorer (11), and with it a cool new feature called Reading View. This option, available only with the full-screen Modern version of IE (not the desktop version), strips away ads and other extraneous stuff from most web pages, displaying the main ... Show More


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  Windows 10 is 'Windows for the m...

Microsoft isn't building Windows 10 specifically with you or me in mind. Microsoft is building it to cater for the billion or so people out there using PCs that aren't touch-enabled and who just want to get their job done.

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  Google Calendar Gets Real-Time E...

Google has launched some brand-new updates for its Web-based Calendar application. And since it is Web-based, you don't have to do a single thing to partake in the new changes.

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  Swedish hacker finds 'serious' v...

A white-hat hacker from Sweden says he’s found a serious security hole in Apple’s Yosemite OS X that could allow an attacker to take control of your computer.

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  Manage your money with these app...

These days, you don't really need a financial planner to help you keep a handle on your money. For most people, a few mobile apps can help you make sure your bills get paid, you're spending smart and saving for the future.

Read more at: http://cnet.co/1E8AmMF
  Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Ch...

Google plans to remove support for the aging Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 3.0 protocol in Google Chrome 40, which is expected to ship in about two months.

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  15 Classic Arcade Games You Shou...

Behold the Internet Arcade: a web-based collection of hundreds of games that span two decades of the arcade golden age, from the 1970s to the 1990s.

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  Ubuntu's Unity 8 desktop will re...

Unity 8, seen in the Ubuntu Desktop Next images and Ubuntu Touch phones, removes a controversial feature branded “spyware” by some and fixes one of Ubuntu’s most long-standing complaints.

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  Microsoft releases anti-POODLE F...

By default, Internet Explorer on Windows client systems supports SSL version 3.0, the version recently found vulnerable to attack. Now there's another way to turn it off.

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  Good dog: Puppy Linux reaches ve...

Linux is pretty darn awesome when used on super-powerful machines. However, where the kernel really shines is when operating systems leverage it for less powerful computers. In other words, Linux can breathe new life into old computers thanks to lightweight distributions.

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  Write! is a distraction free ric...

Notepad or its richer replacements are quite good when it comes to writing short to medium sized texts but lose much of their appeal when it comes to longer texts.

While you can certainly write a book using nothing but Notepad, it may not be the most comfortable thing to do and while programs suc... Show More
  The end of an era: Windows 7 con...

This year, Halloween will be scarier than usual for PC fans. Friday, October 31 is the final day that Microsoft will sell Windows 7 licenses to PC makers (OEMs in industry parlance), per Microsoft's lifecycle fact sheet.

After Friday it's all about Windows 8.1, at least for the consumer market.

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  Microsoft fires new shot in stor...

Microsoft today abolished space restrictions on its cloud-based OneDrive storage service for subscribers to Office 365, saying per-user allotments are now unlimited.

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  Cyber espionage group launches s...

Pawn Storm attacks target military agencies, embassies, defense contractors, and media organizations, Trend Micro says.

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  Canonical Marks 10 Years of Ubun...

Popular Linux distro Ubuntu recently turned 10 and Canonical could think of no better way to celebrate the milestone than with the release of a new version of the operating system.

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  Test drive Linux with nothing bu...

Maybe you’ve heard about Linux and are intrigued by it. So intrigued that you want to give it a try. But you might not know where to begin.

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Jevan pipitone helped me out with a problem. I apparently messed up my reply to him to tell him that I ordered windows 8 physical media so I could boot up on that and see if I could repair windows. the computer is also still in warranty so if that doesn't work i'll get an rma and have asus fix it. thanks to jevan and protonic for all your help.  October 31st, 2014

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I can't tell you how much bob helped me. he stuck with me and we resolved my pc problem. I really appreciate his help and patience. he did a fantastic job as all of your tech's do. thank you protonic for the great service you do. sincerely yours, jim stiver

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I've had bob help me before. he is very knowledgeable & has a unique way of weeding out your problems and getting you back to normal. I was very pleased with his expert help.

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