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  How to Crop Video on Mac with iMovie

If you have ever recorded a video or movie and found that some of the surrounding frame is unnecessary or irrelevant, you can use an editing function to crop down the video to focus on what should be the focus of the movie. This tutorial will show you how to quickly crop a video on the Mac by using ... Show More
  Does Windows 10 Freeze Your Computer? Try This!

For many the move to the Windows 10 Anniversary update has gone smoothly, but some users are experiencing constant freezing, with either the entire system locking up or specific elements like the Taskbar not responding.

Microsoft has acknowledged the problem and is actively working on a patch, bu... Show More
  Install the NVIDIA driver 352.30 on Linux Mint

NVIDIA has presented an update of the NVIDIA proprietary driver 352 for Linux, version Nvidia 352.30.

This is a small update for the stable version of NVIDIA 352, which added support for GeForce 910M and several bug fixes.

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  How to Disable Hot Corners in Mac OS X

Hot Corners are a feature of Mac OS that allows a user to point the cursor into one of the far corners of the display to summon a set feature, like triggering Mission Control, Launchpad, Dashboard, Notification Center, revealing the desktop, start or disable a screen saver, or put the display to sle... Show More
  Here's how to get rid of that annoying browser red...

Even if you’ve never heard of a “hijacked browser” before, you’d probably recognize the symptoms. They usually come in the form of an annoying webpage or pop-up that keeps endlessly replicating or redirecting you, and won’t let you navigate away no matter what you do.

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  Google Chrome Tips and Tricks for Windows Users

Google Chrome web browser is one of the popular browsers for Windows PC. Rather than just visiting a website, you can do a lot more using Chrome browser on your device. It might be working with tabs, saving the web page as PDF, pinning the tabs and much more can be done in Google Chrome.

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  Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool

Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating systems that helps you unlock the screen after ransomware attacks.

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  Scam alert - Neither Microsoft nor Apple will call...

An old scam is making the rounds again, and it€™s one that you really need to be aware of.

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  Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks Many Webcams

If your webcam freezes, crashes your system, or just doesn't work, you have Microsoft's recent Anniversary Update for the Windows 10 operating system to blame.

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  Windows Update update -- you're welcome

It took Windows 7, for example, an hour and 45 minutes to install the six bug fixes released in July, and an hour and 49 minutes to install the six released this month. Most of that time was spent figuring out which bug fixes to install.

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  Ransomware: How to identify the threat and protect...

Ransomware has affected over 13.1 million US citizens. That€™s 4 percent of the entire US population. Half of those people will pay a steep ransom of up to $500 to retrieve their information.

Do not let this be you. Arm yourself against the epidemic and read on to find out how keep yo... Show More
  Lithuanian Police switches libre office and Linux ...

The Lithuanian police force has switched to Free and Open Source office suite LibreOffice. LibreOffice will be replacing proprietary productivity suite on over 8000 workstations. This migration was completed in the month of June.

This is not the only implementation, Lithuanian police department i... Show More

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Wed, 10 Aug 2011 - Where to find online volunteering opportunities available for a newbie?

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What is your opinion of Bit Defender as computer protection?

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It's one of the top three free antivirus programs. Great for smaller machines because it isn't a resource hog. For a desktop solution with lots of processing power, a user may want Avira, but more settings means having to learn the program. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588-5....

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How can I play a Win XP 32 bit game on Win 7 64 bit computer?

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You MAY be able to do it is a Virtual machine such as VM ware. However video quality may suffer and the gaming experience will probably be not as great as it would with an updated version of the game

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