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  Workarounds to purge search bar ...

Code of new tab page hints that Mozilla is preparing the browser for ads.

Firefox users who don't like the changes to the browser's new tab page have multiple options.

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  Top 25 free tools for every Wind...

Whatever your poison -- Windows 7 or 8, updated or not -- there's a desktop tool begging to become part of your repertoire.

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  Canonical Rolls Out Ubuntu Linux...

Canonical has introduced a long list of hardware fixes and other updates to Ubuntu with the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS release.

This update is a point release that brings a series of updates, none of them particularly momentous on its own, to Ubuntu 14.04, which debuted in April of this year.

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  Introduction to Linux

Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families.
Starts August 1, 2014 - LinuxFoundationX - Most users will find that thoroughly covering the material will take anywhere from 40 to 60 hours

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  Heroes of the Storm Beta Keygen:...

If you're excited about Heroes of the Storm coming out soon(ish), keep in mind there are those out there looking to make a little cash out of you with the promise of fictitious freebies.

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  A Cunning Way to Deliver Malware...

Potentially unwanted programs, also known as PUPs, continue to be a real nuisance. A recent blog post by Will Dormann on CERT.org shows the prevalence of such applications lurking on every corner of the web: search engine results software portals, popups, ads, etc.

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  Hackers exploiting Internet Expl...

Hackers and cybercriminals are using flaws in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to search computers to discover what kinds of security software they are running and how to take control of them, security researchers claim.

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  Microsoft CEO Wants One OS To Ru...

On Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told analysts during the FY14 Q4 earnings conference call that the company plans to merge all of the major Windows releases together into one platform that fits all screen sizes.

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  OS X 10.10 Yosemite preview: Wel...

The tight integration with your iPhone packs a powerful productivity punch, bringing the best of mobile to your desktop and notebook. It does, however, leave one question in mind. Who needs an iPad now?

Read more at: http://zd.net/1rFzYQA
  Apple sends users scrambling for...

Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving nondevelopers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac operating system since 2000.

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  Microsoft wants you to forget Wi...

Look to Vista for how Redmond will treat Windows 8 as it moves on to the next bright, shiny OS.

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  Internet Explorer vulnerabilitie...

Microsoft's Internet Explorer experienced a record number of software vulnerabilities in the first half of 2014, far above any other popular program, a Bromium analysis of the U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) figures has shown.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1rS9xq3
  Quick Note: European Central Ban...

An unknown hacker compromised the European Central Bank (ECB) according to a new report from BBC News. The hack was realized Monday night when the culprit contacted the bank demanding money for the stolen data. Reports say that around 20,000 email addresses of people who had registered for ECB co... Show More
  Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security ...

Mozilla has released a bug-and-security update for Firefox, with 11 security fixes, three of them critical.

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  Free antivirus and anti-malware ...

Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.

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I keep getting the wromg home page where did I go wrong?


You probably have a spyware infection. You may want to run the free version of superantispyware just to check your machine is clean. http://www.superantispyware.com/


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Do you support Windows 8.1 over Windows 7?


Win 8 and 8.1 have not been well received. Win 7 is still being sold because people are not warming up to Win 8. Go with what YOU like best.


Should straight or crossover cable be used between new router & modem?


A straight thru cable would normally be used. Just check that you are using the correct port on the router. If you get stuck please open a ticket and give details ...


I keep getting survey pop ups when I go to sites


Depending on your Internet browser you can usually switch these off or stop them - tools and internet options - pop up blocker - failing that free products are available search through the Internet


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