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Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

The deadline for the end of Windows XP support is drawing closer every day now, yet many people and businesses continue to use it. Microsoft is adamant that once April 8th comes and goes, there will be no end-of-life extensions, assisted support options, or online technical content updates of any kind, period. With this in mind, many security experts are expecting malware authors to start stockpiling exploits and vulnerabilities in the lead-up to the cut-off date.

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Are you one of the people who signed up for Yahoo’s user name wishlist last month? Then you will be glad to know that Yahoo has started mailing out notifications to people regarding the user names they signed up for!

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Skyrim is not only a fantastic game to play, but also full of gorgeous scenery and locations to see if you take the time look around and appreciate the view. Explore the continent of Tamriel and beyond on your desktop with the first in our series of Skyrim Wallpaper collections.

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If your Chrome browser reaches a point where it no longer works well, then that usually means uninstalling and reinstalling it in order to get back the fresh optimal performance you love. But things just got a lot simpler this week! The latest stable build of Chrome comes with a new ‘Reset to Default’ option that lets you return your browser to its original ‘shiny new condition’ with just a click of a button.

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People love to play games on their mobile phones, but on occasion there will be one that does more than just serve as a source of fun, it makes you think. While parts of the science in Plague Inc. are not accurate, there are parts that will give you an idea of how scientists might learn more about and deal with an emerging threat, and how a disease might manage to spread in our increasingly inter-connected world.

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Are you a huge fan of Google Chrome, but looking for a way to lock things down or supervise what your children access when browsing the internet with Chrome? Then you will definitely be pleased with the latest feature to be introduced in the Chrome Canary Channel! The new supervised accounts feature lets you add accounts with built-in restrictions and fewer privileges to help keep your little ones safer on the web.

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Using backgrounds that are bright and colorful make for a pleasing visual experience most of the time, but then there are times when you may prefer something a bit more subtle and natural to look at. Add a classy, natural look to your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of Wood Texture Wallpaper collections.

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Have you been thinking about starting a new blog? If you have, then you know there are quite a few blogging services available these days. So which one do you choose? The answer to that will depend on the type of blogging you intend to do, whether you are looking for a free service, the options available for each platform, and more. To help you choose the best one for your needs, The Next Web has put together a terrific list of fifteen blogging platforms with pros, cons, and a verdict for each one.

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Windows 8.1 RTM is nearly here and Microsoft is continuing to work hard adding polish and improvements to the operating system. The Verge has obtained a copy of the latest leaked build and taken it for a test spin, so if you are curious about the latest round of changes, then here is your opportunity to see what is new!

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Minecraft is an awesome game that just keeps getting better with time and serves as an excellent showcase of people’s artistic talents and creativity. Build the perfect desktop on your computer this weekend with the second in our series of Minecraft Wallpaper collections.

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Whether it is a reliable favorite or a shiny new Android device, you may be considering adding anti-virus software to help protect your phone and/or tablet. The question though, is which anti-virus software do you choose? AV-TEST.org’s latest batch of test results for the July-August time period are now available for viewing and can help you make a better, more informed decision.

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All browsers will offer to save passwords for you if you like, but that may not be the best of ideas. A fire storm of debate erupted online yesterday concerning the ease in which saved passwords can be accessed in Google Chrome, the only major browser on the market without a master password option at this time.

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No matter the foes or crises he has faced, Iron Man has always been tough enough to live up to his heroic name and persevere. Toughen up your Nexus 7’s screen with a visual ‘iron supplement’ from the first in our series of Iron Man Wallpaper collections.

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Do you ever have those moments when curiosity for the sake of fun gets a hold of you? Perhaps that curiosity gets focused on computer-related “what ifs”, such as how well a very old operating system would do if used with today’s modern apps and web? Nazmus Shakib Khandaker decided to find out how well Windows 98 could and would do in 2013.

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Are you just getting started with learning PowerShell or tired of looking up less frequently used commands? Then this terrific set of PowerShell quick reference guides from Microsoft is just what you need!

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Two years ago we shared a wonderful collection of beautiful fractal art wallpapers with you and today we are back with a whole new set. Bring a unique visual experience to your desktop with the second in our series of Fractal Art Wallpaper collections.

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If you were one of the people worried that Windows 7 would be left behind with regard to Internet Explorer 11, then you will definitely feel better after today’s news. Microsoft has just released a developer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 32 and 64 bit operating systems.

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Do you love gazing at images taken by various research craft traveling through our solar system? Then you will definitely enjoy this photographic treat from NASA showing our home planet from Saturn and Mercury!

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We all delete files on our computers and mobile devices every day, but where do those deleted files actually go? Are they still there in some form? Can they actually be recovered? Is the recovery process difficult? Vsauce discusses the topic in this excellent ‘explainer’ video.

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of laying in the grass on a warm summer’s night and looking up at star filled skies, letting your thoughts drift as they may while relaxing and daydreaming. Add some star-powered goodness to your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of Starry Skies Wallpaper collections.

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Are you tired of having to manually remove the utm_source tracking section of URLs before you share or bookmark them? Then you can happily say goodbye to that irksome nuisance with the au-revoir-utm extension for Firefox!

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Transistors are an important, integral part of all the electronic devices we love to use every day, but how do they work? Veritasium discusses the science of semi-conductor materials, doping with impurities, gates, and depletion layers that make transistor technology possible.

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Have you been wanting to try out the new Google Maps preview that everyone has been talking about? Then you will definitely love this bit of good news! Google has made the new Maps preview available to all users starting this week.

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If you are one of the people who has been looking forward to having a better user name for a Yahoo account, then now is the time to hurry on over to the wish list website and register your preferred selections.

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Regardless of size or the materials used to build them, each bridge is an individual work of art. Add lights to them at night and they rise to a whole new level of beauty. Bring these architectural wonders of the night to your desktop with the second in our series of Bridges at Night Wallpaper collections.

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