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The other day we wrote up how to compress a folder of images using a single line from the bash shell prompt, which is native to Linux but works on Windows if you install Cygwin. Naturally there’s a simpler solution for Windows users, and reader Lee Thompson wrote in to share it with you all.

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It’s ideal to have a dedicated machine for your BitTorrent client, but it is energy intensive to leave a full rig powered up and online 24/7. Read on as we show you how to set up a power-sipping Raspberry Pi to serve as an always-on downloading machine.

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When you open Word 2013, a list of recently opened documents displays on the left side of the screen. This list also displays when you select the Open option from within the program. If you would rather not see this list, it’s easy to disable.

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Geeks often consider encryption a fool-proof tool to ensure that data stays secret. But, whether you encrypt your computer’s hard drive or your smartphone’s storage, you may be surprised to know the encryption can be bypassed at cold temperatures.

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The accessibility options that are available in Windows have been designed to help people that have difficulty using a computer because of a condition or impairment, but there are plenty of interesting options that could prove incredibly useful to everyone. We will reveal how the Ease of Access Center could help you.

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If you have used ipconfig or ping through the command prompt, you’re halfway to becoming a PowerShell ninja. So come on and join us as we discover cmdlets in this installation of Geek School.

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Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites.

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Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right!

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Over the weekend an early build of Windows Blue leaked onto the internet and is providing an interesting peek at the newest version of Internet Explorer. The new version comes with a tab syncing feature and surprisingly enough is masquerading as Firefox (Gecko). Microsoft has also made additional changes to the User Agent String for the browser.

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Notifications can sometime become overwhelming, especially if you receive as much mail as we do.

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