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Heard of Pidgin? You should have. It’s one of the best multi-protocol instant messaging apps for Windows and Linux, and it’s open source. Pidgin includes some interesting plugins and features that you might not know about.

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Once a week we round up some of the questions that come pouring into the Ask HTG mailbox and share the solutions with the rest of you. This week we’re looking at installing a second optical disc drive, awesome iPad RSS applications, and how to thoroughly remove apps in Windows.

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In Windows 7, when you double-click or press Enter on folders in the right pane of Windows Explorer to open them, the folder tree in the left pane (the navigation pane) does not automatically expand to show where you are.

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If you’re looking to add a little video game flair to your workshop, this awesome DIY HALO-inspired first aid kit is a pretty geektacular touch.

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Android: While we’d hope you’d never need it, clever researchers have figured out how to turn the camera on your Android phone into a makeshift Geiger Counter with nothing more than an app and some black tape.

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We harp on password security a lot around here and for a good reason. Security breaches are frequent and the best defense is a set of strong and varied passwords. Read on for a password refresher.

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Swapping out lenses is one of the greatest advantages of modern photography, allowing for photographers to take vastly different kinds of pictures with the same camera. But what should you know before you  buy an expensive new lens?

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In today’s IT learning article, we are going to take a look at installing Terminal Services, otherwise known as Remote Desktop Services, on a Server 2008 R2 machine.

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If you’ve spent any amount of time playing multiplayer PC games online, you’ve probably encountered Ventrilo. It’s one of the most popular VoIP apps among PC gamers, but its user interface is hostile to newbies.

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This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as Microsoft’s collecting of royalties on 70% of US Android smartphones now, Google’s uncloaking of Chrome’s top security goals, Microsoft’s possible prevention against letting Linux boot on ARM hardware, and more.

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If you’re a budding photographer or a seasoned professional, we provide tips and tricks for taking better pictures, some history of photography, and information about the future of photographic technology. Here are 10 of our best articles about photography.

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Our planet is a beautiful sight to behold from orbit or further out in the solar system…a tranquil blue jewel resting among the stars. Bring the majestic beauty of our home world to your desktop with the first in our series of ‘Views of Earth’ Wallpaper collections.

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Bring the excitement of the battle between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire to your desktop with the ‘Star Wars – The Old Republic’ Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 38 Hi-Res wallpapers, cu...

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Moss and Roy decide to play a trick on Jen for her upcoming speech to the shareholders by letting her take a ‘portable version’ of the internet with her. Will the guys have a hilarious story to share or will Jen&#...

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