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One of the things most writers want to know is how much time they’re spending on writing a piece of text. If you use Microsoft Word for all your writing needs, you’re in luck, because it is really easy to find out the time consumed on the editing of a Word document.

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In this four part mini-series we are going to look at using Server 2008 R2 as an everyday operating system. In this article we will help you get the OS installed, install the Windows Desktop Experience and get your wireless working.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered over the previous week and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at diagnosing flickering monitors, skipping duplicate files while copying, and editing the Hosts file to get rid of annoying software reminders.

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From the same guy that brought you the playable Guitar Hero Christmas display, enjoy a peek at a fully interactive Angry Birds light show.

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In 1982 you’d shell out almost $4,000 for the privilege of using a mobile phone that weighed 2 pounds and couldn’t even fit in your pocket. Today you can pick up phone that weighs mere ounces, slips in your pocket...

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Google, no stranger to clever search Easter Eggs, has a simple little HTML5 trick that brings a blizzard to your desktop.

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Scanning pics is a big enough pain, but oversize images can be a nightmare. Today, we’ll look at some tips at scanning huge images with smaller scanners, and how a bit of Microsoft freeware can make the process much easier.

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Whether you want to stand because it’s trendy, or you want to test the benefits, one of the biggest hurdles from a standing desk is the cost involved. Here are some standing desk options you can build for free.

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The Windows Firewall can be one of the biggest nightmares for system administrators to configure, with the addition of Group Policy precedence it just becomes a headache. Here we will take you from start to finish on how to easily configure the Windows Firewall via Group Policy and as a bonus show you how to fix one of the biggest gotchas.

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How-To Geek teaches you all kinds of useful and interesting things. Sometimes we publish special How-To Guides, which are detailed articles about how to do something. Here are the best ones that we published in 2011.

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With Christmas almost here it is time to get those desktops decorated and ready for the holiday. So sit back, relax, and enjoy turning your desktop into a holiday delight with our Christmas 2011 Wallpaper collection.

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That glittery, fun time of year is here once again, so why not decorate your favorite desktop with some holiday goodness? Add the perfect holiday touch to your desktop with our Christmas 2011 Icon Packs collection.

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Have you seen Google Doodles that you loved but felt sad when they were gone after only one day? Then this bit of news should cheer you right up. Google’s Doodle site has been revamped and now has over 1,000 doodles to ...

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Do you want to add a unique, geeky touch to your holiday decorations this year? Then get ready to show off your awesome geek skills with these DIY ornaments! These tutorials will show you how to make your own Millennium Falco...

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What would Google, Facebook, Reddit, and other popular internet sites look like envisioned as super heroes (and villains)? Read on to see their powers and arch enemies.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tricks, tips, and techniques for creating holiday cards. Now we’re back to share your creative card constructions tips.

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