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Talk to any tech person, read any forum, and at some point you’re sure to be told to update your drivers… but what does that really mean? And is it necessary to compulsively update your drivers? Here’s our take.

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Once a week we select a few questions from the pile of emails we answer and share the solutions with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, scheduling computer startups, and how to diagnose an overheating laptop.

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Chrome: If you’re tired of web pages cluttered with social media buttons, WidgetBlock bans the buttons and speeds up the load time of web pages in the process.

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If you spend most of your iPad time lounging on your couch or in bed, this simple IKEA hack will keep your favorite tablet stowed right at your finger tips.

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If you’re looking for a customizable way to organize your cables and small electronics, this DIY Grid-It clone uses a series of elastic straps to hold everything in place.

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This week we learned how to safely eject your USB devices from the desktop context menu, make the Kindle Fire Silk Browser *actually* fast, “disable Windows startup programs, use DNS names on your home network, & restore a vintage keyboard”, print or save a directory listing to a file, make your computer press a key every X seconds, and more.

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Photoshop is a powerful, but complex, graphics program that can be difficult to learn and frustrating to use. We have published many articles about tips and tricks for using Photoshop and how to fix annoying issues you may encounter.

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Traveling in the mountains can be an invigorating experience whether you are climbing to a specific height or going on an extended journey across them to the other side. Start your own epic journey to the heights of beauty on your desktop with our Mountain Travel Wallpaper collection.

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Have you ever had a file on a flash drive that you needed to use on a machine that is situated in another building or even halfway across the world? You can do that by plugging it into your local machine and then forwarding the drive through your remote session to that machine. Here’s how to do it.

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Firefox has encountered an unexpected problem with Windows [via Reddit]

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What do you get when your favorite crime-fighting organization meets Doctor Who? CSI: Gallifrey!

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How do you catch a butterfly in flight and in 3D? You do it with this laser triggered photo rig.

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At the top of the heap, by a wide margin, was Evernote—the ubiquitous web-based notebook that makes it super simple to sync and share your notes. It has a snappy clipping tool built right in, and readers were quite fond of the wide ranging tools and integrations supported by Evernote. Laurel writes:

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Android: Evernote for Android now features enhanced sharing, tighter Skitch integration, and a brand new homescreen widget.

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Pink Winter [DesktopNexus]

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Researchers at Arizona State University have stitched together a massive high-resolution map of the moon; seen the moon in astounding detail.

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Getting a new drive is always exiting, but having 6 or 7 drives show up in My Computer isnt always ideal. Using this trick you can make your drives appear as folders on a another drive. Logically it will look like its one drive but any files in that folder will physically be on another drive.

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Your weekend is almost here, so why not get an early start on the fun with a quick bit of gaming goodness? In this week’s game your powers of division will be put to the test as you seek to clear each level of red box material using a limited number of slices.

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