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Our first edition of WIG for June is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as no more Start Menu hacks in the Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft has upset advertisers with IE10 ‘Do Not Track’ policy, the FTC will investigate Facebook’s purchase of Instagram, and more.

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You’ve probably heard that you need to overwrite a drive multiple times to make the data unrecoverable. Many disk-wiping utilities offer multiple-pass wipes. This is an urban legend – you only need to wipe a drive once.

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When working (or playing) on your computer, you probably don’t think much about how you are going to clean up your files, backup your data, keep your system virus free, etc. However, these are tasks that need attention.

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Two years ago we shared a terrific collection of waterfall wallpapers with you and today we are back with more. Let these wonders of nature cascade onto your desktop with the second in our series of Waterfalls Wallpaper collections.

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Do you love the lonely, enticing beauty of lighthouses standing watch on isolated stretches of beach? Then let these silent sentinels keep watch over your desktop with the Lighthouses Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with...

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Have you always wanted to explore historic sites across the world but lack the extra time and/or funds to do so? Then take heart! Now you can visit historic sites to your heart’s content from home with Google’s &#...

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Internet Explorer 9 has a minimal interface by default, with the tab bar and the toolbar and address bar on the same line. However, you can gain even more viewable space by pressing F11 to go to full screen mode.

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There’s a new Humble Indie with some fantastic DRM-free and cross-platform offerings and, most importantly, some fantastic games. Score a copy of Psychonauts for the best price in town!

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Responses to this week’s Ask the Reader question show that just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you have to give up the security and privacy that your home network provides.

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Building a good looking Iron Man cosplay suit on a budget is no easy task; this clever Dollar Store inspired build combines cheap off the shelf parts to create a surprisingly awesome Arc Reactor.

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Have you or someone you know continued to use Firefox 3.6 because your favorite extensions were not updated for Firefox 4.0 and beyond? Perhaps you updated Firefox but lost that wonderful extension’s functionality and w...

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In this 3-minute short film, Leeroy Jenkins of World of War Craft infamy, brings his raid-botching power to the real world in a bank heist gone wrong.

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In this week’s game infection of all cell-kind is the ultimate goal as you lead your virus army to victory. Will you succeed in infecting everything in your path or will you be stopped just short of total domination?

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Some forms of tracking are obvious – for example, websites know who you are if you’re logged in. But how do tracking networks build up profiles of your browsing activity across multiple websites over time?

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This past month we covered topics such as alternative search engines that respect your privacy, tips and tweaks for getting the most out of Chrome, using camera Raw tools to develop digital photographs, and more. Join us as we look back at the most popular articles for May.

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