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Microsoft’s decision to remove the Start button in Windows 8 has caused a lot of controversy and made a lot of Windows users angry. The Metro screen is supposed to be a replacement for the Start menu.

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Are you or someone you know new to LibreOffice? Want to get the most out of the free office suite or have questions about how to use a particular app from the suite? Then you will definitely want to grab your own free copies ...

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This stunning fractal-based video was generated by a single and elegant 4k application. Check out the video and then grab a copy of the app.

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Windows: Text2Folders is a simple batch folder creator that can generate folders (including sub-folders) from a manually entered list or a text file containing the folder names.

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Arch, Drawing, Ruins [The Paper Wall]

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If you’re enamored by the neat tilt-shift photos that seem to be everywhere on the web, this tutorial will show you how to use a 3D printer to create your own tilt-shift lens adapter.

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Creating animations from scratch in Photoshop might seem daunting, but in fact, they’re very simple. Fire up Photoshop and grab some of your files. It’s time to annoy the pants off of your friends with lots of animated GIFs!

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The Windows Firewall is powerful, but it doesn’t offer an easy-to-use interface for its advanced features. Windows Firewall Notifier fills the holes in the built-in Windows Firewall, offering easy management of outbound connections and a console that displays network activity.

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One of the characters you might have seen around How-To Geek is our very own “Keyboard Ninja.” Today, we honor him in t-shirt form, and you can pick the first design you’d like to see printed for the HTG store.

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While we’ve asked you about the software you keep in your virtual toolbox, this week we’re interested in the actual hardware. What must have tools have you tucked away inside your geek toolbox?

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Frost covered surfaces carry a unique beauty all their own, so why not add some icy goodness to your desktop with the Frost Macros Theme for Windows 7? The theme comes with nine images featuring the frosty photographic talent of Duncan Lawler.

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If you’re looking for a free and quick way to check out which best selling Kindle books are currently available as free downloads, Zero Dollars Books presents them with a clean and uncluttered layout.

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Although the era of vacuum tube computers is long over, vacuum tubes live on in high-end audio equipment. Check out this video to see how they’re carefully hand-crafted.

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Found yourself in a sticky situation where the bad guys are all over the place trying to get you? Then you need Siri, the Ultimate Combat Assistant! Defeating the bad guys never looked (or worked) so good before now…

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This DIY doorbell project turns your regular doorbell into a notification system that pushes out a text message and a picture of the bell ringer to your cellphone.

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