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Has your desktop started to look tired and a bit ‘blah’ lately? Then revive your desktop with the Waterfalls Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with ten wallpapers full of gurgling, cascading waterfalls goodness.

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Generally, there are two kinds of Open/Save dialog boxes in Windows. One kind looks like Windows Explorer, with the tree on the left containing Favorites, Libraries, Computer, etc. The other kind contains a vertical toolbar, called the Places Bar.

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This simple hack combines the swing arms of two IKEA work lamps with a set of computer speakers for flexible and easily adjustable sound.

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Android: If you’re rocking an Android tablet, such as a Kindle Fire or Nook, you’ll want to update your Netflix app today. The new version sports a host of improvements including a massively overhauled interface.

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Nikon [deviantART]

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WouldISurviveANuke is a morbid Google Maps mashup that plots out the effective radius of nuclear weapons on major metropolitan areas, your distance from them, and your chances of survival.

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Ever feel like running an Android app on your Windows machine? Using BlueStacks, you can easily get apps from your Android device to your desktop or laptop without any complicated set up or fussing with the Android SDK.

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If you are one of those people who don’t safely remove their USB Devices just because you’re lazy, here’s a neat trick to do it from the context menu on your desktop. Even if you are not lazy and just forget, the icon will serve as a mental reminder. So let’s take a look.

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Once  a week we round up some of the answers we’ve sent out to readers and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at removing programs from the Windows startup routine, using DNS names on the local network, and restoring a vintage keyboard.

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If you’re looking to quickly share a file across a variety of file hosting services, makes it a cinch to share up to 10 files across 14 hosts.

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If you’re looking for an electronics project with a bit of holiday cheer, this clever POV Christmas tree combines LEDs, motors, and a simple vision hack to create a glowing Christmas tree.

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Windows: You go to move a file and Windows throws up an “In Use” error. OpenFilesView shows you what application or system process is locking up the files you’re trying to move.

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Smartphones are essential to our daily lives. They help us stay connected and keep us organized. But when it comes to calendar syncing and Gmail there are limitations. Here’s how you can sync your shared calendars and contacts from Gmail.

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This week we learned how to “read Blue Screen codes, clean your computer, & get started with scripting”, upgrade or install Mac OS X Lion on a Hackintosh using UniBeast, use Amazon’s barcode scanner to easily buy anything from your phone, had fun with a great set of geeky do-it-yourself projects for pets, got introduced to How-To Geek’s new Google+ account, and more.

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For those of you who like to use the quickest methods of getting things done on your computer, we have shown you many Windows shortcuts and hotkeys for performing useful tasks in the past.

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Foggy mornings are special times where everything is wrapped in a quiet calmness while the world is slowly waking up. Bring the peace and beauty of those early mornings to your desktop with the first in our series of Foggy Mornings Wallpaper collections.

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Does this only happen to me? [9GAG]

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Are you a huge fan of Apple products and ready to show some Mac love on your desktop? Then this is the theme for you. The theme comes with 30 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom icons, sounds, and a set of cursors to complete the package.

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