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What exactly happens to smartphones separated from their owners? To find out, Symantec “lost” 50 smart phones around New York City and remotely tracked them. Read on to see what happened to the phones.

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If you’re a Linux user, there’s a good chance you can’t live without virtual desktops. They’re a great way to organize your workspace. Dexpot brings virtual desktops to Windows, complete with 3D effects and extensive customizability.

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The Windows Store in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is full of third-party preview apps. They’re not complete, but they give us a taste of what we can expect from Metro and Windows in the future.

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The toaster notifications in Windows 8 are a nice addition, however they can be annoying at times and you may wish to disable them temporarily, or maybe even permanently, here’s how.

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If you’re looking for a simple and powerful way to encrypt everything from system drives to backup discs to everything in between, TrueCrypt is an open-source tool that will help you lock up your files. Read on as we show you how to get started.

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Another problem with doing IT for family [via Reddit]

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Think you know the online music scene well? Then test your knowledge against this infographic listing the major players in the online music landscape.

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We’re big fans of tinkering, building, and the maker-ethic around here so, as you can imagine, this video of an energetic seven year old testing his Rube Goldberg machine puts a big smile on our faces.

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We love a good Arduino-based project around here. Now, thanks to this handy guide, it’s easy to add a remote control to the project via Bluetooth and controlled by an Android phone.

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Have you been admiring the awesome Roboto font that Google created just for the Ice Cream Sandwich release of Android? Now you can download all 16 variations of Roboto for your favorite computer!

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What do you get when you combine a year’s worth of NASA lunar projects into continuous render? You get this awesome video that shows you ever house of every moon phase in all of 2012.

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Keen to try out Windows 8, but aren’t quite ready to give up on Windows 7 just yet? Follow this fun easy guide to get the best of both worlds.

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Windows 8 always shows the Metro-style Start screen when you log in. You don’t have to click the Desktop tile every time you log in, you can boot straight to the desktop with this quick trick.

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Developers and IT administrators have, no doubt, the need the deploy some website through HTTPS using an SSL certificate. While this process is pretty straightforward for a production site, for the purposes of development and testing you may find the need to use an SSL certificate here as well.

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The ability to pin websites to your Start Screen is a nice touch in Windows 8, however by default the sites you pin open with the Metro version of Internet Explorer. Here’s how to change that.

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You have questions and we have answers; once a week we round up a handful of reader questions and share the answers with everyone. This week we’re looking at removing Windows 8 from a dual installation, understanding Linux file permissions, and disabling the Scan and Fix popup in Windows.

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