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We all know about QR codes. Some black and white boxes, containing encoded data. Boring, isn’t it? Let’s decorate and make your QR code more stylish and customized!

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Android: If you’d prefer to swipe your finger to switch between apps (instead of opening the task switcher) SwipeSwitcher enables simple swipe-based switching.

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This definitely isn’t the kind of candy you’ll be handing out to trick-or-treaters but for a Halloween party it’s tough to beat glow-in-the-dark candy.

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OpenELEC is an installation and optimization tool for XBMC that aims to make installing and using XBMC. the beloved but sometimes technically challenging media server software, as simple as using a DVD player.

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Windows XP just isn’t secure anymore! If the expense of the new Windows operating systems is too great, here’s an easy and painless way to get a completely free Linux, keep your old Windows XP installation, and start surfing securely.

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The concept of a drive in PowerShell is not about physical drives, but about representing any data store as a consistent interface. Using the right provider you can even access  the registry as if it was a file structure.

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This week we learned how to encrypt and hide your personal files inside of a photo, “display image size in Google Images, preserve tabs while using CCleaner, & what to backup on your Windows box”, look up Event IDs from the Event Viewer using a free tool, turn your friends into zombies for Halloween (in Photoshop), found out what your favorite Windows Explorer alternatives are, and more.

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Previously, we published a list of useful tips and tricks for getting the most out of Windows 7 Explorer. Here are some additional tips to help improve your productivity when using Explorer.

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The recent Windows 8 Developer Preview release has generated a lot of excitement and the upcoming beta will add even more to that as the system gets one step closer to being complete. Display your enthusiasm for the next step in Windows evolution on your desktop with the first in our series of Windows 8 Wallpaper collections.

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How many of us have encountered someone somewhere who did something odd like this to their computer?

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Recently we shared an awesome video showing all the regenerations from the Doctor Who series and today we are back with a video compilation featuring all of the good Doctor’s companions and friends.

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Fog machines add a nice spooky-vibe to a Halloween celebration but they aren’t exactly cheap. This $5 hack will help you send fog spilling across your table without breaking the bank.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite alternatives to Window’s native file explorer. Now we’re back to highlight your suggestions, tips, and tricks.

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If your scare-the-tricker-or-treaters CD filled with creaking doors and evil laughter from 1960s horror movies is feeling a little dated, freshen it up with this spooky Star Wars mix.

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Minecraft Lost in the snow [deviantART]

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Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition is a free, ad-supported version of Office 2010 meant to be included on new PCs. It only includes Word and Excel with a subset of features—but it does let you make a portable version. Here’s how to do it.

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In the late 1980s something special happened in Denver. A group of Sci-Fi nerds and robotics enthusiasts said to themselves “You know what would be awesome? Fighting robots.” and the first Battle Bot arena was born.

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Halloween and your weekend are both almost here, so why not indulge in some holiday themed fun and have the best of both at the same time? In this week’s game your shooting skills will be put to the test as you launch monsters at specific targets in order to clear the levels.

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Do you have an external USB hard drive or flash drive that you use frequently for backups or for use with applications? Every time you plug it in you may get a different drive letter for that drive.

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