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Windows command-line tools have advanced a lot with PowerShell, but Linux has had a much more usable terminal for many years. Here’s how you can get the best of both worlds with Cygwin, a ‘nix-style terminal for Windows PCs.

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We’re always looking for new ways to speed up everyday tasks in Ubuntu. We’ll show you some keyboard shortcuts you might not have known about, and show you how to make your own custom shortcuts.

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Once a week we dig into our reader mailbag and answer your burning questions. Today we’re taking a peek at how to enable the missing FTP functionality in XBMC, rename your downloaded TV shows, and get access to the Market when emulating Android.

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Are you looking for a nice sticky note solution to use while browsing with Firefox? Then the Internote extension may be just what you have been looking for.

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What happens when a mobile carrier’s call center becomes infamous for its’ frustrating service? Revenge of course! These guys got together to play a well thought out and executed prank on Mobistar’s call cen...

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If you’re looking for an Exposé-like experience on your iOS devices, Multifl0w brings super slick task switching to jailbroken iOS devices.

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Stellarium is a cross-platform planetarium app that has to be seen to be believed. Zoom through the night sky, check out constellations from anywhere on (or off) the planet, watch the rotation of the stars throughout virtual days, and more.

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If you want to keep up on your friends’ Facebook activity but you hate keeping a tab open for Facebook, Facebook Desktop parks Facebook updates and a quick-reply function right in the system tray.

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You might think that you need expensive software to take advantage of Camera RAW—something like Photoshop or the more modestly priced Lightroom. Fortunately there is freeware that can help you achieve professional results without professional costs.

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Tired of the grey Apple logo on your Mac? Why not “think different” and “switch” it to something else? “The notebook for everyone” doesn’t give you “the power to be your best” without a little personalization.

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Your Firefox profile houses some pretty important stuff such as bookmarks, saved passwords and preferences which would be quite inconvenient to lose. As with any valuable data, your Firefox profile should be backed up regularly.

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This week we learned how to install non-market apps on an Android device, use and master the notoriously difficult pen tool in Photoshop, what Logical Volume Management is and how to enable it in Ubuntu, decorated our desktops with a medieval theme customization set, and had fun squashing the rebellion in Battle Critters – Prison Planet.

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Sometimes we all need a wallpaper that is fun, quirky, or colorful as a refreshing change or to lift our moods up. If this sounds like you then get ready to brighten up your day and desktop with our Colors Wallpaper collection.

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The year is 1988 and Siskel & Ebert really want you to get a video phone. If nothing else can make you appreciate having a powerful computer capable of clear video chat in your pocket, this will.

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If you’re looking for a dead simple way to wirelessly transfer files to your Android phone, Awesome Drop offers easy browser-to-phone transfer.

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Misty Blue Morning [DesktopNexus]

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Wildly popular physics-based game Angry Birds, from the development house Rovio, has finally been knocked off the number one slot in the App Store. Knocked off, that is, by a 14 year old boy with his own compelling physics-based game.

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Are you ready for some fun and adventure after a long week at work? Then grab your gear and get ready for action! In this week’s game you become a member of the Allied Republic of Critters and your job is to help squash the rebellion on Prison Planet and keep the humans from escaping before Admiral Alama arrives.

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In 1883 Thomas Edison threw the switch on a system of overhead wires that would bring light to the community of Roselle, New Jersey. A steam powered generator powered local businesses, the local Presbyterian church (the first in the world to be lit by electricity), around 40 houses, and 150 street lights. We take electric street lights completely for granted in the 21st century but at the time significant portions of the United States and Europe were still using gas lamps. Edison’s proof-of-concept display in Roselle inspired other communities to switch to safer electric light systems.

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