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Facebook has a feature that analyzes photos uploaded by your friends using its facial recognition technology. If your face is recognized in a photo, your name is suggested to the friend who uploaded it so that friend can more easily tag you in the photo.

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Google wants to get rid of browser plug-ins, but they’re bundling quite a few with Chrome itself. On a clean install, you’ll see at least five different browser plug-ins, from the Widevine Content Decryption Module to Native Client.

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Wouldn’t it be great to have a smart TV? Well, not really. Smart TVs have a lot of problems. If you do have a smart TV, you’d be better off combining it with a cheap set-top box rather than actually using its smart features.

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The new version of Google Maps is great, but what do you do when it works smoothly for everyone else yet it is unbearably slow on your own computers? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has an easy solution to help speed things up for a frustrated reader.

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You’ll often hear people refer to Apple’s “walled garden,” which would imply that it’s completely cut off from the world. The reality is OS X actually incorporates quite a few third-party account options, which expand and enhance your Mac’s powers.

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Saving your Facebook search history is supposed to help you by making it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, but it’s also a way to gather as much information about you as possible and sell it to advertisers.

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Browser plug-ins are the biggest target on your computer. Java is a gaping security hole, but Flash has seen a stream of 0-day attacks recently. There’s even been an increase in attacks against Silverlight.

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You may have noticed the addition of a new button occupying the upper-right corner of the Chrome web browser. This is the new avatar profile management system, which adds some cool functionality you might find useful.

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We spend a lot of time online, whether it be on a PC or a mobile device, searching for information. Most people use Google to find information online, sometimes searching for answers about personal matters that we might not want anyone else to see.

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The news that Anthem got hacked and 80 million people’s identities were stolen wasn’t very surprising — everybody is getting hacked these days. Last week, TurboTax had to temporarily shut down nationwide because of identity theft fraud. So how can you protect yourself from criminals opening accounts in your name?

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Notifications are obnoxious. Few of us actually need a “ding!” from our pocket every time we get a new email. But some emails are more important, and you might want to hear about them immediately with a notification.

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Every operating system backs up previous versions of files and offers an easy way to go back in time. If you use a cloud storage service, it also keeps previous versions of your files.

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Unbeknownst to most consumers there’s an anti-piracy protocol built right into the HDMI cable standard. Not only does it have a poor track record when it comes to piracy prevention it outright breaks the viewing experience for many people. Read on as we explain how it works, why it breaks your TV, and how you can fix it.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite brought a revamped Spotlight search interface. But it’s still limited. Flashlight smashes those limits, adding a plug-in system to Spotlight.

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While you’re exploring your Minecraft world the game is devoting a huge amount of resources to creating it around you. Generating these pieces ahead of time significantly decreases the resource load on your CPU while playing the game which leads to smoother game play with less lag. Read on as we show you how to prepopulate your world map for speedier play.

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The “Smart Lock” feature on Chrome OS allows you to pair your Chromebook with your Android phone, automatically unlocking it when the phone is nearby and unlocked.

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