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You would think that Microsoft would have learned from their Windows 8 mistakes of forcing terrible features down people’s throats, but it looks like they’ve integrated a positively awful Search button / panel into the Taskbar. Here’s how to hide it using a registry hack.

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Large form factors and multiple external antennas are fine for a beefy home router but they’re quite impractical when you’re on the go. Today we’re taking a look at the DIR-510L, a travel router that packs in zippy 802.11ac speeds in a package smaller than a TV remote.

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Have you ever wished you could just drag and drop a couple files from your computer to your tablet, phone, or laptop? With Filedrop you can, and best of all it’s really easy to use.

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Miracast is a wireless display standard included in Windows 8.1, Android 4.2, and newer versions of these operating systems. With a Miracast receiver plugged into a TV or another display nearby, casting your screen should be easy.

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If you are still new to the whole networking thing, then it can be a bit overwhelming when you first start learning about the different kinds of addresses involved and how they work together. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post seeks to clear up the confusion for a curious reader.

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The Disk Management tool in Windows gives you an easy-to-use graphical interface to dealing with partitions and drive letters, but what if you want to just quickly change a drive letter on the command prompt? The diskpart utility makes it easy.

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Most home networks rarely have one single type of client connecting to it. Usually, there’s a blend of Windows, Android, iOS, and maybe even Macs. How do you keep all these clients connected while keeping younger users out of trouble?

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The screen on your Android device switches between portrait and landscape mode in response to the way you hold the device when you run certain apps. Some devices, such as Google Nexus devices, the home screen switches screen orientation automatically by default.

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Although the majority of laptops now come with Bluetooth support (along with more than a few modern motherboards), there are still plenty of us in need of Bluetooth upgrades. If you’re rocking an older device or simply purchased a new device without Bluetooth support, don’t fret. Read on as we show you how to easily and cheaply add Bluetooth support to both laptops and desktops alike.

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Miracast is a wireless display standard designed for mirroring a smartphone, tablet, or PC’s screen to a television without requiring any physical HDMI cables. It’s becoming more widespread with each passing day.

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Whether you need to perform diagnostics on a program or if you need to see what a suspected malware program is doing, you can use Process Explorer to essentially put the program on pause while you look at what it is doing.

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Facebook users may have noticed a recent change to its mobile app. When you click on a link, it now opens in Facebook, instead of your preferred, default browser. This is really annoying; here’s how to change it back on Android.

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Have you switched from Mac to Linux and miss the Mac OS X-style launcher? Or, maybe you just want a dock other than the Unity Launcher on your Linux machine. Cairo-Dock is a customizable dock you can add to your Linux desktop.

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It’s time to compress some files, so what format do you use? Zip, RAR, 7z, or something else? We performed some benchmarks to determine which format gives you maximum compression.

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When you are shopping around for a new hard-drive for your computer or laptop, you may run across the terms Bare and/or OEM, but are they actually that different from other hard-drives or are they the same? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s questions.

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Whether you are downloading videos from the Internet or if you get video files from other people, there is a high chance that you will come across MKV files. Today, we will help you to understand what they are and how you can use them on your computer.

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