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Virtualization software is a terrific way to try out new operating systems or test questionable software without harming your main operating system. This week we would like to know if you have set up any virtual operating systems on your computers.

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Icons for the Apple’s iOS and Mac OS X are littered with little hints and references to Apple’s base of operations, Steve Jobs, and computer and programming jokes.

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We recently shared a beautiful Cityscape Theme for Windows 7 with you and today we have browser theming goodness to go with it. These four themes feature cities from across the world and will help your Chromium code based bro...

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Wildly popular social gaming site Kongregate has released a mobile gaming app for Android phones. From the single app you can access 300+ games, download them for offline play, and more.

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Advanced download extension DownThemAll! has released an updated version with new features, refinements, bug fixes, speed limits, mirror management, support for Firefox 4.0, and better platform/O.S. integration.

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What happens when individuals are caught up in a twisted death match scenario with only three minutes to succeed or fail?

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If you’re trying to get a bead on the weak spots in your office or home’s Wi-Fi coverage, free Windows application Heatmapper makes short work of generating a heatmap of signal strength for your location.

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More than 90% of iPhone users are running the most current OS, but a mere 0.4% are running the latest version of Android. The disparity highlights the poor practices of OEMs and phone carriers.

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King Kong Versus T-Rex [DesktopNexus]

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Snackr is an Adobe AIR-based RSS ticker. Install, load it with RSS feeds, and watch the news roll right by.

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Are you looking for something a bit different for your Windows 7 desktop? Then you may want to have a look at the New Year in Japan theme. The theme comes with eight beautiful backgrounds featuring the tranquil shores of lake...

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Just when you thought things might have settled down, Facebook has once again taken a step that could put more of your personal information at risk. Going forward third party app developers will now have the opportunity to ac...

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Dial Zero is a handy Android application that shows you the quickest route from the start of your customer service call to a real human.

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If you’re a fan of Dropbox, the cloud-based storage service, and puzzles then Dropquest 2011 is a perfect challenge for you. Solve all the puzzles and receive free Dropbox storage.

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Note: The original image size is 1200*840 pixels, so it will most likely need to placed on a larger solid color background in order to best fit your screen’s resolution.

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If you’d like to start your Monday off feeling old, check out this video of school children trying to figure out what to do with the technology of yesteryear.

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If you want to make the switch from Outlook Notes over to Evernote, there’s now a tool to help ease the process. It does run on the command line, but since you only need to use it once, that shouldn’t be a problem.

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This week we learned how to “clone a disk, resize static windows, and create system function shortcuts”, use 45 different services, sites, and apps to help read favorite sites, add MP3 support to Audacity (for saving in MP3 format), install a Wii game loader for easy backups and fast load times, create a Blue Screen of Death in any color, and more.

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Here is some great news for anyone who loves Firefox! The latest beta version for the 4.0 releases is now available for download. So make certain to get your own copy and start enjoying all of that fresh Firefox goodness.

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Guy Collins has put together a fun video based on the original Reddit comic showing a computer literate person watching a newbie at work on the computer.

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If you have the newest Apple TV and you can’t wait to get it jailbroken, Seas0nPass jailbreaks both old and new Apple TVs.

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Earlier this week IBM’s took their Jeopardy playing supercomputer Watson to play a practice round with two human (and accomplished) jeopardy players. Watson tears out of the gate and barely lets up on the beatings.

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Juice Drop [DesktopNexus]

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If you’re looking for a newsreader with a big eye-candy and wow factor rolled with high usability, Pulse is one of the sexiest readers around.

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What do you get when you mix Calvin and Hobbes with Fight Club? Watch to find out!

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