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It is no secret that Adobe has experienced a multitude of security problems with their PDF software recently, thus making it a very attractive target for hackers. What we would like to know this week is will you use the new “sandbox security” version when it is released or continue to use an alternative PDF software.

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Want to add some Halloween and Autumn inspired goodness to your Windows 7 desktop? Microsoft has just released a new theme pack that will add the perfect spooky touch to your computer in time for the season.

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Regardless of which browser you use, WOT (Web of Trust) is one of the most useful and helpful extensions you can install. With the current and older versions of Opera you could only use a bookmarklet version of WOT, but that ...

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Yamaha’s HRP-4C girl-bot could already sing songs from a preselected list and walk, now she can also add dancing to the list. If you have an interest in robotics then this will definitely be an interesting video for you to watch.

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Want to upgrade to a massive internal hard drive? Western Digital has just announced their next drive, with a capacity of three terabytes.

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Retro Humor [DesktopNexus]

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The Prelinger Archives have a wonderful video from 1959 explaining the concept of Polymorphic Computing, otherwise known as distributing computing power using a whole host of machines. This is definitely an interesting and fu...

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Other browsers allow you to view an image by itself in the same tab but not Chrome. If this has frustrated you time and again, then we have a very nice solution for you.

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Green Lantern [DesktopNexus]

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Over at Search Engine Land, they’ve figured out that if you have a Google Profile setup with your birthday, you’ll see a custom logo for your birthday. Neat!

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Today Adobe finally announced the newest version of their Reader product, with a new sandboxing technology to help solve the security problems.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that there’s yet another breach in privacy over at Facebook, and this time it’s games like FarmVille leaking your information to advertisers.

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This week we learned how to convert DVDs, ISOs, & AVI videos to play on an iOS device, use Photoshop Channels to elegantly remove backgrounds from images, customize Windows 7 taskbar icons the easy way, get started with the new Windows Live Mesh 2011, use Rainmeter to display system stats on the desktop, and more.

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Are you missing the dedicated sidebar from Windows Vista now that you use Windows 7? Now you can get it back just like it was in Vista with the 7 Sidebar gadget.

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How much time do your children spend in front of the screen? If it is more than two hours per day, they run a higher risk of having behavior problems according to new research.

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Loading Wallpaper [DesktopNexus]

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If you’ve ever seen any of the Animator vs Animation videos, you know how entertaining they are—and now there’s a fun third part to the series to watch.

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The new version of the Firefox browser changes the user interface dramatically, and even removes the status bar just like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 9—but if you’re afraid of change, there’s a browser ex...

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Google’s new Highlight to Search extension helps you search keywords in any page by simply highlighting text on the page.

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This comic republished with permission from the very funny DOGHOUSE

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If you were a fan of Gary Larson’s The Far Side comic strip, then we have a special treat available for you with this wonderful set of icons. The set contains eight icons that are available in .ico format only.

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U F O [DesktopNexus]

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If you’re an Evernote user but really prefer using a pen and paper, you can now use your Livescribe digital pen to send your notes directly into Evernote, where they will be searchable and available anywhere.

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Starting with the alpha releases of Opera 11, you will be able to start using extensions in Opera. The extensions will be based on the W3C Widget specifications and are being considered for an Open Standard effort.

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The latest version of Dropbox for Android has a great feature built in, along with the regular bugfixes and small changes.

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