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Are you a frequent user of Paint.NET but feel frustrated that it is limited to Windows only? Fret no more because now you can get similar functionality on multiple platforms with Pinta.

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Anybody who has a Windows 7 laptop is going to be concerned with how to make the battery last longer, but did you realize there’s a built-in troubleshooting wizard in Windows 7 that helps you maximize your battery life?

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This wonderful Mirror’s Edge theme comes with 21 hi-res wallpapers, custom Mirror’s Edge icons, and sounds from the game to get your desktop ready for sky high adventure.

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Mozilla has announced that the final versions of Firefox 4 won’t be out until early next year instead of next month as originally planned—while Google Chrome is releasing new versions faster and faster, with lots of new features.

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Ideas come to us at unexpected times, and we don’t always have enough time to take action on all of them at once. Thankfully Microsoft OneNote is a great tool to keep track of ideas for anything.

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If you are one of the individuals using Microsoft’s Office 2010 suite or SharePoint 2010, then you may be interested to know that the first service pack beta is set to be released by year’s end.

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Evernote 4 for Windows is finally here, bringing with it a much needed UI refresh and an amazing speed boost.  Let’s look at how Evernote has improved and now makes it easier than ever to save all of your memories.

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Having an iOS device is essentially like having a mini computer with you all the time. If you browse the web with it, syncing your browser bookmarks between your computer and device is a must and we’ll show you how.

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If you’re a fan of VLC for your multimedia needs, and have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you might want to use it as a remote. Here we take a look at a couple of free apps that allow you to do it easily.

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Is your desktop ready for some Halloween fun? This week we have a larger than normal set of wallpapers to help you turn your desktop into spook central.

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Are you looking for a theme that adds that perfect bit of moodiness and attitude to your Windows 7 desktop? The new lightning theme from Microsoft contains gorgeous images of lightning and storms that will electrify the way your desktop looks.

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Would you like to get your Hotmail email, calendar, and contacts on your iPhone or iPod touch?  Here’s how you get Windows Live content synced and pushed to your iOS device for free via Exchange ActiveSync.

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Do you prefer the look of natural wood for your computer work area or home office? If so, you can now take things one step further and add a wood grain theme to Chrome.

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Have you ever had dozens of application windows open and wanted to just close them all? There’s a bunch of freeware apps that will close them all for you, but you don’t need extra software—and here’s how to do it.

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Rainmeter skins are great—you can use them to display all sorts of system stats on your desktop, but unfortunately they are too easily moveable with an accidental click of the mouse. Thankfully we can easily fix this.

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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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If you’re having boot problems on your Windows PC, it’s often helpful to repair the MBR (Master Boot Record) to restore the Windows 7 boot loader—and you can do it easily from the Windows installation disc.

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If you’ve ever had problems with your PC starting up or shutting down slowly, there’s lots of different troubleshooting techniques that you can use—today we’ll talk about how to enable verbose messages.

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If you install a lot of different CD & DVD burning software on your PC, and are running iTunes…you may get an iTunes Setup Assistant warning. Here’s how to solve this annoyance.

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If you’ve got a lot of AVI videos in your media collection, you might want to be able to play them on your DVD player—or even more likely, give a DVD to a family member to watch. Here’s how to create your own DVDs easily.

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Kodu is a visual programming language suitable to teach kids the basic of programming and to train their creativity. In today’s lesson, we will build a simple game that we can use as an introduction to Kodu.

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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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While most of us here prefer Google, Windows Live does have one great feature that Gmail doesn’t yet provide: a single-use security code that lets you login on a public computer without having your password stolen. Here’s how it works.

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