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Every week we dip into our mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we look at unmountable Windows volumes, opening Word files in Works, and removing a haywire bootloader.

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This week we learned how to easily change a dual-booting PC’s default OS, “extract audio from any video using VLC, sneak around paywalls, & delay Windows Live Mesh during boot”, shrink videos to fit an Android phone with VLC, fix damaged or broken audio cables, “decide between an ISO or TS folder, help Windows 7 remember folder locations, & convert books for the Kindle”, and more.

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Do you love the historic beauty of old-world castles? Then you will definitely want to grab a copy of the Castles of Europe theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 21 gorgeous wallpapers showcasing medieval ruins, Gothic Re...

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Overwhelmingly, you do it with Dropbox. Despite the proliferation of different platforms there has been little inroads made into any sort of universal syncing. We heard from quite a few different readers and by far the most popular option was to use Dropbox to ensure that you could get the music and documents you wanted whether you were on your desktop, laptop, netbook, iPhone, or Android device.

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Every week we dig into our reader mailbag and share the tips and tricks you email in. This week we’re highlighting a how to extract audio from any video file with VLC, sneaking around news site paywalls, and how to delay Windows Live Mesh from loading right away.

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If a digital picture frame seems too dull this interesting DIY frame actively sniffs Wi-Fi traffic and displays the pictures it finds.

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Read a lot of webcomics? No need to stay tied to a browser to catch up on the episodes you’ve missed. With this easy trick, read them on the go on your phone, PC or iPad, with or without internet.

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Your friends are reporting spam and pleas for money originating from your email account and some of your logins aren’t working; you’ve been compromised. Read on to see what to do right now and how to protect yourself in the future.

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Captains Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa are back once again for more adventure in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Now you can bring their quest for the fabled Fountain of Youth to your desktop with this newly rel...

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Are you and your desktop ready to be part of the Green Lantern Corps and join in the battle against evil across the galaxy? Then prepare to charge up your desktop with our Green Lantern Customization set.

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I love Ubuntu, but there are times when you just need to use Windows.  The GRUB boot manager that’s installed with Ubuntu is more than happy to leave it the default OS. We can easily change this with some help.

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Every week we dip into our mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at the difference between ISO and TS folders in DVD video, helping Windows recall folder locations, and Kindle book conversion.

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We’ve already shown you some great ways to get your keyboard clean. For geeks that aren’t faint of heart, check out how to make your keyboard dishwasher safe and clean it with half the work and in half the time.

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This week we learned how to setup network bootable utility discs using PXE, stream video to both iOS and Android devices with Plex, “check Android OS version numbers, enable headphone jacks for simultaneous speaker/headphone output, & load files on an iPad”, found some great Geek Deals, had fun with anime wallpapers for Android phones, and more.

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Do you have some great Steampunk wallpapers or a theme in need of icons to add that perfect touch? Then you are in luck! This detailed, well-crafted set of steampunk style icons is just what you need to set your desktop to full steam ahead.

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Are you a fan of all things Steampunk? Then prepare to be delighted as you travel back in time to the Age of Steam with the Echoes of the Past Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with sixteen gorgeous wallpapers showcasing a...

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Finding a video streaming solution that does transcoding is tough enough, but trying to find one solution that’ll work for both iOS and Android makes it even harder. Thankfully we have Plex, which does all of this and more.

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It’s easy to sit way too long at your computer without a break. Breaker is a customizable break timer that lets you configure single loops or complex break patterns.

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We’ve featured a lot of nicely designed icons for Windows, but have you ever wondered how to customize your own? Load up a web browser and your favorite image editor, because here’s an easy way to do it.

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This week we learned how to cleanup a Windows 7 login screen and remove unwanted logon items, play SNES Games on an iPad with Wiimote support, “harmonize dual boot systems with Symbolic Links, upgrade a Canon Camera’s firmware, & use an easy method to clean a keyboard”, found out how you like to keep your notes, made out like bandits with some great Geek Deals, and more.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your note-taking tips, tricks, and methods. Now we’re back to highlight the comments and trends that emerged.

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Every week we dip into our tips bag to share some handy reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at tips to help you share folders between Linux and Windows installs, upgrading your Canon’s firmware, a simple way to clean your keyboard.

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Photosynth stands a part from most other panoramic tools thanks to a super simple interface and a set of algorithms that seamlessly match up your photos even if you didn’t put the camera on a smooth panning tripod head....

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Windows 7 adds functionality to your login screen to give you additional logon options. If you want to lose the clutter, here is how to disable some or all of your credential providers.

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Your keyboard is one of your most important peripherals, but it’s bound to get clogged with dirt and grime over time. Dust off, scrub down, and clean up your number one input device safely with these tips.

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