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The Windows Store may be fairly light on great apps, but BlueStacks gives you access to over 750,000 apps on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC – including lots of touch-enabled games.

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Many Android phones have an integrated notification LED. With Light Flow, you can have your phone’s LED notification flash different colors depending on the types of notifications you have waiting for you – your phone can communicate notifications even with its screen off.

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Windows 8 has been with us for a good few months now. From consumer previews to the released products, there has been much venting of spleen over the changes made by Microsoft. But after initially hating Windows 8, I started to love it. Genuinely.

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If you’re dealing with a large number of images, you really don’t want to have to open each one in a photo editor and then save it out as an optimized web file. It’s much easier to do it in bulk, and if you are a keyboard ninja, you can do it easily with a single line.

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Word 2013 offers a new feature, called PDF Reflow, that allows you to import PDF files into Word and edit the text as a Word document. You can then resave or export the text as a PDF file.

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Web browsers have been growing up over the past few years. Now that Internet Explorer 6’s hold on the web has been broken, browsers have been implementing a variety of cool new features that websites are taking advantage of today.

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Our latest edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Mozilla is pondering stripping customization options from Firefox, a botnet has been stealing millions from advertisers with fake mouse clicks, the next Xbox may require an “always on” internet connection, and more.

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Linux power users and administrators have long used the tail utility to monitor log files, but did you know that you can do the same on Windows?

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When you install any recent version of Microsoft Office, Microsoft assumes that you want to sign up for the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). There’s a check box during installation that’s selected by default and automatically signs you up for the program.

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Last year we shared a wonderful collection of river wallpapers with you and today we are back with more. Float away with the currents on your desktop with the second in our series of Rivers Wallpaper collections.

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In this installation of Geek School we take a look at our options for Backup and Recovery. This is an important one, so come on and join us.

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Yesterday Apple joined a host of other companies that offer two-step verification in response to the increasing level of security threats to user accounts. Those of you who have been setting up two-step verification across the board for your online accounts can now add your Apple ID to the ‘completed’ list.

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I’m sure most of our Chrome users are thinking… why, exactly, are you posting such a simple tip? After posting an unrelated screenshot on Twitter today, I was swarmed with people asking how I made my tabs into icons.

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In this installation of Geek School, we take a look at Folder Virtualization, SIDs and Permission, as well as the Encrypting File System.

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Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites.

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Let me set the scenario: You just got a new Windows 8 PC. Or you wiped your current one. Or you have another PC. Or many, many other scenarios from now, we finally triggered the right one. In any case, you want to quickly install the same set of apps on this PC.

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