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The Growl notification system is something that will be familiar to Mac users, but it is something that is also available for Windows. It is an incredibly versatile tool that can be used to monitor system and program notifications in a variety of ways, including remotely.

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Every time I see somebody using an file picker to choose a file for upload, I shake my head. There’s a much simpler way to do it – just drag and drop it onto the upload form. This works really well on almost all social media sites, but it even works on old-school forms.

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Have you ever bought an app from the Store only to have Windows tell you that you haven’t purchased the app when you check on another device?

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Entering your online-banking or email passwords on an untrusted computer – particularly one in a public place – is risky. If you had a USB drive with Linux installed on it, you could log into your accounts without fear.

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Our latest edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as new malware is posing as a security warning from the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, Google is redirecting Picasa Web Albums users to Google+ Photos, Java’s new malware protection comes undone due to old-school attack, and more.

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If you have a multi-monitor computer running Windows 8, you might be wondering why on earth the Start Screen only takes up one of the monitors. We can’t explain that one, but we can tell you how to move the Start Screen (or Modern Apps) from one monitor to the other.

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BitLocker is a lesser-known technology included in Windows that allows you to both password protect and encrypt the contents of your storage mediums.

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Browser plug-ins like Flash and Java add additional features web pages can use. However, they can also slow things down when in use or add extra security holes, particularly in the case of Java.

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Railways serve many purposes in our everyday lives such as transporting people, raw materials, finished products, and more — all while keeping our cities and us inter-connected. Travel these ‘roads’ of steel on your desktop with the second in our series of Railway Tracks Wallpaper collections.

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Have you ever wondered why your favorite game from Windows 95 just doesn’t seem to run on Windows 7 but other applications do? Well we have the answer for you, as well as a few solutions for how to fix it.

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When we sit down to eat fruits and vegetables, we usually do not think about the intricate process involved in the growth of that food. Learn more about photosynthesis and its relationship with carbohydrates, starch, and fiber — and how the air we breathe is related to the food we eat in this TedED video by Amanda Ooten.

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Is your iPhone or iPad App locking up or acting weird? You can force it to close by double-clicking the Home button until the app switcher appears at the bottom of the screen. Then hold down your finger on the icon for the app you want to close, and then click the Minus symbol.

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Whether you’re a web developer or just an avid internet user, you may need to use multiple browsers. Each browser has useful features that are not available in the other browsers, so, you may need to switch browsers to take advantage of certain features.

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Browsers are packed with settings and options, many of which are hidden. Each browser has a place where you can change advanced settings that aren’t available in its standard options window.

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Here’s a fun little tip for you: did you know that you can run commands from the address bar in Windows Explorer? It’s true — any app that you could run on the command line can be run from the address bar, including opening a new command prompt.

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There are lots of tools that can be used to automate various tasks on your computer, and we have looked at how the likes of Wappwolf and IFTTT can help to automate your online life. AutomateIt brings very much the same idea to Android, making it possible to automate your phone or tablet in a variety of ways.

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Hard Drives: every computer running Windows has them and none can function without them. They house all our data, so we should set them up correctly. Read on to learn more about how to use RAID to protect your data.

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