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Wireless internet connections are far more prevalent than they used to be, but there are still times when you may find that you are stuck using a wired connection and want to use it wirelessly — for instance, at a hotel with only wired internet but you want to get your tablet online.

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By default Windows keeps track of which files you have opened with a particular program in its Jump List. Here’s how to limit the amount of entries it stores or even disable it altogether.

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Microsoft’s Surface RT and other Windows RT-based machines include the Flash browser plugin, but it only runs on websites Microsoft has whitelisted. We have covered how you can add any website to the Flash whitelist, but now there’s an easier way.

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Our latest edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as 2012 set a new record for reported data breaches, Minecraft: Pi Edition is available for free on Raspberry Pi, Oracle is due to release a new Java patch this week, and more.

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Windows has quite a few ways to control your default applications and file associations – more than you might expect. These are used when you double-click a file, click a link, connect a device, or insert media.

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Private browsing mode doesn’t offer complete privacy, but it does prevent your browser from saving your history, searches, cookies, and other private data between browsing sessions. You can have your browser always start in private-browsing mode if you prefer it.

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Your data is important, but just because you have emptied your recycle bin doesn’t mean that the file can’t be recovered.

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There are plenty of things you can do with your online storage accounts. They can be used for fairly everyday things such as backing up your data, syncing files between computers or sharing files with other people. But by turning to Wappwolf you can make your cloud storage work for you, interacting with other online accounts you may have.

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Automatic syncing between browsers is handy but if it lets you down (or you prefer not to use it) you can still manually copy extensions between Chrome installations. Read on to see how.

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A new security hole has been found for multiple versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat, so how do you protect your system until Adobe releases a new update? Our quick tutorial today will show you how to do just that with a quick tweak in the settings for Reader and Acrobat.

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Internet security suites are big business. Trial versions packed full of features come with most new Windows computers. They typically include powerful two-way firewalls, phishing filters, and cookie-scanning technology. But you don’t really need all these features.

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If you have been an avid user of the Live Mesh service, then your time is up. As of February 13th you will need to make the switch to SkyDrive or a similar service for online storage and syncing on your computers.

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Most people know that .exe files are potentially dangerous, but that isn’t the only file extension to beware of on Windows. There are a variety of other potentially dangerous file extensions – more than you might expect.

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Were you lucky enough to get a new Surface Pro over the weekend or are just curious about Microsoft’s latest hardware offering? Then you will definitely want to grab a copy of the new ‘Getting Started Guide’ available for download from Microsoft.

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Windows Defender replaces Microsoft Security Essentials in Windows 8, but it does not include the ability to quickly right-click folders and scan them. However, you can add this option yourself with a quick registry hack.

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DOS isn’t widely used anymore, but you wouldn’t know if from reading instructions written by manufacturers for BIOS updates, firmware-updating utilities, and other low-level system tools. They will often require you to boot into DOS and run the utility.

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So, you want to head to bed… time to power down the PC and call it a night. But wait… that download hasn’t finished yet. You could stay up and wait for it to finish, but then you will miss out on sleep. You could leave it running, but that’s a waste of electricity. Or you could do is turn to Shutter, which gives you a couple of alternative options.

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This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as the $25 Raspberry Pi has finally gone on sale, a new malware is sleeping its way into financial institutions, SkyDrive users are now able share Office documents with non-Microsoft account holders, and more.

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Windows 8 installs applications to your C:\ drive by default, but you may want to change where Windows 8 stores these apps. For example, you could install them to an SD card or secondary hard drive.

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After the hubbub surrounding the release of Windows 8 had died down, Microsoft had another software staple to unleash – the latest version of Office. But this time things are a little different from previous years. There’s not only the choice between Home and Professional to make, but also the Office 365 and Office 2013 variants; but what is the difference?

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Modern Windows 8 Apps such as the Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Photos apps can only display content stored in your libraries. You may want to store media files on an SD card or USB drive, but Windows stops you.

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One of the great things about time-shifting your television viewing is that you are able to watch the shows you love at a time that suits you. Just because you have an appointment on Wednesday evening there’s no need to miss out on your favorite program, particularly if you have a TV card installed – just record and watch at your leisure.

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The ability to run Android apps on Windows has been around for a bit, but the opposite could not be said until now. Enter Alexandre Julliard, who demonstrated an early version of Wine for Android at this year’s FOSDEM conference in Brussels.

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Updating your operating system and software is important. On the other hand, we have previously covered why you shouldn’t generally update your hardware drivers, although gamers will definitely want to update their graphics drivers. But what about BIOS updates?

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If Internet Explorer is crashing and burning, your problem likely lies with a buggy browser add-on. However, Internet Explorer crashes can have a variety of other causes, including incompatibilities with hardware rendering and possible malware.

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