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    Terminate multiple programs from the command line with Taskkill

    Not all program termination options work all the time. If a program is not responding, you may not be able to use the window close button to terminate it. The same may be true for killing the process in the Windows Task Manager. Taskkill is a versatile command line tool that you can use for...
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    SunsetScreen helps you sleep better by taking the glare of your screen

    Up until now I ran the excellent F.Lux application on my Windows PC to help me sleep better and adjust to the monitor brightness better. The program adjusts the screen of the computer to be more natural to the eye. Instead of being bright all day and night long, it changes the screen throughout...
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    New Windows 10 build lets you hide Task View and Search button

    Microsoft pushed out a new Windows 10 Preview Build yesterday together with the security and regular updates for all its operating systems and products. Windows 10 users can get it already provided that they have set the speed in which they get the preview builds to fast under Preview Builds in...
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    Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

    While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday, Microsoft's marketing chief Chris...
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    Windows Hello lets you sign into Windows 10 devices with your face or finger

    Microsoft is backing biometric authentication in a big way today with the unveiling of a new feature named Windows Hello. Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system will support Windows Hello, allowing you to sign into a machine with just your face or finger. Windows Hello works by...
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    Privdog is Superfish all over again

    Privdog is a privacy protection software that is available as a standalone product for the Google Chrome Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browser and bundled with select Comodo products including Comodo Dragon and Internet Security. According to Comodo's website it ships with...
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    Here is how you can still search Tumblr for torrents

    So, the blogging platform Tumblr, which is owned by Yahoo Inc, started to add terms like torrent and to the network's filter list. Tumblr maintained a filter list for some time to block adult related search terms from appearing in the global search results. All users, regardless of whether...
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    Flynx collects and loads links on Android in the background

    juggling around between multiple open applications is often not very comfortable on smartphones. Say a link is posted on your wall on Facebook. A click opens it in the default viewer application for links, you read the article and then go back to Facebook to continue whatever you were doing so...
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    Add and sort Windows desktop background folders

    Adding a new wallpaper to Windows 7 or newer systems is a straightforward operation. You right-click on the desktop, select personalize from the context menu, then desktop background and pick one of the available pictures presented to you. There is also an option to browse a custom folder and...
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    BitTorrent Sync 2.0 update brings long-awaited Pro version

    BitTorrent announced Sync 2.0 and the launch of a Pro version of the product back in November 2014 and has released the final version of BitTorrent Sync 2.0 to the public today. If you used Sync before you are probably wondering what is changing in the new version. There is still a free version...
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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1 to ship with UI changes and feature improvements

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a powerful program that you can run on your Windows system next to other security software to add another layer of protection to it. The free version offers an on-demand scanner only while the premium version of the product real-time protection on top of it. The...
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    Two additional Google Proxys

    You may have read about how Google Translate can be used as a proxy of sorts to access websites that are blocked in your company or school network. Often, Google Translate is not on the list of blocked websites and services while many web proxy servers are. Google Translate is however not the...
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    Redesign Google Web Search with Firefox

    A white background with blue links and black text is how the default Google website looks like. While this might be effective and offers a great usability it looks pretty boring but this is going to change right now. It is possible to redesign Google Web Search if you use Firefox. You can change...
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    How to play mp3 files directly on Google Drive

    Google Music is Google's go to service for all things music. While that is the case, I'm not entirely sure if users from all over the world have access to it. While I do have access, I cannot use all features that Google makes available in this regard.The All Access music streaming service is...
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    Turn older versions of Windows into Windows 10 with a transformation pack

    Whenever a preview of a new operating system is shown chance is good that someone will create a transformation pack that turns older versions of an operating system into the new one. We have seen transformation packs for a variety of systems in the past. You can turn current versions of Windows...
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    How to move or remove apps in All Apps in the Windows 10 start menu

    If you have had time to use the preview build of Windows 10 on a machine you may have noticed the new start menu right away. While not identical to the Windows 7 start menu, it is a compromise that brings the old (desktop programs) and the new (apps and live tiles) together. What you may have...
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    Run Disk Cleanup after the Windows 10 upgrade to free space

    Whenever you install an update on a PC running Windows, especially if it is a service pack, larger update or even upgrade to a new version of the operating system, you end up with leftovers that remain on the system. They are there so that you can return the system to the old state. That is...
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