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Get to know your Windows operating system inside out! Pick up tips & tricks, and discover the best Windows software & modern apps out there

Airfoil Adds Extended AirPlay Functionality To Mac and PC

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Airfoil Adds Extended AirPlay Functionality To Mac and PC

AirPlay is Apple’s way of wirelessly streaming audio and video to supported devices on your local network. If you have one of Apple’s more recent Airport base stations, an Apple TV or a Boxee box at home, you should already be able to stream music from your computer to your entertainment system, wirelessly. Apple has made it notably more difficult to use AirPlay with third-party apps like Spotify or Rdio instead of iTunes. For that, you’ll need something like Airfoil.

Simon Slangen July 29, 2013
Airfoil Adds Extended AirPlay Functionality To Mac and PC
Puush: Take Screenshots and Share Them Instantly

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Puush: Take Screenshots and Share Them Instantly

Image hosting and image sharing sites are all the rage these days, especially with the widespread explosion in popularity of Internet image macros and memes. Images are pleasing to the eye and people are more likely to view an image than read a block of text – which is why infographics are great. The problem? Storage limits and inconvenient uploads. What if there was a tool that lets you take screenshots, upload them to storage, and share a link – all with one click? That tool exists and it’s called Puush.

Joel Lee July 26, 2013
Puush: Take Screenshots and Share Them Instantly
Update Windows Drivers For Free With IObit Driver Booster Beta

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Update Windows Drivers For Free With IObit Driver Booster Beta

Without drivers, hardware and software wouldn’t be able to communicate, leaving a system inoperable. Updates to drivers can dramatically improve the stability, speed and features of a computer without any changes to the hardware inside. Yet, driver updates remain difficult to locate for most devices. Most users don’t update unless something has gone wrong. IOBit’s Driver Booster promises an easier solution by acting as an all-in-one command center, from where of your drivers are easy to update.

Matt Smith July 26, 2013
Update Windows Drivers For Free With IObit Driver Booster Beta
How To Diagnose And Fix A Dead Hard Drive To Recover Data

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How To Diagnose And Fix A Dead Hard Drive To Recover Data

Several years ago, I experienced a hard drive failure. I was at work when my laptop suddenly started to act particularly strange. About half an hour later, the hard drive failed audibly and the laptop wouldn’t boot anymore. Unfortunately, I didn’t have comprehensive backups. Over the next couple of weeks I considered doing everything under the sun — and did most of it — to fix the old HDD. If your hard drive has died, this guide might help you to revive it again. So roll up your sleeves and get to work!

Tina Sieber July 24, 2013
How To Diagnose And Fix A Dead Hard Drive To Recover Data
Finally Get Two Functional Desktops With Actual Multiple Monitors

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Finally Get Two Functional Desktops With Actual Multiple Monitors

Once you have tried working with a dual monitor setup, you’ll never go back. While two monitors give you double the workspace and boost productivity, I found the setup is never perfect. In the end, either the screensaver or backgrounds don’t work right or the software tool is very buggy and ends up freezing up the system. Then I came across Actual Multiple Monitors. This impressive software can transform your single PC into a dual display system that acts as though you’re running two independent computer desktops.

Ryan Dube July 24, 2013
Finally Get Two Functional Desktops With Actual Multiple Monitors
Everything You Need To Know About Passwords

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Everything You Need To Know About Passwords

Passwords are important and most people don’t know enough about them. How do you choose a strong password, use a unique password everywhere, and remember them all? How do you secure your accounts? How do you protect your files and operating system? And what if you ever lose a password? We’ve covered all this and more over the years. Be sure to read our password management guide for an in-depth overview to everything from choosing strong passwords to picking a password management technique and setting up two-factor authentication.

Chris Hoffman July 24, 2013
Everything You Need To Know About Passwords
How To Copy Data From A Laptop

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How To Copy Data From A Laptop

Laptops have a particularly short lifetime. While it is possible to upgrade laptop hardware, one day the time will come when that is just not possible or worth it any more. This is when you will want to copy your data from your old laptop to a new device. How you can do this essentially depends on how much data there is to back up and whether or not the old laptop is still booting.

Tina Sieber July 23, 2013
How To Copy Data From A Laptop
6 Quick Ways To Get Familiar With A New Operating System

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6 Quick Ways To Get Familiar With A New Operating System

In the past, the only consumer operating systems that mattered were Windows and maybe Mac OS X and Linux. Now, we also have Chrome OS, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone to worry about. And new versions of these operating systems are coming out even more frequently. Things are changing frequently. The days of learning a single operating system like Windows XP and using it for ten years are behind us. Here are some tips for keeping up with new operating systems and learning how they work.

Chris Hoffman July 22, 2013
6 Quick Ways To Get Familiar With A New Operating System
How To Create Your Own Virtual Tour On Google Earth With A KML File

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How To Create Your Own Virtual Tour On Google Earth With A KML File

Recording your own virtual tours in Google Earth is a great way to remember your trips, and re-experience them (to a degree) at any time. Recording a Google Earth KML file might sound complicated, but as soon as you get the steps pat, you’ll be wanting to record more and more. It takes a little more skill, but can help you share stunning trips and tours around the earth with anyone.

Yaara Lancet July 22, 2013
How To Create Your Own Virtual Tour On Google Earth With A KML File
3 Ways to Backup Evernote (and Do You Need To?)

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3 Ways to Backup Evernote (and Do You Need To?)

Unlike, say, Dropbox, Evernote does not offer a revision history, your content all syncs as-is. This means you could potentially lose any note you accidentally delete from the trash, or any content you accidentally delete from a specific note. If you share a particular notebook other users might make changes you don’t like. You get the idea: information goes away sometimes. As with any software, backups are the only real answer for that. Take matters into your own hands: back up the notes, notebooks and other information you store in Evernote.

Justin Pot July 20, 2013
3 Ways to Backup Evernote (and Do You Need To?)
Save and Reopen Your Web & Document Sessions With Cupcloud

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Save and Reopen Your Web & Document Sessions With Cupcloud

Ever find yourself with a ton of tabs and Word documents open, but then have to reboot your computer? Whether it’s an update or a new app that requires a reboot, rather than put it off, or bookmark a bunch of tabs you only need for the time-being, Cupcloud will actually temporarily save your tabs, documents and more, and restore them with a simple click of the button. Cupcloud goes beyond saving just website tabs in your browser and extends to the desktop itself.

Nancy Messieh July 20, 2013
Save and Reopen Your Web & Document Sessions With Cupcloud
3 Uncommon Ways to Use Your Laptop Touchpad

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3 Uncommon Ways to Use Your Laptop Touchpad

Your laptop’s touchpad seems like a simple, boring piece of technology, used only when no mouse is available. But touchpads can be fast and efficient. They have shortcuts for everything from easily scrolling to gestures for quickly getting around in Windows 8. Spend a moment learning your touchpad’s tricks and configuring actions that work well for you. It will pay off when you can use your touchpad to get things done faster. For Windows 8 users, touchpads are a great way to add touch gestures to PCs without touch.

Chris Hoffman July 19, 2013
3 Uncommon Ways to Use Your Laptop Touchpad
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