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Windows 8.1 Mobility Center: 8 Ways to Save Time

Windows 8.1 Mobility Center: 8 Ways to Save Time

If you’re not already a rabid user of Windows Mobility Center (WMC), it’s time to start. It’s a particularly helpful time-saver within Windows 8.1. The core, tile-based UI of the Microsoft utili...

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5 Windows 8 Apps to Bring Back the Start Menu

5 Windows 8 Apps to Bring Back the Start Menu

You don’t have to live with Microsoft’s flawed decision to kill the Start menu in Windows 8. Some 15 – and counting – software companies have brought the Start button back from the digital gra...

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Texting While Walking: More Dangerous Than You Think

Texting While Walking: More Dangerous Than You Think

Many states have made text messaging while driving a jail-time or high-fine offense after numerous deadly accidents caused legislators to take action. But with all the ensuing publicity, another downs...

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In-Flight Wi-Fi: 5 Essential Tips

In-Flight Wi-Fi: 5 Essential Tips

The door to your aircraft has just closed and you are asked to turn off all cellular and electronic devices. That, of course, is business as usual on any commercial airline flight. But once aloft abov...

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Can Mobile App Ratings Help You Protect Your Kids?

Can Mobile App Ratings Help You Protect Your Kids?

With a legion of competing and inconsistent ratings for games and mobile apps from different companies, parents can understandably have a hard time deciding what content is appropriate for their child...

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Throwing Caution to the Cloud: The Risk of Online Storage

It’s a fair question: When you can buy a 500GB hard drive for less than 100 bucks and 8GB flash drives for $17, is it worth using an online backup service?With literally dozens of free and low-cost ...

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