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Windows 7 and 8.1 updates switching to cumulative monthly rollups starting in October

Starting from a fresh install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will soon be much easier.

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Hangouts on Air disappears from Google+ on September 12

Google+ Hangouts on Air is dropping the "plus," and Google's flailing social network.

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How to get to Firefox's 'about:' pages the easy way

Firefox's 'about:' pages open the door to settings changes, UI customization, performance info, and more. Here are two easy ways to reveal all the available options.


Microsoft rolls out a new Authenticator app for Android and iOS, makes 2FA simpler

Forget about Azure Authenticator and Microsoft Account on Android. There's a new authentication app for Android and iOS and its name is Microsoft.

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Twitter wants an Apple TV app in time for the NFL season

Twitter's vision for its NFL games apparently includes making it easier to watch the games on your television.

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How to use FileBot to organize your Plex video files

FileBot organizes the TV shows and movies saved to your hard drive so they are easier to find on Plex.

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Windows 10 Insider program moves beyond Anniversary Update with new PC preview

Microsoft is ready to roll out new Windows 10 preview builds to PCs, but mobile Insiders will have to wait until the Anniversary Update rolls out.

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Lenovo's killing Reachit, its Cortana-enhancing search tool

Lenovo's Reachit app that helps you find files across various online storage services is coming to an end on September 12.

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'Golden keys' that unlock Windows' Secure Boot protection discovered

Windows devices have a new threat thanks to a Secure Boot policy that leaked online.

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HP's affordable Stream laptops upgraded for fresh fight against Chromebooks

There are now three HP Stream laptops to choose from including two 11-inch models and a 14-inch notebook. The new laptops start rolling out in September.

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Nvidia bundles free games with GeForce GTX 960, GTX 950 to battle new Radeons

Nvidia is offering a free game with the purchase of a GTX 950 or 960 from retailers such as Newegg.

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Google Chrome's plan to kill Flash kicks into high gear

Google's long-running strategy to kill Flash usage is nearing its endgame this December.


Many bluetooth smart locks open easily for attackers

Plain text passwords, bad encryption, and susceptibility to man-in-the-middle attacks are just some of the problems plaguing Bluetooth locks.

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The Internet Archive now houses more than 10,000 Amiga programs and games

Want to play some Amiga games in your browser? Just visit the Internet Archive..and cross your fingers.

How to adjust your AutoPlay settings in Windows 10

Control how AutoPlay responds to various removable media in Windows, so you can enjoy the feature's convenience while minimizing the risk to your PC's security.