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Find downloaded files faster with these two quick tips

It can be a real pain to figure out where that file is you just downloaded. Here are two quick tips to help.

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Awesome new Google Now feature helps you keep track of your bills

Who needs an accountant? Google Now will keep an eye on your bills for you, if you use Gmail and receive electronic billing statements.

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Vaio's first post-Sony hybrid resembles Vaio Tap 11 but aims at graphics pros

The 12-inch "monster" tablet with detachable keyboard also seems inspired by Microsoft's Surface Pro, and like old Sonys, it's expensive. But can an upstart PC company make it these days?

Three free tools that reveal your PC's deepest details (including product keys)

Finding a complete list of your specs is easy enough in Windows, but these apps go deeper than the Control Panel ever could.

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Google Voice gets MMS support, hinting at a future merger with Hangouts

Google Voice now supports MMS. Is this the next step in the road to Hangouts-Voice permanently merging?

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Google Play Music for Android passes 500 million downloads

Google Play Music recently passed the 500 million download mark.

Bing integrates song lyrics into search results

Microsoft finally added a search feature to Bing that Google doesn't have: song lyrics.

Share files quickly and easily with Jumpshare

If you need to share a lot of files online this service helps you do it quickly.

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Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Bundle album hits 1m downloads in a week

The Radiohead front man's BitTorrent Bundle experiment is a success so far, according to BitTorrent.

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Why Windows 10 isn't named 9: Windows 95 legacy code?

An interesting rumor has popped up suggesting why Microsoft decided to use the name Windows 10, skipping right over Windows 9.

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Harlequin passionately embraces Scribd's e-book subscription service

Harlequin's famous bodice rippers and other tales are heading to Scribd's subscription service for an exclusive one-year agreement.

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Move over Chromecast: $25 Firefox-powered Matchstick streaming adapter revealed

There's a new Firefox OS-powered HDTV dongle coming soon to take on Google's Chromecast.

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Bye, Bing: Microsoft's Windows apps rebranded as MSN

The future of Microsoft's online services is here---and it's MSN. Say goodbye to Bing unless you're using Cortana or doing a search.

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Need help? Microsoft Stores offer free tech support, PC tune-ups, malware removal

If you've got a problem with your PC. The Microsoft Store may be able to fix it for you for free.

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Samsung Gear VR demo units appear at some Best Buys

The Galaxy Note 4 is almost here and apparently so is it's virtual reality accessory, the GearVR. Recently, a few bloggers have spotted the headset at Best Buy locations around Los Angeles.