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Paul Ferrill has been writing about computers and networking for more than 25 years. He's had articles published in InfoWorld, Network World, PC Magazine, and a wide range of other publications. He's also the author of two books and currently working on a third.

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The 8 scariest digital security stories of 2014 (so far)

The year's only halfway done, but hackers have already filled enough headlines to last a decade.

Simple mouse and keyboard tricks for efficient file management

Your keyboard and mouse are a treasure trove of hidden features to help you work faster and more efficiently. Here are two shorcuts that will save you time doing common file management tasks.

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First wave of Surface Pro 3 tablets land on store shelves

Yay, the Surface Pro 3 is here! Well, as long as you wanted the Core i5 version. Everyone else will have to wait.

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Call businesses directly from Google search results on your PC with Hangouts

Google has baked in Hangouts calls to business directly from Google's search results page.

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A free photo editor worth trying: Getting started with GIMP

GIMP is a great open-source alternative to Photoshop if you're not willing to spend the big bucks on Adobe's software. Here are three common tasks you can accomplish with it.

Department of Transportation wants control over your phone's navigation apps

Regulators already say they can regulate smartphone navigation apps but want that authority explicitly enshrined in law.

on techhive.com

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How to avoid installing bundleware with the help of Unchecky

Some third-party programs still try to slip a few extra programs past you if you're not paying attention. Unchecky helps solve that problem.

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Google may join health data-tracking party with Google Fit

Apple's doing it, Samsung's doing it, and now Google wants to store your day-to-day health data too.

on greenbot.com

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Microsoft releases pre-release Outlook Web App for Android

Nearly a year after landing on iOS, Office 365 business users can try out a pre-release build of a native Outlook Web App for Android.

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Starbucks gears up for wireless charging support nationwide

Starbucks is taking incremental steps, yet again, as it plans a national rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations.

on techhive.com

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OnePlus One launch delayed to fix critical OpenSSL bug

The OnePlus One was supposed to ship sometime in May, but a pesky newly discovered OpenSSL bug thwarted those plans.

Google Chrome's experiment with killing URLs appears to be on hold

For several months, Google toyed with the idea of hiding full web addresses from users in Chrome. That idea appears to be on hold.

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Three different ways to save screenshots to OneNote

If you need to save a lot of screenshots, whether it's images, complete web pages, or desktop apps, OneNote has you covered. Here's how to use it.

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'McLaren' Lumia phone may include Kinect-like '3D Touch' gesture control

We first heard about 3D Touch in November, but two new reports have a lot of detail to share about some new motion control features expected to land on Windows Phone.

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Microsoft releases OneNote Clipper for Chrome, Springpad-to-OneNote migration tool

Game on! Microsoft's note taking app has been popular with students for years, but now the company wants everyone using OneNote and has two new tools to prove it!