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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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Spotify video ads inbound: Watch a 30-sec mobile ad, get 30 minutes of nonstop music

Spotify is all about audio, but soon ads on the streaming service won't be.

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Automate your morning programs with Windows Task Scheduler

Windows' Task Scheduler makes it easy to have your PC do some of your work for you while you get your morning coffee.

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Forget Windows 9 and Windows Phone: Will it all be called just plain 'Windows'?

Microsoft appears to be getting away from version branding with its Windows Phone products. Is this the start of a bigger shift in Microsoft's naming conventions for Windows?

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Botnet malware discovered on Healthcare.gov server

A server connected to Healthcare.gov had botnet malware on it, but the malicious code was never used and no personal information was compromised.

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Smile! HTC's Desire 820 packs selfie-friendly 8 megapixel front camera, 64-bit processor

It's not a top-tier phone, but if you're hoping to get a 64-bit phone before Android L drops, the Desire 820 is your best bet so far.

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Live streaming NFL games coming from Fox Sports, but with caveats

Got a cable subscription? Then you can stream a whole bunch of football online this season.

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Samsung unpacks powered-up Galaxy Note 4, curved-edged Galaxy Note Edge

We knew the Galaxy Note 4 was coming and Samsung finally figured out what to do with its curved edge display.

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Asus Memo Pad 7 mixes a quad-core Intel chip with a look inspired by 'stylish clutch bags'

Asus announced a new Memo Pad 7 at IFA Berlin on Wednesday, we've got all the details.

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Asus reveals the ZenWatch, a premium-styled Android Wear watch with a pedestrian price

We knew it was coming and now Asus has shared details with its upcoming smartwatch, the ZenWatch.

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Two Google scheduling tricks to keep you organized in the fall

The fall is always a big period of adjustment. These two tools baked into Google can help by keeping your academic, professional and home lives organized.

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Raspberry Pi Foundation bakes a custom, optimized browser for the $35 mini-PC

Midori served the Raspberry Pi well, but now it's time to welcome a new browser optimized for the mini PC and based on Epiphany/Gnome Web.

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Meet Tox, an open, privacy-focused Skype replacement

It's not ready for prime time yet, but the early builds of a new privacy-focused chat client are promising.

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How to clear absolutely everything off your desktop in Windows 8.1

Want to have a spartan desktop with not so much as a Recycle Bin visible? Here's how to do just that.

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Hands-on: Chrome beta gets guest mode and a new profile switcher

You've been able to switch profiles and add a guest mode for months, but now Google is bringing the process front-and-center in the latest beta build of Chrome.

Controversial ads slip into Firefox nightly test builds

Mozilla said they would be coming to Firefox back in February. Now, the new ad-infused Directory Tiles new tab page is popping up in Firefox nightly builds.