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Former Googler explains why Gmail contacts stink, we explain how to make them better

If you love to hate Gmail's contacts manager you now have a reason why is stinks so much: priorities.

Ads are coming to Firefox

Firefox has a plan for its new tab page before it gets filled up with your most-visited websites.

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How to clean up the mess left by browser toolbars

The Web has come a long way, but some programs still try to sneak changes to your browser past you. Here's how to undo their evil work.

Microsoft working on Kindle-like Xbox reading app for Windows 8

Windows users may soon be reading books, magazines, and comics through an Xbox-branded reading app.

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HP starts charging for server firmware updates

Hewlett-Packard says its firware updates for servers are valuable intellectual property, and soon the company will charge for access.

Use Outlook.com's aliases to hide your true email address from prying eyes

Outlook.com's alias feature can help protect you against marketers, would-be hackers, and more. Here's how to set one (or more!) up.

HTTPS Everywhere makes Firefox for Android more secure

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's add-on forces websites to use HTTPS encryption whenever possible.

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Three Windows multitasking features that help maximize your screen space

Need to get more than one thing done at a time? There's a Snap for that.

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Windows XP gained market share in January (or did it?)

According to Net Applications, use of the aging system has actually increased—just months before official Microsoft support is slated to end.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak: More changes for Start screen, desktop

Big changes in this update include improving the modern UI experience for traditional point, click, and type PC users.

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How to sync your Windows desktop to the cloud

Take your desktop with you where ever you are.

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Amazon ponders jacking the price of Prime by $20 to $40

An Amazon Prime subscription could cost you $20 to $40 more per year sometime soon.

Incoming Windows 8.1 update might boot to desktop by default for PC users

Live Tiles aren't dead, but they might be hidden in the next version of Windows.

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Dell's Wyse Cloud Connect PC-on-a-stick turns any display into a computer

Dell's pocket PC is powered by Android, but plays nice with desktop virtualization services from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMWare.

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Mint personal finance tool embraces Bitcoin, but as an investment - not cash

It's yet another step towards Bitcoin going mainstream, but the popular personal finance software won't treat the crypto-currency as cash.