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Steering clear of crafty codecs

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The web is a beautiful place isn’t it? You can watch captivating high definition videos on Vimeo of your friends hiking trip through the Swiss alps. You can chat with relatives on the opposite side of the planet using Google Helpouts. You

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How to stop Java from tricking you into installing junkware

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Java is to personal computers what yellow cabs are to New York City: Java is freggin’ everywhere.  But unlike the speedy cabs of New York, Java is infamously known to have security bugs that could put your computer at risk.  That’s

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3 hip security features coming to Windows 10

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Microphone check one, two… Windows 10 is here to stay and I’m here to say, that before you blame, Microsoft for being lame, you should check out this new thing, that they’re doing today. C’mon! You didn’t know I could rap?

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The simple yet insidious advancements of Malware

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Here’s the story: You’ve been going to the gym because you want to stay in shape.  In fact, you’ve recognized that a good workout isn’t sufficient so you’ve made a resolution to not only exercise but to eat well too.

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Why the Microsoft Windows Store seriously sucks

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The other day I posted an article rhapsodizing about how the Windows Store is burgeoning.  I boasted about all the apps being added daily and how Microsoft is becoming a contender as it vies for hegemony over Apple and Google. But

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