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Zendesk hacked, Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter user email addresses stolen

Zendesk hacked, Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter user email addresses stolen | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Zendesk announced a security breach today, and the email addresses of some Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest users were downloaded.
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Internet Explorer: A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting

Internet Explorer: A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Internet Explorer: A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting.
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How to Easily Add Websites to the Flash Whitelist on Windows RT

How to Easily Add Websites to the Flash Whitelist on Windows RT | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s Surface RT and other Windows RT-based machines include the Flash browser plugin, but it only runs on websites Microsoft has whitelisted.
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The Shameful Saga of Uninstalling the Terrible Ask Toolbar

The Shameful Saga of Uninstalling the Terrible Ask Toolbar | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
If you managed to get infected with the absolutely terrible Ask Toolbar on your computer, don’t be ashamed – it could happen to anybody. Especially considering that is bundled with the equally awful Java runtime.
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Windows 8: Automatically Shut Down Computer at Night

Windows 8: Automatically Shut Down Computer at Night | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
By using Window 8′s Task Manager you can easily schedule your computer to turn itself off at night when not in use. Many people debate if computer systems are better to be left eternally on o...
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Vancouver’s Teliphone Corp. Makes Two Key VoIP Acquisitions

Vancouver’s Teliphone Corp. Makes Two Key VoIP Acquisitions | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Digital telecommunications firm, Teliphone, has acquired Vancouver-based Titan Communications and Cloud-Phone Inc. of Calgary.

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How Can I Keep My Laptop's Power Cord From Getting Damaged?

How Can I Keep My Laptop's Power Cord From Getting Damaged? | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I take my laptop around a lot, and the power cord often gets bent in every possible place. Over time the bends stick in this position, some ends fray, and I end up having to replace it.
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Change Your Monitor's Brightness Without Fiddling With Its Buttons

Change Your Monitor's Brightness Without Fiddling With Its Buttons | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Want to tweak your monitor's settings without having to use its slow, inefficient menus? These two Windows apps will help you tweak your display right from your desktop.
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Outlook.com POP3 Settings

POP3 and SMTP settings and values for Outlook.com. How to configure Outlook.com on iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, Outlook using POP.
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Apple says it was attacked by hackers, will issue malware removal tool today

Apple says it was attacked by hackers, will issue malware removal tool today | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
In a statement provided to The Verge, Apple says that hackers infected a "small number" of its computers in an attack that exploited a Java vulnerability. As Reuters originally reported, the...
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Are My Old Computer Parts Worth Any Money?

Are My Old Computer Parts Worth Any Money? | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I read your guide to what to do with my old computer parts, but I'm interested in your last suggestion: selling them and making some money!
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How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8 with an Upgrade Disc

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8 with an Upgrade Disc | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Sometimes, you just need to do a clean install. Unfortunately, the Windows 8 Upgrade doesn't always allow for that, throwing you an error when you try to activate after a clean install.
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Fix iOS 6 Auto-Brightness Issues By Calibrating iPhone Light Sensors

Fix iOS 6 Auto-Brightness Issues By Calibrating iPhone Light Sensors | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
With every major iOS update, Apple announces some great new features, but a new feature addition is deemed successful only if the masses grasp its usage co
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How to make Windows 7 louder, even when you’ve set the volume to max

To make everything louder you just need few steps and say voila, now you don't have to suffer in silence from quiet music and videos. we have some awesome ways
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PowerPoint 2013: Open Additional Presentations with Mouse Over

PowerPoint 2013: Open Additional Presentations with Mouse Over | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
The use of mouse over hyperlinks is an effective method for those PowerPoint users who want to link multiple slide shows to a single PowerPoint presentation. This can be useful for times when you m...
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How to Create Popup Reminders with No Additional Software

How to Create Popup Reminders with No Additional Software | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Most everyone needs to be reminded about something. Be it a daily task, recurring commitment, or a one time event – having a pop-up reminder on your computer can come in handy.
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Get More From Your Games: A Beginner's Guide to Graphics Settings

Get More From Your Games: A Beginner's Guide to Graphics Settings | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
You've built a gaming PC and it's time to start playing, but you're thinking your games could look a bit better or run a bit smoother. You want to tweak your graphics settings, but you don't know where to start.
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How to Integrate Google Apps with Windows 8

How to Integrate Google Apps with Windows 8 | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Windows 8 is designed to push Microsoft’s web services: Bing, Internet Explorer, Outlook.com, and more. However, Windows 8 isn’t limited to just Microsoft’s services.
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Outlook.com: ad-free for $19.99 per year

Outlook.com: ad-free for $19.99 per year | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Microsoft, just like Google and other Internet companies, displays advertisement on several of its properties. When it comes to the email services Hotmail and Outlook, advertisement is displayed to free users of the service.

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How to Switch to VoIP and Ditch Your Home Phone Bill Forever

How to Switch to VoIP and Ditch Your Home Phone Bill Forever | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
You can enjoy the convenience of a whole-house land line without shelling out your hard earned money to your local telecommunications provider.
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How to Create Strong Passwords that You Can Remember the Quick and Easy Way

How to Create Strong Passwords that You Can Remember the Quick and Easy Way | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
A free site for quick and easy generation of strong passwords that are easy to remember is described.
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Transfer Contacts, Messages, Videos and Pictures from iPhone to Galaxy S3

Transfer Contacts, Messages, Videos and Pictures from iPhone to Galaxy S3 | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
How to easily Transfer Contacts, Messages, Videos and Pictures from iPhone to Galaxy S3. Move data from iPhone to any Samsung Galaxy phone.
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Windows 8′s Bandwidth Lifesaver: Block Pictures and Animations

Windows 8′s Bandwidth Lifesaver: Block Pictures and Animations | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
When severely restricted in bandwidth, browsing the Internet through text only can be a lifesaver. Completely minimizing bandwidth usage is occasionally required. For example, many Windows 8 mobile...
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5 excellent uses of Windows 8 Hyper-V

Windows 8's bare-metal virtualization layer is a great way to create an app sandbox, run a test machine, launch a VHD appliance, and more
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Windows 8 Tip: Clear personal info from your Live Tiles

Windows 8 Tip: Clear personal info from your Live Tiles | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Windows 8′s Live Tiles are one of the operating system’s coolest features, letting you see at-a-glance updates much like a window into your favorite apps and games. But sometimes, you just don’t want other people to see the information.

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