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iOS Apps & Backups are Hogging Up Your Hard Drive – How To Easily Free Up Disk Space

iOS Apps & Backups are Hogging Up Your Hard Drive – How To Easily Free Up Disk Space | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
I don’t know about you but I am always looking for ways to clear up my laptop’s precious free hard drive space. I have tools that clean caches, temporary files, language files, logs and...
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Why You Shouldn’t Host an Open Wi-Fi Network

Why You Shouldn’t Host an Open Wi-Fi Network | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Open home Wi-Fi networks are still too common. The situation has improved as wireless router manufacturers began shipping with wireless passwords enabled by default, but there are still too many unsecured Wi-Fi networks out there.
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Don't Fall for This 'Faceboourk' Phishing Scam

Don't Fall for This 'Faceboourk' Phishing Scam | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
A very convincing scam steals users' personal details and credit-card information before taking them to the real Facebook.
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MTBF and SSD: What does an SSD's MTBF Mean for You?

MTBF and SSD: What does an SSD's MTBF Mean for You? | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
There some confusion surrounding MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and how it relates to SSD. We explain what MTBF means for SSD, and how it is tested
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The history of the internet

The history of the internet | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Many of us were born or raised in a world with the internet. For some, it has been a part of their lives for as long as they can remember and the idea of living and doing our daily activities without the connectivity that it presents is almost ob ...
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New Year's Resolutions: Tech Tips You Should Keep in 2013

New Year's Resolutions: Tech Tips You Should Keep in 2013 | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Tech2Go: Start off 2013 on the right foot with these tips to protect your digital life.
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How to Clear Your Computer’s CMOS to Reset BIOS Settings

How to Clear Your Computer’s CMOS to Reset BIOS Settings | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Your computer stores low-level settings like the system time and hardware settings in its CMOS. These settings are configured in the BIOS setup menu.
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Freshening up a home network can yield big bandwidth benefits

Freshening up a home network can yield big bandwidth benefits | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

My project lately has been optimizing my home network. By nature, my hardware testing work requires me to move lots of data around, whether it's deploying images to test rigs, downloading new games from Steam, or uploading videos to YouTube. I've noticed that I spend quite a bit of time waiting on various data transfer operations. Within certain limits, that's probably an indicator that some money could be well spent on an upgrade.

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Java 7 Update 10 introduces new security features

Java 7 Update 10 introduces new security features | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Are you still using Java on your computer? Some of you may need it to run programs such as JDownloader or RSSOwl (there is Java Portable for that which does not
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Keeping a Computer Tower Cool the Easy Way

Keeping a Computer Tower Cool the Easy Way | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
A lack of proper airflow will definitely not be a problem with this computer tower…
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Connectify Dispatch: Link All Your Network Connections into a Super Pipeline

Connectify Dispatch: Link All Your Network Connections into a Super Pipeline | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Connectify Dispatch is a network management tool that takes all the connections around you–Ethernet, Wi-Fi nodes, even 3G/4G cellular connections–and combines them into one giant data pipeline.
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Hotmail & Yahoo Mail Using Secret Domain Blacklist

Hotmail & Yahoo Mail Using Secret Domain Blacklist | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Frequent contributor Bennett Haselton writes: "Hotmail and Yahoo Mail are apparently sharing a secret blacklist of domain names such that any mention of these domains will cause a message to be bounced back to the sender as spam.
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Microsoft replaces aging Messenger with Skype in March

Microsoft replaces aging Messenger with Skype in March | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
For those of you still using Microsoft's long-standing Instant Messaging service, bad news is on the horizon.
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Downgrade Your New Windows 8 Computer to Windows 7 for Free

Downgrade Your New Windows 8 Computer to Windows 7 for Free | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
If you aren't a fan of Windows 8 but want a new laptop that comes with Windows 8 preinstalled, you'll be happy to know you can actually downgrade it to Windows 7 without having to reformat.
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8 Excellent Tech Habits to Adopt Right Now

8 Excellent Tech Habits to Adopt Right Now | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
We are offering some useful hints that should see you better organized, more productive and safer in 2013.
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Microsoft determines Windows RT jailbreak poses no security threat, applauds hacker for ingenuity

Microsoft determines Windows RT jailbreak poses no security threat, applauds hacker for ingenuity | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
On Sunday, reports surfaced that the Windows RT operating system had been jailbroken to allow the execution of unsigned ARM desktop applications, and Microsoft quickly confirmed it ...
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Iomega is Now LenovoEMC

Iomega is Now LenovoEMC | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Multi-faceted partnership enhances Lenovo’s position in industry-standard servers and networked storage solutions

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New Police Ransomware "Signs" Treaty with Antivirus Vendors

New Police Ransomware "Signs" Treaty with Antivirus Vendors | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Recently, we spotted another police ransomware variant which tells of a supposed treaty between the law enforcement and antivirus vendors.
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How to Find Newly Created Files in Windows

How to Find Newly Created Files in Windows | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

There is no easy way to find files that were recently created in a Windows system. What you can do is open the drive inside which you want to search in Windows explorer, and type the following into the search box in the toolbar – “datecreated:today”. This search filter tells Windows to find and display all files that were created and saved in that drive that day. Instead of “today”, you can enter any date or date range using the calendar that drops down from the search box.

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Microsoft Posts Guide For Businesses To Choose Their Right Windows 8 Device

Microsoft Posts Guide For Businesses To Choose Their Right Windows 8 Device | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft today posted a guide for businesses to choose their right Windows 8 devices. Windows 8 devices ranges from highly powered Intel Core-I series processors to ARM based devices. Microsoft recommends each of those device for certain categories.
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How Does Windows Confirm Wi-Fi Access and Whether Hot Spot Authentication Is Necessary?

How Does Windows Confirm Wi-Fi Access and Whether Hot Spot Authentication Is Necessary? | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Windows is quite adept at telling you if you have a properly functioning Internet connection, but how exactly does it do so? Digging into how Windows handles the problem offers insight into Windows connectivity messages.
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