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Google Cloud Print cloud-ready printers.

Google Cloud Print cloud-ready printers. | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Google Cloud Print is a technology that allows you to print over the web from anywhere, including your phone, to any printer.
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Stick to the 3-B Plan when Emailing Busy People

Stick to the 3-B Plan when Emailing Busy People | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
If you want to get in touch with influential people (aka: BUSY people), you need to know how to contact them.
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CRTC issues first two guidelines under new anti-spam law

CRTC issues first two guidelines under new anti-spam law | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
The new rules are aimed at unsolicited messages that assume consumers 'opt in' to receiving further such communications from businesses.
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Ubuntu's new donation page helps you set priorities for future development (with cold, hard cash)

Ubuntu's new donation page helps you set priorities for future development (with cold, hard cash) | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Canonical has added a step to the process of downloading the Ubuntu Linux operating system. When you visit the Ubuntu website and choose to download the latest version of the popular OS, you’ll first be taken to a donation page where you can opt to make a contribution… or not.

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When Buying Two Computers Is Cheaper Than Buying One

When Buying Two Computers Is Cheaper Than Buying One | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
You can buy some pretty powerful laptops these days, and a lot of people are quick to take advantage of beasts like the MacBook Pro or big gaming laptops like the ASUS G55VW.
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Creating storage strategies for your business

Creating storage strategies for your business | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
As the volumes of data increase in your business, what is the best strategy to store this precious information?
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Business multifunction printers - what you need to know

Business multifunction printers - what you need to know | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

How to choose the right multifunction all-in-one printer for your business.

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PC shipments to decline in 2012 for the first time since dot-com bust, can Windows 8 save the day?

PC shipments to decline in 2012 for the first time since dot-com bust, can Windows 8 save the day? | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

The global PC market will see worldwide shipments decline this year, which will mean a drop for the first time in 11 years, according to IHS' iSuppli. 

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McAfee shows how major Android scamware ticks, prevents us from learning first-hand

McAfee shows how major Android scamware ticks, prevents us from learning first-hand | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Most Android malware lives in the margins, away from Google Play and the more reliable app shops.
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A Facebook scam, end to end

A Facebook scam, end to end | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Just recently, I logged on to my Facebook account and saw that a couple of people on my Friends list had posted something about a free $250 gift card from Costco...

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"I am calling you from Windows": A tech support scammer dials Ars Technica

"I am calling you from Windows": A tech support scammer dials Ars Technica | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Cold caller from "Windows Technical Support" asks for remote access to my PC.
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Move off-screen windows back into sight

Move off-screen windows back into sight | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
I'm not sure how I done it but suddenly the VLC Player window opened up outside the visible part of the monitor.
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Stuxnet: Anatomy of a computer virus

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a computer virus | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Good morning! This little video produced for an Australian TV show will certainly get you in a good mood as it showers doom and gloom all around with a clear, visual explanation of Stuxnet, where it was found, and what it could do.
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Apple extends 1TB Seagate HDD replacement program to cover additional iMacs

Apple extends 1TB Seagate HDD replacement program to cover additional iMacs | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Last year, faulty 1TB Seagate drives living in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs purchased between May and July of 2011 were at the heart of a warranty replacement program.
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Find Large Files and Folders on Your PC

Find Large Files and Folders on Your PC | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
We've covered a bunch of different ways in the past to find large files and folders on your system, and generally each have their limitations.
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How to install freeware cleanly – a catalog of the most dubious crapware installation methods

How to install freeware cleanly – a catalog of the most dubious crapware installation methods | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
The internet has brought about an explosion of free software that seems to just keep going strong.
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How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off At The ATM

How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off At The ATM | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Three things you should check, pull on, and wiggle before you use an ATM.
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Use This Nifty Utility to Find Out What is Accessing Your Hard Drive

Use This Nifty Utility to Find Out What is Accessing Your Hard Drive | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
A small, free Windows utility called "What's My Computer Doing?
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MSRT thwarts rogues with just one scan

MSRT thwarts rogues with just one scan | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
The Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog provides information on viruses, worms and other malware and spyware and explains how Microsoft antivirus products help protect your computer...
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How to verify link targets before you click on links

How to verify link targets before you click on links | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Yesterday's post about a new virus attack on Skype has shown that it is important to verify link targets before you click on the links.
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PC ports explained: Get to know the back of your computer

PC ports explained: Get to know the back of your computer | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
From newcomers like DisplayPort to old standards like USB and dying breeds like FireWire, here’s a quick and dirty guide to every port on your new PC.
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Ooma offers Canadian SMBs another Internet-based phone alternative

Ooma offers Canadian SMBs another Internet-based phone alternative | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

The US company says its $179 VoIP system will translate into phone costs of just $4 per month.

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How to Browse the Web Anonymously with Tor

How to Browse the Web Anonymously with Tor | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
The power of the Tor Browser Bundle allows you to browse the internet anonymously. Anonymity online is an important issue. Many people use VPNs as a way to stay anonymous. However, many of the VPN services are expensive.
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FTC cracks down on tech support scams and feds nail fake AV perps

FTC cracks down on tech support scams and feds nail fake AV perps | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
The federal government took much needed action today against sleazy PC tech support scammers and fake AV peddlers. Actions include lawsuits, a judgment of $163 million, and freezing of multiple assets.
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Kodak bows out of consumer printer business

Kodak bows out of consumer printer business | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Won't release Hero 2.2 or Hero 4.2 as initially planned, though those with printers can still buy ink from the bankrupt company.
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