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Alternatives to Adobe InDesign

Alternatives to Adobe InDesign | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
A lot of different Alternatives to Adobe InDesign are available out there in the market, each being unique and better than it in its own way.
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The next person to hack your company could be anyone – if they’re willing to pay

The next person to hack your company could be anyone – if they’re willing to pay | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Forget Anonymous, or even a high-profile hacker like Weev, famous for exposing a loophole at U.S. mobile giant AT&T. The next hacker
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Libre Office adds GPU acceleration, gives gamers a potent spousal defense

Libre Office adds GPU acceleration, gives gamers a potent spousal defense | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
GPGPU and HSA is coming to LibreOffice with a new version of Calc. Future versions of the spreadsheet program will be OpenCL accelerated in an effort to boost performance.
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New spectrum rules tell carriers who's boss

New spectrum rules tell carriers who's boss | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
It's Canada Day, which means that across this great land of ours people are firing up their barbecues, popping open a cold one and talking about... wireless spectrum. Okay, maybe not that last one....
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How to Sync Files Between Computers Without Storing Them in the Cloud

How to Sync Files Between Computers Without Storing Them in the Cloud | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
So you have multiple computers and you want to keep your files in sync, but you don’t want to store them on someone else’s servers. You’ll want a service that synchronizes files directly between your computers.
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Reliability Monitor is the Best Windows Troubleshooting Tool You Aren’t Using

Reliability Monitor is the Best Windows Troubleshooting Tool You Aren’t Using | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
When it comes to hidden gems in Windows, nothing beats the Reliability monitor tool, hidden behind a link inside of another tool that you don’t use either.
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Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service

Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
One of the best software deals around is about to be retired. Microsoft announced today that after 15 years it will shut down its TechNet subscriptions service in 60 days. Microsoft has other, similar programs, but none are as generous as TechNet.
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AMD/ATI Drops Windows XP Support

AMD/ATI Drops Windows XP Support | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Billly Gates writes "The latest beta drivers for the Catalyst drivers control suite only list Vista as the lowest version they will support. We still have almost a year before Windows XP support finally ends.
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Top 10 Tips, Features, and Projects Every Windows User Should Try

Top 10 Tips, Features, and Projects Every Windows User Should Try | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Windows hasn't changed a ton in the past few years (at least, the desktop hasn't) but there's always a dark corner to explore, tweak, and improve. Here are 10 things every Windows users should do with their system.
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Toronto startup can keep your web browsing safe from prying eyes

Toronto startup can keep your web browsing safe from prying eyes | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
With government programs surveilling our web surfing habits making news lately, a new product launched by a Toronto start-up designed to keep
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How to Switch to OpenDNS or Google DNS to Speed Up Web Browsing

How to Switch to OpenDNS or Google DNS to Speed Up Web Browsing | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Your local internet service provider probably doesn’t have the fastest DNS servers, and that can slow down your browsing, since your browser needs to look up the IP address of every web site you try to view.
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Apple's New Google Docs Competitor Is Now in Beta

Apple's New Google Docs Competitor Is Now in Beta | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Apple's long-overdue stab at a cloud editing service has finally come to, well, some of the masses. If you happen to be an Apple developer, iWork for iCloud is available to you right now.
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Another year, another rogue. Not what the doctor ordered

Another year, another rogue. Not what the doctor ordered | 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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Maraschino Is a Simple Web Interface to Manage Your XBMC Home Theater

Maraschino Is a Simple Web Interface to Manage Your XBMC Home Theater | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Linux: If you've built the home theater of your dreams and it's powered by XBMC, Maraschino is a simple, open-source front-end that's web-accessible and makes managing your media and downloads super easy.
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Wrangle Your Cables with Paper Towel Tubes

Wrangle Your Cables with Paper Towel Tubes | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
While it might not be as effective as a rain gutter, a paper towel or toilet paper tube can get the job done for simple cable management behind your desk.
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How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs out of juice.
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DIY U-shaped keycap puller

After having already misplaced the loops-style keypuller I made just yesterday, but then failing a replacement (1.8mb image here) using overly-thick paperclips, I made one in in the Topre U-style as conveniently shown by xsphat, and it was fairly straightforward.

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How to Easily Reset a Computer Back to a Clean State Each Time It Boots

How to Easily Reset a Computer Back to a Clean State Each Time It Boots | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
When you’re managing a public computer, you need a special kind of tool. You need a way to reset that computer back to a clean state every time it boots so no one can make any harmful changes.
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How to tell your computer is infected

How to tell your computer is infected | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it
Use this guide to the most common computer virus symptoms to keep your PC healthy and malware-free.
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