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2 Terrific Browsers With VPN Built-In

2 Terrific Browsers With VPN Built-In | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
2 Terrific Browsers with VPN Built-in – Both these browsers, one for desktop and the other for mobile, include a totally free unlimited VPN built-in…
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Windows 10 Reset Stuck? Here Are Solutions!

Windows 10 Reset Stuck? Here Are Solutions! | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Windows 10 reset stuck on the spinning circle for a long time? Read the solutions in this post to quickly fix Windows reset issue to boot your PC now.
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Meet PinME, A Brand New Attack To Track Smartphones With GPS Turned Off.

Meet PinME, A Brand New Attack To Track Smartphones With GPS Turned Off. | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Researchers from Princeton University have developed an app called PinME to locate and track smartphone without using GPS.
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Want to Avoid the Scourge of Malware on your Android? Try the F-Droid App Store

Want to Avoid the Scourge of Malware on your Android? Try the F-Droid App Store | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Opinion: Researchers from Yale Privacy Lab argue that the scourge of trackers in Android apps means users should stop using the Google Play store.
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How To Eliminate 94% of Windows Vulnerabilities Easily

How To Eliminate 94% of Windows Vulnerabilities Easily | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
How To Eliminate 94% of Windows Vulnerabilities Easily - A new report from security experts at Avecto highlights hundreds of critical vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft Windows just in the year 2016. Any of them could allow a hacker to take full control of an unpatched PC. But one simple trick can create a roadblock to neutralize more than 94% of these threats. Read on for the scoop…
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Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10

Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10 | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Every Windows 10 user should have a set of troubleshooting tools tucked away for tumultuous times. Here are some favorites for righting the ship
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Why Rebooting Your Router Fixes So Many Problems (and Why You Have to Wait 10 Seconds)

Why Rebooting Your Router Fixes So Many Problems (and Why You Have to Wait 10 Seconds) | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
The internet is down, but you know what to do: unplug your router or modem, wait ten seconds, then plug it back in. It’s second nature at this point, but why does it actually work? And is there some magic to the ten second number?
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The most damaging software vulnerabilities of 2017, so far

The most damaging software vulnerabilities of 2017, so far | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
A wide variety of software vulnerabilities across consumer and enterprise technology were discovered in 2017. Here are the ones that wreaked the most havoc.
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[ALERT] Is Your Microsoft Word Vulnerable to Hackers?

[ALERT] Is Your Microsoft Word Vulnerable to Hackers? | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
[ALERT] Is Your Microsoft Word Vulnerable to Hackers? - If you use Microsoft Word, you need to know it has security vulnerabilities previously undisclosed. There are patches available now and it is critical that you apply them. Here is what’s wrong and how to make it right. Rea
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How to Open the System Information Panel on Windows 10 or 8

How to Open the System Information Panel on Windows 10 or 8 | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
The System Information provides a quick way get information about your system, but how you open it depends on what version of Windows you’re using. Here’s how to do it.
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How to See What Web Sites Your Computer Is Secretly Connecting To

How to See What Web Sites Your Computer Is Secretly Connecting To | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Your PC makes lots of Internet connections in a day’s business, and not all of them are necessarily sites you’re aware connections are happening with. While some of these connections are harmless, there is always a chance that you have some malware, spyware, or adware using your Internet connection in the background without your knowledge. Here’s how to see what’s going on under the hood.
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Geekly Update - 11 October 2017

Geekly Update - 11 October 2017 | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Geekly Update - 11 October 2017 - How can a data breach involving a BILLION accounts get worse? Is Internet Explorer sending everything you type into the address bar to who-knows-where? And would you pay $100 for a headless, robotic kitty cat? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!
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How to create the ultimate USB drive for resolving Windows issues

How to create the ultimate USB drive for resolving Windows issues | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Troubleshooting Windows computers can range from dead simple to extremely frustrating. But with the aid of this "Swiss Army knife" USB drive, no issue will be too difficult to overcome.
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Don't Miss Windows Movie Maker (Best Free Video Editing Software)

Don't Miss Windows Movie Maker (Best Free Video Editing Software) | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Don't miss Windows Movie Maker! Download Windows Movie Maker to easily and quickly create your video and share it with friends and family.

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What Is Google Play Services, and Why Is It Draining My Battery?

What Is Google Play Services, and Why Is It Draining My Battery? | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever taken a look into your Android device’s battery settings screen, you’ve probably seen “Google Play Services” listed here. But what exactly is it, and why is it using so much battery?
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What to Do When Your Hard Drive Fails

What to Do When Your Hard Drive Fails | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Like every piece of hardware, hard drives can fail. Mechanical hard drives in particular have moving parts that can (and eventually will) stop working. Even solid-state drives, which have no moving parts, can fail. Every drive has a limited lifespan before it kicks the bucket.
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How to Clean a Laptop | eHow

How to Clean a Laptop | eHow | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Cleaning your laptop is easy and can be done safely with a couple of household ingredients. It will help increase your laptop's longevity and keep it germ free.
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Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures

Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
It's no secret that ad blockers are putting a dent in advertising-based business models on the web. This has produced a range of reactions, from relatively..
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5 ways to build your company's defense against a data breach before it happens

5 ways to build your company's defense against a data breach before it happens | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Data breaches can be chaotic and stressful episodes. Learn the most effective actions you can take to help plan for these turbulent events.
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Cheat sheet: LibreOffice

Cheat sheet: LibreOffice | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
LibreOffice is a cross-platform, open source office suite. If you're looking for a free alternative to Microsoft Office or G Suite, read about LibreOffice to discover if it will meet your needs.
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Block Unwanted Crypto-Mining In Your Browser | Daves Computer Tips

Block Unwanted Crypto-Mining In Your Browser | Daves Computer Tips | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Block Unwanted Crypto-Mining In Your Browser | Cryptocurrency We’ve all heard of Bitcoin by now. To make sure we’re on the same page, though, here is a quick…
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How to Check Your BIOS Version and Update it

How to Check Your BIOS Version and Update it | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
You probably shouldn’t update your BIOS, but sometimes you need to. Here’s how to check what BIOS version your computer is using and flash that new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible.
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The Best Online Tools to Help You Build Your Next PC

The Best Online Tools to Help You Build Your Next PC | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Building your own desktop isn’t as difficult as it looks—it’s often called “LEGO for adults.” And while that phrase might be a bit condescending (adults can enjoy LEGOs too, ya jerks), it’s not wrong. Even so, the sheer breadth of choices, options, and compatibility issues can be intimidating, especially for a first-time builder. Here’s a collection of online tools to help you make sure that process goes as smoothly as possible.
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Reimage Repair Revisited

Reimage Repair Revisited | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
A recent experience confirms suspicions about Reimage’s dubious nature plus I explain how a client installed 7 antivirus programs over the past 12 months.
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How to Check Whether Your Web Connection's Secure

How to Check Whether Your Web Connection's Secure | Computers, Smart Phones and Software | Scoop.it
Without a secure web connection, eavesdroppers can see what you're browsing and searching. We show you how to make sure you're protected.
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