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Ways to make it easier and quicker to work with your computers.
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5 Cmdlets to Get You Started with PowerShell

5 Cmdlets to Get You Started with PowerShell | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
PowerShell is quickly becoming the preferred scripting language and CLI of Power Users as well as IT Pros. It’s well worth learning a few commands to get you started, so we’ve got 5 useful cmdlets for you to learn today.
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This might be more like making life with tech unnecessarily complicated but I have seen some good things done with this program so I do intend to work out what else it can do.
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How to transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse with an external graphics card

How to transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse with an external graphics card | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
With a little bit of research and elbow grease, an external graphics setup can transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse for a fraction of the price of a whole new gaming PC.
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I have thought this must be possible for what looks like longer than they have been doing it.  Glad to see they have caught up with my imagination.

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10 Linux rescue tools for recovering Linux, Windows, or Mac machines

10 Linux rescue tools for recovering Linux, Windows, or Mac machines | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
When you're dealing with a system that won't boot, you need a robust and dependable recovery tool. Here are a few Linux tools that might save the day.
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Build Cheat Sheets and Share Your Favourites! - Cheatography.com: Cheat Sheets For Every Occasion

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PDF Back Issues -- Visual Studio Magazine

PDF Back Issues -- Visual Studio Magazine | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
Enterprise solutions for Visual Studio .NET Development from the 1105 Redmond Media Group.
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Free back issues.  Don't mind if I do.

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CodeMyUI.com

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Handpicked code snippets you can use in your web projects. Find web design inspiration with code samples. 
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Handy

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Shutting Down, Rebooting, and Going to Sleep

Keyboard Shortcuts for Shutting Down, Rebooting, and Going to Sleep | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
Now using Vista, Aung Kyaw Moe misses XP's keyboard shortcuts for shutting down, rebooting, and so on
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Saved me when my graphics card decided it was sulking.
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Operating Systems at MyDellMini

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Windows 10 is a disaster on dell inspiron mini so here are the other options I will be planning on trying out.

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The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
If you want to give the impression that you’ve been using Windows 10 for years, learning a few keyboard shortcuts is the best way to go about it—you can navigate around the interface, get apps in position, trigger events, change settings and more with a couple of taps on your keyboard. Here are the shortcuts we’ve been finding most useful.
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Another OS, another set of new keyboard shortcuts.  Well some of them are new anyway.

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How to Fix the "Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered" Error | Drive The Life

How to Fix the "Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered" Error | Drive The Life | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
Here are the top 4 useful solutions to fix the error of display driver stopped responding and has recovered on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, either for Nvidia, AMD display driver or other display driver not working.
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The succinct description of method number three is the thing I posted this for.  I love registry hacks.

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5 Videos That Teach You How to Spot and Delete Malware

5 Videos That Teach You How to Spot and Delete Malware | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a malware attack, you’ll know that it can be frustrating and time consuming to remove the infection and repair your system.
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I would add to this and say that there have been times where my antivirus/antimalware couldn't even get rid of an infection that had been identified.  At those times it is a good idea to know how to safely go and hunt it down yourself.

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Hack an Amazon Dash Button to Track Any Kind of Data You Want

Hack an Amazon Dash Button to Track Any Kind of Data You Want | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
Amazon Dash lets you to order specific products with the press of a small button , but there are other ways to use those simple devices.
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Initially this seemed far more difficult than it actually is.

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The Physician's Daily Bag

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Being a physician is tough work, and for Everyday Carry reader Lee, that means keeping an organized bag filled with the essentials (which also happens to include a piece of very old tech).
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If you were wondering how to make a great gobag for medicine then I guess this is the best I have seen.  It seems odd when a millennium back people might own three things but today they are compiling bags of perfectly packed things for being prepared.

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How to Kill Unresponsive Programs Without the Task Manager

How to Kill Unresponsive Programs Without the Task Manager | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
When a Windows program stops working, your first instinct is probably to visit the Task Manager. Here's a super-fast shortcut you can use to kill idle tasks instead.
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Given how much trouble I had getting this page to accept this link I think it has come not a moment too soon.
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Open Source Mac - Free Mac software, all open-source, all OS X.

Open Source Mac - Free Mac software, all open-source, all OS X. | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
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A useful list of software that is free and open source on Mac.

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Troubleshoot Your Mac With These Hidden Startup Options

Troubleshoot Your Mac With These Hidden Startup Options | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
Troubleshooting a Mac is different from troubleshooting a PC, but not all that different. Use your Mac’s built-in startup options to test your hardware, boot in safe mode, reinstall Mac OS X, and perform other system tasks.
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Wow.  I never realised macs had so many extra hidden options.

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The PCLinuxOS Magazine: PDF Back Issues

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Is there no end to back issues online?

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Where to Find Great Content to Share - A list of content sources full of interesting stuff to read and share by Buffer

Where to Find Great Content to Share - A list of content sources full of interesting stuff to read and share by Buffer | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
A collection curated by Buffer, featuring products like Medium, Panda 4, Sidebar, Flipboard for the Web, and GrowthHackers
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How to Play Games with SafeDisc or SecureRom DRM on Windows 10

How to Play Games with SafeDisc or SecureRom DRM on Windows 10 | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
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If you read to the end they actually tell you how to get around this DRM.  I very nearly closed the window because they were wibbering on for so long.

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Learn Eight Helpful Microsoft Excel Tricks with This Handy Cheat Sheet

Learn Eight Helpful Microsoft Excel Tricks with This Handy Cheat Sheet | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
If you’re new to using Microsoft Excel, or an experienced user looking for a good visual reference, this handy cheat sheet covers eight helpful tricks for becoming a spreadsheet pro.
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I know little of excel but if I wanted to I would begin with this.
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Intel® Download Center

Download new and previously released drivers including support software, bios, utilities, firmware and patches for Intel products.
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GMA500 driver for linux.  Haven't had a close look yet but sounds very interesting.  5 years old so nothing new but I had to bookmark it.

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The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better

The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
We’re big fans of hacking the Windows Registry around here, and we’ve got one of the biggest collections of registry hacks you’ll find. Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the top 50 registry hacks that we’ve covered.
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Was just looking at more registry hacks and found this.  Bonus.

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How to Set Up Android’s Priority Mode (and Get Back Silent Mode)

How to Set Up Android’s Priority Mode (and Get Back Silent Mode) | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
Android Lollipop (including 5.0 and 5.1) has a new way to help you deal with interruptions. It’s called Priority Mode, which is like a gatekeeper for notifications. You tell it what to let through, and what to keep out.
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Definitely bookmarked for later perusal.  I may be going incommunicado.

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MacTech | The journal of Apple technology.

MacTech | The journal of Apple technology. | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
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This looks extermely dull but such an object based language could very easily be the future.  I wonder how difficult it would be for something so bare to be developed to the extent necessary to take on the big fellas.  Given that it can be built up like lego I suppose it is more possible than I would imagine.

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Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10’s Privacy Issues

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10’s Privacy Issues | Making life with tech easy | Scoop.it
There is no denying it, the launch of Windows 10 has been a fantastic success and a massive win for Microsoft.
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Certainly does seem to be most of what you want to know.

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