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Time to review your Twitter privacy settings to block annoying direct messages

You can now get private messages from anyone on Twitter, but you might want to turn this feature off

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How to convert iOS ringtones to use on Windows Phone 8/10

How to convert and use ringtones created in iTunes for the iPhone on Windows Phone devices.

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Checking last logins with lastlog

How would you like an easy way to determine the last login date for everyone on your system and prepare a list of those accounts that have never logged in at all? If you don’t know the lastlog command, you might be delighted with...

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Finally, you can push directions from Google Maps to your phone

A pretty helpful upgrade from Google

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How to download your entire search history on Google

You can now download your Google search history data in one file

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How to download an archive that shows what Google knows about you

Want to find out exactly what Google knows about you --- or at least, the most important thing, your entire search history? It's easy to download the whole thing. Here's how to do it.

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How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

You've paid good money for a high-resolution display. Here's how to enjoy it with Linux's GNOME desktop.

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How to add a desktop shortcut to Google Docs or a specific Google Docs file

You can make Google Docs look and work just like Microsoft Word (or Office)

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How to password-protect your Mac--and keep other people from using it

Whether you just bought a brand new MacBook or are tethered to a long-lasting Mac Pro, use these password tips and OS X's security features to keep your data away from prying eyes.

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Five top tips for using Windows 10's Spartan browser

If Microsoft has its way, Windows 10's Spartan browser will be the future of the way you browse the Web. Here are five tips to get more out of it, today.

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This trackpad is the size of your thumbnail

Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype trackpad that’s the size of a stick-on nail and controlled by running a finger over its surface.

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Make any standard outlet charge your gadgets over USB, no hardwiring required

Upgrade your home to be more tech-friendly, no electrical skills required

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Amazing bug-sized robots developed in DARPA project

Researchers in Silicon Valley have developed insect-size robots that can manufacture microstructures that are too small and complex to be built by current machinery or by hand. The robots are part of work by SRI International into...

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EU targets Android in competition probe

The European Commission has launched an investigation into Google over its Android operating system and demands the company makes to hardware partners.

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EU launches investigation of Google Shopping

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation of Google Shopping, sending a Statement of Objections to Google on its comparaison shopping service

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Your drone flight might be illegal

Drone flying laws in the US won't be defined until 2017, which means that some commercial drone flights might be illegal.

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Space X Falcon 9 rocket lifts off

A Space X Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on April 14, 2015, en route to the International Space Station.

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Quad lens camera captures spherical video

The Bubl cam uses a mobile app to stitch together the footage captured from the four HD cameras.

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