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The best Linux distro for gaming in 2018

A Linux gaming distro, as the name suggests, is tailored for avid gamers. As such it usually comes bundled with games to play, as well as drivers for graphics cards, games controllers and so forth. There aren't many Linux distros specifically made for gaming. This isn't because Linux users disl...

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Best antivirus for iOS in 2018

Apple’s iPhones and iPads can't be affected by malware in the same way as Windows, but your devices will still be vulnerable to a host of other threats. Whether it's malicious websites, annoying ads, web trackers or just someone grabbing your device when you're not looking, there's plenty to b...

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Play audio only on YouTube to save bandwidth

Audio Only YouTube is a browser extension for Google Chrome to play the audio stream of YouTube videos only. The video hosting site YouTube offers no option to play only the audio track of videos. While that is probably not desirable in many cases, it is beneficial in a few cases. Playback of the au...

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Installing Kodi using Ubuntu based systems

Kodi has become probably the largest media center application in use today across a broad range of devices. I remember first using Kodi when it was called XBMC for Xbox Media Center. An old friend of mine about a decade ago installed it onto his original Xbox with a new Hard Drive, and loaded it wit...

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Disable "What do you want to do with" in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft's Edge web browser displays a "what do you want to do with" prompt when you download files in the browser by default. The prompt lists options to open, save or cancel the download, and another option to save the download to another location. You may also get options to run the download if...

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Tools for GNU/Linux: Third party screenshot utilities

I take screenshots more than I do real photos, and I’m a reporter for my college newspaper, as well as have my portfolio etc. That said, I’ve had my share of ups and downs with different software, and have come to find two programs that adore, when using a GNU/Linux system; Shutter and G...

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The best Linux distro for privacy and security in 2018

The awesome operating system Linux is free and open source. As such, there are thousands of different ‘flavours’ available – and some types of Linux such as Ubuntu are generic and meant for many different uses. But security-conscious users will be pleased to know that there ar...

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From July, Chrome will flag all unencrypted websites as ‘not secure’

Google’s fight for a more secure internet continues with the announcement that its Chrome 68 update – to be released in July this year – will see all unencrypted websites (HTTP sites) marked with a ‘not secure’ label. Read more: Google Chrome reviewThe internet giant be...

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Apply custom colors to your Windows Explorer folders with Folder Colorizer 2

Folder Colorizer 2 is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that adds options to Windows Explorer to apply custom colors to any folder on any hard drive. The default folder color is yellow in Windows Explorer and there is no obvious option to customize it to distinguish one folder from the ot...

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How to disable the Microsoft Office Upload Center

If you install a recent copy of Microsoft Office on your Windows PC, you may notice that something that the Microsoft Office Upload Center gets installed with that copy. You may notice it in the system tray area of the operating system as it displays its own icon there. The Upload Center may also di...


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