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Beware: Update KB4046355 removes Windows Media Player

The Windows 10 update KB4046355 for the Fall Creators Update -- listed as FeatureOnDemandMediaPlayer - Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB4046355) removes Windows Media Player from the operating system. The update has been released for the Insider version of Windows 10 version 1709, but not to all...

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5 NFC Security Issues to Consider Before Your Next Contactless Payment

NFC (Near Field Communication) payments are becoming increasingly mainstream. Although the United States has been a bit slow on the uptake, people in the United Kingdom have been using the technology since 2011. In more recent years, NFC payments have also exploded in popularity across Europe, Canad...

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AOL Instant Messenger Is Finally Saying Goodbye

You might be surprised to discover that AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is still a thing. You may be less surprised that Oath, which owns AOL and Yahoo, has decided AIM’s time is now up. So on December 15, 2017, the last few people still using AIM need to switch up to something more modern. AIM is...

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How to Set Up and Use Your Nest Learning Thermostat

So, you now own one of the hottest smart home devices around, the Nest Learning Thermostat, priced at around $250. Wondering how to set it up? Don’t worry, because we’re here to help you every step of the way. Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation by Nest Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd...

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3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

Many Android phones come with very little storage, of which the operating system already consumes around 6GB. Fortunately, phones with Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later can expand their storage in a snap. But a few problems can make using expandable storage difficult. 4 Problems With microSD Cards Un...

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20 TED Talks on Programming Everyone Must Watch

With these TED Talks on programming, you won’t learn how to program but rather how to be a programmer. Knowing how to write code is only one aspect of programming, and quite frankly one of the lesser aspects. Knowing how to think is key. Attitude and Inspiration 1. Thomas Suarez: A 12-Year-Old...

Internet

Reliance Jio 4G offers fastest download speed in September, Idea leads in uploads

Reliance Jio has once again topped the 4G downloads speed test for the month of September as per a report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest telecom operator has been ranked fourth in both download and upload speeds.This is the eighth consecutive tim...

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Virgin Media's broadband flash sale deals are here...but only for three days

Here we were, poising ourselves for Black Friday bargains to blow our tiny minds - and then, all of a sudden, Virgin Media struck early with a broadband flash sale that features some of the best internet deals on the market.The Virgin deal that really stands out is a reduction of its cheapest VIVID...

Internet

Your computer could be being used to mine for cryptocurrency

Your computer may be harvesting cryptocurrencies without your permission thanks to a large number of popular websites reportedly being infected with malware that uses visitor’s computers to mine cryptocurrencies. According to a BBC report, a scan of some of the most popular websites on th...

Android

DEAL: Google Home is $20 Off Everywhere

Google Home is currently discounted almost everywhere by $20. This isn’t the ultimate Google Home deal by any means, but it’s still a good one. If you are all of a sudden in the market for a Google Home, now is a good time to jump on it. We’re seeing the deal at Best Buy, Target, W...


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