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  The Best Free Software of 2017

Windows and macOS don't get the attention they used to in today's mobile world. But we have not fully abandoned the desktop. The real work (and a lot of the play) of computing requires a full personal computer system. To get the most out of that, you need software.

Some amazing finds such as Shad... Show More
  Activate God Mode in Windows 10

God Mode is one of our favorite tweaks for previous versions of Windows, and it's alive and well with Windows 10.

To enable it, you do the same thing as previously: Create a new folder on your Windows desktop (New > Folder) and save it with the text below:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-9971... Show More
  How to use the Command Prompt to fix issues with y...

You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues in a manual way, like, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you troubleshoot and ... Show More
  Download AVG Antivirus Free 2017 Offline Installer...

If you visit the AVG website and download the setup of AVG Antivirus Free 2017, AVG Antivirus or AVG Internet Security, you get the web setup of AVG instead of the full or offline installer.

Although there is nothing wrong in downloading the web setup and then running the same to download and ins... Show More
  Fix: Windows Update Stuck Downloading Updates In W...

At times, while downloading and installing updates, you might notice that Windows Update has stuck at 0%, 30% or 99% without displaying any specific error. When the Windows Update is stuck at a particular figure without any progress, it usually doesn't display any error. Because Windows Update doesn... Show More
  How to setup a system from scratch: the best order...

There may be a time when it's easier to start from scratch and reinstall a Windows system than trying to fix it.

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  best privacy-focused Linux distributions

This article shows you the list of best privacy-focused Linux distributions. This article is intended for readers who are extremely concerned about their only privacy.

Privacy is a serious and much-debated issue. In this age of cyber espionage and electronic surveillance, privacy becomes a crucia... Show More
  CCleaner alternative for Linux

Windows users often look for CCleaner alternative for Linux. CCleaner is a popular Windows application that lets you easily free up space by removing unnecessary files and completely uninstalling a software.

Stacer is a new application for Ubuntu that functions similar to CCleaner i.e. to optimiz... Show More
  New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bit torrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2lPBkx2
  No February 2017 Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday is a recurring event on the second Tuesday of each month. Microsoft will release security patches for Windows operating system versions and other company products on that day.

An update to the original announcement on February 15, 2017 confirms that the February 2017 Patch Tuesday h... Show More
  Remix OS: Is This the Droid You Were Looking For?

Ever wanted to try Android on your PC but there weren’t any really usable projects? Now you can. Remix OS is an Android based operating system that’s designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience. The developers have done a lot of work to implement many deskt... Show More
  MajorGeeks tops list of safe software download sit...

MajorGeeks is proud to announce that The Windows Club listed us first in their recent article, Safe Software Download Sites where they took to task many of the largest download websites and pointed out that many of these sites now bundle their own installers, often including what is considered mal... Show More

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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 - Windows 7 Backup, does it backup Favorites & saved email?

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Is it true that Yahoo Mail is going to be shut down?

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It is correct that last year Yahoo was for sale and it will be closing down inactive accounts (email) but they confirmed today on the site that there are NO plans to close the service and people who have been receiving a phishing email from a unknown source to gain account info should just delete them and not reply.

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Have recently purchased a Lenovo laptop with 2 USB3 sockets and a single USB2. How can I check that it’s really working at USB3 speeds please as sometimes, it doesn’t seem any faster than a USB2. I have been using a Kingston USB3 16gb pen drive. I would appreciate your help.

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2455205/test-the-speed-of-...

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