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How to Delete a Stubborn Folder in Windows

I encountered a quirky problem the other day when I was trying to clean up one of my hard drives before copying its contents to another drive: I couldn’t delete a folder. Technically, I was trying to get rid of a a folder within a folder within a folder by deleting the top-level folder—a mouthful, […]

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How to Get Minesweeper on Your Mac

If you’ve been a die-hard Apple fan since you first put your fingers to a keyboard, there’s a chance you’ve never experienced the thrill of Minesweeper—one of the two classic games that used to be found on Microsoft’s Windows operating system. If that’s true, or if you just miss the thrill of losing game, after […]

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How to Keep Windows 10 Organized, Pretty, and Productive

Microsoft Windows can get messy. It’s not (always) the operating system’s fault. You download tons of apps and files, and create new content stuff of your own, until your “Downloads” directory looks like a landfill for old content. Your desktop is so full of icons, you can’t see your pretty wallpaper. Your Start Menu…Read more… […]

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Five Apps for Keeping Windows 10 Clean

Nobody likes an operating system that’s full of unnecessary stray files, 20 annoying apps that start up when you fire up your computer, and other crap that slows down your system, makes your desktop feel disorganized, or gives you a headache whenever you’re trying to work (or game). Thankfully, there are a number of…Read more… […]

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3 Simple, Free Apps for Accessing Your Home Computer From Anywhere

You’re at work, or on the other side of the world, or both, and you need something from your computer at home—in years gone by, you would need an IT degree and an expensive software package to connect up to your home computer remotely, but now a number of apps will do the job, simply […]

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Relive the ’90s With This Original File Manager Port for Windows 10

Personal computers have come a long way since the 1990s. We’re not too interested in reliving the limited, early days of Windows software, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, Microsoft just released an old version of its original File Manager that you can now run on your present-day computer.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Windows App of the Week: Steam Mover

If you’ve been gaming on Valve’s Steam service for a decent amount of time, you’ve probably heard of Steam Mover. It’s a great tool for transferring your multi-gigabyte Steam games to different hard drives on your system, in case your primary hard drive is running out of space (or bursting at the seams).Read more… Continue […]

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If Your Discover Weekly Playlist Sucks, Try This

Your Discover Weekly probably doesn’t suck—the feature is so popular that it’s the subject of long glowing profiles on tech blogs and business blogs. Spotify even built an ad campaign out of users tweeting how much they love the feature. Each week, every active Spotify user gets a new list of 30 tracks, and over half…Read […]

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The Tech Products People Regretted Switching to, According to Reddit 

When it comes to technology, jumping between different products and platforms is a fact of life for most people. Unless you’re a diehard Apple fan or you’re obsessed with Samsung, you’ve probably tested the waters with a competing device at least once before.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Keyboard Shortcuts, Ranked

Doing stuff with your mouse is cool. Doing stuff with your keyboard is cooler. These are the most important keyboard shortcuts, ranked from best to worst. (Unless noted, we’ve listed the Windows shortcuts; Mac users substitute cmd for ctrl.) With one exception, despite any flaws, all the shortcuts below are…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Protect Yourself From Meltdown and Spectre, the Latest Processor Security Flaws

There are a pair of security flaws present in nearly every device you’ve got that could allow hackers to steal information like passwords and other personal information. The exploits, Spectre and Meltdown, take advantage of actual flaws in the design of your device’s microprocessor. Your computers, smartphones, and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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