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Do You Curse at Your PC? Try THIS Instead

We love them. We hate them. We can't live without them. But sometimes we just have to yell *$#%@*+ to our computer because it's so *$#%@*+ sloooow.

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The 'Most Hackable' Gifts of the Holiday Season

It's that time of year again: the time for a gauntlet of ads, shopping trips, and crowds as we begin the holiday season. Like most years, gift-givers will be looking for the latest and greatest in toys and tech gadgets for those on their list. Many of these connect to the Internet or other devices,

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The 2015 Most Dangerous Celebrities

Who doesn't love to search for celebrities online? From red carpet photos, to clips of the latest fashion faux pas, Hollywood gossip on the Web has a lot of us hooked. But sometimes, our interest in the stars can lead us into the digital danger zone. Cybercriminals take advantage of our interest in

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Phishing Scams: Don't Click that Link!

You're sitting on your front porch. You see a stranger walking towards your property. You have no idea whom he is. But he's nicely dressed. He asks to come inside your house and look through your bank account records, view your checkbook routing number and account number, and jot down the 16-digit

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Computer Protection 101: Required for All Majors

Whether you're writing a chem lab, computer code or a term paper on Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," your PC is the most essential item you'll take to college. So before you buy new skinny jeans, stock up on T-shirts or plan your dorm room d├ęcor, make sure your laptop is ready for the rigors of the

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Tech Education Series: WHAT? My Email Attachments Won't Open

Many emails contain attachments--from photos of adorable kittens to complex spreadsheets for work. If you click on an email attachment and it won't open, one of two things is most likely to blame.

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Tech Education Series: Why Do I Have All Those Popups?

Just like witches in the "Wizard of Oz," some popups are good and some are bad...very, very bad. Good popups are legitimate ads produced by legitimate companies for legitimate purposes. For the most part, the Internet is free, and those who work hard and spend a lot of money providing content for

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Tech Education Series: How to Uninstall Unused Programs

One of the common culprits behind a slow computer are unused programs running in the background, using up valuable resources. Take back your PC power by finding the programs slowing you down and getting rid of them, or at least shutting them down. We've compiled a few easy steps to help you

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