Thursday, July 3, 2014

Beware of viruses hidden in text messages | Komando.com

Beware of viruses hidden in text messages | Komando.com: "Here's how it works. Your friend gets a text message from another friend recommending an app. When your friend taps the text message's link, they download a malicious app called MoboGenie. This service claims to be a competitor to Google's Play Store."



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Easily Fix These Common Windows 8.1 Frustrations

Easily Fix These Common Windows 8.1 Frustrations: "Windows 8.1 can be frustrating to use. No, not just because of how different it is — Windows 8 was very different, but Windows 8.1 shows Microsoft becoming more reasonable. We’re talking about blurry text, laggy mouse pointers, touchpad issues, and SecureBoot problems — good, old-fashioned Windows annoyances."



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The Ultimate "Should I Use Linux?" Checklist

The Ultimate "Should I Use Linux?" Checklist: "You may have heard from a handful of people around the Web (myself included) that you should try to switch to Linux if you can, especially if you’re still lingering on Windows XP. But deciding whether switching to Linux isn’t so easy, because Linux isn’t perfect and sadly not for everyone — although we’d like to think that."



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12 Pinterest Tips to Make Pinning a Breeze - Slideshow from PCMag.com

12 Pinterest Tips to Make Pinning a Breeze - Slideshow from PCMag.com: "The Pinterest interface essentially allows for infinite scrolling, meaning you can easily spend hours perusing recipes, home d├ęcor inspiration, gadgets, or travel photos. The format seems to be working. After joining the site, 84 percent of female Pinterest users and 50 percent of male pinners stay active on the site, according to Digital Insights."



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Windows 8.1: Personalizing Your Start Screen

Windows 8.1: Personalizing Your Start Screen: "When you first begin using Windows 8.1, you are given the option of picking your colors during the initial set up. Once the user’s account boots for the first time, their Start screen will be decked out in those colors. Of course you may want to change them, in fact, you may not want the Start screen to look that way at all."



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Autocorrect fails: How and why to turn off word prediction on your phone.

Autocorrect fails: How and why to turn off word prediction on your phone.: "f you use a phone to send text messages, chances are you’ve been burned by autocorrect at some point. You’ve typed messages to friends or co-workers wherein “meeting” morphed into “mating,” or the phone changed “Trish” to “trash” without you noticing—making you appear ridiculous, incompetent, or drunk. We’ve all been there."



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