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This Trojan Malware Might Be Recording Your Skype Conversations
If you've got Skype, you'll want to know about the Trojan T9000. It's malware that records your conversations, both video-calls and text messaging, and is virtually undetectable to security suites. And because it's a Trojan, you won't even know about it. But it's actually the latest version of a previous threat detected in 2013 and…
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Error 53: Is Apple Really Bricking iPhones?
News broke last week of a mysterious Error 53 that was bricking iPhones. The Guardian initially reported that: "Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the handset if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a non-Apple technician."…
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The Online Budget Battle: Mint vs. You Need a Budget (YNAB)
When it comes to online budgeting and expense tracking, there are plenty of solutions, but two of the biggest names in the business are Mint and You Need a Budget (YNAB). Which is better? How are they different? Is YNAB worth paying for? Which should you choose for your budgeting? We'll take a walk through both…
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How to Streamline the Way You Share Screenshots on Twitter
Including an image with your tweet makes it more likely to be retweeted. So why not make that process as easy as possible? Luckily there are a few services that strive to do just that. We've put together a list of apps and websites which make it easy to take screenshots, or pull images from links, and…
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10 Windows Task Manager Tricks You Didn’t Know
If you're like most Windows users, the only time you pull up the Task Manager is when an application is frozen and you need to kill it. It's perfectly fine to use the Task Manager for that, but you should know that you may be overlooking some features that you'd find useful if only you…
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Microsoft Brings Bloatware to Android, Time Inc. Buys MySpace… [Tech News Digest]
Microsoft persuades smartphone manufacturers to install apps, Time buys MySpace, online dating is a growing trend, find out what dog breed you most resemble, and Hardcore Henry, the movie that looks like a video game. Microsoft Bloatware Lands on Android https://twitter.com/crankycoyote/status/697140465888423938 We have all come to expect bloatware on PCs, unless you can build one…
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How to Use Siri to Set the Scene for Romance
Yesterday we showed you how to create a DIY Wi-Fi light that could be controlled with Siri; today we're going to build on that knowledge to make Siri to work with a Sonos sound system too, then put it all together in a romantic scene. Check out the end result: https://youtu.be/VF35q42rZVY The video above was not faked, or…
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React to Anything: 5 Ways to Find Perfect Reaction GIFs & Videos
Do you ever wish you could react to any social media situation with an exact quote, stare, or scene? You've come to the right place. Today Cool Websites and Apps, a regular MakeUseOf feature that explores sites we've never mentioned before, offers up five sites you can use to react to just about anything with…
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Will Automation Make Your Job Redundant?
Last year, the BBC launched a website where people could see how likely it was that a robot would take their job in the future. It was based on some research from Oxford University and Deloitte. All you had to do was select your job title, and it would give you your odds as a…
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9 Deals on Audio Devices That’ll Be Music to Your Ears
Whether you're looking for Bluetooth speakers, home theater systems, or headphones, we've found the audio deals that you'll love! Home Theater Systems VIZIO Sound Stand ($78, 61% Off) [amazon id="B01BCX6GDI"] Sometimes, you just don't have room for a full home theater system, or even a soundbar. That's where this VIZIO Sound Stand comes in. It…
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6 Key Tools to Get the Most Out of Netflix
Netflix has been in the news a lot recently, both for good and bad reasons. The bad reason is that they are now blocking all VPN proxies from accessing foreign Netflix sites. The good reason is that they are producing more kick-ass programming and expanding into 190 countries. Since Netflix seems to be on the up-and-up,…
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How to get rid of stuff i already have seen netflix?
I add em to my list, rate it, but my wall is mostly full with stuff i already saw.
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35 Everyday Microsoft Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows & Mac
Of all the programs included in Microsoft's Office suite, Excel is perhaps the most intimidating. There's an enormous scope to what you can accomplish with the software, and that can be overwhelming. Even finding the desired function from a packed toolbar can be a challenge — unless you know the right keyboard shortcuts. It might…
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Welcome to MakeUseOf, a booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips, and downloads that make you more productive. The aim of MakeUseOf is to guide you through the web and tell you about hot websites that you have never heard of, best software programs, and all kinds of “how to” tips for Windows, Mac and Linux computer users.

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