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If you got a Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, it probably came with its fair share of bloatware. Here's what to keep / toss from the preloaded apps on the major U.S. carriers. BTW, Verizon is the worst, preloading over two dozen pieces of bloatware, including 3 different Candy Crush games, 5 Amazon apps and Uber.
We list all Galaxy S6 bloatware by carrier, recommend which apps to remove and explain why you may want to keep some others.
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I'm proud to present Tom's Guide's Best Mini PCs of 2015 list. If you're looking for a new computer and you don't need or want a laptop, a mini PC is a great choice. I think my next PC will be a mini PC.
These mini PCs run Windows or Mac OS X, but can fit in your hand. Here are top picks for family-use, gaming, business and home theater.
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Good to know. I haven't seen DisplayLink for a few years. 
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Beware of unsolicited calls from people claiming that something is wrong with your computer and that they can fix it. Here's how to tell a legit call from a scam.
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My month with Windows 10: Is it ready for primetime? Is the Start menu really back? How helpful is Cortana? http://www.tomsguide.com/us/windows-10-technical-preview,news-20686.html
After using Windows 10 Technical Preview as my main OS for over a month, I've found a lot to like about the new operating system, but more than a few bugs and disappointing problems.
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The life-size Darth Vader is more useful.
Apple's most expensive watch costs $17,000, which is just as frivolous as other jewelry purchases. Here are a number of more better luxury items you can buy with that kind of money.
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Tune in to F5 Live tonight at around 9:25 PM ET to see me talking about the big trends from Mobile World Congress including VR, mobile payments and budget phones. http://f5live.tv/joinus
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Fast enough to power two monitors with 20 browser tabs open and 4K video playing the background. Not bad for something that weighs 2 ounces.
The Intel Compute stick is the smallest full-fledged Windows PC you can buy, and it's quite capable for the price.
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I read that review earlier. They aren't wrong about anything per se but they are taking the perspective of a very mainstream consumer. I feel inspired to write a response.
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Smartwatches like Apple's aren't "nice-to-have" luxuries. They're time-saving gadgets that can give you greater control over your digital life and health.
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Microsoft is touting Project Spartan as a replacement to Internet Explorer, but the alpha version is inferior to IE in all of our tests.
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I use Firefox in full screen browser mode to maximize screen space.
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Many questions about Windows 10's "free upgrade" program.
Summary:Microsoft wants Windows 10 to run on every PC worldwide, which is why they're offering it as a free upgrade to everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1. But the company's obsession with "genuine" Windows threatens to scuttle that grand plan.
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People's Port: Everything You Need to Know About USB Type-C http://blog.laptopmag.com/usb-type-c-faq
Apple’s new MacBook has a single USB Type-C port for both power and data. Here are the facts about this confusing connector.
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Your opinion wanted. Do you think the below is cool or creepy? A new Barbie doll will use voice recognition to talk to your kids and STORE THE CONVERSATION IN THE CLOUD so parents can log in and hear what their kids said to it. Apparently, the same technology is already being used in a series of iOS apps (not about Barbie) by a company called ToyTalk.

ToyTalk's privacy policy states:

"We use audio recordings and/or photos to create the entertainment experience in the ToyTalk apps. This includes enabling speech recognition (so we can provide meaningful responses to what you and your children say) and archiving play sessions for children and their parents to view. These recordings and photos may also be used for research and development purposes, such as to improve speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms and create better entertainment experiences."
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I'm pretty sanguine about privacy issues in general; I understand the trade of my information in return for information and services that I want. But no way would I want any of my grandchildren playing with such toys. There are so many ways that this could go wrong.
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The Precision crew did an extremely thorough inspection on the home my wife and I are buying. Owner Hank Jaworowski sent two different people who gave us a very-detailed report with pictures of everything in less than 24 hours, allowing us to move forward with our home purchase with confidence. Precision also has been great in offering free advice after the inspection was over and giving us a free book on how to deal with contractors. We were very satisfied with the thoroughness and quality of the inspection and the friendly, helpful advice we got from the inspectors. They gave us great peace of mind and I would recommend them to anyone buying a home on Long Island.
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