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If you’re considering getting a new phone, hold on for just a little bit more until after the iPhone 5 gets released.
Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21.
via Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21 | iMore.com.

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I had a very old Yahoo account that I never used. Right now I’m changing any other website I used that has the same password. If you use or used Yahoo, I suggest you do the same. There is a chance, and right now we don’t know if it’s likely or not, that your password has been exposed to hackers. Play it safe and assume that it has.

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Shake the Windows 7

Here’s a fast way to a clutter free Windows 7 desktop. Grab the top of any window on your desktop and shake it while holding down the mouse button.  All your other windows will be minimized.  Shake it again and the other windows return.

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There were a bunch of Microsoft-related security updates today Tuesday July 10, 2012. Make sure you get them. Go to Start, All Programs, Windows Updates.

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Hundreds of thousands of PC’s are infected and they don’t know it. Read the article below for more details on this “DNSCHanger” malware. You can click over to this site to check if your PC is infected
. Don’t lose out on your Internet!
Starting this week, any users of Google’s search tools who are detected redirecting to DNSChanger’s now substituted domains will be splashed the stark warning “Your computer appears to be infected” with an accompanying link offering remediation advice.</blockquote>
via pcworld.com

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I’ve been using Google Hangouts to conduct meetings for up to 10 people and it is simply the best thing I’ve come across for teleconferencing. You must try it.
Google just kicked it up a notch now where we can broadcast these hangouts to a YouTube Channel. I think this opens up countless opportunities for creating an entirely new class of programming. Think live Talk Show meets Internet meets YouTube and you can start to get an idea of the possibilities. Try it!
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Long-rumored “Google Drive” finally launches and you get 5GB of data synchronization free. I’m diving into this one although I must say now that I’m and iPad fan I’m disappointed that the iPad version is “coming soon”. But I’m also an Android user so the counterbalance is that I’m happy that it’s immediately available on Android devices! Please post your experiences here

via drive.google.com

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My universal advice on buying new hardware is simple: keep what you have until it falls apart and then buy either the fastest, or 2nd fastest processor/configuration available. This assures you the longest possible life.
So if your laptop has broken apart (as mine did last year), go ahead and get one now, but otherwise you should wait until this fall. If you can’t wait and feel you must buy one now (even though your existing laptop hasn’t fallen apart) then read this article where Mossberg spells out …

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Battery Backup your TV

Today’s modern TVs are really more like computers with giant screens so protect them like your computer with a good battery backup (you do have battery backups for all your computers, right?). Surge protector strips just don’t cut it!

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Those of us in the Google ecosystem will be happy when this product launches and apparently its going to launch next week. All I know now is that it will come with 5GB of free online storage. Stay tuned!

via thenextweb.com