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Skype is transforming the world on a daily basis. It is one of those programs that is as likely to be used in the...

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Is your desktop so frequently cluttered with icons and folders that its hard to find room for new files or projects? Do you wish...

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Although most modern displays do not need screensavers anymore, they remain a part of our everyday computing experience, at least for some. These days screensavers...

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It’s the time of year for ‘best of’ lists and looking back at the year we are leaving behind us. And what better way to...

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A Zip/compression program is an essential fixture on any computer. There are so many excellent free compression apps that I am always astounded when...

Twelve must have free add-ons for Outlook (part 2)

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