January 2013

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  One of the things I hate the most in Windows is when I try to uninstall an application and it leaves files and Registry keys behind. To try and minimize those kinds of situations I’ve always used something like Revo Uninstaller, but when I came across GeekUninstaller it became my new favorite tool for cleanly removing apps. GeekUninstaller starts …

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  Last month we covered a great Chrome extension that makes all of your bookmarks available under a single icon in the Chrome toolbar. I primarily used it for fast access to the bookmarks I’d ordinarily place on the bookmarks toolbar, and by using the extension I was able to hide that toolbar thereby giving me a little extra website-viewing space. As …

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  I know some people who are casual Linux users that periodically fire up new releases of popular distributions to see how things are going in the world of Linux. One of the things I’ve had a lot of comments on is how several Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, and most others) have stopped shipping OpenOffice.org with their operating systems and have switched …

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  I have a pretty even mix of Windows and Mac computers in my house, and from time to time I find myself wanting to remotely connect to one of my Windows machines from a Mac. That’s not a problem since Microsoft makes their own Remote Desktop client for Mac OS X, but it’s not exactly the best utility to use if you …

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  Sometimes it can be a huge pain when needing to transfer files between machines because things don’t always go smoothly. First you have to set up the shares, then you need to make sure the permissions are correct, and we can’t forget that you need to be using a file transfer protocol that each …

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  Google has long offered an awesome way for Android users to share links from the desktop to a mobile device. The Chrome to Phone extension is something I’ve wanted for a while on iOS, but I figured Google wasn’t going to make an effort to bring it to iOS. What I didn’t realize was that it was released a …

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Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary[1] approach for exploring regulatory systems, their structures, constraints, and possibilities. Cybernetics is relevant to the study of systems, such as mechanical, physical, biological, cognitive, and social systems. Cybernetics is applicable when a system being analyzed is involved in a closed signaling loop; that is, where action by the system generates some …

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  Making changes to the HOSTS file is generally something users either do regularly, or they’ve never touched it. For those of you not familiar with the HOSTS file it is basically a way to override the IP address that a domain/address resolves to. This is a great way to test out DNS changes on your machine before you make …

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  Last year Google started to play around with adding profiles to the Chrome browser, and I feel like its usefulness is often overlooked. Most people attribute having multiple user profiles with being able to share a computer between multiple family members. You may not think about how useful it could be to have multiple profiles for …

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  Several weeks ago we wrote about a free app called 3RVX that would provide an on-screen volume level indicator so that when you change the volume on your machine you’ll be able to see in more detail the level it is set to. It was a pretty basic program, and as one of our commenters pointed …

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