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A guide to free antivirus applications on the Mac

A lot has been written arguing for or against the need for an antivirus application on the Mac. Due to their small numbers, Mac users have been lucky to go about their business with almost no fear of being targeted by malware and viruses. It’s called security through obscurity, and it’s a sort of security [...]
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A guide to distraction free writing applications

Technology has provided us with the capacity to greatly improve our productivity, but has it also somehow impaired our ability to concentrate? This has been the subject of some controversy of late, and it’s no wonder that a niche market of word processing applications has sprouted up claiming to remove distractions so you can better [...]
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How to watch blacked out football games

Here in Tampa, one of the biggest local stories of the football season has been the local TV blackout of Bucs games. Thanks to the magic of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) broadcasting, however, it’s now possible to sidestep these restrictions and watch just about any sporting event anywhere in the world (most of the time) on your [...]
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How to tell if your antivirus is really malware

Viruses are scary. Unfortunately, a lot of malicious sites are designed to take advantage of this fear, by tricking unsuspecting people into thinking their computer has been hijacked in order extract money for “protection.” In the past, this type of attack has been limited to annoying pop up ads that blink and flash messages like [...]
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How to use Tumblr

There’s a lot of different ways to get started blogging – the choices available to you are actually quite mindboggling. But if you’re looking for an extremely simple way to start a blog, or if you’re just interested in consolidating the content you post from other sources, Tumblr is an easy to use platform to [...]
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Boxee adds a Movie Library

When I was planning out the Boxee tutorial video that I put out earlier this month, one of things that really bugged me was the inconsistent menus – how come there’s a “Library” option in the TV and Apps section, but nothing like it in the Movies section? If I wanted to do any browsing, [...]
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How to Use Boxee

Attaching a computer to your television opens up a great deal of entertainment content that was previously unavailable to you in the living room. But since you’re not sitting right in front of the screen, it can feel not as easy or pleasant as using your cable or satellite box. Thankfully, there are a host [...]
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All you need to know about Simplenote

Just type. Adam Pash at Lifehacker has put out this complete guide to Simplenote, but even that feels like more explanation than it needs. In short, it comes down to two words: Just. Type. Simplenote, for the uninitiated, is a web and iOS application that automatically stores all of your plain text and syncs it [...]
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