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How to get Sprint’s employee discount

If you’ve been in the market for a new smartphone, you might be aware that Sprint recently announced that all of their smartphones activated after January 30 will have an additional $10 per month tacked onto the monthly bill. You can easily sidestep the new fee, however, if you get a referral from a Sprint [...]
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How to replace ear cushions on the Koss UR-20 headphone

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to replace the ear cushions on a pair of Koss headphones, specifically the Koss UR-20. For full size headphones, they’re pretty cheap, but for me they’ve been extremely reliable over the past 8 years or so that I’ve owned them. Their first point of failure, however, was the [...]
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How to get and read eBooks from the library

Just like with paper books, your local public library is a great source for free ebooks and other digital content. Unfortunately, thanks to strong digital rights management by the publishers of these books, the process for obtaining and reading ebooks can be difficult and confusing. In this video, I’ll go over the specifics of how [...]
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How to learn (almost) anything online

The web is an autodidact’s dream – if you have a desire to learn something, there’s a good chance learning materials on that subject are available for free somewhere online. The problem is how does one go about finding it? There’s very few sites where you can find a wealth of content – most open [...]
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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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All about iOS 4.1

Hot on the heels of Apple’s Fall announcements is the release of iOS 4.1. For most users, there’s mainly incremental changes that fold in the new Ping and TV show rental features of iTunes 10. The biggest change (only for owners of the iPhone 4 and the newest iPod Touch) is the addition of the [...]
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How to Turn Off Facebook Places

As it has been much rumored to do, Facebook has just introduced a new feature called Facebook Places. Based on my reading of their blog post, it works pretty much just like their competitors at Gowalla and Foursquare – when you go somewhere you can “check in” so people in your network will know where [...]
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