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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon, Yelp, and Other Sites

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Millipedes, despite what the name implies, do not have a thousand legs—they do, however, have the most legs of any creature on Earth. The Illacme plenipes species found in California has an average of over 600 legs with one recorded specimen having 750 legs.

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Backfile Conversion

Backfile Conversion refers to the process of digitizing/scanning older physical files and converting them into digital images for safer storage, easier manageability, and rapid access use.

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How to Share Your Location with Android’s Trusted Contacts

Feeling safe is important, but in this day and age it can sometimes be difficult. Fortunately, we’re surrounded with brilliant technology that can be put to good use. Google’s Trusted Contacts does just that by allowing you to share your location with, well, people you trust. Whether you’re walking home alone after work, lost in the woods, or caught in natural disaster, this app can help you (or your loved ones) stay safe.

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How to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon, Yelp, and Other Sites

If you want to avoid getting scammed on Amazon and other sites, you might think the reviews section is your best friend. After all, if there’s a problem with the product other customers would point it out.

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How Do You Show or Hide Windows Hidden Files with a Command Line Toggle?

While most of us never need to see or access the hidden files on our Windows systems, others may need to work with them more often. Is there an easy way to toggle back and forth between showing and hiding hidden files? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the solution to a frustrated reader’s problem.

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The Best PDF Readers for Windows

Getting a good PDF viewer is easier than ever. Modern web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge can all read PDFs out of the box, so you may not even need one. But if you want a separate PDF viewer, perhaps for the advanced PDF features some documents require, we have some options.

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How to Turn Off Lock Screen Message Replies on the iPhone

When you receive a message on your iPhone, it will appear on your lock screen. You could unlock your iPhone and open Messages to reply, or you can just reply right there from the lock screen. But this means anyone else can reply to your messages right there from the lock screen, too.

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How to Add a Defragment Option to the Right-Click Menu for a Drive in Windows

Modern versions of Windows defragment drives during regular maintenance schedules. But if you defragment manually—maybe you keep your PC turned off when not in use—you might appreciate a faster way to access the command.

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How to Undo Sending a Message in the Gmail App for iOS

For more than a year now, Gmail has allowed you to undo the sending of an email. However, this feature was only available when you use Gmail in a browser, not in the Gmail mobile apps. Now, an "Undo" button is finally available in Gmail for iOS.

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How to Secure Your Dropbox Account

Back in May of 2016, Dropbox announced on its official blog that it now has half a billion users. That’s a lot of people, which also means there’s likely a lot of information being stored in this cloud service that you wouldn’t want other people seeing. If you’re one of those 500 million, it’s time to secure your account.

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How to Mute a Group Chat in WhatsApp

Group Chats are awesome if you're in a club, want to keep in touch with all your friends, or are trying organize something. Unfortunately, if you're busy and the other members decide to have a long, detailed conversation about the latest episode of Game of Thrones, your phone is going to beep and flash constantly.

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