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Intel has finally released the new 3rd generation series of Intel Core processors. This 3rd generation of the Intel Core processors brings many new features and improvements over the earlier 2nd generation of processors. In this article, I am going to point out some of these exciting features that every computer enthusiast ought to know.

What is the name of the new processor series from Intel?

Ivy Bridge is the codename of Intel’s new processor family. Ivy Bridge supersedes the earlier Sandy Bridge processor family. While Sandy Bridge is considered as the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family, Ivy Bridge is the 3rd generation of the Intel Core processors.

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Learn New Tricks with Windows (Quick Tip) Guides

Posted by Rich On June - 24 - 2012Comments Off on Learn New Tricks with Windows (Quick Tip) Guides

If you’d like to learn a new tip or two about Windows, you should check out our Quick Tip series. This collection of posts provides succinct information for every day PC tasks like setting Windows 7 as a Wifi hotspotcleaning your dusty laptop with compressed air, muting system sounds while you watch movies, and starting IE9 with InPrivate Filtering enabled.

Search quick tip posts:

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Hint: Drag this link to your bookmarks bar to save it for later.

 

Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 7 Professional [How To]

Posted by Rich On June - 24 - 2012Comments Off on Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 7 Professional [How To]

If you are using Windows Starter, Home Basic, or Home Premium, you have the option to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. Tech enthusiasts and small-business users will appreciate the following extra features:

In this guide, we’ll show you how to upgrade from Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, or Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional.

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Netflix is an on-demand media streaming service accessible in the US, UK, Canada and many other countries. It is a subscription based service and is available on major platforms like Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone, Android and more. In general, any device that can access the internet using a web browser can access the Netflix service. Almost all the movies and TV serials are available on Netflix and you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home. My personal favorite serial on Netflix is the Supernatural series. I can watch one episode after another of Supernatural on Netflix for hours. The only trouble being that I have to get up and click on the Next Episode link to start playing the next episode in the series. Now you can use autoFlix software to automatically switch to the next episode in the series, as soon as the current episode ends.

autoFlix is a tiny tool developed by the BlueShirt software development. It is an open source script designed using AutoHotKey. You can download the source code and try running it through AutoHotKey, but if you do not want to bother with AutoHotKey, then you can just purchase the ready-to-run software from the BlueShirt software website at a small cost. autoFlix is available both for Windows and Mac operating systems.

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Introducing Microsoft SkyDrive: Giving Dropbox and Google Drive a Run for the Money?

Posted by Guest Post On June - 23 - 2012Comments Off on Introducing Microsoft SkyDrive: Giving Dropbox and Google Drive a Run for the Money?

Guest post by Arthur Clyne

Cloud based storage allows users to easily access their personal files and documents on remote servers and share files across multiple devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. Up until recently, Dropbox has happily dominated the personal storage market. With the recent launch of Google and Microsoft’s much anticipated cloud services—Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive—the war drums are officially sounding!

Here we’ll look at capacity, integration and operating system compatibility to see how SkyDrive fares against the Dropbox and Google Drive. Which cloud service will you choose?

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We’ve all been there. You need to reinstall your software – but you forgot to write down the serial number or you simply lost the paper where you wrote it down.

What do you do?

As long as you haven’t removed the program or deleted your hard drive – there are several options, one being hacking your registry as in Rich’s recent post: Crack Windows Password [How To]. Here’s another solution.

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