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How to Set Internet Explorer 9 As Your Default Browser

Microsoft’s latest release, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), is available for download.  If you are still using IE8 or *cringe* IE6, go get the update!  When installing IE9 you might have noticed something it did differently than your typical web browser, or rather, something it didn’t do.  Internet Explorer 9 never asked to be your default […]

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Google Adds Discussions to Documents

Today Google Docs added a new feature that is very reminiscent of Google Wave.  Discussions, which is a new and improved alternative for comments, is a social-conversation tool.  Discussions will display your Google profile pictures, add timestamps, and send you notifications when there is an update.  “We learned lessons from Wave and incorporated some of […]

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How To Edit Documents with Zoho

Hi, groovyReaders — I’m working on a big, big review of Business edition, but in the meantime, I thought I’d send a quick tutorial your way on one of’s best features: Zoho integration. If Google Docs has a competitor, it’s Zoho. And if Dropbox has a worthy contender, it’s And + […]

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Google Chrome Receives a New Logo

Last Friday the Chromium logo was updated, and this week Chrome is following suit.  The new Chrome logo is flat, simple, and looks a lot less like a pokeball. Currently it is only available in the developer channel version of Chrome, but it should probably hit the stable channel within the next week or two. […]

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How to Pin Internet Explorer 9 Websites To the Taskbar

Pinned websites in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) are the premier feature that everyone is talking about.  With pinned websites you can receive notifications, quickly navigate via the jump list, or control a webapp without even opening the page.  Not all sites will have the full set of pinned features, since this requires that they’ve developed […]

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Internet Explorer 9 Offline Installers

The offline installation files for Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) are 20-40MB in size depending on which version you need.  While this might not seem like a large download for everyone, if you are trying to load this on a 56K dial-up connection it could take a couple of hours. Instead, download it to a disk […]

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How to Factory Reset an Android Phone

When something is messed up on your Android device, a factory reset can be used as a quick-fix method.  A factory reset is also an easy way to uninstall unwanted mods, updates, and clear out custom settings.  Resetting an Android phone will set it back to it’s initial condition, just like it was when you […]

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Add Spell Checking to Internet Explorer 9 with Speckie

One of the biggest features missing from IE9 is a spell-checker.  Microsoft might have overlooked this in an effort to promote productivity of their Online Office suite, or they might have just decided it was too much work to include it.  Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari all have spellcheckers; whatever the reason, Microsoft dropped the […]

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