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How to Hide Gridlines in Google Docs Spreadsheets

Good news, everyone! By popular demand, Google Docs now allows you to hide gridlines in your Google Spreadsheets.  It might seem like a small, stylistic tweak, but it is one that many of us have been demanding for quite a while. This week the Google Docs blog announced the new feature and it is available […]

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How to Enable MKV Playback in Windows Media Center

In Windows 7, Media Center comes pre-installed – but it isn’t necessarily set up properly.  In our two previous articles for Windows Media Center, we showed you how you can set up Windows Media Center for the first time and how you can rebuild your Media Center library.  Another thing that Windows Media Center is […]

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Harden WordPress Security By Moving wp-config.php to a Non-public Folder

In case you haven’t been acquainted yet, let me introduce you to your wp-config.php file. If you run a self-hosted blog, your wp-config.php contains your MySQL database username, your MySQL database password, your WordPress authentication keys and other sensitive information. With this information, a hacker or script kiddie gets access to every piece of […]

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How to Add A Blank Space to the Windows 7 Taskbar

The Windows 7 taskbar has a groovy pinned icon taskbar system that works quite well.  But, despite its flexibility it doesn’t allow you to space out your icons in whatever way you like.  Sure, you can easily change what order icons are listed in (click and drag), but what if you want to separate groups […]

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