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What can you do if you find yourself with access to only a wired internet connection, but need to get devices online wirelessly? With Virtual Router Plus you can easily transform your laptop into a wireless hotspot to do just this.

This is a great option if you are able to physically connect your laptop to a network, but also want to be able to get online with your tablet or iPod. Read on to find out to use this fantastic free tool.

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Think of web browsers for Windows and it’s the usual suspects that spring to mind – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, et al. There are plenty of others to choose from, but generally peaking it is the same names that crop up again and again.

Move to mobile platforms and things start to get a little more fragmented. There may not be as many web browsers available for Android as for Windows, but users are often more willing to try something new. One browser that has proved very popular with owners of Android devices is UC Browser HD, and the same app is now available for Windows 8.

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The internet is so vast is can be difficult to know quite where to begin when you go online looking for entertainment. Hit Facebook, Twitter or other social networks and you’ll find links to hilarious pictures, ridiculous stories and news.

But where do people posting these links find these sites? There’s a chance that they have used StumbleUpon, and the new Windows 8 app enables you to discover best the internet has to offer as well.

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How many file synchronization services exist these days? If you find that you are working with more than one computer on a frequent basis using a service such as Google Docs or Dropbox saves you the hassle of having to manually transfer the documents you need as it can all be taken care of for you.

The problem with the vast majority of tools that can be used to synchronize files is that they are based on cloud storage and there are limits on the amount of space you have available to you free of charge. This is not the case with Syncbox which enables you set up one computer as a server which will then push file to your connected devices

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In many ways, each new version of Windows is a great leap forwards in terms of innovation, but at the same time there is always concern about how much change is a good thing. This has been the case with the release of every version of Windows, but never more so than with Windows 8.

One of the bones of contention for many users is that there have been such as change in appearance in some areas of the operating system while other areas remain virtually identical and this disparity can be confusing. Perhaps the greatest cause for concern for most people is the Start menu, or lack thereof, and this is something that can be addressed through the use of Classic Shell.

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The very fact that you are reading these words means that you make use of the internet. You probably use it for all sorts of things from downloading software and checking the news to keeping in touch with friends and using social networks.

You’re undoubtedly aware that using the internet can mean compromising your privacy, and this is particularly true if you are a social networker. Privacyfix is an interesting add-on for Chrome and Firefox that enables you to check your privacy settings on Facebook, Google and other sites and change those that might reveal too much information about you.

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In this era of perpetual connectivity, it’s not hyperbole to say that a browser is the most important application on a phone. As a Windows phone user, I am not a big fan of IE as I find it just plain for my taste. As always, I was on the look out for a better browser for my Windows Phone.

I came across Beyond Browser in the Marketplace. Beyond browser is a web browser that is specifically designed for Windows Phone and the ratings weren’t bad either. Should you take the plunge as well? Let’s find out!

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When you need to share files with other people, you can attach them to an email, and links can be shared in the same way or through social networks.

Or you can step in this century and use cloud storage services such as Dropbox. FluffyApp is a particularly fast method of sharing files and links that reduces the entire process to a simple drag and drop exercise.

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Installing an application, any application, leads to certain issues. You cannot copy the application folder to another computer and expect it to work. Keep in mind that every time you uninstall the application, it sometimes leaves behind junk data, and, in order to use the application again you have to reinstall.

Here are 15 essential portable applications that might help you avoid such problems. Pack your favorite applications into a pen drive and take it with you wherever you go and use them without installation. Never worry about leaving information behind.

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The internet is an amazing tool for entertainment, research and so much more, but it is also something of a security problem. Whenever you are online, you leave behind traces of your activity – footprints that can be pieced together to determine a great deal of information about your such as where you are and who you are.

There are endless reasons why you might not want to be identified or traceable online – it is not something that is only going to be of interest to people investigating the darker side of the internet. While all web browsers include options that can be used to hide your web tracks after an online session, most do little if anything to prevent the web sites you visit from gathering information about you and your browsing habits that could be used to identify you – this is where Tor Project is different.

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