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The Battle of The Budgie Desktops – Budgie-Remix vs SolusOS!

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Ladies and gentleman, it’s the moment you have all been waiting for… the main even of the evening! In this corner, wearing Budgie trunks, fighting out of Ireland, created by Ikey Doherty, the man behind Linux Mint Debian Edition — SolusOS! And in this corner, built on the defending champion, also wearing Budgie trunks, aiming to be the next flavor of Ubuntu, Budgie-Remix! Two distros with the Budgie Desktop environment enter, only one will leave victorious. The rules are simple: Which is the fastest? Which is the most stable? Which has the most software available? Which has the best release…

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How to Sync Your Google Calendar with the Windows 10 Taskbar

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Not too long ago, Microsoft made it almost impossible to sync your Google Calendar with the Windows Calendar app. This all changed with the Calendar app for Windows 10. And since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manage your Google, iCloud, Outlook, and Exchange calendars straight from the Taskbar. Let us show you how to set this all up for the smoothest calendar experience a geek could dream of. The Windows 10 Calendar App Our first step will be to set up the Windows 10 Calendar app, which comes pre-installed with the operating system. Press Windows key + Q…

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3 Discounted Pieces of Mac Software You Can Get Right Now

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Who wants to pay full price for anything? Today, we’re going to look at three Mac apps that are heavily discounted, allowing you to get stuff done without breaking the bank. There’s an app for using Windows programs, a VNC, and even an app that will protect your security! Buy: CrossOver 15 for Mac Buy: Screens 3 for Mac Buy: Max Total Security with Anti-Virus for Mac CrossOver 15 for Mac ($ 19.99, 49% off) There are very few things a Mac can’t do at this point. As Apple’s OS has climbed in popularity, there’s more incentive for developers to actually make apps that work…

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How to Disable the Action Center Taskbar Icon in Windows 10

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The Anniversary Update brought a lot of new and interesting features and changes, including a boatload of new tricks and tips you can use. However it also introduced a lot of annoying bugs and issues as well as changes that users didn’t like. For example, the new Action Center icon in the System Tray is quite polarizing: very useful for some with its indicator of how many unread notifications exist, but a waste of space for others. If you’re in the latter group, here’s the quick way to disable it for good. Open the Settings app and navigate to Personalization…

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Creative Ways to Automate Twitter For Free

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Millions of people use Twitter for various reasons. Perhaps you use the micro-blogging site to read about the latest news (and react to it) or to follow your favorite celebrity. It could be you rely on Twitter as a promotional tool for a product or company you represent. Maybe you signed up for a free Twitter account years ago and still haven’t figured out a reason to use it. If you’re looking to jumpstart or improve your Twitter presence and usage, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s some great ways IFTTT can make you a better and more frequent Twitter…

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4 Reasons to Use Windows Defender in Windows 10

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We all know that Windows needs some kind of security software — the only trouble is deciding which security software to use. Yes, even if you’re up to date on Windows Updates and such, you still need proper security protection! In the past, Windows Defender was overshadowed by other options, but it’s been getting better over the years. In fact, it’s one of the things that make modern versions of Windows more secure than previous versions. And now that the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 brought several much-needed improvements, Windows Defender is quite a contender. Here are a few reasons…

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