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    Fully Charge RT

    Lithium ion chemistry prefers partial discharge to deep discharge, so it's best to avoid taking the battery all the way down to zero. Since lithium-ion chemistry does not have a "memory", you do not harm the battery pack with a partial discharge. If the voltage of a lithium-ion cell drops below...
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    Does Anyone Really Care About the Start Menu?

    I can make a guess on why they removed POP. Its a VERY old technology and is designed on the idea of moving the email to your local system. For example, searching all your POP emails requires a local copy of them all. On a thin client or mobile platform, this can take up Gbs of space...
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    [GIVEAWAY] Surface with Windows RT

    Apparently, posting that you are not a Facebook user is not allowed as my last post was deleted. For what its worth, since this post may be deleted too, I would give it to my girlfriend.
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    [How-To] Block ads and tracking in IE

    If you really want to save some bandwidth and speed up surfing on a slow connection, try FASTUN fasTun - free Web Accelerator service with HTTP compression (anonymizer) The free version will compress HTML and images, while the premium will block ads, anonymize your ip, etc. Premium costs...
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    [How-To] Block ads and tracking in IE

    If you are like me, you hate ads in IE, especially if you are traveling. It slows the browser and uses bandwidth. Unlike Firefox and Chrome, there was no simple way to block ads. IE9 changed it and I confirm it works on IE. First, go here Internet Explorer Gallery Then...well, that's...
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    E-Reader Apps

    The state of ebook readers on Windows RT is really bad in my opinion. On Android, I can "sideload" a unprotected MOBI ebook into the NOOK app. I apparently cannot do so with the RT version. Freda is the one I use, but it supports EPUB, HTML, etc, and not MOBI. NOOK and Kindle will work...
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    How to Speed Up Surface Performance

    Luckily, Windows 8 is smart enough to know to not let you defrag your drive like you are trying to do. Defragging a solid state drive on earlier versions of Windows would have an adverse effect on the life of the drive. Win8 will simply do a TRIM command on the drive. This is performed...
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