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#Gamergate, if you haven’t heard of it by now and I wouldn’t blame you if you hadn’t, is a curiously toxic mix of allegations and counter allegations, which seemingly started life as an everyday kiss and tell story, the like of which you might have read in a bottom-shelf rag mag. Streisand effect, tropes, doxing, Read more


Ah, those infernal machines. Most of us go through a love hate relationship with our PCs, love ‘em when things are going well, hate ‘em when they are behaving badly. Diagnosing issues can be an exercise in frustration but, in most cases, a fulfilling experience when we finally come across that illusive solution. Considering the Read more

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Here are some cool free games for mobile devices which have been released during the past 6 weeks or so: Angry Birds: Stella Join Stella and her super adventurous friends on a quest to protect Golden Island from the greedy Bad Princess and her clueless piggies! Meet this fierce new bunch, master their amazing superpowers, Read more

How to Restore CTRL+F in Word 2010

Categories: Word 2010
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When you click that key combination in Word 2010 it no longer opens up the Find and Replace dialog box. Instead a pane will appear on the left-hand side of your screen that will allow you to search. Personally, I feel as if I have been cheated. Nice new software and the fine folks at Read more


This is the sixth installment of the on-going WordPress series and I’d like to talk about security. Security is an important aspect of any computer user’s thoughts. There are tons of bad guys out there and they don’t merely focus on the normal every day user. They like to target Web Masters as well. Since WordPress is Read more

9 Random Photos – Humor in Tech

Categories: Humor
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The following random photos have been aggregated from the MajorGeeks site, so all credit to MajorGeeks (DCT’s recommended download site). So, the bendy iPhone was simply Apple trying to keep up with Samsung then? Windows pirate, or poor Ingrish? Neither have we. Adapter overload? Defeating the purpose? How many drivers picked up their phone to Read more


Following the popularity of our previous Battlefield game giveaways, here’s another great game giveaway from DCT. We have a “Wolfenstein: The new Order” boxed DVD and genuine license key (PC edition) to giveaway to one lucky subscriber. Our very own game aficionado and expert Marc Thomas reviewed this great game just a few months ago… Read more

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There is no shortage of free archiving tools, including 7-Zip and PeaZip among the most popular offerings. I could never get my head around 7-Zip’s interface myself so my personal favorite has always been PeaZip portable. The PeaZip developers went over to the dark side some time back, bundling the Open Candy adverting module with Read more


This may be out of sequence a bit, but I thought Themes, Plug-ins, Widgets and Headers ought to come before delving into the intricacies of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). WordPress is a system that allows you to do just about anything when it comes to changing the way it looks, the way it acts and the Read more


When you work with small worksheets they sometimes look out of kilter when you print them. The reason for this is that Excel prints worksheet data from the upper left-hand corner. To make your worksheet more pleasing to the eye, you can center your data horizontally, vertically or both if you like. Follow the steps Read more