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malware variants

There is no doubt that the malware landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. In today’s internet world, malware is more often than not linked with the criminal element and, because of the massive potential for ill gotten gains, is well financed and well organized. In short, today’s malware is big business! But are Read more

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  Yes? Yes! When you click that key combination it no longer opens up the Find & Replace dialog box. What happens since version 2010 is that a pane will appear on the left-hand side of your screen that will allow you to search. Personally, I feel as it I have been cheated. All this Read more

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iMobie is running a giveaway for its very good PhotoTrans software. PhotoTrans would normally sell for $19.90us but you can get it absolutely free right now… offer expires 5th June. The PhoneTrans Software: PhotoTrans has an array of features that helps you easily transfer iPhone iPad iPod Touch photos to & from computer, organize albums Read more

aimersoft video convert ult. intreface

***DCT Exclusive*** Aimersoft has most kindly donated 10 licenses for Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate (for Windows) for us to giveaway to our subscribers… Thank you Aimersoft! This is the latest, full, unlimited version of this outstanding software which would normally sell for $69.95us, but you now have the chance to win a free license simply Read more


The EULA or End User License Agreement accompanies almost all bought and free software and you have to agree to it to install the program/game, etc. But who ever reads them? I don’t and never have. When that long awaited for game arrives in my mailbox I am in too much of a hurry to Read more


Dexpot – What is a Virtual Desktop? Virtual desktops are extra desktops for various sets of icons, applications, browsers and anything else you might find a use for. I’ve recently been fortunate enough to have several monitors. I use one for writing, another for browsing the internet, and yet another for notes, Twitter/Facebook feeds, gadgets, and Read more

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Lots of businesses have data tables set up in worksheets but this tip is not just for businesses. Say you have a large business and have set up a data table of your clients. In the first column you have the name of your clients and in the second column the cities in which they Read more

app store

On May 16th , Apple announced that its 50 billionth app had been downloaded from the App Store. The 50 billionth app was a free app, Say the Same Thing, by Space Inch, LLC.  Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio received a $10,000 App Store gift card for downloading the 50 billionth app.  Is it even possible Read more