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7 things to do if you’re going to keep using Windows XP after today

Microsoft will end its support for the world’s second most popular operating system today. F-Secure offers seven tips for avoiding trouble if you're going to continue to use Microsoft XP.
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Kid sleeping

April Fools’ Day jokes to play on your kids

As my kids are 6, 4 and 4 I was looking for some fun pranks to pull on them this year. I found some great ideas thanks to Mike Spohr at BuzzFeed. For 31 awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids will Totally Fall For. I've gathered a few of my favorites...
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Is your cell phone causing “tech neck” wrinkles?

Having the latest gadgets may make us feel good but they are apparently giving us a "tech neck." In an age of constantly looking down to our hand-held screens, a new sign of aging is emerging. Clinicians are now noticing that this constant head-down posture is creating creases that ring around patient's necks. This new skin furrow has become the modern sign of aging, but there may be ways to help avoid it.
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Make this for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! How about making something with a bit of an Irish flare for dinner that night? Melynn shares two great recipes for you to consider: cream of reuben soup and Irish brown bread.
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Safe&Savvy blog

21 ways to have a safer and less worrisome online life

F-Secure is celebrating Europe's Safer Internet Day by offering 21 tips to help you feel safer when you're doing Internet shopping, banking, or surfing. They're also giving away a free one-year license to SAFE, their multi-device protection for a worry-free online life, every day in the month of February. Get the tips and find out how you can win.
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Recommended apps for 2014

We brought you our productivity app recommendations not once, but twice in 2013. (Hint: read here and here for a refresher). So what’s new in 2014? I'm glad you asked.
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Curved 4K TVs at CES 2

CES in three words

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is where a slew of new electronics are released to set the stage for the next 12 months of geekdom. TDS Telecom’s Matt Apps, Manager of Product Management and Development, attended to learn about all the new technology and what customers will want to use with their Internet, TV, and voice services. Find out what three words Matt thought best described CES 2014.
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What is Malware? Part 2

You turn on your computer and a message appears to tell you to update your Adobe Reader or iTunes or… more...
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What is malware? Part 1

We often hear about malware and the havoc it can cause, but what exactly is it and why should you care? In this, the first of two blog posts on malware, we look at trojans, ransomware, keyloggers and spyware and how cyber criminals use it to extort money. Next time, we will take a closer look at worms, adware and mobile malware, along with offering advice on avoiding them.
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workplace exercise

Seven ways to burn calories at work

As a 30-something (ok, almost 40-something) in today’s healthy-focused society, I’m well aware that sitting all day at work isn’t good for my heart (nor my mid-section). In 2014 I’m trying to focus on health, and have been looking for ideas on how to burn calories at work. After doing some research, I've gathered a list of seven ways to incorporate healthy habits into the workday.
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