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No More WebOS!

From: Lifehacker
A little over a year after buying Palm, HP announced today that it will “discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones.” It’s a sad day for everyone who was rooting for this mobile platform underdog—and especially webOS device owners.

Although HP’s press release says the company “will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward,” owners of the TouchPad and smartphones like the Pre 3 probably don’t have much to look forward to in terms of future development and support—at least from HP.

HP is also looking at spinning off its personal computing systems group, getting out of the hardware game altogether it seems. There’s not much else known except the brief announcement, but for more commentary and background you can check out Mat Honan’s post on Gizmodo. Photo remixed from originals from HP and Georg Preissi / Shutterstock

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Your Way To a Faster Computer

(from Gizmodo) — Bet you didn’t know that half the files on your computer have not been used since the day they were created. And the answer to getting rid of them efficiently can be found in your garbage can.

According to researchers from Johns Hopkins, you don’t need some fancy computer file management tool. You just need some good, old-fashioned help from the waste management industry. Folks that work with garbage know how to sort through piles of trash and keep the good, discard the bad and reuse what they can.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins believe this is the model people should use when managing their computer. Computer owners should dispose, recover, recycle, reuse and reduce their files until they have minimal waste. Getting rid of this digital waste is not only liberating, it’s good for your overstressed, overfilled computer, too.

WOW Starter Edition lets you reach lvl 20 for free.

From Engadget

If there was one thing, one thing, keeping humanity safe from total enslavement to the grind of World of Warcraft, it was the fact that you have to pay to play the game for longer than a couple of weeks. Well, now we’re all doomed. Blizzard is replacing its 14-day WoW trial with a so-called Starter Edition of the massively multiplayer life usurper, which lets you reach level 20 without shelling out a penny. Of course, like any good gateway drug, this freebie is capped at the thoroughly insufficient 20 number and is sure to agitate folks into buying the full product. One small step for a software company, one giant leap forward for global obesity rates.

Hue tint when using Windows Photo Viewer – FIX

Step 1: Go to your “Color Management”

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Windows 7 Update Service not Running

Has your Windows 7 PC stopped updating? Well mine did and it was not the easiest fix to find. I figured that it’s just another Microsoft (feature) and I could just Google a quick fix… in any case I did fine it.

Press Start, press All programs, press Accessories and click Notepad

Copy and paste the following text into the document:

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