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Open the Google Chrome task manager

2:13PM | Friday, 7 February 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Chrome has its own built-in Task Manager, just like Windows or the Force Quit window in Mac OS X, where you can close misbehaving web pages and windows without closing the entire browser.

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A much quicker way to load the Windows 7 task manager

2:34PM | Thursday, 6 February 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

From time to time, when one of your programs is misbehaving, you’ll need to open the task manager to force it to quit. If you access it by pressing CTRL+ALT+Delete, there is a quicker way.

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Why Australians love marketplace start-ups and why they work well here

2:17AM | Thursday, 6 February 2014 | Rose Powell

The Australian start-up scene has spawned several billion dollar online marketplaces. Just think of Seek, carsales.com and realestate.com.au. And there’s a fresh crop, such as Freelancer, FlightFox and GoCatch coming through.

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A decade of Facebook: 10 interesting things you don’t know about the social network

2:08PM | Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | Cara Waters

Facebook is 10 years old today. It’s time for birthday celebrations for the social network with 12,800,000 Australian users and 1.19 billion users worldwide.

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From zero to 75,000 Facebook followers in just over a year: One start-up’s top three tactics

2:06AM | Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Social media is often heralded as a breakthrough for small business, connecting them directly with their customers and providing them the opportunity to turn them into fans and advocates.

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How to install the Amazon app store for your Android smartphone or tablet

2:00AM | Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

If you run an Android smartphone or tablet, there’s a good chance you might be able to run Amazon’s app store, as well as Google Play. Here’s how to set it up.

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Make Internet Explorer always open on the desktop in Windows 8.1

2:31PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Does it annoy you that, in Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer sometimes opens on the desktop and, other times, opens as a Metro-style app? If so, here’s how to make it always open on the desktop.

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VIDEO: Why I invested in Twitter and Instagram, and what I look for in investments

2:13PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | Rose Powell

For serial start-up investor Jon Teo, start-ups that change how users engage with technology are the most exciting.

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Brisbane to launch coding program for hundreds of kids

1:58PM | Thursday, 30 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Brisbane has launched a program designed to tackle Australia’s declining rate of IT graduates by getting primary school kids passionate about the power of coding.

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How responsive is your website’s design? Here’s how to check

1:24PM | Thursday, 30 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

One of the big trends in web design is “responsive design”, where the layout of a website automatically adjusts to the size of a screen. Here’s an easy way to see how your website looks at a range of screen sizes.

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The biggest mistake with web marketing (and how to avoid it)

1:39PM | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 | Adam Franklin

Have you ever felt like your web marketing has been spinning its wheels? If so, here are some tips for growing and engaging with your audience.

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Photo-audio memory app launches after a year in development

1:20PM | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Memtell, a photo sharing app that allows users to record 15 second audio tracks explaining the story, has launched this week.

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Find the hidden apps menu in Firefox on Android

1:00AM | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Did you know if you run Firefox on Android there’s an easy way to launch apps from within your browser? Here’s how to do it.

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Aussie start-up gets around the Instagram API to allow users ability to schedule posts

1:51PM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Schedugram enables people to schedule posts on Instagram and manage multiple accounts, a feat Instagram has steadfastly blocked by refusing to open up their API.

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Start a private guest browser session in Firefox for Android

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Have you ever let someone else use your smartphone or tablet? Perhaps you’ve been concerned they could pry through sensitive personal information you’ve saved on websites? If so, here’s a new Firefox feature you should try.

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Scroll around the screen using the numeric keypad

1:21PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Ever been stuck on a computer with a broken mouse? The good news is there’s another way to move your cursor around the screen.

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From the land to online: Beef producer embraces the internet for sales

1:35PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

Producing beef and online retail may not sound like obvious bedfellows, but NSW farmer Shaun Grimston is bringing the two together.

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Next Apple iPhones won’t feature curved screens, but 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display speculation mounts

1:00PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple appears to have dumped plans to add curved displays to its next iPhones, but speculation is growing the tech giant is looking at a 4.7-inch display and a 5.5-inch display for the next model.

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Google announces search update, starts rolling out additional information feature in search results

1:10AM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has announced that it is beginning to roll out changes to its search results that add information about website owners to its results.

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Diagnose why a website is taking so long to load

1:26PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Have you ever waited for a website that’s seemingly taken forever to load? Here’s a powerful tool that can help diagnose what’s going wrong.

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