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If you've been tempted by one of the new crop of ultrawide monitors hitting the market recently, we have some very good news for you: they look awesome when paired up with some high-quality video. So, to give you some inspiration and a good reason to head out and pick up a new screen, here's our guide to the best cinematic experiences you can enjoy to their utmost on an ultrawide monitor.

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You may have noticed in your travels around the internet that your browser's address bar occasionally turns green and displays a padlock — that's HTTPS, or a secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, swinging into action. This little green padlock is becoming vitally important as more and more of your online security is eroded. Just because your ISP can now see what sites you browse on doesn't mean they have to know all the content your consuming. Below is the rundown on HTTPS, so you can better understand this first, and easiest line of defence against potential snoopers and hackers.

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Thanks to online learning, it's easier than ever to elevate your programming skills straight from your computer. This immersive, multi-faceted programming education (80+ hours of coding tutorials across iOS 10/Objective C, HTML5, Python, Ruby on Rails and more) will help push you to the top of the job market.

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It doesn't matter if you're pumped for the Creators Update, the new version of Windows 10 that makes drawing all over you screen easier. Whether you like it or not, your Windows 10 device will be getting it. If you're a part of Microsoft's Insiders Program — a beta-like program that gives you builds of Windows 10 early — then you'll already be on Creators Update. For the rest of us it will come, like a little surprise, over the coming months.

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Not all applications and browser add-ons come in peace. So you need to know a few warning signs to look out for if you want to make sure that only legit software makes it onto your machine. Here's how to avoid bad actors and weed out any shady apps that have already taken root.

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It's no secret that learning even the basics behind mobile app development can skyrocket your hiring and earning potential, but many of us are turned off by the thought of sinking more time and money into a formal coding education. Fortunately, there's another way to build up your coding chops, and it won't break the bank. Name your price, and you can catalsze your mobile dev education with the Pay What You Want: The Ultimate Android Development Bundle.

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We've been talking a lot lately about the perks and perils of Microsoft Office, especially the program you begrudgingly used to write your university papers: Word. In what appears to be an unrelated move, Apple just made a whole host of productivity apps free. Get excited for Pages! (Borat voice: "Not!")

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Along with its duties of maintaining copies of important news, literature, scientific information, and old MySpace pages, the Internet Archive also loves to create emulations for you to fiddle with inside your browser. Today, the loveable non-profit organisation has made it easy for you to relive the glory years of the early Macintosh like it's 1985 all over again.