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Format Encrypted Drives As ExFAT To Make Them Play Nice On Windows And Mac

After our Windows encryption showdown, reader Jerod passed along this tip to make sure your encrypted volumes, especially external hard drives, in Windows play nicely with other platforms like OS X — just format them as exFAT, and they will be mountable, readable and writable everywhere you go.


How Microsoft Tricked Me Into Installing Windows 10

In the next few years, Microsoft wants Windows 10 running on a billion devices. One way it’s making sure that happens is by tricking users into upgrading in shady ways. But here’s the real problem: Windows 10 is a good operating system, and Microsoft’s tactics are giving it a bad rap.


Here's Telstra's Explanation For That Three-Day Data Outage

Telstra’s latest data outage was one of the worst yet, with approximately 350,000 NBN and ADSL customers affected. Thousands were still struggling to get their internet working three days later. Telstra’s chief operations officer Kate McKenzie has since issued a statement explaining what actually went wrong.


Coles' 'Fake Milk' Snafu Highlights The Dangers Of Social Media Incompetence

“Better social media management” isn’t at the top of many companies’ to-do lists. After all, who has time to faff about with Twitter and Facebook when you have an actual business to run? If you’re dealing with customers on a daily basis though, it’s definitely not something you want to neglect or ignore. One missed word can swiftly led to a public relations nightmare, as Coles just learned to its chagrin…


A Scientific Guide To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behaviour is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our professional and social lives. Here’s what you need to know about this annoying personality quirk and how you can handle people who express their hostility in indirect and backhanded ways.


Telstra Outage: What To Do If You're Still Experiencing Service Disruptions

On Friday, Telstra was hit with another massive network outage that affected hundreds of thousands of customers. Currently, some customers still don’t have working internet. Here’s what to do if you’re connection is till on the fritz.


Chrome Will Finally Stop Going Back A Page When You Accidentally Hit Backspace

If you’ve ever lost a form you’re filling out because the Backspace key sends you to the previous page, get ready to be happy. In the newest Canary builds of Chrome, Google has added the ability to stop using the Backspace key as a Back browser button.


How To Completely Hide Apple Music In iTunes

If you’re not using Apple Music, but still use iTunes, it’s pretty obnoxious that Apple pushes the music subscription service in your face all the time. Good news though: with just a couple clicks, you can remove it.


Is It Legal To Block Your Own Driveway?

As everyone knows, it is illegal to block a residential driveway with your vehicle — but what if it’s your driveway? There are numerous circumstances where parking across your driveway is more convenient than pulling inside it; from quickly popping inside the house to dropping off other family members. If the driveway belongs to you and nobody else is blocked in, it should be legal. Right?


There's A Scientific Reason For Why We Hate The Word 'Moist'

A lot of people hate the word “moist.” It just sounds gross, but why does it repulse us? A new study published in the journal PLOS One may have some insight into why this word makes us cringe.


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