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Windows 9 is still far enough away that it’s worth persisting with Windows 8.1, rather than digging out your Windows 7 DVD (or downloading to disc image) and going backwards in time. If you’re still not satisfied with the operating system’s reworked user interface, you might be able to solve a few of your problems with a new tool called ModernUI Tuner.
The world will never stop drinking coffee (and caffeinated beverages), much like it’ll never cease investigating supposedly healthier substitutes. Whether you’re trying to swear off the stuff, or just looking for something to alternate with, there are things you can try — from quaffing different potables to more physical activities.
Android: Nova, our favourite Android Launcher, just got some cool updates. It brings sexy new transitions and an app drawer search feature for the power user who simply has too many pages of apps to navigate.
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