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Back when I was a uni student, I used to do tech support on the side. And I saw things. I wasn't the only one. The people who work tech have heard every excuse and seen every horror your mind can conjure. Here are seven things you should never say to an IT staff member trying to fix your computer.

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There's no debating the handiness of cloud storage, but most services out there can get fairly pricey, even if you're just looking to tuck away some files for safekeeping. That's why Zoolz shines as a smarter way to store your personal data, especially with plans going on sale for more than 90 percent off.

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Click Frenzy, one of the biggest online sales days on the Australian calendar, has come and gone for another year. The promise of crazy prices – a $10 55-inch 4K LG TV among them – had customers in a spin ready to thrown their wallets at their screens. The reality has been something a little more sobering. The deals have been hard to come by, Click Frenzy’s emails have been delivered late and customers have been fighting poor internet speeds and a terrible user interface on the Click Frenzy website.

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Tim Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, self-help guru and author best known for The 4-Hour Workweek. His hugely popular podcast series has seen some of world's most famous people reveal the tools, tactics, and tricks that led to their success. Here are 15 of the best; from Arnold Schwarzenegger's meditation tips to the creator of WordPress' favourite productivity tools.

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Look, I have some harsh news for y'all. We suck at security. We choose terrible passwords, fail to put pin codes on our phones, and don't even think about encryption when using public Wi-Fi.

But that's all going to change, right? We're all going to get better at this stuff, yeah? If you need a hand getting started, and owe your allegiance to the cult of iOS, here's 10 apps that might help.

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What do you do when it’s a Monday morning and you feel more like a deflated balloon than a productive person? Hoping that Oprah will pop out from behind your couch and give you a pep talk on living your best life is, likely, futile. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: motivating yourself to kick butt isn’t as hard as you may think.

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In the race to adopt electric vehicles, Australia is sputtering along in the slow lane. Rather than growing, Australian sales of electric cars are actually in decline. In 2016 they represented just 0.02 per cent of new car sales – even lower than in 2013.

Contrast that with Norway, the country with the highest levels of electric car adoption. Almost 30 per cent of new cars sold there in 2016 were electric.

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Cybercrime is no joke. In fact, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to reach more than $2 trillion by 2019, which means it's in everyone's best interest to learn how to defend themselves from malicious hacking attacks. That's where the Zero to Hero Cyber Security Hacker Bundle comes in handy. Whether you're looking to make a career out of hunting hackers or simply better your own online defenses, this collection trains you in the best tactics and strategies to defend yourself in less than 15 hours.

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This is one of those pranks for someone who's enough of your friend to not murder you afterwards, but also kind of deserves a little pain. The Mimic script changes characters in a code file to alternative characters that look the same to human eyes, but completely screw up the syntax. I pity the victim.

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It's been a whirlwind year in the PC market, in no small part thanks to the return of AMD. But things just got a whole lot more insane of late, with AMD and Intel - of all companies - announcing a partnership.

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Many of us, when we move on from a job, have dreams of sending a special message to the management. Whether that's an especially cutting resignation letter or some sort of memorable parting gesture, we all want to make our mark. And it turns out a former Twitter employee had their 15 (or actually 11) minutes of fame when they deactivated President Trump's press secretary, I mean Twitter account. And while that's pretty funny, it highlights how important it is to have good controls around what exiting employees can do.