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Zippers haven’t changed much since they were first invented, and neither have the problems we all have with them. From stuck zippers to teeth that just won’t clinch, here’s how to fix all the problems you’ll run into with anything that zips.

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Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented with, whether it's a Windows PC, a Mac, an Excel spreadsheet, or a Powerpoint slideshow. Plus, there are extras in here for Gmail and Chrome to boot.

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There are plenty of horror stories from people whose connection to the NBN has gone pear-shaped. Some of the worst case scenarios include having an NBN connection incorrectly provisioned and old connections disabled, leaving people with no internet and no phone line. When that happens - what can you do?

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Have you ever attempted to re-watch a favourite movie or TV show on Netflix only to discover the title has mysteriously disappeared from the menu? You're not alone. Each month, Netflix quietly removes hundreds of hours of content across all genres and categories.

Just last week, the company deleted over 200 movies and TV shows. We now have an explanation as to why this keeps happening, direct from the horse's mouth.

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NBN Co's first CEO, Mike Quigley, has published a scathing attack on the Liberal government's handling of the NBN rollout. In a detailed view of his time as CEO, he discusses how the Australian public was short-changed in one of the nation's biggest infrastructure projects.

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Twitter, a place to feel bad about the world and yourself, is still useful for a few things. You might only follow their actual friends on it, or use it as a news aggregator, or a place to follow accounts collecting art, or music, or funny videos. But Twitter will try very hard to make you follow more people, “discover” more “trends,” and click on ads. Here’s how to cut out the parts you don’t like.

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Magazines have always been in the business of crafting celebrity appearances. Even before Photoshop existed in 1988, the magazine industry collaborated with celebrities to carefully present images that shape our consciousness.

Digital editing takes that to another degree. Now, any celebrity can change their appearance in a photo with the swipe of a finger.

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There are still countless stories about how DRM — digital rights management — continues to frustrate users who should be able to access, enjoy, and repurpose the media and content they’ve already paid for. DRM consists of access control technologies or restrictive licensing agreements that attempt to restrict the use, modification, and distribution of legally-acquired works.

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These days, most websites automatically switch to a mobile-friendly version when you view them on your smartphones. Unfortunately, the results can still be cluttered and difficult to navigate - especially if you aren't rocking a huge phone.

The last few iterations of Google Chrome have been taking care of this problem with a 'Simplified View' option. Here's how to switch it on.

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"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." This is the tagline to Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's also the basic premise of Go Home On Time Day, which is currently in its 11th year. So who's taking part this year? Anyone? Anyone?

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A laggy internet connection is the last thing you want when playing online games. It can also ruin an online movie and even cause problems while making rapid searches on Google. This is sometimes caused by deliberate internet throttling - and your internet service provider (ISP) is to blame.

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Multiple Pixel 3 XL owners are complaining that a second notch has popped up on the right side of their phone screens. No, really.

This unholy phenomena is apparently caused by a software bug related to Android Pie's screen rotation settings. Google has acknowledged the issue and is now working on a fix. We swear we're not making this up.