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Creating a holiday light show using Raspberry Pi, xLights and a matrix

This year's holiday light show uses smart pixel strands, leaping arches, xLights/Nutcracker, a Raspberry Pi, Falcon controllers and a digital sign or matrix.

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Build an ultra-secure Microsoft Exchange Server

Yes, it's possible to do a Microsoft Exchange Server deployment that is secure enough for all but the most sensitive information. Here's how to do it.

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How to fix a hard disk in Windows using the command prompt

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla walks you through the steps needed to easily repair a corrupted hard disk using the command line or PowerShell.

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How to prevent data loss with Windows Information Protection

Looking for a solution to keep company data out of the wrong hands? Windows 10's WIP might be the best option. Here's how WIP works.

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6 new and noteworthy security features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 debuts tools and changes that affect computer security. Here’s how to access them.

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Insider tips for bolstering your career with award wins

In this exclusive webcast video, IDG executives outline some insider tips for winning prestigious awards for IT innovation, security or digital leadership.

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Switch from Yahoo Mail to Gmail, and turn your phone into a physical key

Yahoo suffered the world's biggest hack on 3 billion users. If you still use Yahoo Mail, follow these steps to switch to Gmail — the safest choice for personal email.

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How to get Oreo-like features on any Android phone

Don't have an Android device? With the right set of apps, you can get Oreo-like features on just about any device with this step-by-step advice from Computerworld blogger JR Raphael.

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9 hidden Android shortcuts that will save you time

Speed up your interactions with your Android phone using these easy slides and swipes, courtesy of Computerworld blogger and Android expert JR Raphael.

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How to protect your email account from Equifax hackers in 5 minutes

Use two-step verification to protect your email accounts from the Equifax hackers.

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How to detect and remove a rootkit in Windows 10

Rootkits are a particular insidious form of malware because they load before an operating system boots and can hide from ordinary antimalware scans and protection. Their ability to elude detection also makes them extraordinarily...

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