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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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Amazon Fire TV Turns Up the Heat on Apple TV

Amazon has released its long-rumored challenger to the Apple TV, and it’s a doozy. Josh Centers, author of “Take Control of Apple TV,” gives the rundown on how it stacks up.

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Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 4: Discover What’s on Offer

Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Apple TV” Available

Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 3: Control Your Apple TV

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Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 2: Set Up Your Apple TV

Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 1: Introducing Apple TV

“Take Control of Apple TV” Streaming in TidBITS

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