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How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

You've paid good money for a high-resolution display. Here's how to enjoy it with Linux's GNOME desktop.

How to create and distribute an instructional screencast video for free

It's easy to create professional-looking screencast videos using two free tools: CamStudio and YouTube. Here are the nitty-gritty details.

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How to download audio from any streaming video

Streaming video won't stream if you're away from an Internet connection. Here's how to download audio from YouTube or an any other streaming video for offline listening.

How to create a high-quality animated GIF

Two free tools are all you need to transform a video into a high-quality GIF. Let the amusement begin!

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The beginner's guide to game streaming with Twitch

Join the game-watching boom that has made Twitch insanely popular. The software you'll need is free, and we'll walk you through the setup.

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How to start blogging with Microsoft Word

You can draft or even post blog updates directly from Word to the most popular blogging platforms. There's even a workaround that helps with other blogging tools.

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How to keep your sexy selfies (and other sensitive files) safe in the cloud

Whether you're storing old tax returns or the occasional naughty photo, some files deserve some extra security. Here's how to keep them private.

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How to automate your Facebook and Twitter posts with Buffer

If you're a social media butterfly, posting interesting content can be a full-time job. Buffer lets you focus on the content and takes care of posting for you.

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How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects

The tiny $35 Raspberry Pi computer doesn't come from a bakery, but it can power your robot army or other DIY electronics project. Here's how to install Raspbian and get cooking with Pi.

How to export PDFs with Word for iPad and send them to Google Drive

Office for iPad's PDF export feature has a big problem. Here's how fix it with IFTTT

The latest Office for iPad update gives you PDF export—but only as an email attachment. Get around this frustrating limitation by using IFTTT to store those PDFs to the cloud with just a few taps.

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The one LinkedIn profile tip everyone should know: Use Work Samples to show off your achievements

You're more than a text summary. Then why don't you have examples of your work on your profile? Here's a tip on transforming your LinkedIn profile from a simple electronic resume into a professional online portfolio.

Take back your vacation with the help of Outlook's Automatic Replies

How to use Outlook's auto reply features to free your vacation from email

Wanna get away ...from your email? Outlook 2013's Automatic Replies feature lets you reply to and sort messages while you're out of the office. Here's how you can use it to relax on your next vacation and come back to a nice, tidy inbox.


How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

The best photos on Instagram weren't taken with a smartphone. Make your account stand out by learning how to get photos from your DSLR or point-and-shoot onto Instagram in no time.

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Google Docs: How to use Suggested Edits and 2 other great editing features

Check out the collaboration-friendly tools built into Google Docs, and learn how to set some handy preferences.

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PowerPoint pro tips: Exporting to other formats

It's a multi-platform world. Learn how the versatile Export tool can make your presentation readable on any kind of device.