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How to automatically switch default printers based on your location

Juggling too many printers in your life? This quick trick will let Windows take care of all the hassle for you.

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Google overhauls Gmail app with key iOS 8 features

Google has added a number of iOS 8-specific features to Gmail including the ability to reply or archive messages from the lock screen.

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Cable-free HBO Now streaming service may debut in April for $15 per month

HBO's streaming service is just about ready to go and will reportedly be called HBO Now.

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Golden smartwatches, brain-like chips, and flagship phones: Mobile World Congress' hot new gear

From surprise VR headsets to gorgeous flagship phones, this years Mobile World Congress was brimming with announcements. Here's a cheat sheet to all the new gear.

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How to run Windows programs in a browser tab for free

Need to make a quick photo edit in Irfanview or zip some files? Cameyo can help you get that done.

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?

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How to enable Chrome's clutter-free experimental reading mode

Ever wished you could get rid of all those flashing ads when you're reading an article in Chrome? Now you can, thanks to Chrome's experimental new 'Distill page' option.

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VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more

The latest version of VLC is ready for prime time and it has some nice features users will appreciate.

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Softcard shuts down mobile apps after Google deal, leaving Windows Phone in the cold

It was nice while it lasted, but Windows Phone is without a viable tap-and-pay option in the U.S., again.

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Spotify adds song lyrics, gets more social on PCs

Spotify is now its own karaoke machine on the desktop just without the bouncing ball.

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Google Search test feature adds live chats with businesses

Google already lets you call businesses via Hangouts directly from search results. Now it's testing text-based Hangouts chats with businesses too.

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

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Google's Inbox by Gmail will come to small group of business users in March

Finally Google Apps users will be able to get in on the Inbox fun. But will it make email more efficient at work?

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Chrome security update warns against sneaky software downloads as well as malware

Google wants to foil unwanted downloads from the Web. Its latest security tool throws up a big, red warning when you're about to visit such scheming sites.

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How to deal with difficult SD cards that refuse to write data

SD cards can be pricey, but they also pack a lot of storage into a small form factor—if you don't get one that refuses to work with PCs. If you do, here's how to fix the issue.