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11 great gift ideas for the geek on your list

Nerds can be hard to shop for. Stick with our list, and they'll be sure to love your gift.

9 ways to stay below your data cap on Android and iOS

Limited data plan? No problem—we have some simple tricks that can help you cut back on data usage.

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Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

Why log in once when you can log in twice? Two-factor authentication can give you some added protection, and it's fairly easy to set up.

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Keep your PayPal account safer with two-factor authentication

Adding extra security to your PayPal account is quick and easy. We'll show you how to do it.

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Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication

SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Office 365, Xbox Live - your Microsoft account is the gateway to too many critical services to secure with a simple password.

Protect your Google account with two-factor authentication

Don't let hackers get at those love letters you sent with your Gmail account!

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Protect your Facebook account from hackers with two-factor authentication

Don't be one of those people with a compromised account that spams all their friends.

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Use two-factor authentication for your Twitter account

If you want to keep hackers away from your Twitter account, two-factor authentication could be just the thing. But be warned: It's a little awkward to set up...

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Protect your Dropbox account with two-factor authentication

You may have to put in two passwords, but it keeps prying eyes out.

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Turn your tablet into a guilt-free digital babysitter

Protect your tablet from destructive kiddies. (And protect your kids from grown-up content.)

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Leaving Las Pinterest: How to kill your social media accounts

Have trouble with tweets? Loathe all those likes? Pinned your last pin? Here's how to leave your 'friends' behind.

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How to report spam and other violations on Twitter

Make the spam tweets stop! It only takes a few clicks.

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How to change your email signature on your smartphone

Nobody likes unwanted marketing. Here's how to get that annoying "sent from my phone" message out of your email signature.

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How to deactivate your Pinterest account

You can leave Pinterest any time you like, but you can't leave completely.

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How to unfreeze a frozen phone

Where are the Ctrl-Alt-Del keys when you need them?

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