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For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Nothing spoils holiday travel quite like getting locked out of the house Wi-Fi. Here's how to help your folks set their networks aright.

Dell Latitude E6540 review: Windows 7 lives on in this business-class desktop replacement

This behemoth of a notebook is fine for corporate desks, but it’s far from ideal for corporate travel.

Let go of that laptop: the ultimate guide to making a tablet your main computer

Done with heavy hardware? With these apps, peripherals, and cloud services, you can leave that notebook behind for good.

Juggle multiple Twitter accounts in Google Chrome

The QuickTweet extension lets you access any account you want with just two clicks.

How to quickly recover lost form data in your browser

Available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, Lazarus is the single most butt-saving extension ever.

How to bring back Libraries in Windows 8.1

For whatever reason, Microsoft disabled this feature in the OS update. Here's how to bring it back.

Where did my volume icon go?

Or: "How come I have to click the System Tray arrow to see my volume icon?"

Add a PC Settings shortcut to your Windows 8 desktop

This handy hack gives you quick and easy access to Windows settings.

Block online spoilers with Unspoiler for Google Chrome

This ingenious add-on lets you browse the Web, Facebook, and Twitter without fear of ruining your favorite shows.

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How to set up two-factor authentication in Evernote

Even freebie accounts can now benefit from this valuable security feature.

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Get link previews right inside Gmail with iFramely for Chrome

The extension embeds content from the likes of Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube so you can view it without having to depart Gmail.

How to choose a USB hub

Need more USB ports for your PC? There are tons of hub options out there, but make sure you get this one particular feature.

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How to fix Gmail sync problems in Outlook 2013

If you're using Gmail IMAP and Outlook isn't syncing properly, this fix may do the trick.

How to ease the transition to a new email account

You can make the process fairly painless by following these simple tips.