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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.

Google Chrome update: How to access apps and recently closed tabs

Google made some smart changes to the design of Chrome's new-tab interface. Here's an overview.

Search files in a flash with SwiftSearch

This tiny utility lets you find files almost instantly, and you can run it off a flash drive.

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How to get an extra 10GB of Google Drive space for free

If you don't already own one, beg, borrow, or steal an Android or iOS device to score the extra storage for your cloud drive.

How to add a third monitor to your laptop

What's better than a two-screen setup? A three-screener, of course. Here's how to work around the video-output limitation.

Split Chrome into two windows with NiftySplit

This clever extension gives you a right-hand "viewer" for linked items you click from the window on the left.

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Find out if the movie you want to watch is available for streaming

This search engine for streaming movies and TV shows saves you the hassles of checking multiple services manually.

My laptop just hit the floor. You won't believe what happened

Laptop + gravity = disaster, right? Not necessarily. Here's how I learned an important lesson.

How to make your Chrome extension icons visible again

A recent update changed the way Chrome displays certain icons. Here's how to restore them to view.

Organize your Chrome tabs vertically with Veritabs

If you'd rather see your open tabs in a scrolling list on the side of your screen, this extension is for you.

Force YouTube to buffer your entire video

If a slow connection is causing streaming problems, browser add-on YouTube Center can help.

Learn how to cancel your online accounts

JustDelete.me gives you direct links to cancellation pages for hundreds of Web services.

Three handy (but often-overlooked) Google Chrome features

The browser has a couple cool options that are easy to miss, not the least of which is its app store.

How to add YouTube to your Roku box, the sequel

The beloved VideoBuzz channel is back. Here's how to get it.

Find out which Web services are down at Downrightnow

Can't connect to Twitter? Facebook? This site lets you know if there's an outage.

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Can you record a Netflix stream for offline viewing?

There are some utilities that make it possible, but use them at your own risk.