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Five Easy Tips For a More Organized Digital Life

It's easier than you think to put your entire digital world in perfect order. Just follow these simple tips.

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Amazon sends money to Kindle readers affected by e-book price-fixing scandal

If you bought a lot of bestsellers, you could see a hefty credit on your Amazon account on Tuesday.

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Court's smackdown on net neutrality could hit you right in the pocket

A federal court has struck down key sections of the FCC's Open Internet Initiative, serving net neutrality a devastating legal blow.

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AT&T finds an end run around net neutrality with 'Sponsored Data' plan

The telecom giant will allow online services to pay for the data they use, which will save you money while stifling competition.

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

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Amazon offers gift cards, shipping refunds for late deliveries

The company blames delivery companies for the delays

Is your browser ready for shopping season?

Qualys found that nearly four in 10 browsers have at least one critical vulnerability, making online holiday shopping a very risky proposition.

Make money via online rebate sites while shopping for Black Friday deals

Online rebate sites like Ebates and Swagbucks will give you a small percentage of your online purchases back in cash or gift cards, but you must jump through some hoops first.

How to find free Wi-Fi during your holiday travels

Roadside businesses offer free Wi-Fi for the same reasons they offer public restrooms. Here’s how to find it and how to use it.

How to stretch your savings when shopping on tech deal websites

Those in the know share their insider tips on how to save bucks for gifts from tech deal sites.

10 ways to repurpose your old iPad

Want to treat yourself to a new iPad? Go ahead--we've collected a few great ways for you to make use of your old one.

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Trick your friends with these Halloween PC pranks

Make some mischief at home or in the office with these quick PC tricks.

Advice from an Apple tech: Got a Mac? Get a Dremel!

Does your computer toolkit include a Dremel? It may seem extreme, but a Dremel tool can be handy in a dire situation.

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Why your Internet service provider wants to nix all-you-can-eat data buffets

As the industry moves toward 'metered' broadband plans, hard-core users will feel the hurt.

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5 lingering (and silly) tech fees we shouldn't still be paying

Several charges and fees appear on bills for technology long after they should no longer apply. Here are some of the worst offenders; be aware.