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How to use MAME emulator to cure computer game nostalgia

MAME is the name that matters for arcade game and PC emulators. Its aim is to preserve the PC and gaming past—and let you enjoy them once again.

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How to master your music metadata (Part 1)

Tired of seeing “unknown track” by “unnamed artist” on your favorite music player? We’ll show you how to automatically identify, tag, and properly rename all your mystery tracks and albums to whip your music library into shape.

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When to defrag a hard drive, TRIM an SSD and perform other storage tasks, or not

Hard drives need defragging. All SSDs can use a good TRIM. But how and when? We'll tell you what to do and not do, and what's being done automatically.

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How to find the Windows 10 Creators Update's hidden desktop themes

The Windows Store has nearly 175 desktop themes for Windows 10 Creators Update users, but don't start by opening the Store to find them.

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How Excel can help with metric and American Standard conversions

Excel can streamline your global activities if you set up functions to convert metric to American Standard, and dollars to euros.

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How to save your parking spot in Google Maps

A new option in the Google Maps beta lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo.

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How to stop websites from asking for your location in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari

Browsers can supply your location when you permit it. If you have no plans of ever permitting it here's how to turn that feature off.

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Word newsletter tutorial: Using page layout features for professional results

Word makes it easy to create a newsletter using the Page Layout tools. Make columns and multipage layouts, add images and more. Here's how.

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Set your power button to turn off all your PC's displays in the Creators Update

Windows 10 has new Power Options setting in the Control Panel.

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Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

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How to minimize the risks of phishing scams

Employees are often the weakest link in your company's security chain. But with a little knowledge and foresight you can mitigate the risks. In this video, CIO.com senior writer Sharon Florentine explains the anatomy of a phishing scam and how you and your workers can avoid becoming a victim.

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How to create a single-column Start menu in the Windows 10 Creators Update

There's a new setting in the Creators Update that lets you simplify the Start menu.

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Use PowerPoint Photo Album to chronicle corporate or personal events

PowerPoint 's Photo Albums feature makes creating a slideshow super-easy, with intuitive menus and dialog screens.

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How to use Snapchat’s new augmented reality 3D world lenses

Snapchat is retaliating against Facebook’s clone wars by boosting its AR camera capabilities. Here’s how to add 3D animated objects to your Snapchat messages.

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How to defer future updates in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update makes it much easier to delay feature and security updates than previous versions of Windows 10.

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How to enable Windows Sonic virtual surround sound in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update's built-in Windows Sonic spatial sound feature is supposed to improve your headphone audio experience

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How to use Night Light in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update brings a built-in way to adjust your screen's color temperature and make it easier to sleep after a late-night computer session.