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Google's Chromebook End Of Life Policy Gives Your Laptop Five Years to Live

Older Chromebooks will lose support after five years, if Google’s Chromebook End of Life Policy has its way. Here’s what to expect as the dreaded date nears.

Use Windows 10's Battery Saver to squeeze more life out of your laptop

Settings for screen brightness, low-power mode and more will help you last longer on a charge.

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How to find out what Facebook knows about you

Facebook uses your online activity to build an advertising profile about you. Here's how to look at (and edit) some of that information.

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How to navigate the memory manager in Android Nougat

If some apps are being naughty and sucking up too many resources, here's how the tools in Android can lend you a hand.

What to do when you hate Windows 10

You have a few options for backing out of Windows 10, but most of them aren’t pretty.

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How to create sublabels in Gmail

Gmail lets you attach labels to email for easy organization, but you can also create sublabels to fine-tune your mail sorting.

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6 more ways to make the most of Mail for iOS 10

Customize the Mailboxes screen, tinker with iOS 10's mail filter, pick new message-swipe options, and more.

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How to shut down your PC at a set time

Two simple programs make it easy to shut down your PC at a specified time.

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Excel tips: 6 slick shortcuts, handy functions and random-number generators

You can't have too many Excel tips. These cover some handy shortcuts, and useful functions for calculation payments or generating random numbers.

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Get more Edge extensions by installing beta versions

New Edge extensions are slow to come to the Windows Store, but you don't have to wait. Try this trick to get beta extensions in Edge today.

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How to stop failing Windows Updates from bothering you

Microsoft's show or hide updates troubleshooter is a handy tool for those times when you need to say "no" to Windows 10's mandatory updates.


How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

Facebook's new encrypted messaging feature, Secret Conversations, is now live for everyone on Android and iOS.

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This Chrome extension mutes all tabs unless you whitelist them

Silent Site Sound Blocker lets you control which sites can shout at you. Here's how.

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How to change your phone's name in the Google Play Store

If you're tired of the unintelligible name that Google Play assigns your phone or tablet's name, here's how you go about fixing it.

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How to know when your SSD could die

SSDs have a finite lifespan. Here's how to tell how "old" your drive is, and whether you need to prepare for an untimely death.

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How to change default apps in Android Nougat

The ability to switch up the default browser, SMS app, and other essentials are much easier to find in the latest version of Android.

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How to use two Chrome tabs in split screen mode with Android Nougat

This desktop-caliber feature is very convenient when you want to look at content from two tabs at the same time.

Is my Windows PC 32-bit or 64-bit? Why it matters

Especially if you have an older PC, there’s a big difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Here’s how to find out what you have and why you should care.

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How to change the home screen launcher on Android

Opting for a custom launcher is one of the fastest and easiest ways to customize your Android experience.