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Get two-factor authentication on the desktop with Authy

A new app lets you generate two-factor authentication codes on your desktop PC. Here's how it works.

Upgrade from XP to Windows 7

You know you can’t keep using Windows XP. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your PC while upgrading the operating system.

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Getting started with read-it-later apps Instapaper and Pocket

There's so much stuff to read online, but who has the time? Instapaper and Pocket help you time shift your online reading.

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Fun + Thunderbolt = Funderbolt!

Thunderbolt is a technology that you can put to practical good use. This article isn't about those practical good uses.

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Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

Hitting 'delete' is just the beginning. Depending on the type of storage and the sensitivity of the information, there are other things you need to do to make sure your deleted files are gone for good.

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Get the most from the Windows 8.1 Apps screen

You’re not stuck with the Start screen. Windows 8.1 has a better way to access your programs.

Change the voice your Android phone uses for navigation

If you're looking for a voice that's slightly less robotic when your phone is helping you navigate, this TechTip will help.

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Access your PCs from afar with Google's free, simple Chrome Remote Desktop software

Getting remote access to your PCs has never been easier thanks to a Chrome browser extension from Google.

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How to change the voice on your Android phone

The option is in the phone's accessibility menu

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Transform a Windows tablet into a full-fledged Windows PC

With some accessories and handy-dandy software tweaks, a portable Windows tablet can become the heart of a potent PC workstation.

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When Tech Support calls you

Out of the blue, someone calls and tells you your computer is infected or has a problem. Maybe they claim to be from Microsoft. Here’s what you should do.

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Deep inside BitTorrent Sync's cloudless file syncing

BitTorrent Sync offers cloud storage's benefits without its privacy concerns or service outages. Here's how to use it.

How to change the default font in Microsoft Word

If you don't like the default font in Word, there's an easy way to change it to the one that you want.

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Regain your privacy with these 3 browser add-ons

It's tough to remain private online, but these three extensions can help.

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Why you can trust free software (or at least some of it)

Most people expect to be paid for their work. So how come there’s so much free software out there? What’s the catch?