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When the time comes, you'll be able to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7

Based on the previews of Windows 10 so far, the OS will have some Windows 7-like capabilities. Third-party utilities could help, too.

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How to get started with Linux: A beginner's guide

Trying Linux is easy--you can even install it on a USB drive or disc to try it out before committing. Enter the world of open-source here.

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Give Wikipedia a sleek, user-friendly visual overhaul with the Wikiwand extension

Tired of dealing with Wikipedia's aging interface? Give the Wikiwand Chrome extension a try.

You can securely wipe your files, hard drive or SSD with one of these free utilities

You delete a file, then empty the recycle bin. But the contents of that file remains on your drive. Here's what to do about that.

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3 simple tips to get the most out of your webcam

Everybody loves webcams, but are you getting the most out of yours with a proper video chat environment and finding uses for it beyond video chat?

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10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your HTC One M9

Make the One M9's great version of Android work even better.

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When 'error 404 file not found' strikes: How to remove broken browser bookmarks

You've been using the same browser for years. You have no idea which bookmarks work anymore. A utility can help clean out the dead wood.

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Don't panic! How to fix 5 common PC emergencies

Spilled soda on your laptop? Broke your screen? Here’s what you can do.

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3 surprisingly easy PC repairs you should do yourself

You could pay someone to take care of these repairs for you, but you'd be surprised how easy they are with a little patience.

How to overclock your graphics card and make PC games run faster for free

Want more performance in your PC games for free? Overclocking your graphics card is the answer. Here's how.

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Google's essential tips for how to keep your Android phone safe

A helping of essential tips from the company's own lead security engineer, Adrian Ludwig.

This Chrome extension helps color-blind users see the web

If you need help discerning colors online this new Chrome extension from Google could help.

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Why your PC has two Program Files folders, and why one of them is (x86)

Windows installs each program into one of two folders. Here's why they don't all go to the same place, and what the number 86 has to do with it.