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How to use Windows 10's File History backup feature

Need a quick and easy way to back-up your personal files in Windows 10? Give File History a try.

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Your mobile IP address: Its safety is one thing, its privacy is another

Your mobile IP address isn't likely to be stolen. But you still need to take precautions.

How to use Dropbox's handy new browser-agnostic bookmarking feature

Dropbox's new drag-and-drop feature for the web app makes it easier to use Dropbox as a bookmarks repository.

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How to change Windows 10's default apps

Not feeling the love for Windows 10's default apps for music playback, web browsing, and so on? You can change them without breaking a sweat.

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How to merge SMS conversations in Google Hangouts

Hangouts can be your all-in-one messaging app, though the integration with texts, Google Voice, and Hangouts can be a little tricky.

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The easiest way to wirelessly get videos from your PC to your tablet

Basically, BitTorrent Sync is the answer for everything.

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Turn your Word doc into a PDF with a live table of contents

You can create a table of contents in Microsoft Word where every chapter title links to the appropriate chapter. Then you can keep these links live when you convert the document to a PDF.

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How to choose which apps Google Now will search and index

If there's an app you don't use much, you can effectively remove its Google Now integration.

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When a CD or DVD is stuck or the drive won't open

Maybe the disc is stuck. Maybe the door is stuck. Try these things first to see if you can fix it.

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5 tips to make your Android phone run faster, longer

You’re the boss, don’t put up with sub-par performance.

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4 ways to make Evernote smarter and safer

These pro tips cover checklists, IFTTT hacks, and other productivity boosters.

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How to disable Bing web results in Windows 10's search

Windows 10 has the annoying habit of favoring Bing web search results over local file searches. Here's how to stop it.

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How to customize the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu

Hate those "Most used" and "Recently added" sections of the Windows 10 Start menu? Here's how to get rid of them and add items that are actually useful.

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How to boot into Windows 10's Tablet Mode every time you start your PC

Whether you're rocking a small Windows tablet or just plain love Live Tiles, here's how to configure Windows 10 to automatically boot into Tablet Mode.


Two backups are better than one--if you do them right

Backing up twice provides more protection than backing up once--but only if you don't make the same mistakes twice.