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Why you should use two-step verification even if it's a hassle

No one really likes two-step verification. It's annoying. And yes, it can be hacked. But you're still far safer with it than without it.

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5 handy mobile Dropbox features you need to try

Scan receipts directly from Dropbox, create and edit Office files, trade comments with collaborators, and more.Dropbox app with a passcode.

Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

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How to find out everything Google knows about you in the new My Activity dashboard

Google has consolidated the data it has on you into an easy-to-use interface to find, browse through, or delete your digital history.

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How to secure your router and home network

Many users don't realize it, but their internet router is the most important electronic device in their home and is an attractive target for attackers.

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How to run a DOS program in Windows 10

There are some old DOS applications that you just can't afford to lose (or games you still like), and Windows 10 lets you keep them. Here's how.

How to access your Chrome apps without the apps launcher

Google plans to remove the Chrome Apps Launcher from Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July. Luckily, there's a workaround.

How to remove your Windows 10 password

Windows 10 wants you to enter your password all the time. You can remove your password, or reduce how often you have to enter one, but there are security risks to doing so.

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How to use Facebook's new save and share Chrome extensions

Facebook recently released two new Chrome extensions that come in handy when browsing the web.

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5 ways to take charge of the iOS Home button

Slow down the double-click speed on your iPhone or iPad's Home button, keep the Home key from accessing Siri from the lock screen, turn on triple-click shortcuts, and more.

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7 things I learned once I built my first PC

There's always a first time for building a PC, and the guides can only go so far when it gets to specific details for each part. Read on for seven things I wished I'd known before I started.

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When browser cookies go bad: How to avoid 'bad header' problems on favorite websites

If you're seeing a "400 Bad Request. Request Header or Cookie Too Large" error that doesn't let you access a site, you've probably got a cookie that's too large or corrupted. Here's how to fix that.

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How to tell if your Android phone has spyware

You know that Google, your service provider, and Facebook follow what you do on your phone. But what about your employer, your spouse, or a criminal? Find out if you have spyware on your Android phone and what to do about it.

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How to ban the sites you hate from Cortana's top headlines

Like Cortana but hate that it always surfaces news from a certain site? Now you can dump that site thanks to a new Cortana feature.

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3 alternatives if you don't want to enter a password on your Windows machine

You boot your PC; you enter your password. You come back from a break; you enter your password. You open your laptop; you enter your password. Let's make this easier.

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Windows 10 reinstallation tip: How to reset your PC and keep your files

Sometimes Windows needs a fresh start—maybe a program’s gone awry or a file’s been corrupted. Luckily, Windows 10 has an option where you can reinstall Windows and wipe your programs, but it keeps your files intact.

Windows 10 Tutorial: How to reset your PC and keep your files

Windows 10 makes it easy to start over by letting you reset the operating system but keep your files and programs intact. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.

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Windows 10 reinstallation tip: How to reset your PC and remove everything

There are several reasons why you might want to reset Windows 10 and remove everything. Fortunately, Windows 10 lets you start over with a few clicks.