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How to redeem a Google Play Store promo code

Developers can now toss out freebies with new app promo codes, so if you happen to score one here's how to redeem it.

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Restore a Windows 7 backup in Windows 10

It's good to have a backup when you've lost your PC. But only if you can recover the files.

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How to print from your Android phone or tablet with Google Cloud Print

Sometimes you just gotta have a hard copy, so here's what you need to do for printing success.

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How to download local maps for offline use in Windows 10

Don't let an unpredictable Internet connection keep you from where you're going—Windows 10 lets you download maps to use offline.

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How to add a web site to your Android home screen with Chrome

With just a few steps you can put that favorite website of yours just one tap away.

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How to change the default search engine in Chrome for Android

Google may rule the roost on Android, but sometimes it's good to explore what's outside of the nest.

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How to seize control of your privacy with Mozilla's Firefox browser

Mozilla’s open-source Firefox browser is probably the best choice for keeping your data away from prying eyes. Here's how to maximize your privacy with minimal annoyance.

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Onetastic add-in for OneNote puts your notes in a calendar

Onetastic's OneCalendar is a great way to view your notes organized by date.

How Excel logical functions can do the number-crunching work for you

When you have a big, ugly spreadsheet, logical formulas can help you make sense of it all by looking for results or patterns that you specify. We show you how to set up a simple one.

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How to decide between laptop or desktop deployment

Ask an employee what they want, and they'll surely pick the laptop. But that may not be the best fit.

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Online privacy: 3 ways to ward off cyber criminals and snoops

Keep yourself safe with these online security tips, from anonymous browsing to hiding your digital tracks.

How to add a checkbox in Excel, a small but powerful data tool for spreadsheets

Adding a checkbox to Excel sounds like a little thing, but it opens up a new level of database-like possibilities for your spreadsheets. We show you how to get started.

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7 ways Windows 10 pushes ads at you, and how to stop them

Regardless of whether you upgrade from Windows 7 or pay $100 for a new license, Windows 10 bombards you with ads. Here's how to make them stop.

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Word master class: How to make custom interactive forms

Word uses the Developer tools to make forms and collect the data with ease. Here's how.

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How to use voice dictation in Google Docs

Give your hands a break and use Google's new formatting and editing commands for voice typing in Google Docs.

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5 common SMS text scams, and how to avoid them

You can't trust every text message that crosses your phone.

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Clear out your PC's junk files with Kaspersky Cleaner Beta

A new program from security firm Kaspersky cleans out your PC's log files and cache files quickly and easily.