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Free tax filing: How to e-file your 2015 tax returns for free

The IRS wants you to file your taxes online, and it's offering some nice freebies to lure you in—everything from free forms to free preparation software. Find the best deals and avoid the caveats with these tips.

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Move your Windows 10 libraries to a separate drive or partition

Physically separating programs and data protects them both and makes for easier backups

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

No matter how touch-friendly Windows 10 gets, there’s nothing like a keyboard shortcut to get you somewhere fast. Here are the ones everyone needs.

Setting up a Windows 10 picture PIN

How cool is it to draw on a picture to log into your Windows 10 PC? It's a lot cooler than remembering a bunch of letters and numbers. Here's how to set it up.

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What to do with Excel 2016's new chart styles: Treemap, Sunburst, and Box & Whisker

Excel 2016 gives you six new chart styles. The three we explore here make it easier to compare data and show hierarchies and other relationships.

Pure URL simplifies web addresses for safer surfing

The Pure URL extension for Chrome and Firefox makes web addresses that appear in your browser easier to read and less of a potential security risk.

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How to properly clean and sanitize your smartphone

Your phone goes everywhere with you. Do you have any idea how many germs are crawling all over that thing?

How To Clean Your Android Phone

Dirt and grime are no match for your cleaning skills.

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8 ways to tame your data-hogging Android phone

Keep wireless overage charges at bay by mastering Android's robust cellular data tools and tweaking data-hogging streaming apps.

Adding a child user account in Windows 10

It actually costs you 50 cents to set up a child user account in Windows 10! But there's a good reason why, and you'll find out how it all works in this video.

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If error messages appear when your PC boots, try this

Error messages on your PC are always annoying and worrying, even if nothing actually appears to be wrong. Here's how to stop a message that comes up every time you boot.

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How to use Cortana with Netflix, Uber, and other Windows Store apps

The fun and convenience of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant isn't just for Windows 10 functions—it's integrated with a host of third-party apps in the Windows Store.

I forgot my Windows 10 password!

Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works.

Setting up a local user account in Windows 10

You can set up a local user account on a Windows 10 PC so you don't have to bother with a Microsoft account. Here's how to do it.

Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

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How to make Windows 10 faster: 5 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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3 ways to make it easier to search for photos on your PC

You probably have thousands of photos in your PC. Use folders, tags, and handy utilities to sift through them in reasonable time.

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Try deep linking, a powerful way to customize Windows 10's Start menu

Pin all kinds of specific app content to Windows 10's Start menu, not just an app's home screen.

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5 ways to troubleshoot Windows 10 update problems

Windows 10 automatically updates itself…unless it doesn't. When you hit a wall, it's time for some detective work.

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Puzzle Bar for Firefox lets you stash your add-on icons where you want

Whether you move your add-on icons to the top, bottom, or side of your browser, this tool gives you options.

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Why upgrading to Windows 10 is less alarming than it used to be

Windows 10's been out for six months now, and most of the big bugs have been squashed. It just might be time to make the leap.

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Online privacy tips: 3 ways to control your digital footprint

You leave records of who you are and what you like all over the Internet. Here's how to limit the tracks you leave behind.