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Beat Google to the punch: Make Flash on Chrome click-to-play right now

Adobe Flash is going click-to-play in late 2016, but you don't have to wait until then to stop Flash from autoplaying.

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How to get rid of hum and eliminate other noises from your audio and video systems

Don't let buzz, hum, or hiss ruin your AV experience. We'll show you how to solve common electrical faults and ditch the noise.

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How to bring picture-in-picture mode to YouTube on your PC

A handy Chrome extension lets you continue watching a video while checking out the rest of YouTube within the same tab.

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When water, coffee, or liquid spills on your laptop, do this

A water spill can seriously mess up a laptop. Soft drinks or alcohol can do much worse. Work quickly and you might be able to save it.

The truth about Windows 10's hidden drive partition

You may think there's free space in these hidden drive partitions, but think twice before messing with anything in these locations. We use a third-party disk utility to find out what's really in them.

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Excel pro tips: How to create, define, and use Named Ranges

Working with ranges in Excel can speed up your formulas and macros, or help you navigate through your spreadsheets. It’s also a more efficient way to manage processes within your worksheets. Here's how to set them up.

How to assign a nickname to your Android contacts

Tell Google to 'call my wife' or 'text my brother' by issuing the right voice commands to the Google app.

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How to turn on 'Ok Google' detection

Get an answer to any question that's on your mind, even if your phone's in sleep mode.

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How to zoom ahead in YouTube videos with a single key press

Two Chrome extensions give you video player controls for online video sites such as Netflix and YouTube.

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The hidden challenges of booting from a USB flash drive

Booting from a USB drive lets you get into your PC when its main operating system. But Windows and even your motherboard could work against you. Here's how to find out.

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How to send all calls from specific contacts to voicemail

If there's a certain someone you'd rather not talk to, you can automatically direct their calls to your voicemail inbox.

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How to change your passwords automatically with Dashlane and LastPass

It's a pain to change your passwords manually. These two password managers make it easier by doing it for you.

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How to stop ransomware: Backup can protect you, but only if you do it right

No one wants to give hundreds of dollars to extortionists. But if you take the right precautions beforehand, ransomware probably can't hurt you.

USB-C Explained: Why some devices are 5Gbps and others are 10Gbps

USB-C promises up to 10Gbps data transfer, but the first generation of USB-C devices aren’t as fast as they could be. Here's what to look out for.

Windows 10 File History offers a simple backup solution anyone can do

The File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically. You don’t need any extra software, and it’s very customizable.

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How to fill out and sign digital documents on Android

You can sign your life away right on your phone with these finger- and stylus-friendly apps.

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5 quick ways to recover storage space on an overstuffed iPhone or iPad

You'd be surprised at how quickly your iPhone or iPad can chew through storage, particularly the tiny 16GB model. If you're feeling jammed, try these easy ways to find a few gigs of breathing room.

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Your Facebook account's been hijacked. Here's how to recover it and keep it safe

Your Facebook account tells a lot about you and your social circle. You need to keep control of it.