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How to sideload an app onto your Android phone or tablet

There are a handful of ways to sideload an application on your Android phone or tablet. Here are three.

on greenbot.com

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PowerPoint pro tips: Exporting to other formats

It's a multi-platform world. Learn how the versatile Export tool can make your presentation readable on any kind of device.

How to create an anonymous email account

It's not just dissidents looking for anoymous email, but everyday people who'd rather not reveal their true identity.

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Speed up or slow down your slideshows

Showing photos to friends? If the pictures move too slowly, you bore your audience. If they move to fast, you annoy them. Here's how to set the speed in several common programs.

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How to find anything in Evernote: 6 advanced search tips

Evernote's notes and notebooks are great until you have too many of them, too stuffed with stuff. Use these advanced search operators to help you sort through the virtual piles.

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Type in style: How to change your Android keyboard

Change your keyboard; change the world. Or at least type a little faster.

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Speed up your PC's boot time by finding the worst startup offenders

Your PC may not have a lot of RAM, processor speed, or hard drive space, but often you can still speed up your computer by limiting the apps that start-up at boot.

Computer shutting down on its own? Maybe it's time to play it cool.

If your computer has acquired the habit of shutting down when you didn't ask it to, there's a good chance that it's overheated. Here's how to cool it down.

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Some files need encryption and some files don't

Chances are you don't have to encrypt your entire hard drive. But you need to know what files to encrypt.

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Six modern Windows apps for Fourth-of-July fun

You can't take your PC to the picnic, but you can use these apps to plan a perfect day.

Take precautions when using Gmail—or any other email service

Google's almost ubiquitous email client doesn't guarantee that your email will be private, or that your account won't be hacked. But the right precautions can give you reasonable protection.

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Need some time away from Facebook? Sick of its privacy issues? You can deactivate—or outright delete—your account if you know where to look.

on techhive.com

How to quit Facebook

If you're ready to part ways with the social network, you've got two options -- deactivate your Facebook account or delete it completely.

How to troubleshoot your Chromebook's internet connection

Chromebooks are designed to be online all the time, so it's no fun when you lose your connection.