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How to change Android auto-rotate settings

You can direct Android to switch between portrait and landscape orientations whenever you rotate your phone or tablet.

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How to turn Google Chrome into a Microsoft Office-loving browser

A Chrome extension from Microsoft makes life easier for Office Online users.

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7 Android shortcuts for doing things faster

Android boasts a series of handy shortcuts for everything from taking a screenshot to silencing notifications.

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What to do when a power outage or surge damages your PC

A power outage can be bad for your PC, but a power surge can severely damage your hardware. In all but the worst cases, however, you should be able to revive the PC, or at least retrieve any files stored on it.

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How to know if your PC is ready for virtual reality

With Oculus Rift on preorder and HTC Vive coming soon, the big question is whether your PC will be up to the VR task. The Rift compatibility tool will tell you—and you don't need to preorder anything to use it.

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The tricks for using Gmail folders vs. labels

The way Gmail's organization works, a label can be a label, but it can also be a folder. Here's how to work with the two features.

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4 ways to take charge of iOS's Background App Refresh feature

Too many apps refreshing themselves in the background can put a dent in your iPhone or iPad battery life. Keep an eye on which apps are doing the refreshing, and when.

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How to build the ultimate free PC security suite

Take some time this weekend to secure your PC without spending a dime.

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You can open old Office files with these settings

Office versions may change, file formats may change, but your words and images can live on, if you adjust certain settings in the software. But there are risks.

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How to turn your Android phone and Windows 10 PC into a dynamic duo with Cortana

Cortana has some great tricks up its sleeve—including a few new ones—that make it a great companion for any Windows 10 user on Android.

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How to banish the Windows 10 upgrade prompts in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Are you a Windows 7 or 8.1 user tired of seeing Microsoft's incessant taskbar pop-ups prompting you to upgrade to Windows 10? Here's how to banish them forever.

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Manage your time, tasks, and life goals with these Evernote apps

These three third-party apps leverage the power of Evernote to organize all facets of your busy life.

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Why you need a cloud backup service, and how to use one

Cloud backup is the easiest way to get the security of off-site backup for your important files. Here's how to choose and use one of these services.

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When you can't create the Windows 10 Recovery Drive, try these three fixes

If you're running Windows 10, you need to create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive. But sometimes, instead of a bootable flash drive, you get the error message "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC." Try these workarounds.

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Clean your Gmail mess with these tricks for selecting a few or a lot of messages

Move the hundreds of conversations from your boss to another location. Get rid of all those annoying emails from your cousin? Or maybe just delete everything.