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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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How to reset your Android Wear watch to factory settings

Is your shiny new smartwatch not working quite right? Here's how to give it the 'ol factory reset!

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How to properly and securely erase your Android device

Get that data locked down before you give away your gadget.

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How to free up space by deleting unwanted apps

Sometimes we don't realize our device is being taken over by apps until it's too late.

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How to use your Android tablet as a second laptop screen

If you’re in the market for screen real-estate, Android has a convenient solution: use your tablet as laptop overflow screen.

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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.