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How to blanket your home or small office with Wi-Fi

10 tips for improving the range of your wireless network

Simple mouse and keyboard tricks for efficient file management

Your keyboard and mouse are a treasure trove of hidden features to help you work faster and more efficiently. Here are two shorcuts that will save you time doing common file management tasks.

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

External hard drives can provide both backup and storage. But don't use the same drive for both.

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Low-cost NFC tags will change how you control your Android device

Cheap plastic tags let you control your Android device through short-range radio communications. Here’s everything you need to know about how to implement a DIY solution.

on greenbot.com

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Top 10 fixes for common PC problems: The best of PCWorld's Answer Line

From backups to BSODs, Lincoln Spector lists the top 10 tips he's gathered from the past two years of Answer Line letters.

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IFTTT breaking news alerts: Get personalized news sent to your phone with this Feed Rinse super-recipe

Using IFTTT and Feed Rinse, you can filter your RSS feeds by keyword, and have breaking news sent to your phone via text messaging. It's the perfect solution for up-to-the-minute news on very specific subjects.

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A free photo editor worth trying: Getting started with GIMP

GIMP is a great open-source alternative to Photoshop if you're not willing to spend the big bucks on Adobe's software. Here are three common tasks you can accomplish with it.

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How to upgrade an old PC: No-brainer improvements anyone can do

Is your computer running too slow? Breathe new life into that aging PC with a few tune-ups and upgrades to get it back up to speed.

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You've fallen for a scam! Now what?

We all make mistakes. Here's what you need to do after realizing that you have been had, and keep those mistakes from costing you.

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How to avoid installing bundleware with the help of Unchecky

Some third-party programs still try to slip a few extra programs past you if you're not paying attention. Unchecky helps solve that problem.

TechTip: Make any link a downloadable one

Sometimes applications like desktop email clients won't let right click and download a link. With some basic HTML you can overcome this problem. What you'll need: Real time HTML editor: http://htmledit.squarefree.com/ Basic HTML: Click here to download.

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How to maximize storage space on your Windows tablet

If you're running out of space on your Windows tablet, you can expand your storage, clean up those unneeded files, or store non-critical files in the cloud.

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How to keep the XSS TweetDeck bug from posting on your behalf

The XSS Hole in TweetDeck is more than a nuisance. If you're a user of the popular Twitter client, here's how to protect yourself, step by step.

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How to stream the 2014 World Cup

Thirty-two countries are headed to Brazil to find out who is soccer's world champion. We'll show you how to not miss a minute of the action this summer.

on techhive.com