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A beginner's guide to BitLocker, Windows' built-in encryption tool

Now that TrueCrypt is seemingly gone, here's how to get started with BitLocker, the encryption tool Microsoft built right into many versions of Windows.

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How to create 3D Worksheets in Excel 2013

Need to summarize a set of worksheets? Excel's 3D reference feature makes it easy.

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Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to something better

Windows 7 Starter was an intentionally crippled operating system. Fortunately, you don’t have to keep it.

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Have operating system, will travel: How to run virtual machines from a flash drive

Virtual machines are usually restricted to a single box, but Portable VirtualBox lets you install VMs on a flash drive so you can run your PC-in-a-PC on any PC.

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How to automate basic PC maintenance tasks

You can keep your PC in ship-shape by scheduling driver updates, backups and more using Windows' own utilities, plus some other (mostly) free software.

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3 time-saving Chrome extensions that maximize your Google search efficiency

Even master searchers can benefit from these search tools for Chrome.

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Save your Word configurations

You put a lot of work into configuring Microsoft Word to your liking. Here’s how to protect those settings.

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How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

Facebook provides a way to sort your friends’ posts by chronology in its mobile apps. This video tip shows you how to access it.

Print anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print

Learn how to print anything from anywhere on any device with Google Cloud Print.

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How to find cheap (or free!) PC games

Who pays $60 for PC games? Not you, after reading this.

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How to change your eBay password

Attention eBay customers: The auction site was hacked, and hacked hard. Here's how to change your eBay password, which you should do RIGHT NOW.

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What you need to know about libraries

They used to call it data, but libraries is a friendlier word. Here’s what you need to know about how Windows stores documents, music, pictures, and videos.

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Get two-factor authentication on the desktop with Authy

A new app lets you generate two-factor authentication codes on your desktop PC. Here's how it works.