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Extend your Wi-Fi network throughout the house

The wireless signal from Aidan's router doesn't reach throughout the house. Here are a few ways to fix the problem.

How to quickly recover lost form data in your browser

Available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, Lazarus is the single most butt-saving extension ever.

Half-caffs and hotspots: How to work productively from cafes and public spaces

Working in a cafe is second (or first) nature for many mobile users. Make the most of your table time with these essential tips.

Protect your Facebook account from hackers with two-factor authentication

Don't be one of those people with a compromised account that spams all their friends.

on techhive.com

How to bring back Libraries in Windows 8.1

For whatever reason, Microsoft disabled this feature in the OS update. Here's how to bring it back.

Use two-factor authentication for your Twitter account

If you want to keep hackers away from your Twitter account, two-factor authentication could be just the thing. But be warned: It's a little awkward to set up...

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What you need to know about privacy, email, and particularly Gmail

Pritesh Singh asked if anyone other than the intended recipient can view files attached to a Gmail message.

Ditch your ISP's modem and change your Internet experience forever

If your ISP allows it, buying and installing your own modem can net you some sweet performance improvements and a cheaper monthly bill.

Advice from an Apple tech: Got a Mac? Get a Dremel!

Does your computer toolkit include a Dremel? It may seem extreme, but a Dremel tool can be handy in a dire situation.

on macworld.com

Where did my volume icon go?

Or: "How come I have to click the System Tray arrow to see my volume icon?"

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How to build a killer Windows 8.1 gaming PC for under $1000

A new OS calls for new hardware, at an affordable price.

How to eradicate Metro from your Windows 8.1 PC

Windows 8.1 makes the modern interface more useful than ever before—but it also makes it easier for desktop diehards to banish the modern UI completely.

Protect your Dropbox account with two-factor authentication

You may have to put in two passwords, but it keeps prying eyes out.

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The mysterious ~$ files--nothing to worry about

Lillian Lim noticed strange files appearing and disappearing. The file names always begin with ~$.

Add a PC Settings shortcut to your Windows 8 desktop

This handy hack gives you quick and easy access to Windows settings.