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How to preview PDFs in Windows Explorer

Pdf previews were once built into Windows’ file manager, but not anymore. Here’s how to get them back.

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How to clean up File Explorer's cluttered Ribbon menu in Windows 8

The Ribbon rocks in Microsoft Office. As an everyday menu, not so much. Here's how to cut it down to size and leave your most-used features intact.

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Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

Make sure you don't get hacked, never lose an image, always have a backup, and keep your online profiles in tip-top, non-embarrassing shape.

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'Should I Remove It?' helps you choose which programs to purge

Is that software useful or just more bloatware? Should I Remove It can give you the answer.

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My hard drive is making scary sounds

A noisy hard drive is probably a dying hard drive. Here's how to get the files off before time runs out.

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How to set up a document scanning system

Here's how to get that perennial resolution to finally stick and make 2014 the year of the paperless office.

Train your Gmail to jog your memory in the new year

If you've got email overload (and who doesn't?) this Gmail trick provides a tickler for important messages and tasks.

Speed up your web browsing with Vimium's keyboard shortcuts

Vimium for Chrome lets you control websites with your keyboard.

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Transfer files between Android and Windows devices

While you could use a direct cable connection to move files between Android and Windows devices, a cloud service works more seamlessly.

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Save your power cables with a little help from twist-ties

Broken cables suck. Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make them last longer.

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Holiday cooking tip: Windows 8's Food & Drink hands-free mode keeps your screen clean

The Food & Drink app's hands-free mode will keep your Christmas ham's succulent juices from smearing your device's display.

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Create a digital Yule log on your HDTV

The weather outside may be frightful, but a fire is so delightful, especially when it's a Yule log. We'll show you how to get one streaming on your HD television set.

Move your libraries to a second drive or partition

"Commander Dave" Turner wants to move his documents, photos, and other data files to another drive